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Oct
13
Wed
2021 OCTA Fall Conference
Oct 13 – Oct 15 all-day

The 2021 OCTA Fall Conference is presented by the Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education. It includes a Pre-conference workshop for  new and aspiring CTE administrators.

Register for OCTA
Oct
14
Thu
PBIS Virtual Office Hours
Oct 14 @ 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. This event has ended
Thursday, October 14 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. This event has ended
Monday, November 15 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. This event has ended
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

 

Book Study: Equity by Design
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Equity is one of the three core principles of Each Child Our Future, Ohio’s Strategic Plan for EducationThe plan states that the greatest education challenge remains equity in education achievement for each child.

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework provides a way to remove the barriers that marginalized student populations face. In addition, UDL is an expectation for the 11 District Plan and can be found in ESSA as a means to providing flexible options for all students.

Together we will explore the UDL framework as we read and discuss Equity by Design by Mirko Chavin and Katie Novak. (Book is provided.) By the end of the book study, you will:

  • understand the connection between UDL and social justice
  • define the concept of social justice education
  • examine the five steps to creating the foundations of equity in the classroom
  • determine actionable next steps for your classroom/building/district using the UDL framework

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. and Lisa Hite, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators of targeted and comprehensive school districts

Dates & Registration

Thursday, October 14 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Registration is closed
Thursday, November 11
Thursday, December 9
Thursday, January 13

The book is provided as a part of this book study.

Notes: Registration is closed to comprehensive and targeted school districts. Administrators are strongly encouraged to attend. 

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Oct
19
Tue
Graduation Power Hour: Series 1 (morning session)
Oct 19 @ 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. This session has ended
Tuesday, October 19 This session has ended
Tuesday, November 9 This session has ended
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

 

New Special Education Leaders Meeting: Year 1
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • New administrators, and new leaders to special education

Dates & Registration

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

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

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

Contact

For content questions: Lynn McKahan

For registration questions: Michelle Sworden

 

Graduation Power Hour: Series 1 (afternoon session)
Oct 19 @ 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. This event has ended
Tuesday, October 19 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. This event has ended
Tuesday, November 9 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. This event has ended
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
20
Wed
CANCELED: Using the Indicator 13 Checklist for Transition Plan Writing with Fidelity
Oct 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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

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

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

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

Location

Various, see below.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates & Registration

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

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

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Oct
21
Thu
Literacy Leaders Network
Oct 21 @ 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 Debbie Nagel, 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. This session has ended
Thursday, October 21 This session has ended
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended
Thursday, December 9 Register
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

 

Oct
26
Tue
Virtual PBIS Leadership Forum
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day

The Virtual National PBIS Leadership Forum is a technical assistance activity of the Center on PBIS and provides an opportunity for the Center to share information on the latest applications of PBIS.

The annual forum is designed to support state, regional, and local educational leaders, together with community and family partners, to increase the effectiveness of school environments through PBIS.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

National Center on PBIS

Who Should Attend?

School, state, district, or regional leadership teams adopting and implementing school-wide PBIS.

Date

October 26-28, 2021

Registration deadline is October 16

Contact

support@midwestpbis.org

Learn more
CANCELLED: UDL & CTE: Adding Tools to Your Instructional Toolbelt
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Explore the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guidelines that allow each student to access and engage in meaningful, challenging learning opportunities within your CTE curriculum.

Join us to learn about and begin using evidence-based instructional practices that the Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Career Technical Education and Advance CTE recommend as the framework for impacting student outcomes.

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • read the provided book, Unlearning by Alison Posey & Katie Novak and be prepared for discussion during training
  • be provided time each session to revise their lessons using the critical friends protocol
  • receive instructional tools to implement in their lab or classroom

Format

In-person

ESC of Lake Erie West

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Lisa Hite, M.Ed. and Nicole Herbert, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Career Tech teachers
  • Academic teachers who work with CTE students
  • Intervention specialists
  • Administrators are encouraged to attend with their teams

This PD is for educators who have not participated in UDL training with SST 1 in the last four years.

Dates & Registration

This training has been cancelled. We invite you to consider our virtual Equity by Design book study.

Contact

For content questions contact: Lisa Hite or Nicole Herbert

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Oct
28
Thu
Supporting Students with Disabilities through Integrated Leadership
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

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

Each meeting will include:

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

By participating in this network, you will:

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • Special Education Administrators
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Principals

Dates & Registration

Tuesday, September 21 Postponed to September 30 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 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

 

OPEPP’s Behavior Management Series
Oct 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 This session has ended.

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

Oct
29
Fri
CANCELLED: UDL & CTE 2.0: Equity by Design
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Equity by DesignNote: This training has been cancelled. We invite you to consider our virtual Equity by Design book study.

 

Expand your knowledge of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) by interacting with the UDL guidelines through an equity lens. This community of practice will provide opportunities to build equity awareness and gain the skills you need to close the achievement gap for special populations identified by Perkins V.

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • read the provided book, Equity by Design, by Mirko Chadin and Katie Novak and be prepared for discussion during training
  • participate in activities to build equity awareness
  • collect enrollment and achievement data
  • receive time to revise your lessons using the critical friends protocol

Format

In-person

ESC of Lake Erie West

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Lisa Hite, M.Ed. and Nicole Herbert, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • Career Tech teachers
  • Academic teachers who work with CTE students
  • Intervention specialists
  • Administrators are encouraged to attend with their teams

This PD is for educators who have previously participated in UDL training with SST 1 

Dates & Registration

This training has been cancelled. We invite you to consider our virtual Equity by Design book study.

