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WGTE works closely with resources in our community in order to benefit the educators we serve. Below is a list of some of our partners in northwest Ohio and beyond.
Claire’s Day is a signature line of service of Read for Literacy, dedicated to inspiring children and families to be lifelong readers through exposure to a variety of literary opportunities and experiences. Read for Literacy and volunteers honor Claire Lynsey Rubini, who passed away from a heart condition in 2000 when she was just ten years old. These programs and services embrace her favorite activities, including telling stories, dancing, making crafts, and most of all, reading. In 2016, WGTE staff served nearly 700 children by distributing free books and reading activities at the festival.
The Instructional Technology Integration Partnership of Ohio (ITIP Ohio) is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of further promoting the use of instructional technologies in Ohio's classrooms. WGTE is an organizer partner with ITIP to host an annual state-wide summit featuring Google Apps for Education for more than 850 attendees. ITIP offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities. These activities are available via online classes, face-to-face trainings, webinars, videoconferences, regional meetings, mini-conferences, and this website.
Lourdes University is an independent, Roman Catholic and Franciscan university located on 127 acres in suburban Sylvania, Ohio. Established in 1958, the institution is grounded in the vision and ministry of its sponsors - the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania. Lourdes offers several graduate programs for education. WGTE partners with Lourdes University to provide graduate credit for our professional development courses.
Every year, OETC brings together more than 4,000 attendees from Ohio and surrounding states to teach educators about the latest in education technology products and services suitable for classroom environments. WGTE partners with this conference which offers educational sessions and workshops, assistive tech labs, panel and round-table discussions, and some of the best keynote speakers in the industry. You’ll learn everything from digital content creation to using games and simulations in the classroom. Participants see the latest emerging technologies and how to use them in your learning environment.
As an art education institution, the Toledo Museum of Art strives to provide access to works of art in the Museum and information about them. The Museum endeavors to educate and inspire by reaching out to our community. We achieve this by Teaching Visual Literacy, engaging lifelong learners of all ages and providing learning experiences in a variety of formats. WGTE partners with the Toledo Museum of Art to allow teachers to take classes through TMA in combination with PD from WGTE and earn credit at Lourdes University.