Calendar



Jan
18
Tue
Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 2 Kickoff
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Federal Programs is pleased to host training sessions starting in January 2022. With each meeting covering a different relevant topic current to Enhancements to the One Needs Assessment and New One Plan.

These sessions will be held remotely as Teams meetings. Attendees will be able to join using the Teams meeting link shared in the STARS event and confirmation email. At the time of your selected session, please use the Teams meeting link to join.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded and shared out to attendees following the session.

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents, treasurers, authorized representatives, fiscal representatives, and consolidated funding application contact of Cohort 1, 2, and 3 local education agencies and educational organizations

Dates

Tuesday, January 18 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 20 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ohio TESOL: Disability vs. Difference
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

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

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

  • Process of acquisition of a second language
  • Acculturation
  • Bilingualism
  • Child development
  • Speech-Language milestones that are culturally sensitive
  • Baseline and comparison population.
Jan
20
Thu
Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 2 Kickoff
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Federal Programs is pleased to host training sessions starting in January 2022. With each meeting covering a different relevant topic current to Enhancements to the One Needs Assessment and New One Plan.

These sessions will be held remotely as Teams meetings. Attendees will be able to join using the Teams meeting link shared in the STARS event and confirmation email. At the time of your selected session, please use the Teams meeting link to join.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded and shared out to attendees following the session.

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents, treasurers, authorized representatives, fiscal representatives, and consolidated funding application contact of Cohort 1, 2, and 3 local education agencies and educational organizations

Dates

Tuesday, January 18 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 20 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Jan
21
Fri
Emergent Literacy Series
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

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

Location

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool classroom staff, with administrators encouraged to attend

Dates*

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

Questions

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

 

Ohio Literacy Academy Live
Jan 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Ohio Literacy Academy

 

Ohio’s Literacy Academy provides professional learning to support the use of evidence-based language and literacy practices and to assist districts, schools and early childhood education programs implement evidence-based language and literacy instruction for students birth through grade 12. Each of the sessions will be offered live and made available as recorded sessions for future reference. Questions should be directed to ComprehensiveLiteracy@education.ohio.gov.

Friday, January 14 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Debunking Myths about Dyslexia and Brain-based Teaching Methods
Implications for Systems Change
Friday, January 21 The Science of Reading and English Learners
Instruction that Makes a Difference
Friday, January 28 Meaningful Language
Intentional Conversation and Play in Early Care and Education
Friday, February 4 Leading Literacy, Growing Equity
How School Leaders Can Improve Reading Instruction for All Students
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Jan
28
Fri
Ohio Literacy Academy Live
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Ohio Literacy Academy

 

Ohio’s Literacy Academy provides professional learning to support the use of evidence-based language and literacy practices and to assist districts, schools and early childhood education programs implement evidence-based language and literacy instruction for students birth through grade 12. Each of the sessions will be offered live and made available as recorded sessions for future reference. Questions should be directed to ComprehensiveLiteracy@education.ohio.gov.

Friday, January 14 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Debunking Myths about Dyslexia and Brain-based Teaching Methods
Implications for Systems Change
Friday, January 21 The Science of Reading and English Learners
Instruction that Makes a Difference
Friday, January 28 Meaningful Language
Intentional Conversation and Play in Early Care and Education
Friday, February 4 Leading Literacy, Growing Equity
How School Leaders Can Improve Reading Instruction for All Students
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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 This session has ended.
Tuesday, December 7 UDL & Executive Functioning Skills This session has ended.
Tuesday, January 4 UDL & SDI This session has ended.
Tuesday, February 1 Building Readiness for Implementation of UDL Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 865 5469 0916
Passcode: 428466

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.

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

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

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

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

Feb
4
Fri
Ohio Literacy Academy Live
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Ohio Literacy Academy

 

Ohio’s Literacy Academy provides professional learning to support the use of evidence-based language and literacy practices and to assist districts, schools and early childhood education programs implement evidence-based language and literacy instruction for students birth through grade 12. Each of the sessions will be offered live and made available as recorded sessions for future reference. Questions should be directed to ComprehensiveLiteracy@education.ohio.gov.

