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Dec
3
Fri
Ohio Dual Language Summit
Dec 3 all-day

The Ohio Department of Education and The Ohio State University are hosting the first-ever Ohio Dual-Language Summit on December 3, 2021. The theme is Creating Pathways to Biliteracy.

The purpose of the summit is to create a space for educators to come together around a shared vision of offering programs to support students’ bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. The conference aims to foster “Pathways to Biliteracy” through language programs that connect elementary, middle, and secondary grades and allow students to become fully bilingual and earn the Ohio Seal of Biliteracy.

The Ohio State University se complace en organizar la inauguración de la Conferencia del Bilingüismo de Ohio.

El propósito de la conferencia es crear un espacio para que los educadores se unan en torno a una visión compartida para apoyar el bilingüismo, biliteracidad y biculturismo de los estudiantes. La conferencia tiene como objetivo fomentar “Caminos al Biliteracidad” a través de programas de idiomas en todos los niveles de la educación; básico, intermedios y secundarios que les permita a los estudiantes convertirse y celebrar completamente el bilingüismo y obtengan el Sello de Biliteracidad de Ohio.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Wayne Wright of Purdue University, a leading expert in the country on Language Education Policy for bilingual and EL students, and co-author of Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (6th Ed. Multilingual Matters), and Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners: Research, Theory, Policy, and Practice (3rdEd. Caslon Press).

Other workshops in the summit will include two areas:

Current Dual Language Programs: There are currently 12 dual/bilingual/foreign immersion programs across the state of Ohio. The summit will provide a forum for educators from current dual language schools to come together to discuss the challenges of implementing high quality programs.

Establishing a Dual Language Program: Does your district or school want to start a dual language program? The workshops will cover the benefits, challenges, and costs of establishing a new program, as well as different program models to fit the goals and demographics of your school or district.

Deadline to register: NOVEMBER 22 – Free book for first 100 registered by the keynote speaker Dr. Wayne Wright!

Dec
7
Tue
Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Training (winter)
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

“The lack of phonemic awareness is the most powerful determinant of the likelihood of failure to read.” (Adams, 1990)

This training is ideal for districts and schools whose current literacy curriculum does not have a focus in explicit phonemic awareness instruction. During these two sessions, you will use the Heggerty curriculum to gain an understanding of phonemic awareness and its importance in a child’s ability to read.

Session 1:

  • learn what and why of phonemic awareness
  • explore the scope and sequence of eight phonological and phonemic awareness skills and the two early literacy skills
  • practice the hand motions within the lessons

Session 2:

  • learn how to conduct assessments
  • review progress monitoring in phonemic awareness
  • discuss interventions for students needing additional support

You will receive the book Phonemic Awareness by Michael Heggerty, and be given time to practice using the curriculum and learn from your peers in this engaging, interactive training.

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • keep a journal between sessions to document questions, comments, and findings as they implement the curriculum
  • conduct job-embedded bridge to practice assignments between sessions
  • use the resources provided in the shared Padlet

Format: Hybrid

ESC of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43620

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Debbie Nagel, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Pre-K through grade 2 teacher teams and their administrators

Dates & Registration

Tuesday, December 7 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West*
Tuesday, February 15 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Virtual

 

* Note: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, in-person training may be suspended. You will be contacted if your session is modified or canceled. Masks and social distancing are required for in-person meetings.

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Dec
9
Thu
Literacy Leaders Network
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

student in green shirt and white headband reads a bookGain the knowledge and skills needed to develop an implementation plan for your district aligned with Ohio’s new dyslexia legislation. You will learn alongside and network with other literacy leaders from across Region 1 to plan and create a structured literacy model with a comprehensive assessment system. You will use evidence-based literacy practices and strategies to promote positive outcomes for all learners following the timelines and requirements of Ohio’s dyslexia legislation.

During the 2021-22 school year, you will:

  • increase your knowledge in the areas of:
    • dyslexia
    • assessments for Universal & Diagnostic Literacy Screening Measures
    • structured literacy instructional approaches across all tiers of instruction for all learners
    • structured literacy preventative early intervention
    • research & evidence in system development & implementation for professional learning
  • complete assignments between sessions to develop a data-rich local action plan that meets the guidelines for Ohio’s dyslexia legislation and addresses local needs

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Jackie Jacoby, M.Ed. and Debbie Nagel, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • District & building leaders
  • Principals
  • Special education administrators
  • Curriculum directors
  • Reading specialists & coaches
    An administrator is required to attend.

Dates & Registration

Thursday, September 23 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This session has ended
Thursday, October 21 This session has ended
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended
Thursday, December 9 Register
Thursday, January 20
Thursday, February 17
Wednesday, March 16
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 19
Thursday, June 16

Note: An administrator is required to attend with your team.

