Calendar of Events

COVID-19 & Inclement Weather Policies Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most State Support Team 1 professional learning opportunities are offered online. When in-person training is necessary, proper sanitation, social distancing, and face covering protocols are utilized. We are carefully monitoring State Support Team health and will notify registrants of any event cancellations or location changes.   When we return to in-person training opportunities, please be mindful of weather conditions. If  hazardous driving conditions exist, call 800-346-8495 after 6:30 a.m. to learn if your workshop is delayed or cancelled. Should you feel conditions are too unsafe to travel, please leave a message to let us know you won’t be attending.
New Preschool Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This network is for recently assigned preschool administrators, or administrators wishing to revisit foundational aspects of preschool administration. Participants will dive into the foundational framework of preschool administration to include both early learning and special education federal, state, funding, and quality requirements. Evidence based practices taught will align completion of ETRs and IEPs to influence student achievement. This is a multi-session, 2-year cohort.

During the 2020-21 school year, participants will:

  • identify their current location in the educational cascade, and how roles throughout the cascade differ
  • learn tenants of state and federal mandated requirements and identify how each is represented in their program/school
  • begin to establish skills to self reflect on their progress as an instructional coach and leader
  • draft an internal monitoring plan to align proper implementation of timeline driven requirements through documentation and implementation
  • draft an annual calendar of routine department requirements, responsibilities, best practices, and action

Please Note

  • This Professional Learning Opportunity is by invitation only.
  • Participants will be asked to complete pre-work to prepare for each session.
  • Registration will be closed after the first session.
  • Participants are expected to make a strong commitment to attending sessions, as content is cumulative.

Contact Laura Low with session questions.


Network Event Dates

November 3, 2020 January 19, 2021 March 2, 2021
November 17, 2020 January 26, 2021 March 16, 2021
December 1, 2020 February 16, 2021 May 4, 2021
December 15, 2020 February 23, 2021 May 18, 2021


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Participants may register by emailing Jill Barnhisel or calling 419.720.8999 ext. 152. Zoom session information will be sent to registrants prior to each event.

Ohio Heading to Kindergarten Transition Summit @ Virtual
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Heading to Kindergarten is part national initiative focused on building partnerships between Head Start and public schools.

The Heading to Kindergarten Summit provides an opportunity for communities and preschool to kindergarten transition teams to learn more about successful transitions to kindergarten.

Heading to Kindergarten Summit Goals:

  1. Showcase examples of effective kindergarten readiness practices, including strategies to support smooth transitions to kindergarten.
  2. Provide tools, supports and information to strengthen kindergarten readiness practices and collaboration between early childhood programs and school districts.

More information is available on the Ohio Department of Education website >>

Spring Into Summer: Parent + Child Activities to Boost Language & Literacy @ Virtual
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Families can boost their children’s literacy skills with fun, engaging, and easy activities.

Lori Josephson will offer resources based in the Science of Reading to parents on June 8. This event is presented by the International Dyslexia Association of Northwest Ohio.

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