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1. Foundational Literacy Skills for Below Grade-Level Students (2-day) (for Americorps staff in the Central Ohio area only)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/2/2016 to 9/6/2016

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This presentation is for AmeriCorps staff in the Central Ohio area only. It will be held at the ESC of Central Ohio, 2080 Citygate Dr., Columbus, OH. The training will examine the content of literacy instruction in order to address the needs of students who are performing significantly below grade-level expectations. Participants will review and refine their knowledge of the structures of English highlighted in National Reading Panel Report (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension) and be introduced to the critical elements of syllable type, morphology, grammar, syntax and semantics. Participants will also simulate a variety of common reading problems and be able to describe the impacts on learning to read, comprehend, write and spell. Participants will practice phonemic awareness, phonics, syllable-division word attack, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies. Participants will also learn how to assess phonological and phonics skills (basic and upper-level), and determine the readability of text passages. Participants should bring scissors for cutting and constructing phoneme, syllable, and affix cards. 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.
This presentation is for Americorps staff in Cleveland/Cuyahoga County only. It will be held at the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd., Independence, OH 44131. The training will examine the content of literacy instruction in order to address the needs of students who are performing significantly below grade-level expectations. Participants will review and refine their knowledge of the structures of English highlighted in National Reading Panel Report (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension) and be introduced to the critical elements of syllable type, morphology, grammar, syntax and semantics. Participants will also simulate a variety of common reading problems and be able to describe the impacts on learning to read, comprehend, write and spell. Participants will practice phonemic awareness, phonics, syllable-division word attack, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies. Participants will also learn how to assess phonological and phonics skills (basic and upper-level), and determine the readability of text passages. Participants should bring scissors for cutting and constructing phoneme, syllable, and affix cards. 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.

3. Current Literacy Practices for Reading Volunteers (for Americorps staff only)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/8/2016

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Literacy Specialist Rachel Lang leads a full day workshop to familiarize volunteers with current practices in English/Language Arts including Third Grade Reading Guarantee, Common Core Standards, Close Reading practices and literacy strategies. Participants will leave knowing what to expect from students in Kindergarten thru 3rd grade. Lunch is on your own.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/8/2016

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 614.542.4111.

5. No Parent Left Behind (for Americorps staff only)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/12/2016

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Parent and community engagement is challenging for all school districts. This training is focused on parent engagement. Learn how specific goals of parent communication need strategic messaging that motivate parents, and create a strategy for creating positive and effective partnerships. Similarly, school leaders can establish and leverage business/community partnerships that benefit students and teachers. These partnerships help students build workplace readiness skills and engage in relevant problem-based learning outside the classroom. In return, it can improve community perception, support, and participation. School leaders will learn what other Ohio schools are using and leave with a clear action plan and protocol to use with their colleagues to build a cohesive communication strategy and track success in their districts.

6. Phonics for Reading (for Americorps staff only)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/13/2016

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Phonics for Reading is a supplementary phonics program designed to teach phonemic decoding to students who have not yet mastered those skills. Originally conceived for students in grades 3-6, it may also be used for primary students or for lower performing students in upper grades, and for adults learning to read English. The program is appropriate for flexible use in general and special education classrooms, for tutoring, and for summer-school session. This workshop will provide participants with the background knowledge of the critical structures of English, simulations of common reading problems, and additional instructional activities and materials designed to enhance the implementation of the program. 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.

7. Attendance Works Summit 2016

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/14/2016

Judges, legislators and educators know that school attendance matters for academic achievement, on-time graduation, and the full-development of the social skills necessary for productive lives. For the first time, the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio is bringing to Ohio nationally recognized experts in the field to assist school district teams with their efforts to intervene with chronic truancy. Dr. Hedy Chang directs Attendance Works, a national initiative aimed at advancing student success by ensuring educators, community partners, and families work together to monitor and intervene when students or schools are struggling with high levels of chronic absence. Dr. Chang is deeply committed to two-generation solutions to achieve a more just and equitable society that draws strength from its diversity. She has spent more than two decades working in the fields of family support, family economic success, education, and child development. Additional local experts will be on-hand for panel discussions and presentations on the truancy legislation (HB 410) currently awaiting passage by the Ohio Senate. School districts are encouraged to send leadership teams to the event to prepare for these sweeping changes in Ohio law. Lunch will be provided. Please note the last day to register is 9/9/16. Questions? Contact: janet.gillig@escco.org