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel or Jackie Jacoby

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Dec
15
Wed
Adolescent Literacy Network
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

student reads book in beanbag chairUnderstanding the importance of literacy as the foundation of learning, together we will investigate the complex nature of advancing literacy skills across all disciplines. We will explore practices that address the six essential domains of adolescent literacy instruction:

  • Disciplinary literacy
  • Vocabulary discussion
  • Digital literacy
  • Multiple texts
  • Writing to learn

We will read and discuss This is Disciplinary Literacy by ReLeah Cossett Lent (book provided) and examine how clarity, habits of the mind, and vocabulary are impacted in disciplinary literacy.

Together we will build a solid theoretical framework of adolescent literacy and disciplinary literacy, and develop and implement literacy plans.

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • read the provided book and participate in the online office hours discussions between sessions
  • bring a copy of their district’s Local Literacy Plan
  • reflect upon the relevant, specific RTFI questions as a pre- and post-test

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Ginna Fall, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Building literacy leaders
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Literacy coaches
  • Curriculum directors

Dates & Registration

Friday, September 10 cancelled Registration closed September 30.
Wednesday, October 13 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 18 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 15 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 9 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 31 9:30 -11:30 a.m.

Contact

For content questions: Ginna Fall

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Jan
18
Tue
Ohio TESOL: Disability vs. Difference
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ohio (TESOL) Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is hosting a series of webinars throughout the 2021-22 school year.

On Tuesday, January 18, Rossasna Torres will discuss Disability vs. Difference

One of the greatest challenges in special education is to address the needs of students whose home language is not English. Practitioners in special education face the question: Is this a language difference? Or, is this a language impairment? The answer to this question requires to be knowledgeable of at least the following:

  • Process of acquisition of a second language
  • Acculturation
  • Bilingualism
  • Child development
  • Speech-Language milestones that are culturally sensitive
  • Baseline and comparison population.
Jan
20
Thu
Literacy Leaders Network
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

student in green shirt and white headband reads a bookGain the knowledge and skills needed to develop an implementation plan for your district aligned with Ohio’s new dyslexia legislation. You will learn alongside and network with other literacy leaders from across Region 1 to plan and create a structured literacy model with a comprehensive assessment system. You will use evidence-based literacy practices and strategies to promote positive outcomes for all learners following the timelines and requirements of Ohio’s dyslexia legislation.

During the 2021-22 school year, you will:

  • increase your knowledge in the areas of:
    • dyslexia
    • assessments for Universal & Diagnostic Literacy Screening Measures
    • structured literacy instructional approaches across all tiers of instruction for all learners
    • structured literacy preventative early intervention
    • research & evidence in system development & implementation for professional learning
  • complete assignments between sessions to develop a data-rich local action plan that meets the guidelines for Ohio’s dyslexia legislation and addresses local needs

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Jackie Jacoby, M.Ed. and Debbie Nagel, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • District & building leaders
  • Principals
  • Special education administrators
  • Curriculum directors
  • Reading specialists & coaches
    An administrator is required to attend.

Dates & Registration

Thursday, September 23 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This session has ended
Thursday, October 21 This session has ended
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended
Thursday, December 9 Register
Thursday, January 20
Thursday, February 17
Wednesday, March 16
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 19
Thursday, June 16

Note: An administrator is required to attend with your team.

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel or Jackie Jacoby

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Jan
21
Fri
Emergent Literacy Series
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This series designed specifically for preschool staff will increase your knowledge and practice of emergent literacy strategies for children, birth through age five.

Part 1: Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Early Phonological Awareness
Gain a greater understanding of emergent literacy and the importance of developing phonological awareness skills in young children. Participants will:

  • explore the role of each lobe of the brain in the development of the “reading brain”
  • learn the components of phonological processing and its contributions to early literacy development
  • begin to understand the sequences of development in the areas of rhyming, alliteration, blending, and segmenting
  • gain instructional strategies to facilitate development of phonological awareness skills

 

Part 2: Developing Oral Language & Vocabulary for Emergent Literacy
In this session, we will focus specifically on developing oral language and vocabulary skills in young children. Upon completion of this training, you will:

  • understand the significance of oral language as a component of emergent literacy
  • plan for explicit and intentional instruction to develop oral language skills in young children
  • identify and explain the three tiers, or levels of vocabulary in text
  • demonstrate instructional strategies, aligned with brain research, to build vocabulary and oral language

 

Part 3: Building Print Awareness through Interactive Read-Alouds
The final session is centered on using read-alouds as a strategy for building print awareness skills in young children. Content is focused on:

  • understanding why print knowledge is important for emergent and early literacy
  • identifying the four dimensions of print knowledge
  • using books to develop print awareness and knowledge at the preschool level
  • accessing materials to aid in classroom, library, or home implementation of print referencing techniques
  • identifying and distinguishing books for shared reading to teach components of emergent literacy

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • complete Classroom Connection assignments between sessions
  • Utilize Padlet resources created for this series

Location

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool classroom staff, with administrators encouraged to attend

Dates*

Friday, January 21 9:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 18 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 18 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Questions

For content information, please contact Heather Gaskins.  If you need assistance with registration, please contact Lisa Jenkins.

