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.
Oct
15
Thu
2020
Myth Busting Transition Assessment @ Virtual
Oct 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by: Alex Corwin, MA – Secondary Transition and Workforce Manager, Lifespan Transitions Center at OCALI, Chris Filler, RN, BSN – Program Director, Lifespan Transitions Center at OCALI, Amy Szymanski, M.Ed. – Secondary Transition and Workforce Development Consultant

This session focuses on understanding what is (and what is not) the intent of age-appropriate transition assessment, as well as the implementation of transition assessment by a multi-agency team, which includes the family and youth. Discover strategies and resources that can be used to gather transition assessment data in a virtual environment.


 

Registration

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Oct
19
Mon
2020
OPEPP Trauma-Informed Practice Workshop [Kick-off Zoom]
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation (OPEPP), a project within the University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center, is providing several online workshops this fall to assist districts in using paraprofessional services more effectively in order to support student learning. Workshops are open to all districts and schools and would be especially useful for educator teams.

Trauma-informed Practice

This four-week workshop helps educators, especially paraprofessionals and teachers, think about ways
to connect trauma-informed practice to high-quality instruction of general education
content. Participants will:

• Identify ways trauma-informed practice can contribute to on-going efforts to promote safe and productive learning environments for all students;
• Describe classroom practices that use trauma-informed practice as a foundation for academic instruction;
• Explain how literacy instruction grounded in the Science of Reading works to off-set damaging effects of trauma; and
• Identify the ways leadership teams (DLTs, BLTs, and TBTs) can tie trauma-informed practice into overall district improvement efforts.

Questions about the workshops may be sent to Kathy Richards at kathryn.richards@uc.edu.


 

Event Dates

Workshop runs Oct 19, 2020 to Nov 9, 2020
Zoom kick-off: Oct 19, 2020; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Zoom wrap-up: Nov 9, 2020: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.


 

Registration

Registration closes 3 business days before the workshop begins.

Please see the event flyer for full Workshop details, registration, and payment information.

OPEPP Helping with Instruction Workshop [Kick-off Zoom]
Oct 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation (OPEPP), a project within the University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center, is providing several online workshops this fall to assist districts in using paraprofessional services more effectively in order to support student learning. Workshops are open to all districts and schools and would be especially useful for educator teams.

Helping with Instruction

Workshop Description:
This workshop is designed for teacher-paraprofessional teams who seek to understand how
paraprofessionals can expand their role on a team with responsibility for providing instruction. Based on
the principles of Universal Design for Learning, this workshop offers guidance about how paraprofessionals
can collaborate with a supervising teacher and other members of an instructional team to help students
learn. Participants will:

• identify five phases of the instructional cycle;
• understand Universal Design for Learning principles and their impact on student learning;
• apply instructional scaffolding strategies;
• describe learning targets; and
• identify ways to improve students’ study strategies and test-taking skills.

Questions about the workshops may be sent to Kathy Richards at kathryn.richards@uc.edu.


 

Event Dates

Workshop runs Oct 19, 2020 to Nov 16, 2020
Zoom kick-off: Oct 19, 2020; 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Zoom wrap-up: Nov 16, 2020: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.


 

Registration

Registration closes 3 business days before the workshop begins.

Please see the event flyer for full Workshop details, registration, and payment information.

 

Oct
20
Tue
2020
OPEPP Developing Cultural Competency Workshop [Kick-off Zoom]
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation (OPEPP), a project within the University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center, is providing several online workshops this fall to assist districts in using paraprofessional services more effectively in order to support student learning. Workshops are open to all districts and schools and would be especially useful for educator teams.

Developing the knowledge and practicing the skills of cultural competency enable all district personnel to relate to people and groups who are culturally diverse, which is critical for the success of all learners. This workshop is designed for all school and district staff as it addresses basic knowledge and skills that are foundational to developing cultural competency. Participants will:

• learn about the meaning of culture and cultural competency;
• explore how their cultural identity informs their cultural perspective and influences their
relationships with others; and
• learn how practicing cultural competency skills can positively impact student learning and
student behavior

 

Questions about the workshops may be sent to Kathy Richards at kathryn.richards@uc.edu.


 

Event Dates

Workshop runs Oct 19, 2020 to Nov 16, 2020
Zoom kick-off: Oct 20, 2020; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


 

Registration

Please see the event flyer for full workshop details, registration, and payment information.

Registration closes 3 business days before the workshop begins.

 

Oct
21
Wed
2020
Virtual Book Study: Supported Decision Making @ On-Line/Virtual
Oct 21 @ 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.

Oct
23
Fri
2020
Red Ribbon Week
Oct 23 – Oct 31 all-day

Each year, from Oct. 23-31, students in schools across the country show their commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by wearing or displaying a red ribbon. This annual event offers a great opportunity for schools and communities to raise awareness about drug misuse. Learning communities can virtually promote and support this year’s event with an online toolkit that includes downloadable graphics, student, parent and caregiver pledges and more ideas to encourage community participation.

For more information, visit www.dea.gov/redribbon.

Oct
29
Thu
2020
Access in a Virtual Environment: Proactive Planning to Support Effective Communication for Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing @ Virtual
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by: Christine Croyle, Program Director, Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness at OCALI; Abbey Weaver, Consultant; Heather Herbster, Outreach Specialist, Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness at OCALI

The classroom has been redefined and has had an impact on learning and connection. For learners who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH), having access to communication options that work provides bridges to learning in every setting. In this session, hear from professionals, families, and learners as they share how to plan ahead for successful virtual learning experiences for learners who are D/HH.


 

Registration

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Nov
3
Tue
2020
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Nov 3 @ 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.

Nov
4
Wed
2020
Virtual Book Study: Supported Decision Making @ On-Line/Virtual
Nov 4 @ 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.

Nov
7
Sat
2020
ODE Trauma-Informed Schools Conference @ Virtual
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:15 pm

The Ohio Department of Education is excited to host its first Trauma-Informed Schools Conference for Ohio’s educators and community partners so that, together, we can reach each child and help all students reach their fullest potential. This free event will be held virtually on Saturday, November 7.

The conference will:

  1. Provide information and tools that help educators and community partners better understand the impact of trauma on child development and learning
  2. Help educators apply trauma-informed practices at the district, building and classroom levels to best support the whole child
  3. Provide information and knowledge that supports educator self-care and whole child student well-being

Keynotes and presenters include nationally known individuals and Ohio’s educators and community partners who are engaged in these important practices. Presenters will share their knowledge and experience, while participants will have an opportunity to create networks, connections and engage in professional learning. The event offers an opportunity to become engaged in a statewide network of educators and community partners that promote and strengthen the understanding of the impact of trauma on students and educators alike in Ohio’s schools.

Throughout the day, participants will hear opening remarks from Ohio’s education leaders, participate in two keynote presentations and engage in three additional sessions where participants have opportunities to select from 15 presentations, including time to interact during speaker chats and community chats. Continuing education credits are provided for each session attended (if minimum participation is completed).


 

Registration

Click to be redirected to the Ohio Department of Education’s Trauma-Informed Schools Conference registration page.