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Oct
6
Wed
Family Engagement Community of Practice
Oct 6 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

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

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

Attendee Expectations

Participants should:

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • School administrators
  • District leaders

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

Dates

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

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

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

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

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

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

NNPS Framework Process

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

Attendee Expectations

To create a framework aligned with the NNPS model:

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

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

Learn more

Location

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

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

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

Date & Registration*

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

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

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

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

Participants will:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Session 2: January 21
Equitable Practices in ELA and Math

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

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

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

 

Session 3: March 17
Leadership Practices for Deep Implementation

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

    • Exploration
    • Installation
    • Initial Implementation
    • Full Implementation

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

Location

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Cathy Lassiter, Ed.D.

 

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

 

Who Should Attend?

  • K – 12 teachers and administrators

Dates & Registration*

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

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

Contact

For content questions: Marty Schloegl

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

CTE Special Education Leaders Network
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

student in safety gear welds in labCollaborate with other Career Technical Education administrators to improve the achievement of students with disabilities. You will receive special education updates as they relate to CTE, discuss data, face challenges together, collectively problem-solve, and share successes.

Perkins V is focused on special populations and these sessions will address students with disabilities, and all administrators involved in career tech are encouraged to attend.

Format

Hybrid

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • Career Tech administrators

Dates & Registration 

Tuesday, September 14 Rescheduled for October 12
Tuesday, October 12 9:00 a.m. – Noon Virtual This event has ended.
Tuesday, November 30 9:00 a.m. – Noon Virtual Register
Tuesday, January 11 9:00 a.m. – Noon Virtual Register
Tuesday, March 1 9:00 a.m. – Noon In-person, location TBD* Register

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

Contact

For content questions contact: Lisa Hite

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Training (fall)
Oct 12 @ 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, September 14 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. ESC of Lake Erie West* This event has ended
Tuesday, October 12 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Cancelled Registration is now closed

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

Contact

For content questions: Debbie Nagel

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

OPEPP’s Behavior Management Series
Oct 12 @ 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
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
Adolescent Literacy Network
Oct 13 @ 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

 

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?

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

 

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.