 

Feb
1
Tue
Ohio TESOL: UDL/Differentiation through Content
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ohio TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is hosting a series of trainings throughout the 2021-22 school year.

On February 1, 2022 Shawna Benson from OCALI will speak about UDL/Differentiation through Content

Shawna Benson has worked at OCALI since 2008. She is the Program Director for the Teaching Diverse Learners Center. In addition to working with OCALI, she has also worked within Ohio School Districts, ESC, SST, DODD, private preschool and in higher education as an educator, Assistive Technology Specialist, Autism and Low Incidence Specialist, Literacy Specialist, Associate Professor and Director of Disability Services. She has experience co-teaching in inclusive settings and providing academic instruction and intervention to students with a wide range of exceptionalities, ages, strengths and needs which has provided her with a wealth of information that she now applies to her current work.

Feb
4
Fri
Understanding the How and Why of Sound Walls
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Discover why sound walls should replace word walls in the classroom to strengthen phonological and orthographic skills and explore effective ways to implement sound walls to benefit all children including English language learners and students with disabilities.

You will learn how to set up and effectively use a sound wall with the purpose of elevating daily Tier I instruction for all students by reviewing 44 speech sounds (including 18 vowel sounds) and providing spelling options for each sound. This daily review helps aromaticity in student ability to access the sounds and match spelling to each sound.

This one-day training is an extension of both the SST 1 Emergent Literacy Series and Heggerty professional learning courses.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Debbie Nagel, M.Ed. and Heather Gaskins, M.F.C.S., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • K-2 teams comprised of teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators
    Administrators are required to attend with their team.

Dates & Registration

Friday, February 4 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, OH
Register Registration closes January 14
Tuesday, March 29 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Putnam County Educational Service Center
124 Putnam Pkwy.
Ottawa, OH
Register Registration closes March 18

* Note: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, in-person training may be suspended. You will be contacted if your session is modified or canceled. Masks and social distancing are required for in-person meetings.

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel or Heather Gaskins

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Feb
9
Wed
Adolescent Literacy Network
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

student reads book in beanbag chairUnderstanding the importance of literacy as the foundation of learning, together we will investigate the complex nature of advancing literacy skills across all disciplines. We will explore practices that address the six essential domains of adolescent literacy instruction:

  • Disciplinary literacy
  • Vocabulary discussion
  • Digital literacy
  • Multiple texts
  • Writing to learn

We will read and discuss This is Disciplinary Literacy by ReLeah Cossett Lent (book provided) and examine how clarity, habits of the mind, and vocabulary are impacted in disciplinary literacy.

Together we will build a solid theoretical framework of adolescent literacy and disciplinary literacy, and develop and implement literacy plans.

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • read the provided book and participate in the online office hours discussions between sessions
  • bring a copy of their district’s Local Literacy Plan
  • reflect upon the relevant, specific RTFI questions as a pre- and post-test

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Ginna Fall, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Building literacy leaders
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Literacy coaches
  • Curriculum directors

Dates & Registration

Friday, September 10 cancelled Registration closed September 30.
Wednesday, October 13 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 18 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 15 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 9 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 31 9:30 -11:30 a.m.

Contact

For content questions: Ginna Fall

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Feb
15
Tue
Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Training (winter)
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

“The lack of phonemic awareness is the most powerful determinant of the likelihood of failure to read.” (Adams, 1990)

This training is ideal for districts and schools whose current literacy curriculum does not have a focus in explicit phonemic awareness instruction. During these two sessions, you will use the Heggerty curriculum to gain an understanding of phonemic awareness and its importance in a child’s ability to read.

Session 1:

  • learn what and why of phonemic awareness
  • explore the scope and sequence of eight phonological and phonemic awareness skills and the two early literacy skills
  • practice the hand motions within the lessons

Session 2:

  • learn how to conduct assessments
  • review progress monitoring in phonemic awareness
  • discuss interventions for students needing additional support

You will receive the book Phonemic Awareness by Michael Heggerty, and be given time to practice using the curriculum and learn from your peers in this engaging, interactive training.

