Calendar



Dec
14
Tue
New Special Education Leaders Meeting: Year 1
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

teacher in yellow shirt and gray blazer holds notebook in classroomLeaders in special education who are new to their position, or new to special education frequently require additional support to successfully navigate the many expectations of their role. Whether it’s meeting state/federal guidelines, working to ensure FAPE is provided, or helping to shift mindsets to collaboratively address the learning and achievement of each student, the job can be overwhelming at times.

This network will help new special education administrators address the two critical areas of special education: compliance/documentation and performance/implementation. These meetings will also provide an opportunity to connect, share, and problem solve with other new leaders from across the region.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lynn McKahan, M.A., SST 1 Director

Who Should Attend?

  • New administrators, and new leaders to special education

Dates & Registration

Friday, September 17 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, October 19 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, December 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, January 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 10 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 30 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 12 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Please contact Michelle Sworden or call 419.720.8999 if you would like to be included in this closed network.

Do you know a new administrator, special education leader, or curriculum director in Region 1 who should be included? Share their contact information with us, and we will send them an invitation!

Contact

For content questions: Lynn McKahan

For registration questions: Michelle Sworden

 

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
12
Wed
Using the Indicator 13 Checklist for Transition Plan Writing with Fidelity
Jan 12 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Learn how to write data-driven, results-oriented, and compliant transition plans to improve post-secondary outcomes for students. Together we will access, explore, and use the Ohio Department of Education’s resources, including the Indicator 13 checklist to ensure compliance and fidelity in transition planning.

We will provide the tools, resources, and strategies you need to complete a self-review of a current transition plan, and make the necessary modifications. This training is a great way for you to improve Transition Plans to better support students with disabilities as they transition to adulthood, which will reflect in your Special Education Profile ratings.

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • bring a current (redacted) IEP that includes a transition plan in order to review and modify their current practices

Location

Various, see below.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Aaron Weisbrod, M.Ed., State Support Team 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Building administrators are encouraged to attend along with teachers and other service providers who support transition-age youth

Dates & Registration

Wednesday, October 20 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hancock County ESC* This event has been canceled.
Wednesday, January 12 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Northwest Ohio ESC* Register
Wednesday, February 16 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wood County ESC* Register
Tuesday, March 15 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* 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: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Jan
14
Fri
New Special Education Leaders Meeting: Year 1
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

teacher in yellow shirt and gray blazer holds notebook in classroomLeaders in special education who are new to their position, or new to special education frequently require additional support to successfully navigate the many expectations of their role. Whether it’s meeting state/federal guidelines, working to ensure FAPE is provided, or helping to shift mindsets to collaboratively address the learning and achievement of each student, the job can be overwhelming at times.

This network will help new special education administrators address the two critical areas of special education: compliance/documentation and performance/implementation. These meetings will also provide an opportunity to connect, share, and problem solve with other new leaders from across the region.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lynn McKahan, M.A., SST 1 Director

Who Should Attend?

  • New administrators, and new leaders to special education

Dates & Registration

Friday, September 17 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, October 19 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, December 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, January 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 10 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 30 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 12 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Please contact Michelle Sworden or call 419.720.8999 if you would like to be included in this closed network.

Do you know a new administrator, special education leader, or curriculum director in Region 1 who should be included? Share their contact information with us, and we will send them an invitation!

Contact

For content questions: Lynn McKahan

For registration questions: Michelle Sworden

 

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
19
Wed
Regional Transition Network
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

two high school students review paperwork togetherStay-up-to-date on the latest post-secondary transition and graduation-related information, learn about new state and federal initiatives, and network with others who support students during this pivotal point in their lives.

Hear from guest speakers who will share information about supporting systemic implementation of services, supports, and resources that help to ensure successful graduation and post-secondary outcomes for all students, with a focus on students with disabilities. Topics will include education/training, competitive integrated employment, and independent living.

