Calendar



Jan
4
Tue
Ohio UDL Collaborative PLC
Jan 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn more about UDL with your fellow educators!

The members of the Ohio UDL Collaborative are excited to invite you to their monthly PLC. Their hope is that folks from Ohio who are implementing UDL will find these growth conversations helpful on their UDL journey.
Contact hours are available for attending this free training series.
Tuesday, November 2 Variability, Mindset & Equity 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 865 5469 0916
Passcode: 428466

Tuesday, December 7 UDL & Executive Functioning Skills
Tuesday, January 4 UDL & SDI
Tuesday, February 1 Building Readiness for Implementation of UDL
Tuesday, March 1 UDL & Literacy
Tuesday, April 5 TBD
Tuesday, May 3 TBD

About the Ohio UDL Collaborative

The Universal Design for Learning Center at OCALI increases access and equity through purposeful planning that leads to meaningful, effective instruction for all students. They do this by providing coaching, leadership, and guidance on removing barriers through improving and optimizing learning based on scientific evidence about how people learn.

For more information, contact Nicole Herbert, SST 1 Consultant and Ohio UDL Collaborative representative.

Jan
11
Tue
CTE Special Education Leaders Network
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

student in safety gear welds in labCollaborate with other Career Technical Education administrators to improve the achievement of students with disabilities. You will receive special education updates as they relate to CTE, discuss data, face challenges together, collectively problem-solve, and share successes.

Perkins V is focused on special populations and these sessions will address students with disabilities, and all administrators involved in career tech are encouraged to attend.

Format

Hybrid

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Career Tech administrators

Dates & Registration 

Tuesday, September 14 Rescheduled for October 12
Tuesday, October 12 9:00 a.m. – Noon Virtual This event has ended.
Tuesday, November 30 9:00 a.m. – Noon Virtual This event has ended.
Tuesday, January 11 9:00 a.m. – Noon Virtual Register
Tuesday, March 1 9:00 a.m. – Noon In-person, location TBD* Register

* 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 contact: Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

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.
Feb
1
Tue
Ohio UDL Collaborative PLC
Feb 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn more about UDL with your fellow educators!

The members of the Ohio UDL Collaborative are excited to invite you to their monthly PLC. Their hope is that folks from Ohio who are implementing UDL will find these growth conversations helpful on their UDL journey.
Contact hours are available for attending this free training series.
Tuesday, November 2 Variability, Mindset & Equity 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 865 5469 0916
Passcode: 428466

Tuesday, December 7 UDL & Executive Functioning Skills
Tuesday, January 4 UDL & SDI
Tuesday, February 1 Building Readiness for Implementation of UDL
Tuesday, March 1 UDL & Literacy
Tuesday, April 5 TBD
Tuesday, May 3 TBD

About the Ohio UDL Collaborative

The Universal Design for Learning Center at OCALI increases access and equity through purposeful planning that leads to meaningful, effective instruction for all students. They do this by providing coaching, leadership, and guidance on removing barriers through improving and optimizing learning based on scientific evidence about how people learn.

For more information, contact Nicole Herbert, SST 1 Consultant and Ohio UDL Collaborative representative.

Feb
15
Tue
CTE Coffee Hour
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Grab a cup of coffee and join us for this bi-monthly CTE discussion. We will talk about hot topics facing Career Tech, share successes and challenges, and learn about upcoming training opportunities from the Ohio Department of Education, State Support Teams, ACTE, Advance CTE, and Tech Prep.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • CTE administrators

Dates & Registration

Thursday, August 19 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. This training has ended.
Tuesday, October 5 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. This training has ended.
Tuesday, December 7 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. This training has ended
Tuesday, February 15 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Register
Tuesday, April 5 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Register
Tuesday, June 7 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Register

Contact

For content questions: Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Feb
17
Thu
Book Study: Equity by Design
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

equity by designKatie Novak and Mirko Chavin have provided a tool and a pathway for educators to begin the difficult conversations related to social justice and education. Their book, Equity by Design uses the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as a means and connection to develop inclusive and socially just classrooms.

In this book study, participants will discuss these relevant topics and learn practical applications for using the UDL framework. We will discuss removing barriers that affect the students we serve, and put our learning into practice to create a culturally responsive learning environment for all students. Participants will be asked to respond to reflection questions between each meeting.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators

Dates & Registration

Thursday, February 17 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Register
Thursday, March 31
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 12

The book is provided as a part of this book study.

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Mar
1
Tue
CTE Special Education Leaders Network
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

student in safety gear welds in labCollaborate with other Career Technical Education administrators to improve the achievement of students with disabilities. You will receive special education updates as they relate to CTE, discuss data, face challenges together, collectively problem-solve, and share successes.

Perkins V is focused on special populations and these sessions will address students with disabilities, and all administrators involved in career tech are encouraged to attend.

