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.
Dec
15
Tue
2020
2020 OLAC/PBIS Showcase @ Virtual
Dec 15 all-day

Since 2015, the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio PBIS Network have hosted the Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Showcase, an annual event focused on showcasing Ohio’s schools implementing PBIS with high fidelity. This event brings together hundreds of Ohio principals, teachers, counselors, and others to network and share best practices around PBIS implementation to ensure safe and supportive school environments.

For more than 10 years, the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council has hosted the OLAC Action Forum—an annual event designed to bring hundreds of Ohio superintendents, principals, teachers, and others together to share stories about how district and building leadership teams and teachers-based teams are working together to impact all learners.

With a shared vision for building the capacity of those who lead, teach, and serve students in Ohio’s schools and beyond, we are excited to announce a partnership between OLAC and the Ohio PBIS Network to host a joint event this year. This one-day, virtual conference will combine the best of the OLAC Action Forum and the Ohio PBIS Showcase.

This year’s theme, Leading & Learning Together, will include sessions aligned around three strands:

  • Leading, learning, and connecting in remote learning environments
  • Supporting the whole child, including students’ social emotional well-being
  • Ensuring equitable learning opportunities

Here’s what you can expect:

  • 20 sessions to choose from
  • Keynote speakers—Dr. Doug Reeves and Dr. Kent McIntosh
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities via virtual ‘breakout’ rooms
  • Access to all recorded sessions and materials following the event
  • Opportunity to earn continuing education credit

See the full lineup by downloading the event brochure.

Leading & Learning Together, 2020 OLAC & PBIS Showcase is FREE, but registration is required. Please visit the OLAC website to register.

If you have questions please contact Tamie Cruz.

Jan
12
Tue
2021
Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Jan 12 @ 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.

 

Jan
19
Tue
2021
Adolescent Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Jan 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

 

 

CTE Coffee Hour @ Virtual
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for this month’s conversation about topics relevant to Career Technical Education.

This month, we will provide a quick review of the Career Advising Policy and a deeper look at Ohio Means Jobs Resources that your staff can use yet this year, either in person or virtually.

Bring your ideas and questions to share. Time will be available to network and brainstorm.

Registration

This event date has passed.

Jan
22
Fri
2021
Emergent Literacy Series @ Virtual
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

This three-part literacy series is for preschool teachers, paraprofessionals, supervisors, child care workers, kindergarten teachers, and others looking to build emergent literacy skills at the preschool level. The series was created based on current literacy research in conjunction with Ohio’s State Literacy Plan to provide practices to increase literacy for all students, birth through age five.

Series Dates

  • Part 1:     January 22, 2021  |  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Early Phonological Awareness
      Participants will explore the three components of emergent literacy, with connections to research supporting their use, and learn the significance of, and instructional strategies for developing early phonological awareness in children from birth – age 5.
  • Part 2:     February 12, 2021 |  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Developing Oral Language and Vocabulary for Emergent Literacy
      Learn the significance of developing oral language and vocabulary in young children, and how to build these skills in multiple environments – home, preschool, and child care centers through formal and informal instructional contexts. Participants will also learn to choose vocabulary from vocabulary rich read-aloud texts to pre-teach prior to shared reading experiences.
  • Part 3:     March 5, 2021 |  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Building Print Awareness through Interactive Read-Alouds
      Explore the significance of print awareness and how to use read-alouds as a tool for print referencing and building meta-linguistic awareness in young children. Modeling of questioning during interactive read-alouds will be used to demonstrate how to direct young children’s attention specifically to print. Participants will leave with a thorough understanding of how to use read-alouds to teach ALL components of emergent literacy using a variety of texts. Connections will also be made to developing early literacy skills along the language and literacy continuum.

Download the event flyer.

If you have questions regarding the content of the series, email Heather Gaskins or call 419.720.8999, ext. 134

Registration

This series has ended.

Jan
26
Tue
2021
CTE Connect and Communicate – Day 3 of 4 @ Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
Jan 26 @ 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.

