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The United States Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (2010) asserts that our nation’s ability to compete successfully in the global community depends on the meaningful inclusion of all residents in our educational system, including students with disabilities. In support of this assertion, the Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children offers the following statement of beliefs. Such beliefs, grounded in research and authoritative opinion, are used to guide the Compact’s work:

  1. All students learn to higher levels when held to high expectations and provided the necessary services and supports, and when taught by adults with the necessary competencies and dispositions to support higher levels of learning for all students.
  2. Student learning improves when adults who interact with them learn, and adult learning is most effectively fostered through peer-to-peer feedback and support that is provided through structured collaborative learning teams.
  3. Effective implementation of targeted instructional practices is necessary for meaningful improvements in student learning and educator professional practice to be sustained.
  4. Some instructional practices are more effective than others and all educators should be critical consumers able and willing to examine the effectiveness of practices used in supporting student learning.
  5. The development of collective capacity and shared responsibility at all levels of the system is essential for continuous system learning and improvement.
  6. Increased opportunities and outcomes for all students depend upon shared leadership across the district-wide system that serves to sustain core work in teaching and learning and prepare every learner for meaningful transitions to postsecondary endeavors.

Compact News & Notes

White Paper

Click here for a downloadable copy of the white paper on the state of educator preparation in Ohio, authored by Drs. Elena Andrei (Cleveland State University), Kristall Day (Ohio Dominican University), and Jennifer Ottley (Ohio University).

6th Annual Statewide Conference

We are pleased to announce the Ohio Deans Compact 6th Annual Statewide Conference!

January 23, 24, 25, 2019
The Conference Center at OCLC
Dublin, OH

Click to learn more and register »

Call for Proposals

All Ohio Deans Compact members are invited to submit a concurrent session proposal. 

Click to submit a proposal »

Poster Sessions

All Incentive Grantees will showcase the work they are engaged in through the Ohio Deans Compact.

Submit information about your poster session »

You can also view the Display Board dimensions here »

Quarterly Meeting Highlights

Ohio Deans Compact September 2018

Learn more about September’s featured speaker, Etta Hollins, PhD, and her approach to rethinking and redesigning teacher preparation programs

Learn more »

Compact News & Notes

White Paper

Click here for a downloadable copy of the white paper on the state of educator preparation in Ohio, authored by Drs. Elena Andrei (Cleveland State University), Kristall Day (Ohio Dominican University), and Jennifer Ottley (Ohio University).

6th Annual Statewide Conference

We are pleased to announce the Ohio Deans Compact 6th Annual Statewide Conference!

January 23, 24, 25, 2019
The Conference Center at OCLC
Dublin, OH

Click to learn more and register »

Call for Proposals

All Ohio Deans Compact members are invited to submit a concurrent session proposal. 

Click to submit a proposal »

Poster Sessions

All Incentive Grantees will showcase the work they are engaged in through the Ohio Deans Compact.

Submit information about your poster session »

You can also view the Display Board dimensions here »

~ Ohio Deans Compact ~

Improving the capacity of teacher education, educational leadership, and related services personnel preparation programs in Ohio to better prepare educators to effectively teach and support every child through collaborative inquiry, meaningful partnership, and collective action.