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Top 5 OAC Blog Posts of 2013

by | Jan 08, 2014
Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday break and are beginning to thaw from these record low temperatures. 

As we continue our journey together, we thought it'd be interesting to take a quick look back and share the five most popular blog posts of 2013. Here they are:

1. Third Grade Reading Guarantee in the OAC

Part one of an ongoing Third Grade Reading Guarantee blog series by Judy VanVoorhis (Battelle for Kids) focuses on sharing background information and begins to identify gaps OAC/TIF districts are experiencing when implementing strategies to address the initiative.

Other posts in this series can be found here:

2. Teacher Effectiveness and Student Perception Surveys—Using Perception Data to Support Improvement of Student Outcomes

Jackie Miller (Brown County ESC) and Kim Davidson (New Miami Local Schools) share information about student perception surveys and how the data can be a powerful tool in measuring teacher effectiveness.

3. Third Grade Reading Guarantee: Five Lessons Learned When Supporting District Implementation

The most recent post of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee blog series by Judy VanVoorhis (Battelle for Kids) shares information about the K-3 Teacher Think Tank, made up of OAC and SOAR educators, and how this team is working together to support districts when implementing practices and strategies to address the initiative.

Other posts in this series can be found here:

4. Personalized Learning: Challenging Time, Place, and Space

Alea Barker (Crooksville Exempted Village Schools) shares more about the OAC Personalized Learning Network, including the vision, connections to other initiatives, and supports.

5. Connected Educator Spotlight: Joel Moore

Throughout Connected Educator Month in October, the OAC highlighted five OAC/TIF connected educators. In this post, Joel Moore (River View Local Schools) shares his experiences and advice to educators.

Other posts in this series can be found here:

We'll continue to use the OAC Blog to highlight best practices, initiatives, and district successes in 2014. We encourage you to sign up to receive blog posts via e-mail

The Collaboration Space is also a great way to connect and learn with your OAC/TIF peers. Check out the discussions and resources, and join a conversation or share a resource! Use your Ohio Portal username and password to log in. And, of course, don't forget to follow the OAC on Twitter @OHAppCollab.
 
Welcome to 2014—a year filled with new possibilities and exciting opportunities for our students.