Calendar



Jan
25
Tue
Supporting Students with Disabilities through Integrated Leadership
Jan 25 @ 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. These events have ended.
Thursday, October 28
Wednesday, December 1
Held as open office hours
Tuesday, January 25
Thursday, February 24 This event has ended.
Tuesday, March 22 This event has ended.
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

 

Jan
28
Fri
Ohio Literacy Academy Live
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Ohio Literacy Academy

 

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

Friday, January 14 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Debunking Myths about Dyslexia and Brain-based Teaching Methods
Implications for Systems Change
Friday, January 21 The Science of Reading and English Learners
Instruction that Makes a Difference
Friday, January 28 Meaningful Language
Intentional Conversation and Play in Early Care and Education
Look for the recording coming soon!
Friday, February 4 Leading Literacy, Growing Equity
How School Leaders Can Improve Reading Instruction for All Students
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Feb
1
Tue
Ohio UDL Collaborative PLC
Feb 1 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Learn more about UDL with your fellow educators!

The members of the Ohio UDL Collaborative are excited to invite you to their monthly PLC. Their hope is that folks from Ohio who are implementing UDL will find these growth conversations helpful on their UDL journey.
Contact hours are available for attending this free training series.
Tuesday, November 2 Variability, Mindset & Equity This session has ended.
Tuesday, December 7 UDL & Executive Functioning Skills This session has ended.
Tuesday, January 4 UDL & SDI This session has ended.
Tuesday, February 1 Building Readiness for Implementation of UDL Join the Zoom meeting

Meeting ID: 865 5469 0916
Passcode: 428466

Tuesday, March 1 UDL & Literacy
Tuesday, April 5 TBD
Tuesday, May 3 TBD

About the Ohio UDL Collaborative

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

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

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

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

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

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

Feb
3
Thu
BUILDING CLOSED
Feb 3 all-day

State Support Team 1 is closed today, Thursday, February 3 due to inclement weather.

Feb
4
Fri
BUILDING CLOSED
Feb 4 all-day

SST 1 Offices are closed today, Friday, February 4 due to inclement weather.

CANCELED: Understanding the How and Why of Sound Walls
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Discover why sound walls should replace word walls in the classroom to strengthen phonological and orthographic skills and explore effective ways to implement sound walls to benefit all children including English language learners and students with disabilities.

You will learn how to set up and effectively use a sound wall with the purpose of elevating daily Tier I instruction for all students by reviewing 44 speech sounds (including 18 vowel sounds) and providing spelling options for each sound. This daily review helps aromaticity in student ability to access the sounds and match spelling to each sound.

This one-day training is an extension of both the SST 1 Emergent Literacy Series and Heggerty professional learning courses.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Debbie Nagel, M.Ed. and Heather Gaskins, M.F.C.S., SST 1 Consultants

Who Should Attend?

  • K-2 teams comprised of teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators
    Administrators are required to attend with their team.

Dates & Registration

Friday, February 4 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This training has been canceled.
Tuesday, March 29 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel or Heather Gaskins

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

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

Ohio Literacy Academy

 

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

Friday, January 14 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Debunking Myths about Dyslexia and Brain-based Teaching Methods
Implications for Systems Change
Friday, January 21 The Science of Reading and English Learners
Instruction that Makes a Difference
Friday, January 28 Meaningful Language
Intentional Conversation and Play in Early Care and Education
Look for the recording coming soon!
Friday, February 4 Leading Literacy, Growing Equity
How School Leaders Can Improve Reading Instruction for All Students
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Feb
9
Wed
Adolescent Literacy Network
Feb 9 @ 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

 

Open Office Hours: One Needs Assessment & One Plan
Feb 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

These open office hours sessions are intended for all districts and schools who are working on the One Needs Assessment and the One Plan.  The virtual sessions are available to all LEAs and offer a space for asking questions, receiving feedback, and networking with others who are also in the EDSTEPS process.

