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Sep
8
Wed
OPEPP’s Supporting Paraprofessionals through Mentoring
Sep 8 @ 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.

Sep
14
Tue
OPEPP’s Behavior Management Series
Sep 14 @ 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.

Sep
15
Wed
Universal Resources for PreK-12 Special Education & Related Services Personnel
Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children is hosting a live Microsoft Team event titled “Universal Resources for PreK-12 Special Education and Related Services Personnel.” The purpose of this event is to highlight several special education resources available on the Department website.

Specifically, participants will receive an introduction to:

Registration is not required and there is no charge for the webinar. Please contact Amy Szymanski with questions.

Sep
17
Fri
Ohio Family Engagement Leadership Summit
Sep 17 all-day

The Ohio Family Engagement Leadership Summit is a day of professional learning and connecting virtually with those dedicated to advancing effective family-school-community partnerships across Ohio and beyond.

Hosted by the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at The Ohio State University, this summit brings research to action by providing schools, families, and community partners with the tools they need to work together to launch all children to success.

If you are a parent leader, educator, or community partner looking for opportunities to evolve your practice to next generation family and community engagement, this summit is for you.


 

Jackie JacobyState Support Team 1 Presentation

Session 13 – Holding Great Meetings for Families

State Support Team 1 Urban Literacy Consultant, Jackie Jacoby along with representatives from State Support Teams 6 and 13 will lead a power up session at 1:00 p.m. They will share a tool and resources aligned with evidence-based practices to guide your teams through holding engaging and effective family meetings.

 

 

Registration

This event has ended.

Sep
22
Wed
OPEPP’s Supporting Paraprofessionals through Mentoring
Sep 22 @ 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.

Sep
28
Tue
OPEPP’s Behavior Management Series
Sep 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.

Sep
29
Wed
AT Conference & Vendor Fair
Sep 29 all-day

AT Conference & Vendor Fair September 29, 2021

 

Have plans September 29? You do now! The AT Conference & Vendor Fair are excited to welcome 20+ vendors who will share a variety of virtual sessions showcasing state of the art assistive technology and remote learning options! Vendors include Learning Ally, PRC-Saltillo, Control Bionics, Don Johnston, Talk to Me Technologies, Vispero and many more.

  • Free!
  • Vendor breakout sessions
  • 1:1 conversations with vendors
  • Learn from the comfort of your own home

Presented by Ohio’s State Support Teams and AT&AEM Center at OCALI

Get the full conference details

 

Sep
30
Thu
ODE: All Students Can Read: Providing Literacy-Focused Assessment and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
Sep 30 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

Best for:

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

Presenters:

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

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

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
An Overview of Assessments for Literacy This session will provide an overview of screening, diagnostics, progress monitoring and evaluation assessments for literacy. Specific examples will be given and connections will be made to the use of assessment within a multi-tiered system of support framework. November 22

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Using Assessment Data to Create a Reader Profile This session will assist participants in using assessment information to create reading profiles in support of student goals. Please bring in a student-level report with data to create a reader profile as part of the session. February 24

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Literacy This session will describe the purpose of a multi-tiered system of supports for literacy and how this framework can support students
with disabilities in all tiers of instruction, including through core instruction based on the science of reading. Specific connections will be made to pre-referral interventions and how students identified as having a disability receive instruction in each tier.
April 14

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Using Data to Develop Literacy Goals & Specially Designed Instruction This session will support participants in developing meaningful IEP goals and specially designed instruction for literacy to support student progress and close the reading gap. June 14

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register

 

Oct
5
Tue
OPEPP’s Helping with Instruction
Oct 5 @ 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.

Oct
7
Thu
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
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
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
Oct
28
Thu
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.

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
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
OPEPP’s Helping with Instruction
Nov 9 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This workshop is designed for teacher-paraprofessional teams who seek to understand how paraprofessionals can expand their role on a team with responsibility for providing instruction. Based on the principles of Universal Design for Learning, this workshop offers guidance about how paraprofessionals can collaborate with a supervising teacher and other members of an instructional
team to help students learn. The readings and activities are provided for this PD series using a learning management system called “Moodle.”

