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Calendar of Events

Feb
21

Leadership Clarity


This course will focus on the key skills needed for Principals in their first five years in the position. We will discuss research-based topics that will supply insights and strategies to overcome the challenges facing school leaders. Scott Stewart will serve as the facilitator for these sessions. 

The structure of this course will be based on research and the latest best practices that relate to the Ohio Department of Education Principal Standards. 

Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected]. No cost to participants of member districts for this event. 

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Feb
22

LETRS Volume 2 | Units 5-8


LETRS Units 5-8 provides teachers with the knowledge needed to master the fundamentals of literacy instruction. Educators will acquire knowledge in the areas of vocabulary, comprehension, writing and language. The expertise you acquire by taking this course will be appreciated by your current and future students and colleagues.

Takeaways from this training include understanding the why and how of providing literacy instruction. The course facilitator will focus strongly on a theory to practice framework.

Volume 2 will be divided into two semesters. During the Spring 2024 sessions, we will learn about Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension. During our Fall 2024 sessions we will learn about text driven comprehension, Instruction and the reading-writing connection.

NOTE: This course will follow a hybrid model. Participants will have the flexibility to complete the course material on their own schedule with a suggested sequence and biweekly zoom meetings to meet and discuss with other participants and the facilitator. Participants will attend a face-to-face session at the end of each unit to participate in hands-on activities and thought partner discussions.

ONLY EMPLOYEES OF MEMBER DISTRICTS OF THE ESCCO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRAINING ONLY Participants that have completed previous LETRS Volumes can take this course.

SPECIAL NOTE: Participants must purchase an individual LETRS license ($399) by contacting Kimberly Manzi at [email protected] or phone 513.379.8613. Your license will provide you with access to the online course for one year and the printed materials are yours to keep. You MUST use your school email when contacting or placing an order with Kimberly.

If you have questions about the content, please contact Amy Urban, [email protected]. Questions about registration, please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected].
Feb
27

Book Chat | What the Science of Reading Says about Reading Comprehension and Content Knowledge


Please join the ESC of Central Ohio's Foundational Literacy Specialist Amy Urban, for a 5-week book chat around Jennifer Jump and Robin D. Johnson's book, What the Science of Reading Says about Reading Comprehension and Content Knowledge.

We know what The Science of Reading research says about how our students learn to read, but what does that look like in the classroom? How can we take research and turn it into action?

Questions about the content? Please contact Amy Urban, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Feb
27

English Language Administrator Network (ELAN) Meetings


ELAN is a professional network offered to school coordinators and administrators who provide programs and services to English Learners. The network focuses on relevant topics such as compliance, resources, evidence-based strategies, data and trends. NOTE: **This event is open to Title III EL Consortium Members Only**

Questions about the content? Please contact Elizabeth Curtis, [email protected] or Alicia Dyer, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Feb
28

2024 NWEA Ohio Leadership Summit | Responsive Instructional Planning with MAP Assessment Data


Join us to collaborate, learn, and network with other NWEA partners from across Ohio!

This year's summit:

  • Is an opportunity for small teams of school and district leaders to analyze MAP assessment data and collaboratively engage in practical application strategies.
  • Will include coaching on using the MAP Growth Learning Continuum, support with understanding MAP Reading Fluency data and its triangulation with MAP Growth data, as well as large blocks of hands-on time where you will work in teams to use your data alongside ODE standards focus and OST blueprint documents to design responsive learning cycles.

Continental breakfast, coffee, and box lunch included.

PLEASE BRING YOUR FULLY CHARGED LAPTOP COMPUTERS WITH YOU.

Questions about the content, please contact Stephanie Warner, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected].

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Feb
28

STEM Chats | Connecting the Real World to the Classroom: Building Industry Partnerships


Join Science and STEM Specialist, Rob Niedermeyer, and fellow educators for a series of monthly, one-hour virtual sessions that dive into various STEM themed topics. Each session will include discussions, demonstrations, time to interact with your peers, and Q&A with the session lead. 

