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1. Best Practices for Supporting All Students - Online - for ESC of Central Ohio Employees ONLY

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 11/22/2019 to 2/28/2020

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Best Practices for Supporting All Students, a 12-hour course containing five modules, introduces classroom teachers to current topics in education and offers all educators - whether new or experienced - best practices and strategies for the success of all students. Offered online from November 22nd through February 28th, the self-paced course provides participants with a convenient opportunity to learn anytime, anywhere. Modules include the following: Starting Strong: Assimilating into the Building and Preparing for First OTES Evaluation, Structuring Your Classroom for Student Success, The Basics of Behavior, Trauma, and De-Escalation Approaches: Strategies & Applications. Please note: Access will be given by email once registration is processed. The deadline for completing the course will be February 28, 2020,

2. Central Ohio Curriculum Leaders Network Meeting

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Invited Curriculum Leaders

Dates: 11/22/2019

Starting Today
The Central Ohio Curriculum Leaders Network is a professional network offered to Central Ohio 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. Cathy.heidelberg@escco.org Office: 614.542.4168 Cell: 419.944.5879

3. Understanding EMIS, District Report Card and New Graduation Requirements

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: EMIS Coordinators or other related district representative

Dates: 12/2/2019

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Discussion on the new graduation requirements that effect this year's freshmen class and beyond and understanding the relationship between EMIS and the state report card.

4. Robust Vocabulary Instruction

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/4/2019

Explicit vocabulary instruction is a proven strategy to help English Learners close the vocabulary gap and increase their reading and listening comprehension. A systematic approach to vocabulary instruction by both English Language teachers and content-area teachers will ensure that English learners will be able to more quickly access the curriculum. Join us to learn ways to make vocabulary instruction effective and fun. EL teachers and general education teachers are encouraged to attend. For members of the ESC's Title lll EL Consortium, use "ESC-EL" in the payment box. Questions? Contact: Jill.Kramer@escco.org

5. Success Network Meeting

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Administrators, Counselors, WBL coordinators

Dates: 12/5/2019

Information on developing industry credentialing learning opportunities will be shared as well as work on district created seals and the new graduation requirements.

6. Online Pedagogies for Equity

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/9/2019 to 3/15/2020

This online course will raise critical questions about the purpose of school in changing societies. By studying the work of an intergenerational group of prominent educators and researchers, we will engage the concept of culturally sustaining pedagogy-teaching that perpetuates and fosters linguistic, literate, and cultural pluralism as pat of schooling for positive transformation. Students will explore theoretically grounded examples of how educators can support Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian/Pacific Islander, South African, and immigrant students as part of a collective movement toward educational justice in a changing world. The themes represented in this course will focus on identity and lived experience, social stratification and education equity. Utilizing an interdisciplinary approach informed by intersectional theorizing, critical discourse studies and care ethics as operative analytics, we will analyze and critique oppressive policies and practices that thrawt education equity. The book, "Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World" (ed. Django Paris and H. Samy Alim, 2017) will be studied. An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland University credit available for an additional $249. Questions? Contact: Sierra.Austin@escco.org

7. Improving Algebraic Thinking and Productive Struggle in Math - SECONDARY (grades 6-12)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Math teachers, administrators, and curriculum leaders

Dates: 12/9/2019

Encouraging Productive Struggle Students are expected to be able to persevere through difficult tasks, concepts and higher order thinking situations. Yet, many teachers are used to teaching math concepts just one way. They often find it difficult to think of other creative ways to help students when they are stuck and although every child knows how to persevere, many are inhibited by the fear and anxiety of getting wrong answers and in turn getting bad grades. In this workshop, educators will learn 8 powerful problem solving strategies all kids should know and they will be taught how to present rich mathematical tasks to promote productive struggle in a natural way to pique students' curiosity, get them to embrace challenges, and persevere even when they have not yet mastered the content. Coffee, light breakfast and lunch are provided.

8. Federal Coordinators' Network Meeting

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/11/2019

This Federal Coordinators' Network meeting will include discussions of Title IV-Student Support and Academic Enrichment Discussion, Title I Building Budgets/Eligibility, Mckinney Vento-Homeless, Foster Care plus Social Emotional Standards, and a Literacy topic. The Office of Federal Programs - Educational Specialist, Daphne Rees, Susannah Wayland, Alexandra Nardo, w/Amy Vanderhoof-Marion City SD, and the ESC of Central Ohio's Executive Director-Janet Gillig & SI Facilitator-Laura Lipsett. Upon registering, webinar information will be provided if you choose to not attend in-person. Agenda and Registration are located under upcoming meetings on the Program Resource Service web site. Join us! Meeting Information Web site: https://escco.org/programs-services/program-resource-services/federal-coordinator-network/ Questions? Contact: Regina.Lukich@escco.org

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/12/2019

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 Sandy.Denney@escco.org or 614.542.4161

10. Improving Algebraic Thinking and Productive Struggle in Math - ELEMENTARY (grades K-5)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Math teachers, administrators, and curriculum leaders

Dates: 12/13/2019

Modeling and reasoning are two of the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice within Ohio's Learning Standards and make up at least 20% of the Ohio State Tests in math. This seminar will demonstrate the power of visual diagrams in explaining algebraic concepts. Visual models to help students develop number sense, aid in understanding difficult algorithms, and assist in problem solving. They form a strong foundation from which students can learn more abstract algebraic concepts. We will explore several visual models (double number lines, bar diagrams, area models, exploding dots and more) to increase educators' capacity to teach modeling and reasoning techniques and help students bridge the gap from concrete to abstract algebraic thinking. Coffee, light breakfast and lunch are provided.

