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
26
Tue
2021
CTE Connect and Communicate – Day 3 of 4 @ Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
Jan 26 @ 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.

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 virtual.  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.

 

Session Details:

Session 1: Special Education

September 29, 2020 – Participants will explore the history of IDEA and learn about how educator mindset impacts student performance.

Zoom log-in information will be sent out to registered participants prior to the date of the event

Session 2: Partnerships with Academic, CTE, and Special Education

November 17, 2020 – Teams will explore how academic, CT and Special Education can partner and support each other in increasing student achievement.  Participants will practice looking at barriers to students learning and brainstorming ways to remove those barriers.

Zoom log-in information will be sent out to registered participants prior to the date of the event.

Session 3:  Graduation Plans

January 26, 2021 – Participants will learn about Graduation Plans and why Career Tech Education should be part of the discussion as students create their initial 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:  Celebration Day!

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.

 

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

This series has ended.

Questions

Questions regarding this series should be emailed to Lisa Hite.

New Preschool Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Jan 26 @ 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.

Special Education Profile Findings: Indicator 11, 12, 13 & Alternate Assessment @ Virtual
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

If your district received a finding on your Special Education Profile or Rating, State Support Team 1 will provide training and support. This session is for those who received findings for Indicator 11, 12, 13 and Alternate Assessment.

Additional information will be sent to your districts regarding registration for this professional learning opportunity.

Jan
28
Thu
2021
Findings in Special Education Profile: Disproportionality @ Virtual
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

If your district received a finding on your Special Education Profile or Rating, State Support Team 1 will provide training and support. This session is for those who received findings in Disproportionality (Identification, Placement or Discipline).

Additional information will be sent to your districts regarding registration for this professional learning opportunity.

PBIS Tier II Training @ Virtual
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This training is designed for PBIS Tier II teams from buildings implementing Tier I of PBIS with fidelity. Before attending the training, schools must have earned at least a 70% on Tier I of the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)* within the last year, and their triangle data should indicate at least 80% of their students earning an average of 0-1 behavioral referral per month.

Tier II teams will receive concrete, evidence-based interventions to enhance their PBIS framework to help students, including students with disabilities, manage their behaviors in proactive, positive ways. Participants will learn additional ways to interact with students to help increase positive behavior and create an action plan to begin inclusion of new interventions.

 


 

Please Note

  • The PBIS Tier II training is a series of three events.
  • A TFI should be conducted at  your school prior to attending this training series. Please contact Tamie Cruz, M.A. or your ESC representative to schedule your TFI before the training.

 

Upcoming Training Dates

January 12, 2021 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
January 28, 2021 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
February 10, 2021 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

 


Registration

This series has ended.

Feb
2
Tue
2021
Findings in Special Education Rating: Needs Intervention or Needs Assistance @ Virtual
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

If your district received a finding on your Special Education Rating, State Support Team 1 will provide training and support. This session is for those who received a Special Education Rating of Needs Intervention or Needs Assistance (years 1-4).

Additional information will be sent to your districts regarding registration for this professional learning opportunity.

Feb
4
Thu
2021
Virtual Family and Community Engagement @ Virtual
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The need for family and community engagement and partnership has increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual network series is designed for administrators and district leaders to explore evidence based practices around family and community engagement.

Each 2-hour session will focus on a particular topic, including:
• An overview of family and community engagement practices, then and now
• Evidence-based strategies and family and community engagement frameworks
• Alignment of family and community engagement with school improvement efforts
• Tools for evaluating family and community engagement

After attending these sessions, participants will be able to:
• Describe evidence based practices to improve family and community engagement in schools
• Create action steps to infuse family and community engagement into their school improvement goals
• Choose and use at least one tool for evaluating family and community engagement in their districts and buildings
• Describe evidence based frameworks for family and community engagement
• Create an action plan for the 2021-2022 school year to align family engagement practices with school improvement plans.

Would you like to build your family and community engagement toolkit? Books, supplies and other resources will be given to participants who attend each meeting.

Questions? Please contact Tamie Cruz, SST 1 Consultant.

Registration

Each session has a unique registration link. You must register individually for the dates you wish to attend. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration. Please contact Jill Barnhisel if you have questions about registration.

February 4, 2021 Registration Closed
March 4, 2021 Registration Closed
April 22, 2021 Registration Closed
May 13, 2021 Register via Zoom

 

Download the flyer for the Virtual Family and Community Engagement Professional Learning Opportunity

Feb
9
Tue
2021
CTE: Career Technical Education Special Education Leaders Meeting @ To Be Announced
Feb 9 @ 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.  It will be announced at a later date if this event is going to be held as an in-person meeting or as a virtual meeting.

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

Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Feb 9 @ 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.

 

New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Feb 9 @ 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.