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1. 4Cs Institute - Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking (3-Day Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/1/2016 to 6/3/2016

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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. June 1: Critical Thinking; June 2: Creative Thinking; June 3: Collaboration and Communication. All sessions held at Otterbein University. 1-hour Otterbein graduate credit option available for an additional fee of $200. Lunch is provided.

2. Cultivating Critical Thinking - 4Cs Institute (1-Day Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/1/2016

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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. 1-hour Otterbein graduate credit option available for an additional fee of $200 if attending this session and at least one other session on June 2 (Creativity) OR June 3 (Collaboration & Communication). Lunch is provided.

3. Understanding Dyslexia - An Introduction to Effective Intervention (a.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/2/2016

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Characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition and by poor spelling and decoding abilities, dyslexia is a language-based learning disability that affects up to 20% of the school-age population. Through lecture and simulations, participants will gain an understanding of the neurology of dyslexia, the critical structures of English that must be part of the curriculum, the principles of multi-sensory, structured language (MSSL) instruction, and the role and function of accommodations. 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. Cultivating Creative Thinking - 4Cs Institute (1-Day Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/2/2016

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Learn the Top 5 strategies for cultivating creative 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. Dee Knoblauch, researcher of creativity in the classroom, educational psychologist, and former high school teacher. This session is held at Otterbein University. 1-hour Otterbein graduate credit option available for an additional fee of $200 if attending this session and either the June 1 (Critical Thinking) OR June 3 (Collaboration and Communication) sessions. Lunch is provided.

5. Literacy Skills Instruction for Students with Language or Cognitive Deficits (p.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/2/2016

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Students with language or cognitive deficits often require a "combination" of instructional methods and materials to address their specific needs for literacy skill development. This workshop will introduce participants to three of the most common types of reading problems (vision-based, decoding-based and language-based difficulties), review the critical structures of language that may need to be addressed in the curriculum, and provide demonstrations of effective instructional strategies that help students learn to read, write and spell. Materials demonstrated will include structured "sight-word" approaches (Edmark, PCI Reading Program, Reading Milestones, the Apple Tree curriculum), structured phonics approaches (Process Phonics, Stevenson Language Skills), and structured grammar-syntax approaches (Fitzgerald Key, Fokes Sentence Builder, Phelps Sentence Guide, Stevenson's Essential Grammar). 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. Cultivating Collaboration and Communication - 4Cs Institute (1-Day Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/3/2016

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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. 1-hour Otterbein graduate credit option available for an additional fee of $200 if attending this session and either the June 1 (Critical Thinking) OR June 2 (Creativity) sessions. Lunch is provided.

7. Differentiation Institute 3-Day Option

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/6/2016 to 6/8/2016

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This 3-day Institute will help make what seems almost too challenging, a real possibility, for your teaching practice. Each day, high-impact differentiation strategies 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 differentiation strategies for their curriculum. June 6: Differentiation with a Big "D"; June 7: Differentiating with a Small "d'; June 8: New Technology Tools of Differentiation. All sessions held at Otterbein University. 1-hour Otterbein graduate credit option available for an additional fee of $200. Lunch is provided.

8. Differentiation with a Big "D': Differentiation Institute (1-day Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/6/2016

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Explore the key concepts and models of differentiated instruction and understand why and how differentiation motivates the reluctant learner. Included will be a hands-on approach to learning and the motivational theories that underscore differentiation in our 21st Century classrooms. Instructor: Dr. Dee Knoblauch, former high school teacher and a current educational psychologist and leading expert in theories and practices of motivation in learning. Held at Otterbein University. 1-hour Otterbein graduate credit option available for an additional fee of $200 if taking this 1-day option with another 1-day option of either June 7 or June 8. Lunch is provided.

9. Ohio's State Tests - Are you Ready? (Instructional Effectiveness Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/7/2016

Are you familiar with Ohio's full spectrum of state tests? Do your teachers understand how to prepare students for Ohio's test without teaching to the test? Are your students ready for Ohio's State Tests? Participants will deepen their understanding of Ohio's State Tests and acquire strategies, resources and tools to help them prepare students to demonstrate success on the tests. Facilitated by Sasheen Phillips. 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. Phonics for Reading

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/7/2016

Phonics for Reading is a supplementary phonics program designed to teach phonemic decoding to students who have not yet mastered those skills. Originally conceived for students in grades 3-6, it may also be used for primary students or for lower performing students in upper grades, and for adults learning to read English. The program is appropriate for flexible use in general and special education classrooms, for tutoring, and for summer-school session. This workshop will provide participants with the background knowledge of the critical structures of English, simulations of common reading problems, and additional instructional activities and materials designed to enhance the implementation of the program. 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.

