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1. ParaPro Assessment Testing - 1:00-4:00

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/19/2017

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 $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 tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

2. Differences, Not Disabilities: Educational Leadership Lunch Bunch

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/21/2017

All too often students are defined by their disability-a label affixed to their IEP, student records, and, over time, their identity. A growing movement seeks to shift the paradigm from "learning disabilities" to "learning differences." This small semantic change signals a shift in acknowledging that no two brains are the same, so no two students learn in the same fashion. Explore the research into the science of various learning differences as well as articles on skills-based strategies that help students learn. Instead of labeling ADHD, autism, or dyslexia as deficits, how can we use all students' strengths to help them learn? How can approaches like Universal Design for Learning meet the unique needs of all? Share how you have embraced learning differences and the effect it has had on student achievement and school climate. Educational Leadership Lunch Bunch is a professional learning network open to any educator that has mutual interest in pre-selected topics relevant in the field of education today. Go to www.ASCD.org during this month to access articles in this issue. Lunch is provided.

3. "The Mask You Live In" Film Screening - Equity Series 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/25/2017

This film follows boys and young men as they struggle while negotiating America's definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, see how boys confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identify issues boys and young men must navigate to become "real men". Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the "boy crisis" and tactics to combat it. This film illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men. This-90 minute film will be followed by discussion how we might be able to create actionable pro-active steps to support this effort.

4. "Miss Representation" Film Screening - Equity Series 12:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/25/2017

This film explores how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in America and challenges the media's limiting and often disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for the average girl to see herself as powerful. Stories from teenagers and interviews with women such as Condoleeza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Lisa Ling, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem provide startling facts and statistics that will provide viewers with perspective for how educators might be able to create actionable proactive steps in helping our girls realize and pursue limitless options as they grow into women. This 90-minute film will be followed by discussion groups and elementary/middle school/high school curriculum resources.

5. PBL Immersion - A Visit to Yellow Springs Schools' Fearless Thinkers

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/26/2017

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Want to see a K-12 district fully immersed in PBL? For those considering PBL 101 training or have taken PBL 101 and want to see PBL in action, this is for you. This is an opportunity to see teachers and students working in different stages of PBL and to meet with the school superintendent, Mario Basora and his building principals to learn more about their journey. Your visit will include building visits to the elementary and MS/HS buildings. Visits might include opportunities in which you can observe teachers using a Tuning Protocol to revise and refine their project design and/or to engage with students and their teachers as they are putting the final touches on their PBL projects for Exhibition Night. Each visit ends with a Student Panel Q/A session. Plan to begin your day at the Yellow Springs BoE, 201 S. Walnut St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387. 7:45 AM - 3:45PM. Transportation and 1-hour lunch is on your own.

6. Online HQT Language Arts/Reading Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 6/11/2017

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 $119. Course will run 5/1/17-6/11/17. 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 Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 4/17/17 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 4/28/17 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.

7. Online HQT Math Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 6/11/2017

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 $119. Course will run 5/1/17-6/11/17. 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 Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 4/27/17 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 4/28/17 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.

8. Online HQT Pedagogy Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 6/11/2017

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 $119. Course will run 5/1/17-6/11/17. 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 Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 4/27/17 at midnight or until course is full. Payment deadline is 4/28/17 or the course will be dropped. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins.

9. Online HQT Science Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 6/11/2017

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 $119. Course will run 5/1/17-6/11/17. 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 Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 4/27/17 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 4/28/17 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.

10. Online HQT Social Studies Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/1/2017 to 6/11/2017

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 $119. Course will run 5/1/17-6/11/17. 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 Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 4/27/17 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted by 4/28/17 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.

