English Language Arts The State Board of Education has adopted the Common Core State Standards in English language arts as part of Ohio's New Learning Standards for academic learning. The Kindergarten - Grade 12 standards will be fully in use in Ohio classrooms by 2014-2015, when assessments that align to the standards are in place. ODE encourages districts to start implementing the Ohio's New Learning Standards now to better prepare students for 2014-2015 and beyond. Introduction to Ohio's New Learning Standards for ELA, Model Curriculum, and Assessment Content Standards Checklist for Evaluating Web Resources Is the Web a good research tool? This question is dependent on the researcher's objective. As in traditional print resources one must use a method of critical analysis to determine its value. Here is a checklist for evaluating web resources to help in that determination. Authority:
Resources for Teachers Step 1: Choose a Skill Each lesson can be used multiple times with the same students. Choose different reading material each time. The Daggett System for Effective Instruction The Daggett System for Effective Instruction (DSEI) facilitates a coherent focus across the entire education organization—organizational leadership, instructional leadership, and teaching—on the development and support of instructional effectiveness to improve student achievement. The noted objectives support instructional effectiveness at each level: Organizational Leadership Create a culture of high academic expectations, positive relationshipsEstablish a shared vision and communicate to all constituent groupsAlign organizational structures and systems to the visionBuild leadership capacity through an empowerment modelAlign teacher/administrator selection, support, and evaluation.Support decision making with relevant data systems Instructional Leadership
Online Debate Network - ODN Rules Rules and Expectations The following will outline the privileges and expectations of membership of ODN. Please feel free to address any questions regarding policy to any of our staff. We're here to help you get the most out of your ODN experience. DiversityThis community has a diverse group of people, ranging in all ages, religions, races, etc... This is a community where we learn from others and sometimes teach others through the discourse of debate.
Archived: Effects of Technology on Classrooms and Students A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n Change inStudent andTeacherRoles When students are using technology as a tool or a support for communicating with others, they are in an active role rather than the passive role of recipient of information transmitted by a teacher, textbook, or broadcast. Digital Leadership We know that it takes more than just devices to ensure the success of a digital initiative. Educators require the professional learning to change their practice in order to transform school culture and instruction. Our Digital Leadership & Learning solutions target the specific needs of leaders and teachers to grow awareness, develop expertise, and establish sustainable change for moving the needle on student learning. Our services are driven by education experts who have walked-the-walk with technology initiatives, who have seen firsthand what digital learning success looks like, and who are prepared to apply their expertise to improve leadership, teaching, and learning in your school or district. Leading our practice area is ICLE Senior Fellow Eric Sheninger. Our blended approach to professional learning includes the following opportunities:
Using Technology In The Classroom Technology has always been a major focus on EducationWorld.com. This archive compiles many of the features we have done on the subject of using technology in the classroom. Many of these articles have been updated many times or even rewritten as technology changes. That said, due to the ever-changing nature of technology, there will be articles on this list that are a little past their prime period of usefullness. If there are any that you would like us to update or redo, please drop us a line. Social Networking Tips for Teachers Social networking in the classroom?