The State Support Team 1 Newsletter for Busy Educators
A Letter from Lynn
Another year has flown by at a record pace. If you are like the SST, some of your goals for 2022 were met, and some…not so much! This time of year is a good time to self-reflect on what did and didn’t get done, and to plan for the endless possibilities in the next school year. No matter your goals for the upcoming year, SST1 will be here to support your efforts in meeting the learning needs of your students and staff. Thank you for reaching out to SST 1 and inviting us in to your world of instruction and commitment to your students. We hope you find time for a break from your routine over the next several months, and that your break is restful and a time to renew your spirit.
Career Connections Summer Learning Opportunities Planned for July
Classes of 2023 and Beyond Graduation Requirements
Restraint and seclusion data collection opens June 6
Restart Readiness Assessments extended through 2024
Ohio's schools and districts have faced extraordinary challenges planning academic instruction in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Ohio Department of Education is providing assessment tools and resources to districts in support of the delivery of educational services through the 2023-2024 school year.
The Department, in conjunction with Cambium Assessment, Inc., is providing a suite of optional online assessments for educators to use in grades 3 through high school. The Restart Readiness Assessments, available for English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, are designed to help schools and districts identify student progress early and receive actionable performance data. These assessments, which may be offered remotely, will be administered using systems with which Ohio educators and students are familiar from the administration of Ohio’s State Tests.
Visit the Restart Readiness Assessments page for more information on these assessments and other coronavirus-related resources provided by the Department.
Updates effective April 15, 2022 to the Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) program.
Updates effective April 15, 2022 to the Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) program
The Ohio Department of Education has made changes and updates to the Step Up to Quality (SUTQ) program. These changes are being implemented to assist programs with reducing administrative burden, as well as in achieving and maintaining their ratings.
A summary of the SUTQ documents that have been created or updated to support these changes is listed below.
All documents are available on the BOLD Beginning website unless otherwise indicated.
Additional information at https://bit.ly/387E6b7
Early Literacy: Free Books for Ohio Children
Register now for the Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity Institute
June 21-23, 2022
8:00 - 3:00
ESC Lake Erie West, 2275 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo
There is still time to register for this wonderful PD opportunity featuring Dr. Elise Frattura,
Co-Founder of Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity. Along with co-presenter Nasif Rogers, Elise will introduce teams to the Four Cornerstone Framework and Process of Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity and how it eliminates inequities in K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions, based on Implementation Science. Additional information on content, team requirement and registration here ICS for Equity Institute.
Summer Learning and Afterschool Opportunities Grant
The Ohio Department of Education awarded $89 million in Summer Learning and Afterschool Opportunities Grants to 161 community-based partners. The Department received more than 700 applications from across the state. Awardees will use these funds to create or expand out-of-school time services that address the academic needs and overall well-being of students most in need of services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
These federally supported COVID-19 relief grants focus on providing direct services for Ohio students who experienced greater disruptions to learning and did not engage consistently in school during the pandemic. Organizations that are receiving funds include community centers, colleges and universities, faith-based organizations, arts centers, neighborhood outreach centers and youth activity centers.
“The Summer Learning and Afterschool Opportunities grants provide students with opportunities to accelerate learning in unique and engaging ways outside of the traditional school day,” Interim Superintendent of Public Instruction Stephanie Siddens said. “These before-school, after-school and summer enrichment programs will help accelerate student learning and address students’ mental health and wellness through academic and tutoring programs focused on literacy, wellness, college and career readiness activities and more.”
Strategies awardees will use to create or expand comprehensive before- and after-school and evidence-based summer learning and enrichment opportunities include reading and math tutoring, mentoring, wellness activities, career counseling support and more.
Additional information about the grant is available on the Department’s Summer Learning and Afterschool Opportunities Grant webpage.
Challenger Learning Center Summer Camps
Community Collaboration for Summer Learning
Institute of Education Sciences offers a Family Video Series for supporting learning at home
Foundations of Family Engagement Course
Our office will be closed June 20th for Juneteenth and July 4 and 5 in observance of Independence Day
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This document/product/software was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, (Award #H027A200111, CFDA 84.027A, awarded to the Ohio Department of Education). The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, and no official endorsement by the Department should be inferred.