Calendar of Events

Oct
19

Weekly Literacy Professional Learning Chats with Franki Sibberson: Engaging Readers with Nonfiction


These one-hour virtual sessions take a deep dive into a specific topic. Each session will include an introduction to the topic, some connected readings, time for conversation and questions. Participants will leave with some new thinking and some resources to expand their thinking following the session. Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for member districts. 

The opportunity for continued individual conversation/coaching is available for a fee. Students often choose fiction books when given the choice of reading materials. They often see nonfiction reading as reading that is done for school instead of for personal enjoyment. We can help students find books that they want to read "for fun” if we think differently about the books we have available, the ways we use nonfiction in our teaching and the ways we book talk nonfiction books. 

A zoom link with be emailed to registrants. Questions about the content? Please contact Jill Reinhart, [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.
Oct
20

Family Engagement Strategies for EL Families


As we learned from the pandemic, family engagement is crucial for the success of our English learners. From relationship building, communication and learning at home strategies, educators can intentionally invite families in as partners. In this interactive session, explore how your school or district can embed these strategies and launch student success. Join Jill Kramer and Andrea Summers for this practical workshop. EL teachers, coordinators and administrators are welcome to attend. Have a copy of your district's Family Engagement Plan available, if you have one. The session is free for ESCCO Title lll Consortium members, $60 for districts who are members of the ESCCO and $75 for others. NOTE: Members of the ESCCO Title III EL Consortium should enter "EL_ESC" in the payment box to waive the registration fee. A zoom link to the online session will be sent the morning of the session. Questions about the content? Please contact Jill Kramer at [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.
Oct
20

Mathematics Professional Learning: Using Routines and Data Talks in the Mathematics Classroom


This one-hour virtual session focuses on instructional strategies in the mathematics classroom and provides participants with live demonstration and time for practice within the professional development session. Participants will learn how to engage students in mathematics using math routines and data talks. The host will model a sample data talk, demonstrate how to create math routines, and provide time for participants to explore and ask questions. 

Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for participants. The opportunity for continued individual conversation/coaching is available for a fee. A zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Questions about the content? Please contact Stephanie Warner at [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.
Oct
21

Business Advisory Council Meeting


Join the 1st virtual BAC meeting of the year to continue conversations on work-based learning opportunities for Central Ohio students.

Oct
21

Instructional Coaching (Four-part series) (New coaches session)


This four-part series is designed to provide and support instructional coaching skill in working with adult educators that ultimately impact student learning as well as create a professional, collaborative learning community for instructional coaches themselves.  We will offer an additional session for those new to the instructional coaching role. The series will support the unique needs of those new to the coaching role and those experienced with instructional coaching. It will provide opportunities for coaches to develop and refine their practice, monitor their effectiveness, and create a network of support throughout the Central Ohio community.  

Topics will include:
  • Relationship building and adult learning
  • Coaching conversations/questioning stems
  • Instructional context for student success (e.g., use of high-quality assessments and high-quality instructional materials, learning environments and digital learning tools)
  • Role of data—tools for success and monitoring
  • Essential elements in literacy/numeracy coaching that impact student learning
Cost Considerations:  
  • No cost to member districts (Cost covered by ESC)
  • Each member district participant in this series will receive a professional coaching text. ($30 per participant)
  • Non-member districts may participate if room is available for a fee.
Dates and Time: (8:30-11:30 each session)
  • All sessions are planned to be onsite at ESCCO: 2080 Citygate Dr., Columbus OH 43219
    • New Coaching Session: October 21, 2021 (for those new to coaching only)
    • Session 1: October 28, 2021
    • Session2:  November 18, 2021
    • Session 3:  January 20, 2022
    • Session 4:  February 24, 2022
Deadline for registration is Friday, October 8.
SEATS ARE LIMITED therefore confirmation will be sent to participants on Monday, October 11.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Oct
26

Weekly Literacy Professional Learning Chats with Franki Sibberson: Rethinking Text Sets


These one-hour virtual sessions take a deep dive into a specific topic. Each session will include an introduction to the topic, some connected readings, time for conversation and questions. Participants will leave with some new thinking and some resources to expand their thinking following the session. Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for member districts. The opportunity for continued individual conversation/coaching is available for a fee. 

Rethinking Text Sets. It is important that we expand our definition of text when we create text sets for students in grades 2-6. Text sets should not only include books but also podcasts, articles, blog posts, videos and more. In this workshop, we'll look at ways to build a text set that includes a variety of media. We'll also explore resources for finding text that is appropriate and accessible for students in grades 3-6. 