Format

Hybrid

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Career Tech administrators

Dates & Registration 

Tuesday, September 14 Rescheduled for October 12
Tuesday, October 12 9:00 a.m. – Noon Virtual This event has ended.
Tuesday, November 30 9:00 a.m. – Noon Virtual This event has ended.
Tuesday, January 11 9:00 a.m. – Noon Virtual Register
Tuesday, March 1 9:00 a.m. – Noon In-person, location TBD* Register

* 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 contact: Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Ohio UDL Collaborative PLC
Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn more about UDL with your fellow educators!

The members of the Ohio UDL Collaborative are excited to invite you to their monthly PLC. Their hope is that folks from Ohio who are implementing UDL will find these growth conversations helpful on their UDL journey.
Contact hours are available for attending this free training series.
Tuesday, November 2 Variability, Mindset & Equity 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 865 5469 0916
Passcode: 428466

Tuesday, December 7 UDL & Executive Functioning Skills
Tuesday, January 4 UDL & SDI
Tuesday, February 1 Building Readiness for Implementation of UDL
Tuesday, March 1 UDL & Literacy
Tuesday, April 5 TBD
Tuesday, May 3 TBD

About the Ohio UDL Collaborative

The Universal Design for Learning Center at OCALI increases access and equity through purposeful planning that leads to meaningful, effective instruction for all students. They do this by providing coaching, leadership, and guidance on removing barriers through improving and optimizing learning based on scientific evidence about how people learn.

For more information, contact Nicole Herbert, SST 1 Consultant and Ohio UDL Collaborative representative.

Mar
31
Thu
Book Study: Equity by Design
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

equity by designKatie Novak and Mirko Chavin have provided a tool and a pathway for educators to begin the difficult conversations related to social justice and education. Their book, Equity by Design uses the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as a means and connection to develop inclusive and socially just classrooms.

In this book study, participants will discuss these relevant topics and learn practical applications for using the UDL framework. We will discuss removing barriers that affect the students we serve, and put our learning into practice to create a culturally responsive learning environment for all students. Participants will be asked to respond to reflection questions between each meeting.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators

Dates & Registration

Thursday, February 17 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Register
Thursday, March 31
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 12

The book is provided as a part of this book study.

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Apr
5
Tue
CTE Coffee Hour
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Grab a cup of coffee and join us for this bi-monthly CTE discussion. We will talk about hot topics facing Career Tech, share successes and challenges, and learn about upcoming training opportunities from the Ohio Department of Education, State Support Teams, ACTE, Advance CTE, and Tech Prep.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • CTE administrators

Dates & Registration

Thursday, August 19 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. This training has ended.
Tuesday, October 5 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. This training has ended.
Tuesday, December 7 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. This training has ended
Tuesday, February 15 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Register
Tuesday, April 5 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Register
Tuesday, June 7 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Register

Contact

For content questions: Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Ohio UDL Collaborative PLC
Apr 5 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn more about UDL with your fellow educators!

The members of the Ohio UDL Collaborative are excited to invite you to their monthly PLC. Their hope is that folks from Ohio who are implementing UDL will find these growth conversations helpful on their UDL journey.
Contact hours are available for attending this free training series.
Tuesday, November 2 Variability, Mindset & Equity 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 865 5469 0916
Passcode: 428466

Tuesday, December 7 UDL & Executive Functioning Skills
Tuesday, January 4 UDL & SDI
Tuesday, February 1 Building Readiness for Implementation of UDL
Tuesday, March 1 UDL & Literacy
Tuesday, April 5 TBD
Tuesday, May 3 TBD

About the Ohio UDL Collaborative

The Universal Design for Learning Center at OCALI increases access and equity through purposeful planning that leads to meaningful, effective instruction for all students. They do this by providing coaching, leadership, and guidance on removing barriers through improving and optimizing learning based on scientific evidence about how people learn.

For more information, contact Nicole Herbert, SST 1 Consultant and Ohio UDL Collaborative representative.

Apr
28
Thu
Book Study: Equity by Design
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

equity by designKatie Novak and Mirko Chavin have provided a tool and a pathway for educators to begin the difficult conversations related to social justice and education. Their book, Equity by Design uses the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as a means and connection to develop inclusive and socially just classrooms.

In this book study, participants will discuss these relevant topics and learn practical applications for using the UDL framework. We will discuss removing barriers that affect the students we serve, and put our learning into practice to create a culturally responsive learning environment for all students. Participants will be asked to respond to reflection questions between each meeting.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators

Dates & Registration

Thursday, February 17 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Register
Thursday, March 31
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 12

The book is provided as a part of this book study.

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

May
2
Mon
Book Study: Unlearning
May 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

book cover: unlearning by katie novak and alison posey

Join us for a discussion about an important and helpful book during changing times!

Unlearning by Allison Posey and Katie Novak arrived just as the COVID-19 pandemic began and it couldn’t have been more timely! As we have had to unlearn and relearn how we operate, the authors offer a wealth of insight into using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to transform educational practices.