11. Differentiating with a Small "d": Differentiation Institute (1-day Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/7/2016

Differentiating with a small "d,' includes "low-prep" ways to modify and adjust plans, making a big difference for diverse learners. Learn the top 5 practices for making modifications to your plans that have BIG impact for struggling readers, English learners, and low-confidence learners. Instructor: Dr. Kristin Bourdage Reninger, former language arts teacher, TESOL and literacy PD trainer and professor, researcher of classroom discussions and literacy and instructional coach of literacy practices for adolescent English learners. Held at Otterbein University. 1-hour Otterbein graduate credit option available for an additional fee of $200 if taking this 1-day option with another 1-day option of either June 6 or June 8. Lunch is provided.

12. New Technology Tools of Differentiation: Differentiation Institute (1-day Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/8/2016

Technology allows teachers to meet the needs of diverse learners in 21st century classrooms--but only if teachers know how to identify and effectively use them to differentiate instruction. In this session, teachers learn about the 3Es and how to make differentiation more Efficient, Effective and Engaging. This session helps you use technology and other tools to differentiate! Bring a tech. gadget of your choice! Instructor: Dr. Clare Kilbane, Educational technology expert and co-author Teaching Models: Designing Instruction for 21st Century Learners. Held at Otterbein University. 1-hour Otterbein graduate credit option available for an additional fee of $200 if taking this 1-day option with another 1-day option of either June 6 or June 7. Lunch is provided.

13. Leading for Access and Opportunity (a.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/9/2016

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Early college strategies for principals, facilitated by Marcy Raymond. I3 principals can attend at no charge. Price will be adjusted and waived after checking I3 status.

14. Leading for Access and Opportunity - Using NWEA MAP (p.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/9/2016

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Using NWEA MAP for leading middle and high school improvement. Facilitated by Marcy Raymond. I3 principals can attend at no charge. Fee will be adjusted and waived after checking I3 status. During this session, we will explore several key components to successful integration of the NWEA MAP assessments to RTI or MTSS in your building. This will be a highly interactive session where we will pinpoint key actions that will improve the instructional performance of each teacher using the benchmark assessment process based upon your unique setting. Through the data, we help you to know how to: 1. Provide data teachers can use to personalize instruction quickly via 1:1, small group, or whole group activities for students underperforming expectations (including gifted students) 2. Support efforts to engage students in their learning goals and progress through the RTI/MTSS process 3. Supply easy-to understand information about every student's academic success and opportunities 4. Focus intervention strategies that are unique to the student's learning strengths and challenges.

15. Algebra - Tools & Strategies for Students Who Struggle

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/10/2016

This workshop will introduce participants to Hands-On Equations, Algebra Lab Gear, and Algeblocks, manipulatives that enable students to perform basic operations on simple algebraic expressions and solve linear and quadratic equations using concrete materials. These materials and techniques enable students who struggle to construct an image of various operations, connect the vocabulary to the processes, and connect the concrete with the abstract. Participants should bring scissors necessary for constructing home-made versions of the algebra manipulatives. 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.
How do you ensure that instructional delivery in your building or district is aligned to the content and level of rigor within Ohio's Learning Standards (OLS)? Participants will learn how to develop and evaluate instructional planning for quality and alignment to OLS and also learn how to access exemplar standards-aligned instructional materials. Facilitated by Sasheen Phillips. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training. Lunch is on own.
Have you received vendor-developed materials claiming alignment to the Ohio Learning Standards (OLS)? Do you need to know how the materials currently being used in your district align to OLS? Participants will explore credible alignment resources and tools and learn how to apply them to meet their curriculum, instruction and assessment needs. Facilitated by Sasheen Phillips. Questions? 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training.
This presentation will introduce participants to the design, content, and instructional methods associated with multisensory, structured language programs for grades K-3. Based on the principles pioneered in the Orton-Gillingham method, these supplemental programs provide direct, systematic instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension within highly structured, cumulative sequences. Programs reviewed will include Wilson Fundations, SPIRE, Phonics First, Phonics for Reading, Process Phonics, Reading Mastery, and Stevenson Language Skills. 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.

