OFT partners to provide professional learning for middle grades teachers

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OFT and the Ohio Middle Level Educators will offer a professional learning seminar for middle grades teachers featuring best practices for instruction March 17. Read about the conference and register now for Middle Level Instruction that Works.

This one-day seminar is specifically designed for regular and special education teachers and administrators working with students in grades 4-9. Discover research-based strategies that can align curriculum, instruction and assessment to increase the effectiveness of teachers and administrators and improve student learning. Miami University's Voice of America Learning Center is located just off I-75 in West Chester, midway between Cincinnati and Dayton.

The Ohio Middle Level Association partners with Ohio Schools To Watch, Ohio Department of Education, Ohio Federation of Teachers, National Forum To Accelerate Middle Grades and Otterbein University to offer the conference.

A variety of middle level teachers and principals from middle level schools across Ohio will share their best practice strategies for improving the success and academic achievement of all middle level students. Breakout sessions will focus on the following areas:

Instructional Strategies that best meet the needs of middle level students

Aligning Common Core Standards with rigorous formative and summative assessments

Creating Career and College Ready systems to prepare middle level students

Designing middle level  learning organizations that establish norms, structures, and organizational arrangements to  support and sustain their trajectory toward excellence.

Dru Tomlin will deliver the keynote: Stepping Up for the Critical Middle Level. As director of middle level services for the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE), Tomlin is committed to educational improvement. A former teacher and administrator, he also has been a school system staff development trainer and a faculty member for AMLE's Leadership Institute.

Register now.