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.
Sep
1
Tue
2020
CTE: Career Technical Education Special Education Leaders Meeting – Virtual @ Virtual
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Career Technical Education Special Education Leaders meeting is an opportunity for members to receive updates regarding special education as it relates to Career Tech Education. Members will have the opportunity to network with other professionals working with students with special needs in career tech.

Registration for these meetings is through the Share Site. The Share Site is for career technical education special education leaders who are responsible tor implementing services in their buildings.  The Share Site requires a login and password.

Career technical education special education leaders who are interested in this activity should contact Lisa Hite, M.Ed., at 800-346-8495, extension 161.

Sep
2
Wed
2020
Regional Transition Network Fall Meeting @ On-Line/Virtual
Sep 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The goals of the Regional Transition Network (formerly known as Regional Transition Council) is to act in a networking and advisory capacity in order to support schools and cooperating agencies in developing effective transition planning strategies with the support of the State Support Team personnel, guest speakers, and other partners and peers in order to strengthen district knowledge and capacity in regards to helping each student prepare for and achieve successful post-school outcomes in the areas of competitive integrated employment, education/training, and independent living.  Meetings include dissemination of news and updates about transition practices and procedures as well as share-outs and networking with local, regional, and/or state agencies in order to facilitate transition-related agency linkages in order to support transition implementation.

Registration:  

Participants can register by contacting Jill Barnhisel via email at esclew_jbar@sstr1.org, by telephone 419-720-8999, Ext. 152 or through the Ohio Department of Education’s OH|ID Portal

Questions:

For questions regarding the content of this meeting, please contact Aaron Weisbrod at 419-720-8999, Ext. 124.

Sep
3
Thu
2020
Creating Accessible Word Documents
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Information and registration are available at https://ataem.org/creating-accessible-word-documents

Regional Transition Network Fall Meeting @ On-Line/Virtual
Sep 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

The goals of the Regional Transition Network (formerly known as Regional Transition Council) is to act in a networking and advisory capacity in order to support schools and cooperating agencies in developing effective transition planning strategies with the support of the State Support Team personnel, guest speakers, and other partners and peers in order to strengthen district knowledge and capacity in regards to helping each student prepare for and achieve successful post-school outcomes in the areas of competitive integrated employment, education/training, and independent living.  Meetings include dissemination of news and updates about transition practices and procedures as well as share-outs and networking with local, regional, and/or state agencies in order to facilitate transition-related agency linkages in order to support transition implementation.

Registration:  

Participants can register by contacting Jill Barnhisel via email at esclew_jbar@sstr1.org, by telephone 419-720-8999, Ext. 152 or through the Ohio Department of Education’s OH|ID Portal

Questions:

For questions regarding the content of this meeting, please contact Aaron Weisbrod at 419-720-8999, Ext. 124.

Sep
10
Thu
2020
Scanning for Braille, Large Print, and Audio
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – Sep 11 @ 3:30 pm

Information and registration are available at https://ataem.org/scanning-for-braille-large-print-and-audio

Special Education Administrators Virtual Office Hours @ Online via Zoom
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

State Support Team 1 Special Education Administrators Virtual Office Hours will take place on Thursdays, September 10 and 24, 2020, from 9:00-10:30 AM. These virtual meetings are designed specifically for special education administrators and are facilitated by SST 1 director Lynn McKahan, M.S.

The purpose of these two sessions is to address critical issues regarding instruction for students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provide a venue to problem solve, share resources and ideas, and ask questions that address the needs of educators and their students in community schools, traditional schools, and other education agencies throughout Region 1.

Updates from the Ohio Department of Education (Office of Exceptional Children) are also provided.

 

Note: Sorry, registration is not open to outside attendance.  Event link sent to selected participants via email. Please contact Jill Barnheisel with questions. 

Sep
15
Tue
2020
UDL: Designing for the Least Restrictive Environment in General Education @ Virtual GoToWebinar
Sep 15 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Hosted by OCALI in Partnership with Centerburg Local School District and Innovating for Justice

Presenters: Barb Gentille Green – Centerburg Local School District, Robin L. Cunconan-Lahr – Innovating for Justice and Ron Rogers – OCALI

This virtual GoToMeeting session goes over how Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is a critical principle of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). School districts and families often struggle with WHERE and HOW to ensure LRE. What does the law really say? How can we use the UDL framework to reduce barriers and ensure that the general education classroom is the least restrictive environment? Join us for an engaging discussion that will stretch our thinking, allow for collaboration and improve outcomes for each and every learner!

Registration link

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7106679519404737295

 

Sep
18
Fri
2020
A Touch of Braille
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Information and registration are available at https://ataem.org/a-touch-of-braille

Sep
24
Thu
2020
Special Education Administrators Virtual Office Hours @ Online via Zoom
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The second State Support Team 1 Special Education Administrators Virtual Office Hours will take place Thursday, September 24, 2020, from 9:00-10:30 AM. This virtual meeting is designed specifically for special education administrators and are facilitated by SST 1 director Lynn McKahan, M.S. The first Virtual Office Hours was held Thursday, September 10.

The purpose of these two sessions is to address critical issues regarding instruction for students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provide a venue to problem solve, share resources and ideas, and ask questions that address the needs of educators and their students in community schools, traditional schools, and other education agencies throughout Region 1.

Updates from the Ohio Department of Education (Office of Exceptional Children) are also provided.

 

Note: Sorry, registration is not open to outside attendance.  Event link sent to selected participants via email. Please contact Jill Barnheisel with questions. 

Sep
29
Tue
2020
CTE Connect and Communicate – Day 1 of 4 @ On-Line/Virtual
Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Career Technical Education (CTE) Connect and Communication Network is a year-long professional learning activity for CTE administrator and educator teams to collaborate with teams from other career tech centers, experience coaching designed to support increased partnerships among districts, and provide opportunities to update or create required documents such as policies and procedures manuals and student success plans.

Session 1: September 29, 2020
Virtual Zoom Session – Zoom log-in information will be sent out to registered participants prior to the date of the event.
Special Education – Participants will explore the history of IDEA and learn about how educator mindset impacts student performance.

Session 2: November 17, 2020
Virtual Zoom Session – Zoom log-in information will be sent out to registered participants prior to the date of the event.
Teams will explore how academic, CTE and Special Education can partner and support each other in increasing student achievement.  Participants will practice examining barriers to student learning and brainstorming ways to remove those barriers.

Session 3: January 26, 2021
Participants will learn about Graduation Plans and why Career Tech Education should be part of the discussion as students first create their plan in 9th grade.  Team members will brainstorm how to be included in graduation planning and how to include parents in that planning.

Session 4: March 2, 2021
This session will be celebration day, a time for you to showcase a positive outcome connected to your 8-step action plan, special populations, partnerships, or student achievement.  It will also be a time to learn from other about their successes and lessons learned through their action research.

The 2020-2021 series will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 29, November 17, January 26, and March 2. The first two sessions will be held virtually.  The last two sessions are scheduled to be held at the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West in Toledo.  Lunch is not provided. Contact hours [20] are available to participants for complete series attendance.

Team Composition

All teams should include at least one administrator (e.g., CTE superintendent, director, special education leader) and CTE teachers, VOSE or special education intervention specialists, academic teachers, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, admissions office supervisors, and 504 coordinators.  Teams are encouraged to attend all four sessions of this series.

Registration

To register your team for this series, contact State Support Team Region 1 via email Jill Barnhisel or call 800-346-8495 or 419-720-8999, extension 152.

Questions

Questions regarding this series should be emailed to Lisa Hite.