EHE Teacher Prep Highest in U.S.

The National Council on Teacher Quality in June rated Ohio State’s overall teacher preparation efforts as tops in the country. Ohio State was the only one out of the 1,200 universities NCTQ reviewed to receive four stars for graduate secondary teacher preparation. The Teacher Prep Review 2013 Report gave the Department of Teaching and Learning […]

How Could a Sweet Third-Grader just Cheat on that Exam?

The line between right and wrong in the classroom is often hazy for young children, and shaping the moral compass of children whose brains are still developing can be one of the trickiest jobs a parent faces. Many parents overreact or misread the motivations of small children, say researchers and educators, when it is actually […]

Trouble Talking to Teen?

Teenagers tend to be withdrawing and many parents are challenged to lead an open communication with them. If parents fail to talk with their kids on a daily basis, how will the parents expect to have a deeper conversation with them when it’s really important? Martha Filipic, a technical editor of OARDC,  shares ideas for communicating with […]

OSU STAR House is a Port in the Storm

Shon, a frequent visitor to STAR House valued the staff and services of this youth drop-in homeless shelter. Shon said his life was saved while faithfully served by the center after he was assualted for his homosexuality. Operating since 2006 as part of a research grant obtained by Natasha Slesnick, a professor in Ohio State’s College of Education […]

‘Play it Forward’ Initiative Scores Touchdown for Local Middle School

Ohio State students and administrators, including Ohio State football head coach Urban Meyer, team members, and the office of Student Life partnered with Lowe’s to dedicate a completely renovated playground on May 30 at the Graham Expeditionary Middle School, 140 E. 16th Ave. The “Play it Forward” initiative has provided the logistical coordination, resources and materials for […]

(7/8-19&7/22-8/2) Dynamic Geometry Computer Camp

As part of the development and testing of an individualized computer geometry curriculum funded by the National Science Foundation, researchers are conducting several summer Computer Geometry Camps on the OSU campus. Researchers will work individually with students in grades 3-8 as students complete activities with computer-screen shapes that can be manipulated and investigated. The software […]

Intervention Specialists Aid Students with Visual Impairments

Nationwide, there is a shortage of trained visual impairment teachers. With support from the School Study Council of Ohio, the college offers an alternative pathway to licensure for intervention specialists working with low-vision or blind students, ages pre-K through grade 12. Led by Peter Paul, the college also offers Ohio’s only university-based certification program for […]

Policy into Practice Covers Vocab in School

The Ohio Resource Center has published Issue 6 of Policy into Practice, which supports the effort of districts to achieve the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee. “How Should We Teach Vocabulary” is co-authored by Evangeline Newton, University of Akron, and Nancy Padak, Kent State University. They offer suggestions that include teaching word analysis strategies using […]

Ohio Education Research Center Calls for 2013-14 Proposals

The Ohio Education Research Center is now accepting research proposals for funding in 2013-14. The OERC is a network of Ohio-based researchers and research institutions that develops and implements a statewide, preschool-through-workforce research agenda to address critical issues of education practice and policy. The Investigator Initiated Research Program provides funds to encourage Ohio researchers to […]