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
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.

Nov
3
Tue
2020
CTE: Career Technical Education Special Education Leaders Meeting – Virtual @ Virtual
Nov 3 @ 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.

New Preschool Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Nov 3 @ 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

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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
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

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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.

Nov
8
Sun
2020
National Apprenticeship Week
Nov 8 – Nov 14 all-day

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) is a National Celebration that offers leaders in business, labor, education, and other critical partners a chance to express their support for Apprenticeship.

NAW also gives apprenticeship sponsors the opportunity to showcase their programs, facilities and apprentices in their community. The weekly events highlight the benefits of Apprenticeship in preparing a highly-skilled workforce to meet the talent needs of employers across diverse industries.

Learn more:

U.S. Department of Labor to Mark Sixth Annual Apprenticeship Week

Ohio Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship.gov

Nov
10
Tue
2020
Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

The Literacy Leaders Network will take a deep dive into all components of the Literacy Improvement Pathway.

Designed for district leaders, superintendents, curriculum directors, special education directors, principals, and literacy coaches, participants will learn the processes needed to create, update, or improve their district’s literacy plan based solidly in the Science of Reading. Vital tools such as the R-TFI, District Implementation Team/District Leadership Team guidance, decision rules, MTSS, curriculum review and adoption, assessment, and more will be covered.

Virtual Meetup Dates and Registration Links

All sessions will be held from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

November 10, 2020 Registration Closed
December 8, 2020 Registration Closed
January 12, 2021 Registration Closed
February 9, 2021 Zoom Registration Based on the Literacy Leaders Network feedback, our February Literacy Leader’s Network Session on “time” will take place in the form of a recording. Video content will be sent to you directly.

To keep the true intent of this team a network, there is a participation requirement. We will open our March session with this discussion. We intend to honor your time, so the recording and your participation will not exceed 1.5 hours total time.

March 16, 2021 Zoom Registration
April 20, 2021 Zoom Registration
May 11, 2021 Zoom Registration
June 8, 2021 Zoom Registration

Download the event flyer for more information >>

Note: This Professional Learning opportunity is by invitation only. 

 

For registration questions email Lisa Jenkins or call 419.720.8999, ext. 151.

For questions on the content of the network, please contact Debbie Nagel.

 

Using the Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool @ Virtual
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This Professional Learning opportunity is for teachers and administrators wishing to learn how to use Ohio’s new Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool (AAPDMT). Participants will learn the status of Ohio’s current Alternate Assessment practices and nationwide rankings, and how to use the AAPDMT with fidelity to improve equity and outcomes for all students while supporting the state’s move toward Federal accountability.

Participants will:

  • learn how to use the AAPDMT to determine which students should be taking the Alternate Assessment
  • develop an action plan to immediately implement and use this tool in their buildings and districts

Please contact Aaron Weisbrod with questions about this event.


 

Session Dates

November 10, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 12, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 12, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 13, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 18, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
December 1, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Flyer

Download the event flyer for more information.


 

Registration

This professional learning opportunity is available by invitation only. Please register through the Ohio Department of Education’s OH | ID Portal, or call 419.720.8999 ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel with registration questions.

Nov
11
Wed
2020
OCALICON 2020 (Virtual Conference)
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day

OCALICON is the nation’s premier autism and disabilities conference where thousands of people from around the world come together to learn, network, and share research, best practices, and resources to support the life-long needs of individuals with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and sensory and low-incidence disabilities. This year’s event is totally online.


 

Registration

Click to go to OCALICON’s registration page.