Friday, January 14 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Debunking Myths about Dyslexia and Brain-based Teaching Methods
Implications for Systems Change
Friday, January 21 The Science of Reading and English Learners
Instruction that Makes a Difference
Friday, January 28 Meaningful Language
Intentional Conversation and Play in Early Care and Education
Friday, February 4 Leading Literacy, Growing Equity
How School Leaders Can Improve Reading Instruction for All Students
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Feb
10
Thu
Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 2 Open Office Hours
Feb 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Federal Programs is pleased to host training sessions starting in January 2022. With each meeting covering a different relevant topic current to Enhancements to the One Needs Assessment and New One Plan.

These sessions will be held remotely as Teams meetings. Attendees will be able to join using the Teams meeting link shared in the STARS event and confirmation email. At the time of your selected session, please use the Teams meeting link to join.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded and shared out to attendees following the session.

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents, treasurers, authorized representatives, fiscal representatives, and consolidated funding application contact of Cohort 1, 2, and 3 local education agencies and educational organizations

Dates

Thursday, February 10 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 17
Thursday, February 24
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24
Thursday, March 31
Feb
17
Thu
Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 2 Open Office Hours
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Federal Programs is pleased to host training sessions starting in January 2022. With each meeting covering a different relevant topic current to Enhancements to the One Needs Assessment and New One Plan.

These sessions will be held remotely as Teams meetings. Attendees will be able to join using the Teams meeting link shared in the STARS event and confirmation email. At the time of your selected session, please use the Teams meeting link to join.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded and shared out to attendees following the session.

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents, treasurers, authorized representatives, fiscal representatives, and consolidated funding application contact of Cohort 1, 2, and 3 local education agencies and educational organizations

Dates

Thursday, February 10 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 17
Thursday, February 24
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24
Thursday, March 31
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
18
Fri
Emergent Literacy Series
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

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

Location

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool classroom staff, with administrators encouraged to attend

Dates*

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

Questions

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

 

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

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

Best for:

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

Presenters:

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

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

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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

 

Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 2 Open Office Hours
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Federal Programs is pleased to host training sessions starting in January 2022. With each meeting covering a different relevant topic current to Enhancements to the One Needs Assessment and New One Plan.

These sessions will be held remotely as Teams meetings. Attendees will be able to join using the Teams meeting link shared in the STARS event and confirmation email. At the time of your selected session, please use the Teams meeting link to join.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded and shared out to attendees following the session.

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents, treasurers, authorized representatives, fiscal representatives, and consolidated funding application contact of Cohort 1, 2, and 3 local education agencies and educational organizations

Dates

Thursday, February 10 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 17
Thursday, February 24
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24
Thursday, March 31
Mar
1
Tue
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 This session has ended.
Tuesday, December 7 UDL & Executive Functioning Skills This session has ended.
Tuesday, January 4 UDL & SDI This session has ended.
Tuesday, February 1 Building Readiness for Implementation of UDL Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 865 5469 0916
Passcode: 428466

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
3
Thu
Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 2 Open Office Hours
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Federal Programs is pleased to host training sessions starting in January 2022. With each meeting covering a different relevant topic current to Enhancements to the One Needs Assessment and New One Plan.

These sessions will be held remotely as Teams meetings. Attendees will be able to join using the Teams meeting link shared in the STARS event and confirmation email. At the time of your selected session, please use the Teams meeting link to join.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded and shared out to attendees following the session.

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents, treasurers, authorized representatives, fiscal representatives, and consolidated funding application contact of Cohort 1, 2, and 3 local education agencies and educational organizations

Dates

Thursday, February 10 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 17
Thursday, February 24
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24
Thursday, March 31
Mar
5
Sat
Ohio Summit on Dyslexia
Mar 5 all-day

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

Panel participants:

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

Look for more information as the event draws closer.

Mar
10
Thu
Preschool Leader Network
Mar 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

child in striped shirt holds toy in classroomMeet other preschool administrators from Region 1 and stay up-to-date on updates regarding early childhood education, help ensure you are meeting federal IDEA requirements, and receive supports for the use of standards, curriculum and assessments for all learners.

This network will increase your knowledge and skills regarding the use of the 5-Step Process to ensure that teachers are better able to use data to strengthen instructional decision-making. Support will also be provided to help align your work to the Step Up to Quality program standards.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, M.A.F.S. and Tara Shumaker, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool supervisors

* Building administrators are encouraged to attend

Dates

Thursday, September 9 This session has ended.
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended.
Thursday, January 13 This session has ended.
Thursday, March 10 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Registration

This training is intended for a closed group of preschool administrators. If you’d like to be included, please contact Lisa Jenkins at 419.720.8999. 