Registration is not required, and you do not need to stay the full hour.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Nicole Herbert

Dates & Times

Wednesday, February 9 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. This session has ended
Tuesday, February 15 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Join this session
Wednesday, March 9 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Join this session
Tuesday, March 15 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Join this session
Wednesday, April 6 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Join this session
Wednesday, April 13 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Join this session
Wednesday, May 11 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Join this session
Wednesday, May 25 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Join this session
Monday, June 20 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.  This session has been cancelled
Friday, June 24 1:00 – 2:30 Join this session

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Feb
10
Thu
New Special Education Leaders Meeting: Year 1
Feb 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • New administrators, and new leaders to special education

Dates & Registration

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

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

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

Contact

For content questions: Lynn McKahan

For registration questions: Michelle Sworden

 

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

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

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

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

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates

Thursday, February 10 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 17
Thursday, February 24
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24
Thursday, March 31
PBIS Virtual Network Meeting
Feb 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Advance your PBIS efforts by learning from your peers! Join us for informal, virtual, after school presentations by Region 1 schools and districts as they share the challenges and successes of their PBIS frameworks.

Thursday, February 10
Representatives from Whitmer High School will present how they implement PBIS at the high school level.

Tuesday, March 15
Learn all about the Yellow Jacket Way from the district-level team from Perrysburg Schools.

Wednesday, May 18
Hear from Horizon Science Academy – Springfield to see how they implemented Tiers I and II in their community school.

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

Thursday, February 10 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, March 15 This session has ended.
Wednesday, May 18

* Can’t attend? All sessions will be recorded and made available via our YouTube channel and on the PBIS page of this website.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barhnisel

 

Feb
15
Tue
CTE Coffee Hour
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • CTE administrators

Dates & Registration

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

Contact

For content questions: Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Open Office Hours: One Needs Assessment & One Plan
Feb 15 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

These open office hours sessions are intended for all districts and schools who are working on the One Needs Assessment and the One Plan.  The virtual sessions are available to all LEAs and offer a space for asking questions, receiving feedback, and networking with others who are also in the EDSTEPS process.

Registration is not required, and you do not need to stay the full hour.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Nicole Herbert

Dates & Times

Wednesday, February 9 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, February 15 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Wednesday, March 9 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, March 15 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. This session has ended.
Wednesday, April 6 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Wednesday, April 13 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Join this session
Wednesday, May 11 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Join this session
Wednesday, May 25 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Join this session
Monday, June 20 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. This session has been cancelled
Friday, June 24 1:00 – 2:30 Join this session

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Training (winter)
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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

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

Session 1:

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

Session 2:

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

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

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

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

Format: Hybrid

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

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates & Registration

Tuesday, December 7 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* Registration has closed
Tuesday, February 15 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Virtual

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

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

PBIS Virtual Office Hours
Feb 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. This event has ended.
Tuesday, February 15 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. This event has ended.
Wednesday, March 16 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. This event has ended.
Monday, April 4 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. This event has ended.
Thursday, May 12 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. This date has been cancelled

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

OCALI Parent/Professional Communication
Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

In this professional learning opportunity presented by OCALI, participants will review basic communication methods, techniques, and styles to utilize when communicating with parents and professionals. Hands on activities will aid participants in gaining an understanding of the various types of commination, as well as developing listening skills and how they relate to good communication skills.

 

Presenter: Tammie Sebastian

Tammie started with OCECD in September, 2011 and is the Statewide Program Coordinator for OCECD and also manages social media. She previously provided information, training and support for parents in Cuyahoga County.  Tammie was an advocate for the Tapestry System of Care before coming to OCECD. Her focus was the Juvenile Justice System and helping families getting the schools to evaluate children that were not getting the proper services they needed and therefore ended up in the court system.

Tammie has two daughters, one who is challenged with AD/HD and one who has the diagnosis of Autism, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Sensory Processing Disorder.

 

Download the event flyer

 

Feb
16
Wed
Using the Indicator 13 Checklist for Transition Plan Writing with Fidelity
Feb 16 @ 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* This event has ended.
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

 

Feb
17
Thu
Graduation Power Hour: Series 2 (morning session)
Feb 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Take your graduation and transition knowledge to the next level! 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.

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.

Prerequisite

  • Previous participation in Graduation Power Hour: Series 1

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: This learning opportunity is a follow-up to Graduation Power Hour: Series 1. We encourage you to join us for new information and continued updates. 

Dates & Registration

Thursday, February 17 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, March 17 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, April 7 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. This session has ended.
Thursday, May 5 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Register

Can’t attend at this time?

Check out our afternoon session >>

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

CANCELED: Family Engagement Community of Practice
Feb 17 @ 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. 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. This training is canceled.
Thursday, February 17 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Tuesday, March 22 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

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

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

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

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

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates

Thursday, February 10 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 17
Thursday, February 24
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24
Thursday, March 31
Graduation Power Hour: Series 2 (afternoon session)
Feb 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Take your graduation and transition knowledge to the next level! 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.

