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1. Effective Graduation Strategies For School Leaders

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/26/2018

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The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network is committed to improving the graduation rates all across the country. This full day session is designed to help school leaders, building teams and district teams create conditions conducive for improved graduation outcomes. Participants in the program will enjoy the interactive nature of the day’s work, led by 2009 National Principal of the Year, Dr. Mark Wilson. Participants will leave the event with a set of action steps with which to move forward, an understanding of the NDPN research and a preview of the 2018 NDPN National Conference to be held in Columbus, Ohio in October 2018. School Leaders from all levels are encouraged to attend. Questions? contact Michael.Decenzo@escco.org

2. Follett Destiny Library Manager one-day training

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/1/2018

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This training is for current Destiny users only. More information will be posted soon.

3. Title III LEP Consortium Meeting (ELLAN)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/1/2018

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This EL leadership discussion will include Consortium district Title III budget updates, ESSA consortium needs assessment data collection, Columbus CSD’s Refugee Impact Initiative and future professional development opportunities. This leadership network opportunity is for all district English Learner(EL) coordinators interested in collaborative discussions with districts in the Central Ohio area. Consortium members attend at no cost. Non-member fee is $55.00.

4. “I’ve Tried Everything!”: Addressing Mental Health Challenges in the School Setting

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/2/2018

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Mental health in schools as a “silent epidemic”. It is estimated that 1 in 5 students are struggling with serious mental health issues (depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, schizophrenia, attachment, ADHD, autism, eating disorder, OCD, etc.) These disorders directly effect learning and classroom behaviors. In this full-day workshop, educators will learn how to implement evidence-based strategies in the classroom by identifying some of the barriers and developing plans for overcoming them. This workshop does not promise a quick-fix solution, nor does it endorse any one specific program. It is the ultimate goal of the workshop for educators to leave feeling encouraged and empowered with evidence-based strategies to utilize as tools. Participants will be able to: Identify signs of mental health needs Identify barriers to addressing students’ mental health needs in the classroom Explore the impact of an educator’s posture & approach with students Understand & implement de-escalation strategies for dysregulated students Develop a personal plan using unique strengths and insights while being mindful of their own limitations Cost $99; teams of 3 or more receive $10 discount. Discount will be applied when registration is processed. Lunch will be on your own.

5. Making Thinking Visible Online Book Study

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Administrators, teacher leaders, building leadership team members, instructional coaches, curriculum directors, and teachers.

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 8/30/2018

How can classrooms become places of intellectual stimulation where learning is viewed not just in test scores but in the development of individuals who can think, plan, create, question, and engage independently as learners? Making Thinking Visible offers educators research-based solutions for showing how thinking can be made visible at any grade level and across all subject areas through the use of effective questioning, listening, documentation, and structures called thinking routines. The ESCCO is pleased to provide independent learning opportunities for individuals interested in expanding their knowledge, understanding, and practices related to these issues. 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 Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners. The course is set-up in 6 assignments and will require 2-3 hours of course work per assignment. This course is ongoing and participants may work at their own pace To complete all assignments. A certificate of completion for 15 contact hours in content will be available within a week after all assignments are completed. An optional 1-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $249. Contact Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Course access will be sent by email once the participant has registered and payment has been accepted.

6. Online HQT Language Arts/Reading Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/5/2018 to 4/15/2018

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 3/5/18-4/15/18. 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 3/1/18 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 3/2/18 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: 3/5/2018 to 4/15/2018

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 3/5/18-4/15/18. 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 3/1/18 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 3/2/18 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: 3/5/2018 to 4/15/2018

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 3/5/18-4/15/18. 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 3/1/18 at midnight or until course is full. Payment deadline is 3/2/18 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: 3/5/2018 to 4/15/2018

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 3/5/18-4/15/18. 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 3/1/18 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted by 3/2/18 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: 3/5/2018 to 4/15/2018

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 3/5/18-4/15/18. 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 3/1/18 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted by 3/2/18 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. Yellow Springs PBL Immersion: Tuning Protocol

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/7/2018

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 Mills Lawn ES, 200 S. Walnut St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387. 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Lunch is provided. . Participants attending two days of PBL Immersion visits at both DRSS and Yellow Springs may enroll for a 1-hour Ashland graduate credit option for an additional $249.

