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.
May
7
Fri
2021
Beyond Textbooks: Incorporating Complexity and Evidence-Based Practices Through Text Sets @ Virtual
May 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ohio’s Adolescent Literacy Specialists and Literacy Leads are offering a variety of virtual professional learning opportunities throughout the spring.

Building and district administrators, educators, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and consultants are encouraged to review the offerings and attend the sessions most applicable to their work.

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Training Summary: At the root of the grades 6-12 literacy standards and adolescent evidence-based practices is a focus on
complex text. Text sets can serve as a means for scaffolding complex text for all learners while also
building background knowledge, vocabulary, comprehension, and motivation for literacy tasks. This two-hour workshop will review frameworks for creating text sets, and also explore examples of existing text sets.

Target Audience: Building and district administrators, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, educational service center/state support team consultants.

Registration Deadline: May 3

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May
11
Tue
2021
Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
May 11 @ 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

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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
May 11 @ 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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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.

May
12
Wed
2021
The Science of Reading: What Does it Mean at the Secondary Level? @ Virtual
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ohio’s Adolescent Literacy Specialists and Literacy Leads are offering a variety of virtual professional learning opportunities throughout the spring.

Building and district administrators, educators, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and consultants are encouraged to review the offerings and attend the sessions most applicable to their work.

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Training Summary: This session will unpack what teaching using scientific based reading practices could look like at the middle and high school levels. Participants will explore the Simple View of Reading and the development of skilled reading, the effects of poor reading and strategies to help all readers at the secondary level

Target Audience: Teachers, building coaches, teacher leaders, building and district administration

Registration Deadline: May 7

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New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 2 of 2 @ Virtual
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Participants from the 2019-20 New Special Education Administrators Network will build upon the foundation from the first year of the cohort in this second year support program. During this second year, participants will continue to build on foundational knowledge of the law, which can contribute to the disposition and skills necessary to build special education instructional leaders, resulting in improved outcomes for students with disabilities.

During the 2020-21 school year, participants will:

  • reflect and evaluate current district special education policies, processes, and practices
  • learn how to work in district teams as strong collaborative leaders
  • identify areas of strength
  • complete a gap analysis to align program improvement efforts with overall school improvement, completing a draft three-year improvement plan
  • continue to build relationships and grow together to support school improvement
  • receive coaching

 

Please Note

  • Event is open only to 2019/20 Special Education Administrator Network Year 1 participants.
  • 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.

Event questions may be directed to Laura Low, M.Ed.


 

Network Event Dates

November 11, 2020 March 10, 2021
December 9, 2020 May 12, 2021
January 13, 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 2 of 2. Zoom session information will be sent to registrants prior to the date of each event.

 

 

Supporting Teachers of Students with Complex Needs @ Virtual
May 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This Professional Learning series is designed to support the immediate and long-term implementation of strategies and practices that will improve the way adults use evidence-based strategies to support literacy development in all students, as outlined in Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement.

Each session will comprise of a 60-minute “Power Hour” dedicated to the learning and application of strategies to help teachers of students with complex needs develop and grow literacy skills. At the end of each session will be an optional 30-minute Q&A and peer-to-peer networking session for participants to share ideas and dive deeper into the content.

Questions regarding this training series may be directed to Debbie Nagel or Aaron Weisbrod.


All sessions are held 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 1 January 13, 2021: Cancelled
Session 2 February 17, 2021
Session 3 March 17, 2021
Session 4 April 21, 2021
Session 5 May 12, 2021

 

Event Flyer

Download the full details in the printable event flyer.

 

Registration

Please call 419.720.8999, ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel to register.

May
13
Thu
2021
Motivating and Engaging Adolescents in Literacy Learning @ Virtual
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Ohio’s Adolescent Literacy Specialists and Literacy Leads are offering a variety of virtual professional learning opportunities throughout the spring.

Building and district administrators, educators, instructional coaches, teacher leaders, and consultants are encouraged to review the offerings and attend the sessions most applicable to their work.

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Training Summary: Motivating and Engaging Adolescents in Literacy Learning is not only one of the Big Ideas of Secondary Reading, it is a recommended evidence-based practice for classroom instruction (I.E.S. Practice Guide, 2008). Participants in this three-hour workshop will examine the research and recommended practices for enhancing intrinsic student motivation and engagement in literacy tasks.

Target Audience: : Teachers, building coaches, teacher leaders, building and district administration, educational service center/state support team consultants

Registration Deadline: May 10

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May
19
Wed
2021
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 

Download the event flyer for full details.


 

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

 

 

May
27
Thu
2021
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.

Jun
8
Tue
2021
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.