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Sep
6
Mon
Labor Day: Offices Closed
Sep 6 all-day
Sep
8
Wed
NNPS Family Engagement Overview
Sep 8 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

mother helps daughter with backpackNow is the time to build stronger relationships with your families and communities. According to survey results from the Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University, many districts lack family engagement plans.

This one-hour virtual overview is intended to provide more information about the National Network for Partnership Schools (NNPS) framework to help you make informed decisions about developing a family and community engagement plan for your district.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Tamie Cruz

Who Should Attend?

  • District administrators

Dates & Registration

Wednesday, September 8 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. This event has ended.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

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
9
Thu
Preschool Leader Network
Sep 9 @ 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 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 13 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
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

 

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

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

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

Contact

For content questions: Lynn McKahan

For registration questions: Michelle Sworden

 

Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Training (fall)
Sep 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

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

Session 1:

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

Session 2:

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

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

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

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

Format: Hybrid

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

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates & Registration

Tuesday, September 14 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* This event has ended
Tuesday, October 12 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Virtual This event has ended

 

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

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

OPEPP’s Behavior Management Series
Sep 14 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This four-session “flipped classroom” professional development (PD) series explores four topics relating to behavior management
that paraprofessionals and teachers often ask about. Topics include:

• What is Behavior?
• Behavior Management Practices and Strategies
• Systems of Behavior Education
• Using Data to Change Behavior

What’s “flipped classroom” PD? It’s series of training sessions that are 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.”

Zoom Session 1 September 14 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. This session has ended.
Zoom Session 2 September 28 This session has ended.
Zoom Session 3 October 12 This session has ended.
Zoom Session 4 October 28 Register here Pay here

Participants who attend all Zoom sessions and complete all workshop assignments receive 15 contact hours for participation.

Sep
15
Wed
Family Engagement Community of Practice
Sep 15 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

mother uses tablet with sonFamily engagement has always been important, but is even more so now that we begin to recover from a global pandemic. Join us to explore evidence-based family and community engagement practices. Each session will focus on a particular topic, including:

  • an overview of family engagement practices, then and now
  • alignment of family and community engagement with school improvement efforts
  • evidence-based strategies and engagement frameworks
  • putting policy into practice

Attendee Expectations

Participants should:

  • come prepared to network, learn new skills, and plan for next steps in your schools
  • attend all four sessions, as the content is cumulative

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Tamie Cruz, M.A., State Support Team 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • School administrators
  • District leaders

This training is best for those who did not participate in the Spring 2021  Family Engagement Network, as much of the content will be similar.

Dates

Wednesday, September 15 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, October 6 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, November 10 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, December 8 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

PBIS Virtual Office Hours
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

These drop-in, come-as-you-are, virtual office hours are offered to support your PBIS implementation efforts. Bring your questions, help brainstorm ideas and solutions, and network with other schools. These monthly meet-ups are a great way to share and receive resources for Tiers I, II, and III of your PBIS framework.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Host: Tamie Cruz, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • PBIS internal facilitators and teams

Dates & Registration

Wednesday, September 15 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Event has passed.
Thursday, October 14 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Register
Monday, November, 15 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Register
Tuesday, January 11 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Register
Tuesday, February 15 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Register
Wednesday, March 16 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Register
Monday, April 4 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Register
Thursday, May 12 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Register

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

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
17
Fri
Ohio Family Engagement Leadership Summit
Sep 17 all-day

The Ohio Family Engagement Leadership Summit is a day of professional learning and connecting virtually with those dedicated to advancing effective family-school-community partnerships across Ohio and beyond.

Hosted by the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University, this summit brings research to action by providing schools, families, and community partners with the tools they need to work together to launch all children to success.

If you are a parent leader, educator, or community partner looking for opportunities to evolve your practice to next generation family and community engagement, this summit is for you.


 

Jackie JacobyState Support Team 1 Presentation

Session 13 – Holding Great Meetings for Families

State Support Team 1 Urban Literacy Consultant, Jackie Jacoby along with representatives from State Support Teams 6 and 13 will lead a power up session at 1:00 p.m. They will share a tool and resources aligned with evidence-based practices to guide your teams through holding engaging and effective family meetings.

 

 

Registration

This event has ended.

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

 

PBIS Virtual Network Meeting
Sep 21 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

PBIS Networks are back! Join us for informal, virtual, after-school presentations by Region 1 schools regarding their successes and challenges in implementing their PBIS frameworks.