12. VOCABULARY AND COMPREHENSION INSTRUCTION THAT WORKS: A Best Practices Workshop featuring Dr. Isabel Beck

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: District directors/coordinators and their teams, specifically Curriculum, Reading, ELA, ELL, Intervention / RTI / MTSS, Special Education

Dates: 3/7/2018

"Research-Driven Activities that Impact Early Literacy and Practical Ways to Incorporate Them Into the K-2 Classroom" During this best practices workshop, participants will gain a greater understanding of: The need for effective, research-based instruction in vocabulary and comprehension, especially in grades K-2 Research-tested approaches to vocabulary instruction Research-tested approaches to comprehension of text, Practical ways to incorporate best practices into teachers’ existing literacy routines with real classroom stories featuring Westerville City Schools, Ohio and Manchester Academic Charter School, Pennsylvania How to make robust language and deep levels of comprehension accessible for all children ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE: A copy of Bringing Words to Life by Dr. Isabel L. Beck, Dr. Margaret G McKeown, and Linda Kucan A sample of Word Heroes, a new K-2 literacy supplement authored by Dr. Isabel L. Beck and Dr. Margaret G McKeown There is no cost for this training.

13. Dayton Regional STEM School PBL Immersion (6-12)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/8/2018

Dayton Regional STEM School PBL Immersion (6-12) See how the Dayton Regional STEM School engages 6-12 grade learners in PBL every day! During your visit, participate in a gallery walk of student work, then join a classroom where learners collaborate on a project, participate in critique of student work, or use technology to create websites, 3-D models and more. After lunch, walk through the steps of an inter-disciplinary PBL project with a teacher and hear from a panel of students, teachers, and administrators. The times for the day includes the Exhibition Night. Dayton Regional STEM School is located at 1724 Woodman Dr., Kettering, OH 45420. Participants attending two days of PBL Immersion visits at both DRSS and Yellow Springs may enroll for a 1-hour Ashland graduate credit option for an additional $249.

14. Developing Student Agency for Deeper Reading Comprehension by Mondo Professional Learning

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/13/2018

A shift in the responsibility for learning from the teacher to students is the goal of education. To promote student agency in literacy, teachers need to leverage texts, language, and instructional context. This session offers opportunity to explore building students’ agency: - through the lens of the gradual release of responsibility - by engaging in productive struggle as they work to understand complex texts - by crafting clear teacher prompts that direct the student to assume more of the work - using wait time to allow students to problem solve Presenter: Sharon Page is a literacy consultant w/Mondo Professional Learning Group with over 10 years of elementary classroom experience teaching. Extensive experience teacher multi-age classrooms, and helped with the development of a Mixed Age Pilot Programs in the Richardson Independent School District. Audience: Elementary Pricnipals, Literacy Coaches, K-5 Teachers, and EL Teachers. ELLAN member districts attend at “No Cost.” Lunch is on your own.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/14/2018

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 Jean.Kugler@escco.org or 614.542.4161

16. Shaping Innovation As a School Leader (note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/16/2018

Innovation is the creation of a new procedure, product or pathway to attain outcomes that improve overall performance. Hear how school leaders have utilized innovative environments to leverage the student experience. Leave with practical ideas to strengthen your work. Cost is $49 or $39 per person if a team of 3 or more from a district register. Discount will be taken when registration is processed. Lunch will be provided.

17. Better Than Carrots or Sticks Online Book Study

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Teachers and administrators

Dates: 3/30/2018

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.

