Calendar of Events

May
10

HQT Language Arts/Reading Course (online)


Participants will learn to align curriculum to the ODE Language Arts/Reading Standards in order to increase student achievement. This course was recently approved by Ashland University as a prerequisite reading block towards gaining the Ohio Reading Endorsement. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and will require 6-8 hours of course work each week. Course registration is $126. Course will run 5/10/2021-6/20/2021. A certificate of completion for 45 contact hours in content will be available within a week after course completion. An optional 3-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $747. Contact [email protected] or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 5/6/2021 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 5/6/2021 or the course will be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins. 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.
May
10

HQT Math Course (online)


Participants will learn to align curriculum to the ODE Math Standards in order to increase student achievement. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and will require 6-8 hours of course work each week. Course registration is $126. Course will run 5/10/2021-6/20/2021. A certificate of completion for 45 contact hours in content will be available within a week after course completion. An optional 3-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $747. Contact [email protected] or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 5/6/2021 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 5/6/2021 or the course may be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins. 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.
May
10

HQT Science Course (online)


Participants will learn to align curriculum to the ODE Science Standards in order to increase student achievement. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and will require 6-8 hours of course work each week. Course registration is $126. Course will run 5/10/2021-6/20/2021. A certificate of completion for 45 contact hours in content will be available within a week after course completion. An optional 3-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $747. Contact [email protected] or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 5/6/2021 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 5/6/2021 or the course may be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins. 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.
May
10

HQT Social Studies Course (online)


Participants will learn to align curriculum to the ODE Social Studies Standards in order to increase student achievement. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and will require 6-8 hours of course work each week. Course registration is $126. Course will run 5/10/2021-6/20/2021. A certificate of completion for 45 contact hours in content will be available within a week after completion. An optional 3-semester hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $747. Contact [email protected] or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 5/6/2021 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted by 5/6/2021 or the course may be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins. 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.
May
11

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt


The Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification assists students/teachers who are new to the world of Lean Six Sigma. The training for students enables each to formulate and develop foundational knowledge in the Lean Six Sigma process while assisting students into entry-level employees for any industry to improve work through their understanding of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control). This certification will adopt the approach of advancing the concept and potential of using Six Sigma tools and methodologies within an organization. The Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification requires no prior educational experience or work experience for students. Participants will complete a mini-project and take an exam for certification. Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [email protected] Questions about content? Contact Marcy Raymond: [email protected] PLEASE NOTE: THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE MORNING OF THE SESSION. 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
May
11

Prevention Education 101 Part 5 The Alchemy of Prevention: Turning So-So Strategies Into Prevention


The Alchemy of Prevention: Turning So-So Strategies Into Prevention Gold Schools have a long history of implementing prevention activities, events, and initiatives that don't really have any significant impact in preventing behavioral health problems. From Red Ribbon Week and poster campaigns to mock car crashes and guest presenters, districts can spend a lot of time and energy without achieving any prevention outcomes. Join us as we discuss ways to leverage those activities, events, and initiatives to establish and/or integrate relevant - and science-based - prevention interventions in our schools. Training Objectives Training participants will be better equipped to: 1. Identify ineffective prevention activities, events, and initiatives. 2. Maximize opportunities to integrate effective prevention strategies into existing activities, events, and initiatives. 3. Seek assistance from prevention experts on the state and local levels to support school-based prevention efforts. Questions about registration? Please contact Jinnae Buchanan 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.
May
13

Remote Learning Pathway Considerations


Did you know that current state law includes four options that provide authority for schools and districts interested in providing remote learning approaches for students and families which include: Alternative Schools, Blended Learning Declaration, Credit Flexibility, and Innovative Education Pilot Program? Join us as we host Dr. Scott Hunt- Executive Director of Field Relations from the Ohio Department of Education, and he will provide an overview of the four options for remote learning approaches during the 2021-2022 school year. While the Ohio Department of Education has not received notice that legislature will extend current flexibilities or create other legislative authority for remote learning next year, this meeting will include an informational overview of current options as well as a time for Q/A with Dr. Hunt. DATE: May 13th, 2021 TIME: 1:00pm - 2:00pm COST: FREEE! Questions about registration? Contact [email protected] Questions about content? Contact: Monica Brown: [email protected] PLEASE NOTE: THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE MORNING OF THE SESSION. 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.
May
19

Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment: A Community in Practice


Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment: A Community in Practice (May Session: Intensive Decoding Intervention Special Edition)

This special edition of the Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment series was created especially for educators supporting students in grades PreK-8 who are having difficulty mastering decoding! Join Michelle Elia, Ohio Literacy Lead, as she puts the spotlight on the best strategies and resources to use when providing intensive literacy interventions in a small group virtual setting that are designed to help students improve their decoding skills! Join us for this action-packed and informative 75-minute live, virtual session from 3:45pm-5:00 pm! Contact hours will be awarded and the cost is FREE! Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [email protected] Questions about content? Contact Monica Brown: [email protected] PLEASE NOTE, THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE MORNING OF THE SESSION. 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
01

Pre-Apprenticeship Program Development


This free online module course will walk districts through the steps of developing and implementing an Ohio Apprenticeship approved pre-apprenticeship program which results in a 12 point industry credential as well as meeting graduation requirements. It will include sample pre-apprenticeship plans, resources, and step by step instructions. This course will open on June 1st and is completely self-paced. Questions about registration? Please email Jinnae Buchanan 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.
Jun
03

Best Practices for Supporting English Learners in the General Education Classroom


This interactive one-day workshop is offered in an online format with presentations, breakout rooms and independent work time. The workshop equips content and general education teachers with research-based instructional techniques that address the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs or ELs) and other diverse populations in content or general education classes. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of working effectively with English learners by developing a differentiated lesson or unit plan. This session provides the opportunity to learn ways to plan and deliver lessons that allow English learners to access content standards as they develop their English proficiency. The target audience includes K-12 educators in any content area, EL teachers, administrators, coordinators and coaches. Participants will leave with a completed lesson or unit plan, resources and ideas to implement in the new school year. 5 contact hours will be provided. If you have any questions regarding registration please reach out to Jinnae Buchanan 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.
Jun
07

Balance with Blended Learning Book Study


PD in Your PJs Series: Balance with Blended Learning Book Study (Online Course)
Do you find yourself delivering instruction in a hybrid or blended format? Are you feeling more overwhelmed than ever? Have you lost what little work-life balance you once had? Let blended learning expert Catlin Tucker come to your rescue! In this self-paced, online book study based on Tucker's latest book, Balance with Blended Learning, you will explore the practical and concrete strategies that she has used over the past decade to rethink the roles, responsibilities, and workflow in her own classroom. You will also learn how Tucker has used blended learning to reimagine her teaching by effectively partnering with her students to assess, track, and reflect on their learning. Discover how this redefinition of roles encourages students to take ownership of their learning while helping teachers to feel more effective, efficient, and energized. Don't miss this convenient learning opportunity! The book study begins on June 7, 2021 and runs through August 6, 2021. Cost is $79. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of Balance with Blended Learning. An optional one hour of graduate credit from Ashland University is available for $249. Feedback from former participant: "I thoroughly enjoyed this book study as it has probably been one of the most helpful books I have read and classes I have taken.” Questions? Contact Megan Ash, course facilitator, by email at [email protected] Questions about registration? Please contact Jinnae Buchanan 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.
Jun
07

Gifted Institute 1 - Gifted 101 (Online)


In this course, you'll learn about the various changes within the state of Ohio pertaining to gifted, identification areas and details, understanding various components of gifted identified individuals with their characteristics and intellectual nuances. With this knowledge and understanding, you'll review your district and building report card data and dig deeper to explore the various needs to properly address and serve this student population to insure academic growth. This online course will award 15 hours of gifted training towards your 60 hour four year requirement. Questions? Contact: [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.
Jun
07

Gifted Institute 2 - Differentiation and Depth & Complexity 101 (Online)


