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.
ODE Trauma-Informed Schools Conference @ Virtual
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:15 pm

The Ohio Department of Education is excited to host its first Trauma-Informed Schools Conference for Ohio’s educators and community partners so that, together, we can reach each child and help all students reach their fullest potential. This free event will be held virtually on Saturday, November 7.

The conference will:

  1. Provide information and tools that help educators and community partners better understand the impact of trauma on child development and learning
  2. Help educators apply trauma-informed practices at the district, building and classroom levels to best support the whole child
  3. Provide information and knowledge that supports educator self-care and whole child student well-being

Keynotes and presenters include nationally known individuals and Ohio’s educators and community partners who are engaged in these important practices. Presenters will share their knowledge and experience, while participants will have an opportunity to create networks, connections and engage in professional learning. The event offers an opportunity to become engaged in a statewide network of educators and community partners that promote and strengthen the understanding of the impact of trauma on students and educators alike in Ohio’s schools.

Throughout the day, participants will hear opening remarks from Ohio’s education leaders, participate in two keynote presentations and engage in three additional sessions where participants have opportunities to select from 15 presentations, including time to interact during speaker chats and community chats. Continuing education credits are provided for each session attended (if minimum participation is completed).



Click to be redirected to the Ohio Department of Education’s Trauma-Informed Schools Conference registration page.

Walter Horn Burley Award Nominations Due
Apr 15 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Honor an exemplary educator, educator team, and/or student with disabilities by nominating them for the 2021 Horn Walter Burley Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Ohio public schools, community schools, career centers, and county boards of developmental disabilities are encouraged to recognize the achievements of Ohio educators and students with disabilities by recommending them for these prestigious state awards.

  • The R.A. Horn Outstanding Achievement Award recognizes the accomplishments of one exemplary special education student from each of Ohio’s 16 State Support Team regions.
  • Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award is presented to one educator or team from each of Ohio’s 16 State Support Team regions for extraordinary contributions to the education of students with disabilities.
  • In addition, the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities Executive Committee will select an Ohio parent to receive the Margaret M. Burley Award.

The annual Horn Walter Burley Awards are sponsored by the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities with assistance from Ohio’s State Support Teams.

Nomination Information

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2020-21 PBIS Award Applications Due
May 1 all-day

Schools or districts that choose to complete the PBIS Recognition System Application for 2020-2021 (new or seeking higher level award) must complete the entire application package including the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) and walkthrough. (The TFI and walkthrough may be done virtually for districts or schools with remote learning.)

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Important Note: Application materials are due to SST 1 by Saturday, May 1.*

*If you plan to submit a physical binder with your application, it must be received by no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3.



For additional support, please contact Tamie Cruz, SST 1 Consultant at 419.720.8999, ext. 123