A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Questions about the content? Please contact Jill Reinhart at [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.
Oct
27

Federal Document Repository Demo and Technical Assistance Webinar


Join us for an interactive "Demo" Federal Document Repository webinar from 1-2:00pm and a technical assistance hour for users of this repository system from 2:00 - 3:00pm 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 the same as the Ohio Department of Education-Office of Federal Programs annual self-assessment survey: ESSER CARES ACT, Evidence-Based Intervention & Improvement Strategies, Expanding Opportunities Grant, Properly Licensed Staff, Title I-A, Title I School Improvement Sub A, Title I-D Neglected and Delinquent, Title II-A, Title III LEP/Immigrant, Title IV-A, Title V-B Rural Education, Foster Care, Uniform Administrative, Costs Principals, and Audit Requirements, Uniform Provisions-Private School Participation, and McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. 

A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Questions about the content? Please contact Regina Lukich at [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.
Oct
28

Instructional Coaching (Four-part series)


This four-part series is designed to provide and support instructional coaching skill in working with adult educators that ultimately impact student learning as well as create a professional, collaborative learning community for instructional coaches themselves.  We will offer an additional session for those new to the instructional coaching role. The series will support the unique needs of those new to the coaching role and those experienced with instructional coaching. It will provide opportunities for coaches to develop and refine their practice, monitor their effectiveness, and create a network of support throughout the Central Ohio community.  

Topics will include:
  • Relationship building and adult learning
  • Coaching conversations/questioning stems
  • Instructional context for student success (e.g., use of high-quality assessments and high-quality instructional materials, learning environments and digital learning tools)
  • Role of data—tools for success and monitoring
  • Essential elements in literacy/numeracy coaching that impact student learning
Cost Considerations:  
  • No cost to member districts (Cost covered by ESC)
  • Each member district participant in this series will receive a professional coaching text. ($30 per participant)
  • Non-member districts may participate if room is available for a fee.
Dates and Time: (8:30-11:30 each session)
  • All sessions are planned to be onsite at ESCCO: 2080 Citygate Dr., Columbus OH 43219
    • New Coaching Session: October 21, 2021 (for those new to coaching only)
    • Session 1: October 28, 2021
    • Session2:  November 18, 2021
    • Session 3:  January 20, 2022
    • Session 4:  February 24, 2022
Deadline for registration is Friday, October 8.
SEATS ARE LIMITED therefore confirmation will be sent to participants on Monday, October 11.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact [email protected] or [email protected].
Nov
01

Pre-Apprenticeship Module


This free online asynchronous 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. Questions about the content? Please contact Christine Galvin at [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.
Nov
01

Think Again Online Book Study

Register

Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. Organizational psychologist, Adam Grant, investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of Think Again. The course is set-up in assignments and participants may work at their own pace as all work will be due by the end of the course. This book study is ongoing and participants can register and complete the book study any time between the dates of Sept 1st and January 1st. Participants will receive classroom access on Sept 1st and ongoing access will be given after that date upon registration. A certificate of completion for 15 contact hours will be available as soon as coursework is completed. An optional 1-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $249. 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.
Nov
03

Mathematics Professional Learning: Using Google Tools in the Mathematics Classroom


This one-hour virtual session focuses on instructional strategies in the mathematics classroom and provides participants with live demonstration and time for practice within the professional development session. Participants will learn how to engage students in mathematics using Google Jamboard and Google Forms. The host will model applications of Jamboard and Forms, demonstrate how to create formative assessment opportunities, and provide time for participants to explore various features. 

Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for participants. The opportunity for continued individual conversation/coaching is available for a fee. A zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Questions about the content? Please contact Matthew Fannon at [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.
Nov
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. 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.
Nov
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. 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.
Nov
09

Weekly Literacy Professional Learning Chats with Franki Sibberson: Purposeful Read Alouds In Middle


These one-hour virtual sessions take a deep dive into a specific topic. Each session will include an introduction to the topic, some connected readings, time for conversation and questions. Participants will leave with some new thinking and some resources to expand their thinking following the session. Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for member districts. The opportunity for continued individual conversation/coaching is available for a fee. 

Purposeful Read Alouds in Middle Grades. Read Aloud is no longer a time for children to settle down after recess and listen in a passive manner. Instead, it is a time for the reading community to come together and think together around a common book. During the course of the school year, a class can experience 6-10 chapter books together while still allowing time for other elements of literacy instruction. It is important that these books be carefully chosen and that there are routines in place for students to grow as readers, knowing they each may access the common text in a different way. 

A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Questions about the content? Please contact Jill Reinhart at [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.
Nov
10

Mathematics Professional Learning: Using Interactive Whiteboards in the Mathematics Classroom


This one-hour virtual session focuses on instructional strategies in the mathematics classroom and provides participants with live demonstration and time for practice within the professional development session. Participants will learn how to engage students in mathematics using interactive online whiteboards. The host will model applications of whiteboards, demonstrate how to create formative assessment opportunities, and provide time for participants to explore and ask questions. 

Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for participants. The opportunity for continued individual conversation/coaching is available for a fee. A zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Questions about the content? Please contact Matthew Fannon at [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.
Nov
11

Shifting the Balance Book Study


Please join Jill Reinhart and other primary K-3 literacy educators across Central Ohio in a virtual book study around the 6 shifts outlined by Jan Burkins and Kari Yates in their text entitled Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom (2021). 

There will be 6 one-hour virtual meet ups to discuss the text and consider additional resources. Contact hours include reading and reflection outside of the sessions for a total of 10 contact hours. Participants are responsible for purchasing the text, here is the link; https://www.stenhouse.com/content/shifting-balance
Nov
16

English Learner Administrator Network (ELAN) Meeting


ELAN is a professional network offered to school administrators and teachers who provide programs and services to English learners. This is the first of four ELAN meetings held during the year. The network focuses on relevant topics, compliance issues, and shared resources. The meetings are open to Consortium member districts and all others. Topics may include discussions of data, trends in CCIP, district priorities, sharing research and evidence-based strategies, use of Title III funds and EL program development. The agenda will be posted online a week before the meeting. The session is free for ESCCO Title III Consortium members, $60 for districts who are members of the ESCCO and $75 for others. NOTE: Members of the ESCCO Title III EL Consortium should enter "EL_ESC" in the payment box to waive the registration fee. The meeting is available in person and online. A Zoom link will be sent to those joining the meeting online. Questions about the content? Please contact Jill Kramer at [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.
Nov
16

Reading Instruction for ELs


What extra supports do English learners need as they learn to read in English? How can insights from the Science of Reading help our ELs? Explore how to teach reading to English learners at different levels of language proficiency. Learn about additional supports needed in phonemics, oral language development, vocabulary and background. Teaching reading to newcomers in middle and high school will also be addressed. Join this session for practical strategies. Intended audience includes EL teachers, reading specialists, classroom teachers, literacy coaches, and coordinators. Bring a copy of "Literacy Foundations for English Learners” by Elsa Cardenas-Hagan, if you have one. The session is free for ESCCO Title III Consortium members, $65 for districts who are members of the ESCCO and $85 for others. NOTE: Members of the ESCCO Title III EL Consortium should enter "EL_ESC" in the payment box to waive the registration fee. This session will be offered in-person and online. A zoom link to the online session will be sent the morning of the session to those who will be joining the session online. Questions about the content? Please contact Jill Kramer at [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.
Nov
16

Weekly Literacy Professional Learning Chats with Franki Sibberson: Choosing Books for Instruction


These one-hour virtual sessions take a deep dive into a specific topic. Each session will include an introduction to the topic, some connected readings, time for conversation and questions. Participants will leave with some new thinking and some resources to expand their thinking following the session. Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for member districts. The opportunity for continued individual conversation/coaching is available for a fee. 

Choosing Books for Instruction. Choosing books for read alouds, minilessons and small group instruction takes time for reading and keeping up with books. This session will examine some possibilities for books and how they might be used in the classroom. We'll also take a look at ways to slow down and examine a book for all that is possible. By creating a stack of anchor books that you can go back to again and again is also a helpful teaching tool. 

A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Questions about the content? Please contact Jill Reinhart at [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.
Nov
17

Mathematics Professional Learning: Using Jump-Start Routines in the Mathematics Classroom


This one-hour virtual session focuses on instructional strategies in the mathematics classroom and provides participants with live demonstration and time for practice within the professional development session. Participants will learn how to engage students in mathematics using Jump-Start Routines. The host will model sample activities, demonstrate how to incorporate Jump-Start Routines as a daily practice, and provide time for participants to explore and ask questions. Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for participants. The opportunity for continued individual conversation/coaching is available for a fee. A zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Questions about the content? Please contact Matthew Fannon at [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.
Nov
18

Collaboration Strategies for Teaching English Learners


This one-hour online session will discuss successful ways for EL teachers and Content Teachers to collaborate in order to support English learners in learning both language and content. Topics include building relationships, dealing with challenges, and administrator support. Intended audience includes EL teachers, general education teachers and coordinators. The session is free for ESCCO Title III Consortium members, $50 for districts who are members of the ESCCO and $65 for others. NOTE: Members of the ESCCO Title III EL Consortium should enter "EL_ESC" in the payment box to waive the registration fee. A link to the online session will be sent to those who register for the session. Questions about the content? Please contact Jill Kramer at [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.
Nov
18

Instructional Coaching (Four-part series)


This four-part series is designed to provide and support instructional coaching skill in working with adult educators that ultimately impact student learning as well as create a professional, collaborative learning community for instructional coaches themselves.  We will offer an additional session for those new to the instructional coaching role. The series will support the unique needs of those new to the coaching role and those experienced with instructional coaching. It will provide opportunities for coaches to develop and refine their practice, monitor their effectiveness, and create a network of support throughout the Central Ohio community.  