Opportunities for peer-to-peer networking and success and struggle sharing will also be provided.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Aaron Weisbord, M.Ed., State Support Team 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Educators, community partners, parents, and/or parent representatives who support transition age youth or help inform post-secondary transition policy.

Dates, Location, & Registration

Tuesday, September 28 9:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* This event has ended.
Wednesday, September 29 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Vantage Career Center* This event has ended.
Tuesday, January 18 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* Register
Wednesday, January 19 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Vantage Career Center* Register
Tuesday, May 3 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* Register
Wednesday, May 4 9:30 a.m. –  12:00 p.m. Vantage Career Center* 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: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

Jan
25
Tue
Supporting Students with Disabilities through Integrated Leadership
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

group of people stand in circle with hands clasped together in middleThis year-long network was formerly known as the Special Education Administrator meetings.

This year we are opening our network to include curriculum directors, building principals, and others to join special education administrators to help ensure there is a team of people in your district ready to help each student with a disability receive rigorous, evidence-based instruction.

Our October, January, and March sessions will be planned with this broader team in mind, while the remainder of the meetings will continue to focus on the needs of special education administrators (but you are welcome to attend).

Each meeting will include:

  • the latest information from the Ohio Department of Education
  • opportunities to problem solve and share questions
  • deep conversation regarding meeting the needs of special education students

By participating in this network, you will:

  • better support students with disabilities in your district
  • gain skills and confidence in having tough conversations about changing perceptions and culture around educating students with disabilities
  • reduce barriers to increasing outcomes for all students
  • learn strategies for collaborating with others in your district to support all students
  • receive advice from others in your position based in their own experiences, and share ideas for instruction, solve common problems, and build a network of support
  • stay up-to-date on the latest information from the state

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lynn McKahan, M.A., SST 1 Director

Who Should Attend?

  • Special Education Administrators
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Principals

Dates & Registration

Tuesday, September 21
Postponed to September 30
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This event has ended.
Thursday, October 28 This event has ended.
Wednesday, December 1
Held as open office hours
This event has ended.
Tuesday, January 25 SEAs, Curriculum Directors, & Principals
Thursday, February 24 Special Education Administrators
Tuesday, March 22 SEAs, Curriculum Directors, & Principals
Wednesday, April 27 Special Education Administrators

Note:

  • This is a closed network. If you would like to be included in the meetings, or if you know of a new administrator in Region 1, please contact Michelle Sworden or call 419.720.8999 to be added to the network.
  • Administrators are required to attend with their team.
  • Contact hours will only be awarded for participation in the live session. No contact hours will be issued for watching the session recording.

Contact

For content questions: Lynn McKahan

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

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
10
Thu
New Special Education Leaders Meeting: Year 1
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

teacher in yellow shirt and gray blazer holds notebook in classroomLeaders in special education who are new to their position, or new to special education frequently require additional support to successfully navigate the many expectations of their role. Whether it’s meeting state/federal guidelines, working to ensure FAPE is provided, or helping to shift mindsets to collaboratively address the learning and achievement of each student, the job can be overwhelming at times.

This network will help new special education administrators address the two critical areas of special education: compliance/documentation and performance/implementation. These meetings will also provide an opportunity to connect, share, and problem solve with other new leaders from across the region.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lynn McKahan, M.A., SST 1 Director

Who Should Attend?

  • New administrators, and new leaders to special education

Dates & Registration

Friday, September 17 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, October 19 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, December 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, January 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 10 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 30 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 12 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Please contact Michelle Sworden or call 419.720.8999 if you would like to be included in this closed network.

Do you know a new administrator, special education leader, or curriculum director in Region 1 who should be included? Share their contact information with us, and we will send them an invitation!

Contact

For content questions: Lynn McKahan

For registration questions: Michelle Sworden

 

Feb
16
Wed
Using the Indicator 13 Checklist for Transition Plan Writing with Fidelity
Feb 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Learn how to write data-driven, results-oriented, and compliant transition plans to improve post-secondary outcomes for students. Together we will access, explore, and use the Ohio Department of Education’s resources, including the Indicator 13 checklist to ensure compliance and fidelity in transition planning.