11. Diploma Minded Elementary Principals

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/1/2017

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This full-day professional learning experience is designed to help school leaders create conditions conducive for Successful graduation outcomes which begins at the elementary levels. Elementary Principals, Assistant Principals and other school leaders will be challenged to become “diploma minded”, utilizing research from the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network to help design their work with a focus towards a graduation pathway as a future life outcome for K-5 elementary students. Lunch will be provided. Questions? Contact: Janet.Gillig@escco.org or 614-753-4650

12. Lifting School Leaders Educational Leadership Brunch Bunch

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/2/2017

A great school depends on great leadership-from administrators and from teacher leaders. What does it take to develop and support outstanding leaders throughout a school? The qualities and skills today's school leaders need; strengths and weaknesses of current leadership preparation programs; and how practices like internships, coaching, and teams can support new leaders. How can we reduce principal turnover? Help new principals hit the ground running? Evaluate school leaders in ways that support growth? How are teacher leaders taking on various roles, such as peer evaluator, coach, advocate, PLC facilitator, and curriculum developer? What kinds of job-embedded supports benefit leaders? Educational Leadership Lunch Bunch is a professional learning network open to any educator that has mutual interest in pre-selected topics relevant in the field of education today. Go to www.ASCD.org during this month to access articles in this issue. Lunch is provided.

13. "Beyond Measure" Film Screening - Innovation in Action

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/2/2017

Every day we hear stories about America’s troubled education system. And we’re told that in order to fix what’s broken, we need to narrow our curricula, standardize our classrooms, and find new ways to measure students and teachers. But what if these “fixes” are making our schools worse. In “Beyond Measure”, we set out to challenge the assumptions of our current education story. Rather than ask why our students fail to measure up, this film asks us to reconsider the greater purpose of education. What if our education system valued personal growth over test scores? Put inquiry over mimicry? Encouraged passion over rankings? What if we decided that the higher aim of school was not the transmission of facts or formulas, but the transformation of every student? And what if this paradigm-shift was driven from the ground up? By students, parents, and educators? By all of us? In “Beyond Measure”, we find a revolution brewing in public schools across the country. From rural Kentucky to New York City, schools that are breaking away from an outmoded, test-driven education are shaping a new vision for our classrooms. These are schools that see critical thinking, communication, exploration, experimentation, collaboration, and creativity as the key to good education. And they are dramatically improving outcomes for children of all backgrounds. They are schools where practically every student graduates and goes on to finish college. “Beyond Measure” offers a positive picture of what’s possible in American education when communities decide they are ready for change. Are you?

14. PBL Immersion - A Visit to Yellow Springs Schools' Fearless Thinkers

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/10/2017

Want to see a K-12 district fully immersed in PBL? For those considering PBL 101 training or have taken PBL 101 and want to see PBL in action, this is for you. This is an opportunity to see teachers and students working in different stages of PBL and to meet with the school superintendent, Mario Basora and his building principals to learn more about their journey. Your visit will include building visits to the elementary and MS/HS buildings. Visits might include opportunities in which you can observe teachers using a Tuning Protocol to revise and refine their project design and/or to engage with students and their teachers as they are putting the final touches on their PBL projects for Exhibition Night. Each visit ends with a Student Panel Q/A session. Plan to begin your day at the Yellow Springs BoE, 201 S. Walnut St., 45387. 7:45 AM - 3:45PM. Transportation and 1-hour lunch is on your own.

15. PBL Immersion - A Visit to Yellow Springs Schools' Fearless Thinkers

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/16/2017

Want to see a K-12 district fully immersed in PBL? For those considering PBL 101 training or have taken PBL 101 and want to see PBL in action, this is for you. This is an opportunity to see teachers and students working in different stages of PBL and to meet with the school superintendent, Mario Basora and his building principals to learn more about their journey. Your visit will include building visits to the elementary and MS/HS buildings. Visits might include opportunities in which you can observe teachers using a Tuning Protocol to revise and refine their project design and/or to engage with students and their teachers as they are putting the final touches on their PBL projects for Exhibition Night. Each visit ends with a Student Panel Q/A session. Plan to begin your day at the Yellow Springs BoE, 201 S. Walnut St., 45387. 7:45 AM - 3:45PM. Transportation and 1-hour lunch is on your own.

