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Columbus City Schools happy to announce a new, streamlined transcript and information request process!
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Posted Monday, January 16, 2017

The 2017 Dublin Literacy Conference theme this year is Read. Think. Wonder. It features two keynote speakers: Kwame Alexander (yes, the author of the CCS newly-adopted 7th grade novel, The Crossover) and Cris Tovani (noted literacy and workshop consultant); and two featured authors: Cynthia Lord and Kristine Mraz. Learn more about the conference and find links to the brochure and online registration at http://www.dublinschools.net/dublinliteracyconference.aspx.

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Posted Sunday, January 15, 2017

Attend one or all four of the upcoming sessions if you are looking for ways to enhance your students' writing and analysis skills across all content areas. The focus will be on specific concepts, tools, and techniques that you can take back to the classroom. All sessions are facilitated by Brandi Lust, owner of Learning Lab Consulting.

2/21--Writer's Workshop: The focus will be on student-centered peer feedback in the workshop model. Learn more and get registration link here: http://www.escco.org/event/writers-workshop-getting-better-writing-series-option-1-ashland-university/.

2/28--Argument, Literary Analysis, and Developing a Thesis: Get models for engaging students in critical thinking and using images as scaffolding for analyzing texts. Learn more and get registration link here: http://www.escco.org/event/argument-literary-analysis-and-developing-a-thesis-getting-better-writing-series-option-2-ashland-university/.

3/9--Creative Writing and Research: Explore a model of creative writing that is rigorous, engaging, and incorporates research. Learn more and get registration link here:

http://www.escco.org/event/creative-writing-and-research-getting-better-writing-series-option-3-ashland-university/.

3/16--Assessment and Grading: Participants will get a copy of Carol Jago's Papers, Papers, Papers book in this session that will focus on decreasing grading time and enhancing feedback and student reflections.

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Posted Sunday, January 15, 2017

Apply by February 15th to be part of the Middlebury College Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Experience the intensity and challenge of working under the guidance of notable writers in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction workshops. See more about the opportunity at http://www.middlebury.edu/bread-loaf-conferences/bl_writers. Applications can be found at https://breadloaf.submittable.com/submit.

NOTE: If you are interested in attending, but hesitate because of the cost, know that there is money for Ohio Public School Teachers through the Bickimer Fellowship.

Read more about it here:

http://www.middlebury.edu/system/files/media/OH%20fellowship%20description%202017.pdf.

Apply for it here:

http://www.middlebury.edu/system/files/media/OH%20fellowship%20application%202017.pdf.

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Posted Sunday, January 15, 2017
The next PACE meeting will be held on January 26 at 6:30 at Berwick K-8. The topic will be Summer Programs, and there will be representatives from area summer programs on hand to share about the offerings for students. There will also be a representative to talk about scholarships for gifted students interested in pursuing these programs. Join us and learn about ways to keep your gifted scholar engaged over the summer!

PACE Flier January 17
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Posted Thursday, January 12, 2017
Gifted service and placement informatin for the 2017-2018 school year will be sent home by the first week of March with selection forms due back to the Gifted and Talented office by March 27. Stay tuned for more details! [...click for more]

Posted Thursday, January 12, 2017
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