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 virtual.  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.

 

Session Details:

Session 1: Special Education

September 29, 2020 – Participants will explore the history of IDEA and learn about how educator mindset impacts student performance.

Zoom log-in information will be sent out to registered participants prior to the date of the event

Session 2: Partnerships with Academic, CTE, and Special Education

November 17, 2020 – Teams will explore how academic, CT and Special Education can partner and support each other in increasing student achievement.  Participants will practice looking at barriers to students learning and brainstorming ways to remove those barriers.

Zoom log-in information will be sent out to registered participants prior to the date of the event.

Session 3:  Graduation Plans

January 26, 2021 – Participants will learn about Graduation Plans and why Career Tech Education should be part of the discussion as students create their initial 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:  Celebration Day!

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.

 

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

This series has ended.

Questions

Questions regarding this series should be emailed to Lisa Hite.

Feb
9
Tue
2021
Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Feb 9 @ 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.

 

Feb
12
Fri
2021
Emergent Literacy Series @ Virtual
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

This three-part literacy series is for preschool teachers, paraprofessionals, supervisors, child care workers, kindergarten teachers, and others looking to build emergent literacy skills at the preschool level. The series was created based on current literacy research in conjunction with Ohio’s State Literacy Plan to provide practices to increase literacy for all students, birth through age five.

Series Dates

  • Part 1:     January 22, 2021  |  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Early Phonological Awareness
      Participants will explore the three components of emergent literacy, with connections to research supporting their use, and learn the significance of, and instructional strategies for developing early phonological awareness in children from birth – age 5.
  • Part 2:     February 12, 2021 |  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Developing Oral Language and Vocabulary for Emergent Literacy
      Learn the significance of developing oral language and vocabulary in young children, and how to build these skills in multiple environments – home, preschool, and child care centers through formal and informal instructional contexts. Participants will also learn to choose vocabulary from vocabulary rich read-aloud texts to pre-teach prior to shared reading experiences.
  • Part 3:     March 5, 2021 |  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • Building Print Awareness through Interactive Read-Alouds
      Explore the significance of print awareness and how to use read-alouds as a tool for print referencing and building meta-linguistic awareness in young children. Modeling of questioning during interactive read-alouds will be used to demonstrate how to direct young children’s attention specifically to print. Participants will leave with a thorough understanding of how to use read-alouds to teach ALL components of emergent literacy using a variety of texts. Connections will also be made to developing early literacy skills along the language and literacy continuum.

Download the event flyer.

If you have questions regarding the content of the series, email Heather Gaskins or call 419.720.8999, ext. 134

Registration

This series has ended.

Feb
19
Fri
2021
STAR (Sit Together and Read) @ Virtual
Feb 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This is a two-part virtual series focusing on interactive and innovative read aloud practices involving both teachers and caregivers.

Questions regarding the sessions may be directed to Debbie Nagel.


Event Details

Part 1: STAR in the Classroom
February 19, 2021  |  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Discussion centered on classroom practices for read-alouds and print awareness. Following this session, participants will use read-alouds for the purpose of advancing emergent literacy skills in all students using the strategies modeled throughout the PD session.

 

Part 2: STAR at Home
March 12, 2021  |  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

STAR at Home focuses on bringing effective read aloud practices into the home and provides a clear line of communication between the classroom and home. Following the session, participants will engage caregivers to use the strategies modeled on STAR cards. They will create a feedback loop between the classroom and home by using a STAR journal.

* Register for STAR at Home  >>

 

Download the event flyer >>

* NOTE: Participants must register for each event date separately. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration. Please call  419.720.8999 ext. 151 or email Lisa Jenkins with registration questions.

Feb
23
Tue
2021
CTE Coffee Hour @ Virtual
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us each month for relevant discussions regarding Career Technical Education in Ohio. New topics are introduced monthly. In February, we will discuss the completion of Success Plans for at-risk students.

If you’d like to be included on the mailing list to receive the CTE Coffee Hour Zoom link, please email Lisa Hite.