18. How to Use Grading to Improve Learning Online Book Study

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/30/2018 to 7/31/2018

Grades are imperfect, shorthand answers to "What did students learn, and how well?" In How to Use Grading to Improve Learning Susan Brookhart guides educators at all levels in utilizing research based strategies that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices in or to produce grades that accurately communicate students' achievement of learning goals. The ESCCO is pleased to provide independent learning opportunities for individuals interested in expanding their knowledge, understanding, and practices related to these issues. 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 How to Use Grading to Improve Learning. 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.

19. Yellow Springs PBL Immersion: Tuning Protocol

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/11/2018

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 Mills Lawn ES, 200 S. Walnut St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387. 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Lunch is provided. . Participants attending two days of PBL Immersion visits at both DRSS and Yellow Springs may enroll for a 1-hour Ashland graduate credit option for an additional $249.

20. Scaffolding in the Classroom AM session

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 4/11/2018

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The process of establishing scaffolding strategies in the classroom is foundational to the ability of the student to exhibit persistence and resilience in the face of challenging or difficult coursework. Scaffolding builds upon what students already know -- either academic knowledge or something from their life -- using their base knowledge as a reference point to help them understand a new concept or skill. This session will give teachers and administrators some key conceptual frameworks for encouraging students to learn the habits of mind necessary to scaffold their own learning. We will look at two examples in the classroom and share assistive resources for teachers.

21. Scaffolding in the Classroom PM Session

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/11/2018

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The process of establishing scaffolding strategies in the classroom is foundational to the ability of the student to exhibit persistence and resilience in the face of challenging or difficult coursework. Scaffolding builds upon what students already know -- either academic knowledge or something from their life -- using their base knowledge as a reference point to help them understand a new concept or skill. This session will give teachers and administrators some key conceptual frameworks for encouraging students to learn the habits of mind necessary to scaffold their own learning. We will look at two examples in the classroom and share assistive resources for teachers.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/11/2018

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 Jean.Kugler@escco.org or 614.541.5161

23. How to help EL students in the Classroom w/Mondo Professional Learning

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/12/2018

To meet the needs of EL students in the classroom, teachers need to consider many factors. In addition to being knowledgeable about a students’ English language proficiency level, it is also helpful for teachers to be knowledgeable about students’ native language proficiencies, which play a vital role. This full day session will provide teachers with strategies for supporting EL Students. Topics explored will include: - Student’s language acquisition and impacting factors - Exploring the levels of English proficiency - Supporting whole group and small group instruction - Scaffolding lessons - Sheltered Instruction Presenter: Maria Uribe w/Mondo Professional Learning Group and a former first-grade teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the Denver Public Schools. Dr. Uribe currently teacher courses in literacy development, instruction, and assessment, as well as mentoring and providing professional development to classroom teachers. Audience: Principals, Teachers of EL students. No cost for ELLAN members. Lunch is on your own.

24. Alternative Education Leadership Network - SPRING MEETING

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Dropout Prevent and Recovery School Leaders, District Leaders, Community School Leaders

Dates: 4/17/2018

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The Alternative Education Leaders Network initiative is designed to share evidence-based practices, facilitate peer-to-peer learning, promote collaborative problem solving, and ensure alternative education leaders have access to ODE initiatives such as the Cross-State High School Redesign Collaborative, SuccessBound, and others. The network will convene three times in 2018 and will be open to leaders from community schools and traditional districts that operate dropout prevention and recovery programs, community school sponsors, and other education stakeholders that operate innovative programs designed to address the needs of students at-risk of dropping out.

25. i3 Professional Development Webinar- i3 teachers and administrators only

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/18/2018

Literacy groups

26. Yellow Springs PBL Immersion: Tuning Protocol

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/25/2018

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 Mills Lawn ES, 200 S. Walnut St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387. 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Lunch is provided. . Participants attending two days of PBL Immersion visits at both DRSS and Yellow Springs may enroll for a 1-hour Ashland graduate credit option for an additional $249.

