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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.
 
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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

Apr
07

AP Informational Session with The College Board

 
Mark Yoho,K12 Director of State and Local Partnerships for College Board, will be leading an informational session on COVID 19 updates, 2020 question and answer AP Exam question & answer, and virtual support resources.
 
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/362765469 Meeting ID: 362 765 469 One tap mobile +19292056099,,362765469# US (New York) +13126266799,,362765469# US (Chicago)
Apr
07

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

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

Gifted Institute 4 | Twice-Exceptional & Underrepresented Gifted Learners (Online)

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

Transforming to Remote Learning | Quality Matters

 

Taming the Tiger: When Educational Paradigms Roar

Mayhem and Madness. Making the fast and furious shift to Emergency Remote Learning has brought new challenges for us all. The quick response from the educational community has been heroic, and we've risen to the occasion, but what's next? As we start to settle in, it's time to reflect on what we know works in our face-to-face classrooms, and how we can transform our practice to meet this new challenge in small, but mindful ways. The webinar will be offered via Zoom. Access information will be e-mailed to registrants by 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8th. Questions? Contact Megan Ash, Coordinator of Digital Learning at [email protected]

Apr
13

Book Study: Cultivating Genius

 

Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy

This text presents a four-layered equity framework-one that is grounded in history and restores excellence in literacy education. This framework, which she names,Historically Responsive Literacy, was derived from the study of literacy development within 19th-century. The framework is essential and universal for all students, especially youth of color, who traditionally have been marginalized in learning standards, school policies, and classroom practices. The equity framework will help educators teach and lead toward the following learning goals or pursuits: Identity Development-Helping youth to make sense of themselves and others Skill Development- Developing proficiencies across the academic disciplines Intellectual Development-Gaining knowledge and becoming smarter Criticality-Learning and developing the ability to read texts (including print and social contexts) to understand power, equity, and anti-oppression When these four learning pursuits are taught together-through the Historically Responsive Literacy Framework, all students receive profound opportunities for personal, intellectual, and academic success. Muhammad provides probing, self-reflective questions for teachers, leaders, and teacher educators as well as sample culturally and historically responsive sample plans and text sets across grades and content areas. In this book, Muhammad presents practical approaches to cultivate the genius in students and within teachers. Participants can read and work at their own pace, with all work due at the end of the course. Participants will receive immediate classroom access and can begin working. A certificate of completion for 15 contact hours will be available as soon as coursework is completed. An option 1-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $249.

Apr
13

Book Study: Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain

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Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation. In this book, Hammond draws on cutting edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain compatible culturally responsive instruction. The book includes information on how one's culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships, 10 "key moves" to build students' learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners, and prompts for action and valuable self-reflection. Participants can read and work at their own pace, with all work due at the end of the course. Participants will receive immediate classroom access and can begin working. A certificate of completion for 15 contact hours will be available as soon as coursework is completed. An option 1-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $249.

Apr
13

Book Study: The Racial Healing Handbook

 

The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism, and Engage in Collective Healing

This text offers practical tools to help you navigate daily and past experiences of racism, challenge internalized negative messages and privileges, and handle feelings of stress and shame. You'll also learn to develop a profound racial consciousness and conscientiousness, and heal from grief and trauma. Most importantly, you'll discover the building blocks to creating a community of healing in a world still filled with racial microaggressions and discrimination. This book is not just about ending racial harm-it is about racial liberation. This journey is one that we must take together. It promises the possibility of moving through this pain and grief to experience the hope, resilience, and freedom that helps you not only self-actualize, but also makes the world a better place. Participants can read and work at their own pace, with all work due at the end of the course. Participants will receive immediate classroom access and can begin working. A certificate of completion for 15 contact hours will be available as soon as coursework is completed.

Apr
16

ParaPro Assessment Testing

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This testing is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. The test will be taken on a computer. 

Testing time is 2.5 hours. The test consists of 90 multiple choice questions in reading, mathematics, and writing.

The cost is a non-refundable fee of $55. 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]
 
Apr
21

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 are also available as "Go to Meetings" over the phone/online. Members of the ESCCO Title lll EL Consortium should enter "LEP" in the payment box to waive the registration fee. 

For more information, contact Jill Kramer at [email protected]
 
Apr
22

Federal Coordinators' Network Meeting

 
This Federal Coordinators' Network meeting is offered to district coordinators to provide a continued conversation to provide options for student services with federal ESEA grant resources. 

The network focuses on relevant federal funding topics and compliance. Topics include: discussions of compliance documentation, meeting Ohio Dept of Education deadlines, sharing evidence-based strategies, allowable expenditures, implementation options, and fiscal processes.

The meetings are also available as "Go-to-Meetings" over the phone/online. No registration fee. Upon registering, we will forward Go-to-Meeting sign-in information. 

Questions? Contact: [email protected]
 
Apr
24

Central Ohio Curriculum Leaders Network Meeting

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The Central Ohio Curriculum Leaders Network is a professional network offered to ESC of Central Ohio Member School District administrators who have the primary responsibility for leadership in teaching and learning. This includes directors of curriculum and instruction, chief academic officers, and directors of elementary/secondary education. Our goals: 

  • Provide current updates on relevant topics in curriculum, instruction, assessment, professional development, legislative policy, and state accountability systems, such as the Local Report Card and state educator evaluation systems. 
  • Offer opportunities to collaborate and to share information and resources.
  • Provide a network of support to administrators in similar positions.
Light refreshments will be served.
 
Contact Cathy Heidelberg with questions or for more information. [email protected] Office: 614.542.4168 Cell: 419.944.5879
 
May
04

Online 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 Course will run 5/4/20-6/14/20
 
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] for more information. Registration deadline is 4/30/20 at midnight or until courses are full. 
 