Written in an easy, fun, Malcom Gladwell style, the book demonstrates how the brain responds to unlearning and relearning, why we hold onto our favorite practices, and why we resist change. It is full of great examples and advice.

Together we will discuss the “unlearning cycle” and challenge ourselves to think differently about what, how, and why we teach. We will put our learning into practice by responding to reflection questions and determining next steps.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators

Dates & Registration

Monday, May 2 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Register
Monday, May 9
Monday, May 16
Monday, May 23
Monday, June 6
Monday, June 13

The book is provided as a part of this book study.

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

May
3
Tue
Ohio UDL Collaborative PLC
May 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn more about UDL with your fellow educators!

The members of the Ohio UDL Collaborative are excited to invite you to their monthly PLC. Their hope is that folks from Ohio who are implementing UDL will find these growth conversations helpful on their UDL journey.
Contact hours are available for attending this free training series.
Tuesday, November 2 Variability, Mindset & Equity 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 865 5469 0916
Passcode: 428466

Tuesday, December 7 UDL & Executive Functioning Skills
Tuesday, January 4 UDL & SDI
Tuesday, February 1 Building Readiness for Implementation of UDL
Tuesday, March 1 UDL & Literacy
Tuesday, April 5 TBD
Tuesday, May 3 TBD

About the Ohio UDL Collaborative

The Universal Design for Learning Center at OCALI increases access and equity through purposeful planning that leads to meaningful, effective instruction for all students. They do this by providing coaching, leadership, and guidance on removing barriers through improving and optimizing learning based on scientific evidence about how people learn.

For more information, contact Nicole Herbert, SST 1 Consultant and Ohio UDL Collaborative representative.

May
9
Mon
Book Study: Unlearning
May 9 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

book cover: unlearning by katie novak and alison posey

Join us for a discussion about an important and helpful book during changing times!

Unlearning by Allison Posey and Katie Novak arrived just as the COVID-19 pandemic began and it couldn’t have been more timely! As we have had to unlearn and relearn how we operate, the authors offer a wealth of insight into using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to transform educational practices.

Written in an easy, fun, Malcom Gladwell style, the book demonstrates how the brain responds to unlearning and relearning, why we hold onto our favorite practices, and why we resist change. It is full of great examples and advice.

Together we will discuss the “unlearning cycle” and challenge ourselves to think differently about what, how, and why we teach. We will put our learning into practice by responding to reflection questions and determining next steps.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators

Dates & Registration

Monday, May 2 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Register
Monday, May 9
Monday, May 16
Monday, May 23
Monday, June 6
Monday, June 13

The book is provided as a part of this book study.

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

May
12
Thu
Book Study: Equity by Design
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

equity by designKatie Novak and Mirko Chavin have provided a tool and a pathway for educators to begin the difficult conversations related to social justice and education. Their book, Equity by Design uses the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as a means and connection to develop inclusive and socially just classrooms.

In this book study, participants will discuss these relevant topics and learn practical applications for using the UDL framework. We will discuss removing barriers that affect the students we serve, and put our learning into practice to create a culturally responsive learning environment for all students. Participants will be asked to respond to reflection questions between each meeting.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators

Dates & Registration

Thursday, February 17 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Register
Thursday, March 31
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 12

The book is provided as a part of this book study.

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

May
16
Mon
Book Study: Unlearning
May 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

book cover: unlearning by katie novak and alison posey

Join us for a discussion about an important and helpful book during changing times!

Unlearning by Allison Posey and Katie Novak arrived just as the COVID-19 pandemic began and it couldn’t have been more timely! As we have had to unlearn and relearn how we operate, the authors offer a wealth of insight into using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to transform educational practices.

Written in an easy, fun, Malcom Gladwell style, the book demonstrates how the brain responds to unlearning and relearning, why we hold onto our favorite practices, and why we resist change. It is full of great examples and advice.

Together we will discuss the “unlearning cycle” and challenge ourselves to think differently about what, how, and why we teach. We will put our learning into practice by responding to reflection questions and determining next steps.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators

Dates & Registration

Monday, May 2 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Register
Monday, May 9
Monday, May 16
Monday, May 23
Monday, June 6
Monday, June 13

The book is provided as a part of this book study.

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

May
23
Mon
Book Study: Unlearning
May 23 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

book cover: unlearning by katie novak and alison posey

Join us for a discussion about an important and helpful book during changing times!

Unlearning by Allison Posey and Katie Novak arrived just as the COVID-19 pandemic began and it couldn’t have been more timely! As we have had to unlearn and relearn how we operate, the authors offer a wealth of insight into using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to transform educational practices.

Written in an easy, fun, Malcom Gladwell style, the book demonstrates how the brain responds to unlearning and relearning, why we hold onto our favorite practices, and why we resist change. It is full of great examples and advice.

