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.
Nov
12
Thu
2020
Preschool Administrator Network 2020-2021 @ Virtual
Nov 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

These meetings are designed to inform preschool supervisors of early childhood updates, and disseminate new information in order to meet Federal IDEA requirements and indicators as they related to Preschool Special Education (i.e. Indicators 6, 7, and 12) and support the use of standards, curriculum, and assessments for all learners.

Opportunities to network and participate in topic-specific work groups will be provided. School Improvement will be the focus of the year, providing PD and resources around the 5-step Process, TBTs in preschool, and developing school improvement leaders at the preschool level.

Following this Professional Learning Opportunity, participants will:

  • understand the foundation of federal and state requirements: special education, licensing, SUTQ, and school improvement
  • review their current school improvement practices and align them to early childhood state initiatives
  • identify the role their position plays in overall school improvement

 

Please Note

  • This Professional Learning Opportunity is by invitation only. 

Contact Heather Gaskins, M.F.C.S. with questions.


 

Network Event Dates & Registration

November 11, 2020 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration closed
January 14, 2021 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration closed
March 18, 2021 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Registration closed
Using the Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool @ Virtual
Nov 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This Professional Learning opportunity is for teachers and administrators wishing to learn how to use Ohio’s new Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool (AAPDMT). Participants will learn the status of Ohio’s current Alternate Assessment practices and nationwide rankings, and how to use the AAPDMT with fidelity to improve equity and outcomes for all students while supporting the state’s move toward Federal accountability.

Participants will:

  • learn how to use the AAPDMT to determine which students should be taking the Alternate Assessment
  • develop an action plan to immediately implement and use this tool in their buildings and districts

Please contact Aaron Weisbrod with questions about this event.


 

Session Dates

November 10, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 12, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 12, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 13, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 18, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
December 1, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Flyer

Download the event flyer for more information.


 

Registration

This professional learning opportunity is available by invitation only. Please register through the Ohio Department of Education’s OH | ID Portal, or call 419.720.8999 ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel with registration questions.

Using the Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool @ Virtual
Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This Professional Learning opportunity is for teachers and administrators wishing to learn how to use Ohio’s new Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool (AAPDMT). Participants will learn the status of Ohio’s current Alternate Assessment practices and nationwide rankings, and how to use the AAPDMT with fidelity to improve equity and outcomes for all students while supporting the state’s move toward Federal accountability.

Participants will:

  • learn how to use the AAPDMT to determine which students should be taking the Alternate Assessment
  • develop an action plan to immediately implement and use this tool in their buildings and districts

Please contact Aaron Weisbrod with questions about this event.


 

Session Dates

November 10, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 12, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 12, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 13, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 18, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
December 1, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Flyer

Download the event flyer for more information.


 

Registration

This professional learning opportunity is available by invitation only. Please register through the Ohio Department of Education’s OH | ID Portal, or call 419.720.8999 ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel with registration questions.

Nov
13
Fri
2020
Using the Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool @ Virtual
Nov 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This Professional Learning opportunity is for teachers and administrators wishing to learn how to use Ohio’s new Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool (AAPDMT). Participants will learn the status of Ohio’s current Alternate Assessment practices and nationwide rankings, and how to use the AAPDMT with fidelity to improve equity and outcomes for all students while supporting the state’s move toward Federal accountability.

Participants will:

  • learn how to use the AAPDMT to determine which students should be taking the Alternate Assessment
  • develop an action plan to immediately implement and use this tool in their buildings and districts

Please contact Aaron Weisbrod with questions about this event.


 

Session Dates

November 10, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 12, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 12, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 13, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 18, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
December 1, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Flyer

Download the event flyer for more information.


 

Registration

This professional learning opportunity is available by invitation only. Please register through the Ohio Department of Education’s OH | ID Portal, or call 419.720.8999 ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel with registration questions.

Nov
17
Tue
2020
CTE Connect and Communicate – Day 2 of 4 @ On-Line/Virtual
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Career Technical Education (CTE) Connect and Communication Network is a year-long professional learning activity for CTE administrator and educator teams to collaborate with teams from other career tech centers, experience coaching designed to support increased partnerships among districts, and provide opportunities to update or create required documents such as policies and procedures manuals and student success plans.

Session 1: September 29, 2020
Virtual Zoom Session – Zoom log-in information will be sent out to registered participants prior to the date of the event.
Special Education – Participants will explore the history of IDEA and learn about how educator mindset impacts student performance.

Session 2: November 17, 2020
Virtual Zoom Session – Zoom log-in information will be sent out to registered participants prior to the date of the event.
Teams will explore how academic, CTE and Special Education can partner and support each other in increasing student achievement.  Participants will practice examining barriers to student learning and brainstorming ways to remove those barriers.

Session 3: January 26, 2021
Participants will learn about Graduation Plans and why Career Tech Education should be part of the discussion as students first create their plan in 9th grade.  Team members will brainstorm how to be included in graduation planning and how to include parents in that planning.

Session 4: March 2, 2021
This session will be celebration day, a time for you to showcase a positive outcome connected to your 8-step action plan, special populations, partnerships, or student achievement.  It will also be a time to learn from other about their successes and lessons learned through their action research.

The 2020-2021 series will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 29, November 17, January 26, and March 2. The first two sessions will be held virtually.  The last two sessions are scheduled to be held at the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West in Toledo.  Lunch is not provided. Contact hours [20] are available to participants for complete series attendance.

Team Composition

All teams should include at least one administrator (e.g., CTE superintendent, director, special education leader) and CTE teachers, VOSE or special education intervention specialists, academic teachers, guidance counselors, curriculum specialists, admissions office supervisors, and 504 coordinators.  Teams are encouraged to attend all four sessions of this series.

Registration

To register your team for this series, contact State Support Team Region 1 via email Jill Barnhisel or call 800-346-8495 or 419-720-8999, extension 152.

Questions

Questions regarding this series should be emailed to Lisa Hite.

New Preschool Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Nov 17 @ 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

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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 17 @ 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.

Nov
18
Wed
2020
Virtual Book Study: Supported Decision Making @ On-Line/Virtual
Nov 18 @ 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.

Using the Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool @ Virtual
Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

This Professional Learning opportunity is for teachers and administrators wishing to learn how to use Ohio’s new Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool (AAPDMT). Participants will learn the status of Ohio’s current Alternate Assessment practices and nationwide rankings, and how to use the AAPDMT with fidelity to improve equity and outcomes for all students while supporting the state’s move toward Federal accountability.

Participants will:

  • learn how to use the AAPDMT to determine which students should be taking the Alternate Assessment
  • develop an action plan to immediately implement and use this tool in their buildings and districts

Please contact Aaron Weisbrod with questions about this event.


 

Session Dates

November 10, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 12, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 12, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
November 13, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.
November 18, 2020 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
December 1, 2020 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Flyer

Download the event flyer for more information.


 

Registration

This professional learning opportunity is available by invitation only. Please register through the Ohio Department of Education’s OH | ID Portal, or call 419.720.8999 ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel with registration questions.

Nov
20
Fri
2020
Special Education Administrator Meeting @ Virtual
Nov 20 @ 9:15 am – 10:45 am

Please join us for the November meeting as we will discuss disproportionality, the special education profile (to be released in early December), and resources and updates for secondary transition.

You won’t want to miss a minute, as we are planning to share many valuable resources in our time together.

If you have questions you would like to discuss with the SST that do not pertain to three topics mentioned above, please submit them in advance and we will either work them into the conversation or we will answer you directly.

Register via Zoom >>