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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

 

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. Registration is closed. Watch for a spring session to be announced soon!
Wednesday, October 6 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, November 10 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, December 8 – Cancelled 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

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.

Oct
6
Wed
Family Engagement Community of Practice
Oct 6 @ 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. Registration is closed. Watch for a spring session to be announced soon!
Wednesday, October 6 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, November 10 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, December 8 – Cancelled 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

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

 

Nov
10
Wed
Family Engagement Community of Practice
Nov 10 @ 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. Registration is closed. Watch for a spring session to be announced soon!
Wednesday, October 6 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, November 10 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Wednesday, December 8 – Cancelled 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

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
Dec
8
Wed
CANCELLED: Family Engagement Community of Practice
Dec 8 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

Family 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.

This series has ended. Please consider registering for our winter session beginning January 19. 

Learn more

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Jan
19
Wed
Family Engagement Community of Practice
Jan 19 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

family engagement virtual community of practice begins january 19

Family engagement has always been important, but is even more so now that we begin to recover from a global pandemic. This virtual network series is designed for administrators and district leaders to explore evidence-based practices around family and community engagement. Each 2-hour session will focus on a particular topic, including:

  • serving families using a multi-tiered system to meet everyone’s needs
  • a focus on Joyce Epstein’s six keys to family engagement
  • time to create a well-rounded action plan to incorporate family engagement into your school improvement plans.

Each session will include time to network, learn new skills, and plan for next steps in your school. Because the information is cumulative, participants are highly encouraged to attend all three sessions.

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

Dates

Wednesday, January 19 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. Register
Thursday, February 17 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday, March 22 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Registration closes January 14.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Feb
17
Thu
Family Engagement Community of Practice
Feb 17 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

family engagement virtual community of practice begins january 19

Family engagement has always been important, but is even more so now that we begin to recover from a global pandemic. This virtual network series is designed for administrators and district leaders to explore evidence-based practices around family and community engagement. Each 2-hour session will focus on a particular topic, including:

  • serving families using a multi-tiered system to meet everyone’s needs
  • a focus on Joyce Epstein’s six keys to family engagement
  • time to create a well-rounded action plan to incorporate family engagement into your school improvement plans.

Each session will include time to network, learn new skills, and plan for next steps in your school. Because the information is cumulative, participants are highly encouraged to attend all three sessions.

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

Dates

Wednesday, January 19 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. Register
Thursday, February 17 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday, March 22 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Registration closes January 14.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Mar
22
Tue
Family Engagement Community of Practice
Mar 22 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

family engagement virtual community of practice begins january 19

Family engagement has always been important, but is even more so now that we begin to recover from a global pandemic. This virtual network series is designed for administrators and district leaders to explore evidence-based practices around family and community engagement. Each 2-hour session will focus on a particular topic, including:

  • serving families using a multi-tiered system to meet everyone’s needs
  • a focus on Joyce Epstein’s six keys to family engagement
  • time to create a well-rounded action plan to incorporate family engagement into your school improvement plans.

Each session will include time to network, learn new skills, and plan for next steps in your school. Because the information is cumulative, participants are highly encouraged to attend all three sessions.

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

Dates

Wednesday, January 19 9:15 – 11:15 a.m. Register
Thursday, February 17 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday, March 22 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Registration closes January 14.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

May
3
Tue
Ohio TESOL: How to Form Family Partnerships with Purpose and Power
May 3 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

On May 3, 2022 Leila Kubesch will discuss How to Form Family Partnerships with Purpose and Power

Speaker Bio: Leila teaches foreign languages and English as a Second Language. Having committed to teaching in high-need schools, she became resourceful in securing unique opportunities for her students. With the goal of empowering all youth in the same manner as those in affluent communities, she fosters community partnerships, engages leaders for innovative learning, and instills a mindset of dreaming big through large-scale service-learning projects that stem from youth initiatives.

The work of her students has landed in museums around the country and won national recognition. Her passion for equity and social justice extends beyond the classroom. She served as an advocate for emancipated foster youth in Ohio by raising awareness of the plight of these youth, who too often became homeless.

She raised awareness by presenting to large audiences including TEDx Cincinnati, where she won the Audience Choice Award for her talk. She spoke with politicians and dedicated her effort until House Bill 50 passed, enabling foster youth in Ohio to have homes until age 21.She believes the success she experiences with her students stems from her intentional creation of family and community partnerships.

Leila is the 2020 Ohio Teacher of the Year, 2020 National Teacher of the Year Finalist, 2021 NEA Horace Mann Award Recipient, and 2020 National Toyota Family Teacher of the Year.

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

engage to empower, building a strong community for career readiness

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Event Hosts

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

Angela Dietrich, ESC of Lake Erie West Consultant

Who Should Attend?

Educator teams with:

  • Industry partners,
  • Community members, and
  • Families

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

Location

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

Date and Registration

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

Registration closes April 11

Contact

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

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

About the Presenters

photo of Kevin FlemingDr. Kevin Fleming

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

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


photo of Hans MeederHans K. Meeder

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

engage to empower, building a strong community for career readiness

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Event Hosts

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

Angela Dietrich, ESC of Lake Erie West Consultant

Who Should Attend?

Educator teams with:

  • Industry partners,
  • Community members, and
  • Families

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

Location

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

Date and Registration

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

Registration closes April 11

Contact

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

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

About the Presenters

photo of Kevin FlemingDr. Kevin Fleming

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

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


photo of Hans MeederHans K. Meeder

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

engage to empower, building a strong community for career readiness

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Event Hosts

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

Angela Dietrich, ESC of Lake Erie West Consultant

Who Should Attend?

Educator teams with:

  • Industry partners,
  • Community members, and
  • Families

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

Location

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

Date and Registration

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

Registration closes April 11

Contact

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

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

About the Presenters

photo of Kevin FlemingDr. Kevin Fleming

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

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


photo of Hans MeederHans K. Meeder

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

engage to empower, building a strong community for career readiness

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

Event Hosts

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

Angela Dietrich, ESC of Lake Erie West Consultant

Who Should Attend?

Educator teams with:

  • Industry partners,
  • Community members, and
  • Families

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

Location

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

Date and Registration

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

Registration closes April 11

Contact

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

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

About the Presenters

photo of Kevin FlemingDr. Kevin Fleming

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

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


photo of Hans MeederHans K. Meeder

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

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

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

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

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