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
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 Preschool Education Administrator Network: Year 1 of 2 @ Virtual
Nov 3 @ 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.

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
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.

New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 2 of 2 @ Virtual
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Participants from the 2019-20 New Special Education Administrators Network will build upon the foundation from the first year of the cohort in this second year support program. During this second year, participants will continue to build on foundational knowledge of the law, which can contribute to the disposition and skills necessary to build special education instructional leaders, resulting in improved outcomes for students with disabilities.

During the 2020-21 school year, participants will:

  • reflect and evaluate current district special education policies, processes, and practices
  • learn how to work in district teams as strong collaborative leaders
  • identify areas of strength
  • complete a gap analysis to align program improvement efforts with overall school improvement, completing a draft three-year improvement plan
  • continue to build relationships and grow together to support school improvement
  • receive coaching

 

Please Note

  • Event is open only to 2019/20 Special Education Administrator Network Year 1 participants.
  • 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.

Event questions may be directed to Laura Low, M.Ed.


 

Network Event Dates

November 11, 2020 March 10, 2021
December 9, 2020 May 12, 2021
January 13, 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 2 of 2. Zoom session information will be sent to registrants prior to the date of each event.

 

 

Nov
12
Thu
2020
Preschool Administrator Network 2020-2021 @ Virtual
Nov 12 @ 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. Zoom Registration Form
January 14, 2021 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Zoom Registration Form
March 18, 2021 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Zoom Registration Form
Using the Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool @ Virtual
Nov 12 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 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.