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.
Jan
13
Wed
2021
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 2 of 2 @ Virtual
Jan 13 @ 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

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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.

 

 

Jan
14
Thu
2021
Project Graduation: Power Hour Series [Morning Session] @ Virtual
Jan 14 @ 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

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Registration

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

Preschool Administrator Network 2020-2021 @ Virtual
Jan 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

These meetings are designed to inform preschool supervisors of early childhood updates, and disseminate new information in order to meet Federal IDEA requirements and indicators as they related to Preschool Special Education (i.e. Indicators 6, 7, and 12) and support the use of standards, curriculum, and assessments for all learners.

Opportunities to network and participate in topic-specific work groups will be provided. School Improvement will be the focus of the year, providing PD and resources around the 5-step Process, TBTs in preschool, and developing school improvement leaders at the preschool level.

Following this Professional Learning Opportunity, participants will:

  • understand the foundation of federal and state requirements: special education, licensing, SUTQ, and school improvement
  • review their current school improvement practices and align them to early childhood state initiatives
  • identify the role their position plays in overall school improvement

 

Please Note

  • This Professional Learning Opportunity is by invitation only. 

Contact Heather Gaskins, M.F.C.S. with questions.


 

Network Event Dates & Registration

November 11, 2020 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration closed
January 14, 2021 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration closed
March 18, 2021 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration closed
Jan
18
Mon
2021
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 18 all-day

SST 1 Offices are closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Jan
19
Tue
2021
Adolescent Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

These virtual, interactive sessions are designed for administrators, curriculum directors, special education directors, and superintendents.

Understanding the importance of literacy as the foundation for learning is the focus these interactive virtual sessions, sponsored by the State Support Team Region 1. Participants will investigate the complex nature of building and advancing literacy skills across all disciplines. This network will explore the practices that address the six essential domains of adolescent literacy instruction. Those which include:

  • Disciplinary literacy
  • Vocabulary
  • Discussion
  • Digital literacy
  • Multiple texts
  • Writing to learn

Administrators will learn instructional strategies that can be implemented the following day as well as develop understanding for guiding principles that will assist in the professional growth of participants. This network will build a solid theoretical framework of adolescent literacy, disciplinary literacy and provide a set of resources for developing and implementing literacy plans.

Contact Ginna Fall, M.Ed. with questions.


 

Event Flyer 

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Event Dates & Registration

(Prior registration is required)

Participants must individually register for each session. Click the date of the session you wish to attend below to be taken to the registration form. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with the login information for that specific meeting. For registration questions contact Lisa Jenkins.

October 15, 2020 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Registration closed
November 11, 2020 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Registration closed
January 19, 2021 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Registration closed
March 17, 2021 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Registration closed
May 19, 2021 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Register for this session

 

 

Cohort 1 ONA and Support Schools Tool Training @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

The One Needs Assessment  is a comprehensive district needs assessment which replaces the Decision Framework as well as the Comprehensive Needs Assessment that was previously found in the CCIP. This computer-based tool is accessed through the Ohio Portal and provides a structure for collaborative teams to reflect on current practices and data to help develop and prioritize district and buildings critical needs.

As a part of the Ohio Department of Education’s ED STEPS process, districts are assigned to one of three cohorts. Organizations that are a part of Cohort 1 will complete the One Needs Assessment and develop a three year plan beginning this school year. Selected districts will also be completing the Support Schools Tool this year.

The Support Schools Tool helps traditional districts and community schools track the effectiveness of their implementation of evidence-based strategies in their improvement plan. The tool also helps districts identify supports that may be available to them.

SST 1 is providing this virtual training to help prepare building teams complete this assessment. The goal of this training is to help collaborative teams become familiar with the One Needs Assessment and Support Schools Tool to better understand how they work together to create a comprehensive needs assessment.

Contact Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. with session questions.

 

Registration

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CTE Coffee Hour @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for this month’s conversation about topics relevant to Career Technical Education.

This month, we will provide a quick review of the Career Advising Policy and a deeper look at Ohio Means Jobs Resources that your staff can use yet this year, either in person or virtually.

Bring your ideas and questions to share. Time will be available to network and brainstorm.

Registration

This event date has passed.

New Preschool Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 19 @ 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.

One Needs Assessment Training Cohort 1 @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The One Needs Assessment  is a comprehensive district needs assessment which replaces the Decision Framework as well as the Comprehensive Needs Assessment that was previously found in the CCIP. This computer-based tool is accessed through the Ohio Portal and provides a structure for collaborative teams to reflect on current practices and data to help develop and prioritize district and buildings critical needs.

As a part of the Ohio Department of Education’s ED STEPS process, districts are assigned to one of three cohorts. Organizations that are a part of Cohort 1 will complete the One Needs Assessment and develop a three year plan beginning this school year. This process must be completed by March 30, 2021.

SST 1 is providing this virtual training to help prepare building teams complete this assessment. The goal of this training is to help collaborative teams become familiar with the One Needs Assessment, begin understand how the team will work together to prioritize critical needs, and prepare for writing the three year plan.

Contact Nicole Herbert, M.Ed. with session questions.

 

Registration

This event date has passed.