Participants will leave with new perspectives and some resources to expand their thinking. Participants may choose to schedule time with facilitators for continued on-site conversations related to these sessions. Sessions are provided at no cost. 

Central Ohio is quickly becoming a hub for innovation. Unfortunately, industry and K-12 education often lack insight into one another's needs. In this session, educators will learn how to bring industry into their classroom for more than guest speakers. Since partnerships are mutually beneficial, educators will also learn ways to adjust their practices to help meet the needs of industry partners. 

Guests Jama Cobb, ESCCO Work Based Learning Coordinator, and Sandy Guinto, OSLN STEM Relationship Manager, will join us to discuss how their programs are giving teachers opportunities to visit industry sites and bring that learning back to the classroom. 

Questions about the content, please contact Rob Niedermeyer, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Feb
29

Instructional Coaching Network: Deepening Our Practices


Join other Central Ohio Instructional Coaches during the 2023-2024 school year as we connect and consider how to Deepen our Practices in support of adult learners for the purpose of positively impacting student learning. We plan to meet monthly from 2-3:30 pm to learn together, share our experiences around defined coaching topics, and have the opportunity to network with colleagues around problems of practice. 

Some topics will include: 
  • Kicking-off the School Year with relationship-building practices
  • Implementing and reflecting on Coaching Cycles
  • Creating Coaching Menus
  • Engaging in critical conversations around student learning
  • other relevant topics that meet the needs of the group

Sign up now to participate with this group of change makers! Feel free to attend as many sessions as your schedule allows. 

Questions about the content, please contact Stephanie Warner, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Mar
01

Building Relationships with Afghan Students & Families through Local Cultural Immersion


Join us for this professional development to learn how to build relationships with Afghan students and families through cultural immersion.

Many educators would love to visit the countries their students and families are from to learn about their cultural backgrounds, but this is not always possible. What is the next best thing? Cultural immersion right in your own community! 

During this one-day PD, attendees will conduct site visits around town to learn more about the key institutions in the lives of their Afghan students and families. Site visits will be led by Afghan individuals. The day will include time to debrief from the morning site visits as well as a multicultural lunch and a panel of Afghan community leaders.
Mar
04

Central Office Superintendents Academy

For more information and to register, please email [email protected]..

Comprehensive Development for Superintendents & Their Central Office Teams

The ESC of Central Ohio’s Central Office Superintendents Academy is the premier professional development program for superintendents and their central office teams. 
Learn from sessions like these:
  • Successful Governance Teams: A superintendent is only as effective as the board/superintendent governance team is
  • Building A Leadership Team: The most effective teams are very clear about what makes a great team member and expectations for team members
  • The Importance of Coaching: All leaders must play the role of coach to help team members grow
  • Loose - Tight Leadership: Determining what’s tight, and what’s loose is imperative for leaders
  • Solitude And Leadership: Leaders will not reach their full potential unless they are comfortable thinking for themselves and backing up their thoughts in the face of opposition
Potential topics include: 
  • Governance
  • Leadership teams
  • Feedback
  • Accountability
  • Self-care

Featured Facilitators:
Dr. Robert Avossa, CEO
K-12 Leadership Matters

Dr. Peter Gorman
Former Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Mar
05

Central Office Superintendents Academy

For more information and to register, please email [email protected]..

