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.
Sep
11
Tue
2018
Patriot Day
Sep 11 all-day

Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11 to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. Many Americans refer Patriot Day as 9/11 or September 11. Patriot Day remembers those who lost their lives during the 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.

On the direction of the President, the flag of the United States of America should be displayed on the homes of Americans, the White House, and all United States government buildings in the whole world. The flag should be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect to those who died on September 11, 2001. Many people observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. (EST). This marks the time that the first plane flew into the World Trade Center. Some communities, particularly in the areas directly affected by the attacks, hold special church services or prayer meetings. People who personally experienced the events in 2001 or lost loved ones in them, may lay flowers or visit memorials.

Learn more from Time and Date online.

Sep
18
Tue
2018
Reauthorized Carl D. Perkins Act workshop @ Ohio University Dublin Campus
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

The Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Department of Higher Education are sponsoring a September 18 workshop on the reauthorized Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act (Perkins V), with a focus on systems alignment and program improvement. The workshop, related to the non-traditional/equity section of the act, focuses on the category of students pursuing occupations that traditionally have been filled by one gender. The U.S. Department of Labor defines a non-traditional occupation as an occupation for which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25 percent of the individuals employed in the occupation.

The workshop is presented by the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity. Through this professional development session, participants will cover the new Perkins V emphasis on equity, best practices and the new toolkit for leadership to integrate student outreach for recruiting more non-traditional representation and implementation of a quality process transition plan, including a discussion on the best component to measure and close performance gaps that affect the Ohio School Report Cards.

Contact Linda O’Connor for registration information.

 

Oct
1
Mon
2018
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM
Oct 1 all-day
National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2018. National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign held in October that raises awareness about employment issues for disabled people, and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

These videos from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth can be a good accompaniment to NDEAM celebrations. In addition to a video about the National Youth Action Council on Transition, there are others featuring young people tackling important issues about living with a disability. These include “411 on Disability Disclosure” and “Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services.” Both are accompanied by publications that can be downloaded from the website.

Oct
4
Thu
2018
Certified OLAC Facilitator Training (Region 13)
Oct 4 all-day
Oct
5
Fri
2018
Certified OLAC Facilitator Training (Region 15)
Oct 5 all-day
Oct
12
Fri
2018
Ohio Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference @ Greater Columbus Convention Center
Oct 12 – Oct 13 all-day

Register now for the 2018 Ohio TESOL Conference, “Breaking through Language Barriers: Success Across Content.” The keynote speaker is President and CEO of the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Dr. Frederic Bertley.

The conference is sponsored by Ohio Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages in conjunction with the Lau Resource Center at the Ohio Department of Education. Conference sessions will interest educators, administrators and curriculum specialists of K-12 schools and districts, adult education, colleges, and universities. Conference details and registration are available here.

The conference will offer more than 100 sessions addressing important issues of our profession. New features of the conference include:

  • Happy Hour Networking event on Friday, Oct. 12 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Columbus Crossing Borders Project exhibit with Breathe Free documentary on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Oct
22
Mon
2018
2018 Advance CTE Fall Meeting @ BWI Airport Marriott,
Oct 22 – Oct 24 all-day

Join Career Technical Education (CTE) leaders from across the country in Baltimore, Maryland for a three-day professional development conference that explores the latest issues and challenges influencing CTE today. Our annual Advance CTE Fall Meeting draws state CTE leaders from nearly every state. This year, you can expect to:

  • Network with leaders from across the country and share CTE best practices from secondary, postsecondary and workforce development systems
  • Learn how leading states are committing to a vision of high-quality CTE and how they are ensuring all programs of study meet these standards of excellence
  • Engage with national experts about the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V) and work with your peers to prepare for implementation
Oct
29
Mon
2018
Webinar: District Justifications for AASCD Participation
Oct 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each district or community school to submit a justification when it expects to test more than 1 percent of its students using the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD). If your district expects to test more than 1 percent of its students using the alternate assessment, you must submit the online justification between Nov. 5 and Dec. 10, 2018. Find samples here of this year’s justification form and an optional school-level form.

Access information for the webinar is available here. Each session will allow for a limited number of participants. Please plan to participate in groups to allow for the most participants possible. A recording will be made available on the Department’s website for those unable to attend the webinar.

Oct
30
Tue
2018
Webinar: District Justifications for AASCD Participation
Oct 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each district or community school to submit a justification when it expects to test more than 1 percent of its students using the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD). If your district expects to test more than 1 percent of its students using the alternate assessment, you must submit the online justification between Nov. 5 and Dec. 10, 2018. Find samples here of this year’s justification form and an optional school-level form.

Access information for the webinar is available here. Each session will allow for a limited number of participants. Please plan to participate in groups to allow for the most participants possible. A recording will be made available on the Department’s website for those unable to attend the webinar.