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • keep a journal between sessions to document questions, comments, and findings as they implement the curriculum
  • conduct job-embedded bridge to practice assignments between sessions
  • use the resources provided in the shared Padlet

Format: Hybrid

ESC of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43620

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Debbie Nagel, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Pre-K through grade 2 teacher teams and their administrators

Dates & Registration

Tuesday, December 7 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* Register
Tuesday, February 15 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Virtual

* Note: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, in-person training may be suspended. You will be contacted if your session is modified or canceled. Masks and social distancing are required for in-person meetings.

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Feb
17
Thu
Literacy Leaders Network
Feb 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

student in green shirt and white headband reads a bookGain the knowledge and skills needed to develop an implementation plan for your district aligned with Ohio’s new dyslexia legislation. You will learn alongside and network with other literacy leaders from across Region 1 to plan and create a structured literacy model with a comprehensive assessment system. You will use evidence-based literacy practices and strategies to promote positive outcomes for all learners following the timelines and requirements of Ohio’s dyslexia legislation.

During the 2021-22 school year, you will:

  • increase your knowledge in the areas of:
    • dyslexia
    • assessments for Universal & Diagnostic Literacy Screening Measures
    • structured literacy instructional approaches across all tiers of instruction for all learners
    • structured literacy preventative early intervention
    • research & evidence in system development & implementation for professional learning
  • complete assignments between sessions to develop a data-rich local action plan that meets the guidelines for Ohio’s dyslexia legislation and addresses local needs

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Jackie Jacoby, M.Ed. and Debbie Nagel, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • District & building leaders
  • Principals
  • Special education administrators
  • Curriculum directors
  • Reading specialists & coaches
    An administrator is required to attend.

Dates & Registration

Thursday, September 23 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This session has ended
Thursday, October 21 This session has ended
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended
Thursday, December 9 Register
Thursday, January 20
Thursday, February 17
Wednesday, March 16
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 19
Thursday, June 16

Note: An administrator is required to attend with your team.

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel or Jackie Jacoby

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Feb
18
Fri
Emergent Literacy Series
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This series designed specifically for preschool staff will increase your knowledge and practice of emergent literacy strategies for children, birth through age five.

Part 1: Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Early Phonological Awareness
Gain a greater understanding of emergent literacy and the importance of developing phonological awareness skills in young children. Participants will:

  • explore the role of each lobe of the brain in the development of the “reading brain”
  • learn the components of phonological processing and its contributions to early literacy development
  • begin to understand the sequences of development in the areas of rhyming, alliteration, blending, and segmenting
  • gain instructional strategies to facilitate development of phonological awareness skills

 

Part 2: Developing Oral Language & Vocabulary for Emergent Literacy
In this session, we will focus specifically on developing oral language and vocabulary skills in young children. Upon completion of this training, you will:

  • understand the significance of oral language as a component of emergent literacy
  • plan for explicit and intentional instruction to develop oral language skills in young children
  • identify and explain the three tiers, or levels of vocabulary in text
  • demonstrate instructional strategies, aligned with brain research, to build vocabulary and oral language

 

Part 3: Building Print Awareness through Interactive Read-Alouds
The final session is centered on using read-alouds as a strategy for building print awareness skills in young children. Content is focused on:

  • understanding why print knowledge is important for emergent and early literacy
  • identifying the four dimensions of print knowledge
  • using books to develop print awareness and knowledge at the preschool level
  • accessing materials to aid in classroom, library, or home implementation of print referencing techniques
  • identifying and distinguishing books for shared reading to teach components of emergent literacy

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • complete Classroom Connection assignments between sessions
  • Utilize Padlet resources created for this series

Location

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool classroom staff, with administrators encouraged to attend

Dates*

Friday, January 21 9:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 18 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 18 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Questions

For content information, please contact Heather Gaskins.  If you need assistance with registration, please contact Lisa Jenkins.

 

Feb
24
Thu
ODE: All Students Can Read: Providing Literacy-Focused Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This professional learning series is a collaborative offering from the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Approaches to Teaching and Professional
Learning and the Office for Exceptional Children. The series aims to build the knowledge and skills of special educators in reading science. The series will
introduce the research and theoretical models supporting reading science, assessment and instruction within a multi-tiered system of support and
developing reading profiles that support the instructional design to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.
Session information, including registration links, can be found on page 2.

