The Department of Higher Education wants to learn about teacher shortages in order to ensure teacher apprenticeships will meet your region's needs. ESCs and school districts are asked to complete an educator shortage survey. The survey will remain open with no closing date - contact Hilary Swinning, email@example.com, for questions on the survey.
Then, attend a regional meeting to discuss the survey data and learn more about the Teacher Apprenticeship initiative. Share your districts' needs and discuss how ESCs, K-12 districts, local unions, Educator Preparation Programs (EPP) and other interested parties (community colleges, local workforce boards, and community organizations) can collaborate to address educator shortages and support educator candidates by providing a cost-effective pathway to the teaching profession. Registration questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This annual professional learning experience for Ohio educational service center (ESC) staff features state and national speakers, ESC spotlights, expert panels and Ohio Department of Education updates. The conference also provides opportunities for job alike networking. [Presenter sneak peek]
Registration is $399 per OESCA/OTESCA member (5th attendee may attend at 1/2 off) and $425 per non-member. Deadline to register is April 10, 2023. Register today at the following link:
*Members will be billed at a pro-rated rate of $359 per 5-person team. Registrations received after April 10, 2023, are subject to a $25 late fee per registrant. Refunds will be given for cancellations made in writing on or before April 12, 2023. Again, conference attendees may register by clicking HERE:
Exhibitors & Sponsors
OESCA exhibitors and sponsors interested in support the event can register here: https://forms.gle/x31PMTgYZtPW42ki8
Current business partners and other stakeholders looking to engage with Ohio's ESCs can review all sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities and register through the online application HERE.
Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
Book Rooms: https://tinyurl.com/5yzeem5v
Group Code: 307975
Guests may make their reservation with the link above or call the hotel directly (866-233-9393) and reference the group code.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:
In addition, the annual membership meeting will be a forum to:
ALSO PART OF THE SPRING CONFERENCE:
April 16 - OESCA Executive Committee Meeting
April 18 - Franklin B. Walter All Scholastic Student Awards
HS MATH PATHWAYS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION FOR 10 REGIONAL FACILITATORS
For the 2023-2024 school year, ESC staff can apply to be Data Science Foundations (DSF) and Discrete Math/Computer Science (DM/CS) facilitators (up to 10 total facilitators). These positions, similar to current Math Modeling and Reasoning (MMR) facilitators and will include 50 days of work (purchased from your ESC by the ESC of Central Ohio).
See the Request for Information/Application for Math Pathways Facilitators for details.
An information session will be held via Zoom on April 5 at 3:00 pm to provide further clarification and offer time to ask questions. The session will be recorded and posted to the OESCA Math Pathways page.
DEADLINE FOR RESPONSE
The ESC of Central Ohio, fiscal agent for the High School Math Pathways project, will accept responses to the RFI through 4:00 p.m. on April 17, 2023.
Contact: Angie Hamberg, email@example.com.
All ESC staff statewide are welcome to join the Reframing Education Zoom meeting on the first Friday of each month (no meeting in April). Regional coordinators provide information and updates on state initiatives, learning opportunities, and resources and services available to ESCs. ESC staff share successes, discuss issues and network with job-alike peers statewide. Each meeting will follow a standard agenda including updates on ODE Initiatives, featured networks and related resources.
(First Friday of each month) 9:00-10:00am Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/99768034626 (NOTE NEW ZOOM ADDRESS)
[Learn more about ESC Network Regional Coordinators and view recording of previous meetings]
This page provides the latest public policy and advocacy information impacting Ohio's Public Education System and the state network of Educational Service Centers.
OESCA continually tracks and analyzes pending federal and state legislation of interest to Ohio's 51 Educational Service Centers. This information is shared with the OESCA Executive and Critical Issues Committees and membership. General legislative and appropriations measures of interest are outlined below with links to additional information.
FY 2024-2025 Biennial State Operating Budget
This page will serve as a resource for OESCA members and education stakeholders throughout the biennial state operating budget process. Check back often for the latest from Capital Square and related state budget activity.
Enacted State Budget
Membership in OESCA and participation in association events provides Business Members with access to our members and the more than 25,000 employees they represent statewide. OESCA offers numerous opportunities for Business Members to meet our ESC members face-to-face. Our major meetings attract key education leaders throughout the state--the decision-makers you want to reach.
Web ads, newsletter articles, conference sponsorships and tradeshow exhibition opportunities can introduce companies to new prospects as well as strengthen existing relationships. These opportunities also allow our members knowledge of and access to innovative and/or time-tested solutions to the challenges that face educational service providers like ESCs on an ongoing basis.
Interested in becoming an OESCA Business Member? Please find the Overview and Application Here, which contains additional detail about the program and instructions on how to become a Business Member
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Math Pathways is an initiative from the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio Department of Higher Education and the Ohio Math Initiative that focuses on equivalent courses that will satisfy the credit requirement for Algebra 2. OESCA is providing support for the Math Pathways initiative and ESCs have been involved in initiative planning/work groups, have participated in pilot programs and will eventually serve as Math Pathways facilitators.
There are three courses for which teachers can be trained:
HOW CAN ESCS GET INVOLVED IN MATH PATHWAYS?
Applications must be completed online. The form is editable so applicants may revise answers after submitting. A read-only version of each application is available for planning purposes only.