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.
Literacy Academy
Feb 19 – Feb 20 all-day

The Ohio Department of Education annual Literacy Academy is for districts, schools, and early childhood providers working toward raising literacy achievement. The Literacy Academy provides professional learning to support the use of evidence-based language and literacy practices.

Using the Indicator 13 Checklist to Support Graduation through Targeted Transition Planning
Feb 20 all-day
BrailleNote Touch Plus with KeyMath
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Information and registration are available at

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports for Early Childhood
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

This event is part of an ongoing series that started January 24, 2020. Registration is closed to outside attendance.

Regional Literacy Leaders Network, Session 1
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Year 2 – New Special Education Administrator Networking Group (Rescheduled Event)
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sibshops @ Alternate Learning Center
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Having a brother or sister with a disability is for some a good thing, for others not-so-good, and others somewhere in-between. Siblings have much to offer each other and Sibshops give kids an opportunity to share with each other Siblings of children with disabilities are extraordinary. Learn more about Sibshops from the flier embedded below.

To register, contact Wendy Smenner, Parent Mentor and Sibshop Facilitator, Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, at 419-214-3066.

The Sibshops flier is embedded in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) below. A direct link to the PDF file follows the embedded document. PDF files can be accessed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

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Mental Health and Social-Emotional Learning Summit
Feb 25 all-day
The Ohio School Boards Association is partnering with education groups and mental health associations to offer the Mental Health and Social-Emotional Learning Summit, Feb. 25 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

This free summit will offer learning opportunities designed for teachers, counselors, school psychologists, board members, administrators and other school staff.

The association encourages every district to bring a team, so team members can attend multiple breakout sessions. The summit also features a Resource Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., where agencies will be sharing information about their available resources.

For agenda details and registration, visit the OSBA summit webpage. To ask questions about the summit, please email Mark Bobo.

Cancelled: Special Education Administrators Meeting
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This meeting has been cancelled. Information on meeting 4 dates is available on the calendar.

12-Week Blended Braille Course
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The 12-week course takes place on February 26; March 4, 11, 18, and 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; and May 6 and 13, 2020.

Information and registration are available at