Join area teachers in a special after-school workshop to hear Mark Anthony Garrett, a high-energy motivational speaker, speak on “Teachers Are Heroes: 7 Success Principles for Transformational Teaching.” Everyone is welcome at one of the two upcoming sessions sponsored by Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center.
Sessions will be held on Wednesday, March 8, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Highland High School at 1300 Ohio 314 in Marengo, OH or Thursday, March 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Mid-Ohio ESC at 890 West Fourth Street in Mansfield, OH. Cost is $35 a person, which is payable at the door, but registration required at REGISTER HERE.
“Mark Anthony Garrett wowed the audience at Mid-Ohio ESC’s fall administrative conference,” explains Amanda Mahon, Director of Education at Mid-Ohio ESC. “Many school administrators asked to have Mark Anthony return to the area so teachers could hear his powerful message.”
Garrett’s presentation is designed to rekindle the spirit of teachers by reminding them of the tremendous value they bring to the lives of the children they teach. He shares his strategies, which help teachers stay motivated and inspired.
A successful businessman, Garrett is an international radio talk show host, educational consultant and author. He has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates, as well as in Forbes magazine.
Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center provides high quality, cost-effective, specialized academic/ therapy support services and professional development for school districts in the Central Ohio Region. These include offering alternative educational options, preschool education and printing services, as well as conference center facilities.
A total of 31 high school students learned all that and more at the first "24-Hour Theater Project." Offered by the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center and its Gifted and Talented team, the project gave students interested in the visual and performing arts a chance to immerse themselves in theater from 2 p.m. Sunday until noon Monday.
"It's been incredible," said Jenny Pennell, Mid-Ohio's gifted coordinator. "These students didn't even know each other for the most part. You would not know that to see them now. They bonded very quickly."
After the all-night session, the students presented four short plays to family and friends on Monday morning. They performed on two stages, each with a different backdrop. Several of the plays were about relationships and showed real depth of thinking. The kids worked hard..
MOESC staff and other advisers helped the students through the 24 hours. Jim Cox, theater and performing arts director at St. Peter's School, was one of the acting advisers. "We had a remarkable night — although there were periods where we saw double," he joked. Cox added the skills the students were learning could be transferred to anything they do. Pennell concurred. "In essence, they're practicing their 21st century skills," she said
See the complete article at:
View these videos:
Thirty sixth grade teams and 38 middle school teams recently participated in the Winter Academic Challenge Tournaments sponsored by and held at the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center.
Schools participating included Ashland, Ashland Christian, Colonel Crawford, Crestline, Crestview, Discovery, Foundation Academy, Galion, Lexington, Madison, Mansfield City, Northwestern, Ontario, Plymouth-Shiloh, Sacred Heart (Shelby), Shelby City, St. Mary’s (Mansfield), St. Peter’s and Wooster.
Wooster sixth grade took first place with team members Ethan Keating, Nora Levy, Seth Jarrett, Rosetta Morgan and Maitreyi Purandare.
Wooster sixth grade second place team included Jacob Hannan, Hannah Logiudice, Ryan Hannan, Ben Stavenezer and Alan VanLeiu.
Lexington Junior High team took first place for Middle School with team members Melina Shultz, Gavin Dean, Katie Sheridan, Joanna Halfhill, Megan Coon and Maggie Sheridan.
Edgewood Middle School in Wooster team took second place with Hayden Michel, Ashton Dunlap and Keifer Dilyard.
Elementary school students in grade 4 will compete in the Academic Challenge again on Monday, March 20. There will be a final tournament on May 15. Fifth grade teams compete March 21 with a final tournament on May 16. Sixth grade teams compete on March 27 and May 15. Seventh and eighth grade teams compete March 28 and May 16. The final high school tournament will be held on March 3.All the events are held at Mid-Ohio ESC.
Districts interested in participating in any of the remaining Academic challenge competitions can contact Leanna Ferreira, Educational Consultant at Mid-Ohio ESC at 419-774-5520 ext. 2481.
After 12 rounds of competition, Maggie Sheridan, a seventh grader from Lexington Middle School, is the Tri-County Spelling Bee Champion after spelling the championship word, ‘hermetically’, which means in a way that is completely airtight . Maggie was also this year’s Richland County champion and was last year’s Tri-County champion. Max Phillips, an eighth grader from St. Bernard School in New Washington, was the runner-up.
Thirty-three spellers competed in the bee held on February 9, at Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center in Mansfield. The Tri-County Spelling Bee is comprised of the top twelve spellers in Crawford, Richland and Morrow Counties representing sixteen local school districts.
Every speller received a certificate and the champion and first runner-up received trophies. Certificates and trophies are provided by the Mansfield News Journal.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: Mark Anthony Garrett's "Teachers Are Heroes" workshop includes an emotionally charged message designed to rekindle the spirit of teachers by reminding them of the tremendous value they bring to the lives of the children they serve. This presentation helps validate the premise that every student has the potential to succeed in life no matter what his or her situation may be. Mark shares his strategies, which help teachers stay motivated and inspired during challenging times.
For more Information view the PDF
Wednesday March, 8 at Highland High School
Thursday March, 9 at Mid-Ohio Educational Service center