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1. Helping Students with Stress Management

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/12/2016

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

2. Early Alert System- Seamless Integration of RTI and College Success Monitoring Practices Webinar

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/12/2016

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There is a unique set of challenges for schools focusing on Early College Strategies such as academic underperformance and poor motivation. The webinar will describe how RTI can help to address those chronic concerns while integrating systems of alerts to the college environment. The presenters will provide guidance regarding:
• How intervention resources can be allocated across several levels, or Tiers, to provide more efficient and targeted assistance to struggling students
• How to establish a strong Problem-Solving Team that includes your college advisor to provide appropriate interventions for students with intensive needs
• The importance of building understanding and support among the high school and college faculty to serve as classroom RTI "˜first responders' The presenters will conclude with several examples of successful RTI/Early Alert Systems.

3. Math Instruction for Struggling Students - Grades K-5

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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/14/2016

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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.

5. Singapore Math - Strategies for Word Problems (p.m. session)

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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/14/2016

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This testing is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. The test will be taken on a computer. Testing time is 2 1/2 hours. The test consists of 90 multiple choice questions in reading, mathematics and writing. The cost is a non-refundable fee of $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.

7. Research and Resources to Support Ohio's K-5 Math Standards: A Day with Carl Jones

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/15/2016

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Join Ohio Mathematics guru, Carl Jones as he shares the latest research of Dr. Michael Battista of Ohio State, and others about what we now know about the stages of learning, thinking, and mathematical sophistication in a student's development of mathematics. By having an understanding of these developmental stages it allows us to more precisely diagnose the student and provide the best options to move the student forward. Learn the art of mathematical questioning to address misconceptions and gaps necessary to move students forward in their mathematical thinking. Finally, learn of resources and lessons to support Ohio's Learning Standards. Lunch on own. 1-hour Ashland Graduate credit option available for an additional $249 if combining with another 1-day workshop.

8. Mindful Connection and Compassion: Building Bridges to Help Students' Develop a Growth Mindset (note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 12/16/2016

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. The workshop location is at the Northern Lights Library, room 3, 4093 Cleveland Ave.., Columbus, OH 43224, from 9:15 a.m-4:15 p.m. Please note the library doesn't open until 9:00 a.m.

9. Responding to the New Counselor Evaluation System: Tools & Strategies for Success

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/5/2017

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.

10. "Most Likely To Succeed" Film Screening (6:00-8:00 pm at Delaware Hayes HS)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/5/2017

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"Most Likely To Succeed" is the best film ever done on the topic of school - both its past and its future. The film inspires its audiences with a sense of purpose and possibility, and is bringing school communities together in re-imagining what our students and teachers are capable of doing. After seeing this film, you'll never look at school the same way again. The ESC of Central Ohio is pleased to partner with Delaware City Schools to host this screening for educators to imagine the possibilities. This movie screening is located at Delaware Hayes HS, 289 Euclid Ave., Delaware, OH 43015-1649. Contact for Questions about the Film: Kelly Kohl, Instructional Projects Coordinator DACC, 740-201-3248 or kohlk@delawareareacc.org

11. Online HQT Language Arts/Reading Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/9/2017 to 2/19/2017

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 1/9/17-2/19/17. 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 1/5/17 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 1/6/17 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.

12. Online HQT Math Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/9/2017 to 2/19/2017

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 1/9/17-2/19/17. 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 1/5/17 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 1/6/17 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.

13. Online HQT Pedagogy Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/9/2017 to 2/19/2017

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 19/17-2/19/17. 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 1/5/17 at midnight or until course is full. Payment deadline is 1/6/17 or the course will be dropped. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins.

14. Online HQT Science Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/9/2017 to 2/19/2017

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 1/9/17-2/19/17. 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 1/5/17 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 1/6/17 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.

15. Online HQT Social Studies Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/9/2017 to 2/19/2017

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 1/9/17-2/19/17. 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 1/5/17 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 1/6/17 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.

16. STEM Pathway Development Webinar

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/12/2017

To help and assist students in their own exploration regarding the opportunities for their future in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, a pathway approach is a helpful organizational guide. This webinar will describe the approach that integrates high school, college and technical coursework. We will also assist participants in developing their own approach to implementation. Featured will be the Bodies Pathway that encourages experiences in pre-medicine and bio-mechanical engineering, Growth Pathway that encourages experiences in food sciences, health and genetics and Design that encourages experiences in mathematics and engineering.

17. 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.

18. Mastery Learning Webinar

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/23/2017

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.

19. Instructional Models for Deeper Learning - Strategies for Blended or Traditional Learning Spaces (3-day option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/24/2017 to 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. Facilitated by Otterbein University faculty, this Deeper Learning series explores three popular instructional models--Socratic Seminar (Jan. 24), Cooperative Learning (Feb. 1) and Concept Learning (Feb. 8) -- and how they can advance pedagogy in elementary, middle, and high school and support deeper learning of all students. 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. One-semester hour of Ashland graduate credit is available for an additional $249.

20. Socratic Seminar: Teaching with Talk (Deeper Learning Series - Day 1 Option - note location)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/24/2017

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. Kristin Bourdage, this Deeper Learning series explores the instructional model-- Socratic Seminar) -- Talk is a powerful tool for learning, yet holding a discussion that reflects the principles of argument, critical thinking, and productive conversation seems easy enough to do, but it is really hard to do well! This session is about improving the quality of your discussions with Socratic Seminars in both traditional and online spaces. 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.

21. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 1/25/2017

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This testing is for prospective and practicing paraprofessionals. The test will be taken on a computer. Testing time is 2 1/2 hours. The test consists of 90 multiple choice questions in reading, mathematics and writing. The cost is a non-refundable fee of $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.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. 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.

26. 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.

27. Cooperative Learning: Promoting Interaction and Inclusion (Deeper Learning Series - Day 2 Option) (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.

28. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/1/2017

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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.

30. Concept Teaching: Making Meaning Matter (Deeper Learning Seires Day 2 Option-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.

31. 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.

32. 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.

33. Writer's Workshop: Getting Better Writing Series (Option 1)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/21/2017

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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. Columbus location to be announced.

34. 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.

35. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

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

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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

37. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 2/28/2017

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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. Columbus location-to be announced.

39. Creative Writing and Research: Getting Better Writing Series (Option 3)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/9/2017

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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. Columbus location-to be announced.

40. Assessment and Grading: Getting Better Writing Series (Option 4)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 3/16/2017

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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. Columbus location-to be announced.

41. 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.

42. 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.

43. 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.

44. 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.

45. 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.

46. 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.

47. 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.