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Virtual Bridge Training for OTES 2.0
Thursday, August 6, 2020
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 The Ohio Department of Education has redesigned the OTES 2.0 Bridge Training to make it available virtually. This online option will be available ONLY DURING COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. This virtual option is being offered FREE OF CHARGE. Course discussions and activities supported by ESCNEO state trainers, Mindy Geschke, Christy Roshong, and Kathleen Scott.

Things to consider:

  • To be eligible for OTES 2.0 Bridge Training, participants must have been credentialed as evaluators under OTES 1.0. This credential need not be current.
  • Districts not implementing OTES 2.0 during the 2020-2021 school year may elect to register evaluators for this virtual training.
  • This is a blended learning module which is primarily asynchronous and self-paced with participation in AT LEAST ONE synchronous learning session required.  The synchronous sessions will be offered during the full week of the session window:
  • OTES 2.0 Rubric Session:  Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 
    (8/11/20; 9/15/20)
  • HQSD in OTES 2.0:  Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    (8/12/20; 9/16/20)
  • Reconciling Ratings:  Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    (8/13/20; 9/17/20)

Registration Information:

  • Registration must be completed through the OH|ID portal, in the Training and Registration tile.
  • Search “virtual” in event name to find the Virtual OTES 2.0 Bridge Training

 Questions: Please contact Mindy Geschke  at


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