All in-person ESC meetings, events, and background check services are postponed or suspended through at least July 5th. Access to ESC offices is limited to essential personnel. Our staff are working remotely and are prepared to assist. Please contact us via email or phone as you normally would and we will respond as soon as possible to provide assistance. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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

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
04

STEMthusiasts: A Community of Practice

 

STEMthusiasts: A Community of Practice

Design thinking is a problem-solving framework that begins with stepping into the shoes of your end users, in this case, our students. In this session, we will discuss possible design thinking approaches for adults when considering the conditions under which we may be operating our classrooms in the Fall of 2020. This session will support teacher and school leaders in the utilization of the different steps of the design thinking process with the goal of designing a STEM/STEAM learning environment for the Fall of 2020. (Meeting Link and Password will be given upon registration.)

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]
 
Jun
08

Literacy Intervention in a Virtual Environment

 

Literacy Intervention in a Virtual Environment with SST 5 Ohio Literacy Lead Michelle Elia.

June 8 - 10 am to 11 am - ESCCO - Literacy Intervention in a Virtual Environment with Michelle Elia. Join Michelle Elia for a discussion about providing literacy intervention in a virtual environment. This session would be appropriate for anyone who teaches reading or provides reading intervention. Please be advised this is being held in a virtual environment. Prior to the meeting, the zoom link and password will be emailed to participants.

Jun
08

The Orton-Gillingham Approach: Teaching Literacy Skills to Students with Dyslexia

 
The Orton-Gillingham approach is a structured, systematic, multisensory, and diagnostic-prescriptive method for the teaching of language skills (including reading, spelling, and handwriting) for students with dyslexia. 

This course will prepare educators to successfully tutor individual students or to more effectively implement school-wide "packaged" multi-sensory, structured language education programs (such as Wilson, Patterns for Success, SPIRE, Phonics First, etc.). 

Course topics will include the characteristics and needs of students with dyslexia, the critical structures of English that must be addressed by instruction, and the design, implementation, and evaluation of effective individual lesson plans.

Presentations will be through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, videos, and "hands-on" exercises with multi-sensory techniques and materials. 

This 60-hour introductory course will provide participants with an introduction to the basics of the Orton-Gillingham approach.

Completion of this course can also prepare participants for the associate level of Orton-Gillingham Academy certification.

Course dates will be 6/8-19/20 (10 days). A total of 60 contact hours will be awarded upon completion. Course materials are included in the cost of the training. Optional 4-semester hours of Ashland Credit available. (2-semester hours each week: at a cost of $498 each week) 

Lunch is on your own.

Questions about the training? Contact: [email protected]
 
Jun
09

Gifted Institute 1 | Gifted 101

In this course, you'll learn about the various changes within the state of Ohio pertaining to gifted, identification areas and details, understanding various components of gifted identified individuals with their characteristics and intellectual nuances. With this knowledge and understanding, you'll review your district and building report card data and dig deeper to explore the various needs to properly address and serve this student population to insure academic growth. This course will award 15 hours of gifted training towards your 60 hour four year requirement. **PLEASE NOTE THE FACE TO FACE MEETING IS AT NO COST**
 
Jun
09

Gifted Institute 2 | Differentiation and Depth & Complexity 101

In this course, you'll learn about various techniques for gifted learners to differentiate their instruction complete with understanding ways to utilize pre-assessment and other data. You will also learn to offer specific differentiated instruction focused on higher-order thinking and depth and complexity including assistance with rebooting an existing lesson. This course will award 15 hours of gifted training towards your 60 hour four year requirement. **PLEASE NOTE THE FACE TO FACE MEETING IS AT NO COST**
 
Jun
10

Gifted Institute 3 | Social & Emotional and the World of Gifted

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. **PLEASE NOTE THE FACE TO FACE MEETING IS AT NO COST**
 
Jun
10

Gifted Institute 4 | Twice-Exceptional & Underrepresented Gifted Learners

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. **PLEASE NOTE THE FACE TO FACE MEETING IS AT NO COST**
 
Jun
11

ParaPro Assessment Testing

Register Here 
 
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]

Register Here
Jun
16

Federal Document Repository Demo (webinar)

 

Webinar: Federal Document Repository

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

Jun
22

Advanced Best Practices for Supporting English Learners

 
This three-day workshop is designed for general education teachers who are already familiar with best practices for English learners.

In this session, participants will enhance their knowledge of best practices with an in-depth look at the research-based instructional techniques that address the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs or ELs) in content classes.

Attendees will participate in an interactive workshop and leave with practical lesson planning ideas for the new school year.

The target audience includes K-12 educators in any content area, EL teachers, administrators, coordinators, and coaches. Participants will leave with resources and ideas to implement in the new school year.

There is no additional cost to districts who are members of the ESC's EL Title lll Consortium. Use "ESC-EL" in payment box. For districts who 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]

Register Here
Jun
23

Advanced Best Practices for Supporting English Learners

 
This three-day workshop is designed for general education teachers who are already familiar with best practices for English learners.

In this session, participants will enhance their knowledge of best practices with an in-depth look at the research-based instructional techniques that address the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs or ELs) in content classes.

Attendees will participate in an interactive workshop and leave with practical lesson planning ideas for the new school year.

The target audience includes K-12 educators in any content area, EL teachers, administrators, coordinators, and coaches. Participants will leave with resources and ideas to implement in the new school year.

There is no additional cost to districts who are members of the ESC's EL Title lll Consortium. Use "ESC-EL" in payment box. For districts who 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]

Register Here
Jun
24

Advanced Best Practices for Supporting English Learners

 
This three-day workshop is designed for general education teachers who are already familiar with best practices for English learners.

In this session, participants will enhance their knowledge of best practices with an in-depth look at the research-based instructional techniques that address the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs or ELs) in content classes.

Attendees will participate in an interactive workshop and leave with practical lesson planning ideas for the new school year.

The target audience includes K-12 educators in any content area, EL teachers, administrators, coordinators, and coaches. Participants will leave with resources and ideas to implement in the new school year.

There is no additional cost to districts who are members of the ESC's EL Title lll Consortium. Use "ESC-EL" in payment box. For districts who 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]

Register Here