Have you registered for the 2013 Professional Conference at Kalahari Resorts? Time is running out! Book your room by May 15 for a discounted rate. Click on the Events & Registration tab for registration information, and read on below for Professional Conference updates and events!
2013 OAESA Professional Conference Exhibitor information can be found here.
Apply for the Ohio Instructional Leadership Academy!
May 21, 2013
The Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Education Association, the Ohio Federation of Teachers, the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators and Race to the Top, is thrilled to announce the inception of the Ohio Instructional Leadership Academy (OILA). Made possible through generous funds from Ohio's Race to the Top grant, OILA will allow 150 Ohio building administrators and teacher leaders to receive leadership education while creating a collaborative culture within their school. The academy will provide the skills and knowledge a successful instructional leader needs to ensure the academic achievement of each student.
For more information, visit ohioila.org
Updated Information Regarding Student Growth Measures from ODE
May 21, 2013
The Ohio Department of Education has updated information
regarding student growth measures on their website. According to ODE:
growth measures (SGMs) are a method for determining how much academic
progress students are making by measuring growth between two points in time.
In essence, any assessmentavailable to educators will be considered
astudent growth measure when used to evaluate progress or growth,
provided the assessment is rigorous and comparable across classrooms
New documents include a student growth measures FAQ and
other pertinent information can be found here.
Professional Conference 2013 Officially Mobile
May 6, 2013
Want to use your smart phone or iPad to organize your time at the Professional Conference? There's an app for that! With our new Professional Conference app, you can create a personalized conference schedule, read about every clinic, see a map of Kalahari, view speaker handouts on your mobile device, and connect with other conference attendees. Click on the link above to get started! If you would like other attendees to learn about yourself, send your name, school information and an optional photo to email@example.com so we can get you networking. Join the conversation! #oaesa13
Join the Conversation!
April 19, 2013
Many administrators and school districts have embraced social media and mobile apps for communicating with parents, students, and other community members. As an organization that is a reflection of its members, OAESA is excited to be using social media channels for this year's 56th Annual Professional Conference! If you haven't already, follow OAESA on Twitter @oaesa, and be sure to like us on Facebook!
For those in the Twitterverse, use #oaesa13 to chat with us and other members about the professional conference. This hashtag will be used at the conference as well, so you can ask questions to our presenters, discuss new ideas with other "Tweeps," and stay informed about conference news. Also stay tuned for information on a Tweetup on Tuesday following afternoon clinics.
Want to use your smart phone or iPad to organize your time at the Professional Conference? There's an app for that! With our new Professional Conference app, you will be able to create a personalized conference schedule, read about every clinic, see a map of Kalahari, view speaker handouts on your mobile device, and connect with other conference attendees.
Stay tuned for more info and, for now, join the conversation!
Professional Conference 2013
Windows & Mirrors: Framing Your School's Culture
April 5, 2013
The 2013 Professional Conference will be here sooner than you know! Join your colleagues for excellent programming and plenty of networking opportunities. Listen to keynote speaker Lonnie Mooreas he presents about "leaders building school culture." Author Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived books series for children and editor of Scholastic's Storyworks magazine will speak on the Common Core State Standards at the awards luncheon.
Attend breakout sessions on important topics, such as the Third Grade Reading Guarantee, OTES and OPES, Common Core Standards, Urban Concerns, and Shared Leadership, just to name a few. Meet new colleagues, visit with old friends, and make connections that will strengthen yours ties in education throughout the state.
And do ALL of this in the beautiful Kalahari Resort where you can bring your family to enjoy a little R&R poolside (www.kalahariresorts.com)
The discounted room rate for the conference is $144 per night for Desert (sleeps up to 6) and Hut (sleeps up to 4) rooms. Reserve your room here.
Sign up today to reserve your spot #OAESA13
Call For Trade Show Exhibitors!
April 5, 2013
OAESA is seeking exhibitors for the Trade Show featured at the 2013 Professional Conference. This is a chance to connect face-to-face with over 200 of Ohio's elementary school administrators. The trade show is June 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the beautiful Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio. Conference attendees will be given ample opportunities and incentives to visit booths throughout the day, giving exhibitors maximum exposure to attendees. Exhibitors will receive a free buffet luncheon and a discounted rate at the resort (if booked by May 19) should they choose to stay overnight.
For more information, see: 2013 Trade Show Exhibitor Packet
Invitation to Serve for 2013-2014
April 5, 2013
There is no better time to get involved in your professional organization and take advantage of the opportunity to connect with other members who share your interests. Take some time to look over OAESA's wide range of committees. If you find one of which you'd like to be a part, fill out the Invitation to Serve!
OAESA Staff and Board Members Attend NAESP Leaders Conference in D.C.
February 27, 2013
This week, members of OAESA's Executive Board of Directors attended NAESP's National Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. While there, members called upon Congress to support and create new policies that strengthen professional development for principals, create early childhood programs that will allow every child access to early education as well as new policies that support high-quality leadership mentoring programs that sufficiently instill standards of performance in the principalship.
Job-Hunting? You're In The Right Place
February 27, 2013
If you are a member of OAESA, you have full access to our job center, updated daily with job postings from all over the state in many different types of positions. Whether you're looking to get your foot in the door in administration or simply moving regions, take a look. Many applications are due soon, so be proactive and apply today! Click on the "Job Center" button above to get started. Some applications require visiting an outside website to apply.