8. PBL 101 Academy - Blended Learning Option

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/14/2016

Project Based Learning, or PBL, is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by engaging in sustained inquiry as they respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge. This blended course, led by a Buck Institute for Education (BIE)-certified workshop facilitator, contains three basic parts: project design, assessment, and management. Designed to teach the basics of PBL by modeling the project experience, the course includes a blend of online and face-to-face sessions as well as analysis of video clips of best classroom practice, exploration of PBL tools and project libraries, and opportunities for critique & revision. By the end of this course, participants will complete a project for use in their own classroom. After designing their own class project, participants will also demonstrate a better understanding of 1) the difference between PBL and "doing projects;" 2) the importance of covering significant content while providing students with opportunities to practice 21st century competencies; and 3) the variety of strategies that can be used to manage a classroom project. This six-week course blends four, three-hour, face-to-face sessions with asynchronous online modules that include readings, video clips, and online discussion forums. Face-to-face meeting dates are from 4-7 p.m. and meet on 9/14, 9/28, 10/12 and 10/26. Please note that this content is identical to the PBL 101 Academy. All participants will also receive a copy of Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning. One-semester hour of Ashland graduate credit is available for an additional $249.

9. Behavior Management - The Basics

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/15/2016

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This behavior management overview session provides participants with an informative approach to class-wide discipline and individual student intervention using the IMPACT on Behavior Framework (Interact Positively, Monitor & Supervise, Prepare Effective Instruction, Arrange the Environment, Correct Fluently, and Teaching Behavioral Expectations). Using evidence-based strategies, participants will learn how classroom organization, effective supervision, effective instruction and teacher-student interaction can support a positive and proactive learning environment for teachers and students. This session will provide teachers with proven behavior management strategies that you can implement immediately. K-12 educators will learn how to develop (or fine tune) their classroom management plan. Questions? Contact Tom Stacho at Thomas.Stacho@escco.org 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training. Lunch is on own.

10. Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Information Sharing and Facilitated Discussion

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: District Leaders and School Principals

Dates: 9/15/2016

Under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Ohio is tasked with creating a plan for how our local, state and federal programs are aligned to help all of our students be successful. Several important decisions will be made regarding district accountability including:
• Minimum subgroup size
• Non-academic/quality report card indicators
• English Language Learners report card indicator
• Highly Qualified Teacher
• School improvement This session will provide information to district and school leaders on the important issues surrounding ESSA as well as engage participants in a facilitated conversation on crafting input to ODE as a Central Ohio region. Facilitator: Christine Galvin Fee: ESC of Central Ohio Member District - $0 Non-member District - $49
This presentation is for Americorps staff only. It will be held at the Mahoning County ESC, 7320 N. Palmyra Rd., Canfield, OH 44406. the training will examine the content of literacy instruction in order to address the needs of students who are performing significantly below grade-level expectations. Participants will review and refine their knowledge of the structures of English highlighted in National Reading Panel Report (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension) and be introduced to the critical elements of syllable type, morphology, grammar, syntax and semantics. Participants will also simulate a variety of common reading problems and be able to describe the impacts on learning to read, comprehend, write and spell. Participants will practice phonemic awareness, phonics, syllable-division word attack, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies. Participants will also learn how to assess phonological and phonics skills (basic and upper-level), and determine the readability of text passages. Participants should bring scissors for cutting and constructing phoneme, syllable, and affix cards. 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.

12. Relationships First: Cultivating a Caring Classroom

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/16/2016

"Students won't care what you know until they know that you care." Research shows that stable, warm, and trusting student-teacher relations are a pre-requisite for learning. How can teachers can nurture relationships-even with oppositional students, struggling students, and those who prefer to hide. What are fresh strategies for getting to know kids and their passions as well as their cultures and families? How can we handle tough discipline issues while preserving students' trust? Affirm the strengths of strugglers even as we push them to stretch to reach standards? Give more than lip service to improving social and communication skills-so that students and teachers alike can cultivate a caring classroom community? Facilitated by Brandi Lust.