Best for:

  • District Teams
  • Special Education Directors (must attend with team)
  • IEP Teams (including intervention specialists, general education teachers and building administrators)
  • School Psychologists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • State Support Team & Educational Service Center Special Education Consultants

Presenters:

• Carolyn Turner, Ohio Literacy Lead
• Michelle Elia, Ohio Literacy Lead
• Mona Burts-Beatty, State Support Team 13
• Alex Pavlik, University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center
• Rachel Wakefield, University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center

The Science of reading: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students with Disabilities This session will provide a background in literacy, including research and theoretical models, critical to providing appropriate assessment and instruction. This session is a general overview and will establish collective knowledge base in the science of reading. September 30

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
An Overview of Assessments for Literacy This session will provide an overview of screening, diagnostics, progress monitoring and evaluation assessments for literacy. Specific examples will be given and connections will be made to the use of assessment within a multi-tiered system of support framework. November 22

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Using Assessment Data to Create a Reader Profile This session will assist participants in using assessment information to create reading profiles in support of student goals. Please bring in a student-level report with data to create a reader profile as part of the session. February 24

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Literacy This session will describe the purpose of a multi-tiered system of supports for literacy and how this framework can support students
with disabilities in all tiers of instruction, including through core instruction based on the science of reading. Specific connections will be made to pre-referral interventions and how students identified as having a disability receive instruction in each tier.
April 14

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Using Data to Develop Literacy Goals & Specially Designed Instruction This session will support participants in developing meaningful IEP goals and specially designed instruction for literacy to support student progress and close the reading gap. June 14

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register

 

Mar
5
Sat
Ohio Summit on Dyslexia
Mar 5 all-day

Save the date! The International Dyslexia Association will host a live panel discussion covering the Science of Reading, Universal Dyslexia Screening, Early Intervention and Teacher Training to help you navigate the shift to Structured Literacy.

Panel participants:

  • Dr. Maryanne Wolf, Director, Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners & Social Justice, UCLA
  • Dr. Tim Odegard, Chair of Excellence in Dyslexic Studies / Professor, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Dr. Tracy Weeden, President/CEO, Neuhaus Education Center
  • Dr. Susan Brady, Professor, School Psychology, The University of Rhode Island
  • Dr. Steven P. Dykstra (moderator), Clinical Psychologist

Look for more information as the event draws closer.

Mar
16
Wed
Literacy Leaders Network
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

student in green shirt and white headband reads a bookGain the knowledge and skills needed to develop an implementation plan for your district aligned with Ohio’s new dyslexia legislation. You will learn alongside and network with other literacy leaders from across Region 1 to plan and create a structured literacy model with a comprehensive assessment system. You will use evidence-based literacy practices and strategies to promote positive outcomes for all learners following the timelines and requirements of Ohio’s dyslexia legislation.

During the 2021-22 school year, you will:

  • increase your knowledge in the areas of:
    • dyslexia
    • assessments for Universal & Diagnostic Literacy Screening Measures
    • structured literacy instructional approaches across all tiers of instruction for all learners
    • structured literacy preventative early intervention
    • research & evidence in system development & implementation for professional learning
  • complete assignments between sessions to develop a data-rich local action plan that meets the guidelines for Ohio’s dyslexia legislation and addresses local needs

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Jackie Jacoby, M.Ed. and Debbie Nagel, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • District & building leaders
  • Principals
  • Special education administrators
  • Curriculum directors
  • Reading specialists & coaches
    An administrator is required to attend.

Dates & Registration

Thursday, September 23 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This session has ended
Thursday, October 21 This session has ended
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended
Thursday, December 9 Register
Thursday, January 20
Thursday, February 17
Wednesday, March 16
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 19
Thursday, June 16

Note: An administrator is required to attend with your team.

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel or Jackie Jacoby

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Mar
18
Fri
Emergent Literacy Series
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

This series designed specifically for preschool staff will increase your knowledge and practice of emergent literacy strategies for children, birth through age five.

Part 1: Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Early Phonological Awareness
Gain a greater understanding of emergent literacy and the importance of developing phonological awareness skills in young children. Participants will:

  • explore the role of each lobe of the brain in the development of the “reading brain”
  • learn the components of phonological processing and its contributions to early literacy development
  • begin to understand the sequences of development in the areas of rhyming, alliteration, blending, and segmenting
  • gain instructional strategies to facilitate development of phonological awareness skills

 

Part 2: Developing Oral Language & Vocabulary for Emergent Literacy
In this session, we will focus specifically on developing oral language and vocabulary skills in young children. Upon completion of this training, you will:

  • understand the significance of oral language as a component of emergent literacy
  • plan for explicit and intentional instruction to develop oral language skills in young children
  • identify and explain the three tiers, or levels of vocabulary in text
  • demonstrate instructional strategies, aligned with brain research, to build vocabulary and oral language

 

Part 3: Building Print Awareness through Interactive Read-Alouds
The final session is centered on using read-alouds as a strategy for building print awareness skills in young children. Content is focused on:

  • understanding why print knowledge is important for emergent and early literacy
  • identifying the four dimensions of print knowledge
  • using books to develop print awareness and knowledge at the preschool level
  • accessing materials to aid in classroom, library, or home implementation of print referencing techniques
  • identifying and distinguishing books for shared reading to teach components of emergent literacy

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • complete Classroom Connection assignments between sessions
  • Utilize Padlet resources created for this series

Location

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool classroom staff, with administrators encouraged to attend

Dates*

Friday, January 21 9:00 a.m.  – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 18 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 18 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Questions

For content information, please contact Heather Gaskins.  If you need assistance with registration, please contact Lisa Jenkins.

