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 we you are experiencing hazardous driving conditions, 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.
Dec
1
Tue
2020
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Dec 1 @ 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.

Using the Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool @ Virtual
Dec 1 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This Professional Learning opportunity is for teachers and administrators wishing to learn how to use Ohio’s new Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool (AAPDMT). Participants will learn the status of Ohio’s current Alternate Assessment practices and nationwide rankings, and how to use the AAPDMT with fidelity to improve equity and outcomes for all students while supporting the state’s move toward Federal accountability.

Participants will:

  • learn how to use the AAPDMT to determine which students should be taking the Alternate Assessment
  • develop an action plan to immediately implement and use this tool in their buildings and districts

Please contact Aaron Weisbrod with questions about this event.


 

Session Dates

November 10, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 12, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 12, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 13, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 18, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
December 1, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Flyer

Download the event flyer for more information.


 

Registration

This professional learning opportunity is available by invitation only. Please register through the Ohio Department of Education’s OH | ID Portal, or call 419.720.8999 ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel with registration questions.

Dec
2
Wed
2020
Virtual Book Study: Supported Decision Making @ On-Line/Virtual
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Supported decision making leads to self-efficacy, which reflects confidence in the ability to exert control over one’s own motivation, behavior, and social environment. According to the author, Jonathan Martinis, this book is for “the people, parents, families, friends, professionals, and practitioners on the front lines who give and get the support we all need to lead our best lives.” The participants will learn how to apply and implement the principles of supported decision making with students with disabilities through the lens of the experience of Jenny Hatch and her pursuit for equity in her own decision making process in her adult life.


 

Please Note

  • This is the first of five book study dates for this title. Please see below for upcoming virtual meetups.

Please contact Lisa Hite, M.Ed. with questions.


 

Upcoming Book Study Dates

October 21, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
November 4, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
November 18, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
December 2, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
December 16, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 

Event Flyer

Please click to download the event flyer for full details.

 

Registration

Call 419.720.8999 ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel to register for the book study.

Dec
8
Tue
2020
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Dec 8 @ 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.

Inclusive Practices that Support Learners with Significant Cognitive Difficulties @ Virtual GoToWebinar
Dec 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Hosted by: OCALI in partnership with State Support Team Region 16

Presenters: Lisa Arthur – State Support Team Region 16 & Ron Rogers – OCALI

This webinar will address specific strategies for supporting students with significant cognitive disabilities within inclusive educational settings.


 

Registration

Click here to be directed to the registration link on GoToWebinar.

Dec
9
Wed
2020
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 2 of 2 @ Virtual
Dec 9 @ 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.

 

 

Dec
16
Wed
2020
Virtual Book Study: Supported Decision Making @ On-Line/Virtual
Dec 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Supported decision making leads to self-efficacy, which reflects confidence in the ability to exert control over one’s own motivation, behavior, and social environment. According to the author, Jonathan Martinis, this book is for “the people, parents, families, friends, professionals, and practitioners on the front lines who give and get the support we all need to lead our best lives.” The participants will learn how to apply and implement the principles of supported decision making with students with disabilities through the lens of the experience of Jenny Hatch and her pursuit for equity in her own decision making process in her adult life.


 

Please Note

  • This is the first of five book study dates for this title. Please see below for upcoming virtual meetups.

Please contact Lisa Hite, M.Ed. with questions.


 

Upcoming Book Study Dates

October 21, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
November 4, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
November 18, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
December 2, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
December 16, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 

Event Flyer

Please click to download the event flyer for full details.

 

Registration

Call 419.720.8999 ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel to register for the book study.

Jan
12
Tue
2021
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Jan 12 @ 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.

Jan
13
Wed
2021
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 2 of 2 @ Virtual
Jan 13 @ 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.

 

 

Supporting Teachers of Students with Complex Needs @ Virtual
Jan 13 @ 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.


 

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.