Please Note: ESC offices are closed with restricted access through at least January 22, 2021. However, our staff are ready to serve you remotely. Please see our contact page or staff directory to reach ESC staff via email and phone. Our North Office location is still available for background check and fingerprinting services. Thank you. 

Calendar of Events

Jan
25

Designing Virtual Professional Learning Sessions


If you're going to start or continue providing professional development in a virtual setting, your traditional methodologies need a makeover. A virtual session is more than lecture and uploaded PowerPoints. Unique techniques must be used to engage adult participants throughout the session. A common pitfall is to focus on the technology and forget about the design-often resulting in unengaging sessions focused on using the tools and not meeting the needs of the learners. Learn best practices gained from over 20 years' experience designing, developing, facilitating, and producing online events. Whether you want to simply improve facilitated online meetings, enhance a few classes by adding online follow-up webinars, or completely transform a full curriculum, these principles will provide the guidance you need to create successful live, online learning experiences. In this session, you will learn: How technology, timing, and talent (the "three Ts") affect design outcomes, How to design interactions for your chosen virtual collaboration platform (know the tools!), and the logistics behind the scenes! We hope to virtually see you there at this live zoom 75 minute session! Seats are limited! DATE: Monday, January 25, 2020 TIME: 1:00pm-2:15pm COST: Non-Subscribers- $60.00 Subscribers: $50.00 Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [email protected] Questions about content? Contact Melissa Chambers: [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.
Jan
26

Federal Document Repository Webinar


Join us for an interactive "demo" webinar from 1-2:00pm and a technical assistance hour for users of the system from 2:00 - 3:00pm about the Federal Document Repository system. This tool will enhance and expedite federal documentation records, plus provide templates, web resource links, and designates onsite/desk review criteria within the compliance self-survey. Enables multiple users and a year-to-year way to transfer, sort and print documents by a "key word" searches. The federal program compliance system sections included in this doc repository are all the same as what is in the Ohio Department of Education annual self-assessment survey: Title I-A, II-A, III LEP/Immigrant, Title IV-A, Title V-B Rural Education, Foster Care, Emergency Impact Aid, Uniform Administrative, Costs Principals, and Audit, Uniform Provisions-Private School Participation, Neglected/Delinquent and McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Read more. Upon registration, the meeting invitation link and phone access numbers will be sent to your email address. Questions? Contact: [email protected] or 614.542.4172. 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
Jan
27

Google Classroom: The Basics and Beyond


In this session, we will provide a brief overview of Google Classroom. You will learn how to build your classroom and will explore best practices for using this tool with your students. We will also discuss organizing and branding your Google Classroom, as well as, how to include interactive templates for your students.
Jan
27

Google Classroom: The Basics and Beyond


In this session, we will provide a brief overview of Google Classroom. You will learn how to build your classroom and will explore best practices for using this tool with your students. We will also discuss organizing and branding your Google Classroom, as well as, how to include interactive templates for your students.
Jan
27

Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment: A Community in Practice (PreK and K)


Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment: A Community in Practice (January Session: Pre-K & Kindergarten Edition)

It's the new year and time for new strategies! This special edition of the Reading Interventions in a Virtual Environment was created especially for Pre-K and Kindergarten Educators or anyone who is responsible for supporting students with developing those early literacy skills! Join Michelle Elia, Ohio Literacy Lead, as she puts the spotlight on the best strategies and resources to use when providing literacy intervention to PreK and Kindergarten students. We hope you can join us for this action-packed and informative session! The cost is FREE! Questions about content? Contact Monica Brown: [email protected] Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [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.
Feb
02

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.
Feb
03

Google Forms: Gathering Data and Assessing Learning


In this session, you will learn the basics of how to use Google Forms, as well as, how to use the app to build forms, create surveys, and administer auto-grade quizzes. Resources/templates, tips, and tricks for using Google Forms will be provided.
Feb
03

Google Forms: Gathering Data and Assessing Learning


In this session, you will learn the basics of how to use Google Forms, as well as, how to use the app to build forms, create surveys, and administer auto-grade quizzes. Resources/templates, tips, and tricks for using Google Forms will be provided.
Feb
10

Building Interactive Templates using Slides and Drawings


Teachers and students can do amazing things with Google Slides and Drawings, including creating engaging content! This session will briefly cover the basics of both apps and will include tips, tricks, and ways to build interactive templates.
Feb
10

Building Interactive Templates using Slides and Drawings


Teachers and students can do amazing things with Google Slides and Drawings, including creating engaging content! This session will briefly cover the basics of both apps and will include tips, tricks, and ways to build interactive templates.
Feb
10

Difference or Disability: Identifying English Learners with Educational Disabilities


This presentation will provide guidance for developing a model for appropriate referral and assessment while assuring ELs are not over identified in Special Education. We will look at best practices for appropriate assessment and test interpretation. The presenter, Diane Bachman Fowler, has over 33 years of experience working as a school psychologist in Central Ohio. Over the course of her career, she has consulted on and evaluated thousands of newcomers and EL's. Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [email protected] Questions about content? Contact Jill Kramer: [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.
Feb
10

Science of Reading: Middle and High School Edition


Due to advancements in cognitive science we know more about how students learn to read than ever before. With this knowledge, comes the responsibility to make changes in our classroom instruction to effectively teach our students how to become strong, independent readers. What exactly is The Science of Reading? How do you apply it in the middle and high school grades? Join Melissa Dickson, Co-Author of "The Instructional Cha-Chas", to discover the basic "what” and "how” of effective reading instruction. During this session you will receive an overview of the science of reading with a focus on vocabulary and comprehension. You'll leave with an understanding how to build your students' foundational reading skills and knowledge-based competencies. We hope you can join us for this 75-minute session! 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.
Feb
17

Business Advisory Council


Join the ESC, Central Ohio school districts and businesses, and special guest Amy Loyd, Vice President, Programs at Jobs for the Future, for February's virtual Business Advisory Council (BAC) meeting.

