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Upcoming ESC Professional Development

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Resident Educator/Mentor Teacher Support & Workshops
Click here to view our latest Resident Educator support networks and learn more about workshops designed to support and instruct mentor teachers.


Classroom Walkthroughs/Informal Observations:
Strengthening Teaching and Learning through
a Shared Practice of Improvement

October 24, 2014 12:30-3:30pm
The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) requires conducting at least two classroom walkthroughs/informal observations when evaluating the performance of a teacher. Join us for a half-day class to become familiar with the purpose and steps of classroom walkthroughs; to build a common language, expectations, and norms for conducting classroom walkthroughs; and to understand how the classroom walkthrough process is connected to school improvement efforts. We will practice the skill of observing teaching and learning by viewing a lesson together, collecting evidence, analyzing the lesson and engaging in dialogue about targeted feedback for the teacher. Workshop led by OTES state trainers Linda Romano and Cathleen Heidelberg.


Math Common Core Workshops

Click here for the latest Math Common Core workshop dates and descriptions [PDF].

Math Teacher Network - Exploring Common Core Instructional Shifts

   All sessions: 4:30-6:30pm
   Construct Viable Arguments through Mathematical Modeling Nov. 12, 2014
   Use Math Tools for Precision in Calculation and Communication Feb. 4, 2015
   How do Mathematical Practices Work Together to
   Create Student Thinkers and Independent Learners
Feb. 26, 2015
Getting Students to Persevere in Problem Solving Oct. 29, 2014
Seeing and Learning Math through Pictures Nov. 20, 2014
Using Rich Tasks to Bring Math Common Core Alive Dec. 2, 2014
Math Workshop for the Classroom:
How to Differentiate Math Content while
Promoting an Engaging Classroom Culture
Jan. 15, 2015
Reaching your Struggling Math Student:
Teaching with Manipulatives and Mental Models
Feb. 5, 2015
Ask This, Not That: Mathematical Questioning
to Drive Deeper Student Understanding
March 4, 2015
Beyond the Common Core State Standards for Math:
Semple Math Specially-Designed Instruction
   Overview of Semple Math Levels 1 & 2 | Addition & Subtraction
   Nov. 7, 2014  or  Feb. 25, 2015
   Overview of Semple Math Levels 3 & 4 | Multiplication & Division
   Dec. 5, 2014  or  March 19, 2015


ELA Common Core

Click here for the latest ELA Common Core workshop dates and descriptions [PDF].

Teaching Literacy Skills to Students with Dyslexia: The Orton-Gillingham Approach
     Part 2  |  Nov. 11-Dec. 16, 2014  |  6:30-9pm
     Part 3  |  Jan. 6-Feb. 10, 2015  |  6:30-9pm
     Part 4  |  Feb. 24-Mar. 31, 2015  |  6:30-9pm
Phonics for Reading

Dec. 2, 2014 | 9am-3:30pm or Mar. 11, 2015 | 9am-3:30pm

Stevenson Language Skills for Grades K-3 Oct. 30, 2014 | 9am-3:30pm or Feb. 13, 2015 | 9am-3:30pm
Stevenson Overlapping Strategy for Grades 4-8 Nov. 12, 2014 | 9am-3:30pm or Mar. 5, 2015 | 9am-3:30pm
Argument Writing Dec. 8, 2014 | 8:30am-3:30pm


Project Based Learning (PBL) 101        

Nov. 11, 2014

Member Districts: $199 / Non-Member Districts $249

Click here to view additional PBL 101 workshop information [PDF].



Effectively Managing Stressful Situations:
Knowing Yourself and Others

November 10, 2014 12:30-3:30pm
November 24, 2014 12:30-3:30pm
Effectively managing stressful situations relies on two competencies, accurate self-awareness and acute social awareness. Certified Behavioral Analyst, Dr. Thomas G. Reed, PhD will facilitate a half-day session to help participants enhance their understanding of their own natural inclinations as well as recognizing behavioral tendencies in others through social clues, comments, and surroundings. Then, participants will examine specific stressful scenarios and learn to effectively apply a few basic strategies to effectively manage conflict and increase the likelihood of reaching successful outcomes.



Rubrics Academy

December 17-18, 2014 8:30am-3:30pm
Rubrics 101   (one-day option - Dec. 17)
Rubrics 102   (two-day option - Dec. 17-18)
Rubrics are one of the most challenging pedagogical tools to utilize in the classroom. Oftentimes the failure of a rubric has more to do with inadequate design elements and implementation challenges with students in the classroom. These 2 days will provide a basic overview of rubric design and implementation. The 2nd day is designed to go deeper into the actual design and revision of a rubric to be utilized immediately in your classroom. Participants are expected to bring a PBL or unit design in which there is the need to create or revise a rubric. Lunch is on your own. An optional one-semester hour of Ashland University credit is available for an additional $249 when attending two full days of trainings.


Learning Leaders/Educational Leadership Brown Bag
Click here to learn more about this monthly series, designed for educational leaders wishing to discuss the most relevant education topics in the field today.


Northwest Evaluation Association’s
Measures of Academic Progress Assessment

Available on-site/in-district or in sessions throughout the year at the ESC

Central Ohio educators now have local access to training on a valuable tool to monitor student progress and individualize learning, Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP®).

The ESC of Central Ohio is partnering with NWEA to deliver affordable training to district leaders, building principals and classroom teachers on administering MAP assessments, accessing and interpreting data, and using NWEA’s continuum of instructional resources to foster a personalized learning experience for every child.

These ESC professional development offerings will represent a training continuum to help educators master the art of data-driven education, delivered by highly skilled staff, fully credentialed by NWEA.

Download the PDF flyer for additional details.

Email or call 614.542.4120 for more information.




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