 

Tuesday, September 21*
Representatives from Bryan Elementary School will present their journey over the last five years, including the challenges the pandemic brought, and how they created and strengthened their Tier I PBIS program.

*Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bryan Elementary representatives are unable to present on September 21. We will still gather to network and discuss the following questions:

      • Where are you in the implementation of PBIS?
      • What has been your greatest success with implementing a PBIS framework?
      • What is your current biggest challenge with PBIS? How can we help you brainstorm possible solutions?

 

Tuesday, November 9
Van Buren Elementary staff will discuss their Tier II framework, including their Reset Room, where students can receive behavioral supports. Following the meeting, the presentation team will answer your PBIS questions and you will have the opportunity to network with other education professionals.

 

Feel free to submit your questions in advance to event host and SST 1 Consultant, Tamie Cruz.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • PBIS Internal Facilitators and Teams

Dates

Tuesday, September 21* This event has ended.
Tuesday, November 9 Register

* Please see the note at the top of the page regarding changes to this session.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barhnisel

 

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
23
Thu
Literacy Leaders Network
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

During the 2021-22 school year, you will:

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Jackie Jacoby, M.Ed. and Nicole Herbert, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates & Registration

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

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

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel or Jackie Jacoby

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

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 Weisbord, M.Ed., State Support Team 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates, Location, & Registration

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

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

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

OPEPP’s Behavior Management Series
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This four-session “flipped classroom” professional development (PD) series explores four topics relating to behavior management
that paraprofessionals and teachers often ask about. Topics include:

• What is Behavior?
• Behavior Management Practices and Strategies
• Systems of Behavior Education
• Using Data to Change Behavior

What’s “flipped classroom” PD? It’s series of training sessions that are 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.”

Zoom Session 1 September 14 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. This session has ended.
Zoom Session 2 September 28 This session has ended.
Zoom Session 3 October 12 This session has ended.
Zoom Session 4 October 28 Register here Pay here

Participants who attend all Zoom sessions and complete all workshop assignments receive 15 contact hours for participation.

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 Weisbord, M.Ed., State Support Team 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates, Location, & Registration

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

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

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

PBIS Tier II Training (virtual)
Sep 29 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm

student in blue tee shirt and glasses raises hand in classroomWith the stress, uncertainty, and disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, we can expect that students will return to class with extra behavioral support needs. Intended for schools who are implementing PBIS Tier II with fidelity, this training will give PBIS Tier II teams and their administrator the skills you need to create a system of Tier II evidence-based strategies.

We will discuss:

  • Check In / Check Out,
  • Check and Connect,
  • Social and academic skills groups, and
  • so much more!

The knowledge you gain will help support your students’ social, emotional, and behavioral needs which will increase opportunities for academic success during this year of pandemic recovery.

Attendees will:

  • attend all three sessions, as the material presented is cumulative.
  • bring an administrator
  • complete planning and/or reflection tasks during the training session
  • be invited to attend PBIS Virtual Office Hours to receive follow up support
  • complete a survey to indicate the effects the training had on their Tier III practices
  • within one year, participate in a Tier II Fidelity Inventory to measure progress and create an action plan of next steps
  • If you prefer, this course is also available as a one-day, in-person training on Thursday, November 11. Learn more

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • PBIS Tier II Teams
  • An administrator is required to attend with the team

Dates & Registration

Wednesday, September 28 3:45 – 5:45 p.m. This event has ended
Wednesday, October 6 3:45 – 5:45 p.m. This event has ended
Wednesday, October 13 3:45 – 5:45 p.m. This event has ended

Registration closes September 28

Note: If you prefer, this course is also available as a one-day, in-person training on Thursday, November 4. Learn more

Learn more

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Sep
30
Thu
Graduation Power Hour: Series 1 (morning session)
Sep 30 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Ensure your students are prepared to graduate and poised for success beyond high school. Each 60-minute “power-hour” will give you resources and strategies designed to enhance student, parent, staff, and community engagement which will, in turn improve graduation rates and post-school outcomes for students.

Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • September 30: Graduation requirements & Graduation Plans
  • October 19: Career Advising Policy & Student Success Plans
  • November 9: Working with community business partners
  • December 16: Transition planning with fidelity
  • January 20: Four Es

Stay for the 30-minute follow-up networking session to ask questions, crowd source ideas, and develop strategies with your peers.

