ODE Support

Support from the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce

None of this work could have been actualized without the support and partnership of the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce (DEW). The Ohio DEW’s Office for Exceptional Children funded the OH V-LIFTS and AC-SEL grants to develop the web-based professional learning systems for primary and adolescent educators. The Ohio DEW’s Office for Exceptional Children also funds the Ohio Deans Compact. The Ohio Deans Compact supports two professional learning opportunities, the P20 Literacy Collaborative and LETRS professional development, for faculty and staff from Ohio’s institutions of higher education to build their capacity to effectively instruct teacher candidates in the principles and practices aligned with the science of reading. The diagram below shows the connections among the University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center’s literacy-related grants.

The Ohio DEW leadership and staff from the Office for Exceptional Children, Office of Approaches to Teaching and Professional Learning, and Office of Integrated Student Supports participate in multiple aspects of the work, including serving on the Literacy Advisory Council, developing content for the Ohio Literacy Library, leading live training sessions for the LETRS Professional Development, and connecting our team with individuals and groups who are leading literacy in Ohio and across the nation.

ODE Partnerships

Read Ohio Initiative

The UC SDI Center operates in direct alignment with the Ohio DEW’s initiatives including the Read Ohio initiative. Read Ohio is an initiative that supports Ohio’s education systems, administrators, educators, and families in the transition to language and literacy instruction that is aligned with the science of reading and structured literacy approach. The Ohio DEW has curated Read Ohio toolkits specifically for each stakeholder including superintendents, principals, educators, and families. The Read Ohio homepage also includes the Ohio DEW’s timeline for Read Ohio tasks and activities to be completed. We encourage you to learn more about the Read Ohio initiative and explore the available resources related to your role in education.