Yet even that elides what is almost certainly the main

Only it’s not surprising. We’ve known for a long time that nearly every teacher creates, customizes, or “curates. Their own lesson plans and materials (hello, Teachers Pay Teachers!). A little of this is appropriate and beneficial but too much results in lost coherence. There’s also good evidence to suggest that teachers simply aren’t very good […]

In 2018 teachers and leaders in Wisconsin’s Mount

Horeb Area School District made the decision to adopt a new math curriculum called. Bridges in Mathematics” and produced by The Math Learning Center. Students in this small town in southern. Wisconsin were doing reasonably well on state math tests, but teachers had noticed that they “struggled when given. More challenging math work” including problems […]

Taking curriculum implementation seriously

I’ve made no secret of my fervent belief that curriculum is the overlooked lever in education reform. Replacing the slapdash, incoherent, and under-nourishing mélange of materials to which the typical. U.S. student is expose with a more rigorous and thoughtfully sequence student experience holds. Promise unmacho by the “structural” reforms favorite by policymakers. Over the […]

The teaching profession hasn’t historically been

This limitation could be why TFA is the only sizable nontraditional training program currently operating in Ohio. It’s the only one that isn’t require to adjust its existing model of pedagogical training to fit within the state’s parameters. Obviously, there are nontraditional programs that have been willing to jump through these hoops. But many of […]

Bolster effectives nontraditional teacher preparation programs

Given the growth of nontraditional preparation programs nationwide—and the fact that not all of these programs are effective. Lawmakers must walk a tightrope between widening the teacher pipeline and ensuring that educators who are grant licenses are well-prepare. One way to do so would be to require the Ohio Department of Higher Education to. Establish […]

Allow out-of-state teachers trained by nontraditional

But requiring coursework at all—no matter how much—is a significant barrier, as taking these courses is expensive and time-consuming. That’s especially true for out-of-state teachers, who have already jumped through licensing hoops elsewhere. Passing the Foundations of Reading exam should be enough to signal that an out-of-state educator is qualified to teach literacy in Ohio. […]

Three ways to strengthen Ohio’s teacher pipeline

Last spring, state officials published data indicating that fewer young people are entering the teaching profession. Teacher attrition rates have risen, and troubling shortages exist in specific grades and subject areas. In the weeks that followed, Ohio lawmakers took advantage of the biennial state. Budget to enact several policies aimed at addressing these issues. Their […]

Students in achieving their education and career goals

Clearly, Ohio has taken seriously its charge to implement career pathways. But although the programs and initiatives mentioned above are positive steps forward. It’s important to recognize that Ohio hasn’t yet crossed the finish line. Each of the aforemention areas has weaknesses that must be address. For example, it’s important for the state to ensure […]

Careers pathways offer work-based learning

WIOA asserts that a career pathway should offer education “concurrently with and in the same context. As workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation.” One example of such training is work-base learning. To this end, Ohio has established guidelines for work-based learning. Opportunities and offers a tax credit certificate program for employers that […]

A primer on career pathways implementation in Ohio

Career pathways enable students to attain a secondary school diploma and at least one recognized post-secondary credential. In 2019, Ohio lawmakers passed a revised set of graduation requirements that made room for career pathways. Under these standards, students must not only complete course requirements to earn a diploma, but also demonstrate both competency and readiness. […]

Career pathways align with industry skill needs in state

Alignment between career pathways and workforce needs ensures that students are effectively. Prepare to work in fields with plenty of opportunities and well-paying jobs. Here again, Ohio’s efforts with industry-recognized credentials come into play. To be include on the state’s approve list. A credential must be recognize by multiple Ohio employers within an industry sector. […]

The bottom line is that by enacting supportive facility policies

Career-technical education (CTE) has become a significant priority for Ohio leaders and lawmakers over the last several years. For those who aren’t familiar with CTE, or who may have outdated views about what it offers students. This increasing emphasis may be surprising. To fully grasp why leaders and lawmakers are right to invest so much […]