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.
Dec
8
Tue
2020
OACB 37th Annual Convention: Week 3 @ Virtual
Dec 8 – Dec 10 all-day

The 37th Annual Ohio Association of County Boards [OCAB] Convention will take place as a virtual, al la carte learning experience in 2020.

Conference material has been divided into a series of dates to provide flexibility for attendees.

Week 1: November 17 – 19, 2020

Week 2: December 1 – 3, 2020

Week 3: December 8 – 10, 2020

Available Professional Development Tracks

  • Abuse prevention
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Leadership
  • Pandemic lessons
  • Personal development
  • Remote best practices
  • Policy
  • SSA

Register for your preferred courses by visiting the OACB website.

New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Dec 8 @ 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.

PBIS Virtual Open Office Hours @ Virtual
Dec 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm

The 2020-21 school year looks a lot different than any other school year and SST 1 wants to support your PBIS efforts, regardless of your phase of implementation or educational delivery method. Join us for these open house style meetings, individually or with your team to share resources, get your questions answered, receive resources to implement PBIS,  and network with other schools.

Feel free to drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:15 p.m.

Contact Tamie Cruz, M.A. with questions.

Project Graduation: Power Hour Series [Afternoon Session] @ Virtual
Dec 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Each 60-minute “Power Hour” sessions will focus on different aspects of preparing students for graduation, including:

  • a deep dive into Ohio’s new graduation requirements
  • updates to the Ohio Means Jobs website and resources
  • Success bound strategies for building community partnerships and a business advisory council
  • Transition plans and transition planning

using the Career Connections Framework with efficacy and efficiency to ensure student enrollment, enlistment, employment, and/or engagement in the community

Each Power Hour will also include an optional 30-minute Q&A and peer-to-peer networking session for participants to share ideas and dive deeper into the content and implementation strategies discussed in the 60-minute presentation.

Please contact Aaron Weisbrod or Lisa Hite with questions.


 

Power Hour Dates and Topics: Morning Session

December 8, 2020 New Graduation Requirements and Graduation Planning
January 12, 2021 Ohio Means Jobs: Updates on Using the Website and Tools
February 23, 2021 Supporting Implementation of Career Advising Policies and Student Success Plans
March 16, 2021 Building Community Partnerships with Local Businesses and More
April 20, 2021 Transition Plans and Transition Planning with Fidelity
May 18, 2021 Using Career Connections Framework and Planning for the Four Es

 

Please Note:

  • Each Graduation Power Hour is also offered as a morning session. Click here for dates and times.
  • All sessions will be held virtually with participant engagement. Zoom information will be sent to registrants prior to event date.

 

Event Flyer

Click to download event flyer for full details.


 

Registration

Call 419.720.8999, ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel to register for Graduation Power Hour:  Afternoon Session.

Inclusive Practices that Support Learners with Significant Cognitive Difficulties @ Virtual GoToWebinar
Dec 8 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Hosted by: OCALI in partnership with State Support Team Region 16

Presenters: Lisa Arthur – State Support Team Region 16 & Ron Rogers – OCALI

This webinar will address specific strategies for supporting students with significant cognitive disabilities within inclusive educational settings.


 

Registration

Click here to be directed to the registration link on GoToWebinar.

Dec
9
Wed
2020
Creating Equitable Classrooms: 3 Keys that Work @ Virtual
Dec 9 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

In this 4-part virtual series, sponsored by State Support Team Region 1 and presented by Cathy J.  Lassiter, Ed.D. Administrators and their Building Leadership Teams (BLT’s) will learn about the keys to creating equitable classrooms where all learners thrive, whether it is face to face or in distance learning.  All sessions will be highly interactive, engaging participants in short reads, group discussions, self-reflections, and implementation planning.  Strategies shared by the presenter will be relevant for teachers and leaders in distance learning environments, face to face classrooms, and any variation of hybrid instruction.

Participants will delve into three main topic areas:

  • Fostering Collective Teacher Efficacy: includes a discussion on what this means and why it is so critical to equity in the classroom
  • Building Teacher Credibility: considers the huge impact of teacher credibility on student learning outcomes and the factors that influence students’ determination of the credibility of their teachers
  • Strengthening Core Instruction: focuses on practices that improve instructional design and delivery for strong Tier 1 instruction

Questions about the content of this series should be directed to SST 1 Consultants, Marty Schloegl or Nicole Herbert.