27. Engaging and Involving Families with Diverse Learners including EL Students-Mondo Prof. Learning

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/26/2018

In this full day session, participants will explore the importance of engaging and involving families of diverse learners—particularly the families of EL students—at the district, school, and classroom level. Topics to be explored and addressed will include: - Building trust with the families. - Establishing mutual respect. - Looking beyond traditional parent involvement to effectively support parents and children from diverse backgrounds. - Define effective strategies that could be use with diverse backgrounds. Presenter: Maria Uribe w/Mondo Professional Learning Group and a former first-grade teacher, assistant principal, and principal in the Denver Public Schools. Dr. Uribe currently teacher courses in literacy development, instruction, and assessment, as well as mentoring and providing professional development to classroom teachers. Audience: Principals, Teachers of EL students. No cost for ELLAN members. Lunch is on your own.

28. Dayton Regional STEM School PBL Immersion (6-12)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/1/2018

Dayton Regional STEM School PBL Immersion (6-12) See how the Dayton Regional STEM School engages 6-12 grade learners in PBL every day! During your visit, participate in a gallery walk of student work, then join a classroom where learners collaborate on a project, participate in critique of student work, or use technology to create websites, 3-D models and more. After lunch, walk through the steps of an inter-disciplinary PBL project with a teacher and hear from a panel of students, teachers, and administrators. The times for the day includes the Exhibition Night. Dayton Regional STEM School is located at 1724 Woodman Dr., Kettering, OH 45420. Participants attending two days of PBL Immersion visits at both DRSS and Yellow Springs may enroll for a 1-hour Ashland graduate credit option for an additional $249.

29. i3 Professional Learning Event- i3 teachers and administrators only

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/8/2018

Ambitious Teaching: A deep dive into the CIF in Action I3 Exemplar Learning through the Exploration of Texts in Literacy Groups Across Content Areas – @ Metro Early College High School Metro instructors bring lessons and student artifacts that are formatted to promote literacy in their content areas using literacy group strategies (Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, ELA, Spanish) Tools and Techniques for CIF Implementation of Literacy Groups

•Teachers – Tools and Techniques for Literacy Groups per content area

•Leaders – “Look for” indicators of successful literacy group strategies Working Lunch Discussions – Common Instructional Framework as a School-wide Improvement Practice

•Lunch distribution and 30 minutes to settle into lunch with guided discussion questions Example: How do we improve our collective teaching practice? How do we ensure that every classroom is a place of rich and valuable learning for all students? And who’s responsible for doing so? Principals facilitate discussion per building cohort. Lesson Study – Scaffolding Learning

30. Yellow Springs PBL Immersion: Elementary PBL Exhibition Day

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/9/2018

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 Mills Lawn ES, 200 S. Walnut St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387. 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Lunch is provided. . Participants attending two days of PBL Immersion visits at both DRSS and Yellow Springs may enroll for a 1-hour Ashland graduate credit option for an additional $249.

31. Effective Graduation Strategies For School Leaders

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/14/2018

The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network is committed to improving the graduation rates all across the country. This full day session is designed to help school leaders, building teams and district teams create conditions conducive for improved graduation outcomes. Participants in the program will enjoy the interactive nature of the day’s work, led by 2009 National Principal of the Year, Dr. Mark Wilson. Participants will leave the event with a set of action steps with which to move forward, an understanding of the NDPN research and a preview of the 2018 NDPN National Conference to be held in Columbus, Ohio in October 2018. School Leaders from all levels are encouraged to attend. Questions? contact Michael.Decenzo@escco.org

32. Yellow Springs PBL Immersion: MS/HS PBL Exhibition Day

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/16/2018

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 HS, 420 E. Enon Rd.,Yellow Springs, OH 45387. 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Lunch is provided. . Participants attending two days of PBL Immersion visits at both DRSS and Yellow Springs may enroll for a 1-hour Ashland graduate credit option for an additional $249.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/16/2018

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 Jean.Kugler@escco.org or 614.542.4161

