We’ve worked with Ohio High Schools that Work on delivering resources to teachers. They’ve got a major conference coming up in a few weeks so we grabbed some time with Joyce Odor, a Regional Coordinator with the group, to get more detail. Kelly, from Battelle Education, will be presenting at the conference on our new project with the Literacy Design Collaborative on science education. Read about it here.
Welcome Joyce! Tell us about the Ohio School Improvement Institute.
The 16th Annual Ohio School Improvement Institute (OSII) is Ohio’s premier individual and team professional development for educators, with an emphasis on the needs of middle and high school learners. The event is held on November 19 and 20, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus. The Institute provides a variety of presentations on research-based strategies and best practices. Opportunities are provided for networking with colleagues from other schools/districts.
Why are you involved?
As a promoter and facilitator of school improvement, I believe this institute is one of the best ways for Ohio educators and administrators to share best practices and resources. The format allows for collaboration and sharing among sites which is often scarce due to the responsibilities and limitations of the normal school day. This year is special due to the commitment of key organizations, Ohio HSTW, Ohio ASCD, and Ohio College Tech Prep, in collaborating to plan this event.
Who should attend?
Although middle school, high school, and career center teachers and administrators are the target audience for this conference, district administrators and post-secondary educators are encouraged to attend as well.
What will I learn which I can take back and use immediately in my classroom?
The format of this event allows for customization of learning based on attendees’ interests and needs. In any breakout session time slot, there are 12-15 sessions offered on a variety of topics. In some sessions participants may learn new content and skills while in other sessions they will learn of new resources for classroom use.
How do I register?
The registration process can be accessed through the HSTW Ohio Regions homepage. The cost is $250 per person or $225 per person for a team of four or more.
Since the number of sleeping rooms at the hotel is limited, it is recommended that you reserve a room as soon as possible.
To access all information about the Ohio School Improvement Institute, go to the following link: www.hstwohioregions.org. On the home page you will see a box titled, “The Ohio School Improvement Institute.” In this box there are links to the institute registration and the hotel reservations. Links to additional conference information are also available in this box.
Thanks for all that information Joyce!