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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/29/2016

Starting Today
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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/29/2016

Starting Today
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.

3. STACK Summer Institute

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/11/2016 to 7/15/2016

The ESCCO, in collaboration with its partners at the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) have developed a comprehensive, interactive training designed to give professionals hands-on instruction to enhance their ability to plan for and serve students with autism spectrum disorders. The workshop is a comprehensive five-day training designed to give participants the opportunity to receive training and practice on the use of assessment tools such as UCC (Underlying Characteristics Checklist) and ISSI (Individual Strengths and Skills Inventory). Participants will be able to observe STACK classrooms as well as interact with STACK students and prepare materials for student use. A parent panel, collaborative use of OCALI's Autism Internet Modules and follow up webinars and wiki with resources will also be available. Registration and payment deadline July 7, 2016 or until workshop is full. The first 30 applicants will be accepted. Training questions? Contact: Brooke.Wright@escco.org Registration questions? Contact: Sandy.Denney@escco.org

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/20/2016

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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. Questions? Contact sandy.denney@escco.org or 614.542.4111.

5. Buck Institute for Education Gold Standard PBL 101 Academy - Grades 6-8

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/26/2016 to 7/28/2016

Based on the Buck Institute for Education's model for Gold Standard PBL, this three-day workshop engages participants in learning how to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, relevant, standards-focused project. The workshop models the project process. Facilitated by one of BIE's expert National Faculty, the workshop is a balanced blend of direct instructions, video analysis, hands-on work, resources sharing, and peer collaboration. Participants have substantial time to plan their own project, and receive formative feedback from peers and the facilitator. Participants will receive a copy of the BIE (Gold Standard) PBL Workbook. For teachers, instructional coaches, and principals. Breakfast/Lunch provided each day. An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland grad credit available for an additional $249 for each of the events.

6. Buck Institute for Education Gold Standard PBL 101 Academy - Grades 9-12

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/26/2016 to 7/28/2016

Based on the Buck Institute for Education's model for Gold Standard PBL, this three-day workshop engages participants in learning how to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, relevant, standards-focused project. The workshop models the project process. Facilitated by one of BIE's expert National Faculty, the workshop is a balanced blend of direct instructions, video analysis, hands-on work, resources sharing, and peer collaboration. Participants have substantial time to plan their own project, and receive formative feedback from peers and the facilitator. Participants will receive a copy of the BIE (Gold Standard) PBL Workbook. For teachers, instructional coaches, and principals. Breakfast/Lunch provided each day. An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland grad credit available for an additional $249 for each of the events.

7. Buck Institute for Education Gold Standard PBL 101 Academy - Grades K-5

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/26/2016 to 7/28/2016

Based on the Buck Institute for Education's model for Gold Standard PBL, this three-day workshop engages participants in learning how to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, relevant, standards-focused project. The workshop models the project process. Facilitated by one of BIE's expert National Faculty, the workshop is a balanced blend of direct instructions, video analysis, hands-on work, resources sharing, and peer collaboration. Participants have substantial time to plan their own project, and receive formative feedback from peers and the facilitator. Participants will receive a copy of the BIE (Gold Standard) PBL Workbook. For teachers, instructional coaches, and principals. Breakfast/Lunch provided each day. An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland grad credit available for an additional $249 for each of the events.

8. Buck Institute for Education PBL 201 - (3-day, Six Session Bundle)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/26/2016 to 7/28/2016

PBL 201's are half day seminars facilitated by Buck Institute for Education National Faculty to target specific Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices: 1) Align to Standards; 2) Build the Culture; 3) Manage Activities; 4) Scaffold Student Learning 5) Assess Student Learning; 6) Engage & Coach. The sessions focus primarily on helping PBL teachers integrate project based teaching practices into existing PBL designs; however, coaches and leaders are encouraged to attend to learn more about what Gold Standard PBL teaching practice looks like. Each of the PBL 201 sessions are engaging, hands-on, involve peer collaboration, and model PBL practice. Teacher teams are encouraged to attend. Breakfast/Lunch provided each day. An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland grad credit available for an additional $249.

