The Ohio Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) conference hosted at Hilliard Bradley High School this week provides many opportunities for educators to test their boundaries. In a figurative sense the innovative ideas and sessions pushed educators past traditional instructional techniques and challenged the status quo; in a literal sense the conference provided limitless physical boundaries for collaboration and communication. The ILE conference included participants from around the world; educators will continue to build their own professional learning networks. Education conferences can’t end on the last physical day and are no longer limited to a single location. Read More
Hilliard City Schools will host a statewide conference that focuses on 21st century instructional strategies for educators. The Ohio Innovative Learning Environments (ILE) conference features respected keynote speakers and breakout strategy sessions that allow teachers and administrators to learn about the latest approaches to effective instructional practices.
“Hilliard City Schools is leading the way in education,” said Superintendent John Marschhausen, Ph.D. “Our teachers and administrators are committed to constantly finding innovative ways to raise the bar for students so that they are ready for the demands of tomorrow’s workforce.” Read More
Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Prize winning psychologist and economist said, “Optimists are normally cheerful and happy . . . they are resilient in adapting to failures and hardships” (Thinking, Fast and Slow, 2011). Today, more than ever, we need more optimists in education. We need these people to take on the myriad of challenges facing schools today. Read More
In his 2004 book Today Matters John Maxwell shares a story about the Tartar tribes of Central Asia. When the tribe spoke a curse against their enemy they didn’t wish for death or sickness, they stated “May you stay in one place forever.” Progress is essential for sustainable excellence; we must continually strive for improvement or we will face the consequences of inaction. Read More
Hilliard City Schools thanks parents and residents for another great school year! Just to name a few of the highlights, the district was ranked first in Ohio for academic growth, top 11 percent in the state for overall academic achievement, implemented energy cost savings projects and maintained 21st century learning opportunities for students. Have a great summer and the district looks forward to greeting students again in August!