Course payment must be submitted by 5/1/20 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.
 
May
04

Online 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 5/4/20-6/14/20. 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] for further information. 

Registration deadline is 4/30/20 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 5/1/20 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. 
 
May
04

Online 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 5/4/20-6/14/20. 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] for further information. Registration deadline is 4/30/20 at midnight or until course is full. Payment deadline is 5/1/20 or the course may be dropped. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins.
 
May
04

Online 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 5/4/20-6/14/20. 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 4/30/20 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 5/1/20 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.
May
04

Online 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 5/4/20-6/14/20. 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 4/30/20 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted by 5/1/20 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.
May
06

Book Study: Advocating for English Learners

 
In our first-ever book study, we will delve into the popular book "Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators" by Dianne Staehr Fenner with discussion questions and activities. 

Explore ways that teachers and administrators can more effectively advocate for our English learners. You will leave with an action plan.

Please bring a copy of the book with you. 

Members of the ESC EL Title lll Consortium attend at no additional cost. Enter "ESC-EL" in the payment field. For districts who are members of ESCCO, the cost is $50. For those outside the ESCCO membership, the cost is $75. 

Questions? Contact Jill Kramer at [email protected]
 
May
06

Oral Language Development for English Learners

Oral language development is essential for English Learners and a foundation for literacy and academic success. Yet, research shows that English Learners typically spend only about 2% of class time talking. 

In this session, teachers will look at the research behind the importance of oral language. This session explores best practices to teach and foster oral language for younger learners and newcomers.

Topics include allotting time, using questions, and developing conversation skills.

The presenter will share engaging materials and activities that promote a language-rich environment. 

Intended audience: Teachers of English learners or struggling native speakers in K-2, and newcomer English learners in any grade.

Members of the ESC EL Title lll Consortium attend at no additional cost. Enter "ESC-EL" in the payment field. For districts who are members of ESCCO, the cost is $70. For those outside the ESCCO membership, the cost is $95. 

Questions? Contact Jill Kramer at [email protected]
 
May
13

Federal Coordinators' Network Meeting

 
"New" Federal Coordinators' Meeting This meeting is to network and provide an on-going conversation for "new" district federal coordinators or team members to ensure compliance and align federal grant resources with building/district student learning priorities. 
 
Meeting discussion will include: schoolwide/targeted Title I implementation and evaluation processes for improving student learning results, clarification of federal compliance documentation for district onsite and desk review criteria completion with upcoming deadlines for electronic completion in the Compliance, Nonpublic and Consolidated systems.

The meetings are also available as "Go-to-Meetings" over the phone/online. No registration fee. Upon registering, we will forward Go-to-Meeting sign-in information. 

Questions? Contact: [email protected] 
 
May
14

ParaPro Assessment Testing

 
This testing is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals.

The test will be taken on a computer. Testing time is 2.5 hours. The test consists of 90 multiple choice questions in reading, mathematics, and writing. 

The cost is a non-refundable fee of $55. 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]
 
Jun
03

Day 1: Best Practices for Supporting English Learners

 
This highly interactive three-day workshop equips content and general education teachers with research-based instructional techniques that address the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs or ELs) and other diverse populations in content classes.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of working effectively with English Learners. This training provides the opportunity to learn and practice ways to plan and deliver lessons that allow English learners to access content standards as they develop their English proficiency. 

The target audience includes K-12 educators in any content areas, EL teachers, administrators, coordinators, and coaches.

Participants will leave with plans, templates, resources, and ideas to implement in the new school year.

There is no additional cost to districts that are members of the ESC's EL Title lll Consortium. Use "ESC-EL" in payment box. For districts that are members of the ESCCO, the cost is $275. For districts that are not members of the ESCCO, the cost is $325. 

An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland University credit will be offered for an additional $249.

Questions? Contact [email protected]
 
Jun
04

Day 2: Best Practices for Supporting English Learners

 
This highly interactive three-day workshop equips content and general education teachers with research-based instructional techniques that address the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs or ELs) and other diverse populations in content classes.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of working effectively with English Learners. This training provides the opportunity to learn and practice ways to plan and deliver lessons that allow English learners to access content standards as they develop their English proficiency. 

The target audience includes K-12 educators in any content areas, EL teachers, administrators, coordinators, and coaches.

Participants will leave with plans, templates, resources, and ideas to implement in the new school year.

There is no additional cost to districts that are members of the ESC's EL Title lll Consortium. Use "ESC-EL" in payment box. For districts that are members of the ESCCO, the cost is $275. For districts that are not members of the ESCCO, the cost is $325. 

An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland University credit will be offered for an additional $249.

Questions? Contact [email protected]
 
Jun
05

Day 3: Best Practices for Supporting English Learners

 
This highly interactive three-day workshop equips content and general education teachers with research-based instructional techniques that address the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs or ELs) and other diverse populations in content classes.

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of working effectively with English Learners. This training provides the opportunity to learn and practice ways to plan and deliver lessons that allow English learners to access content standards as they develop their English proficiency. 

The target audience includes K-12 educators in any content areas, EL teachers, administrators, coordinators, and coaches.

Participants will leave with plans, templates, resources, and ideas to implement in the new school year.

There is no additional cost to districts that are members of the ESC's EL Title lll Consortium. Use "ESC-EL" in payment box. For districts that are members of the ESCCO, the cost is $275. For districts that are not members of the ESCCO, the cost is $325. 

An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland University credit will be offered for an additional $249.

Questions? Contact [email protected]