In this course, you'll learn about various techniques for gifted learners to differentiate their instruction complete with understanding ways to utilize pre-assessment and other data. You will also learn to offer specific differentiated instruction focused on higher-order thinking and depth and complexity including assistance with rebooting an existing lesson. This online course will award 15 hours of gifted training towards your 60 hour four year requirement. Questions? Contact: [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.
Jun
07

Gifted Institute 3 - Social and Emotional and the World of Gifted (Online)


In this course, you'll learn about the various social and emotional needs of gifted learners including over-excitabilities, existential depression, perfectionism, over-achievement, anxiety, and underachievement to name a few. With this knowledge and understanding, you'll explore actionable goal development for social emotional support for Written Education Plans. This online course will award 15 hours of gifted training towards your 60 hour four year requirement. Questions? Contact: Valerie [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.
Jun
07

Gifted Institute 4 - Twice-Exceptional and Under-Representative Gifted Learner (Online)


In this course, you will learn about the underrepresented gifted populations in our schools and how to best capture and serve them. You will also learn about our twice-exceptional learners with their dual diagnosis as well as the misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis that many times happen. You will explore the dimensions of cognitive style and various disabilities. With this knowledge and understanding, you'll develop actionable goals to strengthen their growth not only academically but most importantly as a whole child. This online course will award 15 hours of gifted training towards your 60 hour four year requirement. Questions? Contact: [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.
Jun
08

Naviance Engagement Workshop


In this session, you will learn engagement strategies for internal and external stakeholders. Learn how Leverage Naviance reports to make data-informed decisions, and enhance your current implementation strategy. Questions? Contact [email protected] Questions about registration? Contact [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.
Jun
09

What Every K-12 Teacher Needs to Know About the Science of Reading


It's Not The Swing of a Pendulum: What Every K-12 Teacher Needs to Know About the Science of Reading
Nearly every PreK-12 teacher has heard buzz about "the science of reading," but most of us have had a hard time following the conversation, and we may not be clear on the implications of this national discussion. Join Margaret Goldberg, a current teacher (former literacy coach, interventionist, and district leader) and Co-founder of The Right to Read Project for a session devoted to the theory, research, and instructional implications associated with the science of reading. We'll cover the basics of what every PreK-12 teacher needs to know about the science of reading in order to ensure our instructional framework is solid. DATE: TIME: 1:00pm - 2:30pm COST: FREEE! Questions about registration? Contact [email protected] Questions about content? Contact: Monica Brown: [email protected] PLEASE NOTE: THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE MORNING OF THE SESSION. 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
11

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. Questions? Contact [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.
Jun
11

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. Questions? Contact [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.
Jun
14

Intro to Orton-Gillingham Approach: Teaching Literacy Skills to Students with Dyslexia


The Orton-Gillingham approach is a structured, systematic, multisensory, and diagnostic-prescriptive approach for the teaching of language skills (including reading, spelling, and handwriting) for students with dyslexia. This 10-day course hosted live via zoom, will prepare educators to successfully tutor individual students, or to more effectively implement structured literacy programs (such as Wilson, Patterns for Success, SPIRE, Phonics First, etc.). Course topics will include the characteristics and needs of students with dyslexia, the critical structures of English that must be addressed by instruction, and the design, implementation and evaluation of effective individual lesson plans. Presentations will be through virtual lectures, discussions, demonstrations, videos, and individual learning activities with multi-sensory techniques and materials. This 60-hour introductory course will provide participants with an introduction to the basics of the Orton-Gillingham approach. Completion of this course and a supervised practicum (to be contracted individually with instructors, cost not included) prepares participants for the associate level of Orton-Gillingham Academy application process for certification. COURSE DATES/TIMES: June 14-25, 2021 (10 weekdays)from 8:30am-4:00pm. CONTACT HOURS: A total of 60 contact hours will be awarded upon completion. Course materials are included in the cost of the training. ASHLAND CREDIT (Optional): 4-semester hours of Ashland Credit is available to purchase. (2-semester hours each week-at a cost of $498 each week). Questions about the training? Contact the presenter Cyndi Schultz: [email protected] Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [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."
Jun
15

