CaseNEX PD and Ashland University Partner to Provide Unique Online Graduate Credit Courses for Educators

We're excited to announce that CaseNEX by IO Education and Ashland University have partnered to provide specialized, case-based courses focused on supporting educators' ability to address critical issues in today's learning environment. Beginning this October, six courses will be offered, each nine weeks in length and earning three graduate credit hours. More courses are planned for Spring term 2019.

 Ashland University, located in Ohio, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is ranked among the top tier colleges and universities by U.S. News and World Report. CaseNEX is the only K-12 education professional development provider that uses a proven case-based, problem solving approach to immerse educators in working through authentic scenarios they encounter in their schools and classrooms. This new partnership will offer educators in Ohio and across the nation a unique opportunity to build their knowledge and earn graduate credit hours for coursework across several key areas.

 Course registration will begin October 1st through Ashland University. The first six courses titles are:

  • The Special Learner
  • Spanning the Spectrum: Differentiating Instruction in the Inclusive Classroom
  • Literacy Differentiation
  • Literacy Instruction for At-Risk Student Populations
  • Young Scholars: A Model for Finding Gifted Learners in Underserved Populations
  • Differentiating Instruction for High Achieving Students

Please click HERE to register. 


October 22-23, 2018 OAASFEP Fall Coordinators Conference / Hilton Polaris, 8700 Lyra Dr., Columbus / For More Information click HERE 

October 24-26, 2018 2018 OELMA Conference / For More Information click HERE

November 1-2, 2018 Appalachian Green Teachers Conference/ Burr Oak Lodge & Conference Center / For More Information click HERE

November 7-9, 2018 OSPA 2018 Fall Conference/ Hilton Columbus/Polaris / For More Information click HERE

November 14-16, 2018 OCALICON / Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High Street, Columbus, OH / For More Information click HERE

December 7, 2018 OAPSA December Conference / Quest Conference Center, North Columbus near Polaris / Visit for more information

January 31, 2019 OMEA Professional Development Conference / Huntington Covention Center Cleveland / For More Information click HERE

February 7-8, 2019 OAPSA Winter Conference / Nationwide Hotel and Cenference Center - Lewis Center and Polaris area / Visit for more information

May 3, 2019 OAPSA Spring Conference / Quest Conference Center, North Columbus near Polaris / Visit for more information



  • Once a registration has been processed it cannot be changed. A registration is a commitment to pay the tuition costs.
  • With a letter of permission from the instructor a class can be dropped with a refund within 3 days following initial registration. After 3 days, tuition is non-refundable.
  • PDS is typically graded as Pass (S) or Fail (U). 
  • Students can use Ashland's student portal, WebAdvisor to view courses they have registered for, view grades, print account statements or grade reports.
  • Once grades have been posted, an official transcript can be ordered from our registrar's office.

Please use the links below to set up your WebAdvisor account and to request transcripts once your grades have been posted 

Please use WebAdvisor to check your grades before ordering transcripts from the registrar *

* transcript requests will be processed even if grades have not yet posted



Ashland University's Professional Development Services (PDS) is the number one provider of professional development classes for credit in the state of Ohio serving over 400 school districts in all 88 counties with more affordable graduate credits for use in teaching and/or administration license renewal.  Last year alone we taught nearly 4,000 graduate credit classes annually to more than 14,500 teachers who earned over 20,000 graduate credit hours. We offer a wide variety of year-round class options as well as training onsite, online, or at our five convenient locations throughout Ohio.






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Revised Gifted Operating Standards

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The Gifted Operating Standards for the State of Ohio have been revised to recognize the importance of supporting professional development for general education classroom teachers. The requirements for earning a "Teaching the Gifted" Certificate include coursework in the nature and needs as well as in curriculum and instruction of and for gifted students. Completion of both courses can be applied toward a gifted endorsement as well as built into a master's program. 

Click HERE for more information and to find the registration links. 


Featured Campus

Massillon/Strak Professional Development Office 

Administrative Assistant: Connie VanSwearingen,

Director: Paul Stellar,

 Featured Partners/Contacts:

  • Ashtabula Co ESC: Christina Ray
  • Mahoning ESC: Kim Davis
  • Stark Co ESC: Dan Lowmiller
  • Summit Co ESC: Matt Young
  • Trumbull Co ESC: Bryan OHara
  • SST 4: Merrie Darrah
  • SST 5: Michele Moore
  • SST 8 : Jenine Sansosti
  • SST 9: Marty Bowe/Laurie Langenfeld

 Our center appreciates the strong partnerships we have with the regional providers in NE Ohio! We have been part of their administrative meetings and professional learning, offering graduate credit for stand-alone events as well as bundling year-long sessions on timely topics. If you have an interest in becoming a partner to honor the professional learning taking place in your district, building, or teacher team, please contact us! NEW PHONE NUMBER: 330-832-9856 option #3