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 we you are experiencing hazardous driving conditions, 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.
May
7
Mon
2018
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
May 7 all-day

The Ohio legislature has designated the first Monday in May as School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. The day gives Ohioans an opportunity to reflect on the outstanding job performance of more than 15,000 school bus drivers who transport students to and from school and school-related events throughout the year.

Please take a moment to thank the men and women working in your transportation department for the work they do to keep Ohio’s children safe each day.

Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11
May 7 – May 11 all-day

The Ohio Department of Education is excited to honor educators during Teacher Appreciation Week May 7-11. During this week, please help us thank Ohio’s remarkable teachers by sharing a story of a teacher or teacher team using #OhioLovesTeachers on Twitter and Instagram.

There are countless ways teachers help form the foundation for a lifetime of learning and exploring. Let’s celebrate the individuals and teams who create, motivate and inspire our students. We hope you will share your story and help us give a standing ovation to Ohio’s educators. To participate, simply share a picture with your story using #OhioLovesTeachers and tag @OHEducation on Twitter and Instagram.

The Department invites students, families and school and district staffs to use the hashtag to thank teachers and teacher teams. They can recognize their own teachers, a child’s teacher or a teaching colleague. The Department will share your Twitter and Instagram posts through its social media channels.

Don’t forget: You can share amazing stories about Ohio’s teachers all year using #OhioLovesTeachers. Click here to learn more.

 


This article is reprinted from the Ohio Department of Education

May
8
Tue
2018
National Teacher Day!
May 8 all-day

The National Education Association has information and printable materials to help celebrate National Teacher Day and National Teachers Week!

May
12
Sat
2018
Ohio Department of Health Free Regional Vision & Hearing Training (Canton, Ohio)
May 12 @ 6:22 pm – 7:22 pm
May
19
Sat
2018
Communication Options for Students Who Are Deafblind or Have Multiple Disabilities
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education (OCDBE) and the University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center are sponsoring this training free of charge.

This training explores a variety of communication options for students who are deafblind or have multiple disabilities, including hearing loss and vision loss. Participants will learn and practice different types of communication, including Haptics. This training is targeted to Sign Language Interpreters, parents, teachers, support service personnel, occupational therapists (OT), physical therapists (PT), and speech-language pathologists (SLP). This training will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on May 19, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. The registration deadline is May 8, 2018.

 

Jun
11
Mon
2018
4-Day Summer Basic Braille Course @ Embassy Suites
Jun 11 @ 8:30 am – Jun 14 @ 4:30 pm

The Basic Braille Course will provide basic instruction in braille for paraprofessionals and teachers and is not intended to be a refresher for the experienced braille user. Familiarity with the braille alphabet is a plus. The course will introduce/review the braille alphabet, capitalization, punctuation, cardinal numbers, one-cell whole-word contractions, whole-word contractions, part-word contractions, and some short-form words, all according to UEB. This course will also introduce simple formatting. Students will participate in independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read and write with a Perkins Brailler and proofread literary braille materials

The trainer is Shelley Mack, a Certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (CTVI) and Certified Braille Transcriber.

Lodging at the Embassy Suites is offered to course participants Monday through Wednesday nights and paid for by the BEST grant.

Twenty-nine (29) contact hours will be offered for this 4-day course. Two (2) semester hours of graduate credit through the University of Dayton credit will be offered; the BEST Grant will pay for the college credit tuition for the first twenty (20) Ohio teachers to register.

 

Jun
18
Mon
2018
Advanced Braille Course @ Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
Jun 18 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Taught by Shelley Mack, Certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (CTVI) and Certified Braille Transcriber, this course is designed for educators who need advanced instruction in contracted Unified English Braille (UEB) and the formats in which it is transcribed.

The course consists of two onsite sessions with four additional lessons to be completed independently between. The course will briefly review the content of lessons one through seven and provide in-depth coverage of lessons eight – nineteen of the NLS Braille Transcribing Course, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. P

articipants will have sessions for independent and group work and will apply their updated knowledge as they read, write, and proofread braille literary material. Students will use the Perkins Brailler and a computer with 6-key input and Perky Duck to produce braille materials.

The first on-site class takes place on Monday, June 18, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The last on-site class takes place on Monday, July 9, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Participants sign in on Monday, June 18, from 8:15 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The series will be held at OCALI, located at 470 Glenmont Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.

Register Online via OCALI Pass. The registration deadline is May 25, 2018. The training sessions are limited to the first 15 participants to register.

 

 

Jun
19
Tue
2018
Advanced Nemeth Course @ Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
Jun 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The course is designed for persons who need more advanced instruction on braille Nemeth math code and science notation. The course consists of two onsite sessions with four additional lessons to be completed independently between. Participants will have activities for independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read, write, and proofread braille math and science materials. Students will use the Perkins Brailler and a computer with 6-key input and Perky Duck to produce braille materials. Coursework will include examples following current recommendations for the use of Nemeth in UEB materials.

Dates: First On-site Class: Monday, June 19, 2018 – 8:30am – 4:30pm; Last On-site Class: Monday, July 9, 2018 – 8:30am – 4:30pm

Check-in: Monday, June 18 from 8:15 – 8:30 am

 

Jun
25
Mon
2018
4-Day Summer Basic Nemeth Course @ Embassy Suites
Jun 25 @ 8:30 am – Jun 28 @ 4:30 pm

The Basic Nemeth Course will review the basic Nemeth code for math and science notation. This course will cover the Nemeth code notation appropriate for kindergarten to middle school curricula. Proficiency in the material covered in the Basic Braille course is highly recommended due to the pace and content of this course.Students will participate in independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read, write, and proofread braille math and science materials. Students will use the Perkins Brailler to produce braille materials. The course will be appropriate for students with little or no Nemeth experience. The course will also include examples following current recommendations for the use of UEB in Nemeth materials.

The trainer is Shelley Mack, a Certified Teacher of Students with Visual Impairments (CTVI) and Certified Braille Transcriber.

Lodging at the Embassy Suites is offered to course participants Monday through Wednesday nights and paid for by the BEST grant.

Twenty-nine (29) contact hours will be offered for this 4-day course. Two (2) semester hours of graduate credit through the University of Dayton credit will be offered; the BEST Grant will pay for the college credit tuition for the first twenty (20) Ohio teachers to register.

 

Jul
2
Mon
2018
Independence Day – SST Offices Closed
Jul 2 – Jul 4 all-day