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Professional Learning Opportunities

 

 
Training for Educators
 
Dates:OTES Flyer
Oct. 7 - 8, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dec. 8 - 9, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 
 
Presenters: Craig Filipkowski, Katie Klei, Derek Smith (Leadership Consultants)
 
This course earns an 11-hour course completion certificate after completing all required course assignments.
 
Description: There are six modules within this course and each module consists of information sharing and personal reflection. Some modules also contain content application and/or discussion. Facilitators will review your submitted reflections and activities as well as participate in discussions and be available to answer questions and/or provide support throughout the course. You will be required to maintain an ePortfolio or other journal throughout this course. 
 
The six modules are:
    • Module One: Overview of OTES 2.0
    • Module Two: The Teacher Performance Evaluation Rubric
    • Module Three: Professional Growth Plans and Improvement Plans
    • Module Four: Using High-Quality Student Data
    • Module Five: Application of OTES 2.0: Educator Case Study
      • Part A: Pre-Conference, Observation, and Evidence
      • Part B: Post-Conference, Observation Rating, and End-of-Year Final Holistic Rating
    • Module Six: Wrap Up and Conclusion
 
Required Assignments to earn the course certificate can be found here.

Cost: $175.00
 
 
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OTES Training

Those who are working on a new credential to evaluate teachers should attend the three-day OTES 2.0 Credentialing Training. Please choose from the following sessions:

Dates:
June 9 - 11, 2021 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
July 26 - 28, 2021 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
 
Description: This three-day training is designed to prepare evaluators of teachers for the credentialing assessment. Participants will gain an understanding of the OTES 2.0 Framework, practice scripting and evidence analysis, and learn the coaching process used in educator evaluation.
 
Cost: $260.00

 

Registration will be available in January 2021.
 
 

Setting the Stage for OTES 2.0

OTES 2.0 FlyerDate:
Jan. 21, 2021
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM (break for lunch 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
 
Description: Is your district ready to implement the OTES 2.0? This new evaluation system has many “local decisions” to be determined prior to implementation. Bring your team to learn more about the OTES 2.0 components and what is needed for a successful rollout.
 
Cost: $99.00 per person / $450.00 team for a team of five or more
 
Location:
Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, OH, 45011

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Date:Kagan Flyer
Oct. 9, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (virtual course)
 
Description: Kagan offers the world’s most powerful and engaging professional development opportunities for educators, all while meeting the demands associated with implementing State Standards. Kagan will help boost academic gains, close the achievement gap and ensure high levels of learning by engaging every student in the classroom.
 
Please spread the word to your colleagues and friends. As you may know, Kagan Structures are powerful tools for any Teacher without changing curriculum so this applies to anyone in education. Also, principals, assistant principals and district administrators can attend for free! Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested.
 
Cost: $149 per person - free for principals and district administrators
 
 
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This is a hybrid workshop beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. **Prework is required prior to this date**
 
ISTE Oct. Cohort FlyerDates:
Virtual meetings on Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17
4:00 - 6:00 PM
 
Online Modules: Nov. 23 - Jan. 24

 
Facilitators: David Clark, Curriculum Consultant & Technology Specialist & Mary Snellgrove, M.Ed, Instructional Specialist
 
 
Description: The ISTE Certification for Educators is a competency-based, vendor- and device-neutral certification based on the ISTE Standards. This certification recognizes educators who demonstrate the ability to utilize technology to transform learning in meaningful ways.
 
Cost: $699 per person (limited to 30 participants), $200 deposit minimum due at registration
 
1 - 6 Ashland credits are available at an additional cost of $140 per credit
 
 

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REGISTRATION DEADLINE: OCT. 15, 2020
 
 
 
by Judy Galbraith, M.A., and Jim Delisle, Ph.D.
 
Gifted Book Study FlyerDates: This is a seven-week online course from Oct. 5 - Nov. 22, 2020
 
Instructor: Cathy Chenoweth, BCESC Gifted Coordinator
 
 
Description: Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it’s sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, lonely, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students. The authors present ways to advocate for gifted education; help gifted underachievers, perfectionists, and twice-exceptional students; and provide all gifted kids with a safe, supportive learning environment.
 
This 15 contact hour book study will provide participants an opportunity to learn more about the social emotional needs of gifted students. Participants will independently read the text, complete reflections connecting the text and their practice, and have on-line discussions with other participants.
 