19. Stevenson Language Skills for Grades K-3 (p.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/13/2016

The Stevenson Language Skills Program is a systematic, multi-sensory structured approach for teaching reading, writing, spelling, grammar, syntax, penmanship, and vocabulary skills. The program's unique scope and sequence, scripted format, and extensive use of special mnemonic cues enables educators and parents to successfully teach students with dyslexia, specific learning disabilities, and other neurological-based reading problems. 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.

20. Classroom Management 101

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/14/2016

This workshop will provide educators with proactive strategies for managing classrooms to increase student engagement and academic achievement. Topics will include analyzing the physical facilities (room arrangement & materials, visibility, accessibility, distractibility), determining rules and procedures, planning and organizing instruction, managing student work, and understanding the goals of student behavior (or misbehavior). Participants will develop sets of rules and procedures, identify effective instructional activities, and analyze the goals of student behavior in order to support belonging, engagement, and success. 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.

21. Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and Rigor within Ohio's Learning Standards (Instructional Effectiveness Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/14/2016

Are your assessments and instruction rigorous enough? Participants will gain an understanding of Webb's Depth of Knowledge model and learn how to design instruction and assessment that reaches the rigor of Ohio's Learning Standards. Facilitated by Sasheen Phillips. 1-hour of Ashland University graduate credit is available for an additional $249 if attending two full days of training. Lunch is on own.
This presentation will introduce participants to the design, content, and instructional methods associated with multisensory, structured language programs for grades 4-12. Based on the principles pioneered in the Orton-Gillingham method, these supplemental programs provide direct, systematic instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, morphology, and comprehension within highly structured, cumulative sequences. Programs reviewed will include The Wilson Reading System, Language!, Patterns for Success, REWARDS, Corrective Reading, and the Stevenson Overlapping Strategy. 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.

23. Dual Credit Symposium - Day 1 only

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/15/2016

This three-day symposium held at Columbus State Community College will focus on teaching college courses in the high schools. Day one of the symposium will feature keynote speaker Daniel Willingham. Breakout sessions will focus on such topics as active and cooperative learning in the college classroom, the different types of dual credit classrooms including the facilitated model and classrooms that are mixed with students taking a course for college credit and others taking it for high school credit, and resources available for dual credit students. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. The symposium is free and continental breakfasts and lunches will be served. Participants may sign up for one, two, or three days of the symposium. Questions? Contact Julia Shew at jshew@cscc.edu.

24. Dual Credit Symposium - Full Conference registration

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/15/2016 to 6/17/2016

This three-day symposium held at Columbus State Community College will focus on teaching college courses in the high schools. The symposium will include keynote speakers Daniel Willingham and James Lang addressing critical thinking in the classrooms. Breakout sessions will focus on such topics as active and cooperative learning in the college classroom, the different types of dual credit classrooms including the facilitated model and classrooms that are mixed with students taking a course for college credit and others taking it for high school credit, and resources available for dual credit students. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. The last day of the symposium, high school teachers are invited to Columbus State's Faculty Idea Exchange. The symposium is free and continental breakfasts and lunches will be served. Participants may sign up for one, two, or three days of the symposium. Questions? Contact Julia Shew at jshew@cscc.edu.

25. Stevenson Overlapping Strategy for Grades 4-12 (p.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/15/2016

Stevenson Overlapping Strategy combines the first two levels of the Stevenson Language Skills Program and is a systematic, multi-sensory structured approach for teaching reading, writing, spelling, grammar, syntax, penmanship, and vocabulary skills to struggling readers who are above the primary grades. These students should be able to discriminate consonant sounds, demonstrate letter-sound correspondences for consonants and be able to blend a consonant sound to a vowel sound without significant difficulty. Prior to beginning the Overlapping Strategy, if students have not yet mastered these skills, the Beginning Level of the Stevenson Language Skills Program would be a more appropriate starting point. 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/15/2016

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.

27. Foundational Literacy Skills for Below Grade-Level Students (2-day)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/16/2016 to 6/17/2016

This presentation will examine the content of literacy instruction in order to address the needs of students who are performing significantly below grade-level expectations. Participants will review and refine their knowledge of the structures of English highlighted in National Reading Panel Report (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension) and be introduced to the critical elements of syllable type, morphology, grammar, syntax and semantics. Participants will also simulate a variety of common reading problems and be able to describe the impacts on learning to read, comprehend, write and spell. Participants will practice phonemic awareness, phonics, syllable-division word attack, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension strategies. Participants will also learn how to assess phonological and phonics skills (basic and upper-level), and determine the readability of text passages. Participants should bring scissors for cutting and constructing phoneme, syllable, and affix cards. 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.