Together we will discuss the “unlearning cycle” and challenge ourselves to think differently about what, how, and why we teach. We will put our learning into practice by responding to reflection questions and determining next steps.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators

Dates & Registration

Monday, May 2 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Register
Monday, May 9
Monday, May 16
Monday, May 23
Monday, June 6
Monday, June 13

The book is provided as a part of this book study.

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Jun
1
Wed
Engage to Empower: Building a Strong Community for Career Readiness (Day 1)
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

engage to empower, building a strong community for career readiness

Join us for a two-day training focused on building pathways and creating strong partnerships to support your students’ career exploration and preparation. Presented in partnership with the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, you will hear from two amazing and motivating speakers that will help you reinvigorate your career planning program for students.

Day 1: Wednesday, June 1
(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness in the 21st Century
presented by: ESC of Lake Erie West

Explore new paradigms and create new action steps to help all students gain a competitive advantage.

Guest presenter Dr. Kevin Fleming’s inspiring presentation discusses new paradigms and tangible action steps for career and technical education to help all students gain a competitive advantage. Technical skills are the new currency in the 21st century, but how do we balance preparing students for both higher education and the workforce? Producer of the viral animated video Success in the New Economy, he will make a clear case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and consider technical skill acquisition and real-world application in tandem with general education. Finally, his new video will both invigorate and challenge the evolution of career readiness.  


Day 2: Thursday, June 2
Advisory Boards that Matter
presented by: State Support Team Region 1

Jumpstart your partnerships with employers and advisory boards to develop a strong Work-Based Learning program.

Learn from Hans K. Meeder how to move your business advisory committee from a compliance focus to a program with impact. He will discuss engaging employers as full partners, building and managing effective advisory boards, and developing and managing a robust work-based learning system. Discover how to kickstart (or reboot) your partnerships so you can start 2022-23 with a strong system of support for work based learning, Industry-recognized Credentials, the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal, and the Career Advisory Policy in general.


Follow-Up Day: Tuesday, November 15
Implementation Updates
Hosted by: State Support Team Region 1 and ESC of Lake Erie West

Share what you learned and how you’re putting it into practice! Join us for a follow-up session to discuss your progress on your implementation plans. Choose from a morning (8:30 – 10:30 a.m.) or afternoon (3:30 -5:30 p.m.) session.

Event Hosts

Lisa Hite, M.Ed. and Aaron Weisbrod, M.Ed., State Support Team Region 1 Consultants

Angela Dietrich, ESC of Lake Erie West Consultant

Who Should Attend?

Educator teams with:

  • Industry partners,
  • Community members, and
  • Families

Bring a team of four to seven people, including administrators, educators, guidance counselors, special education teachers, and business partners so all stakeholders have a voice in developing a framework that positively impacts both your students and your community. You may even consider bringing elementary or middle school representatives to develop a pathway to career exploration in your district. Topics covered will be relevant to Career Tech program-specific advisory boards as well as district advisory boards.

Location

Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH

Date and Registration

Wednesday, June 1 Dr. Kevin Fleming 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration information coming soon!
Thursday, June 2 Hans K. Meeder 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15 Follow-up session for implementation updates 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Registration closes April 11

Contact

For content questions: Lisa Hite, Aaron Weisbrod, or Angela Dietrich

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

About the Presenters

photo of Kevin FlemingDr. Kevin Fleming

Dr. Kevin J. Fleming is an educator, national speaker, entrepreneur and author. He has dedicated 20+ years to changing the dialog around eliminating the skills gap, helping students secure a competitive advantage while equipping their potential, and guiding students to identify and pursue their purpose on purpose. To support this dialog he has produced multiple, viral animation videos including Success in the New Economy, has written three books including the bestseller, (Re)Defining the Goal, has elevated Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs nationally via inspirational professional development, and secured/managed over $75 million to advance economic & educational opportunity.

Dr. Fleming currently leads the Planning and Development unit as a Vice President at Norco College (part of Riverside Community College District, CA) having previously supported over 40 CTE programs as well as multiple state and federal grants as a Dean of Instruction. Dr. Fleming has helped launch a national dialogue about acquiring the right knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in the new economy. His message encourages the everyday education leaders (teachers, counselors, policymakers) to support America’s talented students to make informed career decisions through the development of the 4 skills necessary for a great start: academic skills – life skills – employability skills – technical skills.


photo of Hans MeederHans K. Meeder

Hans Meeder is co-founder and President of the National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T). The National Center for College and Career Transitions is a mission-driven organization that provides coaching, technical assistance, and technology platforms so every student has the opportunity to participate in Career Connected Learning. Mr. Meeder and his organization, NC3T, have provided consulting, technical assistance, and professional development in over 30 states and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Meeder is the author of several books and online courses, including The Power and Promise of Pathways, the Pathways System Design Suite, the STEM Leader Guide, Career Connected Learning 101, and Pathways Leadership Essentials. Mr. Meeder has an extensive and varied career in education and workforce policy and government leadership, with an emphasis on high school redesign, career and technical education, and workforce quality.

