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.
Jan
28
Thu
2021
Findings in Special Education Profile: Disproportionality @ Virtual
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

If your district received a finding on your Special Education Profile or Rating, State Support Team 1 will provide training and support. This session is for those who received findings in Disproportionality (Identification, Placement or Discipline).

Additional information will be sent to your districts regarding registration for this professional learning opportunity.

Feb
2
Tue
2021
Findings in Special Education Rating: Needs Intervention or Needs Assistance @ Virtual
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

If your district received a finding on your Special Education Rating, State Support Team 1 will provide training and support. This session is for those who received a Special Education Rating of Needs Intervention or Needs Assistance (years 1-4).

Additional information will be sent to your districts regarding registration for this professional learning opportunity.

Feb
9
Tue
2021
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Feb 9 @ 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.

Feb
16
Tue
2021
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Feb 16 @ 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

Click to download event flyer for full details.

 

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.

Feb
17
Wed
2021
Supporting Teachers of Students with Complex Needs @ Virtual
Feb 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

This Professional Learning series is designed to support the immediate and long-term implementation of strategies and practices that will improve the way adults use evidence-based strategies to support literacy development in all students, as outlined in Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement.

Each session will comprise of a 60-minute “Power Hour” dedicated to the learning and application of strategies to help teachers of students with complex needs develop and grow literacy skills. At the end of each session will be an optional 30-minute Q&A and peer-to-peer networking session for participants to share ideas and dive deeper into the content.

Questions regarding this training series may be directed to Debbie Nagel or Aaron Weisbrod.


All sessions are held 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Session 1 January 13, 2021: Cancelled
Session 2 February 17, 2021
Session 3 March 17, 2021
Session 4 April 21, 2021
Session 5 May 12, 2021

 

Event Flyer

Download the full details in the printable event flyer.

 

Registration

Please call 419.720.8999, ext. 152 or email Jill Barnhisel to register.

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.

Special Education Administrator Meeting @ Virtual
Feb 23 @ 9:15 am – 11:15 am

Topics this month will include:

  • an overview of HB 436 (the Dyslexia Law)
  • planning for extended learning
  • data review: how the pandemic is affecting the 2020-21 school year, particularly for students with disabilities
  • Alternate Assessment updates
  • news and information from the world of special education.

Not already included in the meeting invites? Contact Lynn McKahan to be added to the distribution list.

Feb
26
Fri
2021
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

 

Schedule:

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.

Mar
2
Tue
2021
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.

Registration

This series has ended.

New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Mar 2 @ 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

Click to download event flyer for full details.

 

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.