28. Dual Credit Symposium - Day 2 only

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/16/2016

This three-day symposium held at Columbus State Community College will focus on teaching college courses in the high schools. Day two of the symposium will feature a student panel in the morning followed by breakout sessions focused on such topics as active and cooperative learning in the college classroom, the different types of dual credit classrooms including the facilitated model and classrooms that are mixed with students taking a course for college credit and others taking it for high school credit, and resources available for dual credit students. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. The symposium is free and continental breakfasts and lunches will be served. Participants may sign up for one, two, or three days of the symposium. Questions? Contact Julia Shew at jshew@cscc.edu.

29. Providing Quality Feedback (Instructional Effectiveness Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/17/2016

How do you define quality feedback? Does the feedback provided to your students foster growth and change? Learn the core components of quality, actionable feedback and ways to develop and provide quality, actionable feedback that promotes ownership, collaboration and accountability. Facilitated by Sasheen Phillips. 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. Dual Credit Symposium - Day 3 only

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/17/2016

This three-day symposium held at Columbus State Community College will focus on teaching college courses in the high schools. Day three of the symposium will feature keynote speaker James Lang addressing critical thinking in the classrooms and high school teachers are invited to Columbus State's Faculty Idea Exchange. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. The symposium is free and continental breakfasts and lunches will be served. Participants may sign up for one, two, or three days of the symposium. Questions? Contact Julia Shew at jshew@cscc.edu.

31. Diploma Planning Institute - Ohio's First Regional Conference

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/20/2016 to 6/21/2016

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 Regional 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: $450 per participant, Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided for both days. Contact Hour will be available as well as 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

32. Teaching Literacy Skills to Students with Dyslexia - The Orton-Gillingham Approach (multi-day)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/20/2016 to 7/1/2016

The Orton-Gillingham approach is a structured, systematic, multisensory, and diagnostic-prescriptive method for the teaching of language skills (including reading, spelling and handwriting) for students with dyslexia. This course will prepare educators to successfully tutor individual students, or to more effectively implement school-wide "packaged" multi-sensory, structured language education programs (such as Wilson, Patterns for Success, SPIRE, Phonics First, etc.). Course topics will include the characteristics and needs of students with dyslexia, the critical structures of English that must be addressed by instruction, and the design, implementation and evaluation of effective individual lesson plans. Presentations will be through lectures, discussions, demonstrations, videos, and "hands-on" exercises with multi-sensory techniques and materials. This 60-hour introductory course will provide participants with an introduction to the basics of the Orton-Gillingham approach. Completion of this course can also prepare participants for the associate level of Orton-Gillingham Academy certification. Course dates will be 6/20-24/16 and 6/27-7/1/16 (10 days). A total of 60 contact hours will be awarded upon completion. Course materials are included in the cost of the training. Optional 4-semester hours of Ashland Credit available. (2-semester hours each week-at a cost of $498 each week) Lunch is on your own. Questions about the training? Contact: tdiebold@earthlink.net or 740.438.3286.

33. Evidence-based Reading and Writing across the Content Areas (Instructional Effectiveness Option)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/22/2016

Learn how to design and deliver instruction and assessments that require students to use evidence to support thinking, writing and speaking across all content areas. Participants also acquire strategies and approaches that will help them monitor and evaluate the progress of student learning. Facilitated by Sasheen Phillips. 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. Semple Math Levels 1 & 2 (Addition & Subtraction)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/22/2016

Semple Math is a unique approach to teaching basic math skills and the abstract concepts of the Base 10 number system through a special sequence of concrete, mnemonic (association memory) teaching strategies. Semple Math addresses the needs of students who have difficulty with memory, sequencing, discrimination, organization, attention, language, directionality or spatial relationships. The 52 lessons of Level 1 Semple Math focus on number-numeral concepts, addition facts and algorithms, place value, money, and word problems. The 53 lessons of Level 2 focus on subtraction, rounding off, making change, subtraction, and word problems. 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. Semple Math Levels 3 & 4 (Multiplication & Division)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/23/2016

Semple Math is a unique approach to teaching basic math skills and the abstract concepts of the Base 10 number system through a special sequence of concrete, mnemonic (association memory) teaching strategies. Semple Math addresses the needs of students who have difficulty with memory, sequencing, discrimination, organization, attention, language, directionality or spatial relationships. The 40 lessons of Level 3 cover all multiplication facts, long multiplication, multiplication word problems, expansion of place value concepts, keeping a checkbook, and other topics. The 51 lessons of Level 4 cover division, long division, fractions, percentage, and linear measurement. Recommended Prerequisite: Overview of Semple Math Levels 1 & 2. 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.