 

Mar
29
Tue
Understanding the How and Why of Sound Walls
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Discover why sound walls should replace word walls in the classroom to strengthen phonological and orthographic skills and explore effective ways to implement sound walls to benefit all children including English language learners and students with disabilities.

You will learn how to set up and effectively use a sound wall with the purpose of elevating daily Tier I instruction for all students by reviewing 44 speech sounds (including 18 vowel sounds) and providing spelling options for each sound. This daily review helps aromaticity in student ability to access the sounds and match spelling to each sound.

This one-day training is an extension of both the SST 1 Emergent Literacy Series and Heggerty professional learning courses.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Debbie Nagel, M.Ed. and Heather Gaskins, M.F.C.S., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • K-2 teams comprised of teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators
    Administrators are required to attend with their team.

Dates & Registration

Friday, February 4 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, OH
Register Registration closes January 14
Tuesday, March 29 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Putnam County Educational Service Center
124 Putnam Pkwy.
Ottawa, OH
Register Registration closes March 18

* Note: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, in-person training may be suspended. You will be contacted if your session is modified or canceled. Masks and social distancing are required for in-person meetings.

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel or Heather Gaskins

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Mar
31
Thu
Adolescent Literacy Network
Mar 31 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

student reads book in beanbag chairUnderstanding the importance of literacy as the foundation of learning, together we will investigate the complex nature of advancing literacy skills across all disciplines. We will explore practices that address the six essential domains of adolescent literacy instruction:

  • Disciplinary literacy
  • Vocabulary discussion
  • Digital literacy
  • Multiple texts
  • Writing to learn

We will read and discuss This is Disciplinary Literacy by ReLeah Cossett Lent (book provided) and examine how clarity, habits of the mind, and vocabulary are impacted in disciplinary literacy.

Together we will build a solid theoretical framework of adolescent literacy and disciplinary literacy, and develop and implement literacy plans.

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • read the provided book and participate in the online office hours discussions between sessions
  • bring a copy of their district’s Local Literacy Plan
  • reflect upon the relevant, specific RTFI questions as a pre- and post-test

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Ginna Fall, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Building literacy leaders
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Literacy coaches
  • Curriculum directors

Dates & Registration

Friday, September 10 cancelled Registration closed September 30.
Wednesday, October 13 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 18 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 15 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 9 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 31 9:30 -11:30 a.m.

Contact

For content questions: Ginna Fall

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Apr
5
Tue
Ohio TESOL: Student Brain Breaks & Teacher Self Care
Apr 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ohio TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is hosting a series of trainings throughout the 2021-22 school year.

On April 5, 2022 Betty Kern will discuss Student Brain Breaks and Teacher Self Care

Abstract Research supports inserting brain breaks (physical activity) into lessons or between lessons in the classroom to help students make connections and retain information!  In this session, we will briefly discuss the research behind brain breaks and follow up with participation in several brain break activities!  You will leave with tools and resources to help you implement brain breaks the next day in your classroom!  What is usually last on a teacher’s list to make time for?  Teacher self care!  Let’s explore easy ways to implement some self-care strategies to help you manage the demands of teaching in an ever-changing environment!

Speaker Bio: Betty Kern, MS, CSCS is a professional educator with over 30 years teaching experience.  Betty has taught a variety of subjects including high school math, junior high math, junior high health, high school health, high school physical education, junior high physical education and elementary physical education.  Betty was named the Ohio Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 2017.  She has presented at the National SHAPE America conference yearly since 2008 and has presented in numerous state and regional physical education and health conferences.

Apr
14
Thu
ODE: All Students Can Read: Providing Literacy-Focused Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This professional learning series is a collaborative offering from the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Approaches to Teaching and Professional
Learning and the Office for Exceptional Children. The series aims to build the knowledge and skills of special educators in reading science. The series will
introduce the research and theoretical models supporting reading science, assessment and instruction within a multi-tiered system of support and
developing reading profiles that support the instructional design to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.
Session information, including registration links, can be found on page 2.