34. Dayton Regional STEM School PBL Immersion (6-12)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/18/2018

Dayton Regional STEM School PBL Immersion (6-12) See how the Dayton Regional STEM School engages 6-12 grade learners in PBL every day! During your visit, participate in a gallery walk of student work, then join a classroom where learners collaborate on a project, participate in critique of student work, or use technology to create websites, 3-D models and more. After lunch, walk through the steps of an inter-disciplinary PBL project with a teacher and hear from a panel of students, teachers, and administrators. The times for the day includes the Exhibition Night. Dayton Regional STEM School is located at 1724 Woodman Dr., Kettering, OH 45420. Participants attending two days of PBL Immersion visits at both DRSS and Yellow Springs may enroll for a 1-hour Ashland graduate credit option for an additional $249.

35. Creating Cultures of Thinking:The Eight Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Our Schools Online Book Study

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, and Administrators

Dates: 5/31/2018 to 8/30/2018

What constitutes an effective and powerful learning experience in the 21st century? As we examine the shifting terrain of education, it is essential to be responsive to complex social developments and to create learning experiences that are engaging and exciting for all learners. Creating Cultures of Thinking, written by leading Harvard researcher Ron Ritchhart, demystifies the process of creating dynamic learning communities by first identifying and then walking us through eight forces we must marshal to build strong group culture. Case studies, practical guidelines, self-assessments, and inquiry projects enable teachers and administrators to understand and shape powerful learning communities. The ESCCO is pleased to provide independent learning opportunities for individuals interested in expanding their knowledge, understanding, and practices related to these issues. 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 Creating Cultures of Thinking: the 8 Forces We Must Master to Truly Transform Schools. The course is set-up in 6 assignments and will require 2-3 hours of course work for each assignment. 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 Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Course payment must be submitted in order to receive course access.

36. PBL 101 3-day Academy - Grades 6-12

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/4/2018 to 6/6/2018

Project Based Learning (PBL), is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working through a process of sustained inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. This interactive three-day workshop has three basic parts: Project Design, Assessment, and Management. It is designed to teach the basics of PBL through exemplifying the experience of a project, video analysis of best classroom practice, exploration of PBL tools and project libraries, and development of a project with opportunities for critique & revision. By the end of this workshop, participants will have designed a project for use in their own classroom and will have a better understanding of: 1) The difference between PBL and "doing projects" 2) The need to provide students with opportunities to practice 21st century competencies balanced with learning significant content; and 3) How to manage a project in the classroom. The third day of the workshop is purposefully designed to provide participants with time to gain the knowledge and skills to help them plan their project while allowing time for additional research, refinement, gathering of resources, assessment alignment, and peer review before finalizing their high-quality PBL. Ashland graduate credit is available for an additional $249. Lunch is on own. Training dates are 6/4/18, 6/5/18 & 6/6/18.

37. PBL 101 3-day Academy - Grades K-5

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/4/2018 to 6/6/2018

Project Based Learning (PBL), is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working through a process of sustained inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. This interactive three-day workshop has three basic parts: Project Design, Assessment, and Management. It is designed to teach the basics of PBL through exemplifying the experience of a project, video analysis of best classroom practice, exploration of PBL tools and project libraries, and development of a project with opportunities for critique & revision. By the end of this workshop, participants will have designed a project for use in their own classroom and will have a better understanding of: 1) The difference between PBL and "doing projects" 2) The need to provide students with opportunities to practice 21st century competencies balanced with learning significant content; and 3) How to manage a project in the classroom. The third day of the workshop is purposefully designed to provide participants with time to gain the knowledge and skills to help them plan their project while allowing time for additional research, refinement, gathering of resources, assessment alignment, and peer review before finalizing their high-quality PBL. Ashland graduate credit is available for an additional $249. Lunch is on own. Training dates are 6/4/18, 6/5/18 & 6/6/18.

