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Ohio Credit Flexibility


The Ohio Credit Flexibility Community of Practice (CoP) is dedicated to providing Ohio educators, parents, community members and other stakeholders the opportunity to share ideas, experiences, and expertise to support the local implementation of the Ohio Credit Flexibility Policy.

The purpose of the Credit Flexibility CoP is to provide support in the implementation of the credit flexibility policy through the establishment of a statewide, collaborative learning community that engages stakeholders as essential partners and change agents and leverages their experience and expertise to:

  • Drive Strategy
  • Solve Problems
  • Promote the Spread of Best Practices
  • Develop Professional Skills

The Ohio Credit Flexibility CoP will serve as a central repository of information related to credit flexibility and all members are encouraged to share information about best practices, available resources, upcoming events, relevant news articles and more. It is also interactive, providing an opportunity for dialog. Moderators exist to help facilitate discussions on various topics of interest that have state, regional and local impact. These discussions can be around credit flexibility policies and practices, emergent ideas, requests for assistance, and opportunities to connect education with community and economic growth initiatives.

How you can help:

  • Post announcements for upcoming webinars, conferences or other events that can help build capacity for local implementation
  • Share processes and procedures you've developed for local implementation (e.g. assessment plans, approval processes, local policy)
  • Share templates and other artifacts that could inform the thinking of others in the state
  • Start an online discussion to get feedback and input from your statewide colleagues on issues you are facing regarding local implementation 
  • Join practice groups to help inform the development of supports

Recent Announcements

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* Innovate to Educate: System [Re]Design for Personalized Learning: A Report From The 2010 Symposium
Posted on Wednesday 17th November 2010, 8:35am by Tori Cirks
In August 2010, the Council for Chief State School Officers, ASCD, and SIIA hosted a symposium on personalized learning. The final report from that symposium is now available.

"Symposium participants jointly identified the following top ten essential elements and policy enablers of personalized learning:

"Essential Elements
1. Flexible, Anytime/Everywhere Learning
2. Redefine Teacher Role and Expand “Teacher”
3. Project-Based, Authentic Learning
4. Student Driven Learning Path
5. Mastery/Competency-Based Progression/Pace

"Policy Enablers
1. Redefine Use of Time (Carnegie Unit/Calendar)
2. Performance-Based, Time-Flexible Assessment
3. Equity in Access to Technology Infrastructure
4. Funding Models that Incentivize Completion
5. P-20 Continuum and Non-grade Band System" (p. 7)
* Webinar on October 28: Offering High School Credit Through Expanded Learning Opportunities
Posted on Monday 18th October 2010, 9:41am by Tori Cirks
Offering High School Credit Through Expanded Learning Opportunities

Join us for a Webinar on October 28

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

This webinar will highlight the New Hampshire Extended Learning Opportunities (NH ELO) Initiative that seeks to offer credit to high school students for learning that occurs outside of the traditional classroom setting. Developed by PlusTime New Hampshire and the state department of education, NH ELO allows students to pursue learning of personal passion and interest while earning academic credit, based on a pre-determined set of academic competencies. Participating high schools are working on systemic changes to provide students with greater access to credit bearing learning opportunities, with a focus on engaging underserved youth.

Presenters will include:
Paul Leather, Deputy Commissioner of Education, New Hampshire Dept. of Education (NH)

Janice Hastings, VP of Program & Resource Development, Plus Time New Hampshire (NH)

Moderated by:

Ben Aiken, Program Associate, AYPF (DC)
Space is limited. Please click on the "Register Now" button below to reserve your space!

Title: Offering High School Credit Through Expanded Learning Opportunities

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

* September 21 ODE Web Conference: Follow Up Q&A
Posted on Monday 20th September 2010, 6:09pm by Tori Cirks
Join the discussion boards to continue discussing your credit flex questions regarding physical education, career-technical education, and world languages.

Physical Education:

Career-Technical Education:

World Languages:

Recent Discussions

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Wednesday November 17th, 2010 1:32pm

Engaging Families and Communities in Credit Flexibility

Tuesday October 12th, 2010 9:59am

Credit Flexibility Communications

Monday September 20th, 2010 6:08pm

Credit Flexibility and World Languages

Monday September 20th, 2010 6:08pm

Credit Flexibility and Career-Technical Education

Monday September 20th, 2010 6:07pm

Credit Flexibility and Physical Education