Best for:

  • District Teams
  • Special Education Directors (must attend with team)
  • IEP Teams (including intervention specialists, general education teachers and building administrators)
  • School Psychologists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • State Support Team & Educational Service Center Special Education Consultants

Presenters:

• Carolyn Turner, Ohio Literacy Lead
• Michelle Elia, Ohio Literacy Lead
• Mona Burts-Beatty, State Support Team 13
• Alex Pavlik, University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center
• Rachel Wakefield, University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center

The Science of reading: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students with Disabilities This session will provide a background in literacy, including research and theoretical models, critical to providing appropriate assessment and instruction. This session is a general overview and will establish collective knowledge base in the science of reading. September 30

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
An Overview of Assessments for Literacy This session will provide an overview of screening, diagnostics, progress monitoring and evaluation assessments for literacy. Specific examples will be given and connections will be made to the use of assessment within a multi-tiered system of support framework. November 22

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Using Assessment Data to Create a Reader Profile This session will assist participants in using assessment information to create reading profiles in support of student goals. Please bring in a student-level report with data to create a reader profile as part of the session. February 24

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Literacy This session will describe the purpose of a multi-tiered system of supports for literacy and how this framework can support students
with disabilities in all tiers of instruction, including through core instruction based on the science of reading. Specific connections will be made to pre-referral interventions and how students identified as having a disability receive instruction in each tier.
April 14

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Using Data to Develop Literacy Goals & Specially Designed Instruction This session will support participants in developing meaningful IEP goals and specially designed instruction for literacy to support student progress and close the reading gap. June 14

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register

 

Apr
28
Thu
Literacy Leaders Network
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

student in green shirt and white headband reads a bookGain the knowledge and skills needed to develop an implementation plan for your district aligned with Ohio’s new dyslexia legislation. You will learn alongside and network with other literacy leaders from across Region 1 to plan and create a structured literacy model with a comprehensive assessment system. You will use evidence-based literacy practices and strategies to promote positive outcomes for all learners following the timelines and requirements of Ohio’s dyslexia legislation.

During the 2021-22 school year, you will:

  • increase your knowledge in the areas of:
    • dyslexia
    • assessments for Universal & Diagnostic Literacy Screening Measures
    • structured literacy instructional approaches across all tiers of instruction for all learners
    • structured literacy preventative early intervention
    • research & evidence in system development & implementation for professional learning
  • complete assignments between sessions to develop a data-rich local action plan that meets the guidelines for Ohio’s dyslexia legislation and addresses local needs

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Jackie Jacoby, M.Ed. and Debbie Nagel, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • District & building leaders
  • Principals
  • Special education administrators
  • Curriculum directors
  • Reading specialists & coaches
    An administrator is required to attend.

Dates & Registration

Thursday, September 23 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This session has ended
Thursday, October 21 This session has ended
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended
Thursday, December 9 Register
Thursday, January 20
Thursday, February 17
Wednesday, March 16
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 19
Thursday, June 16

Note: An administrator is required to attend with your team.

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel or Jackie Jacoby

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

May
3
Tue
Ohio TESOL: How to Form Family Partnerships with Purpose and Power
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Ohio TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) is hosting a series of trainings throughout the 2021-22 school year.

On May 3, 2022 Leila Kubesch will discuss How to Form Family Partnerships with Purpose and Power

Speaker Bio: Leila teaches foreign languages and English as a Second Language. Having committed to teaching in high-need schools, she became resourceful in securing unique opportunities for her students. With the goal of empowering all youth in the same manner as those in affluent communities, she fosters community partnerships, engages leaders for innovative learning, and instills a mindset of dreaming big through large-scale service-learning projects that stem from youth initiatives.

The work of her students has landed in museums around the country and won national recognition. Her passion for equity and social justice extends beyond the classroom. She served as an advocate for emancipated foster youth in Ohio by raising awareness of the plight of these youth, who too often became homeless.

She raised awareness by presenting to large audiences including TEDx Cincinnati, where she won the Audience Choice Award for her talk. She spoke with politicians and dedicated her effort until House Bill 50 passed, enabling foster youth in Ohio to have homes until age 21.She believes the success she experiences with her students stems from her intentional creation of family and community partnerships.

Leila is the 2020 Ohio Teacher of the Year, 2020 National Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2021 NEA Horace Mann Award Recipient, and 2020 National Toyota Family Teacher of the Year.

May
19
Thu
Literacy Leaders Network
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

student in green shirt and white headband reads a bookGain the knowledge and skills needed to develop an implementation plan for your district aligned with Ohio’s new dyslexia legislation. You will learn alongside and network with other literacy leaders from across Region 1 to plan and create a structured literacy model with a comprehensive assessment system. You will use evidence-based literacy practices and strategies to promote positive outcomes for all learners following the timelines and requirements of Ohio’s dyslexia legislation.