11. Federal Document Repository Webinar

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/13/2019

Join us for an interactive "demo" webinar from 10-11:00am and a technical assistance hour for users of the system from 11-noon about the Federal Document Repository. 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 webinar meeting link and phone access numbers will be sent to your email address. Questions? Contact: Regina.Lukich@escco.org or 614.542.4172

12. Better Than Carrots or Sticks Online Book Study

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Administrators, Counselors, Teachers, Instructional Coaches, Social Workers

Dates: 12/16/2019

In Better Than Carrots or Sticks, longtime educators provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together. The authors explain how to establish procedures and expectations for student behavior that encourage the development of positive interpersonal skills; develop a non-confrontational rapport with even the most challenging students; and implement conflict resolution strategies that prioritize relationship building and mutual understanding. This course is a one credit intensive book study designed for K-12 educators who are seeking graduate level courses for their professional development, license renewal and/or pay scale increases. Participants will need to purchase their own copy of Better Than Carrots or Sticks. 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. A certificate of completion for 15 contact hours in content will be available within a week after course completion. An optional 1-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $249. Contact Christine.Galvin@escco.org for course information or Sandy.Denney@escco.org for registration information. Course payment must be submitted in order to receive course access.

13. Designed To Learn Online Book Study

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Teachers, Administrators, and Instructional Coaches

Dates: 12/16/2019

Students become attentive, curious, and passionate about learning when they can see its relevance to their lives and when they're empowered to use that learning to solve problems that matter. Regardless of the subject or grade level you teach, you can infuse your instruction with the meaning students crave by implementing design thinking. Design thinking prompts students to consider: "I've learned it. Now what am I going to do with it?" In Designed to Learn, cognitive scientist and educator Lindsay Portnoy shares the amazing teaching and learning that take place in design thinking classrooms. To set the stage, she provides easy-to-implement strategies, classroom examples, and clear tools to scaffold the processes of inquiry, discovery, design, and reflection. Because formative assessment is crucial to the process, Portnoy includes sample assessments that measure student learning and ensure that learners take the lead in their own learning. This 15-hour online book study is self-paced for users to complete the course at their convenience anytime during the timeline of Monday, Dec. 16th through Monday, February 3rd. Participants must purchase their own copy of Designed to Learn by Lindsay Portnoy. An optional one hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for $249.00.

14. The Power of Positive Leadership Online Book Study

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/16/2019

The Power of Positive Leadership by bestselling author Jon Gordon shares how positive leadership is the real stuff that makes great leaders great. Being a positive leader is not just a nice way to lead. It's the way to lead if you want to build a great culture, unite your organization in the face of adversity, develop a connected and committed team, and achieve excellence and superior results. This 15-hour online book study is self-paced for users to complete the course at their convenience anytime during the timeline of Monday, Dec. 16th through Monday, February 3rd. Participants must purchase their own copy of The Power of Positive Leadership by Jon Gordon. An optional one hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for $249.00.

15. Online HQT Language Arts/Reading Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/16/2020

Participants will learn to align curriculum to the ODE Language Arts/Reading Standards in order to increase student achievement. This course was recently approved by Ashland University as a prerequisite reading block towards gaining the Ohio Reading Endorsement. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and will require 6-8 hours of course work each week. Course registration is $126. Course will run 1/6/20-2/16/20. 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 Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 1/2/20 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 1/3/20 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.

16. Online HQT Math Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/16/2020

Participants will learn to align curriculum to the ODE Math Standards in order to increase student achievement. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and will require 6-8 hours of course work each week. Course registration is $126. Course will run 1/6/20-2/16/20. 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 Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 1/2/20 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 1/3/20 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.

17. Online HQT Pedagogy Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/16/2020

This online course meets the HQT requirements for 45 contact hours in teaching skills pedagogy. The course is designed to be both theoretical and practical, allowing the participant to design lessons and modify instructional practices to meet the diverse needs of learners in any content area. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to know and describe four major models of teaching; describe and apply appropriate research-based instructional practices; and develop comprehensive lesson or unit plans for teaching in their content area. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and requires 6-8 hours of work each week. Course registration is $126. Course will run 1/6/20-2/16/20. 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 Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 1/2/20 at midnight or until course is full. Payment deadline is 1/3/20 or the course may be dropped. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins.