38. ESCCO EDUCATOR GIFTED ACADEMY I

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/4/2018 to 7/16/2018

(Course 1 – 30 hours - Introduction to Nature, Needs, Curriculum, Instruction – first in series of two) The Gifted Operating Standards for the State of Ohio have been revised to recognize the importance of supporting professional development for general education classroom teachers. To address these changes and prepare teachers to meet them, the ESCCO has developed an Educator Gifted Academy, consisting of two courses that focus on the nature and needs of and curriculum and instruction for gifted students. After successful completion of Course I, participants will receive a certificate that qualifies them to be counted as service providers for gifted students. An optional two semester hours of graduate credit will also be available to purchase for an additional $498. (Participants must also complete Course II by the end of the 2017-18 academic year in order to continue to serve gifted students.) The first course consists of an in-person, four hour class on June 4, 2018 and online readings, exercises, and assignments to be completed by July 16, 2018. The total number of devoted hours awarded for the 2017-18 school year equals the required 30 clock hours. Facilitators of this course have gifted endorsements and direct teaching experiences with K-12 gifted students, K-12 content areas (including mathematics), media and technology, and guidance and counseling. Instructors are: Patricia Farrenkopf, Holly Kramer, Valerie Jasinski, Deb Logan & Diane McClaskey Questions about course content can be directed to Patricia Farrenkopf, Ed.D. at pfarrenk@ashland.edu.

39. THE ORTON-GILLINGHAM APPROACH (MULTI-DAY): Teaching Literacy Skills to Students with Dyslexia

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/4/2018 to 6/15/2018

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 6/4-15/18 (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: CyndiSchultz80@gmail.com

40. EDUCATOR GIFTED ACADEMY II: Deeper Dive into Nature/Needs and Curriculum/Instruction (a.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Teachers serving gifted students through their regular classroom

Dates: 6/5/2018 to 7/17/2018

(Course 2 - 30 hours - Deeper Dive into Nature, Needs, Curriculum, Instruction - second in series of two - prerequisite ESCCO Educator Gifted Academy I - Participants from the same district should register for the same session. Ex. a.m. or p.m. session) This is the second portion of the ESCCO Educator Gifted Academy. The second blended course will help teachers serving gifted students through their regular classroom meet the new Ohio Gifted Operating Standards mandatory 30 hours of high quality professional development the second year of the implementation of the standards. The second class consists of an in person 4 hour class on June 5, 2018, job embedded exercises and assignments to be completed by July 17, 2018. There will be a two-hour final in class session. Date and time to be determined. The total number of devoted hours awarded for the 2017-18 school year equals the required 30 clock hours. Participants will be awarded a “Teaching the Gifted” certificate for successfully completing all parts of the course. Two semester hours of Ashland University credit is available for an additional $498. Lead Presenter: Patricia Farrenkopf Facilitators: Holly Kramer, Valerie Jasinski, Deb Logan and Diane McClaskey

41. Making Student Engagement Equitable (featuring Edutopia Blogger, Heather Wolpert-Gawron)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/6/2018

Join Heather Wolpert-Gawron as she dives deeper into what strategies engage our most reluctant learners. In this workshop, Heather shares the results of her nationwide student survey of what, in their opinion, makes information “stick.” Walk away with strategies and activities teachers can use Monday, not just Someday. All participants will receive, “Just Ask Us, Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement”. Devices recommended. Heather is a prolific thinker and witty writer that many know as @tweenteacher. In addition to teaching middle school, Heather is also National Faculty with the Buck Institute for Education and regularly contributes regularly to many websites and podcasts including, Edutopia, Education Week, and The Huffington Post.

42. i3 Professional Learning Event- i3 Administrators Only

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/7/2018

Principals only training.

