• Worldwide educators go to Ohio College as a part of tour led by OHIO graduate
    College Guidance and Counseling

    Worldwide educators go to Ohio College as a part of tour led by OHIO graduate

    Ohio College hosted 11 worldwide schooling counselors in June, thanks in a big half to an OHIO graduate who organized the journey.

    The educators, together with one principal and 9 profession and steerage counselors from excessive colleges in India, Mauritius and United Arab Emirates, are a part of The International Educator Program (TGEP), which offers secondary faculty counselors with the chance to study concerning the U.S. college system and tour faculty campuses. 

    Syed Jamal, who graduated from Ohio College in 2010 and led the latest go to, co-founded Collegey, the edtech firm by which TGEP is obtainable. Jamal studied within the Communication and Growth Research program in OHIO’s Heart for Worldwide research, the place he earned a grasp’s diploma in worldwide affairs and discovered lots from the Athens neighborhood.

    “My intention was to showcase the OHIO neighborhood to our cohort members in hopes that they might take a small a part of it again to their house international locations,” he stated.

    TGEP works with highschool counselors and college leaders from all over the world and presents them international studying {and professional} improvement alternatives to empower the scholar counseling occupation. The event alternatives embrace visits to high schools and universities within the U.S. and different international locations to study extra concerning the establishments. 

    “These experiences permit the advisors to be the eyes and ears for his or her college students, who will probably be unable to go to faculty campuses within the U.S. earlier than selecting a spot to check,” stated Vicki Seefeldt West, affiliate director for worldwide admissions at OHIO.

    Throughout this summer season’s tour, the TGEP group visited 34 schools and universities throughout the U.S.

    The members of The Global Educator Program are shown in an OHIO classroom
    The members of The International Educator Group toured Ohio College school rooms throughout their go to.

    “It’s been very gratifying visiting Ohio College,” stated Dr. Sonia Soni from the Aditya Birla World Academy in Mumbai, India. A number of college students from her establishment have enrolled at Ohio College prior to now, Soni stated. 

    As the pinnacle profession steerage counselor and a member of the psychology school, Soni stated visiting OHIO and different U.S. universities will assist her have extra knowledgeable conversations with the scholars and oldsters who come to her to debate faculty alternatives.

    Soni was impressed with the experiential studying alternatives accessible at OHIO, and he or she was additionally happy to see the College amenities and discuss to members of the OHIO neighborhood.

    Through the go to, the advisors met with a variety of OHIO personnel, together with representatives from Worldwide Pupil and Scholar Providers, Undergraduate Admissions, Housing and Residence Life, and the Heart for Advising, Profession and Experiential Studying. These conferences allowed them to study scholarships, experiential studying alternatives, worldwide pupil programming, pupil employment and actions, profession companies and alumni connections, and even the packages and actions that assist college students regulate to varsity life and really feel at house at Ohio College. 

    The advisors additionally toured campus and visited Copeland Corridor, Scripps Corridor (together with the brand new Bobcat Esports Enviornment and the GRID Lab), a residence corridor and the Baker College Heart.

    The members of The Global Educator Program are shown in the GRID Lab
    The members of The International Educator Group additionally toured the GRID Lab throughout their time at OHIO.

    The go to additionally allowed OHIO representatives to get to know the worldwide advisors extra, set up new connections and study extra concerning the questions that worldwide college students and their households are asking about schools and universities within the U.S.

    “Having that private relationship makes an enormous distinction for the advisors, the households and for Ohio College,” Seefeldt West stated. “This go to was very useful, and having Syed lead the tour was a very a particular manner for an alum to present again to their alma mater.”

  • Accelerating Studying | Ohio Division of Schooling
    STEAM Initiative

    Accelerating Studying | Ohio Division of Schooling

    Accelerating studying means offering college students with extra, and simpler, alternatives to be taught. Ohio is investing in packages to help colleges and educators similar to offering sources to help districts in choosing high-quality tutorial supplies and creating extra skilled growth alternatives for literacy instruction. As well as, Ohio is investing in packages with a extra direct and fast affect on college students — dedicating $89 million in funding to help high-quality after-school and summer season programming facilitated by nonprofits and $20 million to help a tutoring program that attracts upon greater training college students within the state to offer tutoring to college students within the Okay-12 system.


    Accelerating Studying | Ohio Division of SchoolingAfterschool Baby Enrichment (ACE) Academic Financial savings Account Program

    ($150 million)

    The ACE academic financial savings account program supplies qualifying households with a $500 credit score that can be utilized to pay for quite a lot of enrichment actions that can speed up studying for college students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Go to ACEOhio.org for extra info.


    Image for Summer Learning and Afterschool GrantSummer season Studying and Afterschool Alternatives

    ($89.4 million)

    These funds help partnerships between colleges and community-based organizations that present out-of-school providers that tackle college students’ educational wants and general well-being. Moreover, funds set up or develop complete after-school packages or evidence-based summer season studying and enrichment packages. Programming  focuses on college students most in want of providers, addresses educational and wellness wants, and supplies ongoing help for college students who’re chronically absent or didn’t attend faculty commonly on account of the pandemic. Be taught extra on the Summer season Studying and Afterschool Alternatives Grant webpage.