16. ParaPro Assessment Testing - 1:00-4:00

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/23/2017

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 $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 tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

17. Understanding and Supporting Students with ADHD (a.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/5/2017

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This presentation will provide an overview of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders through simulation and lecture, and provide participants with lists of intervention strategies organized according to the symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, hyperactivity, disorganization, and memory deficits. Topics will include the bio-chemical nature of ADHD, diagnosis and treatment procedures, and a brief review of Russell Barkley's theoretical model. Questions? Contact Tom Diebold at tdiebold@earthlink.net. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training.

18. Understanding and Supporting Students with Asperger's Disorder (p.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/5/2017

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Although Asperger Syndrome was first described in 1944, educators and parents are just beginning to recognize the complexity of this developmental disorder related to Autism. This presentation will overview the clinical descriptions of Asperger Syndrome and highlight the significant impact of the condition on socialization, sensory processing, cognition, language, interests, and behavior. Topics will include diagnosis, treatment and intervention approaches from various disciplines. Questions? Contact Tom Diebold at tdiebold@earthlink.net. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training.

19. Project Management Toolkit for Teachers (Online Course)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/5/2017 to 7/7/2017

To register for this course, use this link (new users may need to create a new account): http://moodle.treca.org/moodle/course/view.php?id=24 Designed by the Project Management Institute, this course integrates the best practices of project-based learning with skills and tools for project management. The course guides participants through the Project Management Toolkit for Teachers, a resource that can be used with middle and high school students. Plan a project and plan how to use the materials with students. As a result of this course, participants will have increased their ability to: 1.Understand the stages of the project cycle and how the Project Management Toolkit for Teachers supports teachers and students at each stage 2. Co-manage classroom projects with students, monitoring and supporting students throughout the project cycle 3. Help students develop project management skills 4. Adapt and apply the Project Management Toolkit for Teachers framework to fit classroom projects This is a 30-hour asynchronous course. Course modules will unlock at the beginning of each week. There will be an optional live webinar the week before the course begins to welcome everyone to the course and review the content found in the introduction and orientation section. Primary participant interaction will be through uploading work and discussion posts about that work with the course instructor and fellow participants. An Ashland graduate credit option will be available for an extra fee. Questions? Contact: Jeffrey DeRamus - jderamus@treca.org

20. Classroom Management 101

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/6/2017

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This workshop will provide educators with proactive strategies for managing classrooms to increase student engagement and academic achievement. Topics will include analyzing the physical facilities (room arrangement & materials, visibility, accessibility, distractibility), determining rules and procedures, planning and organizing instruction, managing student work, and understanding the goals of student behavior (or misbehavior). Participants will develop sets of rules and procedures, identify effective instructional activities, and analyze the goals of student behavior in order to support belonging, engagement, and success. Questions? Contact Tom Diebold at tdiebold@earthlink.net. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training. Lunch is on own.

21. TouchMath - Strategies for Computation (a.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/7/2017

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TouchMath is a systematic approach for helping students who struggle with fact retrieval and basic computation of addition, subtraction, and multiplication and division algorithms. The techniques and materials can be easily incorporated into general education settings as a Tier 1 or 2 interventions. Materials and techniques are also available which address money and time. Questions? Contact Tom Diebold at tdiebold@earthlink.net. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training.

22. Singapore Math - Strategies for Word Problems (p.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/7/2017

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Singapore Math is a systematic approach for helping students solve "word problems", using a "model building" approach that requires students to draw rectangular boxes to represent part-whole relationships and math values in the math problems. This technique of model building is a visual way of picturing a situation. By drawing such boxes/blocks, students can visualize the math problems more clearly and are able to make tacit knowledge explicit. Questions? Contact Tom Diebold at tdiebold@earthlink.net. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training.

