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.
Feb
26
Fri
2021
Annual Symposium: International Dyslexia Association of Northern Ohio @ Virtual
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 32nd Annual Symposium of the International Dyslexia Association will feature two live-streamed presentations and a pre-recorded collection of interviews. You may choose to attend via live stream from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on February 26, or access the presentation materials on-demand during the month of March.

5 CEUs or Contact Hours are available

 

Schedule:

Symposium will begin with a Keynote Presentation at 8:30 am, followed by the panel discussion, a lunch break, and will conclude with a pre-recorded interview presentation.

 

Tickets: $25

Full event details and registration information is available on the IDA website >>

 

 

Please Note:

This event is not provided by State Support Team 1. It is presented by the International Dyslexia Association (Northern Ohio). Please contact IDA for answers to questions about symposium content and registration.

Mar
2
Tue
2021
CTE Connect and Communicate – Day 4 of 4 @ Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Career Technical Education (CTE) Connect and Communication Network is a year-long professional learning activity for CTE administrator and educator teams to collaborate with teams from other career tech centers, experience coaching designed to support increased partnerships among districts, and provide opportunities to update or create required documents such as policies and procedures manuals and student success plans.

Session 1: September 29, 2020
Special Education – Participants will explore the history of IDEA and learn about how educator mindset impacts student performance.

Session 2: November 17, 2020
Teams will explore how academic, CTE and Special Education can partner and support each other in increasing student achievement.  Participants will practice examining barriers to student learning and brainstorming ways to remove those barriers.

Session 3: January 26, 2021
Participants will learn about Graduation Plans and why Career Tech Education should be part of the discussion as students first create their plan in 9th grade.  Team members will brainstorm how to be included in graduation planning and how to include parents in that planning.

Session 4: March 2, 2021
This session will be celebration day, a time for you to showcase a positive outcome connected to your 8-step action plan, special populations, partnerships, or student achievement.  It will also be a time to learn from other about their successes and lessons learned through their action research.

The 2020-2021 series will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 29, November 17, January 26, and March 2. The first two sessions will be held virtually.  The last two sessions are scheduled to be held at the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West in Toledo.  Lunch is not provided. Contact hours [20] are available to participants for complete series attendance.

Team Composition

All teams should include at least one administrator (e.g., CTE superintendent, director, special education leader) and CTE teachers, VOSE or special education intervention specialists, academic teachers, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, admissions office supervisors, and 504 coordinators.  Teams are encouraged to attend all four sessions of this series.

Registration

To register your team for this series, contact State Support Team Region 1 via email Jill Barnhisel or call 800-346-8495 or 419-720-8999, extension 152.

Questions

Questions regarding this series should be emailed to Lisa Hite.

New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

New or recently assigned special education administrators, or those responsible for special education administration are invited to participate in these training and networking meetings. This is a multi-session, 2-year cohort. Year one focuses on building building foundation and capacity in your role, while year two centers on using knowledge to impact overall school improvement.

During the 2020-21 school year, participants will:

  • dive into the foundation of special education federal and state requirements, and using IDEA to guide understanding of district- and school-wide policies, procedures, and practices
  • gain foundational knowledge of the law
  • reflect on and evaluate current district special education policies, practices, and processes
  • receive support in navigating timelines and annual requirements
  • be introduced to team participation as instructional leaders
  • move towards monitoring progress throughout the sessions
  • network with other special education leaders for collaboration, learning, and growth
  • access strategies for training staff on providing effective student-focused services
  • build relationships with school improvement consultants
  • receive supplemental coaching to meet the needs of individual district/school improvement/CCIP

 

Please note

  • This professional learning opportunity is available 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, M.Ed. with program questions.


 

Network Event Dates

November 3, 2020 January 19, 2021 March 23, 2021
November 17, 2020 February 9, 2021 May 4, 2021
December 1, 2020 February 16, 2021 May 11, 2021
December 8, 2020 March 2, 2021

 

Event Flyer

Click to download event flyer for full details.

 

Registration

Email Jill Barnhisel or call 419.720.899, ext. 152 to register for New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2. Zoom session information will be sent to registrants prior to the date of each event.

Mar
10
Wed
2021
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 2 of 2 @ Virtual
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Participants from the 2019-20 New Special Education Administrators Network will build upon the foundation from the first year of the cohort in this second year support program. During this second year, participants will continue to build on foundational knowledge of the law, which can contribute to the disposition and skills necessary to build special education instructional leaders, resulting in improved outcomes for students with disabilities.

During the 2020-21 school year, participants will:

  • reflect and evaluate current district special education policies, processes, and practices
  • learn how to work in district teams as strong collaborative leaders
  • identify areas of strength
  • complete a gap analysis to align program improvement efforts with overall school improvement, completing a draft three-year improvement plan
  • continue to build relationships and grow together to support school improvement
  • receive coaching

 

Please Note

  • Event is open only to 2019/20 Special Education Administrator Network Year 1 participants.
  • 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.

Event questions may be directed to Laura Low, M.Ed.


