Ohio Appalachian Collaborative Blog

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OAC Weekly Snapshot March 24-28

by User Not Found | Mar 28, 2014


  • Earn Professional Practice Badges!
    We're excited to introduce the second badge of the professional practice badge series—the Tweet Badge! Educators are increasingly using Twitter to connect with, learn from, and share with educational peers near and far. By earning the Tweet Badge, you will learn the basics of Twitter and how to use Twitter to connect with other educators and enhance your practice. Ready to get started? Click here to download the Tweet Badge Requirements document. 

    Already have a Twitter account? No problem, you can still complete the badge—you just have a head start!

    Don't forget about the Personalized Learning Share Badge. This is another great opportunity for you to connect, learn, and share with your OAC peers on the Collaboration Space around personalized learning. See what others have been sharing and start earning your Share Badge now! 

    Please contact Julie Vujevich with questions.
  • Join the OAC for our first Twitter Chat
    Speaking of Twitter, we're looking forward to the first OAC Twitter chat that will take place Wednesday, April 2 at 8 p.m. Join the Personalized Learning Connectors to talk FIP. All you have to do is log into Twitter at the time of the chat, search the hashtag #OACteach, and watch and participate in the conversation. If you tweet, make sure to include the hashtag!

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:

  • Chrome Extensions and Apps
    Lisa Potts from Mid-East posted an extensive list of Google Chrome extensions and apps for teachers and students, check it out here.

  • Third Grade Reading Guarantee
    Several teachers have been wondering about guidance from ODE on setting up a district policy, you are not alone! Does anyone have a "sample policy" they could share? Add it here.

  • STEM – What are others doing?
    There are new posts sharing what folks are doing with STEM education in their district, keep the conversation going here!

  • What makes an effective team? Reflections on the OAC Leadership Team Study
    Mark Glasbrenner of Battelle for Kids shares findings from the OAC Leadership Team Study here

What's Next

  • OAC/TIF/Straight A Superintendent Webinar
    Join us for the next superintendent webinar Monday, April 7 from noon to 12:30 p.m. Log in information will be emailed to superintendents.

  • Quality Matters Professional Development Series
    The Quality Matters Professional Development Series will continue on April 9 at Battelle for Kids and will focus on designing blended courses, collaboration, and planning. Contact Pam Noeth with questions or for more information.

  • OAC Principals Collaborative
    The next meeting is Tuesday April 15 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Ohio Agricultural Center. Get registered here.

Have questions? Add a comment below.

Happy almost-Spring weekend!