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.
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.

The Administrator’s Crucial Role in UDL Implementation @ Virtual GoToWebinar
Feb 3 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Hosted by: OCALI in Partnership with State Support Team Region 10

Presenters: Sue Seelig – State Support Team Region 10 & Ron Rogers – OCALI

Administrators at the district and building level can help build and a school community where teachers and students feel safe to take risks with their teaching and learning. This webinar will explore the following ways administrators can support UDL implementation:

  • Create a safe and supportive environment for their educators to take risks and extend their teaching practice
  • Encourage and facilitate team collaboration
  • Share information about UDL with all stakeholders
  • Support the purchase of flexible instructional materials
  • Work with district support staff to ensure all teachers and students receive the services needed in the classroom.


Registration link

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

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.


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


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

Cohort 1: One Plan Training @ Virtual
Feb 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Office of Federal Programs is hosting trainings to prepare education organizations to use the updated CCIP One Plan tool.

Registration is available in STARS V2.0 through your OH|ID Account >>

  • Log in
  • Click on Training and Registration (STARS)
  • Search Event Name: One Plan Training, Keywords Federal Programs or One Plan
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 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 Registration Closed
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.


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

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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 Tier II Training @ Virtual
Feb 10 @ 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.



This series has ended.

Emergent Literacy Series @ Virtual
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

This three-part literacy series is for preschool teachers, paraprofessionals, supervisors, child care workers, kindergarten teachers, and others looking to build emergent literacy skills at the preschool level. The series was created based on current literacy research in conjunction with Ohio’s State Literacy Plan to provide practices to increase literacy for all students, birth through age five.

Series Dates

  • Part 1:     January 22, 2021  |  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Early Phonological Awareness
      Participants will explore the three components of emergent literacy, with connections to research supporting their use, and learn the significance of, and instructional strategies for developing early phonological awareness in children from birth – age 5.
  • Part 2:     February 12, 2021 |  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Developing Oral Language and Vocabulary for Emergent Literacy
      Learn the significance of developing oral language and vocabulary in young children, and how to build these skills in multiple environments – home, preschool, and child care centers through formal and informal instructional contexts. Participants will also learn to choose vocabulary from vocabulary rich read-aloud texts to pre-teach prior to shared reading experiences.
  • Part 3:     March 5, 2021 |  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Building Print Awareness through Interactive Read-Alouds
      Explore the significance of print awareness and how to use read-alouds as a tool for print referencing and building meta-linguistic awareness in young children. Modeling of questioning during interactive read-alouds will be used to demonstrate how to direct young children’s attention specifically to print. Participants will leave with a thorough understanding of how to use read-alouds to teach ALL components of emergent literacy using a variety of texts. Connections will also be made to developing early literacy skills along the language and literacy continuum.

Download the event flyer.

If you have questions regarding the content of the series, email Heather Gaskins or call 419.720.8999, ext. 134


This series has ended.

Presidents Day
Feb 15 all-day

SST 1 Offices are closed in observance of Presidents Day.