Resident Educator Consortium

In July 2009, Ohio House Bill 1 mandated a new 4-tier licensure system for teachers in Ohio. The new system includes a four-year resident educator license that replaced the two-year provisional license. The four-year residency recognizes new teachers need sustained coaching, mentoring, and guidance during the initial years of their career in order to ensure long term success as professional educators. Successful completion of the Resident Educator Program is required to qualify for a five-year professional educator license.

To help local school districts implement the Resident Educator Program, the ESC of Lake Erie West has formed a Resident Educator Consortium. The purpose of the consortium is to provide technical assistance and professional development to the important stakeholders in the Resident Educator Program – resident educators, mentors, and principals. The following districts are members of the consortium:

  • Eastwood
  • Elmwood
  • ESC of Lake Erie West
  • Lake
  • Maumee
  • North Baltimore
  • Northwood
  • Otsego
  • Ottawa Hills
  • Penta Career Center
  • Rossford
  • Springfield
  • Sylvania
  • Wood County ESC 

For Information about the Resident Educator Consortium, contact:
Karen Creps
kcreps@esclakeeriewest.org
419.246.3111
419.246.3119 FAX

Kim Sofo
ksofo@esclakeeriewest.org
 

For 2016-2017, there will be one cohort for each group of resident Educators.  All Sessions will be held at the ESC of Lake Erie West, 2275 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43620. All sessions will start at 4:30 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m.

Complete schedule for Resident Educators Year 1

  • RE 1.3 Meeting rescheduled for Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Complete schedule for Resident Educators Year 2

  • RE 2.3 Meeting rescheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Complete schedule for Resident Educators Year 3 (RESA candidates)

The Ohio Department of Education has posted extensive documents on their website to assist districts and schools as they prepare to implement the Ohio Resident Educator Program.

Mentor Toolkit - for individual forms see below.

 

 

The Ohio Department of Education Resident Educator Program

The Mentor Toolkit replaces all the former Resident Educator forms, timelines, and processes.

The Resident Educator Program is standards based.

Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession

Ohio Standards for Professional Development

Mentor Standards

Mentors who where trained before the 2015-2016 program revisions should explore the Mentor Check Up resources on the ODE website.

Mentor Checkup

FEATURED WEB SITES

Mentoring Leadership & Resource Center http://www.mentors.net/
Supported by ASCD, this network provides information and support to mentors.

New Teacher Center http://www.newteachercenter.org
A national organization that provided the framework for the Resident Educator program

 

FEATURED WEB SITES

New Teacher Survival Guide: Planning

www.teachingchannel.org/videos/lesson-planning

 Make the Most of Your Mentor 

http://www.nea.org/home/38344.htm

The 100 Best Video Sites for Educators

http://www.edudemic.com/best-video-sites-for-teachers/

FEATURED WEB SITES

ASCD -- Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development http://www.ascd.org
Resources that support best practices in education across all content areas.

NEA -- National Education Association http://www.nea.org/index.html
Resources that support educators across all content areas.

Teachers.Net http://teachers.net/
Harry and Rosemary Wong’s site w/plenty of resources for new teachers including teacher chat, lesson plans, etc.

IRA—International Literacy Association http://www.literacyworldwide.org/
Resources that support reading education.

NABT -- National Association of Biology Teachers http://www.nabt.org/
Resources that support biology education.

NAEA  --  National Art Education Association https://www.arteducators.org/
Resources that support art education.

NCSS—National Council for the Social Studies http://www.ncss.org/
Resources that support social studies education.

NCTE -- National Council of Teachers of English www.ncte.org
Resources that support language arts education.

NCTM  --  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics http://www.nctm.org/
Resources that support math education.

NSTA—National Science Teachers Association http://www.nsta.org/
Resources that support science education.

NASPE  –  National Association for Sport & Physical Education http://www.playgroundprofessionals.com/encyclopedia/n/national-association-sport-and-physical-education
Resources that support health and physical education.

 OMEA—Ohio Music Education Association http://www.omea-ohio.org/
Resources that support music education in Ohio.

