Focus: The 4-8 Academy will meet the needs of the diversity of teaching assignments in grades 4-8 for both general and special educators. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the latest information and resources. Teachers will be placed in tailored mini sessions which will include technology, assessment literacy, content area updates and value-added data for teachers of ELA and mathematics. The afternoon of day 2 will be devoted to teacher collaboration as participants apply new knowledge toward creating or updating lessons to meet the rigor of Ohio’s New Learning Standards. You are encouraged to bring existing lesson plans or resources to engage in these activities.