This month's meeting will also include:
  • A presentation by Celeste Lewis, Director of Career Technical Education, Columbus City Schools, about an upcoming two-week CTE and business partnership teacher Summer Externship Program to give teachers the opportunity to revisit their industry content area, providing a fresh perspective of the industry to share with students
  • An update from our Work-Based Learning workgroups
  • Participants will also get to hear from Amy Loyd from JFF. She will discuss how IT crosses all industries and opens up pathways into varied IT pre-apprenticeships. Amy will also explain why there is a definite case for employers to offer virtual and remote work-based learning opportunities.

    Don’t miss this complimentary opportunity to hear about the new and exciting things happening between businesses, schools, students, and communities.

    Registered attendees will be sent a Zoom meeting and password information before the event.
Feb
17

Google Keep


In this session, we will provide an overview of Google Keep. You will learn how to create to-do lists, take notes, and stay organized using this application. We will also discuss ways educators can use Google Keep in their classrooms.
Feb
17

Google Keep


In this session, we will provide an overview of Google Keep. You will learn how to create to-do lists, take notes, and stay organized using this application. We will also discuss ways educators can use Google Keep in their classrooms.
Feb
22

Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment: A Community in Practice


Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment: A Community in Practice (February Session: Primary Grades (K-2) Special Edition)

This special edition of the Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment series was created especially for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Teachers! Join Michelle Elia, Ohio Literacy Lead, as she puts the spotlight on the best strategies and resources to use when providing literacy intervention in a virtual environment to students in the primary grades! We hope you can 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 content? Contact Monica Brown: [email protected] Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [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.
Feb
23

Developing an EL Family Resource Website


Have you considered setting up a resource website or webpage for EL families to provide easy access to information? This session will describe how to set up an interactive and intuitive one-stop webpage for multilingual families and students. Andrew Carroll will share his experience setting up a website for students and families that includes academic, technology, and community resources. This practical session will help you get started with a webpage, or give ideas on how to add to a webpage you have already started. There is no additional cost to districts/schools who are members of the ESC's EL Title lll Consortium. Use "ESC-EL” in payment box. Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [email protected] Questions about content? Contact Jill Kramer: [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.
Feb
23

Federal Document Repository Webinar


Join us for an interactive "demo" webinar from 1-2:00pm and a technical assistance hour for users of the system from 2:00 - 3:00pm about the Federal Document Repository system. This tool will enhance and expedite federal documentation records, plus provide templates, web resource links, and designates onsite/desk review criteria within the compliance self-survey. Enables multiple users and a year-to-year way to transfer, sort and print documents by a "key word" searches. The federal program compliance system sections included in this doc repository are all the same as what is in the Ohio Department of Education annual self-assessment survey: Title I-A, II-A, III LEP/Immigrant, Title IV-A, Title V-B Rural Education, Foster Care, Emergency Impact Aid, Uniform Administrative, Costs Principals, and Audit, Uniform Provisions-Private School Participation, Neglected/Delinquent and McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Read more. Upon registration, the meeting invitation link and phone access numbers will be sent to your email address. Questions? Contact: [email protected] or 614.542.4172. 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
Feb
24

Equity and Empathy in the Wake of COVID-19


Focus on being an advocate for social change during 2021 and beyond with the Equity & Empathy Professional Learning Session! You will walk away from this 90- minute session empowered to do your part in eliminating disparate outcomes for students, families, and the communities where they live and work. Together we will briefly historicize the impact of racism on education by making connections between historic and current global events. We will unpack and examine our own privileges and how they may impact our ability to be empathetic. We will also reflect on current practices and share practical strategies and resources for effective, sustainable, equitable and critical pandemic pedagogy through a lens of empathy and social justice. Participants will receive the book "Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain" by Zora Hammond mailed to their home following the session in order to continue the work of being an advocate for social change in education. DATE: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 TIME: 3:30pm - 5:00pm COST: Non-Subscribers $60.00 Subscribers $50.00 Questions about registration? Contact Sandy Denney at [email protected] Questions about content? Contact: Dr. Sierra Austin: [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."
Mar
09

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.
Mar
17

Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment: A Community in Practice


Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment: A Community in Practice (March Session: Intermediate (Grades 3-5) Special Edition)

This special edition of the Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment series was created especially for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade teachers! Join Michelle Elia, Ohio Literacy Lead, as she puts the spotlight on the best strategies and resources to use when providing literacy intervention in a virtual environment to students in the intermediate grades! We hope you can 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 content? Contact Monica Brown: [email protected] Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [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.