18. Online HQT Science Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/16/2020

Participants will learn to align curriculum to the ODE Science Standards in order to increase student achievement. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and will require 6-8 hours of course work each week. Course registration is $126. Course will run 1/6/20-2/16/20. 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 Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 1/2/20 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 1/3/20 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.

19. Online HQT Social Studies Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/6/2020 to 2/16/2020

Participants will learn to align curriculum to the ODE Social Studies Standards in order to increase student achievement. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and will require 6-8 hours of course work each week. Course registration is $126. Course will run 1/6/20-2/16/20. 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 Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 1/2/20 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted by 1/3/20 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.

20. Secondary Scheduling - Aligning Master Building Schedules to Top Priorities - a.m. session

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Secondary Scheduling Personnel

Dates: 1/8/2020

How teachers and students use time during the school day can have significant impact on student outcomes. Many best practices such as lengthy uninterrupted reading blocks and daily intervention for struggling readers are common knowledge, but not always common practices. Often, "The schedule won't allow it" is the stated reason for this "knowing, doing" gap. The ESC of Central Ohio in partnership with DMGroup will lead a discussion on how to develop a master schedule that is driven by district and school goals and shaped by best practices including: * Daily common planning time for teachers * Personalized learning opportunities * Extended lab periods * Advisory periods * Data team or PLC meetings with coaching expertise at all such meetings * Independent, competency-based, or project-based learning * New theme-based electives or personalized pathways, such as coding, engineering, or social justice * Fewer study halls * Dual enrollment college courses Join us for this no cost event. Limited to 30 registrations. Questions? Contact: Sharee.Wells@escco.org

21. Secondary Scheduling - Aligning Master Building Schedules to Top Priorities - p.m. session

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Secondary Scheduling Personnel

Dates: 1/8/2020

How teachers and students use time during the school day can have significant impact on student outcomes. Many best practices such as lengthy uninterrupted reading blocks and daily intervention for struggling readers are common knowledge, but not always common practices. Often, "The schedule won't allow it" is the stated reason for this "knowing, doing" gap. The ESC of Central Ohio in partnership with DMGroup will lead a discussion on how to develop a master schedule that is driven by district and school goals and shaped by best practices including: * Daily common planning time for teachers * Personalized learning opportunities * Extended lab periods * Advisory periods * Data team or PLC meetings with coaching expertise at all such meetings * Independent, competency-based, or project-based learning * New theme-based electives or personalized pathways, such as coding, engineering, or social justice * Fewer study halls * Dual enrollment college courses Join us for this no cost event. Limited to 30 registrations. Questions? Contact: Sharee.Wells@escco.org

22. Elementary Master Scheduling & Effective Staff Scheduling Best Practices

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Elementary Scheduling Personnel

Dates: 1/9/2020

A key aspect of closing the achievement gap and cost effectively serving struggling students with and without special needs is making the most of time during the school day. The ESC of Central Ohio in partnership with DMGroup will provide professional development training on effective scheduling and on practical tips on how to find the extra time some students need without sacrificing a rich, educational experience including art, music and PE. DMGroup will lead a discussion on how to develop a master schedule that is driven by district and school goals and shaped by best practices. DMGroup will discuss how to analyze a schedule for staffing efficiencies. DMGroup will also facilitate conversations designed to bring clarity and best practices to special education schedules. Join us for this no cost event. Registration limited to 30 persons. Questions? Contact: Sharee.Wells@escco.org

23. English Learner Administrator Network Meeting

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/28/2020

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 jill.kramer@escco.org.

24. Central Ohio Curriculum Leaders Network Meeting

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Invited Curriculum Leaders

Dates: 2/7/2020

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. Cathy.heidelberg@escco.org Office: 614.542.4168 Cell: 419.944.5879

25. Success Network Meeting

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Administrators, Counselors, work-based learning coordinators, coaches

Dates: 2/12/2020

Information and resources will be shared based upon meeting topics identified by district needs.

26. Difference or Disability: Identifying English Learners with Learning Disabilities

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/6/2020

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Difference or Disability? Assure appropriate referral, assessment and identification of referred ELs (English Learners) in the schools. This presentation will include suggestions for developing a model for appropriate referral and assessment while assuring ELs are not over identified in Special Education. This session will equip school psychologists, special education coordinators and EL coordinators with resources to correctly identify English learners who may need Special Education services. We will look at ODE guidance, MTSS and best practices for identifying students, utilization of appropriate assessment and test interpretation, as well as ways to support ELs with an IEP. School psychologists, EL coordinators, and Special Education coordinators are encouraged to attend. Members of the ESC of Central Ohio's Title lll EL Consortium attend at no additional cost. Please enter "ESC-EL" in the payment box.

27. English Learner Administrator Network Meeting

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/21/2020

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 jill.kramer@escco.org.

28. Central Ohio Curriculum Leaders Network Meeting

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Invited Curriculum Leaders

Dates: 4/24/2020

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. Cathy.heidelberg@escco.org Office: 614.542.4168 Cell: 419.944.5879