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Sep
8
Wed
OPEPP’s Supporting Paraprofessionals through Mentoring
Sep 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This three-session “flipped classroom” explores best practices for supporting paraprofessionals through the use of structured
mentoring protocols and practical tools and resources.

Participants will:

• understand the role of mentors in supporting paraprofessionals in different contexts;
• learn and practice a variety of effective communication strategies with paraprofessionals;
• know the importance of using good professional judgment and demonstrating professional attitudes and behaviors; and
• commit to personal professional growth and that of paraprofessionals to build the district’s capacity to meet the needs
of all learners.

What’s “flipped classroom” PD? It is professional learning that is organized in the following way: Participants view videos and
do readings and activities prior to a face-to-face Zoom session. Then they use the Zoom session to debrief. The readings and
activities are provided for this PD series using a learning management system called “Moodle.”

Session 1 September 8 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. This event has ended.
Session 2 September 22 This event has ended.
Session 3 October 7 This event has ended.

Participants who attend all Zoom sessions and complete all workshop assignments receive 10 contact hours for participation.

Sep
14
Tue
POSTPONED: CTE Special Education Leaders Network
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

student in safety gear welds in labNOTE: The September 14 meeting has been postponed. The network will begin on Tuesday, October 12.

Collaborate 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 Register
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

 

New Special Education Leaders Meeting: Year 1
Sep 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.
Tuesday, October 19
Tuesday, December 14
Friday, January 14
Thursday, February 10
Wednesday, March 30
Thursday, May 12

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

 

Sep
15
Wed
Universal Resources for PreK-12 Special Education & Related Services Personnel
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children is hosting a live Microsoft Team event titled “Universal Resources for PreK-12 Special Education and Related Services Personnel.” The purpose of this event is to highlight several special education resources available on the Department website.

Specifically, participants will receive an introduction to:

Registration is not required and there is no charge for the webinar. Please contact Amy Szymanski with questions.

Sep
16
Thu
CANCELLED: Supporting Literacy Instruction for Teachers of Students with Complex Needs
Sep 16 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

*NOTE: this training has been cancelled. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, please reach out to Aaron Weisbrod for individual assistance. Thank you!

Help students with complex needs develop literacy skills with a focus on equity and building quality schools. This training will provide you with both immediate and long-term strategies to build foundational knowledge in your educators and develop actionable steps for measuring growth.

We will focus on the Science of Reading and Heggerty phonemics curriculum to build literacy skills in the areas of word recognition, phonemic awareness, and phonics.

When you commit to the full series, you will be provided a copy of the Heggerty resources to use with your students to support growing foundational literacy development for students with complex needs in the area of phonemic awareness as part of Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Aaron Weisbrod, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Intervention specialists, curriculum directors, and special education administrators who work with students with complex needs

Dates, Location & Registration

This training has been cancelled.

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Sep
21
Tue
POSTPONED: Supporting Students with Disabilities through Integrated Leadership
Sep 21 @ 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.

Note: The September 21 session has been rescheduled for September 30.

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 ensure each student with a disability receives 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. Special Education Administrators
Thursday, October 28 SEAs, Curriculum Directors, & Principals
Wednesday, December 1 Special Education Administrators
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

 

Sep
22
Wed
OPEPP’s Supporting Paraprofessionals through Mentoring
Sep 22 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This three-session “flipped classroom” explores best practices for supporting paraprofessionals through the use of structured
mentoring protocols and practical tools and resources.

Participants will:

• understand the role of mentors in supporting paraprofessionals in different contexts;
• learn and practice a variety of effective communication strategies with paraprofessionals;
• know the importance of using good professional judgment and demonstrating professional attitudes and behaviors; and
• commit to personal professional growth and that of paraprofessionals to build the district’s capacity to meet the needs
of all learners.

