Blog Posts, Ohio Graduation Series

Successful and Not-So-Successful Strategies for Preparing Each Student for Success

For several years now, Ohio Local Report Cards have reflected progress (or sometimes lack thereof) on high school Prepared for Success indicators. The challenges schools face in raising their Prepared for Success performance are amplified when it comes to Ohio's new-but-not-fully implemented graduation standards: Not enough students have access to graduation pathways in which they… Continue reading Successful and Not-So-Successful Strategies for Preparing Each Student for Success

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Afterschool Professionals Blaze New PD Trail

Afterschool Professionals' Learning Community (APLC) Ready for Kick Off   The Ohio Afterschool Network's new Afterschool Professionals’ Learning Community (APLC) is ready to help your afterschool program succeed. Educational consultants from EnvisionEdPlus and McWatters Consulting led a full-day “train-the-trainer” session in Delaware, OH on September 27, 2017 for a handful of highly-qualified Afterschool trainers from… Continue reading Afterschool Professionals Blaze New PD Trail

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Exploring the Innovator’s Mindset in Mahoning Valley

Recently, I had the pleasure of making new friends and re-connecting with some awesome teachers, leaders and innovators as they gear up for another great school year. The opportunity came about as we assisted Mahoning Co ESC in hosting a site visit for several staff members from Social Finance and Jobs for the Future. You… Continue reading Exploring the Innovator’s Mindset in Mahoning Valley

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#MoltenLava: ‘Straight A’ contributes to statewide culture of innovation

A blog by EnvisionEdPlus President Michele Timmons Canal Winchester Local Schools Superintendent Jim Sotlar has been telling staff, families and community members for years that Canal students are much more than a score on a report card. He has stressed 21st Century skills, STEM (which his team describes as “Strategies that Engage Minds”), and community… Continue reading #MoltenLava: ‘Straight A’ contributes to statewide culture of innovation

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Kenton sets example for school support staff PD

When we talk about creating a positive school culture in which all students feel safe and valued by the adults around them, most of us remember to nod to the staff members who feed, transport, clean up after and otherwise assist students. After all, among school support staff members are the first and last people children… Continue reading Kenton sets example for school support staff PD