23. Quit Point: Understanding Student Apathy, Engagement and Motivation

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: High School/Middle School Educators

Dates: 6/8/2017

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South-Western teachers Adam Chamberlin and Sveti Matejic examine the foundations of a profound new student performance measure: Quit Point. By recognizing a student’s quit point and effort rationing, teachers can adjust instructional strategies and assessments to improve student performance and close the achievement gap. Participants will learn how to use quit point to improve student motivation, to stretch a student's quit point and apply Quit Point Theory as a classroom and building level intervention strategy.

24. Understanding Dyslexia - An Introduction to Effective Intervention

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/8/2017

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Characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities, dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that affects up to 20% of the school-age population. Through lecture and simulations, participants will gain an understanding of the neurology of dyslexia, the critical structures of English that must be part of the curriculum, the principles of multi-sensory, structured language (MSSL) instruction, and the role and function of accommodations. Questions? Contact Tom Diebold at tdiebold@earthlink.net. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training. Lunch is on own.

25. Education Blueprinting and Assessment

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: High School/Middle School Educators

Dates: 6/8/2017

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South-Western teachers Adam Chamberlin and Sveti Matejic explore Education Blueprinting, a new strategy that assists educators in planning for backward design and differentiation. This session introduces the concept of education blueprinting, models examples, and provides opportunities for participants to collaborate with peers on education blueprints to be used next school year.

26. Authentic Daily Literacy

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: High School/Middle School Educators

Dates: 6/9/2017

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South-Western teachers Adam Chamberlin and Sveti Matejic present strategies for engaging students in Authentic Daily Literacy. Reading and writing skills have a significant correlation to student achievement (yes even in math class)and prove to be the key to unlocking critical thinking, creativity and fostering independent learning habits. This session demonstrates methods for incorporating strategies for authentic and meaningful reading and writing in every subject area and offers fresh strategies to support struggling and low motivation readers, incorporate print and digital media and emphasize critical thinking.

27. Differentiation in Depth-- Tiers, Remediation and Inquiry

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: High School/Middle School Educators

Dates: 6/9/2017

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South-Western teachers Adam Chamberlin and Sveti Matejic explore concepts behind tiered instruction and assessment, and demonstrate how differentiation doesn't have to be a daunting task in which teachers design a separate assignment for each student. By adopting a comprehensive differentiated tiered model for flexible grouping educators can provide new opportunities for small group instruction, remediation, self-exploration and inquiry so that students can close achievement gaps and show greater depth of knowledge. This session will highlight examples of tiered differentiation and provide work time to collaborate with peers on designing tier based differentiation.

28. K-3 Literacy Intervention: An Overview of Structured Programs with a Focus on Wilson Fundations

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/12/2017

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Students who struggle to gain fluency and comprehension skills in grades K-3 often need systematic, explicit instruction in phonemic awareness, letter recognition, phonics, syllable types and affixes. Supplemental, structured, sequential programs based on Orton Gillingham principles (like Fundations) can provide preventive whole class or targeted small group intervention in 30-minute lessons. This presentation will simultaneously review the critical structures of English, various multi-sensory instructional activities, and recommended sequences of instruction for K-3, with a focus on the Wilson Fundations program. Other programs referenced will include SPIRE, Phonics for Reading, and other O-G based approaches. Please Note: This workshop presents much more than just the Fundations program, but is not to be considered official Wilson Fundations training. For information on official Wilson Fundations training, visit the Wilson web site at http://www.wilsonlanguage.com/professional-learning/. Questions? Contact Tom Diebold at tdiebold@earthlink.net. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training. Lunch is on own.

29. Stevenson Language Skills for Grades K-3

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/13/2017

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The Stevenson Language Skills Program is a systematic, multi-sensory structured approach for teaching reading, writing, spelling, grammar, syntax, penmanship, and vocabulary skills. The program's unique scope and sequence, scripted format, and extensive use of special mnemonic cues enables educators and parents to successfully teach students with dyslexia, specific learning disabilities, and other neurological-based reading problems. Workshop includes a Beginning Green Level Teacher's Manual. The instructor is Tom Diebold. Dr. Diebold can be reached at Tdiebold@earthlink.net Ashland graduate credit available for an additional $249 if taking two full-day workshops. Lunch is on own.