9. Buck Institute for Education PBL 201 - Build the Culture/Align to Standards (Day 1 Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/26/2016

AM Session: (BUILD THE CULTURE): PBL culture is more than what happens in a project. When students create team norms in a project, they also create a healthy, high-functioning environment in which all students can succeed. In this workshop, participants will take on the role of students to construct team norms, then create an implementation plan to assess and support the development of a collaborative culture throughout the duration of a project. PM Session:(ALIGN TO STANDARDS) Student learning goals are at the heart of Gold Standard PBL. To achieve those goals, students must know and understand them. In this workshop, participants will develop high quality learning targets and learn how to use them to empower students to actively engage and reflect on their own learning. Please bring the following with you: Completed Project Design Overview with identified standards for a past, present, or future project. Breakfast/Lunch provided. An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland grad credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days.
For those unable to commit to a 3-day PBL Institute option, consider a 1-day option with Suzie Boss, PBL Expert and Edutopia Blogger. Her morning keynote will focus on her ASCD book, "Real-World Projects: How do I design relevant and engaging learning experiences?" Your day with Suzie will continue with these breakout sessions: Breakout 1: Digging Deeper into Authenticity This 75-minute breakout will follow up on the morning keynote. Participants will have opportunities to remodel project ideas to emphasize authenticity and real-world relevance. Breakout 2: Digital Tools for PBL Success This 75-minute breakout will help participants consider how to leverage technology purposefully for deeper learning in PBL. From entry event to final project reflection, we will explore tech tools to consider across the arc of projects. Bring a device and your favorite tools to share with colleagues. Breakout 3: How Blogs Will Help You Connect and Reflect as a PBL Practitioner Interested in blogging about your PBL experience? Wondering how to build an audience? Learn some inside tips from a veteran blogger in this 90-minute breakout.

11. Buck Institute for Education PBL Leadership Academy (2 days)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/26/2016 to 7/27/2016

Effective, sustainable implementation of Project Based Learning requires a clear vision, key leadership practices, and deep understanding of the Gold Standard PBL framework. Facilitated by Buck Institute for Education National Faculty, this two-day workshop builds leadership capacity through rich exploration of BIE's design elements and teaching practices. Participants also engage in collaborative learning experiences to understand the structure, tools, and practices that are necessary to create the vision for successful PBL at their schools. For past PBL 101 participants currently in a leadership role at their site/district. Prerequisite: Previous participation in a PBL 101 Academy. Breakfast/Lunch provided each day. An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland grad credit available for an additional $249 for each of the events.

12. Buck Institute for Education PBL 201 - Assess Student Learning/Scaffold Student Learning (Day 2 option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/27/2016

AM SESSION; (ASSESS STUDENT LEARNING): Gold Standard PBL is about practicing success, and this success is measured and supported through assessments that meet the needs of every student. In this workshop, participants will use Webb's Depth of Knowledge to create a scaffolded assessment plan that not only captures basic levels understanding, but also students' ability to apply new concepts, analyze information, and solve real world problems. PM SESSION: (SCAFFOLD STUDENT LEARNING): This session focuses on reaching PBeL Learners. PBL is an equalizer for English learners when it includes the necessary instructional supports. In this workshop, participants will incorporate research-based scaffolding strategies into one of their own Gold Standard projects to promote EL students' engagement and provide greater access to learning. Please bring the following with you: Completed Student Learning Guide for a past, present, or future project Optional: completed Project Assessment Map. Optional: review Webb's Depth of Knowledge and Levels of Thinking in Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge Breakfast/Lunch provided. An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland grad credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days.
AM - (MANAGE ACTIVITIES/PROJECT CALENDAR): Conquering management in PBL goes beyond keeping student teams on track; it involves thoughtful and responsive planning and project design at the day to day level. In this workshop, participants unpack what it means to create a well-balanced project calendar in order to plan one of their own. Calendars will include realistic and flexible checkpoints, an appropriate mixture of individual and teamwork, and a variety of instructional approaches. PM - (ENGAGE & COACH STUDENTS IN RUBRIC C0-CONSTRUCTION): In Gold Standard PBL, teachers and students set the standard for high-quality work together. In this workshop, participants will learn a process for co-constructing rubrics with students, one that empowers students to take more ownership over the goals and expectations in a projects. Please bring the following: Completed project idea/Student Learning Guide with identified standards/learning targets for a past, present, or future project, PBL 101 Workbook Optional: completed Project Calendar Breakfast/Lunch provided. An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland grad credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days.

