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

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 jill.kra[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] 
Sep
25

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.
Sep
25

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.
Sep
29

Prevention Education 101


In school and community settings, programs, curricula and services are often labeled "prevention,” though they may not meet the goal of preventing substance use and mental disorders. In this FREE online training, participants will learn to: 1) Define the six strategies utilized to meet prevention goals, 2) Distinguish between prevention populations based on risk, and 3) Increase capacity to critically vet prevention services offered to school districts and within communities. A partnership between the Central Region Prevention Education PD Consortium, Mental Health Recovery Board of Clark, Greene & Madison Counties, and the Ohio Department of Education.
Oct
06

Oral Language Development for English Learners (2 part session)


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 these two online sessions, teachers will first look at the research behind the importance of oral language. Then the 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. Intended audience includes Teachers of ELs or struggling native speakers in K-2, and teachers of newcomer English learners in any grade, EL Coordinators, Curriculum Directors, and Literacy Coaches. For members of the ESC's Title lll EL Consortium, use "ESC-EL” in the payment box. Districts in the ESC membership pay $30. Districts outside the ESC membership pay $40. 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.
Oct
08

Oral Language Development for English Learners (2 part session)


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 these two online sessions, teachers will first look at the research behind the importance of oral language. Then the 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. Intended audience includes Teachers of ELs or struggling native speakers in K-2, and teachers of newcomer English learners in any grade, EL Coordinators, Curriculum Directors, and Literacy Coaches. For members of the ESC's Title lll EL Consortium, use "ESC-EL” in the payment box. Districts in the ESC membership pay $30. Districts outside the ESC membership pay $40. 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.
Oct
15

The Power of Making Thinking Visible (Online Book Study)

 
Building on the success of the bestselling Making Thinking Visible, this highly-anticipated new book expands the work of the original by providing 18 new thinking routines based on n10/15/2020ew research and work with teachers and students around the world. Original content explains how to use thinking routines to maximum effect in the classroom, engage students exploration of big ideas, link thinking routines to formative assessment, and more. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of The Power of Making Thinking Visible. 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. PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE IMMEDIATE CLASSROOM ACCESS AND CAN BEGIN WORKING AS SOON AS THEY REGISTER. 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 Jinnae Buchanan at [email protected] 
Oct
20

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 

Oct
26

Constructing a Lesson for a English Language Development Class


This one-hour online session will share ideas for planning lessons for designated EL time, typically in a pull out setting or in a secondary EL class. Using Ohio's ELP standards, the presenter will model how to develop a lesson that includes the four domains of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Intended audience includes EL 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.
Oct
30

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.
Oct
30

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
10

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] 
Nov
17

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 

Nov
18

Family Engagement Events


Attendees will learn about different types of family engagement events and use these ideas to develop a plan for their particular school or district. Events can include specific events for EL families or for including EL families in school-wide events. Intended audience includes EL teachers, EL coordinators and family liaisons. 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.