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  • December 12, 2017 6:25 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The State Board of Education adopted a model policy for violent, disruptive or inappropriate student behavior, including excessive absences. It stresses prevention strategies and alternatives to suspension or expulsion. Districts can adopt all or parts of the model policy according to their needs. They also may use the model policy when updating their local policies to align with House Bill 410 requirements.
     
    That law says districts and community schools must have local policies that outline their interventions and plans for students who miss too much school. Districts and community schools should review their policies to determine if they need to update them or create new ones to satisfy HB 410. Per law, districts and educational service centers updating their policies should work with their local juvenile court judges, parents and guardians, and appropriate state and local agencies.
     
    Find the model policy here. Send questions about the model policy or HB 410 requirements to school_improvement@education.ohio.gov.


    Click here for more information

  • December 07, 2017 8:27 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)


    Stephanie Jolliff,  was awarded the National ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award on Dec. 6, 2017.  Stephanie is the Agricultural Instructor and FFA Adviser at Ridgemont Schools, has taught for more than 20 years. Stephanie coached students and teachers to create and engage in more than 1,800 hours of community service annually and wrote over $250,000 in grants to conduct community service projects. Projects designed by her students were: free Summer Youth STEM Camps, Ohio Statewide Safe Driving Seminar, Summer Farm Safety Program, Domestic Violence Prevention Programming, Gardening for Hunger, Cancer Fundraising Walks, Community Technology Nights, Agricultural Advocacy campaigns for local organizations and farmers , and numerous other community projects. She enriches engagement in community service for teachers, as well as students, by connecting service-learning projects, experiential learning, STEM, agriculture, and CTSO organizations with community partners. Stephanie serves on the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance Board of Directors, Ohio FFA Board of Directors and is the past president of the Ohio Association of Agricultural Educators.


  • December 03, 2017 9:49 AM | Christina Materni (Administrator)

    The following Ohio CTE students have been selected as Ohio's five CTE Presidential Scholars Program semi-finalists.  Each of the semi-finalists will be invited to apply to the National Presidential Scholars Program. This is the third year that career technical students will be represented among the US Presidential Scholars. Out of all the applicants nationwide, 20 CTE students will accepted and invited to Washington D.C. in June as national scholars.


    Kami Carleton - Mid-East Career and Technology Center - Dental Assisting

    Casey Ruckman - Sylvania Northview High School - Aerospace Engineering

    Moyesh Khanal - Delaware Area Career Center – Application Dev. and Programming

    Tara Sprandel - Butler Tech - Biomedical Science

    Shawn Monahan Jr - Canton McKinley High School - Pre-Engineering


    Click here to learn more about Ohio's Semi-Finalists!


    Congratulations to the semi-finalists, their instructors and their schools! For more information about the Presidential Scholars Program, click here.

  • December 03, 2017 8:00 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)
    The State Board of Education has approved several Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rule changes that now affect educators seeking supplemental, short-term substitute and alternative resident educator licenses. Another rule change will assist educators who have worked at schools out of state when they wish to renew their Ohio professional educator licenses.  

    Alternative resident educator license reflects Senate Bill 3. The rules now reflect changes made in state law through Senate Bill 3, effective March 2017 by first removing the content area coursework requirements for the initial alternative resident educator license. Additionally, those pursuing the alternative career-technical workforce development license must complete a university-approved performance-based assessment rather than the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). OAC 3301-24-19 and 3301-24-22 

    • Supplemental license course requirement removed. This one-year license allows an educator with a currently valid standard teaching certificate or license to teach in a supplemental area. A qualified individual is no longer required to complete coursework in the content area of the supplemental license he or she is seeking. The educator, however, must successfully complete the required content exam for the licensure area to obtain an initial supplemental license at the employing Ohio school district’s request. Be aware of the requirements to renew a supplemental license and seek standard licensure in the supplemental area. OAC 3301-24-14  
    • “Short-term” definition for substitute licenses expanded. Individuals who hold short-term substitute teaching licenses now may teach for 60 (school) days during the current school year. Ohio schools and districts must employ an individual with a long-term substitute license for periods longer than 60 (school) days. OAC 3301-23-44  
    • Out-of-state teachers can renew their Ohio professional licenses more easily. A change in the professional development rules will help an educator who previously held, or currently holds, an Ohio professional license but has been teaching outside Ohio under a standard teaching license in that state. Such an educator may fulfill the professional development requirement for renewing an Ohio license with continuing education units completed since the issue date of the out-of-state license. The rules now allow renewal of a current or expired professional Ohio license with professional development completed to keep the out-of-state license current, if the continuing education relates to classroom teaching or the licensure area. OAC 3301-24-06  
    • Pupil activity permit requirements updated. In accordance with Ohio Senate Bill 252 (Lindsay’s Law), the rules now reflect the annual sudden cardiac arrest training requirement for pupil activity permit holders. Additional amendments include clarification of who is required to hold a pupil activity permit. OAC 3301-27-01  
    • Twelve-hour and 40-hour temporary teaching permit qualifications reflect state law changes. Individuals who have at least a bachelor’s degree or significant work experience in the subject area they will teach now qualify for a 12-hour or 40-hour temporary teaching permit. OAC 3301-23-41
  • December 03, 2017 7:24 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)
    More than 68,000 high school students in Ohio took college classes during the 2016-17 academic year, earning college credit while meeting their high school graduation requirements and collectively saving more than $144 million on the cost of higher education.


    The Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) today released details on the second full year of Ohio’s innovative College Credit Plus program, which allows college-ready students the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.

     

    Students from public, private and in-home schools participated in College Credit Plus, and the program is open to college-ready students in grades 7 through 12. Because the program is funded with state education dollars, and tuition rates negotiated with Ohio colleges and universities, there is little or no cost to participating students and families.

