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Dec
9
Thu
2021 OLAC & PBIS Showcase
Dec 9 all-day

For more than 10 years, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council has hosted the OLAC Action Forum—an annual event designed to bring hundreds of Ohio superintendents, principals, teachers, and others together to share stories about how district and building leadership teams and teachers-based teams are working together to impact all learners.

Since 2015, the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio PBIS Network have hosted the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Showcase, an annual event focused on showcasing Ohio’s schools implementing PBIS with high fidelity. This event brings together hundreds of Ohio principals, teachers, counselors, and others to network and share best practices around PBIS implementation to ensure safe and supportive school environments.

With a shared vision for building the capacity of those who lead, teach, and serve students in Ohio’s schools and beyond, we are excited to continue the OLAC and Ohio PBIS Network partnership to host a joint event again this year. This one-day, virtual conference will combine the best of the OLAC Action Forum and the Ohio PBIS Showcase.

Format

Virtual

Event Host

OLAC & Ohio PBIS Network

Who Should Attend?

Ohio superintendents, principals, teachers, and counselors.

Date & Registration

Thursday, December 9 Register

Contact

For OLAC Questions: Jim Gay or Karel Oxley

For PBIS Questions: Deborah Turner

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Literacy Leaders Network
Dec 9 @ 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

 

Dec
14
Tue
New Special Education Leaders Meeting: Year 1
Dec 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • New administrators, and new leaders to special education

Dates & Registration

Friday, September 17 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, October 19 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 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

 

Dec
15
Wed
Adolescent Literacy Network
Dec 15 @ 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

 

Dec
16
Thu
Graduation Power Hour: Series 1 (morning session)
Dec 16 @ 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)
Dec 16 @ 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

 

Dec
22
Wed
Holiday Break: Offices Closed
Dec 22 – Dec 24 all-day
Dec
27
Mon
Holiday Break: Offices Closed
Dec 27 – Dec 31 all-day
Jan
4
Tue
Ohio UDL Collaborative PLC
Jan 4 @ 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.

Jan
11
Tue
CTE Special Education Leaders Network
Jan 11 @ 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 This event has ended.
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

 

PBIS Virtual Office Hours
Jan 11 @ 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

 

Jan
12
Wed
Using the Indicator 13 Checklist for Transition Plan Writing with Fidelity
Jan 12 @ 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

 

Jan
13
Thu
Preschool Leader Network
Jan 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • Preschool supervisors

* Building administrators are encouraged to attend

Dates

Thursday, September 9 This session has ended.
Thursday, November 11 This session has ended.
Thursday, January 13 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, March 10 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Registration

This training is intended for a closed group of preschool administrators. If you’d like to be included, please contact Lisa Jenkins at 419.720.8999. 

Contact

For content questions: Heather Gaskins or Tara Shumaker.

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Jan
14
Fri
New Special Education Leaders Meeting: Year 1
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

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

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • New administrators, and new leaders to special education

Dates & Registration

Friday, September 17 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. This session has ended.
Tuesday, October 19 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 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

 

Jan
17
Mon
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Offices Closed
Jan 17 all-day
Jan
18
Tue
CANCELED: Introduction to Universal Design for Learning
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

The Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Framework is a direct link in removing the barriers that our marginalized students face. It is found within the Every Student Succeeds Act as a means to provide flexible learning options to all students, and is a means of reaching Ohio’s One Goal of annually increasing the percentage of high school students who graduate, and one year later:

  • participate in some type of post-high school learning experience,
  • earn a living wage,
  • are enlisted in the military, or
  • are engaged in a meaningful vocation

 

Session 1 (for administrators only): We will set the stage for implementing the UDL framework in your school. Session goals:

    • define UDL and discuss why it is necessary
    • explore the components needed to support UDL implementation and prepare to apply it to your continuous improvement cycle
    • examine current structures to identify what supports are already in place, and areas that need strengthened
    • create action steps to operationalize UDL at the building level
    • discuss how to support teachers who are learning UDL and implementing it in their classrooms

The remaining sessions are for Building Leadership Teams (BLTs) and the administrator from Session 1.