Professional Learning for Beginning Instructional Coaches


Are you an aspiring instructional coach or an instructional coach in the first three years of the profession? Would you like the opportunity to connect and reflect with others in similar positions? If so, this live virtual professional opportunity is for you! Join us for this 3-part series to engage in purposeful conversations focused on the instructional coaches role regarding creating equitable schools and classroom, as well as supporting other educators in your district or school with increasing student achievement. Each registered participant will receive a free copy of the anchor text Coaching for Equity by "Coaching for Equity: Conversations That Change Practice” by Elena Aguilar following completion of the series. Only 25 virtual seats are available-don't miss this opportunity! DATES: June 15, 22, and 29th, 2021 TIME: 3:30pm-4:30pm COST: FREE! Questions about registration? Contact [email protected] Questions about content? Contact: Kimberly Brown: [email protected] and Monica Brown: [email protected] PLEASE NOTE: THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE MORNING OF THE SESSION. 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
22

PBIS Tier I: Alignment to HB 318


House Bill 318 states each school district must provide professional development or continuing education in Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) to any of the district's teachers and administrators who teach in buildings serving prekindergarten through grade 3. This on-line/In person professional learning covers the core practices of PBIS at the Tier I level. The content is meant to orient school wide staff to PBIS Tier I supports. District leadership teams should attend one of the three training sessions. District teams will leave with necessary tools to train building teams on implementation of PBIS. Questions about registration? Contact [email protected] By registering for this free event, you will be automatically subscribed to the Amplify Education email contact list, ESC of Central Ohio's professional development monthly newsletter email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
Jun
22

Professional Learning for Beginning Instructional Coaches


Are you an aspiring instructional coach or an instructional coach in the first three years of the profession? Would you like the opportunity to connect and reflect with others in similar positions? If so, this live virtual professional opportunity is for you! Join us for this 3-part series to engage in purposeful conversations focused on the instructional coaches role regarding creating equitable schools and classroom, as well as supporting other educators in your district or school with increasing student achievement. Each registered participant will receive a free copy of the anchor text Coaching for Equity by "Coaching for Equity: Conversations That Change Practice” by Elena Aguilar following completion of the series. Only 25 virtual seats are available-don't miss this opportunity! DATES: June 15, 22, and 29th, 2021 TIME: 3:30pm-4:30pm COST: FREE! Questions about registration? Contact [email protected] Questions about content? Contact: Kimberly Brown: [email protected] and Monica Brown: [email protected] PLEASE NOTE: THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE MORNING OF THE SESSION. 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
23

Naviance Administration Workshop


This session is designed for principals and administrators. With the six competencies of the Naviance College, Career and Life Readiness Framework as a foundation, this session will provide recommendations on how to structure your school or district's implementation, use reports to drive outcomes, and maximize student engagement and staff efficiency. Questions? Contact [email protected] Questions about registration? Contact [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.
Jun
29

Professional Learning for Beginning Instructional Coaches


Are you an aspiring instructional coach or an instructional coach in the first three years of the profession? Would you like the opportunity to connect and reflect with others in similar positions? If so, this live virtual professional opportunity is for you! Join us for this 3-part series to engage in purposeful conversations focused on the instructional coaches role regarding creating equitable schools and classroom, as well as supporting other educators in your district or school with increasing student achievement. Each registered participant will receive a free copy of the anchor text Coaching for Equity by "Coaching for Equity: Conversations That Change Practice” by Elena Aguilar following completion of the series. Only 25 virtual seats are available-don't miss this opportunity! DATES: June 15, 22, and 29th, 2021 TIME: 3:30pm-4:30pm COST: FREE! Questions about registration? Contact [email protected] Questions about content? Contact: Kimberly Brown: [email protected] and Monica Brown: [email protected] PLEASE NOTE: THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE MORNING OF THE SESSION. 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.