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OAC Weekly Snapshot, February 10-14

by User Not Found | Feb 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! We hope you get to spend time this weekend with those you care about the most.

Here are some highlights from our week:


  • OAC/TIF Principals Collaborative – We had a small but mighty group of principals meet Tuesday, Feb. 11 for the OAC/TIF Principals Collaborative meeting in Reynoldsburg. Huge thanks to those who came out! It was a great day of learning and collaborating, with learning sessions on SLOs (Carolyn Everidge-Frey, ODE), eTPES (Carol King, ODE), and the Data Dashboard and using value-added data for diagnostic purposes (Connie Solano, BFK). If you have any questions about the Principals Collaborative, contact Mark Glasbrenner

  • Quality Matters Professional Development Series – We had a productive couple of days meeting with OAC districts and higher education institution partners as part of the Quality Matters professional development series on February 10 and 11. Sessions focused on designing blended courses, technology tools, and collaboration and relationship building. Go here for a recap. For more information about this new professional development series, read this blog post.

  • By Popular Demand: Sign up for Email Notifications on the OAC Collaboration Space – Would you like to receive an email notification when new discussions are added to the Collaboration Space? We are happy to share we've added that functionality! To sign up go here (use your Ohio Portal username and password to log in), click Email Subscription at the right, and click Subscribe. Once you're signed up, new discussions will be delivered to your inbox, and you can unsubscribe at any time. Try it out! Please note, this notifies you of new discussions only. 

    If a specific discussion interests you, you can also sign up to receive email notifications each time a reply is added by one of your peers. To sign up, click on the specific discussion from this page, click Email Subscription at the right, and click Subscribe. Please note, if you post a discussion or reply to an existing discussion, you will automatically be subscribed to receive email notifications when your peers reply to that specific discussion. You can unsubscribe at any time.

    If you have questions or problems with this functionality, please contact Julie Vujevich.

New Resources and Discussions

Discussions and resources continue to grow on the OAC Collaboration Space (use your Ohio Portal username and password to log in). Here are some of the latest conversations and resources, including a few shared through the OAC blog and Twitter @OHAppCollab:

  • We ♥ our Dual Enrollment Partners – Linda Knicely (@LindaKnicely) shares indicators of ineffective and highly effective relationships as defined by OAC districts and Institutes of Higher Education partners during the Quality Matters professional development series that took place February 10 and 11. Read blog post

  • Walk-Throughs that Work – Have you visited the OERC Learning Network? Dr. Suzanne Franco, an education researcher at Wright State University, recently posted a summary of research on effective walk-through practices. Go here to learn more and share your experiences.

  • What is Mastery? This discussion continues to grow. What does mastery look like in your classroom? See what your peers have to say and share your thoughts.

What's Next

  • CLP Regional Meetings – CLP regional meetings are scheduled throughout February. All meeting times will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. We look forward to covering topics including the Leadership Team Study profiles; ACT data; dual enrollment and professional development needs; and Straight A work and OAC 2.0. Mark your calendars for the following dates/locations:
    • East: Feb. 19, 12:30-3:30 p.m., OU-Zanesville Campus Center (rescheduled from Feb. 5)
    • Southeast: Feb. 19, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Best Western Hotel in Caldwell (note change of location from Lori's Restaurant)
    • Southwest: Feb. 26, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Circleville High School
  • Leading and Learning Collaborative Workshop – The final Leading and Learning Collaborative Workshop will be held on March 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark, Ohio. Register your team now. Join the conversation on Twitter leading up to and during the event using the hashtag #BFKSOAR.
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Happy weekend!