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1. 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

Starting Soon
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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/28/2016

Starting Soon
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.

3. 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 ways to support, nurture, and ensure the academic, intellectual, and social growth of high-achieving students. With a focus on current classroom practice, the course offers readings, resources, and instructional strategies designed to stretch high-ability students' thinking and foster their growth in learning and achievement. Course must be completed from 10/3/16-11/13/16. Registration is open until 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.

4. 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

Starting Soon
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.

5. 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

Starting Soon
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.

6. 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

Starting Soon
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.

7. 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.

8. 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

9. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/19/2016

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.

11. 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.

12. 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

13. Online HQT Language Arts/Reading Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

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

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.

14. Online HQT Math Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

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

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.

15. Online HQT Pedagogy Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

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

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.

16. Online HQT Science Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

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

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.

17. Online HQT Social Studies Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

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

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.

18. Instructional Coaching Network

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Audience: Current and aspiring instructional coaches, teacher and district leaders

Dates: 10/25/2016 to 5/16/2017

Join literacy specialist and coaching enthusiast Rachel Lang for a year of growth and improvement. Designed for instructional coaches, this series of gatherings includes readings, best practices, goal setting, and networking to enhance coaching skills such as communication, active listening, and trust building with stakeholders. Participants will receive a copy of Jim Knight's book Better Conversations as part of the registration fee and will use it to guide session discussions. Dates for this three-session series are Tuesday, October 25, Tuesday, January 24, and Tuesday, May 16. An optional one hour of graduate credit is available for an additional $249 for participants attending at least two sessions. Questions? Contact Rachel Lang at rachel.lang@escco.org.

19. 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.

20. Students Coaching Students: A Better Model for a Student-Centered Socratic Seminar

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/26/2016

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While the language of Socratic Seminar is used frequently in education, even within this popular model, conversations in class can still be teacher-focused and disengaging. Facilitated by Brandi Lust, this highly engaging learning experience will guide participants through a student-focused Socratic Seminar experience that is guaranteed to enhance discussion. Participants will with all of the strategies and tools needed to take this model directly into the classroom with success and begin designing their own Socratic Seminar. 1-hour lunch is on own. For questions about workshop content, contact Brandi Lust at lust14@gmail.com

21. 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

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.

22. 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

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.

23. Career Advising 2.0

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 11/1/2016

In this half-day session, district and school leaders will:



• Learn from an OSU representative about how to best assist students in navigating the college application process



• Master ways to effectively identify at risk students



• Hear the Columbus Chamber of Commerce describe how course handbooks can support regionally relevant career pathways Topics will also include practical ways to meet the parental involvement component, streamlining tracking requirements, and aligning student success plans to transition plans. Participants will leave equipped with tools and processes to lead effective work around all Career Advising ORC requirements to meet the requirements of Standard Six of the new Ohio School Counselor Evaluation Model. Workshop Content Questions For more information about the content of these workshops, contact Christine Galvin at Christine.Galvin@escco.org Workshop Registration Questions Please contact Sandy Denney at Sandy.Denney@escco.org or 614.542.4111.

24. Arts Assessment Literacy

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 11/2/2016

Research indicates that many arts teachers feel ill-prepared to develop arts assessments and that they also work in isolation to find, tweak, and improve their assessments. The purpose of this session is to better understand:

• The connection between standards, instruction, and assessment

• Webb's Depth of Knowledge

• Validity, reliability, and bias

• Assessment blueprints

• Item creation

• Performance assessments

• Rubrics

An added bonus is a free suite of K-12 assessments available at www.bfk.org/ohioarts. Created by the Ohio Arts Assessment Collaborative (OAAC), a consortium of Ohio school districts, the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education, Battelle for Kids, and the Ohio State University these sample assessments are free, aligned to Ohio's standards, field-tested by real teachers, and accompanied by professional learning resources.

In preparation for the training:
1. Make sure you have an account for Battelle for Kids portal. You will need your Educator ID Number to create one. Click here to find your ID via ODE.
2. Please review the assessments applicable to your grade/subject area(s)
3. Bring a device and an open-mind on the day of the training!