30. Intervention at the High School level: Structures, Systems, and Strategies

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/15/2017

Participants will be exposed to elements of an effective intervention system at the high school level. They will learn how to: -develop early alert and monitoring systems -schedule time for interventions -deliver effective remedial instructional strategies that reduce the achievement gap, increase graduation rate, expand college and career readiness -conduct high school Teacher-based data teams Participants will hear tips and tricks from a panel of district and building leaders who have altered their traditional high school bell schedule and now provide interventions and enrichments to students.

31. REWARDS Reading for Grades 4-12 (p.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/16/2017

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REWARDS Intermediate and Secondary are intense, short-term intervention programs for struggling readers in grades 4-12 who have mastered basic reading skills (single syllable word attack), but experience difficulty reading multisyllabic words in grade level materials, or who read slowly. In preparation for decoding longer words, pre-skill lesson activities focus on identifying the distinctive, visual features (affixes & vowel patterns) and phonological elements (orally dictated syllables) of multi-syllable words. Students then practice circling and underlining prefixes, suffixes and vowel sounds, and finally apply the skills to reading grade level sentences and passages. A detailed, user-friendly Teacher’s Guide enables teachers, tutors or volunteers to implement the 50-60 minute lessons and monitor student progress. Questions? Contact Tom Diebold at tdiebold@earthlink.net. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training.

32. Patterns for Success in Reading and Spelling (a.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/20/2017

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Based on the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, spelling and writing, Patterns for Success is a streamlined, remedial program for students in Grades 2-12 who have specific reading disabilities, including dyslexia. Each 30-45 minute lesson follows a structured, sequential, multisensory format (visual, auditory & kinesthetic activities) for group or individual instruction. Parts 1 & 2 focus on Anglo-Saxon derived letter-sound correspondences, syllable patterns, affixes, and additional phonics. Part 3, for older students, focuses on morpheme patterns (meaning-based units derived from Latin roots, prefixes and suffixes, and Greek combining forms). Lessons format includes a card drill (cards included), review of previously taught concepts, presentation of new concepts, reading word lists, spelling word lists, phrases for dictation, and extension activities. Questions? Contact Tom Diebold at tdiebold@earthlink.net. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training.
Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) is a supplemental intervention program, designed to instruct and improve reading and listening comprehension, as well as oral and written expression, through the development of concept imagery, for students who can decode well, but struggle to comprehend. The approach aligns with Paivio’s Dual Coding Theory (DCT), which identifies two modes for processing information: imagery and language. Visualizing and Verbalizing relies on teacher-directed questions and twelve “Structure Words” (what, size, color, shape, etc.) to assist students in forming images as they read. The scope and sequence delineates each step for students to progress through (Picture-to-Picture, Word Imaging, Sentence Imaging, Multiple Sentence Imaging, Paragraph Imaging, and Paragraph-by-Paragraph Imaging). 30-minute group lessons should be provided 3-5 times per week for 8-12 weeks. Daily, 60-minute sessions for 8-12 weeks are recommended for students requiring one-on-one instruction. The Visualizing and Verbalizing kit includes the teacher’s manual, V/V Stories Book 1, colored pictures, overhead transparencies, structure word cards, and colored squares. Additional story books, workbooks, and multi-media materials are also available. Questions? Contact Tom Diebold at tdiebold@earthlink.net. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training.

34. ParaPro Assessment Testing - 1:00-4:00

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/20/2017

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 $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 tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

35. Teaching Written Expression: Multi-Sensory Strategies for Composition, Spelling and Penmanship

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/21/2017

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Students who struggle with written expression often require direct, systematic instruction in the fundamentals of grammar, syntax, and paragraph development. This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of techniques, strategies and materials for teaching students how to write declarative, imperative, interrogative and exclamatory sentences, and how to organize eight types of paragraphs. Materials demonstrated will include the Apple Tree Writing Curriculum, Stevenson's Essential Grammar, Project Read's "Framing Your Thoughts", Rewards Writing, and Don Johnston's "Draft Builder" software. Questions? Contact Tom Diebold at tdiebold@earthlink.net. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training. Lunch is on own.

