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
25
Thu
2021
Project Graduation: Power Hour Series [Morning Session] @ Virtual
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Each 60-minute “Power Hour” sessions will focus on different aspects of preparing students for graduation, including:

  • a deep dive into Ohio’s new graduation requirements
  • updates to the Ohio Means Jobs website and resources
  • Success bound strategies for building community partnerships and a business advisory council
  • Transition plans and transition planning

using the Career Connections Framework with efficacy and efficiency to ensure student enrollment, enlistment, employment, and/or engagement in the community

Each Power Hour will also include an optional 30-minute Q&A and peer-to-peer networking session for participants to share ideas and dive deeper into the content and implementation strategies discussed in the 60-minute presentation.

Please contact Aaron Weisbrod or Lisa Hite with questions.


 

Power Hour Dates and Topics: Morning Session

December 10, 2020 New Graduation Requirements and Graduation Planning
January 14, 2021 Ohio Means Jobs: Updates on Using the Website and Tools
February 25, 2021 Supporting Implementation of Career Advising Policies and Student Success Plans
March 18, 2021 Building Community Partnerships with Local Businesses and More
April 22, 2021 Transition Plans and Transition Planning with Fidelity
May 20, 2021 Using Career Connections Framework and Planning for the Four Es

 

Please Note:

  • Each Graduation Power Hour is also offered as an afternoon session. Click here for dates and times.
  • All sessions will be held virtually with participant engagement. Zoom information will be sent to registrants prior to event date.

 

Event Flyer

Click to download event flyer for full details.


 

Registration

Call 419.720.8999, ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel to register for Graduation Power Hour:  Morning Session.

The One Plan Writing Training: Cohort 1 @ Virtual
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

If you have questions about the content of this training session, please contact Nicole Herbert, SST 1 Consultant at 419.720.8999, ext. 138. Registration questions may be directed to Lisa Jenkins at 419.720.8999.

 

Click here to register for The One Plan Writing training >>

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
New Preschool Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Mar 2 @ 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

Click to download event flyer for full details


 

Registration

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.

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
4
Thu
2021
Virtual Family and Community Engagement @ Virtual
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The need for family and community engagement and partnership has increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual network series is designed for administrators and district leaders to explore evidence based practices around family and community engagement.

Each 2-hour session will focus on a particular topic, including:
• An overview of family and community engagement practices, then and now
• Evidence-based strategies and family and community engagement frameworks
• Alignment of family and community engagement with school improvement efforts
• Tools for evaluating family and community engagement

After attending these sessions, participants will be able to:
• Describe evidence based practices to improve family and community engagement in schools
• Create action steps to infuse family and community engagement into their school improvement goals
• Choose and use at least one tool for evaluating family and community engagement in their districts and buildings
• Describe evidence based frameworks for family and community engagement
• Create an action plan for the 2021-2022 school year to align family engagement practices with school improvement plans.

Would you like to build your family and community engagement toolkit? Books, supplies and other resources will be given to participants who attend each meeting.

Questions? Please contact Tamie Cruz, SST 1 Consultant.

Registration

Each session has a unique registration link. You must register individually for the dates you wish to attend. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration. Please contact Jill Barnhisel if you have questions about registration.

February 4, 2021 Closed
March 4, 2021 Register via Zoom
April 22, 2021 Register via Zoom
May 13, 2021 Register via Zoom

 

Download the flyer for the Virtual Family and Community Engagement Professional Learning Opportunity

Mar
5
Fri
2021
Emergent Literacy Series @ Virtual
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

This three-part literacy series is for preschool teachers, paraprofessionals, supervisors, child care workers, kindergarten teachers, and others looking to build emergent literacy skills at the preschool level. The series was created based on current literacy research in conjunction with Ohio’s State Literacy Plan to provide practices to increase literacy for all students, birth through age five.

Series Dates

  • Part 1:     January 22, 2021  |  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Early Phonological Awareness
      Participants will explore the three components of emergent literacy, with connections to research supporting their use, and learn the significance of, and instructional strategies for developing early phonological awareness in children from birth – age 5.
  • Part 2:     February 12, 2021 |  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Developing Oral Language and Vocabulary for Emergent Literacy
      Learn the significance of developing oral language and vocabulary in young children, and how to build these skills in multiple environments – home, preschool, and child care centers through formal and informal instructional contexts. Participants will also learn to choose vocabulary from vocabulary rich read-aloud texts to pre-teach prior to shared reading experiences.
      Register for this Zoom session.
  • Part 3:     March 5, 2021 |  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Building Print Awareness through Interactive Read-Alouds
      Explore the significance of print awareness and how to use read-alouds as a tool for print referencing and building meta-linguistic awareness in young children. Modeling of questioning during interactive read-alouds will be used to demonstrate how to direct young children’s attention specifically to print. Participants will leave with a thorough understanding of how to use read-alouds to teach ALL components of emergent literacy using a variety of texts. Connections will also be made to developing early literacy skills along the language and literacy continuum.
      Register for this Zoom session.

 

Download the event flyer.

 

If you have questions regarding the content of the series, email Heather Gaskins or call 419.720.8999, ext. 134

Questions regarding registration can be directed to via email to Lisa Jenkins or by calling 419.720.8999, ext. 151

Mar
9
Tue
2021
ONA & One Plan Virtual Office Hours: Cohort 1 @ Virtual
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Do you have questions regarding the One Needs Assessment or One Plan? Drop in for assistance during this virtual open office hours session.

Register for ONA & One Plan Office Hours >>

Heggerty Professional Development @ Virtual
Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The journey to becoming a skillful reader beings with phonemic awareness, or the ability to understand that spoken words are made up of individual sounds.

The Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum focuses on eight phonemic awareness skills, along with two additional activities to develop letter and sound recognition and language awareness. Best of all, it’s engaging, quick, fun, and effective!

Join us for this Professional Learning session for an introduction to the Heggerty Curriculum, learn how to put it into practice, and begin using it with fidelity.

Questions about this session may be directed to Debbie Nagel, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant.

 

RESCHEDULED: The February 16 session was postponed due to inclement weather. Please join us March 9.

Meeting Registration – Zoom >>

 


Registration

This professional learning opportunity is by invitation only. Please call 419.720.8999, ext. 151 or email Lisa Jenkins with questions.

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.