Introducing Northern Buckeye Professional Learning Group!

NWOCA Instructional Services is excited to announce that we have changed our name to Northern Buckeye Professional Learning Group (PLG). The name is a reflection of our primary mission which is to provide professional learning opportunities to our member districts.

For many teachers, the term professional development unfortunately has negative connotations, we are on a mission to change that! Our range of professional learning opportunities reflect a new approach with the idea of lifelong learning that is personalized and relevant to your individual needs. read more

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Get Google Certified AND Get Credit with our Google Certified Educator Cohorts

Spring registration is now open for our popular Google Certified Educator Level 1 and 2 cohorts! These courses will take an educator through all the necessary skills needed to pass the Google Certified Educator exams, and are at NO COST to our Northern Buckeye member districts.

With on-demand videos and work, you can work at your own pace and complete it at your convenience.  Registration is open now and the course will run from January 18th – April 16th, 2021

Both Level 1 and Level 2 courses offer CEU credit OR graduate credit through Ashland University. The graduate credit is at an additional cost. read more

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Even PD is going virtual!

With the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers all over the country have had to teach virtually, and it looks like this might continue. To that end, Northern Buckeye has revamped some of our professional development offerings to help educators learn about technology, even when we can’t be there together.

We wanted to take this opportunity to share with you some of our virtual services. Remember, all of our professional learning is available at no additional cost for our member districts. Not sure if your district is a member? Check this list. read more

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FREE virtual PD – Ditch Summit 2019

A chill is in the air… houses are decorated… holiday music playing… that means one of my favorite times of year is coming!

Not the holiday season… the fourth annual Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is coming December 21st!

The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is a FREE online conference for teachers founded by Matt Miller, educator and author.  Digital Summit offers you nine great speakers — one new video interview released per day. It brings together some of the brightest minds in education to discuss technology, pedagogy and more. Teachers can generate FREE certificates for professional development credits. read more

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Join Us for the FREE EdCamp of NW Ohio

Do you want to LEARN and SHARE together? Do you want to reignite your PASSION for teaching? Are you interested in trying NEW things? If you answered “Yes!” to one or all of these questions, join NwOESC and NWOCA at Edcamp on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at NwOESC/NWOCA.

Edcamp is an educator-driven and educator-led free conference. The session topics will be created on the day of the event; by YOU, the participant! Participants “build” the conference schedule by posting topics on session boards. read more

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