36. Diploma Planning Institute

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/22/2017 to 6/23/2017

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The Diploma Planning Institute guides district and school administrator teams (3-6 participants) toward building a foundational dropout prevention plan based on researched and proven strategies. Administrators work directly with national field experts to utilize local data and direct knowledge of their students to design a customized plan for their school system. By implementing a strategic, systemic plan and streamlining their vision, schools can minimize the frustration and futility of incohesive efforts. After the initial DPI training, leaders can network with colleagues in similar school settings from across the country and provide access to the nation's largest resource of information, research, and expertise on dropout prevention. For this 2 day State Conference each district is encouraged to bring a Planning Team (3-6) which will be instrumental in developing and implementing building plans that will directly impact your graduation rate. Cost: $475 per participant, Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for both days. Contact hours will be available as well as an optional 1-semester hour of Ashland University credit for an additional $249. Space is limited so register early. Questions? Contact Janet.Gillig@escco.org or 614.753.4650

37. Literacy Skills Instruction for Students with Language or Cognitive Deficits

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/22/2017

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Students with language or cognitive deficits often require a "combination" of instructional methods and materials to address their specific needs for literacy skill development. This workshop will introduce participants to three of the most common types of reading problems (vision-based, decoding-based and language-based difficulties), review the critical structures of language that may need to be addressed in the curriculum, and provide demonstrations of effective instructional strategies that help students learn to read, write and spell. Materials demonstrated will include structured "sight-word" approaches (Edmark, PCI Reading Program, Reading Milestones, the Apple Tree curriculum), structured phonics approaches (Process Phonics, Stevenson Language Skills), and structured grammar-syntax approaches (Fitzgerald Key, Fokes Sentence Builder, Phelps Sentence Guide, Stevenson's Essential Grammar). Questions? Contact Tom Diebold at tdiebold@earthlink.net. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training. Lunch is on your own.

38. STACK Summer Institute

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/17/2017 to 7/21/2017

The ESCCO, in collaboration with its partners at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) have developed a comprehensive, interactive training designed to give professionals hands-on instruction to enhance their ability to plan for and serve students with autism spectrum disorders. The workshop is a comprehensive five-day training designed to give participants the opportunity to receive training and practice on the use of assessment tools such as UCC (Underlying Characteristics Checklist) and ISSI (Individual Strengths and Skills Inventory). Participants will be able to observe STACK classrooms as well as interact with STACK students and prepare materials for student use. A parent panel, collaborative use of OCALI's Autism Internet Modules and follow up webinars and wiki with resources will also be available. Registration and payment deadline July 7, 2017 or until workshop is full. The first 30 applicants will be accepted. Training questions? Contact: Brooke.Wright@escco.org Registration questions? Contact: Sandy.Denney@escco.org Follow this link for the STACK Summer Institute brochure: http://www.escco.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017_STACKSummerInstitute.pdf

39. ParaPro Assessment Testing - 1:00-4:00

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/19/2017

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 $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 tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

40. PBL Ohio Institute with Ron Berger

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/25/2017 to 7/27/2017

Please visit www.PBLOhio.com for event and registration details. Special Keynote Speaker: Ron Berger. Three-Day Academies include: PBL 101 | PBL 201 | PBL Leader Launch | PBL Coaching Academy

41. ParaPro Assessment Testing - 1:00-4:00

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/16/2017

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 $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 tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

42. ParaPro Assessment Testing - 1:00-4:00

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/20/2017

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 $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 tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

43. ParaPro Assessment Testing - 1:00-4:00

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/24/2017

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 $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 tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

44. ParaPro Assessment Testing - 1:00-4:00

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 11/21/2017

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 $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 tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

45. ParaPro Assessment Testing - 1:00-4:00

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/13/2017

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 $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 tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.