Comprehensive Development for Superintendents & Their Central Office Teams

The ESC of Central Ohio’s Central Office Superintendents Academy is the premier professional development program for superintendents and their central office teams. 
Learn from sessions like these:
  • Successful Governance Teams: A superintendent is only as effective as the board/superintendent governance team is
  • Building A Leadership Team: The most effective teams are very clear about what makes a great team member and expectations for team members
  • The Importance of Coaching: All leaders must play the role of coach to help team members grow
  • Loose - Tight Leadership: Determining what’s tight, and what’s loose is imperative for leaders
  • Solitude And Leadership: Leaders will not reach their full potential unless they are comfortable thinking for themselves and backing up their thoughts in the face of opposition
Potential topics include: 
  • Governance
  • Leadership teams
  • Feedback
  • Accountability
  • Self-care

Featured Facilitators:
Dr. Robert Avossa, CEO
K-12 Leadership Matters

Dr. Peter Gorman
Former Superintendent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Mar
06

Algebra 1 Teacher Collaboration Cohort


Are you an Algebra 1 teacher looking for a thought partner to collaborate with throughout the school year? Join fellow Algebra 1 teachers across Ohio for a chance to brainstorm, lesson plan, and map out curriculum throughout the year. Immerse yourself in engaging instructional practices that promote critical thinking and mathematical discourse while enhancing your background knowledge of Algebraic concepts. 

These cohort sessions will extend throughout fall, winter, and spring. If there is enough interest, one or more of these sessions could be delivered in person. 

Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for participants. 

Questions about the content? Please contact Matthew Fannon at [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected].
Mar
06

Leadership Clarity


This course will focus on the key skills needed for Principals in their first five years in the position. We will discuss research-based topics that will supply insights and strategies to overcome the challenges facing school leaders. Scott Stewart will serve as the facilitator for these sessions. 

The structure of this course will be based on research and the latest best practices that relate to the Ohio Department of Education Principal Standards. 

Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected]. No cost to participants of member districts for this event. 

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Mar
07

Identifying and Nurturing Creative Thinkers as Readers & Writers


How do we identify and serve Creative Thinkers? This event will explain the state requirements for identifying and serving students with creative thinking ability.

  • Teachers will learn characteristics of these students and how to nurture their abilities to bring out their creativity.
  • Carmen Tarbill will cover the identification process and service options.
  • Rachel Daniels will discuss what that looks like in a literacy classroom.
  • Teachers will receive a copy of Creating Strong Kids Through Writing by Deborah S. Delisle and James R. Delisle, Ph.D.
  • Lunch is included in this 7-hour session that will qualify as gifted professional development.

Questions about the content, please contact Rachel Lang Daniels, [email protected] or Carmen Tarbill, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Mar
07

Instructional Coaching Book Study | The PD Book by Elena Aguilar


Attention Instructional Coaches and Coaching Champions. 

Come join us here at the ESC to continue learning alongside colleagues in a three-part, in-person series on Elena Aguilar's newest resource: The PD Book. We will engage in conversations around the learning from the book, as well as other coaching topics that may arise from the group as we continue to network across Ohio.

This is exclusively for those registered for our ESC Instructional Coaching Network and registration will be limited to 30 people. **Please note that this is the SAME book study from Spring 2023.

Questions about the content, please contact Stephanie Warner, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Mar
07

LETRS Units 1-4 Cohort #2 (included are in-person & virtual sessions)


LETRS provides teachers with the knowledge needed to master the fundamentals of literacy instruction. Educators will acquire fundamental skills in the areas of phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing and language. The expertise you will acquire by taking this course will be appreciated by your current and future students and colleagues. 

Takeaways from this training are understanding the why and how of providing literacy instruction. The course facilitator will focus strongly on a theory to practice framework. 

Volume 1 will be divided into two semesters. During the Fall of 2023 sessions, we will learn about the Challenges of Learning to Read and The Speech Sounds in English. During our Winter/Spring 2023 sessions we will learn about Teaching Beginning Phonics and Advanced Decoding. 

NOTE: This course will follow a hybrid model. Participants will have the flexibility to complete the course material on their own schedule with a suggested sequence and biweekly zoom meetings to meet and discuss with other participants and the facilitator. Participants will attend a face-to-face session at the end of each unit to participate in hands-on activities and thought partner discussions. 