 

Series Dates & Registration

Date Time Attendees Registration Link
December 9, 2020 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Administrators only Registration closed
January 22, 2021 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Administrators and Building Leadership Teams * Registration closed
February 26, 2021 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Administrators and Building Leadership Teams * Zoom link: February 26
March 11, 2021 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Administrators and Building Leadership Teams * Zoom link: March 11

* BLT participants are required to attend all three sessions

NOTE: Participants who register by November 23 will receive a free copy of The Teacher Credibility and Collective Efficacy Playbook by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Dominque Smith.


 

Download the event flyer >>

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

New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 2 of 2 @ Virtual
Dec 9 @ 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.

 

 

Dec
10
Thu
2020
Project Graduation: Power Hour Series [Morning Session] @ Virtual
Dec 10 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Each 60-minute “Power Hour” sessions will focus on different aspects of preparing students for graduation, including:

  • a deep dive into Ohio’s new graduation requirements
  • updates to the Ohio Means Jobs website and resources
  • Success bound strategies for building community partnerships and a business advisory council
  • Transition plans and transition planning

using the Career Connections Framework with efficacy and efficiency to ensure student enrollment, enlistment, employment, and/or engagement in the community

Each Power Hour will also include an optional 30-minute Q&A and peer-to-peer networking session for participants to share ideas and dive deeper into the content and implementation strategies discussed in the 60-minute presentation.

Please contact Aaron Weisbrod or Lisa Hite with questions.


 

Power Hour Dates and Topics: Morning Session

December 10, 2020 New Graduation Requirements and Graduation Planning
January 14, 2021 Ohio Means Jobs: Updates on Using the Website and Tools
February 25, 2021 Supporting Implementation of Career Advising Policies and Student Success Plans
March 18, 2021 Building Community Partnerships with Local Businesses and More
April 22, 2021 Transition Plans and Transition Planning with Fidelity
May 20, 2021 Using Career Connections Framework and Planning for the Four Es

 

Please Note:

  • Each Graduation Power Hour is also offered as an afternoon session. Click here for dates and times.
  • All sessions will be held virtually with participant engagement. Zoom information will be sent to registrants prior to event date.

 

Event Flyer

Click to download event flyer for full details.


 

Registration

Call 419.720.8999, ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel to register for Graduation Power Hour:  Morning Session.

Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Dec 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 Registration Closed
March 16, 2021 Registration Closed
April 20, 2021 Registration Closed
May 11, 2021 Postponed. Content will be covered at the June 8 meetup.
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.

 

Dec
15
Tue
2020
2020 OLAC/PBIS Showcase @ Virtual
Dec 15 all-day

Since 2015, the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio PBIS Network have hosted the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Showcase, an annual event focused on showcasing Ohio’s schools implementing PBIS with high fidelity. This event brings together hundreds of Ohio principals, teachers, counselors, and others to network and share best practices around PBIS implementation to ensure safe and supportive school environments.

For more than 10 years, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council has hosted the OLAC Action Forum—an annual event designed to bring hundreds of Ohio superintendents, principals, teachers, and others together to share stories about how district and building leadership teams and teachers-based teams are working together to impact all learners.

With a shared vision for building the capacity of those who lead, teach, and serve students in Ohio’s schools and beyond, we are excited to announce a partnership between OLAC and the Ohio PBIS Network to host a joint event this year. This one-day, virtual conference will combine the best of the OLAC Action Forum and the Ohio PBIS Showcase.

This year’s theme, Leading & Learning Together, will include sessions aligned around three strands:

  • Leading, learning, and connecting in remote learning environments
  • Supporting the whole child, including students’ social emotional well-being
  • Ensuring equitable learning opportunities

Here’s what you can expect:

  • 20 sessions to choose from
  • Keynote speakers—Dr. Doug Reeves and Dr. Kent McIntosh
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities via virtual ‘breakout’ rooms
  • Access to all recorded sessions and materials following the event
  • Opportunity to earn continuing education credit

See the full lineup by downloading the event brochure.

Leading & Learning Together, 2020 OLAC & PBIS Showcase is FREE, but registration is required. Please visit the OLAC website to register.

If you have questions please contact Tamie Cruz.