14. PBL District Implementation - Lessons Learned from the Field (Day 3 Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/28/2016

Specifically designed for PBL school leaders and coaches that have participated in Days 1-2 of the PBL Institute Leadership and Coaching Academies, this third day of learning will focus on tales from the field to help thread the research into action. Begin with an opportunity to hear more from the Opening Assembly speaker, Yellow Springs Superintendent Mario Basora and his staff and students. What were the new beliefs, skill sets and best practice shifts his leadership shaped? Learn from an Olentangy Middle School PBL teacher team that has been implementing PBL for the past 3 years as they share the joy and difficulty of their PBL teaming and design strategies - and effective strategies for engaging reluctant learners and parents new to PBL. Finally, learn from Canal Winchester Local Schools, a district that wrote and attained a Straight A grant for PBL district-wide implementation. Hear their journey from various district perspectives as they have just completed year 2 of a 3-year grant. For those participating in the two-day Coaching Academy and Leadership Academy, it will be an opportunity to sit together to synthesize their learning and create a PBL plan of action. $149 discount for those attending either the PBL Leadership OR PBL Coaching Academies. Discount will be adjusted after registration.

15. EdCamp PBLOhio

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/29/2016

EdCampPBLOhio is for K-12 Educators interested in Project-Based Learning. In the collaborative spirit of PBL, participants will have the "voice and choice" to create their own pathway to learning more about PBL! We will use the EdCamp approach - a free education "unconference". EdCamp unconferences for educators provide an opportunity for educators to exchange ideas and learn together. EdCamps are: Free Non-commercial and conducted with a vendor-free presence; Hosted by any organization interested in furthering the EdCamp mission; Made up of sessions that are determined on the day of the event; Events where anyone who attends can be a presenter; and Reliant on the "law of two feet" that encourages participants to find a session that meets their needs Facilitated by Dr.Neil Gupta.

16. Off to a Great Start Conference - 1-Day 8/10/16 Registration Only

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/10/2016

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On August 10th and 11th, 2016, After School Counts will be hosting the 14th annual "Off to a Great Start" Conference, with this year's conference theme being "What's Your Super Power?" Each year the "Off to a Great Start" Conference serves as Ohio's leading professional development event for youth service professionals by providing a high-quality learning experience for individuals including 2 keynote speakers, 24 workshops to enhance after school staff education, and a 1-day resource fair. IMPORTANT: Please email Ashley.Noble@escco.org to sign-up for your workshop selections.

17. Off to a Great Start Conference - 1-Day Presenter Registration Only

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/10/2016

New
On August 10th and 11th, 2016, After School Counts will be hosting the 14th annual "Off to a Great Start" Conference, with this year's conference theme being "What's Your Super Power?" Each year the "Off to a Great Start" Conference serves as Ohio's leading professional development event for youth service professionals by providing a high-quality learning experience for individuals including 2 keynote speakers, 24 workshops to enhance after school staff education, and a 1-day resource fair. IMPORTANT: Please email Ashley.Noble@escco.org to sign-up for your workshop selections.

18. Off to a Great Start Conference - 2-Day Presenter Registration Only

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/10/2016 to 8/11/2016

New
On August 10th and 11th, 2016, After School Counts will be hosting the 14th annual "Off to a Great Start" Conference, with this year's conference theme being "What's Your Super Power?" Each year the "Off to a Great Start" Conference serves as Ohio's leading professional development event for youth service professionals by providing a high-quality learning experience for individuals including 2 keynote speakers, 24 workshops to enhance after school staff education, and a 1-day resource fair. IMPORTANT: Please email Ashley.Noble@escco.org to sign-up for your workshop selections.