ONLY EMPLOYEES OF MEMBER DISTRICTS OF THE ESCCO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRAINING. SPECIAL NOTE: Participants must purchase an individual LETRS license ($399) by contacting Kimberly Manzi by email [email protected] or phone 1.513.379.8613. Your license will provide you with access to the online course for 1 year and printed materials are yours to keep. You MUST use your school email when contacting or placing an order with Kimberly Manzi.

If you have questions about the content, please contact Amy Urban, [email protected]. Questions about registration, please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected].
Mar
07

OSLN | How the Teach CS Grants Expand Computer Science Access


Computer Science has transformed the current workforce. It is a foundational skill all students need.

Join the webinar to learn concrete, actionable strategies to add Computer Science and Computational Thinking to your 6-12th grade curriculum.

Who: 6-12th grade educators or leaders including superintendents, principals, instructional coaches and lead teachers

Overview:
In this one hour webinar, Ohio STEM Learning Network experts will discuss:
  • how Ohio’s Teach CS Grants provide professional learning opportunities and funds to pursue Computer Science Licensure;
  • differences between Computer Science and Computer Literacy and how AI connects to Computer Science;
  • how new partnerships between the Ohio STEM Learning Network and the Putnam County ESC and Central Ohio ESC will bring schools professional development to prepare educators to teach middle and high school Computer Science, and;
  • a licensure exam preparation program to support educators with adding a supplemental license.

This course is provided by the Ohio STEM Learning Network, an official partner of the ESC through the Teach CS Grant program
Mar
11

Aspiring Administrator Leaders Program


This program is designed to introduce prospective leaders to the essential responsibilities, skills, challenges and rewards associated with school administration from a practitioners' perspective. 

Program attendees will: 1) Explore typical duties and responsibilities of a building administrator to help candidates make an informed decision relative to completing a principal preparation program. 2) Enhance leadership skills and recognize personal strengths and weaknesses. 3) Use Ohio Standards for Principals as program foundation. 4) Interact with practicing building and district administrators. 

Participants will be given a copy of Cracking the Leadership Code: Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders by Alain Hunkins. 

Questions about the content? Please contact Scott Stewart, [email protected]. NOTE: Virtual and one In-Person Session in November. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected]. No cost to participants of member districts for this event. 

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Mar
11

Grading for Equity | Book Study


To support Ohio educators' work to create learning environments that ensure the success of every student, the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce has partnered with regional Educational Service Centers and KnowledgeWorks to create the Ohio Personalized Learning Network. Ohio's network provides multiple professional learning pathways to help Ohio educators personalize learning for each student.

This book study will leverage resources and scenarios from the book "Grading for Equity” by Joe Feldman to analyze common contemporary grading practices to shape an equitable grading philosophy that supports mastery learning. NOTE: Participants will provide a copy of their own book.

Participants will meet via Zoom for five one-hour sessions as outlined below. Work outside of class will include required reading and completion of activities. 15 contact hours or 1 graduate credit through Ashland University are available.

Facilitators: Christina Grady-Watts, ESC of Central Ohio; Jake Miller, ESC of Western Reserve & Summit County ESC; and Liz Wolfe-Eberly, Montgomery County ESC.

Questions about the content, please contact Christina Grady-Watts, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Mar
12

Central Ohio Attendance Network


August 23 (in person): Starting the year off strong to avoid chronic absenteeism. Making connections beyond emails, phone calls, and letters - strategies for breaking communication barriers with students and conducting effective home visits.

October 17 (hybrid): Using data to monitor progress on attendance plans and prevent chronic absenteeism.

November 28 (virtual): Networking/Updates/Topic: TBD

January 16 (virtual): Networking/Updates/Topic: TBD

February 20 (hybrid): End-of-the-year interventions and planning for the next school year.

March 12 (virtual): Networking/Updates/Topic: TBD

June 11 (in person): Topic TBD
Mar
13

Discovering Flight | Learning with the National Aviation Hall of Fame


Join ESC of Central Ohio Science and STEM Specialist, Rob Niedermeyer, the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF), and Think TV to learn about your new Aviation STEM kit.