13. RTI-Response to Intervention (for Americorps staff only)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/19/2016

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This session will provide an overview of Response to Intervention (RTI) as it applies to reading. A tiered approach to providing reading intervention will be presented, emphasizing assessment, flexible grouping, targeted intervention and progress monitoring. Best practice in reading instruction, strategies for targeted grouping and intervention will be discussed. Participants will be provided with specific intervention strategies as well as resources to support their work.

14. Helping Students with Stress Management (for Americorps staff only)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/19/2016

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In this session, Certified Behavioral Analyst Dr. Thomas Reed will examine the impact of acute and chronic stressors on student brain development and will explore with participants effective strategies for helping students manage and minimize the negative effects of acute and chronic stress on school performance.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/21/2016

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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., 45387. 7:45 AM - 3:45PM. Transportation and 1-hour lunch is on your own.

16. Understanding Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) (for Americorps staff only-**note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/21/2016

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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. Lunch is on own.

17. RESA 101: Tips and Strategies for High-Quality Responses (8:30-3:30)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/22/2016

Designed for Year-3 Resident Educators and/or RESA Facilitators, get an overview of the RESA tasks and the Rubrics used to assess the tasks. Join Literacy Specialist, Rachel Lang as she shares tips and strategies for writing high quality responses to the questions using the rubrics in conjunction with actual classroom data. State Trainer, Carole Marsh will share the format for the RESA as well as videotaping tips and lessons learned over the past three years of the RESA. They will also highlight any changes to the process for the 2016-2017 RESA. Lunch is on own.

18. Foundational Literacy Skills for Below Grade-Level Students (2-day) (for Americorps staff only-***note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/22/2016 to 9/23/2016

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This presentation is for Americorps staff only. It will be held at the Montgomery County ESC, 200 South Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45402. The training will examine the content of literacy instruction in order to address the needs of students who are performing significantly below grade-level expectations. Participants will review and refine their knowledge of the structures of English highlighted in National Reading Panel Report (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension) and be introduced to the critical elements of syllable type, morphology, grammar, syntax and semantics. Participants will also simulate a variety of common reading problems and be able to describe the impacts on learning to read, comprehend, write and spell. Participants will practice phonemic awareness, phonics, syllable-division word attack, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies. Participants will also learn how to assess phonological and phonics skills (basic and upper-level), and determine the readability of text passages. Participants should bring scissors for cutting and constructing phoneme, syllable, and affix cards. 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.

19. Transformational Literacy: Making ELA Shifts with Work that Matters (3-day option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/28/2016 to 10/12/2016

Based on the work of "Transformational Literacy" by Ron Berger, Literacy expert Rachel Lang has developed this series that is relevant for any grade level or content area teacher. Participants receive a free copy of Ron Berger's book. Day One: Using Texts and Tasks (9/28/16) The foundation of learning begins with text selection. From text bundles and excerpts to strategies for analysis and embedded reading, this full day session with equip participants to make more informed text, task and protocol selections that support a literacy-rich classroom Day Two: Using Evidence (10/5/16) Today's classrooms do the best work when they provide students with practice in real-world problem-solving. This includes EL's Four Ts: topic, task, target and text. In this full day session, participants will explore the components of an evidence-based classroom. The Read-Think-Talk-Write framework will be analyzed while road-testing elements of an EL unit. Day Three: Using Complex Texts (10/12/16) The ability to grapple with and glean understanding from complex texts is a hallmark of college and career readiness. In this session, learn the basic foundation of complexity along with strategies that will bring both productive struggle and access to authentic and complex texts. Questions? Contact Rachel Lang at Rachel.Lang@escco.org. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training. Lunch is on own.

20. Transformational Literacy: Using Texts and Tasks: Day 1 Option

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/28/2016

Day One: Using Texts and Tasks The foundation of learning begins with text selection. From text bundles and excerpts to strategies for analysis and embedded reading, this full day session with equip participants to make more informed text, task and protocol selections that support a literacy-rich classroom. Questions? Contact Rachel Lang at Rachel.Lang@escco.org. 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. Great Thinkers in Ancient Civilizations: The Role of the Citizen in the State

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/30/2016

Sponsored by the Humanities Department at Columbus State Community College, the first annual Great Thinkers symposium will explore the similarities and distinctions between Chinese and Greek philosophy regarding the role of the citizen in the state, a particularly salient topic during an election year. Through the writing of four ancient thinkers - Herodotus, Socrates, Sima Qian, and Confucius - we will try to understand the roots of the representative government that prevailed in the West and the major differences in the State in the East - What is the role of the citizen in both systems and how does the citizen influence the role that the state plays in our lives? How important is voting and who is entitled to vote? Through their writings, four distinguished scholars will approach the topic in two round-table discussions. The Honorable Kathleen Clyde from the Ohio House of Representatives-District 75 will speak about the voting rights of incarcerated individuals during the lunch hour.

