Category Archives: Around the State

What is a Seal of Biliteracy and What Will It Mean for Ohio Language Learners?

Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education On November 30th, the Ohio Legislature passed Ohio Senate Bill 3, which – among other things – created a provision for an Ohio Seal of Biliteracy. … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Around the State, Uncategorized, Winter 2017 | 1 Comment

Around the State: Is Your SLO Suffering From An Identity Crisis?

Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education The SLO (Student Learning Objective) is suffering from an identity crisis. An SLO gets lots of attention early in the school year when teachers pre-assess students … Continue reading

Posted in Around the State, No. 1 - Fall 2016, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

AROUND THE STATE, Still Front and Center: Ohio’s Learning Standards for K-12 World Languages

Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education In seemingly the blink of an eye, three years have already gone by since Ohio adopted revised World Language learning standards. With a clear focus on … Continue reading

Posted in Around the State, Vol. 54, No. 2 - Winter 2016 | Leave a comment

ODE Announces Changes to the Resident Educator Program Requirements

ODE Announces Changes to the Resident Educator Program Requirements Does this affect a teacher you know? Lesley Chapman French Teacher, Sycamore High School OFLA Beginning Teacher Committee Chair Are you or someone you know a Resident Educator? If so, you … Continue reading

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AROUND THE STATE

ODE and OFLA Team Up to Help Resident Educators Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education Education moves at a non-stop pace and this has never been more evident in Ohio during the … Continue reading

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ODE Around the State

OTES – Will It Stay or Will It Go?!? Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education Since the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System, better known as OTES, first came onto the Ohio educational scene, … Continue reading

Posted in Around the State, Vol. 53, No. 3 - Summer 2015 | Leave a comment

ODE Around the State

Putting Proficiency-based Learning into Perspective: Shift Happens! Ryan Wertz, Kathy Shelton and Paula Sondej, World Language Consultants, Ohio Department of Education Centuries ago Aristotle imparted this bit of wisdom: “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” When … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Around the State, Vol. 53, No. 2 - Winter 2015