What’s “flipped classroom” PD? It is professional learning that is organized in the following way: Participants view videos and
do readings and activities prior to a face-to-face Zoom session. Then they use the Zoom session to debrief. The readings and
activities are provided for this PD series using a learning management system called “Moodle.”

Session 1 September 8 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. This event has ended.
Session 2 September 22 This event has ended.
Session 3 October 7 This event has ended.

Participants who attend all Zoom sessions and complete all workshop assignments receive 10 contact hours for participation.

Sep
28
Tue
CANCELLED: Supporting Literacy Instruction for Teachers of Students with Complex Needs
Sep 28 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

*NOTE: this training has been cancelled. If you are interested in learning more about this topic, please reach out to Aaron Weisbrod for individual assistance. Thank you!

 

Help students with complex needs develop literacy skills with a focus on equity and building quality schools. This training will provide you with both immediate and long-term strategies to build foundational knowledge in your educators and develop actionable steps for measuring growth.

We will focus on the Science of Reading and Heggerty phonemics curriculum to build literacy skills in the areas of word recognition, phonemic awareness, and phonics.

When you commit to the full series, you will be provided a copy of the Heggerty resources to use with your students to support growing foundational literacy development for students with complex needs in the area of phonemic awareness as part of Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Aaron Weisbrod, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Intervention specialists, curriculum directors, and special education administrators who work with students with complex needs

Dates, Location & Registration

This training has been cancelled.

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod

 

An Introduction to the Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity Framework & Process
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The Co-Founders of ICS Equity, Dr. Elise Frattura and Dr. Colleen Capper, will provide an overview of the Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity Four Cornerstones Framework and Process. All Four Cornerstones and ICS Equity Steps are implemented in a context of community engagement and development.

What is ICS Equity?

ICS Equity provides a Four Cornerstone Framework and Process to eliminate inequities in K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions, based on implementation science. We will tie ICS Equity with your District’s mission, vision, and current work to ensure that ICS Equity is not viewed as another initiative but provides a framework and process as a means to center equity as the core of the District’s work.

Key Features of ICS Equity include:

  1. Research based on over 45 years of equity research.
  2. Rather than piecemeal equity approaches, ICS Equity provides a Framework and Process to shift from a deficit to proactive education system for all students.
  3. ICS Equity advances the learning of literally all students in the District. Students currently succeeding in the District not only will continue to succeed but will make additional achievement and social gains. ICS Equity also addresses racial inequities and the entire range of inequities across ethnicity, social class, ability, gender, sexual/gender identity, and their intersections.
  4. ICS Equity includes a built-in accountability system via the Equity Audit that measures school/district equity progress and serves as a continual improvement feedback loop to the ICS Equity work.
  5. ICS Equity implementation depends on developing the “collaborative equity capacity” of all staff via a local, bottom-up/team approach with the District Leadership Team and School Leadership Teams leading the work in the District and schools and the creating of Co-Plan to Co-Serve to Co-Learn (C3) teams at each grade level.
  6. ICS Equity reallocates existing resources. No new resources are needed, and all current staff are needed to advance the work.
  7. ICS Equity provides ongoing support via the icsequity.org Digital Modules and at least three years of ICS Equity coaching for the School Leadership Teams and the District Leadership Team.

For more information about ICS Equity, please download the event flyer or visit www.icsequity.org.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Dr. Elise Frattura and Dr. Colleen Capper

Who Should Attend?

  • A district team, comprised of: the district superintendent, curriculum director, special education director/supervisors, and Priority and Focus School building principals

Date

Tuesday, September 28 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. This event has ended.

Contact

For content questions, contact Marty Schloegl.

For registration questions, contact Lisa Jenkins.

Regional Transition Network
Sep 28 @ 9:00 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 Weisbrod, 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

Sep
29
Wed
AT Conference & Vendor Fair
Sep 29 all-day

AT Conference & Vendor Fair September 29, 2021

 

Have plans September 29? You do now! The AT Conference & Vendor Fair are excited to welcome 20+ vendors who will share a variety of virtual sessions showcasing state of the art assistive technology and remote learning options! Vendors include Learning Ally, PRC-Saltillo, Control Bionics, Don Johnston, Talk to Me Technologies, Vispero and many more.

