OTES 2.0 BRIDGE Training

For: Administrators Transitioning to OTES 2.0

About this workshop...

The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System 2.0 Bridge Training is required for existing OTES 1.0 credentialed evaluators to address shifts with OTES 2.0. Bridge Training is a pathway that leads to OTES 2.0 re-credentialing with the objectives of:


1.) Promoting an understanding of the procedures within OTES 2.0 and how they differ from OTES 1.0.

2.) Promoting an understand and application of the OTES 2.0 teacher performance rubric while learning to collect evidence that demonstrates teacher performance.

3.) Applying lessons learned and best practices from OTES 2.0 implementation to date.

4.) Learning about and identifying High Quality Student Data (HQSD).


Upon completion of the OTES 2.0 Bridge Training evaluators (participants) may re-credential through the new on-line credentialing system. The OTES 2.0 Bridge Training will provide a better understanding of the OTES 2.0 Framework and Model, allow practice of skills and allow for sharing of resources and best practices in educator evaluation.

About this Hybrid OTES 2.0 Bridge Training...

Audience: Supports evaluators who have been previously credentialed as evaluators under OTES 1.0 who are ready to transition to 2.0. (Not required to be currently credentialed in 1.0).


Structure: This is a hybrid training with online asynchronous learning (using Google Classroom) and participation in synchronous learning session(s) via Zoom required. Participants are required to complete all the asynchronous coursework and attend required Zoom(s) within the selected two week window.


Session Offerings:

May 10 - 21, 2021

June 21 - July 2, 2021

July 12 - 23, 2021

August 9 - 20, 2021


Each session will be limited to 30 participants.


Registration must be completed in the state's OHID Portal in the "Training & Registration System" (STARS) (https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal).


Use keyword search: NPESC OTES 2.0


***Please be sure your profile information and email address in the STARS system is up-to-date before registering.***


Registration fee: FREE for administrators from NPESC's member districts and $100 per person for non-member districts payable to "NPESC."


Contact Andrea Smith at asmith@npesc.org with any questions.