Contact

For content questions: Heather Gaskins or Tara Shumaker.

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 2 Open Office Hours
Mar 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Federal Programs is pleased to host training sessions starting in January 2022. With each meeting covering a different relevant topic current to Enhancements to the One Needs Assessment and New One Plan.

These sessions will be held remotely as Teams meetings. Attendees will be able to join using the Teams meeting link shared in the STARS event and confirmation email. At the time of your selected session, please use the Teams meeting link to join.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded and shared out to attendees following the session.

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents, treasurers, authorized representatives, fiscal representatives, and consolidated funding application contact of Cohort 1, 2, and 3 local education agencies and educational organizations

Dates

Thursday, February 10 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 17
Thursday, February 24
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24
Thursday, March 31
Mar
16
Wed
2022 OCTA Spring Conference
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day

The 2022 OCTA Spring Conference is presented by the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education.

 

Watch for full event details on the Ohio ACTE website.

Mar
17
Thu
Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 2 Open Office Hours
Mar 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Federal Programs is pleased to host training sessions starting in January 2022. With each meeting covering a different relevant topic current to Enhancements to the One Needs Assessment and New One Plan.

These sessions will be held remotely as Teams meetings. Attendees will be able to join using the Teams meeting link shared in the STARS event and confirmation email. At the time of your selected session, please use the Teams meeting link to join.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded and shared out to attendees following the session.

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents, treasurers, authorized representatives, fiscal representatives, and consolidated funding application contact of Cohort 1, 2, and 3 local education agencies and educational organizations

Dates

Thursday, February 10 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 17
Thursday, February 24
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24
Thursday, March 31
Mar
18
Fri
Emergent Literacy Series
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

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

Location

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool classroom staff, with administrators encouraged to attend

Dates*

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

Questions

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

 

Mar
24
Thu
Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 2 Open Office Hours
Mar 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Federal Programs is pleased to host training sessions starting in January 2022. With each meeting covering a different relevant topic current to Enhancements to the One Needs Assessment and New One Plan.

These sessions will be held remotely as Teams meetings. Attendees will be able to join using the Teams meeting link shared in the STARS event and confirmation email. At the time of your selected session, please use the Teams meeting link to join.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded and shared out to attendees following the session.

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents, treasurers, authorized representatives, fiscal representatives, and consolidated funding application contact of Cohort 1, 2, and 3 local education agencies and educational organizations

Dates

Thursday, February 10 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 17
Thursday, February 24
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24
Thursday, March 31
Mar
31
Thu
Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 2 Open Office Hours
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Federal Programs is pleased to host training sessions starting in January 2022. With each meeting covering a different relevant topic current to Enhancements to the One Needs Assessment and New One Plan.

These sessions will be held remotely as Teams meetings. Attendees will be able to join using the Teams meeting link shared in the STARS event and confirmation email. At the time of your selected session, please use the Teams meeting link to join.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded and shared out to attendees following the session.

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents, treasurers, authorized representatives, fiscal representatives, and consolidated funding application contact of Cohort 1, 2, and 3 local education agencies and educational organizations

Dates

Thursday, February 10 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 17
Thursday, February 24
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24
Thursday, March 31
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 This session has ended.
Tuesday, December 7 UDL & Executive Functioning Skills This session has ended.
Tuesday, January 4 UDL & SDI This session has ended.
Tuesday, February 1 Building Readiness for Implementation of UDL Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 865 5469 0916
Passcode: 428466

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best for:

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

Presenters:

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

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

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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
26
Tue
Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 3 Kickoff
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Federal Programs is pleased to host training sessions starting in January 2022. With each meeting covering a different relevant topic current to Enhancements to the One Needs Assessment and New One Plan.

These sessions will be held remotely as Teams meetings. Attendees will be able to join using the Teams meeting link shared in the STARS event and confirmation email. At the time of your selected session, please use the Teams meeting link to join.

Please note: Sessions will be recorded and shared out to attendees following the session.

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

  • Superintendents, treasurers, authorized representatives, fiscal representatives, and consolidated funding application contact of Cohort 1, 2, and 3 local education agencies and educational organizations

Dates

Tuesday, April 26 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, April 28 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.