19. Off to a Great Start Conference - 8/10/16 & 8/11/16, 2-Day Registration

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/10/2016 to 8/11/2016

New
On August 10th and 11th, 2016, After School Counts will be hosting the 14th annual "Off to a Great Start" Conference, with this year's conference theme being "What's Your Super Power?" Each year the "Off to a Great Start" Conference serves as Ohio's leading professional development event for youth service professionals by providing a high-quality learning experience for individuals including 2 keynote speakers, 24 workshops to enhance after school staff education, and a 1-day resource fair. IMPORTANT: Please email Ashley.Noble@escco.org to sign-up for your workshop selections.

20. Off to a Great Start Conference - 1-Day 8/11/16 Registration Only

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/11/2016

New
On August 10th and 11th, 2016, After School Counts will be hosting the 14th annual "Off to a Great Start" Conference, with this year's conference theme being "What's Your Super Power?" Each year the "Off to a Great Start" Conference serves as Ohio's leading professional development event for youth service professionals by providing a high-quality learning experience for individuals including 2 keynote speakers, 24 workshops to enhance after school staff education, and a 1-day resource fair. IMPORTANT: Please email Ashley.Noble@escco.org to sign-up for your workshop selections.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/17/2016

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. Questions? Contact sandy.denney@escco.org or 614.542.4111.

22. Online HQT Language Arts/Reading Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/22/2016

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Participants will learn to align curriculum to the ODE Language Arts/Reading Standards in order to increase student achievement. This course was recently approved by Ashland University as a prerequisite reading block towards gaining the Ohio Reading Endorsement. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and will require 6-8 hours of course work each week. Course registration is $119. Course will run 8/22/16-10/2/16. 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 8/18/16 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 8/19/16 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.

23. Online HQT Math Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/22/2016

New
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 8/22/16-10/2/16. 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 8/18/16 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 8/19/16 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.

24. Online HQT Pedagogy Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/22/2016

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This online course meets the HQT requirements for 45 contact hours in teaching skills pedagogy. The course is designed to be both theoretical and practical, allowing the participant to design lessons and modify instructional practices to meet the diverse needs of learners in any content area. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to know and describe four major models of teaching; describe and apply appropriate research-based instructional practices; and develop comprehensive lesson or unit plans for teaching in their content area. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and requires 6-8 hours of work each week. Course registration is $119. Course will run 8/22/16-10/2/16. 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 8/18/16 at midnight or until course is full. Payment deadline is 8/19/16 or the course will be dropped. Course access will be sent by email right before the course begins.

25. Online HQT Science Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/22/2016

New
Participants will learn to align curriculum to the ODE Science Standards in order to increase student achievement. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and will require 6-8 hours of course work each week. Course registration is $119. Course will run 8/22/16-10/2/16. 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 8/18/16 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 8/19/16 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.

26. Online HQT Social Studies Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 8/22/2016

New
Participants will learn to align curriculum to the ODE Social Studies Standards in order to increase student achievement. The course is set-up in 6 weekly modules and will require 6-8 hours of course work each week. Course registration is $119. Course will run 8/22/16-10/2/16. 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 8/18/16 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 8/19/16 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.

27. Relationships First: Cultivating a Caring Classroom

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/16/2016

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

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

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

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

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 9/28/2016

Day One: Using Texts and Tasks The foundation of learning begins with text selection. From text bundles and excerpts to strategies for analysis and embedded reading, this full day session with equip participants to make more informed text, task and protocol selections that support a literacy-rich classroom. Questions? Contact Rachel Lang at Rachel.Lang@escco.org. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training. Lunch is on own.

30. 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.

31. 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.

32. Powerful Lesson Planning: Educational Leadership Lunch Bunch

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/21/2016

"Creative teachers take joy in planning a variety of lessons," Nel Noddings has said. But in the quest to teach so much content and skills, planning isn't always creative or joyful. Explore promising approaches that strike a balance between planning required content and allowing lessons to follow students' questions and enthusiasms. Articles will address questions like how to ensure time for addressing standards, differentiation, and higher-order thinking, and how to try innovative planning approaches like flipped classrooms and inter´┐½disciplinary 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.

33. 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.

34. 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.

35. 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.

36. 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.

37. 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.

38. 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.