    Image for Statewide Mathematics and Literacy TutoringStatewide Arithmetic and Literacy Tutoring

    ($20 million)

    These funds tackle studying disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. By this new grant program, faculties and universities are creating or increasing arithmetic and literacy tutoring packages for Ohio college students. This partnership between greater training and Okay-12 colleges will give faculty college students learning to grow to be academics invaluable expertise within the subject whereas college students obtain intensive helps to speed up studying. Be taught extra on the Statewide Arithmetic and Literacy Tutoring Grant webpage.

    Image for Boys & Girls Club Ohio AllianceBoys and Ladies Golf equipment

    ($17.9 million)

    These funds help new and expanded summer season and before- and after-school programming at Boys and Ladies Golf equipment throughout Ohio and, significantly, in cities not already served by Boys and Ladies Golf equipment. By these new and expanded providers, Ohio college students will obtain educational help to reinforce and speed up their classroom studying. The federal aid funds are focused particularly to help college students in underserved areas with high-quality studying sources throughout out-of-school time to complement in-class studying. Discover out extra concerning the Ohio Alliance of Boys and Ladies Golf equipment.

    Image for Ohio Learns 360PBS In-Residence Studying

    ($5 million)

    This initiative supplies academic instruments for college students and fogeys throughout the state by means of a three-year initiative titled, “Ohio Learns 360.” Working in partnership with the Ohio Division of Schooling, Ohio PBS stations will draw upon native, state and nationwide sources to offer alternatives for college students to proceed studying past the college day. By programming, interactive actions and particular initiatives, the stations will leverage PBS sources and training partnerships to deliver a holistic method to assembly scholar studying acceleration wants. Discover out extra about Ohio Learns 360.

    Featured image for Ohio Distance Learning InitiativeCOSI/Ohio Distance Studying Initiative

    ($4 million)

    The Ohio Distance Studying Initiative, led by COSI and a collaboration of meal suppliers, libraries, museums and cultural establishments, delivers free studying kits to underserved youth and households all through Ohio. By a collection of in-person occasions held throughout the state, this consortium of companions delivers hands-on, academic kits (known as Studying Lunchboxes), which give 5 days’ value of studying content material encompassing a variety of topic areas that underserved youth can do at dwelling with their households. The teachings in Studying Lunchboxes are developed in partnership with NASA to show college students about matters like water, nature, vitality and house. Moreover, every occasion website is reworked right into a neighborhood Wi-Fi hotspot, permitting college students and households to obtain studying helps that can be utilized offline. Be taught extra concerning the Ohio Distance Studying Initiative on-line.

    Featured image for Leading MenMain Males Fellowship

    ($3 million)

    The Main Males Fellowship recruits males of colour between the ages of 18-24 and locations them as function fashions and literacy aides in preschool lecture rooms for one 12 months. This evidence-based program is funded by means of a public-private partnership and seeks to maintain younger males of colour in early childhood and training long-term. Be taught extra on the Literacy Lab’s Main Males Fellowship web site.

    Featured image for National Aviation Hall of FameNationwide Aviation Corridor of Fame

    ($2 million)

    The Nationwide Aviation Corridor of Fame (NAHF), the nation’s solely Congressionally-chartered aviation corridor of fame, in partnership with PBS affiliate ThinkTV, is creating and distributing an aviation-focused, STEAM program titled, “Discovering Flight: Studying with the NAHF,” to Ohio colleges most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This system is a multi-faceted academic curriculum for elementary-age kids. Every lesson aligns with nationwide curriculum requirements and grade proficiency outcomes and contains classroom actions, movies, interactive actions and extra sources that deliver science, historical past and the invention of powered flight to life. Discovering Flight additionally contains “Why I Fly,” a collection of quick movies that includes a person in an aviation or aerospace profession. Created by Hemlock Movies, the main target of every movie is to share the world of aviation and aerospace careers with a younger and numerous viewers. “Why I Fly” movies are shared on PBS digital media, the NAHF web site and will probably be out there to guests of the NAHF by means of an interactive kiosk.

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  • Ohio Autism Scholarship funding upped to help families pay for school
    Special Education

    Ohio Autism Scholarship funding upped to help families pay for school

    Ohio Autism Scholarship funding upped to help families pay for school

    Mikey Heine wasn’t going to be able to keep attending Bridgeway Academy, a school that has helped him grow and develop his own sense of self.

    “We were looking at withdrawing Mikey from school because I didn’t make enough (money),” his mom Melissa Peppercorn said. 

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    Mikey, 8, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2, and the following year he started attending Bridgeway, a nonprofit school on the East Side that serves students with the disorder and other special needs. In addition to schooling, Bridgeway offers life skills training and physical, occupational and speech therapy.

    “They give him access to services that we would have to find ourselves or we would have had minimal access to other places,” said Peppercorn, 35.