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.

Prerequisite

  • Previous participation in Graduation Power Hour: Series 1

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: This learning opportunity is a follow-up to Graduation Power Hour: Series 1. We encourage you to join us for new information and continued updates. 

Dates & Registration

Thursday, February 17 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, March 17 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, April 7 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. This session has ended.
Thursday, May 5 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. Register

Can’t attend at this time?

Check out our morning session >>

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Surrogate Parent for a Child With a Disability
Feb 17 @ 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm

State Support Team Region 1 consultant Jackie Jacoby is one of the several presenters for this webinar on the role of the surrogate parent. Additional presenters from the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children, Ohio’s State Support Teams, and OCALI will  explore best practices, key concepts, and resources to increase knowledge, understanding, and skills to serve as or support a surrogate parent in Ohio. A surrogate parent steps in and becomes a part of a team of educators and other professionals to ensure the student’s voice is heard, educational needs are met, and to support their success. The surrogate parent ensures the student has the same protections as all students eligible for special education services.

Each student with a disability is granted the right to be represented by a parent regarding special education matters by federal and state special education laws. Some students do not have a “parent” to represent them in matters relating to identification, evaluation, and educational placement. Therefore, these students need a surrogate parent, someone acting as the parent on their behalf. You will also hear about the requirements for serving as a surrogate parent, the statewide systems and resources to build the capacity for this role, and the recently launched online training.

 


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Book Study: Equity by Design
Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

equity by designKatie Novak and Mirko Chavin have provided a tool and a pathway for educators to begin the difficult conversations related to social justice and education. Their book, Equity by Design uses the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as a means and connection to develop inclusive and socially just classrooms.

In this book study, participants will discuss these relevant topics and learn practical applications for using the UDL framework. We will discuss removing barriers that affect the students we serve, and put our learning into practice to create a culturally responsive learning environment for all students. Participants will be asked to respond to reflection questions between each meeting.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • Teachers, building administrators, and district administrators

Dates & Registration

Thursday, February 17 – This session has ended. 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Register
Thursday, March 31 – This session has ended.
Thursday, April 28
Thursday, May 12

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

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert or Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Feb
18
Fri
Maximizing Instructional Capacity through Value Added (morning)
Feb 18 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Get ready to make sense of the data & set your teachers up for success in 2022-23! Learn how to interpret and apply EVAAS data to inform decision-making practices to improve instruction and student achievement.

At the end of this training you will:

  • know how to interpret student and teacher Value Added data
  • make data-driven decisions based on this data
  • be ready to create a building schedule that is most effect for all students’ learning

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Angela Osborne, MBA and Marty Schloegl, M.Ed.

Who Should Attend?

  • Principals
  • Counselors

Dates & Registration

Friday, February 18 8:30 -10:30 a.m. Register for this session
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Register for this session

Both morning and afternoon sessions available – choose the session that works for you!

Contact

For content questions: Angie Osborne or Marty Schloegl

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

Emergent Literacy Series
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

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

Location

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Heather Gaskins, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool classroom staff, with administrators encouraged to attend

Dates*

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

Questions

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

 

Maximizing Instructional Capacity through Value Added (afternoon)
Feb 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Get ready to make sense of the data & set your teachers up for success in 2022-23! Learn how to interpret and apply EVAAS data to inform decision-making practices to improve instruction and student achievement.

At the end of this training you will:

  • know how to interpret student and teacher Value Added data
  • make data-driven decisions based on this data
  • be ready to create a building schedule that is most effect for all students’ learning

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenters: Angela Osborne, MBA and Marty Schloegl, M.Ed.

Who Should Attend?

  • Principals
  • Counselors

Dates & Registration

Friday, February 18 8:30 -10:30 a.m. Register for this session
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Register for this session

Both morning and afternoon sessions available – choose the session that works for you!

Contact

For content questions: Angie Osborne or Marty Schloegl

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

Feb
21
Mon
Presidents Day: Offices Closed
Feb 21 all-day
Feb
24
Thu
Supporting Students with Disabilities through Integrated Leadership
Feb 24 @ 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. These events have ended.
Thursday, October 28
Wednesday, December 1
Held as open office hours
Tuesday, January 25
Thursday, February 24 This event has ended.
Tuesday, March 22 This event has ended.
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