We will provide the tools, resources, and strategies you need to complete a self-review of a current transition plan, and make the necessary modifications. This training is a great way for you to improve Transition Plans to better support students with disabilities as they transition to adulthood, which will reflect in your Special Education Profile ratings.

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • bring a current (redacted) IEP that includes a transition plan in order to review and modify their current practices

Location

Various, see below.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Aaron Weisbrod, M.Ed., State Support Team 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Building administrators are encouraged to attend along with teachers and other service providers who support transition-age youth

Dates & Registration

Wednesday, October 20 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hancock County ESC* This event has been canceled.
Wednesday, January 12 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Northwest Ohio ESC* Register
Wednesday, February 16 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wood County ESC* Register
Tuesday, March 15 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* 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: Aaron Weisbrod

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

 

Feb
24
Thu
Supporting Students with Disabilities through Integrated Leadership
Feb 24 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

group of people stand in circle with hands clasped together in middleThis year-long network was formerly known as the Special Education Administrator meetings.

This year we are opening our network to include curriculum directors, building principals, and others to join special education administrators to help ensure there is a team of people in your district ready to help each student with a disability receive rigorous, evidence-based instruction.

Our October, January, and March sessions will be planned with this broader team in mind, while the remainder of the meetings will continue to focus on the needs of special education administrators (but you are welcome to attend).

Each meeting will include:

  • the latest information from the Ohio Department of Education
  • opportunities to problem solve and share questions
  • deep conversation regarding meeting the needs of special education students

By participating in this network, you will:

  • better support students with disabilities in your district
  • gain skills and confidence in having tough conversations about changing perceptions and culture around educating students with disabilities
  • reduce barriers to increasing outcomes for all students
  • learn strategies for collaborating with others in your district to support all students
  • receive advice from others in your position based in their own experiences, and share ideas for instruction, solve common problems, and build a network of support
  • stay up-to-date on the latest information from the state

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lynn McKahan, M.A., SST 1 Director

Who Should Attend?

  • Special Education Administrators
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Principals

Dates & Registration

Tuesday, September 21
Postponed to September 30
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This event has ended.
Thursday, October 28 This event has ended.
Wednesday, December 1
Held as open office hours
This event has ended.
Tuesday, January 25 SEAs, Curriculum Directors, & Principals
Thursday, February 24 Special Education Administrators
Tuesday, March 22 SEAs, Curriculum Directors, & Principals
Wednesday, April 27 Special Education Administrators

Note:

  • This is a closed network. If you would like to be included in the meetings, or if you know of a new administrator in Region 1, please contact Michelle Sworden or call 419.720.8999 to be added to the network.
  • Administrators are required to attend with their team.
  • Contact hours will only be awarded for participation in the live session. No contact hours will be issued for watching the session recording.

Contact

For content questions: Lynn McKahan

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

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.

This session has ended.
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.

This session has ended.
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
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
15
Tue
Using the Indicator 13 Checklist for Transition Plan Writing with Fidelity
Mar 15 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Learn how to write data-driven, results-oriented, and compliant transition plans to improve post-secondary outcomes for students. Together we will access, explore, and use the Ohio Department of Education’s resources, including the Indicator 13 checklist to ensure compliance and fidelity in transition planning.

We will provide the tools, resources, and strategies you need to complete a self-review of a current transition plan, and make the necessary modifications. This training is a great way for you to improve Transition Plans to better support students with disabilities as they transition to adulthood, which will reflect in your Special Education Profile ratings.

