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Presence in Teaching Workshop

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The Southeast Ohio Disability Consortium

Leadership and Advocacy Summit


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COST Opportunities 2014 - 2015

Consortium for Overseas Teaching

Ohio University is a member institution of COST. The COST program allows teacher candidates to fulfill their Professional Internship requirements while living abroad and student teaching for an extended period. The COST experience provides professional and personal growth in ways that are increasingly important for teaching in the United States.

Do you want to be a more effective educator? Are you interested in experiencing cultural immersion without needing prior fluency in the language? COST is for you!

Find out more with our brochure HERE.

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Kids On Campus

Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium

Saturday 20 September 2014, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Morton Hall 237, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701-2979

Registration is open for the Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium on Saturday 20 September 2014 at Ohio University in Athens.  Registration and parking are FREE.  Lunch will be provided.  Who should attend?  The symposium is intended for all mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, university and college faculty, and all others interested in STEM education.  This year's theme is STEM for One, STEM for All!  The symposium will feature a morning keynote speaker, concurrent sessions, an afternoon plenary session, a panel discussion on co-teaching, and time for networking and conversations.  Attendees are encouraged to make 12- or 30-minute presentations on a STEM education topic of their choice.  For questions about the symposium, contact Mary Harmison (597-9006) or Courtney Koestler (593-0118).  Please register if you plan to attend.  To register, click here.

The Southeast Ohio Disability Consortium

Reframe, Refresh, and Remind

Friday, October 17, 2014

  • An event uniquely focused on the issues and resources related to transition in Southeast Ohio that provides an avenue to reframe the challenges of our community as opportunities.
  • A professional conference dedicated to refreshing the knowledge of professionals preparing high school students for transition to employment and/or post-secondary education.
  • A setting that allows for the development of a knowledgeable network of peers with common interests and goals to help remind us of the role we play in lifelong outcomes of the students we serve.


Who: High school personnel, vocational rehabilitation counselors, post-secondary disability service professionals, special education students and faculty, career and technical educators, and others working to support the transition of students with disabilities.

Where: Athens Meigs ESC, 21 Birge Drive, Chauncey, OH 45719

When: Friday, October 17, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Keynote by Katherine Betts, Intercultural Specialist at The Ohio State University:

A Place At The Table; Including Disability in the Diversity Conversation        

Concurrent Session Topics Include:

                        Independent Living Skills – “What’s In Your Transition Toolkit?”

                        Transition Considerations for Students with Mental Illness

                        Planning for Transition to Post-Secondary Education

                        Connecting Students to Services with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

                        Ohio Longitudinal Study – What Supports Positive Outcomes for Students

                        Post-Secondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

                        Employment First-What is it?  What are the outcomes thus far for the SE region?

IEP Compliance: What Your District Needs to Know

Registration is available online at:

Contact Carey Busch at or 740-593-2620 for more information.

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Professional Education/Advanced Standing Meetings

Acceptance into Professional Education is required to take 2000 level Education classes or higher.  To apply for Professional Education, you must be close to completing 30 hours. 

The meeting dates for Professional Education are:

  • Wednesday, October 1     1:00 pm           McCracken 214A
  • Tuesday, October 21        10:00 am           McCracken 324
  • Friday, November 14         9:00 am           McCracken 214A
  • Friday, November 21         2:00 pm           McCracken 104


Acceptance into Advanced Standing is required to take 3000 level Education classes or higher.  To apply for Advanced Standing, you must be close to completing 60 hours.

The meeting dates for Advanced Standing are:

  • Wednesday, October 1               2:00 pm           McCracken 214A
  • Tuesday, October 21                  11:00 am           McCracken 324
  • Friday, November 14                 10:00 am           McCracken 214A
  • Friday, November 21                   3:00 pm           McCracken 104


Attention Special Education Majors:

For those wishing to apply for Special Education Selective Admissions to begin Block II in fall of 2015-16, the deadline will be Friday September 26, 2014 at 5:00pm.  Application and directions can be found at  Be sure to include your most recent and complete DARS with your application. It is strongly recommended that applicants use the rubric to assist in preparing their narrative.



Student Early Childhood Organization

WHEN: Every other Tuesday (starting Sept. 2nd) @ 9PM

WHERE: McCracken Hall, Room 104

WHAT: Volunteer and work with the children of the Athens community

  • Elementary Schools (math night, carnivals, school plays, etc.)
  • Athens Community Center (Halloween Party, childcare, etc.)
  • Community Festivals (Indian Mound Festival)
  • Children’s Museum of Discovery
  • Kennedy Museum of Art (Family Day, Siblings Weekend Festivities)


Show up at a meeting or contact Kelsey Lekich at for more information!