Prior to founding NC3T, Meeder served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Education in the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. In this role, Meeder led the Department of Education’s High School Initiative and guided policy development for implementation of the Perkins Act and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.

Mr. Meeder served as Senior Vice President for Workforce Development and Postsecondary Learning at the National Alliance of Business and as Executive Director of the 21st Century Workforce Commission, a Presidential Commission that made policy recommendations relating to the Information Technology workforce. Mr. Meeder also worked as Education Policy and Outreach Director for the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Mr. Meeder lives in Columbia, Maryland with his wife and is the parent of four grown children. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s Global Campus.

 

Jun
2
Thu
Engage to Empower: Building a Strong Community for Career Readiness (Day 2)
Jun 2 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

engage to empower, building a strong community for career readiness

Join us for a two-day training focused on building pathways and creating strong partnerships to support your students’ career exploration and preparation. Presented in partnership with the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, you will hear from two amazing and motivating speakers that will help you reinvigorate your career planning program for students.

Day 1: Wednesday, June 1
(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness in the 21st Century
presented by: ESC of Lake Erie West

Explore new paradigms and create new action steps to help all students gain a competitive advantage.

Guest presenter Dr. Kevin Fleming’s inspiring presentation discusses new paradigms and tangible action steps for career and technical education to help all students gain a competitive advantage. Technical skills are the new currency in the 21st century, but how do we balance preparing students for both higher education and the workforce? Producer of the viral animated video Success in the New Economy, he will make a clear case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and consider technical skill acquisition and real-world application in tandem with general education. Finally, his new video will both invigorate and challenge the evolution of career readiness.  


Day 2: Thursday, June 2
Advisory Boards that Matter
presented by: State Support Team Region 1

Jumpstart your partnerships with employers and advisory boards to develop a strong Work-Based Learning program.

Learn from Hans K. Meeder how to move your business advisory committee from a compliance focus to a program with impact. He will discuss engaging employers as full partners, building and managing effective advisory boards, and developing and managing a robust work-based learning system. Discover how to kickstart (or reboot) your partnerships so you can start 2022-23 with a strong system of support for work based learning, Industry-recognized Credentials, the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal, and the Career Advisory Policy in general.


Follow-Up Day: Tuesday, November 15
Implementation Updates
Hosted by: State Support Team Region 1 and ESC of Lake Erie West

Share what you learned and how you’re putting it into practice! Join us for a follow-up session to discuss your progress on your implementation plans. Choose from a morning (8:30 – 10:30 a.m.) or afternoon (3:30 -5:30 p.m.) session.

Event Hosts

Lisa Hite, M.Ed. and Aaron Weisbrod, M.Ed., State Support Team Region 1 Consultants

Angela Dietrich, ESC of Lake Erie West Consultant

Who Should Attend?

Educator teams with:

  • Industry partners,
  • Community members, and
  • Families

Bring a team of four to seven people, including administrators, educators, guidance counselors, special education teachers, and business partners so all stakeholders have a voice in developing a framework that positively impacts both your students and your community. You may even consider bringing elementary or middle school representatives to develop a pathway to career exploration in your district. Topics covered will be relevant to Career Tech program-specific advisory boards as well as district advisory boards.

Location

Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH

Date and Registration

Wednesday, June 1 Dr. Kevin Fleming 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration information coming soon!
Thursday, June 2 Hans K. Meeder 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15 Follow-up session for implementation updates 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Registration closes April 11

Contact

For content questions: Lisa Hite, Aaron Weisbrod, or Angela Dietrich

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

About the Presenters

photo of Kevin FlemingDr. Kevin Fleming

Dr. Kevin J. Fleming is an educator, national speaker, entrepreneur and author. He has dedicated 20+ years to changing the dialog around eliminating the skills gap, helping students secure a competitive advantage while equipping their potential, and guiding students to identify and pursue their purpose on purpose. To support this dialog he has produced multiple, viral animation videos including Success in the New Economy, has written three books including the bestseller, (Re)Defining the Goal, has elevated Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs nationally via inspirational professional development, and secured/managed over $75 million to advance economic & educational opportunity.

