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.
Mar
2
Tue
2021
New Preschool Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Mar 2 @ 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

Click to download event flyer for full details


 

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.

Mar
4
Thu
2021
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.

Registration

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

 

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

Mar
5
Fri
2021
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

Registration

This series has ended.

Mar
16
Tue
2021
New Preschool Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Mar 16 @ 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

Click to download event flyer for full details


 

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.

Mar
18
Thu
2021
Preschool Administrator Network 2020-2021 @ Virtual
Mar 18 @ 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
Mar
19
Fri
2021
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.

Mar
30
Tue
2021
CTE Coffee Hour @ Virtual
Mar 30 @ 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 March, we will talk about sharing CTE with students in grades K – 8.

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

Apr
6
Tue
2021
CTE: Career Technical Education Special Education Leaders Meeting @ To Be Announced
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Career Technical Education Special Education Leaders meeting provides an opportunity to receive updates regarding special education as it relates to Career Tech Education and network with other professionals working with students with special needs in career tech.

This training is provided for a closed network. Career technical education special education leaders who are interested in this activity should contact Lisa Hite, M.Ed., at 800-346-8495, extension 161 to be included.

Apr
14
Wed
2021
Advance CTE 2021 Spring Meeting @ Virtual
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Advance CTE 2021 Spring Meeting is an opportunity for you to be on the front lines of the milestones, advances, and challenges facing states in Career Technical Education (CTE). Advance CTE will also delve into our new Vision, which will be released in March 2021, that aims to be the standard bearer for the key priorities and direction of CTE for the next decade.
The Spring Meeting provide many opportunities for members to interact, receive support, and gain valuable knowledge to reset and look to the future:
Reconnect: Interactive problem-solving sessions for states on hot button CTE topics and networking event with state and industry counterparts
Reset: Dynamic speakers and sessions on equity and CTE, the future of work, CTE data, communicating CTE, and more!
Reimagine: Vision deep dive and implementation sessions
This event is presented by Advance CTE. For more information and to register, please visit their website.
Apr
15
Thu
2021
Advance CTE 2021 Spring Meeting @ Virtual
Apr 15 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Advance CTE 2021 Spring Meeting is an opportunity for you to be on the front lines of the milestones, advances, and challenges facing states in Career Technical Education (CTE). Advance CTE will also delve into our new Vision, which will be released in March 2021, that aims to be the standard bearer for the key priorities and direction of CTE for the next decade.
The Spring Meeting provide many opportunities for members to interact, receive support, and gain valuable knowledge to reset and look to the future:
Reconnect: Interactive problem-solving sessions for states on hot button CTE topics and networking event with state and industry counterparts
Reset: Dynamic speakers and sessions on equity and CTE, the future of work, CTE data, communicating CTE, and more!
Reimagine: Vision deep dive and implementation sessions
This event is presented by Advance CTE. For more information and to register, please visit their website.