  • Free!
  • Vendor breakout sessions
  • 1:1 conversations with vendors
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home

Presented by Ohio’s State Support Teams and AT&AEM Center at OCALI

Get the full conference details

 

Regional Transition Network
Sep 29 @ 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 Weisbrod, 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

Sep
30
Thu
Supporting Students with Disabilities through Integrated Leadership
Sep 30 @ 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
Sep 30 @ 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

 

Oct
7
Thu
CANCELLED: NNPS Family Engagement Training
Oct 7 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

mother helps daughter with backpackNote: This training has been cancelled.

Research by Dr. Joyce Epstein shows strong partnerships with families and the surrounding community are needed to create healthy schools where students benefit from positive academic gains, physical health, and emotional growth. This research, along with Dr. Epstein’s 6 Keys to School, Family, and Community Partnerships has been incorporated into a framework implemented by the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) to move schools forward in creating a system where educators, families, and community partners work together to address school improvement goals, increasing positive outcomes for all.

This training will take your family and community engagement beyond parent-teacher conferences and volunteer recruitment. Using the NNPS model, learn about the processes needed to build collaboration in support of your school improvement, climate, and culture goals.

NNPS Framework Process

  1. A district facilitator is identified. This person will work closely with the SST consultant for coaching throughout the process.
  2. Pilot buildings are chosen.
  3. Each pilot building forms an Action Team for Partnerships (ATP), consisting of an administrator, teachers, families, and community members.

Attendee Expectations

To create a framework aligned with the NNPS model:

  • the District Facilitator will meet monthly with the SST coach for support
  • the District Facilitator will meet with each ATP to facilitate meetings
  • Building ATPs will meet monthly to create and execute the action plan
  • the district and schools will join the National Network for Partnership Schools
  • ATP action plans will align with and support school improvement goals
  • planned events will align with Joyce Epstein’s 6 Keys to School, Family, and Community Partnerships

Not sure you’re ready to take on the NNPS framework? Attend our NNPS Family Engagement Overview for a preview on September 8.

Learn more

Location

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

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Tamie Cruz, M.A., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Action Teams for Partnerships and District Facilitators
  • Note: an administrator is required to attend with the team

Date & Registration*

Thursday, October 7 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This training is cancelled.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

OPEPP’s Supporting Paraprofessionals through Mentoring
Oct 7 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

This three-session “flipped classroom” explores best practices for supporting paraprofessionals through the use of structured
mentoring protocols and practical tools and resources.

Participants will:

• understand the role of mentors in supporting paraprofessionals in different contexts;
• learn and practice a variety of effective communication strategies with paraprofessionals;
• know the importance of using good professional judgment and demonstrating professional attitudes and behaviors; and
• commit to personal professional growth and that of paraprofessionals to build the district’s capacity to meet the needs
of all learners.

What’s “flipped classroom” PD? It is professional learning that is organized in the following way: Participants view videos and
do readings and activities prior to a face-to-face Zoom session. Then they use the Zoom session to debrief. The readings and
activities are provided for this PD series using a learning management system called “Moodle.”

Session 1 September 8 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. This event has ended.
Session 2 September 22 This event has ended.
Session 3 October 7 This event has ended.

Participants who attend all Zoom sessions and complete all workshop assignments receive 10 contact hours for participation.

Oct
12
Tue
The Leadership Series for Bringing Back Better
Oct 12 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

cathy lassiter* Note: This training will now be held virtually. An access link will be emailed to you.

This time of post-pandemic transition is a great time to accelerate and strengthen student and staff learning. Guest presenter, Cathy Lassiter, Ed.D. will share strategies for leveraging the skills and knowledge gained during the past 18 months to launch you into a year of growth and learning.

