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.
Oct
20
Tue
2020
OPEPP Developing Cultural Competency Workshop [Kick-off Zoom]
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation (OPEPP), a project within the University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center, is providing several online workshops this fall to assist districts in using paraprofessional services more effectively in order to support student learning. Workshops are open to all districts and schools and would be especially useful for educator teams.

Developing the knowledge and practicing the skills of cultural competency enable all district personnel to relate to people and groups who are culturally diverse, which is critical for the success of all learners. This workshop is designed for all school and district staff as it addresses basic knowledge and skills that are foundational to developing cultural competency. Participants will:

• learn about the meaning of culture and cultural competency;
• explore how their cultural identity informs their cultural perspective and influences their
relationships with others; and
• learn how practicing cultural competency skills can positively impact student learning and
student behavior

 

Questions about the workshops may be sent to Kathy Richards at kathryn.richards@uc.edu.


 

Event Dates

Workshop runs Oct 19, 2020 to Nov 16, 2020
Zoom kick-off: Oct 20, 2020; 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


 

Registration

Please see the event flyer for full workshop details, registration, and payment information.

Registration closes 3 business days before the workshop begins.

 

Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment [Advanced] @ Virtual
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hosted by: State Support Team Region 1
Presenter: Debbie Nagel, M.A., SSTR1 Consultant

Get ready to take your virtual teaching skills to the next level! This one-hour, session is designed for those who participated in the Literacy/Reading interventions in the Virtual Environment session held October 13. Participants will dive into a deeper and more robust discussion regarding putting the shared tools, ideas, and strategies into practice. You’ll gather a toolbox full of resources and learn how to use evidence-based strategies that align to the science of reading while providing reading interventions virtually.


 

Please Note

  • This learning opportunity is designed for classroom teachers, intervention specialists, and Title 1 teachers with a focus on grades K-3.
  • Recommended prerequisite course: Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment [Beginner]
    • October 13, 2020  |  3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    • This one-hour, beginner-level session will center around tools and ideas designed to support educators who provide reading interventions to students in a virtual environment.

Contact Debbie Nagel, M.A., with questions.


 

Registration

Zoom registration has closed.

Oct
21
Wed
2020
Virtual Book Study: Supported Decision Making @ On-Line/Virtual
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Supported decision making leads to self-efficacy, which reflects confidence in the ability to exert control over one’s own motivation, behavior, and social environment. According to the author, Jonathan Martinis, this book is for “the people, parents, families, friends, professionals, and practitioners on the front lines who give and get the support we all need to lead our best lives.” The participants will learn how to apply and implement the principles of supported decision making with students with disabilities through the lens of the experience of Jenny Hatch and her pursuit for equity in her own decision making process in her adult life.


 

Please Note

  • This is the first of five book study dates for this title. Please see below for upcoming virtual meetups.

Please contact Lisa Hite, M.Ed. with questions.


 

Upcoming Book Study Dates

October 21, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
November 4, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
November 18, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
December 2, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
December 16, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 

Event Flyer

Please click to download the event flyer for full details.

 

Registration

Call 419.720.8999 ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel to register for the book study.

Oct
23
Fri
2020
Red Ribbon Week
Oct 23 – Oct 31 all-day

Each year, from Oct. 23-31, students in schools across the country show their commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by wearing or displaying a red ribbon. This annual event offers a great opportunity for schools and communities to raise awareness about drug misuse. Learning communities can virtually promote and support this year’s event with an online toolkit that includes downloadable graphics, student, parent and caregiver pledges and more ideas to encourage community participation.

For more information, visit www.dea.gov/redribbon.

Oct
29
Thu
2020
PBIS Virtual Open Office Hours @ Virtual
Oct 29 @ 2:30 pm – 4:15 pm

The 2020-21 school year looks a lot different than any other school year and SST 1 wants to support your PBIS efforts, regardless of your phase of implementation or educational delivery method. Join us for these open house style meetings, individually or with your team to share resources, get your questions answered, receive resources to implement PBIS,  and network with other schools.

Feel free to drop in anytime between 2:30 and 4:15 p.m.

Contact Tamie Cruz, M.A. with questions.

Access in a Virtual Environment: Proactive Planning to Support Effective Communication for Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing @ Virtual
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by: Christine Croyle, Program Director, Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness at OCALI; Abbey Weaver, Consultant; Heather Herbster, Outreach Specialist, Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness at OCALI

The classroom has been redefined and has had an impact on learning and connection. For learners who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH), having access to communication options that work provides bridges to learning in every setting. In this session, hear from professionals, families, and learners as they share how to plan ahead for successful virtual learning experiences for learners who are D/HH.


 

Registration

Click to be redirected to OCALI’s registration form.

Nov
3
Tue
2020
CTE: Career Technical Education Special Education Leaders Meeting – Virtual @ Virtual
Nov 3 @ 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.

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

New Preschool Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Nov 3 @ 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

Click to download event flyer for full details


 

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
Nov 3 @ 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.

Nov
4
Wed
2020
Virtual Book Study: Supported Decision Making @ On-Line/Virtual
Nov 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Supported decision making leads to self-efficacy, which reflects confidence in the ability to exert control over one’s own motivation, behavior, and social environment. According to the author, Jonathan Martinis, this book is for “the people, parents, families, friends, professionals, and practitioners on the front lines who give and get the support we all need to lead our best lives.” The participants will learn how to apply and implement the principles of supported decision making with students with disabilities through the lens of the experience of Jenny Hatch and her pursuit for equity in her own decision making process in her adult life.


 

Please Note

  • This is the first of five book study dates for this title. Please see below for upcoming virtual meetups.

Please contact Lisa Hite, M.Ed. with questions.


 

Upcoming Book Study Dates

October 21, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
November 4, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
November 18, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
December 2, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
December 16, 2020 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 

Event Flyer

Please click to download the event flyer for full details.

 

Registration

Call 419.720.8999 ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel to register for the book study.