Spending reductions in the five-year fiscal forecast or positive performance on other approved fiscal measures.
College Ready Ohio allows participating districts to reduce costs on technology, digital resources, professional development, and other classroom resources such as paper, copying, and printing. Identified teachers will receive intense, ongoing professional development. These teachers will act as catalysts for change within the school by driving the adoption, curation, and creation of digital content in their high school curriculum. Each student enrolled in a catalyst teacher’s course during the academic year will receive mobile technology to use throughout the academic year. These catalyst teachers will also build digital resources to share with other teachers in their subject area and provide professional development to teachers in their school in a “train the trainer” approach. Principals and district leadership will participate in OSLN’s Leadership in the Digital Age Institute, to drive a statewide culture of change at the highest levels of district leadership. By building capacity for leading professional development and strategic visioning within the catalyst teachers and the school administrators, College Ready Ohio is creating a sustainable and replicable model for reducing ongoing professional development costs for schools and districts. Districts will document additional systemic reductions, which further reduce operating costs ensuring long-term program sustainability beyond the life of the project.