(Directions with parking permit will be sent to the participants)

$15.00: participation fee plus continental breakfast. Bring your own lunch.
$25.00: participation fee, continental breakfast, and lunch included.
*Please email your lunch option choice to cari.wilson@escco.org.

22. Online Helping Gifted Learners Grow

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/3/2016 to 11/13/2016

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Learn how to implement instructional strategies aligned with the Common Core/Ohio Revised standards that stretch high-achieving (gifted) students. Course modules focus on innovative classroom practice and strategies to enhance and enrich student thinking. Modules include professional readings and resources that focus on 1) What data measures are best utilized for student growth? 2. What do gifted learners need to soar? 3. What are the ingredients of challenge? 4. What does "thinking" really mean? 5. How can project-based learning truly engage gifted students? Course must be completed from 10/3/16-11/13/16. Registration deadline 9/29/16 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 10/4/16 or the course will be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments. An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland University credit is available for an additional $249. Course instructor is Mary Lou McNutt. Questions? Contact marylou.mcNutt@escco.org

23. Navigating Your Report Card and Ohio's Accountability System (Day 1-a.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/3/2016

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In this half-day session, district and school leaders will:
• strengthen their understanding of 2016 Ohio Report Card components
• gain awareness of important issues surrounding data reporting and calculation nuances
• reflect upon current district and school practices that serve as barriers to improvement Topics will include the newly graded Prepared for Success Measures, changes to current and future report card, calculation of the report card components, and expectations from new legislation in ESSA. Participants will leave equipped with tools and processes to lead effective conversations around all grade card components. Target audience: principals, instructional coaches, teacher-leaders, department chairs, curriculum directors, testing coordinators.

24. Navigating Your Report Card and Responding to Your Report Card Results (2-half-day session bundle)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/3/2016 to 10/27/2016

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In these two half-day sessions, district and school leaders will: Day 1 on 10/3/16-Navigating Your Report Card & Ohio's Accountability System:
• strengthen their understanding of 2016 Ohio Report Card components
• gain awareness of important issues surrounding data reporting and calculation nuances
• reflect upon current district and school practices that serve as barriers to improvement Day 2 on 10/27/16-Responding to Your Report Card Results: District and school leaders will investigate new resources to strengthen standards-based instruction, increase student learning, and improve results on ODE's Report Card. Participants will be equipped to support and guide teachers with new processes. School improvement tools will be bundled electronically for participants to enable immediate implementation in your unique school setting. The session content is in alignment with the Ohio Improvement Process for districts in Moderate D-F Support status. Target audience: principals, instructional coaches, teacher-leaders, department chairs, curriculum directors, testing coordinators.

25. Navigating Your Report Card and Ohio's Accountability System (Day 1-p.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/3/2016

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In this half-day session, district and school leaders will:
• strengthen their understanding of 2016 Ohio Report Card components
• gain awareness of important issues surrounding data reporting and calculation nuances
• reflect upon current district and school practices that serve as barriers to improvement Topics will include the newly graded Prepared for Success Measures, changes to current and future report card, calculation of the report card components, and expectations from new legislation in ESSA. Participants will leave equipped with tools and processes to lead effective conversations around all grade card components. Target audience: principals, instructional coaches, teacher-leaders, department chairs, curriculum directors, testing coordinators.

26. Apple Education Trainer

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/5/2016 to 10/6/2016

Join us at the ESC of Central Ohio on October 5 and 6 to become an authorized Apple Education Trainer. This two-day course, instructed by Apple Certified Trainers, will introduce you to Apple Professional Learning content and provide you with the knowledge you need to help your peers and educators curate, create, and publish digital learning materials with Apple products. You'll learn how to develop interactive learning activities that support the educational growth, success, and experience of your students. The cost of the course is $500. Note: You must contact Lori Dray (lori.dray@escco.org) for more information before registering for the training. *Registration closes September 15. Seating is limited to 20, and ESCCO's Member Districts receive priority registration.