The kits from the National Aviation Hall of Fame were developed with the educational experts at Think TV PBS and are designed to empower educators and inspire students to understand and appreciate the history and wonder of aviation.

All kits include cross-curricular lessons and the materials needed to complete each activity.

This session will include a brief overview of the program, the basic format of each kit, examples of how to incorporate the lessons into your class, and time for Q&A with the developers.

Participants will receive one contact hour after the event. This session is provided at no cost.

Questions about the content, please contact Rob Niedermeyer, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Mar
14

PBL Power Hour


PBL Power Hour is a monthly virtual gathering tailored for educators engaged in Problem-Based/Project-Based Learning (PBL).

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a novice exploring PBL, this event provides a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded teachers. The session offers a casual and loosely structured environment where participants can share their PBL project ideas, engage in discussions, and receive valuable feedback from fellow educators.

Join PBL Power Hour to foster a collaborative community and enhance your PBL teaching experience.

Questions about the content, please contact Christna Grady-Watts, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time
Mar
18

Grading for Equity | Book Study


To support Ohio educators' work to create learning environments that ensure the success of every student, the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce has partnered with regional Educational Service Centers and KnowledgeWorks to create the Ohio Personalized Learning Network. Ohio's network provides multiple professional learning pathways to help Ohio educators personalize learning for each student.

This book study will leverage resources and scenarios from the book "Grading for Equity” by Joe Feldman to analyze common contemporary grading practices to shape an equitable grading philosophy that supports mastery learning. NOTE: Participants will provide a copy of their own book.

Participants will meet via Zoom for five one-hour sessions as outlined below. Work outside of class will include required reading and completion of activities. 15 contact hours or 1 graduate credit through Ashland University are available.

Facilitators: Christina Grady-Watts, ESC of Central Ohio; Jake Miller, ESC of Western Reserve & Summit County ESC; and Liz Wolfe-Eberly, Montgomery County ESC.

Questions about the content, please contact Christina Grady-Watts, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Mar
19

Literacy Chats | The Science of Reading in Middle and High School


Let's continue to explore what the science of reading looks like for adolescents. With the recent launch of the ReadOhio Initiative, what better time to join in conversation with colleagues to discuss the science of reading.

Much discussion has circled around the younger grades when the term science of reading is mentioned, but what does this actually look like in the middle or high school grades in all content areas?

Join Adolescent Literacy Consultant Dr. Shannon Beach for a collaborative one-hour virtual conversation as she continues to work through Scarborough's Rope this spring.

Questions about the content, please contact Dr. Shannon Beach, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Mar
22

ParaPro Assessment Testing


This testing is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. The test will be taken on a computer. Testing time is 2 1/2 hours. The test consists of 90 multiple choice questions in reading, mathematics and writing. The cost is a non-refundable fee of $75. This must be paid before testing. Note: if you have two years of college you do not need to take the exam. 

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Mar
22

ParaPro Assessment Testing


This testing is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. The test will be taken on a computer. Testing time is 2 1/2 hours. The test consists of 90 multiple choice questions in reading, mathematics and writing. The cost is a non-refundable fee of $75. This must be paid before testing. Note: if you have two years of college you do not need to take the exam. 

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Mar
26

Book Chat | What the Science of Reading Says about Reading Comprehension and Content Knowledge


Please join the ESC of Central Ohio's Foundational Literacy Specialist Amy Urban, for a 5-week book chat around Jennifer Jump and Robin D. Johnson's book, What the Science of Reading Says about Reading Comprehension and Content Knowledge.

We know what The Science of Reading research says about how our students learn to read, but what does that look like in the classroom? How can we take research and turn it into action?