 

Network Event Dates

November 11, 2020 March 10, 2021
December 9, 2020 May 12, 2021
January 13, 2021

 


 

Event Flyer

Click to download event flyer for full details.


 

Registration

Email Jill Barnhisel or call 419.720.899, ext. 152 to register for New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 2 of 2. Zoom session information will be sent to registrants prior to the date of each event.

 

 

Mar
17
Wed
2021
Supporting Teachers of Students with Complex Needs @ Virtual
Mar 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This Professional Learning series is designed to support the immediate and long-term implementation of strategies and practices that will improve the way adults use evidence-based strategies to support literacy development in all students, as outlined in Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement.

Each session will comprise of a 60-minute “Power Hour” dedicated to the learning and application of strategies to help teachers of students with complex needs develop and grow literacy skills. At the end of each session will be an optional 30-minute Q&A and peer-to-peer networking session for participants to share ideas and dive deeper into the content.

Questions regarding this training series may be directed to Debbie Nagel or Aaron Weisbrod.


All sessions are held 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 1 January 13, 2021: Cancelled
Session 2 February 17, 2021
Session 3 March 17, 2021
Session 4 April 21, 2021
Session 5 May 12, 2021

 

Event Flyer

Download the full details in the printable event flyer.

 

Registration

Please call 419.720.8999, ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel to register.

Mar
19
Fri
2021
CTE Coffee Hour @ Virtual
Mar 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us each month for relevant discussions regarding Career Technical Education in Ohio. New topics are introduced monthly.

In April, we will focus on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and CTE.

If you’d like to be included on the mailing list to receive the CTE Coffee Hour Zoom link, please email Lisa Hite.

Mar
23
Tue
2021
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

New or recently assigned special education administrators, or those responsible for special education administration are invited to participate in these training and networking meetings. This is a multi-session, 2-year cohort. Year one focuses on building building foundation and capacity in your role, while year two centers on using knowledge to impact overall school improvement.

During the 2020-21 school year, participants will:

  • dive into the foundation of special education federal and state requirements, and using IDEA to guide understanding of district- and school-wide policies, procedures, and practices
  • gain foundational knowledge of the law
  • reflect on and evaluate current district special education policies, practices, and processes
  • receive support in navigating timelines and annual requirements
  • be introduced to team participation as instructional leaders
  • move towards monitoring progress throughout the sessions
  • network with other special education leaders for collaboration, learning, and growth
  • access strategies for training staff on providing effective student-focused services
  • build relationships with school improvement consultants
  • receive supplemental coaching to meet the needs of individual district/school improvement/CCIP

 

Please note

  • This professional learning opportunity is available 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, M.Ed. with program questions.


 

Network Event Dates

November 3, 2020 January 19, 2021 March 23, 2021
November 17, 2020 February 9, 2021 May 4, 2021
December 1, 2020 February 16, 2021 May 11, 2021
December 8, 2020 March 2, 2021

 

Event Flyer

Click to download event flyer for full details.

 

Registration

Email Jill Barnhisel or call 419.720.899, ext. 152 to register for New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2. Zoom session information will be sent to registrants prior to the date of each event.

Mar
30
Tue
2021
CTE Coffee Hour @ Virtual
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us each month for relevant discussions regarding Career Technical Education in Ohio. New topics are introduced monthly.

In March, we will talk about sharing CTE with students in grades K – 8.

If you’d like to be included on the mailing list to receive the CTE Coffee Hour Zoom link, please email Lisa Hite.

Apr
6
Tue
2021
CTE: Career Technical Education Special Education Leaders Meeting @ To Be Announced
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Career Technical Education Special Education Leaders meeting is an opportunity for members to receive updates regarding special education as it relates to Career Tech Education. Members will have the opportunity to network with other professionals working with students with special needs in career tech.

Registration for these meetings is through the Share Site. The Share Site is for career technical education special education leaders who are responsible tor implementing services in their buildings.  The Share Site requires a login and password.  It will be announced at a later date if this event is going to be held as an in-person meeting or as a virtual meeting.

Career technical education special education leaders who are interested in this activity should contact Lisa Hite, M.Ed., at 800-346-8495, extension 161.

Apr
14
Wed
2021
Advance CTE 2021 Spring Meeting @ Virtual
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Advance CTE 2021 Spring Meeting is an opportunity for you to be on the front lines of the milestones, advances, and challenges facing states in Career Technical Education (CTE). Advance CTE will also delve into our new Vision, which will be released in March 2021, that aims to be the standard bearer for the key priorities and direction of CTE for the next decade.
The Spring Meeting provide many opportunities for members to interact, receive support, and gain valuable knowledge to reset and look to the future:
Reconnect: Interactive problem-solving sessions for states on hot button CTE topics and networking event with state and industry counterparts
Reset: Dynamic speakers and sessions on equity and CTE, the future of work, CTE data, communicating CTE, and more!
Reimagine: Vision deep dive and implementation sessions
This event is presented by Advance CTE. For more information and to register, please visit their website.