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 we you are experiencing hazardous driving conditions, 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.
Oct
15
Thu
2020
Adolescent Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Oct 15 @ 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. Register for this session
November 11, 2020 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Register for this session
January 19, 2021 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Register for this session
March 17, 2021 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Register for this session
May 19, 2021 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Register for this session

 

 

Oct
20
Tue
2020
Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment [Advanced] @ Virtual
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Hosted by: State Support Team Region 1
Presenter: Debbie Nagel, M.A., SSTR1 Consultant

Get ready to take your virtual teaching skills to the next level! This one-hour, session is designed for those who participated in the Literacy/Reading interventions in the Virtual Environment session held October 13. Participants will dive into a deeper and more robust discussion regarding putting the shared tools, ideas, and strategies into practice. You’ll gather a toolbox full of resources and learn how to use evidence-based strategies that align to the science of reading while providing reading interventions virtually.


 

Please Note

  • This learning opportunity is designed for classroom teachers, intervention specialists, and Title 1 teachers with a focus on grades K-3.
  • Recommended prerequisite course: Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment [Beginner]
    • October 13, 2020  |  3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
    • This one-hour, beginner-level session will center around tools and ideas designed to support educators who provide reading interventions to students in a virtual environment.

Contact Debbie Nagel, M.A., with questions.


 

Registration

Click here to register via Zoom.

Oct
21
Wed
2020
Virtual Book Study: Supported Decision Making @ On-Line/Virtual
Oct 21 @ 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.

Oct
29
Thu
2020
Access in a Virtual Environment: Proactive Planning to Support Effective Communication for Learners Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing @ Virtual
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Presented by: Christine Croyle, Program Director, Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness at OCALI; Abbey Weaver, Consultant; Heather Herbster, Outreach Specialist, Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness at OCALI

The classroom has been redefined and has had an impact on learning and connection. For learners who are deaf or hard of hearing (D/HH), having access to communication options that work provides bridges to learning in every setting. In this session, hear from professionals, families, and learners as they share how to plan ahead for successful virtual learning experiences for learners who are D/HH.


 

Registration

Click to be redirected to OCALI’s registration form.

Nov
3
Tue
2020
New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Nov 3 @ 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.

Nov
4
Wed
2020
Virtual Book Study: Supported Decision Making @ On-Line/Virtual
Nov 4 @ 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.

Nov
10
Tue
2020
Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Nov 10 @ 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.

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrf-mrpjgvE9FYAvh2xAfZaW2I7GWZnomp

November 10, 2020
December 8, 2020 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udOiupj8rGdM_S2CvwzxG03hW-yh7Pz64
January 12, 2021 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJckcO-vqzMqHtwQw5CamcXmeR7T-TDRL9vY
February 9, 2021 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqduGrqDkjE9TZsqMwoQNkgrNLDea0Ybeo
March 16, 2021 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEpce2orDIpEtB28_sPIaTbLoCQLTVO4Lym
April 20, 2021 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvc-2gqDgrH9ZDNKsjom_HbNJL-jM3ddbF
May 11, 2021 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwucumhqzgrGdQ2KXCjBBReCqZI90_87pt7
June 8, 2021 https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcqcOCqrTIoH9wk4xELECr8Ee5ZYe1bgPFz

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.

 

Using the Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool @ Virtual
Nov 10 @ 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
11
Wed
2020
OCALICON 2020 (Virtual Conference)
Nov 11 – Nov 13 all-day

OCALICON is the nation’s premier autism and disabilities conference where thousands of people from around the world come together to learn, network, and share research, best practices, and resources to support the life-long needs of individuals with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and sensory and low-incidence disabilities. This year’s event is totally online.


 

Registration

Click to go to OCALICON’s registration page.

Adolescent Literacy Leaders Network @ Virtual
Nov 11 @ 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. Register for this session
November 11, 2020 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Register for this session
January 19, 2021 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Register for this session
March 17, 2021 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Register for this session
May 19, 2021 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Register for this session