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • bring a current (redacted) IEP that includes a transition plan in order to review and modify their current practices

Location

Various, see below.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Aaron Weisbrod, M.Ed., State Support Team 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Building administrators are encouraged to attend along with teachers and other service providers who support transition-age youth

Dates & Registration

Wednesday, October 20 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Hancock County ESC* This event has been canceled.
Wednesday, January 12 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Northwest Ohio ESC* Register
Wednesday, February 16 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Wood County ESC* Register
Tuesday, March 15 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* 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: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Mar
22
Tue
Supporting Students with Disabilities through Integrated Leadership
Mar 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

group of people stand in circle with hands clasped together in middleThis year-long network was formerly known as the Special Education Administrator meetings.

This year we are opening our network to include curriculum directors, building principals, and others to join special education administrators to help ensure there is a team of people in your district ready to help each student with a disability receive rigorous, evidence-based instruction.

Our October, January, and March sessions will be planned with this broader team in mind, while the remainder of the meetings will continue to focus on the needs of special education administrators (but you are welcome to attend).

Each meeting will include:

  • the latest information from the Ohio Department of Education
  • opportunities to problem solve and share questions
  • deep conversation regarding meeting the needs of special education students

By participating in this network, you will:

  • better support students with disabilities in your district
  • gain skills and confidence in having tough conversations about changing perceptions and culture around educating students with disabilities
  • reduce barriers to increasing outcomes for all students
  • learn strategies for collaborating with others in your district to support all students
  • receive advice from others in your position based in their own experiences, and share ideas for instruction, solve common problems, and build a network of support
  • stay up-to-date on the latest information from the state

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lynn McKahan, M.A., SST 1 Director

Who Should Attend?

  • Special Education Administrators
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Principals

Dates & Registration

Tuesday, September 21
Postponed to September 30
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This event has ended.
Thursday, October 28 This event has ended.
Wednesday, December 1
Held as open office hours
This event has ended.
Tuesday, January 25 SEAs, Curriculum Directors, & Principals
Thursday, February 24 Special Education Administrators
Tuesday, March 22 SEAs, Curriculum Directors, & Principals
Wednesday, April 27 Special Education Administrators

Note:

  • This is a closed network. If you would like to be included in the meetings, or if you know of a new administrator in Region 1, please contact Michelle Sworden or call 419.720.8999 to be added to the network.
  • Administrators are required to attend with their team.
  • Contact hours will only be awarded for participation in the live session. No contact hours will be issued for watching the session recording.

Contact

For content questions: Lynn McKahan

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Mar
30
Wed
New Special Education Leaders Meeting: Year 1
Mar 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

teacher in yellow shirt and gray blazer holds notebook in classroomLeaders in special education who are new to their position, or new to special education frequently require additional support to successfully navigate the many expectations of their role. Whether it’s meeting state/federal guidelines, working to ensure FAPE is provided, or helping to shift mindsets to collaboratively address the learning and achievement of each student, the job can be overwhelming at times.

This network will help new special education administrators address the two critical areas of special education: compliance/documentation and performance/implementation. These meetings will also provide an opportunity to connect, share, and problem solve with other new leaders from across the region.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lynn McKahan, M.A., SST 1 Director

Who Should Attend?

  • New administrators, and new leaders to special education

Dates & Registration

Friday, September 17 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, October 19 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, December 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, January 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 10 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 30 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 12 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Please contact Michelle Sworden or call 419.720.8999 if you would like to be included in this closed network.

Do you know a new administrator, special education leader, or curriculum director in Region 1 who should be included? Share their contact information with us, and we will send them an invitation!

Contact

For content questions: Lynn McKahan

For registration questions: Michelle Sworden

 

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
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
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.

This session has ended.
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.

This session has ended.
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
27
Wed
Supporting Students with Disabilities through Integrated Leadership
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

group of people stand in circle with hands clasped together in middleThis year-long network was formerly known as the Special Education Administrator meetings.

This year we are opening our network to include curriculum directors, building principals, and others to join special education administrators to help ensure there is a team of people in your district ready to help each student with a disability receive rigorous, evidence-based instruction.