36. Specially-Designed Math Instruction for Students in Grades 4-8

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/24/2016

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 workshop 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, word problems, geometry, and algebra skills. Materials demonstrated will include Base Ten Blocks, math balances, fraction squares and strips, geo-boards, Polydron Frameworks, Power Solids, Algeblocks, 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.

37. Online HQT Language Arts/Reading Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/27/2016

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 6/27/16-8/7/16. 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 6/23/16 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 6/24/16 or the course will be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments.

38. Online HQT Math Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/27/2016

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 6/27/16-8/7/16. 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 6/23/16 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 6/24/16 or the course will be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments.

39. Online HQT Pedagogy Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/27/2016

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 6/27/16-8/7/16. 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 6/23/16 at midnight or until course is full. Payment deadline is 6/24/16.

40. Online HQT Science Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/27/2016

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 6/27/16-8/7/16. 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 6/23/16 at midnight or until courses are full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 6/24/16 or the course will be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments.

41. Online HQT Social Studies Course

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/27/2016

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 6/27/16-8/7/16. 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 6/23/16 at midnight or until course is full. Course payment must be submitted on or before 6/24/16 or the course will be dropped. This does not apply to purchase order payments.

42. Teaching Written Expression: Multi-Sensory Strategies for Composing Sentences & Paragraphs

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/27/2016

Students who struggle with written expression often require direct, systematic instruction in the fundamentals of grammar, syntax, and paragraph development. This workshop will introduce participants to a variety of techniques, strategies and materials for teaching students how to write declarative, imperative, interrogative and exclamatory sentences, and how to organize eight types of paragraphs. Materials demonstrated will include the Apple Tree Writing Curriculum, Stevenson's Essential Grammar, Project Read's "Framing Your Thoughts", Rewards Writing, and Don Johnston's "Draft Builder" software. 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.

43. Assessments for Pin-Pointing & Remediating Reading Skill Deficits

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/28/2016

The term assessment implies an "information gathering process to solve a problem that culminates in decisions and actions that affect an individual's life" (Salva & Ysseldyke, 1998). This presentation will introduce educators to various assessment approaches, tools and techniques for integrating assessment data and isolating specific reading problems. Participants will explore standardized and informal tools for assessing phonemic awareness, phonics, word attack, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, including the Diagnostic Assessments of Reading (DAR), and the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP). 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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/29/2016

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.

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/29/2016

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.

46. Understanding Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD) (a.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/30/2016

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.

47. Understanding Asperger's Syndrome (p.m. session)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 6/30/2016

Although Asperger Syndrome was first described in 1944, educators and parents are just beginning to recognize the complexity of this developmental disorder related to Autism. This presentation will overview the clinical descriptions of Asperger Syndrome and highlight the significant impact of the condition on socialization, sensory processing, cognition, language, interests, and behavior. Topics will include diagnosis, treatment and intervention approaches from various disciplines. 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.

48. 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

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

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 7/20/2016

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.

50. 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.

51. 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.

52. 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.

53. 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.

54. 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.

55. Buck Institute for Education PBL Coaching Academy (2 days)

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

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

Teachers can't master PBL in just one introductory workshop; it is a practice that is developed and sustained over time. And it is one that is most effective with the guidance and support of a PBL coach. Facilitated by Buck Institute for Education National Faculty, this two-day workshop focuses on how coaches support teachers in project implementation using a PBL coaching cycle. In collaborative teams, participants will develop a coaching toolkit aligned to the Gold Standard Teaching Practices. For past PBL 101 participants currently in a coaching role at their site/district. Prerequisite: Previous participation in the PBL 101 Workshop. Breakfast/Lunch provided each day. An optional 1-semester hour of Ashland grad credit available for an additional $249 for each of the events.
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.

57. 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.

58. 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.

60. 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.

61. 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.

62. 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.

63. Relationships First: Educational Leadership Lunch Bunch

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.

64. 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.

65. 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.

66. 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.

67. 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.

68. Powerful Lesson Planning: Educational Leadership Lunch Bunch

Program: ESC of Central Ohio Achievement & Leadership Services

Dates: 10/28/2016

"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 interŽdisciplinary 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.

69. 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.

70. 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.

71. 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.

72. 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.

73. 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.

74. 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.