Topics will include:
  • Relationship building and adult learning
  • Coaching conversations/questioning stems
  • Instructional context for student success (e.g., use of high-quality assessments and high-quality instructional materials, learning environments and digital learning tools)
  • Role of data—tools for success and monitoring
  • Essential elements in literacy/numeracy coaching that impact student learning
Cost Considerations:  
  • No cost to member districts (Cost covered by ESC)
  • Each member district participant in this series will receive a professional coaching text. ($30 per participant)
  • Non-member districts may participate if room is available for a fee.
Dates and Time: (8:30-11:30 each session)
  • All sessions are planned to be onsite at ESCCO: 2080 Citygate Dr., Columbus OH 43219
    • New Coaching Session: October 21, 2021 (for those new to coaching only)
    • Session 1: October 28, 2021
    • Session2:  November 18, 2021
    • Session 3:  January 20, 2022
    • Session 4:  February 24, 2022
Deadline for registration is Friday, October 8.
SEATS ARE LIMITED therefore confirmation will be sent to participants on Monday, October 11.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact [email protected] or [email protected].
Nov
30

Weekly Literacy Processional Learning Chats with Franki Sibberson: Expanding Representation in Books


These one-hour virtual sessions take a deep dive into a specific topic. Each session will include an introduction to the topic, some connected readings, time for conversation and questions. Participants will leave with some new thinking and some resources to expand their thinking following the session. Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for member districts. The opportunity for continued individual conversation/coaching is available for a fee. 

Expanding Representation in Books/Auditing Your Library. Keeping our classroom and school libraries fresh and updated is important for independent reading. In this session, we'll review the work of Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop and her work with mirrors and windows. We'll think about ways to audit our own collections and to fill the gaps in our classroom libraries, the books we use for teaching, and our own reading. 

A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Questions about the content? Please contact Jill Reinhart at [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.
Dec
01

Think Again Online Book Study

Register

Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. Organizational psychologist, Adam Grant, investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of Think Again. The course is set-up in assignments and participants may work at their own pace as all work will be due by the end of the course. This book study is ongoing and participants can register and complete the book study any time between the dates of Sept 1st and January 1st. Participants will receive classroom access on Sept 1st and ongoing access will be given after that date upon registration. A certificate of completion for 15 contact hours will be available as soon as coursework is completed. An optional 1-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $249. 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.
Dec
08

Boosting Vocabulary for English Learners


Explicit vocabulary instruction is a proven strategy to help English Learners close the vocabulary gap and increase their reading and listening comprehension. A systematic approach to vocabulary instruction by both English Language teachers and content-area teachers will ensure that English learners will be able to more quickly access the curriculum. Join this online session to learn ways to make vocabulary instruction effective and fun. Intended audience includes EL teachers and general education teachers. The session is free for ESCCO Title III Consortium members, $50 for districts who are members of the ESCCO and $65 for others. NOTE: Members of the ESCCO Title III EL Consortium should enter "EL_ESC" in the payment box to waive the registration fee. A link to the online session will be sent to those who register for the session. Questions about the content? Please contact Jill Kramer at [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.
Dec
09

Shifting the Balance Book Study


Please join Jill Reinhart and other primary K-3 literacy educators across Central Ohio in a virtual book study around the 6 shifts outlined by Jan Burkins and Kari Yates in their text entitled Shifting the Balance: 6 Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom (2021). 

There will be 6 one-hour virtual meet ups to discuss the text and consider additional resources. Contact hours include reading and reflection outside of the sessions for a total of 10 contact hours. Participants are responsible for purchasing the text, here is the link; https://www.stenhouse.com/content/shifting-balance
Dec
14

Weekly Literacy Professional Learning Chats with Franki Sibberson: New 2021 Fall Picture Books and M


These one-hour virtual sessions take a deep dive into a specific topic. Each session will include an introduction to the topic, some connected readings, time for conversation and questions. Participants will leave with some new thinking and some resources to expand their thinking following the session. Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for member districts. The opportunity for continued individual conversation/coaching is available for a fee. 

New 2021 Fall Picture Books and Middle Grade Novels. Prepare for lots of reading time over winter break with this session! Get to know the new books that have been published this season. A peek into the books as well as possibilities for classroom use, books to pair new books with, etc. will be shared. We'll also take a look at some books that are due to be published in early 2022 so we can keep our eye out for them! 

A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants. Questions about the content? Please contact Jill Reinhart at [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.