Contact

For content questions contact: Lisa Hite or Nicole Herbert

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Nov
2
Tue
Ohio UDL Collaborative PLC
Nov 2 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn more about UDL with your fellow educators!

The members of the Ohio UDL Collaborative are excited to invite you to their monthly PLC. Their hope is that folks from Ohio who are implementing UDL will find these growth conversations helpful on their UDL journey.
Contact hours are available for attending this free training series.
Tuesday, November 2 Variability, Mindset & Equity 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 865 5469 0916
Passcode: 428466

Tuesday, December 7 UDL & Executive Functioning Skills
Tuesday, January 4 UDL & SDI
Tuesday, February 1 Building Readiness for Implementation of UDL
Tuesday, March 1 UDL & Literacy
Tuesday, April 5 TBD
Tuesday, May 3 TBD

About the Ohio UDL Collaborative

The Universal Design for Learning Center at OCALI increases access and equity through purposeful planning that leads to meaningful, effective instruction for all students. They do this by providing coaching, leadership, and guidance on removing barriers through improving and optimizing learning based on scientific evidence about how people learn.

For more information, contact Nicole Herbert, SST 1 Consultant and Ohio UDL Collaborative representative.

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

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

Topics covered include:

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

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates

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

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Nov
4
Thu
PBIS Tier II Training (in-person)
Nov 4 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

As we begin to recover from 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:

  • 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 broken into three virtual sessions, on September 29, October 6, and October 13. Learn more

In-person

Educational Service Center 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?

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

Dates & Registration

Thursday, November 4 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This event has ended.

Registration closes October 29

Note: If you prefer, this course is also available broken into three virtual sessions, on September 29, October 6, and October 13. Learn more

Learn more

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

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

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

Topics covered include:

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

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates

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

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Nov
8
Mon
OPEPP’s Developing Cultural Competency
Nov 8 @ 1:46 pm – 2:46 pm

Developing the knowledge and practicing the skills of cultural competency enable all district personnel to relate to people and groups who are culturally diverse, which is critical for the success of all learners. This workshop is designed for all school and district staff as it addresses basic knowledge and skills that are foundational to developing cultural competency. The readings and
activities are provided for this PD series using a learning management system called “Moodle.”

Participants will:
• learn about the meaning of culture and cultural competency;
• explore how their cultural identity informs their cultural perspective and influences their relationships with others; and
• learn how practicing cultural competency skills can positively impact student learning and student behavior

Session 1 November 8 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Session 2 November 30
Register here Pay here

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

Nov
9
Tue
Graduation Power Hour: Series 1 (morning session)
Nov 9 @ 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. This session has ended
Tuesday, October 19 This session has ended
Tuesday, November 9 This session has ended
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

 

Graduation Power Hour: Series 1 (afternoon session)
Nov 9 @ 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. This event has ended
Tuesday, October 19 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. This event has ended
Tuesday, November 9 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. This event has ended
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?

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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

 

PBIS Virtual Network Meeting
Nov 9 @ 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 This event has ended.

* 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

 

OPEPP’s Helping with Instruction
Nov 9 @ 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 These trainings have ended.
Session 2 November 9

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

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

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

Topics covered include:

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

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates

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

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

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
11
Thu
Literacy Leaders Network
Nov 11 @ 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 Debbie Nagel, 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. This session has ended
Thursday, October 21 This session has ended
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended
Thursday, December 9 Register
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

 

Preschool Leader Network
Nov 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool supervisors

* Building administrators are encouraged to attend

Dates

Thursday, September 9 This session has ended.
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended.
Thursday, January 13 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

 

Nov
15
Mon
PBIS Virtual Office Hours
Nov 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. This event has ended
Thursday, October 14 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. This event has ended
Monday, November 15 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. This event has ended
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

 

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

OCALICONLINE 2021

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

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

SST 1 Presentation

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

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

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

Get the full conference details
Nov
18
Thu
Adolescent Literacy Network
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

student reads book in beanbag chairUnderstanding the importance of literacy as the foundation of learning, together we will investigate the complex nature of advancing literacy skills across all disciplines. We will explore practices that address the six essential domains of adolescent literacy instruction:

  • Disciplinary literacy
  • Vocabulary discussion
  • Digital literacy
  • Multiple texts
  • Writing to learn

We will read and discuss This is Disciplinary Literacy by ReLeah Cossett Lent (book provided) and examine how clarity, habits of the mind, and vocabulary are impacted in disciplinary literacy.

Together we will build a solid theoretical framework of adolescent literacy and disciplinary literacy, and develop and implement literacy plans.

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • read the provided book and participate in the online office hours discussions between sessions
  • bring a copy of their district’s Local Literacy Plan
  • reflect upon the relevant, specific RTFI questions as a pre- and post-test

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Ginna Fall, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Building literacy leaders
  • Principals
  • Assistant principals
  • Literacy coaches
  • Curriculum directors

Dates & Registration

Friday, September 10 cancelled Registration closed September 30.
Wednesday, October 13 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 18 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, December 15 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, February 9 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 31 9:30 -11:30 a.m.

Contact

For content questions: Ginna Fall

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Nov
22
Mon
ODE: All Students Can Read: Providing Literacy-Focused Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Nov 22 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Best for:

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

Presenters:

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

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

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

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