27. Transformational Literacy: Using Evidence (Day 2 Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/5/2016

Today's classrooms do the best work when they provide students with practice in real-world problem-solving. This includes EL's Four Ts: topic, task, target and text. In this full day session, participants will explore the components of an evidence-based classroom. The Read-Think-Talk-Write framework will be analyzed while road-testing elements of an EL unit. Questions? Contact Rachel Lang at Rachel.Lang@escco.org. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training. Lunch is on own.

28. Aspiring Administrators Program

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/5/2016 to 3/18/2017

This program is designed to introduce prospective leaders to the essential responsibilities, skills, challenges and rewards associated with school administration from a practitioners' perspective. Program attendees will: 1) Explore typical duties and responsibilities of a building administrator to help candidates make an informed decision relative to entering a principal-preparation program. 2) Enhance leadership skills and recognize personal strengths and weaknesses. 3) Use Ohio Standards for Principals as program foundation. 4) Interact with practicing building and district administrators. Session dates are October 5, 2016; October 26, 2016; December 14, 2016; January 18, 2017; February 15, 2017; March 8, 2017. All sessions will be from 4-6 p.m. Graduate Credit: Registrants who attend all six sessions are eligible for one hour of Ashland University graduate credit for an additional $249. Cost: ESC Member school districts may send up to five participants at no cost. Additional registrants and those from districts who are not ESC member districts may attend for $199 per participant. Questions? Contact Scott.Stewart@escco.org or 614.273.9262

29. Transformational Literacy: Using Complex Texts (Day 3 Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/12/2016

The ability to grapple with and glean understanding from complex texts is a hallmark of college and career readiness. In this full day session, participants will learn the basic foundation of complexity along with strategies that will bring both productive struggle and access to authentic and complex texts. The session will end with a time of reflection and planning for next steps. Questions? Contact Rachel Lang at Rachel.Lang@escco.org. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training. Lunch is on own.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/19/2016

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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., 45387. 7:45 AM - 3:45PM. Transportation and 1-hour lunch is on your own.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/19/2016

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 614.542.4111.

32. Powerful Lesson Planning: Educational Leadership Lunch Bunch

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/21/2016

"Creative teachers take joy in planning a variety of lessons," Nel Noddings has said. But in the quest to teach so much content and skills, planning isn't always creative or joyful. Explore promising approaches that strike a balance between planning required content and allowing lessons to follow students' questions and enthusiasms. Articles will address questions like how to ensure time for addressing standards, differentiation, and higher-order thinking, and how to try innovative planning approaches like flipped classrooms and interdisciplinary projects. 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. Facilitated by Dr. Teresa Dempsey

33. Online HQT Language Arts/Reading Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/24/2016 to 12/4/2016

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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 10/24/16-12/4/16. 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 10/20/16 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 10/21/16 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.

34. Online HQT Math Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/24/2016 to 12/4/2016

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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 10/24/16-12/4/16. 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 10/20/16 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 10/21/16 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.

35. Online HQT Pedagogy Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/24/2016 to 12/4/2016

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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 10/24/16-12/4/16. 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 10/20/16 at midnight or until course is full. Payment deadline is 10/21/16 or the course will be dropped. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins.

36. Online HQT Science Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/24/2016 to 12/4/2016

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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 10/24/16-12/4/16. 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 10/20/16 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 10/21/16 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.

37. Online HQT Social Studies Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/24/2016 to 12/4/2016

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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 10/24/16-12/4/16. 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 10/20/16 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 10/21/16 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.

38. PBL 101 3-day Academy - Grades K-12 (Note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/26/2016 to 11/3/2016

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. All participants will receive a copy of the BIE PBL 101 Workbook. Ashland graduate credit is available for an additional $249. Lunch is on own. Training dates are 10/26/16, 10/27/16 and 11/3/16.

39. Responding to Your Report Card Results: Tools for Leading Teacher Conversations (Day 2-a.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/27/2016

New
In this half-day session, district and school leaders will investigate new resources to strengthen standards-based instruction, increase student learning, and improve results on ODE's Report Card. Participants will be equipped to support and guide teachers with new processes. School improvement tools will be bundled electronically for participants to enable immediate implementation in your unique school setting. The session content is in alignment with the Ohio Improvement Process for districts in Moderate D-F Support status. Target audience: principals, instructional coaches, teacher-leaders, department chairs, curriculum directors, testing coordinators.

40. Responding to Your Report Card Results: Tools for Leading Teacher Conversations (Day 2-p.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/27/2016

New
In this half-day session, district and school leaders will investigate new resources to strengthen standards-based instruction, increase student learning, and improve results on ODE's Report Card. Participants will be equipped to support and guide teachers with new processes. School improvement tools will be bundled electronically for participants to enable immediate implementation in your unique school setting. The session content is in alignment with the Ohio Improvement Process for districts in Moderate D-F Support status. Target audience: principals, instructional coaches, teacher-leaders, department chairs, curriculum directors, testing coordinators.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 11/9/2016

New
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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 11/16/2016

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 614.542.4111.

43. Disrupting Inequity: Educational Leadership Lunch Bunch

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/2/2016

Despite decades of effort, public education still struggles with inequity. Learn how educators can address the barriers that create opportunity gaps for students on the basis of their socioeconomic level, race, ethnicity, and gender. Examine areas where equity is a challenge, such as financial resources, teacher quality, technology instruction, and access to a challenging curriculum. How can we confront the forces that keep economic and racial segregation in place? How can schools ensure fair, unbiased, and effective discipline practices? How can they bring traditionally marginalized families and students into the conversation? How can they create socially integrated climates within schools? How are schools and individual educators challenging inequity and rethinking assumptions about poverty, race, and gender? 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/7/2016

New
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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/14/2016

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 614.542.4111.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/11/2017

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 sandy.denney@escco.org or 614.542.4111.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/25/2017

New
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.

48. The Global-Ready Graduate: Educational Leadership Lunch Bunch

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/27/2017

What does it mean to live and work across many cultures, many time zones, and many technologies? Our students are certain to find out! Explore how we can help students develop the global competencies they will need for active, responsible citizenship in an increasingly interconnected world. What helps students understand multiple perspectives on history and world events? How are they learning to collaborate and communicate? Share your innovative language instruction programs, STEM classes, and arts curriculums that further career success, inform civic engagement, and promote flexible thinking, creativity, and problem solving. How are schools educating students about global problems? Are we teaching students how to cope with continuous and rapid change? Are we teaching them to be ethical citizens? 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/22/2017

New
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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/22/2017

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 sandy.denney@escco.org or 614.542.4111.

51. Disciplinary Literacy: Educational Leadership Lunch Bunch

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/24/2017

John Locke said that reading furnishes only the materials of knowledge: "It is thinking that makes what we read ours." No matter what the discipline, students need to be able to think and write about the material they read so it becomes their own. Across the curriculum, teachers are looking for better ways to develop these reading, writing, and thinking skills. Review strategies teachers use to support students who struggle with reading, to find relevant academic texts, and to incorporate writing activities to enhance learning. How can we teach students to tackle complex texts and develop skills like locating textual evidence, evaluating arguments, and synthesizing information from print and digital sources? How does the application of these skills vary for different disciplines? 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. Facilitated by Literacy Specialist, Rachel Lang.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/8/2017

New
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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/15/2017

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 sandy.denney@escco.org or 614.542.4111.

54. Getting Personalization Right: Educational Leadership Lunch Bunch

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/17/2017

"Have it your way" may be a catchy slogan, but how does it work in education? This issue will delve into the various ways educators define student-centered learning and what it looks like in schools. Articles will explore differentiation, project-based learning, "school of one," and customized learning using computers. To what extent is personalization possible in a standards-oriented education environment? How can technology best aid student-centered learning? Share how you've seen personalization done well-and not so well. We're interested in what the research says about the benefits of student-centered learning as well as stories of schools that have reimagined their instruction, schedules, and structures to give students more choice. 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.

55. 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 sandy.denney@escco.org or 614.542.4111.

56. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/26/2017

New
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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/10/2017

New
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.

59. Lifting School Leaders: Educational Leadership Lunch Bunch

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/12/2017

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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/16/2017

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 sandy.denney@escco.org or 614.542.4111.