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.
Oct
4
Thu
2018
Certified OLAC Facilitator Training (Region 13)
Oct 4 all-day
Oct
5
Fri
2018
Certified OLAC Facilitator Training (Region 15)
Oct 5 all-day
Oct
12
Fri
2018
Ohio Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference @ Greater Columbus Convention Center
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day

Register now for the 2018 Ohio TESOL Conference, “Breaking through Language Barriers: Success Across Content.” The keynote speaker is President and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Dr. Frederic Bertley.

The conference is sponsored by Ohio Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages in conjunction with the Lau Resource Center at the Ohio Department of Education. Conference sessions will interest educators, administrators and curriculum specialists of K-12 schools and districts, adult education, colleges, and universities. Conference details and registration are available here.

The conference will offer more than 100 sessions addressing important issues of our profession. New features of the conference include:

  • Happy Hour Networking event on Friday, Oct. 12 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Columbus Crossing Borders Project exhibit with Breathe Free documentary on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Oct
22
Mon
2018
2018 Advance CTE Fall Meeting @ BWI Airport Marriott,
Oct 22 – Oct 24 all-day

Join Career Technical Education (CTE) leaders from across the country in Baltimore, Maryland for a three-day professional development conference that explores the latest issues and challenges influencing CTE today. Our annual Advance CTE Fall Meeting draws state CTE leaders from nearly every state. This year, you can expect to:

  • Network with leaders from across the country and share CTE best practices from secondary, postsecondary and workforce development systems
  • Learn how leading states are committing to a vision of high-quality CTE and how they are ensuring all programs of study meet these standards of excellence
  • Engage with national experts about the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) and work with your peers to prepare for implementation
Oct
29
Mon
2018
Webinar: District Justifications for AASCD Participation
Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each district or community school to submit a justification when it expects to test more than 1 percent of its students using the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD). If your district expects to test more than 1 percent of its students using the alternate assessment, you must submit the online justification between Nov. 5 and Dec. 10, 2018. Find samples here of this year’s justification form and an optional school-level form.

Access information for the webinar is available here. Each session will allow for a limited number of participants. Please plan to participate in groups to allow for the most participants possible. A recording will be made available on the Department’s website for those unable to attend the webinar.

Oct
30
Tue
2018
Webinar: District Justifications for AASCD Participation
Oct 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each district or community school to submit a justification when it expects to test more than 1 percent of its students using the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD). If your district expects to test more than 1 percent of its students using the alternate assessment, you must submit the online justification between Nov. 5 and Dec. 10, 2018. Find samples here of this year’s justification form and an optional school-level form.

Access information for the webinar is available here. Each session will allow for a limited number of participants. Please plan to participate in groups to allow for the most participants possible. A recording will be made available on the Department’s website for those unable to attend the webinar.

Nov
29
Thu
2018
Ohio PBIS Network Showcase 2018 [External Link]
Nov 29 – Nov 30 all-day
Feb
21
Thu
2019
Educators Rising Ohio State Conference @ Capital University
Feb 21 – Feb 22 all-day
Feb
22
Fri
2019
OSSWA Safe Kids, Safe Schools Conference
Feb 22 all-day

Spend the day with school social workers and other professionals as they convene to share knowledge on the topic of safe kids and safe schools. This conference will address risk assessment, prevention and intervention strategies.

Speakers include Dr. Dan Flannery (Multi-Level Approaches to School Based Violence Prevention: What Can Social Workers Do?); Caryl Yoo and Allison Craig (Suicide Prevention & Response: A Comprehensive Program Model); and Kevin Lorson (The Whole Child: Schools at the Intersection of Education and Health).

Paraprofessional Instructional Support Techniques: Supporting Students Who are Braille Users @ OCALI
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Paraprofessionals are frequently the school staff with the most contact with students who are blind or visually impaired. The Paraprofessional Instructional Support Techniques is a one-day, hands-on inservice for paraprofessionals with all levels of experience whose role is to support students who are braille users in the preschool to grade 12 school setting. The day will focus on topics and techniques related to both support of students in curricular and extracurricular activities. Ohio paraprofessionals will have the opportunity to network, problem solve, and sharpen their skills through a variety of activities.

The session will be presented by Shelley Mack, TVI and Braille Consultant for the AT&AEM Center.