OFT Update - Professional issues 11.20.16

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Report echoes teacher voice on improving education

A report summarizing conversations with stakeholders statewide very closely mirrors what we have been saying about education - namely that poverty has a huge impact on children, more wraparound services are needed, testing needs to be reduced, and teacher evaluations should not depend so heavy on test results. Learn more.

Register for Dec. 13 OLAC Action Forum

OFT is proud to partner with the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC) to provide leadership development opportunities to our members. This year's OLAC Action Forum will highlight voices from the field - superintendents, principals, teachers - sharing how the OLAC tools and resources impact their districts, schools and classrooms. Register and learn more.

Teacher voice needed on review of academic content standards

It is critical for OFT members to share your thoughts on Ohio's academic content standards. The review process is now open for review of Ohio’s Learning Standards in science, social studies and financial literacy. Provide your input.

Ohio Standards Advocates launches website, resources

OFT's collaboration with the Ohio Standards Advocates offers us many resources to help teachers enhance their instruction of Ohio's New Learning Standards. Check out professional learning resources, planning guides, classroom resources and a new weekly email newsletter on their website.

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OFT Update - Professional Issues is an e-newsletter of the Ohio Federation of Teachers.