Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 5/27/2020

Explore mathematics through engaging activities in an untraditional environment during this weeklong math summer program for middle and high school students. Discover the richness and beauty of mathematics and have fun! Build skills and confidence and express your creativity. The program especially encourages female and gender nonconforming students to apply.

Dates:

High School - July 6 to 10

Middle School - July 20 to 24

Cost: Free!

Learn more or apply: math.osu.edu/btc-gem

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 4/12/2020

On March 12, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton ordered all Ohio’s public, community, and private K-12 school buildings closed to students due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) state of emergency. This document provides guidance to school districts as they make a good faith effort to determine, to the extent practicable, how to issue grades and provide feedback to students in alignment with their local board of education…

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 4/8/2020
Advocating for an Accurate Count - 2020 U.S. Census

The census rolled out this spring amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  It's important that we keep encouraging our community members to complete the census. Young children are the most undercounted demographic. A recent Supreme Court case eliminated the citizenship question which is hoped to increase the overall response rate. School districts around the country are doing their part to make sure all students are represented. NSBA Release.

The self-response phase of the 2020 Census will…

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Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 3/18/2020

Resources are being updated and posted on this site often. Please check back often. Last updated on 4/22/2020.

Note about items marked At Home Learning: Families and educators with limited access to the internet and a printer may visit these links and print activities and materials for At Home Learning packets.

Advanced Placement

  • Macro Learning - resources for AP® students, their parents, and teachers

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Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 2/18/2020

Take a look at the article below from KnowledgeWorks. 

At the district, building, and classroom level, communication is essential to involving and engaging families in their children's education.  
However, while information and communication is essential, it is not sufficient when the desire is to build true family partnerships. 

While many educators are great communicators and skilled at getting parents and families the information that they need, family and community engagement takes it a step further – not just sharing updates from the district or classroom, but…

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 2/1/2020

"It cannot be ignored that reading proficiency is stagnant or declining at a time when exposure to the printed page is also declining... In one of the success stories, the District of Columbia attributed some of its success to the phase-in of universal preschool for 4 year-olds and most 3-year-olds over the last decade. Preschool is proven to have a positive influence on a child’s readiness to learn when the child gets to kindergarten. Ohio should have a task force working on universal preschool."

Much has been written about reading instruction in the United States over the last six…

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 1/22/2020

Release of English Language Arts I and II Sample Tests

Full-length sample tests for Ohio’s State Tests for English Language Arts I and II now are available in the Student Practice Site…

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Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 11/26/2019

SOY much fun down on the farm!
100 first graders from Reynoldsburg City Schools spent the day at Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory recently. While there, students:
•       made soy ink
•       did a taste test comparing almond milk, soy milk, and cow milk
•       made a cow craft and soybean seed necklaces
•       played games
•       observed a bee colony
•       went on a hay ride
•       picked apples

To visit Waterman Farms visit the following site.

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Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 10/30/2019

Recent research coming out of Ohio State University suggests that while disadvantaged students in poorer school districts may earn lower test scores than those in wealthier districts, students in both settings are learning just as…

Posted by Kim Miller-Smith on 10/7/2019

INFOhio has partnered with Scholastic, the Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio, Stark County Educational Service Center and the Great Start for Great Futures Coalition to offer a day of free professional development for teachers, administrators, curriculum directors, school librarians and other educational staff working with preK-5 students.

Join fellow educators in activities that include exploring best practices, learning more about resources that support Ohio’s Learning Standards, discovering how to use and integrate Scholastic’s resources into the classroom, and…