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1. ESCCO Instructional Coaching Network: Deepening Our Practices

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Central Ohio Instructional Coaches

Dates: 8/31/2023 to 3/1/2024

Join other Central Ohio Instructional Coaches during the 2023-2024 school year as we connect and consider how to Deepen our Practices in support of adult learners for the purpose of positively impacting student learning. We plan to meet monthly from 2-3:30pm to learn together, share our experiences around defined coaching topics and have the opportunity to network with colleagues around problems of practice. Sign up now to participate with this group of change makers! Feel free to attend as many sessions as your schedule allows. Questions about the content, please contact Stephanie Warner, stephanie.warner@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

2. Algebra 1 Teacher Collaboration Cohort

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/6/2023 to 5/1/2024

Are you an Algebra 1 teacher looking for a thought partner to collaborate with throughout the school year? Join fellow Algebra 1 teachers across Ohio for a chance to brainstorm, lesson plan, and map out curriculum throughout the year. Immerse yourself in engaging instructional practices that promote critical thinking and mathematical discourse while enhancing your background knowledge of Algebraic concepts. These cohort sessions will extend throughout fall, winter, and spring. If there is enough interest, one or more of these sessions could be delivered in person. Note: Sessions are provided at no cost for participants. Questions about the content? Please contact Matthew Fannon at Matthew.Fannon@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org.

3. English Language Administrator Network (ELAN) Meetings

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: This event is open to Title III EL Consortium Members Only

Dates: 9/19/2023 to 4/16/2024

ELAN is a professional network offered to school coordinators and administrators who provide programs and services to English Learners. The network focuses on relevant topics such as compliance, resources, evidence-based strategies, data and trends. Questions about the content? Please contact Elizabeth Curtis, Elizabeth.Curtis@escco.org or Alicia Dyer, Alicia.Dyer@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time. NOTE: **This event is open to Title III EL Consortium Members Only**

4. Success Network Meetings

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/26/2023 to 5/7/2024

Welcome to the ESC of Central Ohio's Success Network, a platform dedicated to empowering, connecting, and advancing member districts with the focus on college and career success. Through a series of quarterly events held in-person through the 2023-2024 school year, we strive to create a space for professionals to share insights and collaborate on innovative programming. Join us for our network events, which will feature speakers from the field of education and business, as we explore pathways to pave the way for the achievements of the next generation. Questions about the content? Please contact Robb Gonda, Robb.Gonda@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

5. LETRS Units 1-4 Cohort #2 (NOTE: some dates are in-person, some are virtual)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/28/2023 to 5/30/2024

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LETRS provides teachers with the knowledge needed to master the fundamentals of literacy instruction. Educators will acquire fundamental skills in the areas of phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing and language. The expertise you will acquire by taking this course will be appreciated by your current and future students and colleagues. Take aways from this training are understanding the why and how of providing literacy instruction. The course facilitator will focus strongly on a theory to practice framework. Volume 1 will be divided into two semesters. During the Fall of 2023 sessions, we will learn about the Challenges of Learning to Read and The Speech Sounds in English. During our Fall 2023 sessions we will learn about Teaching Beginning Phonics and Advanced Decoding. NOTE: This course will follow a hybrid model. Participants will have the flexibility to complete the course material on their own schedule with a suggested sequence and biweekly zoom meetings to meet and discuss with other participants and the facilitator. Participants will attend a face-to-face session at the end of each unit to participate in hands-on activities and thought partner discussions. If you have questions about the content, please contact Amy Urban, amy.urban@escco.org. Questions about registration, please contact Jessica Seymour, jessica.seymour@escco.org. ONLY EMPLOYEES OF MEMBER DISTRICTS OF THE ESCCO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRAINING. SPECIAL NOTE: Participants must purchase an individual LETRS license ($399) by contacting Kimberly Manzi by email kimberly.manzi@lexialearning.com or phone 1.513.379.8613. Your license will provide you with access to the online course for 1 year and printed materials are yours to keep. You MUST use your school email when contacting or placing an order with Kimberly Manzi.

