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Events & Learning

Calendar

Search our calendar below for upcoming professional development opportunities or contact us for more information about our fully-customizable consulting, training and in-district professional development.
 
Looking for a State Support Team 11 event? See here
 
NOTE: You may also view our Professional Learning Catalog (formerly My Learning Plan) for professional development opportunities and event registration.

Upcoming Professional Development Events and Trainings

Aug
11

Ohio Afterschool Builds Bridges OTAGS Virtual Conference 2020

 
Conference attendees will choose to either participate in real time or to access the recordings later to watch with your staff or teams. 

The Ohio Afterschool Network, in partnership with the Central Ohio ESC, is proud to continue to carry on the tradition of this premiere professional development conference to help professionals and Out-of-School-Time programs get OFF TO A GREAT START!

This virtual Conference will take place on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 and Wednesday, August 12, 2020 and feature a keynote, 12 workshops and a networking event. In addition, all participants will be invited to the OAN Quarterly meeting on Wednesday, August 12.

Aug
12

Ohio Afterschool Builds Bridges OTAGS Virtual Conference 2020

 
Conference attendees will choose to either participate in real time or to access the recordings later to watch with your staff or teams. 

The Ohio Afterschool Network, in partnership with the Central Ohio ESC, is proud to continue to carry on the tradition of this premiere professional development conference to help professionals and Out-of-School-Time programs get OFF TO A GREAT START!

This virtual Conference will take place on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 and Wednesday, August 12, 2020 and feature a keynote, 12 workshops and a networking event. In addition, all participants will be invited to the OAN Quarterly meeting on Wednesday, August 12.

Aug
13

Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment (for Beginners)

 
Back by popular demand! Join Michelle Elia, SST 5 Ohio Literacy Lead, for a discussion regarding tools and ideas designed to support educators with providing reading interventions to students in the virtual environment. You will leave this session with ideas to put into practice right away! Don't miss this opportunity to collaborate and share resources focused on reading instruction in our digital world. This live virtual session will be held via zoom. Participants will receive the zoom link and password emailed to them the morning of the event. Please note that this popular session is a repeat of sessions previously held on June 8 and July 7, 2020. Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan at [email protected]
Aug
14

Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment (Advanced)

 
This one hour session is designed for those who participated in one of the Literacy/Reading interventions in the Virtual Environment sessions recently held during June or July 2020. Participants will once again join Michelle Elia, SST 5 Ohio Literacy Lead, for a more in depth and robust discussion regarding putting the tools, ideas, and strategies recently shared into practice. During this advanced session, be prepared to take the reading interventions you learned about during previous sessions to the next level! Don't this this opportunity to network and share implementation practices and resources with one another, as you prepare to start the upcoming school year. Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan at [email protected] 
Aug
18

Distance Learning Leadership: A Two Part Series

 
Now more than ever educators need hands on, practical strategies for how to build relationships, facilitate deep learning around priority standards, and assess in a distance learning and hybrid environments. We know your time is valuable so join this quick two part series to learn how to move teachers past pandemic/crisis teaching to true distance learning. Join this interactive two part series to learn effective strategies during Part 1: Setting the Stage for Distance Learning - Getting the Year Started and Part 2: Building Momentum - Focus on Instruction and Keeping the Year Going teaching, assessing, and planning in an online. A digital copy of The Distance Learning Playbook is provided with registration. Administrators registering 10 or more participants for the Distance Learning Playbook Workshop for Educators receive a complimentary ticket to this powerful series. Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [email protected]
 
Aug
21

Distance Learning Leadership: A Two Part Series

 
Now more than ever educators need hands on, practical strategies for how to build relationships, facilitate deep learning around priority standards, and assess in a distance learning and hybrid environments. We know your time is valuable so join this quick two part series to learn how to move teachers past pandemic/crisis teaching to true distance learning. Join this interactive two part series to learn effective strategies during Part 1: Setting the Stage for Distance Learning - Getting the Year Started and Part 2: Building Momentum - Focus on Instruction and Keeping the Year Going teaching, assessing, and planning in an online. A digital copy of The Distance Learning Playbook is provided with registration. Administrators registering 10 or more participants for the Distance Learning Playbook Workshop for Educators receive a complimentary ticket to this powerful series. Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [email protected] 
Aug
31

HQT Language Arts/Reading Course

 
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 8/31/20-10/11/20. 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 8/27/20 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 828/20 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. 
Aug
31

HQT Math Course

 
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 8/31/20-10/11/20. 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 8/27/20 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 8/28/20 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. 
Aug
31

HQT Pedagogy Course

 
This online course meets the HQT requirements for 45 contact hours in teaching skills pedagogy. The course is designed to be both theoretical and practical, allowing the participant to design lessons and modify instructional practices to meet the diverse needs of learners in any content area. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to know and describe four major models of teaching; describe and apply appropriate research-based instructional practices; and develop comprehensive lesson or unit plans for teaching in their content area. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and requires 6-8 hours of work each week. Course registration is $126. Course will run 8/31/20-10/11/20. A certificate of completion for 45 content hours in pedagogy will be available within a week after course completion. An additional 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 8/27/20 at midnight or until course is full. Payment deadline is 8/28/20 or the course may be dropped. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins. 
 
