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.
Play-Based Assessment @ Virtual
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This free three-part professional learning series supports collaboration and authentic assessment practices as part of the play-based assessment during the preschool evaluation process. Designed for preschool special education evaluation transdisciplinary teams, we recommend the full team attend the trainings together.

The sessions will be interactive, and offer recommendations to help grow knowledge, skills, and abilities team members can use to provide an assessment process that is meaningful, supports children and their families, and ensures accurate, reliable data.

SST 1 consultant, Laura Low will challenge teams to evaluate their existing practices, and help you identify actions that can be implemented to improve connected, relevant, and accurate assessment practices through a transdisciplinary team approach.

For questions regarding the content of this series, please contact Laura Low.


Event Dates & Registration:*

April 16, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This session is closed
April 23, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. This session is closed
May 7, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register for this session >>


* NOTE: Please register for each individual training you wish to attend. We recommended that teams attend all three trainings together. Attendance and participation on all three sessions is required to receive the six Ohio-approved training hours. 

For assistance with registration, please email Lisa Jenkins or call 419.720.8999.


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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


Event Flyer

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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 >>