Please Note: ESC offices will be closed with restricted access beginning Monday, November 23, 2020 through at least January 15, 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. 

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

Dec
01

Success Network Meeting


Collaborative Network that focuses on College and Career readiness expansion work through collaborative discussions and resource sharing. Topics include pathway development, work based learning, industry credentialing, equity and opportunity , and issues that arise in the field. Free and open to all teachers, counselors, and administrators. 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.
Dec
03

Collaboration with Content Teachers


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 getting administrator support. Intended audience includes EL teachers, content teachers and coordinators. For members of the ESC's Title lll EL Consortium, use "ESC-EL” in the payment box. Districts in the ESC membership pay $20. Districts outside the ESC membership pay $30. PLEASE NOTE, THE ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT THE MORNING OF THE SESSION. Unable to attend at this time? The session will be recorded and a link sent to those who registered. 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.
Dec
04

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.
Dec
04

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.
Dec
10

Reading Interventions in the Digital Environment: A Community in Practice (December Session)


Back by popular demand! Join Ohio Literacy Lead, Michelle Elia as she shares helpful tips and strategies for providing reading intervention to students in a virtual environment! Each month Michelle will spotlight new tools and put theory into practice as she shares resources that you can use with your students the very next day! There is no prerequisite to attend and each monthly session will be different! 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. 
Dec
14

Built for These Times: Making the Shift to the Science of Reading


Join the ESC of Central Ohio and Amplify Education, as we take a deep dive into the science of reading research from leaders and practitioners whose focus is equity for all students, wherever they are learning. After a brief discussion on what the research tells us, with Susan Lambert, host of "Science of Reading: The Podcast", Susan will host a panel discussion with Natalie Wexler, author of "The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America's Broken Education System-And How to Fix It" (Avery 2019) and Ernesto Ortiz, a K-5 educator and administrator of 19 years. Our expert panel will dive deeper into the important topics of the deliberate teaching of foundational skills and building knowledge. Margaret Goldberg, co-founder of the Right to Read Project, will close the event with a discussion on her personal journey in the pursuit of equity through literacy. This session is appropriate for all PreK-12 educators, instructional coaches, building administrators, and district leaders. COST: FREE! If you are unavailable to attend the live session, it will be recorded, and the access link will be placed on the ESC of Central Ohio website. Questions about registration? Contact Sandy Denney at [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 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.
Dec
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 

Jan
11

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 1/11/2021-2/21/2021. 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 1/8/2021 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 1/8/2021 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.
Jan
11

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 1/11/2021-2/21/2021. 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 1/8/2021 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 1/8/2021 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.
Jan
11

HQT Pedagogy Course (online)


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 1/11/2021-2/21/2021. 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 1/8/2021 at midnight or until course is full. Payment deadline is 1/8/2021 or the course may be dropped. 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.
Jan
11

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 1/11/2021-2/21/2021. 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 1/8/2021 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 1/8/2021 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.
Jan
11

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 1/11/2021-2/21/2021. 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 1/8/2021 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted by 1/8/2021 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.
Jan
12

Master Your Online Presentation Skills


Virtual collaboration tools such as WebEx, Zoom, Google Meets, and MS Team are not just for virtual classroom training. Today they are being leveraged by anyone who needs to connect to a more dispersed audience. Whether you are an instructor, a service provider, a meeting facilitator or an online webinar presenter, making the leap from simply presenting to facilitating will transform your virtual events. Learn to adapt one-sided presentations to interactive programs for your attendees. Join us for this 75-minute session and you will learn best practices gained from over 20 years' experience designing, developing, facilitating, and producing online events. Discover what it takes to go from presenter to facilitator in a virtual environment and how you can better engage participants throughout your virtual event or meeting. Participants will engage in the following topics during this this session: The Six Guiding Principles of Delivering Live, Online Sessions, best practices for increasing participation and engagement during your online event, applying verbal and visual techniques to elicit responses, the art and science of using webcams, and how to best prepare for a successful virtual event. Seats are limited! DATE: Tuesday, January 12, 2020 TIME: 9:00am-10:15am 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
19

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] 
Jan
20

Exploring and Combating Implicit Bias


Implicit bias can be described as the automatic and unconscious associations people make between certain groups of people and stereotypes about members of that group. This 90 minute live virtual professional learning session via Zoom is designed for all PreK-12 educators, instructional coaches, building administrators, and district leaders who seek to begin to explore their personal "blind spots”. In many cases, these unconscious associations can influence one's behavior, causing individuals to respond/act in ways that are unintentionally discriminatory. Decades of research has shown that implicit biases exist in the absence of overt bigotry, and greatly shape our social interactions and decision-making processes, even in spite of good intentions. After learning where our ‘blind spots 'are, we will work to begin the journey of continuous self-reflection and disrupting our individual biases in everyday instructional practice by exploring Case Studies in order to put theory into practice. Following the completion of the workshop each registered participant will receive a copy of the "The Racial Healing Handbook" by Dr. Annelise Singh mailed to their home in order to continue their racial healing journey. DATE: Wednesday, January 20, 2020 TIME: 1-2:30pm COST: Non-Subscribers- $60.00 Subscribers: $50.00 Questions about registration? Contact Sandy Denney at [email protected] Questions about content? Contact: Dr. Sierra [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
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

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.