This three-part series is highly interactive, with short reads, group discussions, self-reflections, and implementation planning. You will receive a copy of Leading the Rebound and Rebound Playbook by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, Dominique Smith, and John Hattie to guide our work.

Session 1: October 12
Post Pandemic Learning: Acceleration vs. Remediation?
Explore what research tells us about the impacts of remediation vs. acceleration in improving student learning outcomes, and which practices work best. Focus topics will include:

    • building students’ sense of efficacy
    • making learning relevant and engaging
    • using instructional time wisely and efficiently

We will also discuss how approaching instruction and learning with the right mindset and evidence-based practices will help accelerate student learning.

 

Session 2: January 21
Equitable Practices in ELA and Math

Discover instructional and cultural practices that foster learning at high levels for all students. The practices learned in this session will give attention to:

    • diversifying materials and content
    • teaching to learning outcomes that address equity and social justice
    • designing assessments that allow students to demonstrate mastery in diverse ways
    • involving students in the creation of knowledge, content, and curriculum
    • embracing diverse language usage in interactions

We will also analyze the effects of deficit thinking on content equity and consider ways to change how teachers think and act regarding marginalized learners.

 

Session 3: March 17
Leadership Practices for Deep Implementation

We will focus on what is required from school and central office leaders to get to deep implementation of practices that truly impact student learning outcomes. Explore different scientific processes that result in deep implementation including the stages of implementation:

    • Exploration
    • Installation
    • Initial Implementation
    • Full Implementation

Additional topics will include assessing readiness for change and procedures for scaling up. Finally, we will consider effective ways of de-implementation of ineffective practices.

Location

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Guest presenter: Cathy Lassiter, Ed.D., Corwin Learning

Cathy Lassiter, Ed.D.

 

Cathy Lassiter is an international consultant with over 35 years of combined experience as a public school teacher, principal, central office administrator, and consultant. Her areas of expertise are in Visible Learning+, Deep Equity, and Teacher Clarity, as well as instructional leadership, school culture, and change management. As an author/consultant for Corwin, Cathy has worked in schools across the U.S. and Canada, and she traveled to Australia to work with teachers on Visible Learning+.

 

Who Should Attend?

  • K – 12 teachers and administrators

Dates & Registration*

Tuesday, October 12 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. This session has ended
Friday, January 21 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Register
Thursday, March 17 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

* Note: This training will now be held virtually. An access link will be emailed to you.

Contact

For content questions: Marty Schloegl

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

CTE Special Education Leaders Network
Oct 12 @ 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 This event has ended.
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

 

Oct
19
Tue
New Special Education Leaders Meeting: Year 1
Oct 19 @ 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.
Tuesday, October 19
Tuesday, December 14
Friday, January 14
Thursday, February 10
Wednesday, March 30
Thursday, May 12

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

 

Oct
20
Wed
CANCELED: Using the Indicator 13 Checklist for Transition Plan Writing with Fidelity
Oct 20 @ 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

 

Oct
28
Thu
Supporting Students with Disabilities through Integrated Leadership
Oct 28 @ 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

 

Nov
3
Wed
Using Ohio’s Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool with Fidelity
Nov 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a deep discussion regarding the appropriate use of the Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making tool to improve equity and outcomes for all students while simultaneously supporting Ohio’s goal to meet Federal expectations for alternate assessment.

Topics covered include:

  • Ohio’s current alternate assessment practices and nationwide ranking
  • using the Alternate Assessment Decision-Making Tool (AAPDMT) with fidelity
  • strategies for systemic implementation aligning to evidence-based practices, state and federal expectations, and school improvement goals

You will leave this training with the knowledge needed to engage in conversations regarding alternate assessment participation, properly identifying students who qualify for alternate assessment, and providing rigorous instruction for students with the most significant cognitive difficulties.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Aaron Weisbrod, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Educators, administrators, and/or parents interested in learning how to use the AAPDMT with fidelity to correctly identify students who qualify for the Alternate Assessment.