Session 2: We will explore UDL together, examine its components and answer:

    • Why UDL?
    • What are the goals of the UDL framework?
    • How does growth mindset influence the implementation of UDL?
    • What are the characteristics of an expert learner?

Session 3: We will:

    • dig deep into the UDL framework
    • examine the connection between the UDL framework and Social Justice

Session 4: This session will set you up for success as we:

    • discuss what UDL looks like in practice
    • explore the UDL Practice Profile and identify areas that are currently in place
    • discover where to start and begin UDL implementation process at the classroom level

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Nicole Herbert, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • Administrators
  • BLT members with general and special education representation

Dates & Registration

Tuesday, January 18 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. administrators only This event has been canceled.
Tuesday, February 15 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. administrators and BLT members*
Tuesday, March 15 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 5 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

* with general and special education representation

Registration closes January 7

Contact

For content questions: Nicole Herbert

For registration questions: Lisa Jenkins

 

Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 2 Kickoff
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

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

Tuesday, January 18 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 20 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Ohio TESOL: Disability vs. Difference
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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

On Tuesday, January 18, Rossasna Torres will discuss Disability vs. Difference

One of the greatest challenges in special education is to address the needs of students whose home language is not English. Practitioners in special education face the question: Is this a language difference? Or, is this a language impairment? The answer to this question requires to be knowledgeable of at least the following:

  • Process of acquisition of a second language
  • Acculturation
  • Bilingualism
  • Child development
  • Speech-Language milestones that are culturally sensitive
  • Baseline and comparison population.
Jan
19
Wed
Family Engagement Community of Practice
Jan 19 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

family engagement virtual community of practice begins january 19

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

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

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

Format

Virtual

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

  • School administrators
  • District leaders

Dates

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

Registration closes January 14.

Contact

For content questions: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Regional Transition Network
Jan 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

two high school students review paperwork togetherStay-up-to-date on the latest post-secondary transition and graduation-related information, learn about new state and federal initiatives, and network with others who support students during this pivotal point in their lives.

Hear from guest speakers who will share information about supporting systemic implementation of services, supports, and resources that help to ensure successful graduation and post-secondary outcomes for all students, with a focus on students with disabilities. Topics will include education/training, competitive integrated employment, and independent living.

Opportunities for peer-to-peer networking and success and struggle sharing will also be provided.

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

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

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates, Location, & Registration

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

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

Contact

For content questions: Aaron Weisbrod

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

Jan
20
Thu
Graduation Power Hour: Series 1 (morning session)
Jan 20 @ 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

 

PBIS Tier III Training
Jan 20 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

While PBIS Tier I and Tier II frameworks are extremely effective in preventing and managing student behavior, there are children who need additional individualized supports. This PBIS Tier III training is intended for schools who are implementing Tiers I and II with fidelity.

Teams comprised of an administrator, school psychologist, counselor, intervention specialist, and other staff members will learn how to create functional behavior assessments and behavior intervention plans to help meet the needs of students with more challenging behaviors.

Attendee Expectations

Participants will:

  • 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 III Fidelity Inventory to measure progress and create an action plan of next steps

Location

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

Event Host

State Support Team Region 1

Presenter: Tamie Cruz, SST 1 Consultant

Who Should Attend?

  • PBIS Tier III teams
  • An administrator is required to attend with the team.

Dates & Registration*

Thursday, January 20 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Register

Registration closes January 14.

* 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: Tamie Cruz

For registration questions: Jill Barnhisel

 

Literacy Leaders Network
Jan 20 @ 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

 

Federal Programs ED STEPS Trainings Cohort 2 Kickoff
Jan 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 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

Tuesday, January 18 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, January 20 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Graduation Power Hour: Series 1 (afternoon session)
Jan 20 @ 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

 

Jan
21
Fri
The Leadership Series for Bringing Back Better
Jan 21 @ 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

 

Emergent Literacy Series
Jan 21 @ 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.
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.

 

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. This event has ended.
Thursday, October 28 This event has ended.
Wednesday, December 1
Held as open office hours
This event has ended.
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

 

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 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.

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.