Questions about the content? Please contact Amy Urban, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Mar
28

LETRS Units 1-4 Cohort #2 (included are in-person & virtual sessions)


LETRS provides teachers with the knowledge needed to master the fundamentals of literacy instruction. Educators will acquire fundamental skills in the areas of phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing and language. The expertise you will acquire by taking this course will be appreciated by your current and future students and colleagues. 

Takeaways from this training are understanding the why and how of providing literacy instruction. The course facilitator will focus strongly on a theory to practice framework. 

Volume 1 will be divided into two semesters. During the Fall of 2023 sessions, we will learn about the Challenges of Learning to Read and The Speech Sounds in English. During our Winter/Spring 2023 sessions we will learn about Teaching Beginning Phonics and Advanced Decoding. 

NOTE: This course will follow a hybrid model. Participants will have the flexibility to complete the course material on their own schedule with a suggested sequence and biweekly zoom meetings to meet and discuss with other participants and the facilitator. Participants will attend a face-to-face session at the end of each unit to participate in hands-on activities and thought partner discussions. 

ONLY EMPLOYEES OF MEMBER DISTRICTS OF THE ESCCO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRAINING. SPECIAL NOTE: Participants must purchase an individual LETRS license ($399) by contacting Kimberly Manzi by email [email protected] or phone 1.513.379.8613. Your license will provide you with access to the online course for 1 year and printed materials are yours to keep. You MUST use your school email when contacting or placing an order with Kimberly Manzi.

If you have questions about the content, please contact Amy Urban, [email protected]. Questions about registration, please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected].
Mar
28

OSLN | Computer Science Workshop for K-5 School Leaders


Early exposure to computer science fosters crucial computational skills like problem-solving, logic, and creativity, preparing young minds for a world shaped by technology.

Empower your K-5 teachers to become champions of computational thinking! OSLN’s year-long program equips them with the skills and strategies to integrate computer science seamlessly into core subjects like math, ELA, and science, enriching their curriculum and boosting student engagement.

School leaders: Join us to learn more and prepare your students for a bright future on Thursday, March 28, 2024 from 9:00-3:00PM at Battelle’s headquarters in Columbus.

During this workshop, you will:
  • Experience K-5 computer science and computational thinking lessons first-hand.
  • Get up to speed on changes to Ohio policy surrounding Computer Science, including the State Committee on Computer Science.
  • Discover how free, high-quality K-12 curriculum resources from Code.org can save your teachers time.
  • Map out how the professional development portfolio created by Code.org and the Ohio STEM Learning Network can bring computer science to your school by Fall 2024.
Register today, seats are limited. Registration closes 11:59 p.m. on March 21, 2024. Lunch provided.

Reach out to Ifrah Aliawl ([email protected]) with any questions.

This course is provided by the Ohio STEM Learning Network, an official partner of the ESC through the Teach CS Grant program
Apr
03

Algebra 1 Teacher Collaboration Cohort


Are you an Algebra 1 teacher looking for a thought partner to collaborate with throughout the school year? Join fellow Algebra 1 teachers across Ohio for a chance to brainstorm, lesson plan, and map out curriculum throughout the year. Immerse yourself in engaging instructional practices that promote critical thinking and mathematical discourse while enhancing your background knowledge of Algebraic concepts. 

These cohort sessions will extend throughout fall, winter, and spring. If there is enough interest, one or more of these sessions could be delivered in person. 

Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for participants. 

Questions about the content? Please contact Matthew Fannon at [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected].
Apr
04

LETRS Volume 2 | Units 5-8


LETRS Units 5-8 provides teachers with the knowledge needed to master the fundamentals of literacy instruction. Educators will acquire knowledge in the areas of vocabulary, comprehension, writing and language. The expertise you acquire by taking this course will be appreciated by your current and future students and colleagues.

Takeaways from this training include understanding the why and how of providing literacy instruction. The course facilitator will focus strongly on a theory to practice framework.

Volume 2 will be divided into two semesters. During the Spring 2024 sessions, we will learn about Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension. During our Fall 2024 sessions we will learn about text driven comprehension, Instruction and the reading-writing connection.