Dates

Wednesday, November 3 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. This series has ended.
Thursday, November 4 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 10 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Nov
4
Thu
Using Ohio’s Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool with Fidelity
Nov 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for a deep discussion regarding the appropriate use of the Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making tool to improve equity and outcomes for all students while simultaneously supporting Ohio’s goal to meet Federal expectations for alternate assessment.

Topics covered include:

  • Ohio’s current alternate assessment practices and nationwide ranking
  • using the Alternate Assessment Decision-Making Tool (AAPDMT) with fidelity
  • strategies for systemic implementation aligning to evidence-based practices, state and federal expectations, and school improvement goals

You will leave this training with the knowledge needed to engage in conversations regarding alternate assessment participation, properly identifying students who qualify for alternate assessment, and providing rigorous instruction for students with the most significant cognitive difficulties.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Aaron Weisbrod, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Educators, administrators, and/or parents interested in learning how to use the AAPDMT with fidelity to correctly identify students who qualify for the Alternate Assessment.

Dates

Wednesday, November 3 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. This series has ended.
Thursday, November 4 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 10 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Nov
10
Wed
Using Ohio’s Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool with Fidelity
Nov 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Join us for a deep discussion regarding the appropriate use of the Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making tool to improve equity and outcomes for all students while simultaneously supporting Ohio’s goal to meet Federal expectations for alternate assessment.

Topics covered include:

  • Ohio’s current alternate assessment practices and nationwide ranking
  • using the Alternate Assessment Decision-Making Tool (AAPDMT) with fidelity
  • strategies for systemic implementation aligning to evidence-based practices, state and federal expectations, and school improvement goals

You will leave this training with the knowledge needed to engage in conversations regarding alternate assessment participation, properly identifying students who qualify for alternate assessment, and providing rigorous instruction for students with the most significant cognitive difficulties.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Aaron Weisbrod, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Educators, administrators, and/or parents interested in learning how to use the AAPDMT with fidelity to correctly identify students who qualify for the Alternate Assessment.

Dates

Wednesday, November 3 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. This series has ended.
Thursday, November 4 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 10 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Nov
16
Tue
OCALICONLINE 2021
Nov 16 – Nov 18 all-day

OCALICONLINE 2021

OCALICON is the premier autism and disabilities conference where thousands of people from around the world come together to learn, network, and share research, best practices, and resources to support the life-long needs of individuals with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and sensory and low-incidence disabilities. This year is their 15th anniversary, and and they can’t wait for you to join them as they celebrate over a decade of transforming inspiration into action.

Event is held exclusively online, and registration includes full access to both live and on-demand content.

SST 1 Presentation

photo of nicole herbertphoto of lisa hiteBe sure to attend UDL:  Going Beyond Access on Thursday, November 18 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

State Support Team 1 consultants, Lisa Hite and Nicole Herbert will examine how the Universal Design for Learning Framework takes teaching and learning beyond access and into socially just education. Reviewing data on marginalized populations will reveal that the time is now to eliminate the barriers and inequalities of teaching and learning that exist as well as the need to continue the work of the UDL framework.

They will discuss key concepts and ideas from Katie Novak and Mirko Chavin’s book Equity by Design and provide ways to put them into action.

Get the full conference details
Nov
22
Mon
ODE: All Students Can Read: Providing Literacy-Focused Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Nov 22 @ 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

 

Nov
30
Tue
CTE Special Education Leaders Network
Nov 30 @ 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 This event has ended.
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

 

Dec
1
Wed
Supporting Students with Disabilities through Integrated Leadership
Dec 1 @ 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

 

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.
Tuesday, October 19
Tuesday, December 14
Friday, January 14
Thursday, February 10
Wednesday, March 30
Thursday, May 12

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
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 This event has ended.
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