Cost: $65 per person
 
Ashland University credit is available at an additional cost and additional assignments.
 
To purchase the book on Amazon, click below:
 
To purchase from Freespirit Publishing, click below:
 
 
 

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Gifted HQPD FlyerTwo paths, one destination
 
Description: Butler County Educational Service Center wants to make it convenient and practical for you to earn your Gifted HQPD hours. Choose the path that best meets your needs, or mix and match between the two!
 
Path A - Synchronous- Join a live 90-minute Zoom meeting to hear a short presentation, interact with the material, and discuss ideas with others. Each meeting begins at 3:30 PM.
 
Path B - Asynchronous- Access the content on your own, exploring resources on a Google Classroom. Each topic takes approximately 90 minutes to explore.
 
There are 10 different topics to choose from. Completing all 10 topics (in either format) will earn the required 15 hours of Gifted HQPD.
 
Topics:
 
Gifted 101- Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020
Writing WEPs- Monday, Oct. 12, 2020
Differentiation- Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020
Depth of Knowledge- Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
Differentiation in Practice- Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020
Remote Differentiation Strategies- Monday, Jan. 11, 2021
Social Emotional Needs of Gifted Students- Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021
Underrepresented Gifted Populations- Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021
PBL for Gifted Students- Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Using Data to Monitor the Growth of Gifted Students- Thursday, March 18, 2021
 
Cost: $25 per session, $220 for all 10.
 
 
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Date:
Dec. 3, 2020 | 4:00 - 5:00 PM
 
Description: This 30-minute training is for any certified teacher who needs access to our LPDC and the PD Toolbox for licensure renewal. All teachers must be trained at least once in order to have access to the system. Any teacher in Butler County that does not have access to an LPDC can also attend this training. This training will be held virtually via Zoom. The link will be emailed the day before the training.
 
 
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Dates:
Sept. 30, Oct. 28, Dec. 2, Jan. 27 and March 3 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM
 
Networking Roundtable for Principals FlyerFacilitators: Chris Brown and Heather Sass 
 
ConnectJoin colleagues in the Southwest Ohio region to strengthen your professional network and share ideas.
  • Hybrid Meeting Format: Zoom Link or Ticket for In-Person Participation 
  • Dedicated Google Site: Resources, Meeting Recordings, and Contact Information
 
Recharge - Press “pause” to enjoy time for your personal growth and reflection. You are worth it!
  • Self-Care Strategies
  • Dedicated Time for Professional Learning
  • Contact Hours or Ashland University Graduate Credit (1 hour)
 
Learn - Keep up with the latest developments on topics relevant to these uncertain times.
  • Achieving Equity: Schools, Cultures and Systems
  • Fostering Social and Emotional Learning for Students and Staff
  • Being a Leader in Challenging Times
 

Cost: There is no fee for BCESC school district partners. Non-members: $150.00. Register below to receive specific meeting agendas, the Zoom link for each meeting and access to the Google site.

 

Format: Zoom meeting link provided for each session. Registrants can reserve a ticket to attend the meeting in-person at Butler County ESC with opportunities for networking that respect health and safety guidelines. 

 

Contact: heather.sass@bcesc.org with questions or visit our webpage www.bcesc.org.

 

 

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Dates:
Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Dec. 1, Jan. 26 and March 2 | 9:30 - 11:00 AM
Networking Roundtable for Counselors Flyer
 
Facilitators: Heather Sass and Dave Clark
 
Connect - Join colleagues in the Butler County region to strengthen your professional network and share ideas.
  • Hybrid Meeting Format: Zoom Link or Ticket for In-Person Participation 
  • Dedicated Google Site: Resources, Meeting Recordings, and Contact Information
 
Recharge - Press “pause” to enjoy time for your personal growth and reflection. You are worth it!
  • Self-Care Strategies
  • Dedicated Time for Professional Learning
    Contact Hours or Ashland University Graduate Credit (1 hour)
 
Learn - Keep up with the latest developments on topics relevant to these uncertain times.
  • Trauma-Informed Care 
  • Centering Equity to Meet the Needs of All Students
  • Legislative and Legal Updates
  • Ethical Considerations
 

Cost: There is no fee for Butler County school district partners. Non-members: $150. Register at the link below to receive specific meeting agendas, the Zoom link for each meeting and access to the Google site.

