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Jun
24

STACK Institute 2024 | Session 2


The ESC has developed comprehensive, interactive training designed to instruct professionals to enhance their ability to plan for and serve students with autism spectrum disorders. The workshop topics include characteristics of individuals with autism, structured teaching fundamentals, classroom design and management, work systems, visual supports, student schedules, strategies for effectively using classroom staff, and observation of our student STACK summer program. 

This training is intended for intervention specialists and related service staff directly serving special education students. 

Questions about the training? Contact Megan Aluise: [email protected]. There will also be Ashland credit available. Separate fees apply. 

Person of contact: Megan Aluise - [email protected]. 614-704-9869 

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.
Jun
25

OPES Evaluator Training


This two-day training is required for new OPES 2.0 evaluators and for previously credentialed evaluators in OPES 1.0 who are transitioning to OPES 2.0.   After completion, participants will be prepared to take the OPES 2.0 online credentialing test through Insight Advance.  This training may be offered F2F or virtually through Zoom.  Content will be the same in both F2F and virtual formats.  Registration is through STARS.  Registration fee may be paid through credit card, check, or district purchase order.  Lunch will be provided for in person events.
Jun
28

LETRS for Administrators


LETRS® for Administrators is a professional learning opportunity designed specifically for school leadership, coaches, principals, and district administrators. The course defines the systems and infrastructures required to successfully implement a literacy initiative aligned to scientifically based research. Built from the research in implementation science and sustainability, school improvement, and shared leadership, the course provides numerous tools - including an analysis of the current systems required for improved literacy outcomes - for guiding an implementation through various stages. 

The course is designed to support leaders in creating a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and structures to improve overall literacy instruction. Participants will receive a manual and have access to a learning platform, where they can engage in five units of study. 

Unit 1: Using Systems and Implementation Science to Improve Literacy Outcomes 
Unit 2: Universal Instruction at the Word-Recognition Level 
Unit 3: Universal Instruction at the Language Comprehension Level 
Unit 4: Leadership, Assessment, Data-Based Decision-Making, and Literacy and Intervention Block Design 
Unit 5: Professional Development, Community and Family Involvement, Problem-Solving, and Sustainability Planning.

Questions about the content, please contact Amy Urban, [email protected]
Questions about registration? Please contact Allison Ringold Nydahl 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.
Jul
05

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.
Jul
05

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.
Jul
17

OSCES Evaluator Training


This one-day training is required for evaluators of school counselors.  There is no online credentialing test.  School counselors are encouraged to attend this training with their evaluators.  This training may be offered F2F or virtually through Zoom.   Content will be the same in both F2F and virtual formats.   Registration is through STARS. Registration fee may be paid through credit card, check, or district purchase order.  Lunch will be provided for in person events.
Jul
23

OPES Evaluator Training


This two-day training is required for new OPES 2.0 evaluators and for previously credentialed evaluators in OPES 1.0 who are transitioning to OPES 2.0.   After completion, participants will be prepared to take the OPES 2.0 online credentialing test through Insight Advance.  This training may be offered F2F or virtually through Zoom.  Content will be the same in both F2F and virtual formats.  Registration is through STARS.  Registration fee may be paid through credit card, check, or district purchase order.  Lunch will be provided for in person events.
Jul
23

Summer Institute for Authentic Learning & Leadership


Partnerships for Authentic Learning and Leadership, dedicated to “making learning irresistible,” will host the 2024 Summer Institute on July 23-24 at Upper Arlington High School in Columbus, Ohio. Over 500 educators from across the state will gather for two days of inspiration, learning, and collaboration. 
 
We hope you will choose to attend (or bring a team) to this uplifting conference. Prepare to:
Reimagine education . . . Reconnect with the joy of teaching . . . Empower students to change the world!
 
Want to learn more? This flyer provides a listing of Keynote and Featured Presenters, registration information, and an invitation to apply as a presenter.
Jul
29

OTES Evaluator Training


This three-day training is required for new OTES 2.0 evaluators and for previously credentialed evaluators in OTES 1.0 who are transitioning to OTES 2.0.  After completion, participants will be prepared to take the OTES 2.0 online credentialing test through Insight Advance.  This training may be offered F2F or virtually through Zoom.   Content will be the same in both F2F and virtual formats.  Registration is through STARS.  Registration fee may be paid through credit card, check, or district purchase order.  Lunch will be provided for in person trainings.  
Jul
31

ESC of Central Ohio's 2nd Annual Mental Health Resource Fair


Connect, Grow, & Learn at the ESC of Central Ohio's 2nd Annual Mental Health Resource Fair
**Meet & greet with more than 40 community based and private mental health providers to explore services and partnerships.
**Gain useful information and resources to support whole child wellness like SEL, basic needs, & more.
**Take part in useful and relevant professional learning sessions offered throughout the day.
**CEU's Offered for sessions 

FREE Yoga, Therapy Animals, and Massage Services offered during the event.

Food Trucks Onsite too!

The event is for area superintendents, school leaders, school social workers, school counselors, nurses, family liaisons, community organizations & agencies and more looking to strengthen and deepen mental health wellness supports for youth, families and staff.

July 31, 2024 -- 9am-3pm
at Central Crossing High School
4500 Big Run South Rd, Grove City, OH 43123

Please email questions and requests Neeley Keys at [email protected] 
Aug
02

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.
Aug
02

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.
Aug
12

Preparing Students with Future Skills | Apple Education

Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] confirming your attendance.

Industry 4.0 is shaping the future workforce. Employees can review designs remotely with augmented 
reality, monitor industrial equipment with machine learning, or simplify routines with on-device 
intelligence and Siri.

Join the Apple team as we explore these innovative technologies, the impact that Industry 4.0 is 
having on preparing students for the workforce, and how these technologies are requiring new 
skills.

Here’s what you’ll experience:
• Engage with cutting-edge tools on iPad, experiencing firsthand how they align with industry 
standards.
• Participate in discussions focused on supporting students to develop the essential skills 
required in the evolving landscape of the workforce.
• Gain insights into local funding options at the state level and hear directly
from industry leaders about their pressing need for skilled workers.

Unable to attend? To learn more, contact your Apple Education Specialist at [email protected]
Aug
13

Engaging Early Learners with iPad | Apple Education

Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] confirming your attendance.

The use of technology for early learners should be intentional and natural for them. It should also 
be age appropriate and meet the ability of each student.

We believe iPad is the ideal device to bring this kind of learning to life. And to help early 
learners develop foundational skills that support student growth throughout their education.

Here’s what you’ll experience:
• Why technology usage should be intentional, natural, and age appropriate to support the way 
students learn.
• The use of multi-modal tools to provide powerful ways for early learners to listen, explain, 
read, connect, and communicate.
• How technology should be intentionally used by teachers and students in
the classroom.

Unable to attend? To learn more, contact your Apple Education Specialist at [email protected]