By becoming a teacher you’ve already demonstrated your commitment to providing quality public education to Ohio's children. OEA aims to help teachers meet that commitment by advocating on their behalf at the state and local levels and by providing the tools and resources to be the best teacher in the classroom. As a new teacher you probably have many questions. The information on this website offers tips, advice and resources to help guide you through your first years of teaching.
Early Career Teachers Web Sections
New teachers, as well as experienced educators, can benefit from tried and true tips and suggestions for everything from parent-teacher conferencing to acquiring materials to use in the classroom.
Ohio’s newly licensed teachers are required to complete a four-year Resident Educator Program. Understanding the program, its processes and requirements is the first step to success.
Early career teachers need to know how to successfully participate in the Resident Educator Program, how to grow and develop as professionals and how to meet the responsibilities required by Ohio Revised Code and the Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators.
New Teacher Center releases teacher evaluation report
The New Teacher Center is releasing a new report, Cultivating Effective Teachers Through Evaluation And Support: A Guide For Illinois Policymakers And Educational Leaders, that explores whether a new teacher evaluation law – Illinois's Performance Evaluation Reform Act – provides sufficient growth and learning opportunities for beginning teachers.
While the Guide is customized for policy and school leaders in Illinois, its content may potentially interest a national education audience. The Guide raises important questions about whether teacher evaluation as currently construed and designed can adequately meet the learning needs of beginning teachers.