 

Format: Zoom meeting link provided for each session. Registrants can reserve a ticket to attend the meeting in-person at Butler County ESC with opportunities for networking that respect health and safety guidelines. 


Contact: heather.sass@bcesc.org with questions or visit our webpage www.bcesc.org.

 

 

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Date:
Oct. 17, 2020
8:30 - 11:30 PM (First Aid) | 12:30 - 3:30 PM (CPR)
 
Description: American Heart Association certified trainers will provide participants with a full class that covers the requirements for Pediatric, Adult, Child and Infant First Aid and/or CPR certification. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, registration is limited to 10 people. Due to instructor and student ratio, we cannot accept anyone not registered in advance for First Aid and/or CPR classes on the day of training.
 
Cost: You are responsible for the cost of a First Aid/CPR card ($25 per card). Payment must be submitted prior to the training. 

*Masks are required to enter the building. Please arrive 15 minutes early to take a health assessment.
 
Location:
Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, OH, 45011
 
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Date:
Oct. 13, 2020 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
2.0 hour Ohio Approved SUTQ training
 
During this two-hour session, we will discuss how family-teacher relationships are vital to the growth and development of children. We will look at ways of successfully building positive relationships with parents while taking note of barriers so that we can utilize a variety of communication techniques to overcome them. When we communicate effectively, acceptance occurs. Participants will view parents as partners in the education of their children so that children are highly likely to succeed.
 
 
Date:
Nov. 17, 2020 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM
2.0 hour Ohio Approved SUTQ training (PENDING)
 
During this two-hour session, we will discuss how to communicate policies and procedures clearly and regularly to families. Guiding families to available resources within the community and helping families create positive interactions with their child is key to high-quality programs. Building and maintaining these relationships is vital to the success of your program.
 
 
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Date:
Full Course: Nov. 7, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Review Course: Nov. 7, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 
*Masks are required to enter the building. Please arrive 15 minutes early to take a health assessment.
 
Location:
Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, OH, 45011
 
 
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Training for Related Service Providers
 
Date:
Nov. 3, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Presenter: Sarah Buffie
 
Description: This session will help occupational therapists and physical therapists understand complex childhood trauma, how it affects the brain and body and how we can join one another on the healing journey.  We will not only look at "what happened" to people but "what did they do to survive."  This is an important shift as we look to uncover the hidden resilience in everyone. (view flyer)
 
Cost: $100.00 per person
 
Location: This course will be presented using a live webinar platform. Participants will receive the link, access code and password prior to the scheduled session.
 
 
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Date:
Nov. 3, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
 
Presenter: Gail Van Tatenhove
 
Description: Please see attached flyer.
 
Cost: $100.00 per person (FREE for BCESC and WCESC colleagues and affiliates. Use promo code NOFEE at registration).
 
Location: This presentation will be a live webinar.  Registrants will receive the link for accessing the webinar before Nov. 3, 2020.
 
 
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Date:
Sept. 18, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
 
Presenter: Dr. Geraldine Wallach
 
Description: This webinar will cover the continuum from foundation literacy, through content-based literacy, to disciplinary literacy. Highlighting the distinctive and changing role of language ability across literacy “levels,” we will evaluate goals and objectives, address student and professionals’ expectations, and question questionable practices. A focus on meaning-based and organizational strategies will underpin the themes introduced within the workshop. (view flyer)
 
Credits Available: 5 contact hours (a certificate of participation will be provided.)
 
Cost: $100.00 per person (if you are an HCESC employee or an SLP affiliate, registration is free for this event.)
 
Location: This presentation will be a live webinar.  Registrants will receive the link for accessing the webinar before Sept. 18, 2020.
 
 
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Date:
Oct. 1, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
 
Presenter: Barry Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP
 
Description: (view flyer)
  • Identify 3 behavioral patterns in ASD that have been inaccurately identified as “deviant” rather than “unique.”
  • Apply three ways to help “de-pathologize” autism in educational efforts and for families.
  • Apply strategies to support students based on newer understandings of autism in educational and home settings. 
 
Credits Available: 6.5 contact hours
 
Cost: $140.00 per person (if you are an HCESC employee or an SLP affiliate, registration is free for this event.)
 
Location: This presentation will be a live webinar. Registrants will receive the link for accessing the webinar before Oct. 1, 2020.
 
 
 
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Butler County Family & Children First Council
 
 
FCFC training link