NOTE: This course will follow a hybrid model. Participants will have the flexibility to complete the course material on their own schedule with a suggested sequence and biweekly zoom meetings to meet and discuss with other participants and the facilitator. Participants will attend a face-to-face session at the end of each unit to participate in hands-on activities and thought partner discussions.

ONLY EMPLOYEES OF MEMBER DISTRICTS OF THE ESCCO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRAINING ONLY Participants that have completed previous LETRS Volumes can take this course.

SPECIAL NOTE: Participants must purchase an individual LETRS license ($399) by contacting Kimberly Manzi at [email protected] or phone 513.379.8613. Your license will provide you with access to the online course for one year and the printed materials are yours to keep. You MUST use your school email when contacting or placing an order with Kimberly.

If you have questions about the content, please contact Amy Urban, [email protected]. Questions about registration, please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected].
Apr
11

Instructional Coaching Book Study | The PD Book by Elena Aguilar


Attention Instructional Coaches and Coaching Champions. 

Come join us here at the ESC to continue learning alongside colleagues in a three-part, in-person series on Elena Aguilar's newest resource: The PD Book. We will engage in conversations around the learning from the book, as well as other coaching topics that may arise from the group as we continue to network across Ohio.

This is exclusively for those registered for our ESC Instructional Coaching Network and registration will be limited to 30 people. **Please note that this is the SAME book study from Spring 2023.

Questions about the content, please contact Stephanie Warner, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Apr
11

PBL Power Hour


PBL Power Hour is a monthly virtual gathering tailored for educators engaged in Problem-Based/Project-Based Learning (PBL).

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a novice exploring PBL, this event provides a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded teachers. The session offers a casual and loosely structured environment where participants can share their PBL project ideas, engage in discussions, and receive valuable feedback from fellow educators.

Join PBL Power Hour to foster a collaborative community and enhance your PBL teaching experience.

Questions about the content, please contact Christna Grady-Watts, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time
Apr
12

Grading for Equity | Book Study


To support Ohio educators' work to create learning environments that ensure the success of every student, the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce has partnered with regional Educational Service Centers and KnowledgeWorks to create the Ohio Personalized Learning Network. Ohio's network provides multiple professional learning pathways to help Ohio educators personalize learning for each student.

This book study will leverage resources and scenarios from the book "Grading for Equity” by Joe Feldman to analyze common contemporary grading practices to shape an equitable grading philosophy that supports mastery learning. NOTE: Participants will provide a copy of their own book.

Participants will meet via Zoom for five one-hour sessions as outlined below. Work outside of class will include required reading and completion of activities. 15 contact hours or 1 graduate credit through Ashland University are available.

Facilitators: Christina Grady-Watts, ESC of Central Ohio; Jake Miller, ESC of Western Reserve & Summit County ESC; and Liz Wolfe-Eberly, Montgomery County ESC.

Questions about the content, please contact Christina Grady-Watts, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Apr
15

Grading for Equity | Book Study


To support Ohio educators' work to create learning environments that ensure the success of every student, the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce has partnered with regional Educational Service Centers and KnowledgeWorks to create the Ohio Personalized Learning Network. Ohio's network provides multiple professional learning pathways to help Ohio educators personalize learning for each student.

This book study will leverage resources and scenarios from the book "Grading for Equity” by Joe Feldman to analyze common contemporary grading practices to shape an equitable grading philosophy that supports mastery learning. NOTE: Participants will provide a copy of their own book.

Participants will meet via Zoom for five one-hour sessions as outlined below. Work outside of class will include required reading and completion of activities. 15 contact hours or 1 graduate credit through Ashland University are available.

Facilitators: Christina Grady-Watts, ESC of Central Ohio; Jake Miller, ESC of Western Reserve & Summit County ESC; and Liz Wolfe-Eberly, Montgomery County ESC.

