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.
Trauma-Informed Care Virtual Summit @ Virtual
May 18 – May 19 all-day

The 8th Annual Trauma-Informed Care Summit is presented by the Ohio Children’s Alliance. The 2-day professional learning opportunity will be held virtually.

The purpose of the Summit is to move systems beyond trauma informed to trauma competent with specific focus on Trauma-Informed Care in a Pandemic.  As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the globe, we are in the midst of uncertainty and upheaval. Where the focus may often be on recognizing COVID-19 symptoms during this time, it is also important to recognize that this time of crisis and trauma may lead to many physical, emotional, social, relational and spiritual challenges for many. 

Registration is $39, but scholarships are available.

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Adolescent Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
May 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



Project Graduation: Power Hour Series [Morning Session] @ Virtual
May 20 @ 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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Call 419.720.8999, ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel to register for Graduation Power Hour:  Morning Session.

ONA & One Plan Virtual Office Hours: Cohorts 2 & 3 @ Virtual
May 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Do you have questions regarding the One Needs Assessment or One Plan? Drop in for assistance during this virtual open office hours session for Cohorts 2 & 3.


Register via Zoom >>


Special Education Administrator Meeting @ Virtual
May 27 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

These monthly meetings are for Special Education Leaders in Region 1. Topics change monthly.


Please check back for more information, including a registration link. Questions may be directed to Lynn McKahan, M.Ed., SST 1 Director.

Memorial Day
May 31 all-day

SST 1 Offices are closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Ohio Heading to Kindergarten Transition Summit @ Virtual
Jun 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Heading to Kindergarten is part national initiative focused on building partnerships between Head Start and public schools.

The Heading to Kindergarten Summit provides an opportunity for communities and preschool to kindergarten transition teams to learn more about successful transitions to kindergarten.

Heading to Kindergarten Summit Goals:

  1. Showcase examples of effective kindergarten readiness practices, including strategies to support smooth transitions to kindergarten.
  2. Provide tools, supports and information to strengthen kindergarten readiness practices and collaboration between early childhood programs and school districts.

More information is available on the Ohio Department of Education website >>

Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Jun 8 @ 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 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.


Virtual PBIS Leadership Forum @ Virtual
Oct 26 – Oct 28 all-day

The Virtual National PBIS Leadership Forum is a technical assistance activity of the Center on PBIS and provides an opportunity for the Center to share information on the latest applications of PBIS.

The annual forum is designed to support state, regional, and local educational leaders, together with community and family partners, to increase the effectiveness of school environments through PBIS.

The 2021 National PBIS Leadership Forum will be held virtually on October 26-28, 2021.

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