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Professional Learning Opportunities

 

 
Training for Educators
 
Midwest Leadership Summit Save the Date - June 1-4, 2021
 
OTES Flyer
Dates:
Feb. 10 - 11, 2021 | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
* This class will be offered virtually. Please make sure your current email address is listed in your registration.
 
Presenters: Craig Filipkowski, Katie Klei, Derek Smith (Leadership Consultants)
 
This course earns an 12-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.
 
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

 

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OTES 2.0 Flyer

Setting the Stage for OTES 2.0

Date:
Jan. 21, 2021
8:00 AM – 3:30 PM (break for lunch 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
* This class will be offered virtually. Please make sure your current email address is listed in your registration.
 
 
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
 * This training will now be conducted virtually. 
 
Location:
Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, OH, 45011

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Dates: February 2, 2021
 
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: $799 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
 
Please email Mary Snellgrove or David Clark with any questions.
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By David A. Sousa and Carol Ann TomlinsonDifferentiation and the Brain Flyer Link
 
Dates:
Jan. 11, 2021 - Feb. 28, 2021 (seven weeks)
 
Cost: $65.00
 
Facilitator: Cathy Chenoweth, BCESC Gifted Coordinator
 
Description: 
Students are becoming more academically and culturally diverse, making it more important than ever to shift away from a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and toward differentiated instruction. The second edition of this best-selling book will help you create truly effective, brain-friendly classrooms for all learners. The authors share an array of updated differentiated instruction examples, scenarios, and exercises, as well as the latest educational psychology research from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and pedagogy.

 

Learn more about teaching diverse learners using brain-based learning strategies:

  • Explore how the brain learns and approaches to differentiated instruction.
  • Sharpen your knowledge of developmental cognitive neuroscience and educational psychology to teach the best content in the best possible way.
  • Use the knowledge of educational neuroscience (neuroeducation) to benefit the students you teach.
  • Design and implement strategies for effective differentiated instruction.
  • Create a positive and productive learning environment that supports diversity in the classroom.

 

This 15 contact hour book study will provide participants an opportunity to learn more about the brain science and practical application of differentiation, for gifted and all students. Participants will independently read the text, complete reflections connecting the text and their practice, and have on-line discussions with other participants. This book study qualifies for Gifted PD hours. 

 
 
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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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Dates:
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:
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: March 4, 2021
 
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 a 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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Challenging Behavior - SUTQ 2 hours - Christi Reveal (pending) - January 27, 2021

Participants will explore the root causes of challenging behavior using the ACE document and brain research related to environmental factors.  Participants will discuss what challenging behavior looks like and how to be proactive to reduce these behaviors.  Participants will explore visuals, breathing strategies and tools to aid in the classroom as well as at home.  Participants will create a next steps plan and discuss as a group to move forward in helping young people with challenging behaviors. (January 27, 2021)

* This class will be held virtually. You will receive a zoom invitation a few days before the class. 

Creating Effective Classroom Spaces-  SUTQ 2 hours- Kristin Gray (pending) - April 15 2021

 

Gain a better understanding of how effective and well- organized spaces support children’s interaction with space, materials, and their peers. Learn how materials and proper periods of play help the child’s development in a positive way. (April 15 2021)

 

What is an outdoor classroom and why it is beneficial- SUTQ 3 hours- Sheri Miller (pending) - May 22, 2021

 

Learn how to create an outdoor space that provides activities, experiences, and varies types of learning. Gain an understanding of benefits and how to bring the outside environment, indoors as well. (May 22, 2021)

 

*Schedules are subject to change due to COVID 19 conditions. Please check www.bcesc.org for current status on all trainings. 

 

 

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Full Course:

March 6, 2021 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM  


Review Course:

March 6, 2021 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, registration is limited to 15 people.

 

 

 

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Butler County Children Services is providing the refresher training for professionals who are mandated to report child abuse and neglect. This class will be conducted virtually. You will receive a Zoom link by email a few days before the scheduled training.

 

Review Course:

February 10, 2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

At this time we are only offering the review course. Please contact Sally Kolks at 513-887-5530 with any questions. 

 

CEUs: 3.0 Social Work CEUs are provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center (Meeting the Ethics Standards) awarded by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and MFT Boards Approval RSX050901.

 

 

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Date: January 30, 2021
 
Time: First Aid Classes - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
          CPR/First Aid - 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
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 8 people.
 
You are responsible for the cost of First Aid/CPR card ($25.00 per card). Payment must be submitted prior to the training. 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.
*Masks are required to enter the building. Please arrive 15 minutes early to take a health assessment. Food and drink are not permitted in the training room.
 
 
 
 
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Date: February 20, 2021
 
Time:  First Aid Classes - 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
           CPR/First Aid - 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 
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 8 people.
 
You are responsible for the cost of First Aid/CPR card ($25.00 per card). Payment must be submitted prior to the training. 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.
*Masks are required to enter the building. Please arrive 15 minutes early to take a health assessment. Food and drink are not permitted in the training room.
 
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Training for Related Service Providers
 
 
Butler County Family & Children First Council
 
 
FCFC training link