6. EL Chats

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/17/2023 to 4/23/2024

The EL chats are open zoom sessions where you can ask questions pertaining to English Learners. The meetings will be hosted by an EL Administrator and an EL Coach. Questions about the content? Please contact Alicia Dyer, Alicia.Dyer@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

7. Leadership Clarity

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 11/15/2023 to 4/17/2024

This course will focus on the key skills needed for Principals in their first five years in the position. We will discuss research-based topics that will supply insights and strategies to overcome the challenges facing school leaders. Scott Stewart will serve as the facilitator for these sessions. The structure of this course will be based on research and the latest best practices that relate to the Ohio Department of Education Principal Standards. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. No cost to participants of member districts for this event. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

8. AASA's Aspiring Superintendents Academy® for the ESC of Central Ohio

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Aspiring Superintendents

Dates: 1/9/2024 to 4/17/2024

Through a partnership between AASA and the ESC of Central Ohio, an Aspiring Superintendents Academy will be offered to educational leaders serving in districts within the ESC of Central Ohio's region. This Academy is a proven program that features experienced instructors and mentors. Participants not only gain the skills they need to become effective school district leaders, but they also have an opportunity to expand their professional networks far beyond the boundaries of their local communities and the state. Option to attend virtual meetings as well; details will be provided later. Academy curriculum covers:


• Framing the Superintendent Role: Knowing Yourself and Your Leadership Strengths and Areas for Growth

• Leading for Equity with Urgency

• Understanding Governance

• Building a Community of Support

• Balancing Leadership

• Leading Learning

Questions about the content? Please contact Wade Lucas, Wade.Lucas@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

9. Literacy Chats: The Science of Reading in Middle and High School

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/23/2024 to 4/23/2024

Let's continue to explore what the science of reading looks like for adolescents. With the recent launch of the ReadOhio Initiative, what better time to join in conversation with colleagues to discuss the science of reading.

Much discussion has circled around the younger grades when the term science of reading is mentioned, but what does this actually look like in the middle or high school grades in all content areas?

Join Adolescent Literacy Consultant Dr. Shannon Beach for a collaborative one-hour virtual conversation as she continues to work through Scarborough's Rope this spring.

Questions about the content, please contact Dr. Shannon Beach, Shannon.Beach@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

10. LETRS Volume 2: Units 5-8

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/5/2024 to 5/24/2024

LETRS Units 5-8 provides teachers with the knowledge needed to master the fundamentals of literacy instruction. Educators will acquire knowledge in the areas of vocabulary, comprehension, writing and language. The expertise you will acquire by taking this course will be appreciated by your current and future students and colleagues.

Take aways from this training are understanding the why and how of providing literacy instruction. The course facilitator will focus strongly on a theory to practice framework.

Volume 2 will be divided into two semesters. During the Spring 2024 sessions, we will learn about Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension. During our Fall 2024 sessions we will learn about text driven comprehension, Instruction and the reading-writing connection.

NOTE: This course will follow a hybrid model. Participants will have the flexibility to complete the course material on their own schedule with a suggested sequence and biweekly zoom meetings to meet and discuss with other participants and the facilitator. Participants will attend a face-to-face session at the end of each unit to participate in hands-on activities and thought partner discussions.

ONLY EMPLOYEES OF MEMBER DISTRICTS OF THE ESCCO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRAINING ONLY Participants that have completed previous LETRS Volumes can take this course.

SPECIAL NOTE: Participants must purchase an individual LETRS license ($399) by contacting Kimberly Manzi by email kimberly.manzi@lexialearning.com or phone 1.513.379.8613. Your license will provide you with access to the online course for 1 year and printed materials are yours to keep. You MUST use your school email when contacting or placing an order with Kimberly.

If you have questions about the content, please contact Amy Urban, amy.urban@escco.org. Questions about registration, please contact Jessica Seymour, jessica.seymour@escco.org.

11. Book Chat: What the Science of Reading Says about Reading Comprehension and Content Knowledge

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/6/2024 to 5/21/2024

Please join the ESC of Central Ohio's Foundational Literacy Specialist Amy Urban, for a 5-week book chat around Jennifer Jump and Robin D. Johnson's book, What the Science of Reading Says about Reading Comprehension and Content Knowledge.

We know what The Science of Reading research says about how our students learn to read, but what does that look like in the classroom? How can we take research and turn it into action?

Questions about the content? Please contact Amy Urban, Amy.Urban@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

12. Parapro Assessment Testing - COLUMBUS CITY ONLY

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Student Services

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/27/2024

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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 $75. This must be paid before testing. Note: if you have two years of college you do not need to take the exam. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

13. Parapro Assessment Testing - COLUMBUS CITY ONLY

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Student Services

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 2/27/2024

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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 $75. This must be paid before testing. Note: if you have two years of college you do not need to take the exam. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

14. 2024 NWEA Ohio Leadership Summit: Responsive Instructional Planning with MAP Assessment Data

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/28/2024

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Join us to collaborate, learn, and network with other NWEA partners from across Ohio!

This year's summit:

*Is an opportunity for small teams of school and district leaders to analyze MAP assessment data and collaboratively engage in practical application strategies.

*Will include coaching on using the MAP Growth Learning Continuum, support with understanding MAP Reading Fluency data and its triangulation with MAP Growth data, as well as large blocks of hands-on time where you will work in teams to use your data alongside ODE standards focus and OST blueprint documents to design responsive learning cycles.

Questions about the content, please contact Stephanie Warner, stephanie.warner@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Continental breakfast, coffee, and box lunch included.

PLEASE BRING YOUR FULLY CHARGED LAPTOP COMPUTERS WITH YOU.

Join Science and STEM Specialist, Rob Niedermeyer, and fellow educators for a series of monthly, one-hour virtual sessions that dive into various STEM themed topics. Each session will include discussions, demonstrations, time to interact with your peers, and Q&A with the session lead. Participants will leave with new perspectives and some resources to expand their thinking. Participants may choose to schedule time with facilitators for continued on-site conversations related to these sessions. Sessions are provided at no cost. Central Ohio is quickly becoming a hub for innovation. Unfortunately, industry and K-12 education often lack insight into one another's needs. In this session, educators will learn how to bring industry into their classroom for more than guest speakers. Since partnerships are mutually beneficial, educators will also learn ways to adjust their practices to help meet the needs of industry partners. Guests Jama Cobb, ESCCO Work Based Learning Coordinator, and Sandy Guinto, OSLN STEM Relationship Manager, will join us to discuss how their programs are giving teachers opportunities to visit industry sites and bring that learning back to the classroom. Questions about the content, please contact Rob Niedermeyer, robert.niedermeyer@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

16. Identifying and Nurturing Creative Thinkers as Readers and Writers

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Identifying and serving gifted students in a literacy classroom

Dates: 3/7/2024

How do we identify and serve Creative Thinkers? This event will explain the state requirements for identifying and serving students with creative thinking ability.

* Teachers will learn characteristics of these students and how to nurture their abilities to bring out their creativity.
* Carmen Tarbill will cover the identification process and service options.
* Rachel Daniels will discuss what that looks like in a literacy classroom.
* Teachers will have an option to purchase a copy of Creating Strong Kids Through Writing by Deborah S. Delisle and James R. Delisle, Ph.D.
*Lunch is on your own.
*Attendees will earn 6 contact hours that will qualify as gifted professional development.

Questions about the content, please contact Rachel Lang Daniels, Rachel.Daniels@escco.org or Carmen Tarbill, Carmen.Tarbill@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

17. Instructional Coaching Book Study: The PD Book by Elena Aguilar

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/7/2024 to 5/2/2024

Attention Instructional Coaches and Coaching Champions. Come join us here at the ESC of Central Ohio to continue learning alongside colleagues in a 3-part, in-person series on Elena Aguilar's newest resource: The PD Book. We will engage in conversations around the learning from the book, as well as other coaching topics that may arise from the group as we continue to network across Ohio.

This is exclusively for those registered for our ESCCO Instructional Coaching Network and registration will be limited to 30 people. **Please note that this is the SAME book study from Spring 2023.

Questions about the content, please contact Stephanie Warner, stephanie.warner@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

18. Grading for Equity Book Study

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/11/2024 to 4/29/2024

To support Ohio educators' work to create learning environments that ensure the success of every student, the Ohio Department of Education & Workforce has partnered with regional Educational Service Centers and KnowledgeWorks to create the Ohio Personalized Learning Network. Ohio's network provides multiple professional learning pathways to help Ohio educators personalize learning for each student.

This book study will leverage resources and scenarios from the book "Grading for Equity” by Joe Feldman to analyze common contemporary grading practices to shape an equitable grading philosophy that supports mastery learning. NOTE: Participants will provide a copy of their own book.

Participants will meet via Zoom for five one-hour sessions as outlined below. Work outside of class will include required reading and completion of activities. 15 contact hours or 1 graduate credit through Ashland University are available.

Facilitators: Christina Grady-Watts, ESC of Central Ohio; Jake Miller, ESC of Western Reserve & Summit County ESC; and Liz Wolfe-Eberly, Montgomery County ESC.

Questions about the content, please contact Christna Grady-Watts, christina.gradywatts@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

19. Discovering Flight: Learning with NAHF

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/13/2024

Join ESC of Central Ohio Science and STEM Specialist, Rob Niedermeyer, the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF), and Think TV to learn about your new Aviation STEM kit.

The kits from the National Aviation Hall of Fame were developed with the educational experts at Think TV PBS and are designed to empower educators and inspire students to understand and appreciate the history and wonder of aviation.

All kits include cross-curricular lessons, and the materials needed to complete each activity.

This session will include a brief overview of the program, the basic format of each kit, examples of how to incorporate the lessons into your class, and time for Q&A with the developers.

Participants will receive one contact hour after the event. This session is provided at no cost.

Questions about the content, please contact Rob Niedermeyer, robert.niedermeyer@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

20. PBL Power Hour

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/14/2024

PBL Power Hour is a monthly virtual gathering tailored for educators engaged in Problem-Based /Project-Based Learning (PBL).

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a novice exploring PBL, this event provides a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded teachers. The session offers a casual and loosely structured environment where participants can share their PBL project ideas, engage in discussions, and receive valuable feedback from fellow educators.

Join PBL Power Hour to foster a collaborative community and enhance your PBL teaching experience.

Questions about the content, please contact Christna Grady-Watts, christina.gradywatts@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

21. Parapro Assessment Testing

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Student Services

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/22/2024

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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 $75. This must be paid before testing. Note: if you have two years of college you do not need to take the exam. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

22. Parapro Assessment Testing

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Student Services

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 3/22/2024

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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 $75. This must be paid before testing. Note: if you have two years of college you do not need to take the exam. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

23. PBL Power Hour

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/11/2024

PBL Power Hour is a monthly virtual gathering tailored for educators engaged in Problem-Based /Project-Based Learning (PBL).

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a novice exploring PBL, this event provides a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded teachers. The session offers a casual and loosely structured environment where participants can share their PBL project ideas, engage in discussions, and receive valuable feedback from fellow educators.

Join PBL Power Hour to foster a collaborative community and enhance your PBL teaching experience.

Questions about the content, please contact Christna Grady-Watts, christina.gradywatts@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

24. STEM Chats Planting the seeds of STEM; The importance of science education in the elementary classroom.

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/24/2024

Join Science and STEM Specialist, Rob Niedermeyer, and fellow educators for a series of monthly, one-hour virtual sessions that dive into various STEM themed topics. Each session will include discussions, demonstrations, time to interact with your peers, and Q&A with the session lead. Participants will leave with new perspectives and some resources to expand their thinking. Participants may choose to schedule time with facilitators for continued on-site conversations related to these sessions. Sessions are provided at no cost. At the elementary level, science education takes a back seat to reading and mathematics. These foundational skills are essential for student success in the future, but so are the questioning and inquiry skills taught through the scientific method. As Ohio becomes a hub for innovation, science instruction cannot be put on pause until upper elementary school. In this session participants will learn about equitable access to science instruction, and how to create more opportunities for scientific inquiry while still meeting the time constraints of their classroom. Questions about the content, please contact Rob Niedermeyer, robert.niedermeyer@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

25. PBL Power Hour

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/9/2024

PBL Power Hour is a monthly virtual gathering tailored for educators engaged in Problem-Based /Project-Based Learning (PBL).

Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a novice exploring PBL, this event provides a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded teachers. The session offers a casual and loosely structured environment where participants can share their PBL project ideas, engage in discussions, and receive valuable feedback from fellow educators.

Join PBL Power Hour to foster a collaborative community and enhance your PBL teaching experience.

Questions about the content, please contact Christna Grady-Watts, christina.gradywatts@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

26. Parapro Assessment Testing

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Student Services

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/10/2024

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 $75. This must be paid before testing. Note: if you have two years of college you do not need to take the exam. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

27. Parapro Assessment Testing

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Student Services

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 5/10/2024

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 $75. This must be paid before testing. Note: if you have two years of college you do not need to take the exam. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

28. Summer Gifted Institute 2024 (Day 1 June 3)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/3/2024

Emily Kircher-Morris, Neurodiversity Podcast host, will be facilitating professional development focusing on twice exceptional students.

Topics presented will include support for underserved populations and talent development within your district and schools.

This professional development will meet the required annual fifteen hours of gifted PD for staff who provide district gifted services and for those needing additional gifted PD hours.

Coffee, water and a boxed lunch are provided.

Questions about the content, please contact Marge Mulcahy, marge.mulcahy@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
**THE TRAINING IS FOR MEMBER DISTRICTS ONLY** The Orton-Gillingham approach is a structured, systematic, multisensory, and diagnostic-prescriptive approach for teaching language skills (including reading, spelling, and handwriting) to students with dyslexia. This 10-day course will prepare educators to implement high-quality reading instruction that aligns with reading science successfully. 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. This 60-hour introductory course will introduce participants to the basics of the Orton-Gillingham approach. Completing this course and a supervised practicum (to be contracted individually with instructors, cost not included) prepares participants for the associate level of the Orton-Gillingham Academy application process for certification.
ASHLAND CREDIT (Optional): 4-semester hours of Ashland Credit is available to purchase. (2 semester hours each week at $498 each week).
**THERE IS A 2-WEEK WINDOW IN CASE OF CANCELLATION. IF YOU ARE CANCELLING AFTER THAT 2-WEEK WINDOW, A FEE WILL OCCUR**
Questions about the training? Contact the presenter Cyndi Schultz: CyndiSchultz80@gmail.com. Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: jinnae.buchanan@escco.org.
By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will automatically be subscribed to our monthly professional development email or any other relevant emails to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

30. Summer Gifted Institute 2024 (Day 2 June 4)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/4/2024

Emily Kircher-Morris, Neurodiversity Podcast host, will be facilitating professional development focusing on twice exceptional students.

Topics presented will include support for underserved populations and talent development within your district and schools.

This professional development will meet the required annual fifteen hours of gifted PD for staff who provide district gifted services and for those needing additional gifted PD hours.

Coffee, water and a boxed lunch are provided.

Questions about the content, please contact Marge Mulcahy, marge.mulcahy@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

31. EL Summer Institute

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/7/2024

Emily Francis is a nationally recognized English as a Second Language teacher at Concord High School in Concord, North Carolina. She serves students at various English proficiency levels. Emily is originally from Guatemala and her experience as an English Language Learner inspired her to become an EL teacher. This affords her a deep understanding of the challenges her students must overcome to succeed. Emily earned a BA in Spanish and a MAT in TESOL from UNC-Charlotte. She serves as a professional development facilitator, motivational and keynote speaker. Emily is part of UNC-Charlotte College of Education's Advisory Board. Emily served as a teacher liaison to the Cabarrus County Board of Education as a district Teacher of the Year in 2016. Emily is the author of If You Only Knew: Letters from an Immigrant Teacher.

Coffee, water and a box lunch are provided.

Questions about the content? Please contact Elizabeth Curtis, Elizabeth.Curtis@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour, Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

32. Parapro Assessment Testing

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Student Services

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 6/7/2024

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 $75. This must be paid before testing. Note: if you have two years of college you do not need to take the exam. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

33. Parapro Assessment Testing

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Student Services

Audience: Paraprofessionals

Dates: 6/7/2024

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 $75. This must be paid before testing. Note: if you have two years of college you do not need to take the exam. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email or any other emails that are relevant to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.
**THE TRAINING IS FOR MEMBER DISTRICTS ONLY** The Orton-Gillingham approach is a structured, systematic, multisensory, and diagnostic-prescriptive approach for teaching language skills (including reading, spelling, and handwriting) to students with dyslexia. This 10-day course will prepare educators to implement high-quality reading instruction that aligns with reading science successfully. 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. This 60-hour introductory course will introduce participants to the basics of the Orton-Gillingham approach. Completing this course and a supervised practicum (to be contracted individually with instructors, cost not included) prepares participants for the associate level of the Orton-Gillingham Academy application process for certification.
ASHLAND CREDIT (Optional): 4-semester hours of Ashland Credit is available to purchase. (2 semester hours each week at $498 each week).
**THERE IS A 2-WEEK WINDOW IN CASE OF CANCELLATION. IF YOU ARE CANCELLING AFTER THAT 2-WEEK WINDOW, A FEE WILL OCCUR**
Questions about the training? Contact the presenter Cyndi Schultz: CyndiSchultz80@gmail.com. Questions about registration? Contact Jinnae Buchanan: jinnae.buchanan@escco.org.
By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will automatically be subscribed to our monthly professional development email or any other relevant emails to your position. You may unsubscribe at any time.

35. Project Innovation: Cardboard, Circuits, and Code

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/20/2024 to 6/21/2024

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In this two-day course, participants will work through the design process to create physical products from cardboard. Ozobots, Makey Makey, and the Hummingbird kits will then be used to incorporate codable functionality into these cardboard creations. After the in-person session, participants will reflect on the two days, create and implement a lesson, then share their successes and struggles in a virtual gallery walk. Participants will receive the following equipment after the conclusion of the in-person portion. 2 Makey Makey Classics 2 Craft and Code Booster Kits 1 Ozobot Evo Entry Kit, 1 Ozobot Crawler 1 Hummingbird Bit Premium Kit

Questions about the content, please contact Rob Niedermeyer, robert.niedermeyer@escco.org. Questions about registration? Please contact Jessica Seymour at Jessica.Seymour@escco.org. By registering for any ESC of Central Ohio virtual or in-person events, you will be automatically subscribed to our professional development monthly email.