During the 2021-22 school year, you will:

  • increase your knowledge in the areas of:
    • dyslexia
    • assessments for Universal & Diagnostic Literacy Screening Measures
    • structured literacy instructional approaches across all tiers of instruction for all learners
    • structured literacy preventative early intervention
    • research & evidence in system development & implementation for professional learning
  • complete assignments between sessions to develop a data-rich local action plan that meets the guidelines for Ohio’s dyslexia legislation and addresses local needs

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Jackie Jacoby, M.Ed. and Debbie Nagel, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • District & building leaders
  • Principals
  • Special education administrators
  • Curriculum directors
  • Reading specialists & coaches
    An administrator is required to attend.

Dates & Registration

Thursday, September 23 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This session has ended
Thursday, October 21 This session has ended
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended
Thursday, December 9 Register
Thursday, January 20
Thursday, February 17
Wednesday, March 16
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 19
Thursday, June 16

Note: An administrator is required to attend with your team.

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel or Jackie Jacoby

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Jun
14
Tue
ODE: All Students Can Read: Providing Literacy-Focused Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This professional learning series is a collaborative offering from the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Approaches to Teaching and Professional
Learning and the Office for Exceptional Children. The series aims to build the knowledge and skills of special educators in reading science. The series will
introduce the research and theoretical models supporting reading science, assessment and instruction within a multi-tiered system of support and
developing reading profiles that support the instructional design to meet the unique needs of students with disabilities.
Session information, including registration links, can be found on page 2.

Best for:

  • District Teams
  • Special Education Directors (must attend with team)
  • IEP Teams (including intervention specialists, general education teachers and building administrators)
  • School Psychologists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • State Support Team & Educational Service Center Special Education Consultants

Presenters:

• Carolyn Turner, Ohio Literacy Lead
• Michelle Elia, Ohio Literacy Lead
• Mona Burts-Beatty, State Support Team 13
• Alex Pavlik, University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center
• Rachel Wakefield, University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center

The Science of reading: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Students with Disabilities This session will provide a background in literacy, including research and theoretical models, critical to providing appropriate assessment and instruction. This session is a general overview and will establish collective knowledge base in the science of reading. September 30

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
An Overview of Assessments for Literacy This session will provide an overview of screening, diagnostics, progress monitoring and evaluation assessments for literacy. Specific examples will be given and connections will be made to the use of assessment within a multi-tiered system of support framework. November 22

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Using Assessment Data to Create a Reader Profile This session will assist participants in using assessment information to create reading profiles in support of student goals. Please bring in a student-level report with data to create a reader profile as part of the session. February 24

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Literacy This session will describe the purpose of a multi-tiered system of supports for literacy and how this framework can support students
with disabilities in all tiers of instruction, including through core instruction based on the science of reading. Specific connections will be made to pre-referral interventions and how students identified as having a disability receive instruction in each tier.
April 14

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Using Data to Develop Literacy Goals & Specially Designed Instruction This session will support participants in developing meaningful IEP goals and specially designed instruction for literacy to support student progress and close the reading gap. June 14

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register

 

Jun
16
Thu
Literacy Leaders Network
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

student in green shirt and white headband reads a bookGain the knowledge and skills needed to develop an implementation plan for your district aligned with Ohio’s new dyslexia legislation. You will learn alongside and network with other literacy leaders from across Region 1 to plan and create a structured literacy model with a comprehensive assessment system. You will use evidence-based literacy practices and strategies to promote positive outcomes for all learners following the timelines and requirements of Ohio’s dyslexia legislation.

During the 2021-22 school year, you will:

  • increase your knowledge in the areas of:
    • dyslexia
    • assessments for Universal & Diagnostic Literacy Screening Measures
    • structured literacy instructional approaches across all tiers of instruction for all learners
    • structured literacy preventative early intervention
    • research & evidence in system development & implementation for professional learning
  • complete assignments between sessions to develop a data-rich local action plan that meets the guidelines for Ohio’s dyslexia legislation and addresses local needs

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Jackie Jacoby, M.Ed. and Debbie Nagel, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • District & building leaders
  • Principals
  • Special education administrators
  • Curriculum directors
  • Reading specialists & coaches
    An administrator is required to attend.

Dates & Registration

Thursday, September 23 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. This session has ended
Thursday, October 21 This session has ended
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended
Thursday, December 9 Register
Thursday, January 20
Thursday, February 17
Wednesday, March 16
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 19
Thursday, June 16

Note: An administrator is required to attend with your team.

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel or Jackie Jacoby

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins