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.
Apr
16
Fri
2021
Play-Based Assessment @ Virtual
Apr 16 @ 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. Register for this session >>
April 23, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register for this session >>
May 7, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register for this session >>

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* 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.

 

Download the event flyer >>

Apr
21
Wed
2021
Supporting Teachers of Students with Complex Needs @ Virtual
Apr 21 @ 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.

Apr
23
Fri
2021
Play-Based Assessment @ Virtual
Apr 23 @ 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. Register for this session >>
April 23, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register for this session >>
May 7, 2021 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Register for this session >>

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* 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.

 

Download the event flyer >>

Apr
27
Tue
2021
Special Education Administrator Meeting @ Virtual
Apr 27 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

These monthly meetings are for Special Education Leaders in Region 1. Topics change monthly.

 

Please check back for more information, including a registration link. Questions may be directed to Lynn McKahan, M.Ed., SST 1 Director.

May
4
Tue
2021
New Preschool Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
May 4 @ 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
May 4 @ 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.

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

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* 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.

 

Download the event flyer >>

May
11
Tue
2021
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
May 11 @ 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.

May
12
Wed
2021
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 2 of 2 @ Virtual
May 12 @ 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
May 12 @ 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.