Dr. Fleming currently leads the Planning and Development unit as a Vice President at Norco College (part of Riverside Community College District, CA) having previously supported over 40 CTE programs as well as multiple state and federal grants as a Dean of Instruction. Dr. Fleming has helped launch a national dialogue about acquiring the right knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in the new economy. His message encourages the everyday education leaders (teachers, counselors, policymakers) to support America’s talented students to make informed career decisions through the development of the 4 skills necessary for a great start: academic skills – life skills – employability skills – technical skills.


photo of Hans MeederHans K. Meeder

Hans Meeder is co-founder and President of the National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T). The National Center for College and Career Transitions is a mission-driven organization that provides coaching, technical assistance, and technology platforms so every student has the opportunity to participate in Career Connected Learning. Mr. Meeder and his organization, NC3T, have provided consulting, technical assistance, and professional development in over 30 states and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Meeder is the author of several books and online courses, including The Power and Promise of Pathways, the Pathways System Design Suite, the STEM Leader Guide, Career Connected Learning 101, and Pathways Leadership Essentials. Mr. Meeder has an extensive and varied career in education and workforce policy and government leadership, with an emphasis on high school redesign, career and technical education, and workforce quality.

Prior to founding NC3T, Meeder served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Education in the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. In this role, Meeder led the Department of Education’s High School Initiative and guided policy development for implementation of the Perkins Act and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.

Mr. Meeder served as Senior Vice President for Workforce Development and Postsecondary Learning at the National Alliance of Business and as Executive Director of the 21st Century Workforce Commission, a Presidential Commission that made policy recommendations relating to the Information Technology workforce. Mr. Meeder also worked as Education Policy and Outreach Director for the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Mr. Meeder lives in Columbia, Maryland with his wife and is the parent of four grown children. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s Global Campus.

 

Jun
6
Mon
Book Study: Unlearning
Jun 6 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

book cover: unlearning by katie novak and alison posey

Join us for a discussion about an important and helpful book during changing times!

Unlearning by Allison Posey and Katie Novak arrived just as the COVID-19 pandemic began and it couldn’t have been more timely! As we have had to unlearn and relearn how we operate, the authors offer a wealth of insight into using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to transform educational practices.

Written in an easy, fun, Malcom Gladwell style, the book demonstrates how the brain responds to unlearning and relearning, why we hold onto our favorite practices, and why we resist change. It is full of great examples and advice.

Together we will discuss the “unlearning cycle” and challenge ourselves to think differently about what, how, and why we teach. We will put our learning into practice by responding to reflection questions and determining next steps.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators

Dates & Registration

Monday, May 2 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Register
Monday, May 9
Monday, May 16
Monday, May 23
Monday, June 6
Monday, June 13

The book is provided as a part of this book study.

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Jun
7
Tue
CTE Coffee Hour
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Grab a cup of coffee and join us for this bi-monthly CTE discussion. We will talk about hot topics facing Career Tech, share successes and challenges, and learn about upcoming training opportunities from the Ohio Department of Education, State Support Teams, ACTE, Advance CTE, and Tech Prep.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • CTE administrators

Dates & Registration

Thursday, August 19 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. This training has ended.
Tuesday, October 5 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. This training has ended.
Tuesday, December 7 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. This training has ended
Tuesday, February 15 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Register
Tuesday, April 5 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Register
Tuesday, June 7 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Register

Contact

For content questions: Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Jun
13
Mon
Book Study: Unlearning
Jun 13 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

book cover: unlearning by katie novak and alison posey

Join us for a discussion about an important and helpful book during changing times!

Unlearning by Allison Posey and Katie Novak arrived just as the COVID-19 pandemic began and it couldn’t have been more timely! As we have had to unlearn and relearn how we operate, the authors offer a wealth of insight into using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework to transform educational practices.

Written in an easy, fun, Malcom Gladwell style, the book demonstrates how the brain responds to unlearning and relearning, why we hold onto our favorite practices, and why we resist change. It is full of great examples and advice.

Together we will discuss the “unlearning cycle” and challenge ourselves to think differently about what, how, and why we teach. We will put our learning into practice by responding to reflection questions and determining next steps.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators

Dates & Registration

Monday, May 2 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Register
Monday, May 9
Monday, May 16
Monday, May 23
Monday, June 6
Monday, June 13

The book is provided as a part of this book study.

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Nov
15
Tue
Engage to Empower: Building a Strong Community for Career Readiness Follow Up (morning)
Nov 15 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

engage to empower, building a strong community for career readiness

Join us for a two-day training focused on building pathways and creating strong partnerships to support your students’ career exploration and preparation. Presented in partnership with the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, you will hear from two amazing and motivating speakers that will help you reinvigorate your career planning program for students.

Day 1: Wednesday, June 1
(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness in the 21st Century
presented by: ESC of Lake Erie West

Explore new paradigms and create new action steps to help all students gain a competitive advantage.

Guest presenter Dr. Kevin Fleming’s inspiring presentation discusses new paradigms and tangible action steps for career and technical education to help all students gain a competitive advantage. Technical skills are the new currency in the 21st century, but how do we balance preparing students for both higher education and the workforce? Producer of the viral animated video Success in the New Economy, he will make a clear case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and consider technical skill acquisition and real-world application in tandem with general education. Finally, his new video will both invigorate and challenge the evolution of career readiness.  