Participants will:
• identify five phases of the instructional cycle;
• understand Universal Design for Learning principles and their impact on student learning;
• apply instructional scaffolding strategies;
• describe learning targets; and
• identify ways to improve students’ study strategies and test-taking skills

Session 1 October 5 These trainings have ended.
Session 2 November 9

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

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

OCALICONLINE 2021

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

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

SST 1 Presentation

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

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

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

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

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

Best for:

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

Presenters:

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

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

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
An Overview of Assessments for Literacy This session will provide an overview of screening, diagnostics, progress monitoring and evaluation assessments for literacy. Specific examples will be given and connections will be made to the use of assessment within a multi-tiered system of support framework. November 22

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Using Assessment Data to Create a Reader Profile This session will assist participants in using assessment information to create reading profiles in support of student goals. Please bring in a student-level report with data to create a reader profile as part of the session. February 24

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Literacy This session will describe the purpose of a multi-tiered system of supports for literacy and how this framework can support students
with disabilities in all tiers of instruction, including through core instruction based on the science of reading. Specific connections will be made to pre-referral interventions and how students identified as having a disability receive instruction in each tier.
April 14

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register
Using Data to Develop Literacy Goals & Specially Designed Instruction This session will support participants in developing meaningful IEP goals and specially designed instruction for literacy to support student progress and close the reading gap. June 14

12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Register

 

Nov
30
Tue
OPEPP’s Developing Cultural Competency
Nov 30 @ 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.

Dec
3
Fri
Ohio Dual Language Summit
Dec 3 all-day

The Ohio Department of Education and The Ohio State University are hosting the first-ever Ohio Dual-Language Summit on December 3, 2021. The theme is Creating Pathways to Biliteracy.

The purpose of the summit is to create a space for educators to come together around a shared vision of offering programs to support students’ bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. The conference aims to foster “Pathways to Biliteracy” through language programs that connect elementary, middle, and secondary grades and allow students to become fully bilingual and earn the Ohio Seal of Biliteracy.

The Ohio State University se complace en organizar la inauguración de la Conferencia del Bilingüismo de Ohio.

El propósito de la conferencia es crear un espacio para que los educadores se unan en torno a una visión compartida para apoyar el bilingüismo, biliteracidad y biculturismo de los estudiantes. La conferencia tiene como objetivo fomentar “Caminos al Biliteracidad” a través de programas de idiomas en todos los niveles de la educación; básico, intermedios y secundarios que les permita a los estudiantes convertirse y celebrar completamente el bilingüismo y obtengan el Sello de Biliteracidad de Ohio.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Wayne Wright of Purdue University, a leading expert in the country on Language Education Policy for bilingual and EL students, and co-author of Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism (6th Ed. Multilingual Matters), and Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners: Research, Theory, Policy, and Practice (3rdEd. Caslon Press).

Other workshops in the summit will include two areas:

Current Dual Language Programs: There are currently 12 dual/bilingual/foreign immersion programs across the state of Ohio. The summit will provide a forum for educators from current dual language schools to come together to discuss the challenges of implementing high quality programs.

Establishing a Dual Language Program: Does your district or school want to start a dual language program? The workshops will cover the benefits, challenges, and costs of establishing a new program, as well as different program models to fit the goals and demographics of your school or district.

Deadline to register: NOVEMBER 22 – Free book for first 100 registered by the keynote speaker Dr. Wayne Wright!

Dec
7
Tue
Ohio UDL Collaborative PLC
Dec 7 @ 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.

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

Learn more
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
18
Tue
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
20
Thu
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.
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.

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

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

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

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

Format

Virtual via Microsoft Teams

Event Host

Ohio Department of Education Office of Federal Programs

Who Should Attend?

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

Dates

Thursday, February 10 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 17
Thursday, February 24
Thursday, March 3
Thursday, March 10
Thursday, March 17
Thursday, March 24
Thursday, March 31