Our October, January, and March sessions will be planned with this broader team in mind, while the remainder of the meetings will continue to focus on the needs of special education administrators (but you are welcome to attend).

Each meeting will include:

  • the latest information from the Ohio Department of Education
  • opportunities to problem solve and share questions
  • deep conversation regarding meeting the needs of special education students

By participating in this network, you will:

  • better support students with disabilities in your district
  • gain skills and confidence in having tough conversations about changing perceptions and culture around educating students with disabilities
  • reduce barriers to increasing outcomes for all students
  • learn strategies for collaborating with others in your district to support all students
  • receive advice from others in your position based in their own experiences, and share ideas for instruction, solve common problems, and build a network of support
  • stay up-to-date on the latest information from the state

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lynn McKahan, M.A., SST 1 Director

Who Should Attend?

  • Special Education Administrators
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Principals

Dates & Registration

Tuesday, September 21
Postponed to September 30
9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This event has ended.
Thursday, October 28 This event has ended.
Wednesday, December 1
Held as open office hours
This event has ended.
Tuesday, January 25 SEAs, Curriculum Directors, & Principals
Thursday, February 24 Special Education Administrators
Tuesday, March 22 SEAs, Curriculum Directors, & Principals
Wednesday, April 27 Special Education Administrators

Note:

  • This is a closed network. If you would like to be included in the meetings, or if you know of a new administrator in Region 1, please contact Michelle Sworden or call 419.720.8999 to be added to the network.
  • Administrators are required to attend with their team.
  • Contact hours will only be awarded for participation in the live session. No contact hours will be issued for watching the session recording.

Contact

For content questions: Lynn McKahan

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

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
4
Wed
Regional Transition Network
May 4 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

two high school students review paperwork togetherStay-up-to-date on the latest post-secondary transition and graduation-related information, learn about new state and federal initiatives, and network with others who support students during this pivotal point in their lives.

Hear from guest speakers who will share information about supporting systemic implementation of services, supports, and resources that help to ensure successful graduation and post-secondary outcomes for all students, with a focus on students with disabilities. Topics will include education/training, competitive integrated employment, and independent living.

Opportunities for peer-to-peer networking and success and struggle sharing will also be provided.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Aaron Weisbord, M.Ed., State Support Team 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Educators, community partners, parents, and/or parent representatives who support transition age youth or help inform post-secondary transition policy.

Dates, Location, & Registration

Tuesday, September 28 9:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* This event has ended.
Wednesday, September 29 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Vantage Career Center* This event has ended.
Tuesday, January 18 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* Register
Wednesday, January 19 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Vantage Career Center* Register
Tuesday, May 3 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* Register
Wednesday, May 4 9:30 a.m. –  12:00 p.m. Vantage Career Center* 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: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

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
New Special Education Leaders Meeting: Year 1
May 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

teacher in yellow shirt and gray blazer holds notebook in classroomLeaders in special education who are new to their position, or new to special education frequently require additional support to successfully navigate the many expectations of their role. Whether it’s meeting state/federal guidelines, working to ensure FAPE is provided, or helping to shift mindsets to collaboratively address the learning and achievement of each student, the job can be overwhelming at times.

This network will help new special education administrators address the two critical areas of special education: compliance/documentation and performance/implementation. These meetings will also provide an opportunity to connect, share, and problem solve with other new leaders from across the region.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Lynn McKahan, M.A., SST 1 Director

Who Should Attend?

  • New administrators, and new leaders to special education

Dates & Registration

Friday, September 17 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, October 19 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, December 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Friday, January 14 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 10 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 30 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, May 12 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Please contact Michelle Sworden or call 419.720.8999 if you would like to be included in this closed network.

Do you know a new administrator, special education leader, or curriculum director in Region 1 who should be included? Share their contact information with us, and we will send them an invitation!

Contact

For content questions: Lynn McKahan

For registration questions: Michelle Sworden

 

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