     

    The program’s second-year numbers are up from the 2015-16 academic year, when slightly more than 54,000 students participated at a total savings of nearly $124 million on college tuition.

    Click here to read the entire article.

  • December 03, 2017 6:00 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has scheduled three information sessions across the state this month for those interested in learning more about Community Connectors, the state's mentorship grant program, in advance of the expected opening of applications for the next round of grants in February. The state has $8 million in available funding for the grants.

    The schedule of information sessions is as follows:

    - Tiffin -- Monday, Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m., Vanguard-Sentinel Career Center, 793 E. Township Rd. 201, Tiffin, OH 44883.

    - Archbold – Thursday, Dec. 14, 1-3 p.m., Northwest State Community College, 22600 State Route 34, Archbold, OH 43502.

    - Chillicothe – Friday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-noon, Adena Regional Medical Center, PACCAR Medical Education Center, 446 Hospital Rd., Chillicothe, OH 45601. 

    To register, contact Nasrin Javid at nasrin.javid@education.ohio.gov or call 614-995-4018.

  • December 02, 2017 10:44 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Members of the Ohio Advance CTE/STEM Leadership Caucus met at Boeing, Aerospace and Tech Center in Heath Dec. 1 to discuss ways to increase acknowledgment that CTE encompasses the STEM disciplines; form more bonds between educators and business; and align education efforts with Ohio’s business needs.

     

    STEM is everywhere and so much a part of career-tech education that many people don’t realize CTE/STEM are one and the same, said Christine Gardner, co-chair of the Caucus along with Aimee Kennedy of Battelle.  “Career-tech is STEM and vice versa, but the two have existed as separate ideas, even though they provide the same high tech education.  One of the goal’s of the Caucus is to promote how integrated CTE and STEM really are,” Gardner said.

     

    Rick Platt, President and CEO, Aerospace and Tech Center, hosted the meeting and members of the Caucus toured the facility and gained an understanding of their workforce needs.  Eric Burkland, President of the Ohio Manufacturers Association was a guest speaker.



     

    Members of the Caucus are:

    Christine Gardner - Executive Director - Co-Chair - Ohio Association of CTE

    Aimee Kennedy - Senior Vice President of Education - Co-Chair    - Battelle

    Cheryl Hay - Director of Project Talent Acquisition - JobsOhio

    Chuck Speelman – Superintendent - Tri-Rivers Career Center

    Pegeen Cleary - Executive Director of Workforce Development, CTE - City of Columbus Schools

    Meka Pace - Executive Director - Metro Schools

    Richard Smith – Superintendent - Ohio Hi-Point Career Center

    Scot McLemore - Manager of Talent Acquisition and Deployment - Honda

    Joyce Malainy - Superintendent - C-TEC

    Chris Rouillard - Chief Engineer - Boeing Guidance Repair Center

    Brian Bachtel - Assistant Principal/Career Education Director - Kent City Schools

    Rick Pate - Director of Secondary Programs - Hamilton City Schools

    Harry Snyder – Superintendent - Great Oaks Career Center

    Nate Bishko - Director of High School Excel TEC - Mayfield City Schools

    Tess Elshoff - President - State School Board President of Ohio

    Stephanie Lammlein - Chief Administrative Officer - BioMed STEM Academy

    Shaun Yoder - Chief Strategy Officer and Director of External Partnerships - Ohio Department of Education

    Ryan Burgess - Director Office of Workforce Transformation – Ohio Governor’s Office

    Stephen White - Central Ohio District Director and Counsel - Office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman

     

    The Caucus was formed by US Senator Rob Portman.

  • December 02, 2017 10:00 AM | Christina Materni (Administrator)

    One of the featured presentations at the Ohio ACTE Legislative Seminar Jan. 17-18 in Columbus is  a discussion of changing workforce needs, including panel members representing the changing the Ohio Manufacturers Association; Ohio Chamber: Columbus 2020; and human resources director from Honda.  The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.


    The annual Legislative Seminar will take ploace Jan 17-18, 2018 at the Sheraton at Capitol Square, Columbus. The seminar will also include legislative updates on initiatives impacting CTE  and time to meet with your local legislators.


    To view the tentative agenda, register and make hotel reservations, click here. 

  • December 02, 2017 9:00 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    The application form for schools seeking STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] or STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) designations is now available, the Ohio Department of Education announced.

    Schools seeking the designations should submit a letter of intent by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 20, and final proposals are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018.

    Applications are available at https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Career-Tech/STEM.

    The Ohio STEM Learning Network is hosting a live webinar for schools interested in the designations on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Information about registering for the webinar is available at https://tinyurl.com/ydcxnyrr.

  • December 01, 2017 7:30 AM | Ohio ACTE (Administrator)

    Ohio high schools and career-tech centers can apply for $10,000 competitive grants to implement Advanced Career pathways in STEM fields during the 2018-2019 school year. Ohio and its partners – the Southern Regional Education Board’s High Schools That Work and a consortium of states – developed several career-tech programs aligned to the 21st-century workplace in multiple pathways. The grant must be used to implement new Advanced Career pathway curricula. A current grant recipient can apply for an additional grant to develop a new curriculum but cannot use grant money for programs it is currently implementing.

     

    To take advantage of this funding opportunity and adopt an Advanced Career curriculum, complete and email the response form, posted here, to Dan Stacy by Dec. 31, 2017. Please attach to the response form a description of the pathway your school has selected and how you plan to implement the course offerings. Responding schools must sign a memorandum of understanding outlining their commitment to training and other program requirements. Direct questions to Dan Stacy at (614) 644-6325.

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