ERIC Number: ED463251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher Professional Development in Ohio.
Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
This report examines teacher professional development in Ohio, highlighting the Local Professional Development Block Grant and the role of Local Professional Development Committees (LPDCs). Data come from nine school district case studies and surveys of school district treasurers. Funding sources are often restricted to a subject area, group of teachers, or reform effort. The Local Professional Development Block Grant, however, can be used to support any type of professional development. Ohio has shaped professional development with new teacher licensure standards, LPDCs, and the Continuous Improvement Plans. Districts access different regional service providers to help plan and provide teacher development activities. LPDCs are critical to ensuring that teacher development is aligned with districts' Continuous Improvement Plans. Lack of time, discretionary funds, and evaluation efforts hamper professional development efforts. The report offers recommendations for improving school districts' ability to offer effective professional development. Appendixes include programs featured in the 2000 and 2001 Professional Development Line Item, federal formula grant programs used for teacher development, transition from certification to licensure, legislative history of local professional development block grants and local professional development committees, and overview of requirements for LPDCs from Ohio Revised Code Section 3319.22. (Contains 43 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Legislative Office of Education Oversight, Columbus.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio