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1. Apple Education Trainer

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/19/2017 to 1/20/2017

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Join us at the ESC of Central Ohio on January 19 & 20 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 January 10. Seating is limited to 20, and ESCCO's Member Districts receive priority registration.

2. Mastery Learning Webinar

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/23/2017

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In early college environments, it is essential that each student has the pre-requisite skill and knowledge to access college level coursework. This webinar will describe the implementation of student mastery systems to accelerate student learning for early college environments.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/25/2017

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

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/25/2017

This testing is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. The test will be taken on a computer. Testing time is 2 1/2 hours. The test consists of 90 multiple choice questions in reading, mathematics and writing. The cost is a non-refundable fee of $55. This must be paid before testing. Note: if you have two years of college you do not need to take the exam. Questions? Contact tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

5. STEMtastic Strategies for implementation of Early College STEM Programs Webinar

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/26/2017

There are four basic implementations of STEM schools across the United States. In this webinar, we will look at the four implementation categories, specific school examples and the strategies that are most important for the success of each. We will examine each according to the following constructs: leadership as the driver for change, building professional capacity among staff, partnership development (higher education, community interest, economic drivers), student centered learning climate and instructional guidance and matriculation.

6. 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? Facilitated by Christine Galvin, Director of College and Career Success. 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.

7. Organizational Structures and Strategies that Promote Problem-Based Learning Environments Webinar

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/30/2017

Implementation of problem-based learning requires leaders to look out for potential barriers that decrease or diminish the overall effectiveness of the strategy. This webinar will focus on the opportunities to establish gateway structures that encourage the development of robust context rich problem based learning environments.

8. 4Cs Institute: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity & Critical Thinking (3-Day Option - note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/1/2017 to 3/22/2017

This 3-day institute introduces the "4Cs" and supports teachers' efforts to integrate the 4Cs in their own practice. Each day, the Top 5 strategies for cultivating the targeted 4C will be shared and teachers will participate in active learning experiences modeled by Otterbein professors that are grounded in research and theory. The afternoon will allow teachers to collaborate in small professional learning communities to create 4C Curriculum. February 1: Communication & Collaboration; February 22: Creativity; March 22: Critical Thinking. All sessions held at Otterbein University Campus Center, 100 Home St., Westerville, OH 43081 Rooms 1 & 2. 1-hour Otterbein graduate credit option available for an additional fee of $200. Lunch is provided.

9. Cooperative Learning: Promoting Interaction and Inclusion - Deeper Learning Series (note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/1/2017

Instructional models have long been recognized as an effective method for facilitating deeper learning across the grade-levels and academic content areas. The transformation with new research and emerging digital tools make them unparalleled approaches for reaching today's learners in face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments. Facilitated by Otterbein University faculty Dr. Dee Knoblauch, this Deeper Learning series explores the instructional models- Cooperative Learning. Not all group work and projects relate to cooperative and team-based learning, but using the principles and tools of cooperative learning make group work stronger. Participating teachers will walk away with new tools for their teaching "toolkit" and a greater understanding of how they are used in face-to-face and online learning contexts. This active learning experience is grounded in the research and theories on contemporary teaching and teaching with technology. Take part in professional learning that focuses on what it takes to be a strategic designer of deeper learning. Build connections with other educators, revitalize your teaching, and extend your success when strategically teaching with instructional models.

10. Cultivating Communication & Collaboration: 4Cs Institute (Day 1 Option - note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/1/2017

Learn the Top 5 strategies for cultivating productive collaboration during team work and stronger, more reasoned communication during small and large group discussions. Teachers will participate in active learning experiences grounded in research and theory. The afternoon will allow teachers to collaborate in small professional learning communities to build critical thinking into their curriculum. Instructor is Otterbein Professor, Dr. Kristin Bourdage Reninger, former language arts teacher, researcher of classroom discussions, and instructional coach of literacy practices. This session is held at Otterbein University Campus Center, 100 Home St., Westerville, OH 43081 Rooms 1 & 2. 1-hour Otterbein graduate credit option available for an additional fee of $200 if attending this session and either the Feb. 22 (Creativity) OR Mar. 22 (Critical Thinking) sessions. Lunch is provided.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/1/2017

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

12. Concept Teaching: Making Meaning Matter - Deeper Learning Series (note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/8/2017

Instructional models have long been recognized as an effective method for facilitating deeper learning across the grade-levels and academic content areas. The transformation with new research and emerging digital tools make them unparalleled approaches for reaching today's learners in face-to-face, blended, and online learning environments. This session of the Deeper Learning series explores the instructional model --- Concept Teaching. Facilitated by Otterbein Faculty member Dr. Clare Kilbane, this instructional model is about supporting students' critical and high-level thinking as they acquire understanding of concepts and big ideas in curriculum. Participating teachers will walk away with new tools for their teaching "toolkit" and a greater understanding of how it is used in face-to-face and online learning contexts. This active learning experience is grounded in the research and theories on contemporary teaching and teaching with technology. Take part in professional learning that focuses on what it takes to be a strategic designer of deeper learning. Build connections with other educators, revitalize your teaching, and extend your success when strategically teaching with instructional models.

13. PBL 101 Academy - Blended Learning Option

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/8/2017 to 3/22/2017

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 2/8, 2/22, 3/8 and 3/22. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/21/2017 to 2/23/2017

Project Based Learning (PBL), is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working through a process of sustained inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. This interactive three-day workshop led by a Buck Institute for Education (BIE)-certified workshop facilitator has three basic parts: Project Design, Assessment, and Management. It is designed to teach the basics of PBL through exemplifying the experience of a project, video analysis of best classroom practice, exploration of PBL tools and project libraries, and development of a project with opportunities for critique & revision. By the end of this workshop, participants will have designed a project for use in their own classroom and will have a better understanding of: 1) The difference between PBL and "doing projects" 2) The need to provide students with opportunities to practice 21st century competencies balanced with learning significant content; and 3) How to manage a project in the classroom. The third day of the workshop is purposefully designed to provide participants with time to gain the knowledge and skills to help them plan their project while allowing time for additional research, refinement, gathering of resources, assessment alignment, and peer review before finalizing their high-quality PBL. Ashland graduate credit is available for an additional $249. Lunch is on own. Training dates are 2/21/17, 2/22/17 & 2/23/17.

15. Writer's Workshop: Getting Better Writing Series (Option 1) (Note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/21/2017

A common complaint from teachers is that students often struggle to provide one another feedback that is actionable and relevant. This workshop will provide models for building students' critical feedback skills and engaging them in a meaningful revision process that is student-centered. In order to participate in this workshop, participants should plan to share a short piece of their own writing (less than one page). We will be walking through the Writer's Workshop process together. Facilitated by Brandi Lust. Location: Ashland University, 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43229.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/22/2017

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

17. Cultivating Creative Thinking: 4Cs Institute (Day 2 Option - note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/22/2017

Learn the Top 5 strategies for cultivating creativity. Teachers will participate in active learning experiences grounded in research and theory. The afternoon will allow teachers to collaborate in small professional learning communities to build creativity into their curriculum. Instructor is Otterbein Professor, Dr. Dee Knoblauch, researcher of creativity in the classroom, educational psychologist, and former high school teacher. This session is held at Otterbein University Campus Center, 100 Home St., Westerville, OH 43081 Rooms 1 & 2. 1-hour Otterbein graduate credit option available for an additional fee of $200 if attending this session and either the February 1 (Communication & Collaboration) OR March 22 (Critical Thinking) sessions. Lunch is provided.

18. 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 tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

19. Diploma Planning Institute - Ohio's First State Conference

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/23/2017 to 2/24/2017

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

20. Learning with Focus: Elements of Effective Instruction (note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Central and Southern Ohio teachers and administrators

Dates: 2/24/2017

Join 2017 Ohio Teacher of the Year Mr. Dustin Weaver for professional development around effective instructional strategies that result in improved student learning. Discussions will be focused around Mike Schmoker's latest book, Leading with Focus: Elevating the Essentials for School and District Improvement. Registration includes: -presentation by Ohio Teacher of the Year -facilitation of instructional concepts in book and discussion -classroom observations (elementary and high school) -copy of the book -lunch on your own Audience | Central and Southern Ohio teachers and administrators Registration Fee |$99. per person or $89 per person if three or more from the same district attends. Registration includes book. Questions? Contact Kim.Halley@escco.org Presented by Chillicothe City Schools and ESC of Central Ohio. Location: Mt. Logan Elementary, 841 E. Main St., Chillicothe, OH 45601

21. 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.

22. Argument, Literary Analysis, and Developing a Thesis: Getting Better Writing Series (Option 2) (note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/28/2017

One of the key skills for writing better argumentative and literary analysis essays is the critical thinking required to form one's own unique perspectives based upon evidence. This workshop will model engaging strategies for developing these necessary skills in students through using images as a scaffolding tool for analyzing texts. Participants will leave with specific techniques and lessons that can be implemented in the classroom frequently with positive results. Facilitated by Brandi Lust. Location: Ashland University, 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43229.

23. Online HQT Language Arts/Reading Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/6/2017 to 4/16/2017

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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 3/6/17-4/16/17. A certificate of completion for 45 contact hours in content will be available within a week after course completion. An optional 3-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $747. Contact Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 3/2/17 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 3/3/17 or the course will be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins.