Facilitated by Lindsey Blackburn. Lunch is on your own.

25. PBL 101 Academy - Blended Learning Option

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 11/2/2016 to 12/14/2016

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 11/2, 11/16, 11/30 and 12/14. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 11/9/2016

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.

27. Writer's Workshop: Practices for Enhancing Student Ownership and Getting Better Writing

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 11/9/2016

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A common complaint from teachers is that students often struggle to provide one another feedback that is actionable and relevant. Facilitated by Brandi Lust, this workshop will provide models for building students' critical feedback skills and engaging them in a meaningful revision process that is student-centered. To actively participate in this workshop, participants should plan to share 2 short pieces of their own personal writing (less than one page). We will be walking through the Writer's Workshop process together. Lunch is on own. For workshop content questions, contact Brandi Lust at lust14@gmail.com

28. 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.

29. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/7/2016

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. Understanding Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) (note workshop location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/8/2016

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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.

32. Specially-Designed Math Instruction for Students in Grades K-5 (a.m. session) (note workshop location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/13/2016

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Students who struggle with math calculations or math reasoning usually require alternative instructional methods that address underlying difficulties with memory, sequencing, discrimination, attention, organization, language, or directional/spatial skills. This presentation will provide an overview of these problems and alternative instructional methods and materials to teach basic facts and concepts, place value, algorithms, fractions, decimals, money, time, measurement, and word problems. Materials demonstrated will include Base Ten Blocks, Cuisenaire Rods, math balances, fraction squares and strips, geo-boards, and Semple Math. 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.

33. TouchMath - Strategies for Computation (p.m. session) (note workshop location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/13/2016

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TouchMath is a systematic approach for helping students who struggle with fact retrieval and basic computation of addition, subtraction, and multiplication and division algorithms. The techniques and materials can be easily incorporated into general education settings as a Tier 1 or 2 interventions. Materials and techniques are also available which address money and time. 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.

34. TouchMath - Strategies for Computation (a.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/14/2016

New
TouchMath is a systematic approach for helping students who struggle with fact retrieval and basic computation of addition, subtraction, and multiplication and division algorithms. The techniques and materials can be easily incorporated into general education settings as a Tier 1 or 2 interventions. Materials and techniques are also available which address money and time. 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.

35. Singapore Math - Strategies for Word Problems (p.m. session) (note workshop location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/14/2016

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Singapore Math is a systematic approach for helping students solve "word problems", using a "model building" approach that requires students to draw rectangular boxes to represent part-whole relationships and math values in the math problems. This technique of model building is a visual way of picturing a situation. By drawing such boxes/blocks, students can visualize the math problems more clearly and are able to make tacit knowledge explicit. 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.

36. 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.

37. Mindful Connection and Compassion: Building Bridges to Help Students' Develop a Growth Mindset

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/16/2016

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Educational communities today are aware that students' mindsets are a key factor to growth. Recently, "Education Week" Research Center shared teacher survey results, 98% believed that "growth mindset has great potential for teaching and learning." So how do we go about building these mindsets in meaningful ways? In the same survey, 92% of teachers agreed that social and emotional learning, climate, and feeling a sense of belonging were associated with students' ability to develop a growth mindset. And 51% of teachers said the most significant challenge faced in trying to foster a growth mindset is connecting with struggling, apathetic and resistant students Teachers know intuitively that the quality of the community we build is extremely important. At the same time, they admit that connecting with students in order to build this community is the number one challenge. Join expert, Brandi Lust, as she engage participants in how mindfulness can be a tool for building connected and compassionate community, which in turn can help teachers to build the bridges necessary to help students' develop mindsets needed to learn. This will include training on mindful listening and addressing implicit bias among other resources.

38. 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.

39. Apple Education Trainer

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

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

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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/25/2017

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.

41. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/22/2017

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. 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.

44. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/8/2017

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.

46. 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.

47. 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.

48. 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.

49. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 4/26/2017

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.

51. 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.

52. 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.

53. 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.