Day 2: Thursday, June 2
Advisory Boards that Matter
presented by: State Support Team Region 1

Jumpstart your partnerships with employers and advisory boards to develop a strong Work-Based Learning program.

Learn from Hans K. Meeder how to move your business advisory committee from a compliance focus to a program with impact. He will discuss engaging employers as full partners, building and managing effective advisory boards, and developing and managing a robust work-based learning system. Discover how to kickstart (or reboot) your partnerships so you can start 2022-23 with a strong system of support for work based learning, Industry-recognized Credentials, the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal, and the Career Advisory Policy in general.


Follow-Up Day: Tuesday, November 15
Implementation Updates
Hosted by: State Support Team Region 1 and ESC of Lake Erie West

Share what you learned and how you’re putting it into practice! Join us for a follow-up session to discuss your progress on your implementation plans. Choose from a morning (8:30 – 10:30 a.m.) or afternoon (3:30 -5:30 p.m.) session.

Event Hosts

Lisa Hite, M.Ed. and Aaron Weisbrod, M.Ed., State Support Team Region 1 Consultants

Angela Dietrich, ESC of Lake Erie West Consultant

Who Should Attend?

Educator teams with:

  • Industry partners,
  • Community members, and
  • Families

Bring a team of four to seven people, including administrators, educators, guidance counselors, special education teachers, and business partners so all stakeholders have a voice in developing a framework that positively impacts both your students and your community. You may even consider bringing elementary or middle school representatives to develop a pathway to career exploration in your district. Topics covered will be relevant to Career Tech program-specific advisory boards as well as district advisory boards.

Location

Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH

Date and Registration

Wednesday, June 1 Dr. Kevin Fleming 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration information coming soon!
Thursday, June 2 Hans K. Meeder 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15 Follow-up session for implementation updates 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Registration closes April 11

Contact

For content questions: Lisa Hite, Aaron Weisbrod, or Angela Dietrich

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

About the Presenters

photo of Kevin FlemingDr. Kevin Fleming

Dr. Kevin J. Fleming is an educator, national speaker, entrepreneur and author. He has dedicated 20+ years to changing the dialog around eliminating the skills gap, helping students secure a competitive advantage while equipping their potential, and guiding students to identify and pursue their purpose on purpose. To support this dialog he has produced multiple, viral animation videos including Success in the New Economy, has written three books including the bestseller, (Re)Defining the Goal, has elevated Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs nationally via inspirational professional development, and secured/managed over $75 million to advance economic & educational opportunity.

Dr. Fleming currently leads the Planning and Development unit as a Vice President at Norco College (part of Riverside Community College District, CA) having previously supported over 40 CTE programs as well as multiple state and federal grants as a Dean of Instruction. Dr. Fleming has helped launch a national dialogue about acquiring the right knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in the new economy. His message encourages the everyday education leaders (teachers, counselors, policymakers) to support America’s talented students to make informed career decisions through the development of the 4 skills necessary for a great start: academic skills – life skills – employability skills – technical skills.


photo of Hans MeederHans K. Meeder

Hans Meeder is co-founder and President of the National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T). The National Center for College and Career Transitions is a mission-driven organization that provides coaching, technical assistance, and technology platforms so every student has the opportunity to participate in Career Connected Learning. Mr. Meeder and his organization, NC3T, have provided consulting, technical assistance, and professional development in over 30 states and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Meeder is the author of several books and online courses, including The Power and Promise of Pathways, the Pathways System Design Suite, the STEM Leader Guide, Career Connected Learning 101, and Pathways Leadership Essentials. Mr. Meeder has an extensive and varied career in education and workforce policy and government leadership, with an emphasis on high school redesign, career and technical education, and workforce quality.

Prior to founding NC3T, Meeder served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Education in the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. In this role, Meeder led the Department of Education’s High School Initiative and guided policy development for implementation of the Perkins Act and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.

Mr. Meeder served as Senior Vice President for Workforce Development and Postsecondary Learning at the National Alliance of Business and as Executive Director of the 21st Century Workforce Commission, a Presidential Commission that made policy recommendations relating to the Information Technology workforce. Mr. Meeder also worked as Education Policy and Outreach Director for the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Mr. Meeder lives in Columbia, Maryland with his wife and is the parent of four grown children. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s Global Campus.

 

Engage to Empower: Building a Strong Community for Career Readiness Follow Up (afternoon)
Nov 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

engage to empower, building a strong community for career readiness

Join us for a two-day training focused on building pathways and creating strong partnerships to support your students’ career exploration and preparation. Presented in partnership with the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, you will hear from two amazing and motivating speakers that will help you reinvigorate your career planning program for students.

Day 1: Wednesday, June 1
(Re)Defining the Goal: The True Path to Career Readiness in the 21st Century
presented by: ESC of Lake Erie West

Explore new paradigms and create new action steps to help all students gain a competitive advantage.