43. Effective Graduation Strategies For School Leaders

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/11/2018

The National Dropout Prevention Center/Network is committed to improving the graduation rates all across the country. This full day session is designed to help school leaders, building teams and district teams create conditions conducive for improved graduation outcomes. Participants in the program will enjoy the interactive nature of the day’s work, led by 2009 National Principal of the Year, Dr. Mark Wilson. Participants will leave the event with a set of action steps with which to move forward, an understanding of the NDPN research and a preview of the 2018 NDPN National Conference to be held in Columbus, Ohio in October 2018. School Leaders from all levels are encouraged to attend. Questions? contact Michael.Decenzo@escco.org

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/13/2018

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 Jean.Kugler@escco.org or 614.542.4161

45. PBL 101 3-day Academy - Grades 6-12 (Note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/19/2018 to 6/21/2018

Project Based Learning (PBL), is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working through a process of sustained inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. This interactive three-day workshop has three basic parts: Project Design, Assessment, and Management. It is designed to teach the basics of PBL through exemplifying the experience of a project, video analysis of best classroom practice, exploration of PBL tools and project libraries, and development of a project with opportunities for critique & revision. By the end of this workshop, participants will have designed a project for use in their own classroom and will have a better understanding of: 1) The difference between PBL and "doing projects" 2) The need to provide students with opportunities to practice 21st century competencies balanced with learning significant content; and 3) How to manage a project in the classroom. The third day of the workshop is purposefully designed to provide participants with time to gain the knowledge and skills to help them plan their project while allowing time for additional research, refinement, gathering of resources, assessment alignment, and peer review before finalizing their high-quality PBL. Ashland graduate credit is available for an additional $249. Lunch is on own. Training dates are 6/19/18, 6/20/18 & 6/21/18.

46. PBL 101 3-day Academy - Grades K-5 (Note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/19/2018 to 6/21/2018

Project Based Learning (PBL), is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working through a process of sustained inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. This interactive three-day workshop led by a Buck Institute for Education (BIE)-certified workshop facilitator has three basic parts: Project Design, Assessment, and Management. It is designed to teach the basics of PBL through exemplifying the experience of a project, video analysis of best classroom practice, exploration of PBL tools and project libraries, and development of a project with opportunities for critique & revision. By the end of this workshop, participants will have designed a project for use in their own classroom and will have a better understanding of: 1) The difference between PBL and "doing projects" 2) The need to provide students with opportunities to practice 21st century competencies balanced with learning significant content; and 3) How to manage a project in the classroom. The third day of the workshop is purposefully designed to provide participants with time to gain the knowledge and skills to help them plan their project while allowing time for additional research, refinement, gathering of resources, assessment alignment, and peer review before finalizing their high-quality PBL. Ashland graduate credit is available for an additional $249. Lunch is on own. Training dates are 6/19/18, 6/20/18 & 6/21/18.

47. STACK Summer Institute

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/16/2018 to 7/20/2018

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 1, 2018 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

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/18/2018

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 Jean.Kugler@escco.org or 614.542.4161

49. Miss Representation - Film Documentary

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/24/2018

This film is being offered during the PBL Ohio Institute, but is open to anyone to attend. Registration is required. In the documentary Miss Representation, Jennifer Newsom exposes the bold reality of western culture and our continuous idea that a woman's ability to hold positions of power and influence in society is being overlooked by her sexuality and beauty. The movie challenges how mainstream media's sexism plays a pivotal role in a woman's ability to attain a leadership role in a society where the media is the most convincing force shaping norms. The message is clear: a woman's power lies in her youth, physical attractiveness, her sexuality, and not in her capability as a front-runner. Watch as this documentary builds momentum with an array of inspirational stories and interviews with leading academics, journalists, entertainers, and activists.

50. The Mask You Live In - Film Documentary

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/25/2018

This Film Screening is being held in conjunction with the PBL Ohio Institute. It is open for anyone to attend, but registration is required. "The Mask You Live In" follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists 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 identity 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. "The Mask You Live In" ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/22/2018

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 Jean.Kugler@escco.org or 614.542.4161

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/19/2018

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 tom.reed@escco.org

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/17/2018

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 Jean.Kugler@escco.org or 614.542.4161

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 11/14/2018

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 Jean.Kugler@escco.org or 614.542.4161

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/12/2018

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 Jean.Kugler@escco.org or 614.542.4161