FEATURED WEB SITES

Principles of Instruction – American Federation of Teachers

http://www.aft.org/pdfs/americaneducator/spring2012/Rosenshine.pdf

The Strategic Teacher: Better Instruction, Deeper Learning, Higher Achievement

http://www.thoughtfulclassroom.com/PDFs/TheStrategicTeacher-BetterInstruction.pdf

The New Teacher's Guide to Creating Lesson Plans

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/new-teachers-guide-creating-lesson-plans

Teacher Resources, Lesson Plans, Worksheets and Activities

http://www.theteacherscorner.net/

New Teacher Survival Guide:  Differentiating Instruction

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/differentiating-instruction

Six Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/differentiated-instruction-strategies-pbl-andrew-miller

Using Video to Improve Practice: Do It Yourself!

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/improve-teaching-with-video

Questioning Techniques: Research-Based Strategies for Teachers

http://beyondpenguins.ehe.osu.edu/issue/energy-and-the-polar-environment/questioning-techniques-research-based-strategies-for-teachers

The Strategic Teacher: Better Instruction, Deeper Learning, Higher Achievement

http://www.thoughtfulclassroom.com/PDFs/TheStrategicTeacher-BetterInstruction.pdf

What is inquiry-based learning?

http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/

Understanding by Design Framework

http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/siteASCD/publications/UbD_WhitePaper0312.pdf

Understanding by Design with Grant Wiggins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cagh0H7PPA

Constructivism and Social Constructivism in the Classroom

http://www.ucdoer.ie/index.php/Education_Theory/Constructivism_and_Social_Constructivism_in_the_Classroom

Every teacher has to find the strategies for classroom management that works best for them.  However, most experts agree on the following:

  • Teachers must be consistent in their message and consequences
  • Lay a strong foundation of your behavior expectations early in the school year
  • Follow through with promised discipline when students don't follow the rules
  • Remain dispassionate and unflappable
  • Every day is a new day - give students a chance to start over

 
Featured Web Sites

School Discipline Guidance Package

The U.S. Department of Education, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice, released a school discipline guidance package in January 2014 that is designed to assist states, districts and schools in developing practices and strategies to enhance school climate, and ensure those policies and practices comply with federal law. The guidance package provides resources for creating safe and positive school climates, which are essential for boosting student academic success and closing achievement gaps.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support

A website established by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education that offers extensive resources on established school-wide systems of positive behavior supports. Included throughout the website are suggestions on promoting positive student behaviors in the classroom.

You Can Handle Them All: A Reference for Handling Over 117 Misbehaviors at School and Home

This website describes individual behaviors; identifies the effect of the behavior on others;  discusses what individual student needs are indicated by the behavior; and offers suggestions for action to deal with the behavior.

National Education Association: Classroom Management

A variety of basic suggestions from teachers for effective classroom management

ASCD

The archives of Education Leadership provides some excellent articles on classroom management. Check out the October 2012 issue on Students Who Challenge Us, the September 2008 issue on The Positive Classroom and the September 2003 edition for an article written by Robert Marzano and Jana Marzano.

As newsletters are sent to the participants, an electronic copy is posted here.

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

As newsletters are sent to the participants, an electronic copy is posted here.

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

The Resident Educator Consortium offers several sessions to support teachers who are taking the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). These dates can be found under the schedule of meetings tab.

A collection of resources to help Resident Educators with the Resident Educator Summative Assessment can be found by clicking HERE.

As newsletters are sent to the participants, an electronic copy is posted here.

January RESA Update

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

RESA Webinar Information 9.29.2016

In Year 4 of the Resident Educator Program, participants should engage in leadership activities.  For more information, CLICK HERE.

At the completion of Year 4, Resident Educators who have successfully passed the RESA, can apply for their five year professional license. For more information about license options, CLICK HERE.

Workshops on Legal Issues for New Teachers will be offered at the ESC of Lake Erie West, 2275 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43620 on the following dates from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • August 31, 2016
  • October 19, 2016

Presenters will be lawyers from Marshall & Melhorn, LLC

Registration information will be posted soon.

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