Multi-State Call for Presenters


Deadline for Request for Workshop Proposals is June 30, 2014!

Please note that the latest communication from Kentucky is that the deadline is June 30th. 

The 21st CCLC Multi-State Conference is September 23-25, 2014 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky

Request for Workshop Proposals  Submission Deadline is on or before: June 30, 2014 (Note – Lead Presenter  will receive $50 off conference registration)

Please submit your proposals utilizing this form: 2014 RFPMultiStatePresenters

Please contact Charlotte Jones-Ward at 614-466-8920 with your questions.

Information Regarding Changes to the Ohio Careeer Information System (OCIS)

As mentioned in previous messages, effective July 1, the Ohio Career Information System (OCIS) will be transitioning to OhioMeansJobs K-12. The initial phase of this transition requires current OCIS users to print or save their Portfolios outside of OCIS. In addition, as of today, students can now register with OhioMeansJobs K-12 and create their Backpacks.

One feature of the Backpack allows a student to upload documents. Therefore, any files a student has saved from an OCIS Portfolio can now be uploaded to his or her OhioMeansJobs K-12 Backpack. This action will not be done automatically. A student will first need to print or save his or her OCIS Portfolio outside of the system. Then, visit to create an OhioMeansJobs K-12 Backpack. There are several resources available to support you and your students with this transition:

o   Click here to log in to your SAFE account and register for a session via STARS.

o   Enter “OhioMeansJobs” in the event name search box (no spaces).

o   Choose 9 a.m. or 3 p.m. on these dates: 4/18, 4/21, 4/23, 4/29, 5/8, 5/12, 5/13 or 5/15.

The documents above are accessible on the department’s website here or by visiting and searching for Career Connections. I encourage you to share this email with your colleagues and look forward to answering any questions you have during an online information session. You also may contact with any questions or concerns.


21st CCLC Student and Teacher Honored

The Partners in Education Academic All Star Award recognizes K-12 students who have exhibited academic achievement, community involvement, citizenship, and leadership in and out of the classroom. Lucy Stoller, a 7th grade student at Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School was recently named an Academic All Star by the Ohio Lottery. She is described as a “great kid” who tries her very best in class each day. She isn’t afraid to ask for help with the subjects that are difficult. She is involved in the school play. She is a hard working student that values her education. She is also a regular attendee of the 21st Century After School Program.

The Partners in Education Teacher of the Month award recognizes outstanding K-12 teachers and faculty for their excellence in the classroom, leadership, creativity and community involvement and dedication on behalf of Ohio students. Mr. Zach Boyer, Special Education Teacher and 21st Century After School Program Tutor and Mentor was recently honored by the Ohio Lottery as a Teacher of the Month. He is described as being a “natural” who cares about the students and wants them to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. The students have a true respect for him. Mr. Boyer is also the WT baseball coach.

Both were nominated by Mrs. Jan Kohart, Site Coordinator of the 21st Century After School Program. For being recognized, they each received an assortment of Partners in Education merchandise from the Ohio Lottery along with a gift card.

If you know a teacher or student that you would like to nominate go to and download the nomination form.