Questions about the content, please contact Christina Grady-Watts, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Apr
16

English Language Administrator Network (ELAN) Meetings


ELAN is a professional network offered to school coordinators and administrators who provide programs and services to English Learners. The network focuses on relevant topics such as compliance, resources, evidence-based strategies, data and trends. NOTE: **This event is open to Title III EL Consortium Members Only**

Questions about the content? Please contact Elizabeth Curtis, [email protected] or Alicia Dyer, [email protected]. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected]

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Apr
17

Leadership Clarity


This course will focus on the key skills needed for Principals in their first five years in the position. We will discuss research-based topics that will supply insights and strategies to overcome the challenges facing school leaders. Scott Stewart will serve as the facilitator for these sessions. 

The structure of this course will be based on research and the latest best practices that relate to the Ohio Department of Education Principal Standards. 

Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected]. No cost to participants of member districts for this event. 

By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Apr
17

LETRS Volume 2 | Units 5-8


LETRS Units 5-8 provides teachers with the knowledge needed to master the fundamentals of literacy instruction. Educators will acquire knowledge in the areas of vocabulary, comprehension, writing and language. The expertise you acquire by taking this course will be appreciated by your current and future students and colleagues.

Takeaways from this training include understanding the why and how of providing literacy instruction. The course facilitator will focus strongly on a theory to practice framework.

Volume 2 will be divided into two semesters. During the Spring 2024 sessions, we will learn about Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension. During our Fall 2024 sessions we will learn about text driven comprehension, Instruction and the reading-writing connection.

NOTE: This course will follow a hybrid model. Participants will have the flexibility to complete the course material on their own schedule with a suggested sequence and biweekly zoom meetings to meet and discuss with other participants and the facilitator. Participants will attend a face-to-face session at the end of each unit to participate in hands-on activities and thought partner discussions.

ONLY EMPLOYEES OF MEMBER DISTRICTS OF THE ESCCO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRAINING ONLY Participants that have completed previous LETRS Volumes can take this course.

SPECIAL NOTE: Participants must purchase an individual LETRS license ($399) by contacting Kimberly Manzi at [email protected] or phone 513.379.8613. Your license will provide you with access to the online course for one year and the printed materials are yours to keep. You MUST use your school email when contacting or placing an order with Kimberly.

If you have questions about the content, please contact Amy Urban, [email protected]. Questions about registration, please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected].
Apr
18

LETRS Units 1-4 Cohort #2 (included are in-person & virtual sessions)


LETRS provides teachers with the knowledge needed to master the fundamentals of literacy instruction. Educators will acquire fundamental skills in the areas of phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing and language. The expertise you will acquire by taking this course will be appreciated by your current and future students and colleagues. 

Takeaways from this training are understanding the why and how of providing literacy instruction. The course facilitator will focus strongly on a theory to practice framework. 

Volume 1 will be divided into two semesters. During the Fall of 2023 sessions, we will learn about the Challenges of Learning to Read and The Speech Sounds in English. During our Winter/Spring 2023 sessions we will learn about Teaching Beginning Phonics and Advanced Decoding. 

NOTE: This course will follow a hybrid model. Participants will have the flexibility to complete the course material on their own schedule with a suggested sequence and biweekly zoom meetings to meet and discuss with other participants and the facilitator. Participants will attend a face-to-face session at the end of each unit to participate in hands-on activities and thought partner discussions. 

ONLY EMPLOYEES OF MEMBER DISTRICTS OF THE ESCCO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRAINING. SPECIAL NOTE: Participants must purchase an individual LETRS license ($399) by contacting Kimberly Manzi by email [email protected] or phone 1.513.379.8613. Your license will provide you with access to the online course for 1 year and printed materials are yours to keep. You MUST use your school email when contacting or placing an order with Kimberly Manzi.

If you have questions about the content, please contact Amy Urban, [email protected]. Questions about registration, please contact Jessica Seymour, [email protected].