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.
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.

Annual Symposium: International Dyslexia Association of Northern Ohio @ Virtual
Feb 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

The 32nd Annual Symposium of the International Dyslexia Association will feature two live-streamed presentations and a pre-recorded collection of interviews. You may choose to attend via live stream from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on February 26, or access the presentation materials on-demand during the month of March.

5 CEUs or Contact Hours are available



Symposium will begin with a Keynote Presentation at 8:30 am, followed by the panel discussion, a lunch break, and will conclude with a pre-recorded interview presentation.

Full event details and registration information is available on the IDA website >>



Please Note:

This event is not provided by State Support Team 1. It is presented by the International Dyslexia Association (Northern Ohio). Please contact IDA for answers to questions about symposium content and registration.

CTE Connect and Communicate – Day 4 of 4 @ Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
Mar 2 @ 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
Special Education – Participants will explore the history of IDEA and learn about how educator mindset impacts student performance.

Session 2: November 17, 2020
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 is 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.


This series has ended.

Virtual Family and Community Engagement @ Virtual
Mar 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The need for family and community engagement and partnership has increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. This virtual network series is designed for administrators and district leaders to explore evidence based practices around family and community engagement.

Each 2-hour session will focus on a particular topic, including:
• An overview of family and community engagement practices, then and now
• Evidence-based strategies and family and community engagement frameworks
• Alignment of family and community engagement with school improvement efforts
• Tools for evaluating family and community engagement

After attending these sessions, participants will be able to:
• Describe evidence based practices to improve family and community engagement in schools
• Create action steps to infuse family and community engagement into their school improvement goals
• Choose and use at least one tool for evaluating family and community engagement in their districts and buildings
• Describe evidence based frameworks for family and community engagement
• Create an action plan for the 2021-2022 school year to align family engagement practices with school improvement plans.

Would you like to build your family and community engagement toolkit? Books, supplies and other resources will be given to participants who attend each meeting.

Questions? Please contact Tamie Cruz, SST 1 Consultant.


Each session has a unique registration link. You must register individually for the dates you wish to attend. You will receive a confirmation email upon successful registration. Please contact Jill Barnhisel if you have questions about registration.

February 4, 2021 Registration Closed
March 4, 2021 Registration Closed
April 22, 2021 Registration Closed
May 13, 2021 Register via Zoom


Download the flyer for the Virtual Family and Community Engagement Professional Learning Opportunity

Emergent Literacy Series @ Virtual
Mar 5 @ 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


This series has ended.

Heggerty Professional Development @ Virtual
Mar 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The journey to becoming a skillful reader beings with phonemic awareness, or the ability to understand that spoken words are made up of individual sounds.

The Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Curriculum focuses on eight phonemic awareness skills, along with two additional activities to develop letter and sound recognition and language awareness. Best of all, it’s engaging, quick, fun, and effective!

Join us for this Professional Learning session for an introduction to the Heggerty Curriculum, learn how to put it into practice, and begin using it with fidelity.

Questions about this session may be directed to Debbie Nagel, M.Ed., SST 1 Consultant.


RESCHEDULED: The February 16 session was postponed due to inclement weather. Please join us March 9.

Meeting Registration – Zoom >>



This professional learning opportunity is by invitation only. Please call 419.720.8999, ext. 151 or email Lisa Jenkins with questions.

STAR (Sit Together and Read) @ Virtual
Mar 12 @ 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.

Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Mar 16 @ 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 Registration Closed
May 11, 2021 Postponed. Content will be covered at the June 8 meetup.
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.


Adolescent Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Mar 17 @ 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
Mar 19 @ 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 April, we will focus on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) and CTE.

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