Highlights from the April 17th Meeting Held at the Ohio University Inn
At the April 17th CORAS meeting held at the Ohio University Inn in Athens, Ms. Deborah Meier was presented the Hick's Executive in Residence Award. Ms. Meier, a nationally recognized advocate for public schools accepted the award while encouraging those present to continue to fight for the resources needed to support our schools. Ms. Meier's presentation followed a series event sponsored by CORAS, The Patton College of Education and the Samuel I Hick's Endowment Fund. More information on Ms. Meier's accomplishments can be found at DeborahMeier.com.
CORAS President David Branch and Dean Renee Middleton Present the Hicks Award to Deborah Meier
Ms. Meier addresses CORAS membership.
On Monday, April 16th Ms. Meier's presented to a standing room only setting of university faculty and students and on Monday evening she once again presented to a group of 72 community members, teachers, board of education members, students and regional administrators at Federal Hocking Secondary School in Stewart, Ohio.
Click here to view Deborah Meier's Presentation: "The Importance of Public Schools in a Democracy"
Other speakers at Mondays meeting included comments from Executive Director Mike Shoemaker, Kirk Hamilton, Executive Director of BASA and Paul Mock of OSBA.
Executive Director Mike Shoemaker and BASA Executive, Kirk Hamilton address CORAS members.
Highlights from the March 15th Meeting Held at the Olde Dutch Restaurant in Logan, Ohio.
Dr. Aimee Howley briefed the group on the history of research undertaken at Ohio University on behalf of CORAS. Associate Director Cindy Hartman then initiated a brief round table discussion asking for new research topics of interest and also possible program/speaker opportunities for the coming year.
Dr. Brad Mitchell of Battelle for Kids then explained the workings of the Ohio Appalachian Collaborative around the topic of Teacher Evaluation and then introduced a panel representing three participating school districts. The four-member panel discussed their experiences from administrative and classroom teacher points of view.
The next meeting of CORAS will be held April 17th at the Ohio University Inn. The guest speaker will be 2012 Hick's Executive in Residence, Ms. Deborah Meier. Her topic will be "The Importance of Public Schools in a Democracy." Ms. Meier will also participate in a public forum on April 16 from 5:30-8:00 PM where she will discuss the "Power of a Teacher." The public is invited to attend this forum but need to make reservations by contact Lori Spencer at: email@example.com.
Highlights from the January 26th Meeting Held at Eaglesticks
in Zanesville, Ohio
Don Washburn, SEO Virtual STEMM
Promoting College and Career Success
Rich Seils, Coordinator of University Partnerships
Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
Jon Tafel, Executive Director, Central Ohio College and Career Success Network
Thomas Ash, director of Governmental Relations
Buckeye Association of School Administrators
Highlights from the October 18th Meeting Held at the Olde Dutch Restaurant in Logan, Ohio.
Dr. Don Washburn, Director
Southeastern Ohio VSP
Meri Johnson, Curriculum Supervisor/Consultant
Amy Bain, Gifted Coordinator
Clermont County Educational Service Center
SB5 Legal Perspective
Nicole Dombrowski, Attorney
Proponents and Opponents for SB5 Referendum
Highlights from the September 13 Meeting Held at the Olde Dutch Restaurant in Logan, Ohio.
President David Branch welcomes CORAS members to a new year and encourages those present to embrace COMMON SENSE as they move forward with the best interests of their districts in the year to come.
CORAS members at the September, 2011 meeting.
Urban Scholar, Shannon Kee, shares some of the important similarities of struggles experienced by urban and rural students as they strive for educational opportunities.
Dr. Paul Madden of Shawnee State University explains the goals of the Souteast Ohio Teacher Development Collaborative (SEOTDC). One important initiative will be to develop an Online Professional Development Workshop: Mentor Quality Matters.
Nolan Marx, a consultant working with Chillicothe City School District, explains the student leadership program: The Leader In Me. This program for school aged children is patterned after Steven Covey's 7Habits of Highly Effective People and strives to develop leadership skills in children by: 1. Providing a mindset that allows children to see themselves as leaders; 2. Giving students a skillset to actually lead; and 3. Providing a toolset to lead in a principled manner. To learn more about this program, contact Jon Saxton at 1-740-804-4273.
Debbie Campbell of BASA discusses budget concerns and the upcoming Fall Conference.
HICKS EXECUTIVE-IN-RESIDENCE HONOREE RECEIVES AWARD AT THE CORAS MEETING TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010.
Charol Shakeshaft received the Hicks Award and was honored for her achievements. Pictured with Dr. Shakeshaft is, left to right: CORAS President, Bill Brelsford, Associate Dean of Education and M.C. for the event, Dr. Aimee Howley, CORAS Executive Director, Dr. Dennis Meade and this year's honoree, Dr. Shakeshaft.