Attendee Expectations

  • You will discuss, demonstrate, and/or share ideas, actions, and outcomes regarding the implementation of the resources provided.
  • Participation in all sessions is heavily encouraged, as some content will be cumulative.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • Educators, community partners, parents, and/or parent representatives who support Transition Age Youth or help inform graduation policy.
  • Note: If you participated in the 2021-22 Graduation Power Hour series, we recommend taking your knowledge to the next level with Graduation Power Hour: Series 2.

Dates & Registration

Thursday, September 30 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Event has ended
Tuesday, October 19 Register
Tuesday, November 9 Register
Thursday, December 16 Register
Thursday, January 20 Register

 

Is this a bad time? 

Then our afternoon session is for you! >>

Don’t stop learning!

Take your graduation and transition knowledge to the next level! Graduation Power Hour continues in February with Series 2. We will build upon the skills, resources, and strategies you gained in Graduation Power Hour Series 1 to help ensure your students are ready for graduation and beyond.

Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • February 17:  Ohio Means Jobs website and writing career-connected lesson plans
  • March 17:  Ohio Means Jobs and other readiness seals
  • April 7:  Industry-recognized credentials
  • May 5:  Family engagement in graduation and transition preparation

Stay for the 30-minute follow-up networking session to ask questions, crowd source ideas, and develop strategies with your peers.

Learn more

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

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 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

 

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.

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

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register

 

Graduation Power Hour: Series 1 (afternoon session)
Sep 30 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Ensure your students are prepared to graduate and poised for success beyond high school. Each 60-minute “power-hour” will give you resources and strategies designed to enhance student, parent, staff, and community engagement which will, in turn improve graduation rates and post-school outcomes for students.

Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • September 30: Graduation requirements & Graduation Plans
  • October 19: Career Advising Policy & Student Success Plans
  • November 9: Working with community business partners
  • December 16: Transition planning with fidelity
  • January 20: Four Es

Stay for the 30-minute follow-up networking session to ask questions, crowd source ideas, and develop strategies with your peers.

Attendee Expectations

  • You will discuss, demonstrate, and/or share ideas, actions, and outcomes regarding the implementation of the resources provided.
  • Participation in all sessions is heavily encouraged, as some content will be cumulative.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • Educators, community partners, parents, and/or parent representatives who support Transition Age Youth or help inform graduation policy.
  • Note: If you participated in the 2021-22 Graduation Power Hour series, we recommend taking your knowledge to the next level with Graduation Power Hour: Series Two. 

Dates & Registration

Thursday, September 30 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Event has ended
Tuesday, October 19 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Register
Tuesday, November 9 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Register
Thursday, December 16 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Register
Thursday, January 20 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Register

Can’t attend at this time?

Check out our morning session >>

Don’t stop learning!

Take your graduation and transition knowledge to the next level! Graduation Power Hour continues in February with Series 2. We will build upon the skills, resources, and strategies you gained in Graduation Power Hour Series 1 to help ensure your students are ready for graduation and beyond.

Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to:

  • February 17:  Ohio Means Jobs website and writing career-connected lesson plans
  • March 17:  Ohio Means Jobs and other readiness seals
  • April 7:  Industry-recognized credentials
  • May 5:  Family engagement in graduation and transition preparation

Stay for the 30-minute follow-up networking session to ask questions, crowd source ideas, and develop strategies with your peers.

Learn more

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

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

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • CTE administrators

Dates & Registration

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

Contact

For content questions: Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

OPEPP’s Helping with Instruction
Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This workshop is designed for teacher-paraprofessional teams who seek to understand how paraprofessionals can expand their role on a team with responsibility for providing instruction. Based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning, this workshop offers guidance about how paraprofessionals can collaborate with a supervising teacher and other members of an instructional
team to help students learn. The readings and activities are provided for this PD series using a learning management system called “Moodle.”

Participants will:
• identify five phases of the instructional cycle;
• understand Universal Design for Learning principles and their impact on student learning;
• apply instructional scaffolding strategies;
• describe learning targets; and
• identify ways to improve students’ study strategies and test-taking skills

Session 1 October 5 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Session 2 November 9

 

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Participants who attend all Zoom sessions and complete all workshop assignments receive 15 contact hours for participation.