Guest presenter Dr. Kevin Fleming’s inspiring presentation discusses new paradigms and tangible action steps for career and technical education to help all students gain a competitive advantage. Technical skills are the new currency in the 21st century, but how do we balance preparing students for both higher education and the workforce? Producer of the viral animated video Success in the New Economy, he will make a clear case for students to explore career choices early, make informed decisions when declaring their college education goal, and consider technical skill acquisition and real-world application in tandem with general education. Finally, his new video will both invigorate and challenge the evolution of career readiness.  


Day 2: Thursday, June 2
Advisory Boards that Matter
presented by: State Support Team Region 1

Jumpstart your partnerships with employers and advisory boards to develop a strong Work-Based Learning program.

Learn from Hans K. Meeder how to move your business advisory committee from a compliance focus to a program with impact. He will discuss engaging employers as full partners, building and managing effective advisory boards, and developing and managing a robust work-based learning system. Discover how to kickstart (or reboot) your partnerships so you can start 2022-23 with a strong system of support for work based learning, Industry-recognized Credentials, the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal, and the Career Advisory Policy in general.


Follow-Up Day: Tuesday, November 15
Implementation Updates
Hosted by: State Support Team Region 1 and ESC of Lake Erie West

Share what you learned and how you’re putting it into practice! Join us for a follow-up session to discuss your progress on your implementation plans. Choose from a morning (8:30 – 10:30 a.m.) or afternoon (3:30 -5:30 p.m.) session.

Event Hosts

Lisa Hite, M.Ed. and Aaron Weisbrod, M.Ed., State Support Team Region 1 Consultants

Angela Dietrich, ESC of Lake Erie West Consultant

Who Should Attend?

Educator teams with:

  • Industry partners,
  • Community members, and
  • Families

Bring a team of four to seven people, including administrators, educators, guidance counselors, special education teachers, and business partners so all stakeholders have a voice in developing a framework that positively impacts both your students and your community. You may even consider bringing elementary or middle school representatives to develop a pathway to career exploration in your district. Topics covered will be relevant to Career Tech program-specific advisory boards as well as district advisory boards.

Location

Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
2275 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH

Date and Registration

Wednesday, June 1 Dr. Kevin Fleming 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration information coming soon!
Thursday, June 2 Hans K. Meeder 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 15 Follow-up session for implementation updates 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Registration closes April 11

Contact

For content questions: Lisa Hite, Aaron Weisbrod, or Angela Dietrich

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

About the Presenters

photo of Kevin FlemingDr. Kevin Fleming

Dr. Kevin J. Fleming is an educator, national speaker, entrepreneur and author. He has dedicated 20+ years to changing the dialog around eliminating the skills gap, helping students secure a competitive advantage while equipping their potential, and guiding students to identify and pursue their purpose on purpose. To support this dialog he has produced multiple, viral animation videos including Success in the New Economy, has written three books including the bestseller, (Re)Defining the Goal, has elevated Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs nationally via inspirational professional development, and secured/managed over $75 million to advance economic & educational opportunity.

Dr. Fleming currently leads the Planning and Development unit as a Vice President at Norco College (part of Riverside Community College District, CA) having previously supported over 40 CTE programs as well as multiple state and federal grants as a Dean of Instruction. Dr. Fleming has helped launch a national dialogue about acquiring the right knowledge, skills, and abilities to be successful in the new economy. His message encourages the everyday education leaders (teachers, counselors, policymakers) to support America’s talented students to make informed career decisions through the development of the 4 skills necessary for a great start: academic skills – life skills – employability skills – technical skills.


photo of Hans MeederHans K. Meeder

Hans Meeder is co-founder and President of the National Center for College and Career Transitions (NC3T). The National Center for College and Career Transitions is a mission-driven organization that provides coaching, technical assistance, and technology platforms so every student has the opportunity to participate in Career Connected Learning. Mr. Meeder and his organization, NC3T, have provided consulting, technical assistance, and professional development in over 30 states and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Meeder is the author of several books and online courses, including The Power and Promise of Pathways, the Pathways System Design Suite, the STEM Leader Guide, Career Connected Learning 101, and Pathways Leadership Essentials. Mr. Meeder has an extensive and varied career in education and workforce policy and government leadership, with an emphasis on high school redesign, career and technical education, and workforce quality.

Prior to founding NC3T, Meeder served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Education in the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. In this role, Meeder led the Department of Education’s High School Initiative and guided policy development for implementation of the Perkins Act and the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act.

Mr. Meeder served as Senior Vice President for Workforce Development and Postsecondary Learning at the National Alliance of Business and as Executive Director of the 21st Century Workforce Commission, a Presidential Commission that made policy recommendations relating to the Information Technology workforce. Mr. Meeder also worked as Education Policy and Outreach Director for the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Mr. Meeder lives in Columbia, Maryland with his wife and is the parent of four grown children. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and also holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s Global Campus.