The Directors of Instruction in Van Wert and Paulding Counties provide assistance, support and consultant services in the Western Buckeye Area local and cooperating school districts to help improve the quality of education. These services vary with the needs and requests of the school districts. They coordinate county and local school district educational efforts by serving as a link between the Ohio Department of Education and the schools as well as seeking funding for many projects.
Director of Instruction for Antwerp and Wayne Trace Local School Districts
Academic Instructional Support:
Ohio Graduation Test
Visual and Performing Arts
Career - Technical:
Discovery School Technical/Career Education Resources
Agricultural and Environmental Systems
Agricultural and Environmental Systems Content Standards
Food and Agricultures of the World
Business, Marketing and IT
Discovery School General Business
Family & Consumer Science
Knowledge Network Explorer: Business
Industrial and Engineering Systems and Health Careers
Advanced Buildings: Technologies and Practices
Autoshop101-Automotive Training Resource Site
Curriculum Coordination and Mapping
Directors of Instruction are responsible for the coordination and alignment of local school curriculum maps, courses of study and the Ohio Academic Content Standards. They also assist teachers in the evaluation of textbooks that support the local and state curriculum.
Directors of Instruction develop, implement and facilitate professional development programs for school districts. The WBESC-designed PEERS program is the quality professional development model employed, which offers job-embedded, ongoing, peer-reviewed professional development on data-identified needs for each school.
Continuous Improvement Plan Development
Directors of Instruction are available to assists districts working on their district continuous improvement plan.
To obtain funding and incorporate new programs, Directors of Instruction may often write or assist districts and teachers in writing grants. Grants management may also be a provided service.
Writing School Grants
Grant Funding Sources
Grant Funding Opportunities
Grants Obtained by Western Buckeye ESC
Teaching American History
Black Swamp Scholars Teacher Quality Groups - (WebCT Login)
21st Century Grant
Project ALIGN Grant
Project ALIGN Continuation Grant
Project VIEW Grant
Making Schools Work Grant
RPDC Sub-region Grant
Local Professional Development Committee
Mentor Entry Year Program
Directors of Instruction conduct a mentor entry year program for first year teachers in collaboration with all school districts in Paulding and Van Wert Counties.
Teaching Tools (Lesson Plans, Worksheet Generators, Puzzle Makers, etc.)
Special Education Resources on the Internet
The Educator's Reference Desk
Discovery School Teaching Tools
Surf Your Work
Internet Safety Plan (PDF file)
Class Safety Plan (PDF file)
Web Wise Kids Interest Form (Word Document)
Ohio Colleges and Universities
Light-Hearted Teacher Humor