24. Online HQT Math Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/6/2017 to 4/16/2017

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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 3/6/17-4/16/17. A certificate of completion for 45 contact hours in content will be available within a week after course completion. An optional 3-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $747. Contact Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 3/2/17 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 3/3/17 or the course will be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins.

25. Online HQT Pedagogy Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/6/2017 to 4/16/2017

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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 3/6/17-4/16/17. A certificate of completion for 45 content hours in pedagogy will be available within a week after course completion. An additional 3-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $747. Contact Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 3/2/17 at midnight or until course is full. Payment deadline is 3/3/17 or the course will be dropped. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins.

26. Online HQT Science Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/6/2017 to 4/16/2017

New
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 3/6/17-4/16/17. A certificate of completion for 45 contact hours in content will be available within a week after course completion. An optional 3-hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $747. Contact Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 3/2/17 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 3/3/17 or the course will be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins.

27. Online HQT Social Studies Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/6/2017 to 4/16/2017

New
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 3/6/17-4/16/17. A certificate of completion for 45 contact hours in content will be available within a week after completion. An optional 3-semester hour Ashland University credit option is available for an additional $747. Contact Sandy.Denney@escco.org or by phone at 614.542.4111 for further information. Registration deadline is 3/2/17 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 3/3/17 or the course will be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins.
Effective critique practices lead to higher quality work that lead to greater student achievement. In the Yellow Springs Public School district, teachers have studied, developed, and experimented with various critique practices as part of our implementation of high quality PBL practices. This workshop focuses on effective critique practices to improve the quality of student work and deeper understanding of content. To best learn this strategy, participants will critique their own work and should come prepared with a draft project plan.

29. Responding to the New Counselor Evaluation System

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/8/2017

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School counselors play an instrumental role in school districts throughout Ohio by helping guide students toward success in education and their future careers. In response to changes in state law, Ohio created a standards-based evaluation policy for school counselors that provides them with useful feedback and support as they grow and learn professionally. During this session, participants will dig deeper into the counselor rubric and receive tools and resources for each of the six standards. Best practices will be shared and participants will be able to network with other counselors/principals to address challenges with the new system.

30. Creative Writing and Research: Getting Better Writing Series (Option 3) (note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/9/2017

While teachers know creative writing is often where students are most engaged in the curriculum, it is also piece that frequently gets shorthanded because of the rigor of, or urgency for, other necessary writing skills. In this workshop, we will explore a model of creative writing that is rigorous, engaging, and incorporates research. Participants will leave this workshop with a toolbox of ideas for bringing creative writing and research into the curriculum through any content area. Facilitated by Brandi Lust. Location: Ashland University, 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43229.

31. 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 tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

32. Assessment and Grading: Getting Better Writing Series (Option 4) (note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/16/2017

Teachers spend a tremendous amount of time giving feedback on writing and grading essays; at the same time, if students don't reflect on the feedback given, that time is wasted. This workshop will focus on decreasing grading time while enhancing useable feedback and student reflection. Teachers will leave with specific strategies and resources, along with a transformed view of grading practices. Facilitated by Brandi Lust. Ashland University, 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., Columbus, OH 43229.

33. 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.

34. Cultivating Critical Thinking - 4Cs Institute (Day 3 Option - note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/22/2017

Learn the Top 5 strategies for cultivating critical thinking. Teachers will participate in active learning experiences grounded in research and theory. The afternoon will allow teachers to collaborate in small professional learning communities to build critical thinking into their curriculum. Instructor is Otterbein Professor, Dr. Clare Kilbane, former teacher, researcher of 21st technologies, and co-author of Teaching Models: Designing Instruction for 21st Century Learners. This session is held at Otterbein University Campus Center, 100 Home St., Westerville, OH 43081 Rooms 1 & 2. 1-hour Otterbein graduate credit option available for an additional fee of $200 if attending this session and at least one other session on Feb. 1 (Collaboration & Communication) OR February 22 (Creativity). Lunch is provided.

35. "Miss Representation" Film Screening - Equity Series 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/6/2017

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

36. "The Mask You Live In" Film Screening - Equity Series 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/6/2017

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

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/19/2017

This testing is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. The test will be taken on a computer. Testing time is 2 1/2 hours. The test consists of 90 multiple choice questions in reading, mathematics and writing. The cost is a non-refundable fee of $55. This must be paid before testing. Note: if you have two years of college you do not need to take the exam. Questions? Contact tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

38. 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.

39. "The Mask You Live In" Film Screening - Equity Series 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/25/2017

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

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/25/2017

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

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/26/2017

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

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/10/2017

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

43. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 5/16/2017

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

45. 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 tom.reed@escco.org or 614.542.4120.

46. PBL Ohio Institute - SAVE the DATE

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

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

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PBL 101 PBL 201 PBL Leadership Academy PBL Coaching Academy Special Keynote Speaker: Ron Berger Go to www.PBLOhio.com for registration details