Aug
31

HQT Science Course

 
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 8/31/20-10/11/20. 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 8/27/20 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 8/28/20 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. 
 
 
Aug
31

HQT Social Studies Course

 
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 8/31/20/20-10/11/20. 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 8/27/20 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted by 8/28/20 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. 
Sep
01

Naviance Back to School Workshop

 
Naviance CCLR Framework, Review Naviance Basics, DEMO Naviance student, Review SY 20-21 Product Updates, Back to School Best Practices, Updating Welcome Messages, Managing User Access. Questions about registration? Please contact Jinnae Buchanan at [email protected] 
Sep
03

Naviance Back to School Workshop

 
Naviance CCLR Framework, Review Naviance Basics, DEMO Naviance student, Review SY 20-21 Product Updates, Back to School Best Practices, Updating Welcome Messages, Managing User Access. Questions about registration? Please contact Jinnae Buchanan at [email protected] 
Sep
10

Naviance Success Planning

 
Working with Naviance tasks to fulfill Ohio Graduation Pathways through completing custom surveys, progress monitoring with Success Planner reporting, implementing Success Planning Tools with students, and utilizing the parent portal. Questions about registration? Please contact Jinnae Buchanan at [email protected] 
Sep
14

Naviance Success Planning

 
Working with Naviance tasks to fulfill Ohio Graduation Pathways through completing custom surveys, progress monitoring with Success Planner reporting, implementing Success Planning Tools with students, and utilizing the parent portal. Questions about registration? Please contact Jinnae Buchanan at [email protected]
Sep
15

2020 Equity Institute

To register, please contact [email protected]
 
The 2020 Equity Institute provides you with a safe space to explore ways to achieve educational equity in our schools and districts with your colleagues and peers. In district teams of five or more, you'll learn ways to reflect on, establish, and reinforce equity practices amongst school staff that allow students to achieve to the best of their ability.
 
As a participant you will:
  • Strengthen your knowledge, attitudes, skills, and practices to create culturally responsive learning environments;
  • Develop strategies toward equity goals; and
  • Receive expert guidance and facilitation to address gaps and challenges in educational equity efforts.

Learn More 

Sep
15

Distance Learning Leadership: A Two Part Series

 
Now more than ever educators need hands on, practical strategies for how to build relationships, facilitate deep learning around priority standards, and assess in a distance learning and hybrid environments. We know your time is valuable so join this quick two part series to learn how to move teachers past pandemic/crisis teaching to true distance learning. Join this interactive two part series to learn effective strategies during Part 1: Setting the Stage for Distance Learning - Getting the Year Started and Part 2: Building Momentum - Focus on Instruction and Keeping the Year Going teaching, assessing, and planning in an online. A digital copy of The Distance Learning Playbook is provided with registration. Administrators registering 10 or more participants for the Distance Learning Playbook Workshop for Educators receive a complimentary ticket to this powerful series. Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [email protected] 
Sep
15

Naviance Success Planning

 
Working with Naviance tasks to fulfill Ohio Graduation Pathways through completing custom surveys, progress monitoring with Success Planner reporting, implementing Success Planning Tools with students, and utilizing the parent portal. Questions about registration? Please contact Jinnae Buchanan at [email protected] 
Sep
17

Distance Learning Leadership: A Two Part Series

 
Now more than ever educators need hands on, practical strategies for how to build relationships, facilitate deep learning around priority standards, and assess in a distance learning and hybrid environments. We know your time is valuable so join this quick two part series to learn how to move teachers past pandemic/crisis teaching to true distance learning. Join this interactive two part series to learn effective strategies during Part 1: Setting the Stage for Distance Learning - Getting the Year Started and Part 2: Building Momentum - Focus on Instruction and Keeping the Year Going teaching, assessing, and planning in an online. A digital copy of The Distance Learning Playbook is provided with registration. Administrators registering 10 or more participants for the Distance Learning Playbook Workshop for Educators receive a complimentary ticket to this powerful series. Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: [email protected] 
Sep
21

Naviance Career Planning

 
Updated Naviance Career Assessments, enhanced career planning tools, career profiles, roat trip nation videos, preview of new WBL tools, implementing career planning tools with students. Questions about registration? Please contact Jinnae Buchanan at [email protected] 
Sep
22

English Learner Administrator Network Meeting

 
ELAN is a professional network offered to school administrators and teachers who provide programs and services to English learners. The network focuses on relevant topics and compliance issues, and shares resources. The meetings are open to Consortium member districts and all others. Topics will include discussions of data, trends in CCIP, district priorities, sharing research and evidence-based strategies, use of carryover and spending in required categories. The meetings will be either in-person and/or virtual, depending on the situation. For virtual meetings, a link will be sent by email prior to the meeting. Members of the ESCCO Title lll EL Consortium should enter "EL_ESC" in the payment box to waive the registration fee. For more information, contact Jill Kramer at [email protected]
Sep
24

Naviance Career Planning

 
Updated Naviance Career Assessments, enhanced career planning tools, career profiles, road trip nation videos, preview of new WBL tools, implementing career planning tools with students. Questions about registration? Please contact Jinnae Buchanan at [email protected]