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Professional Learning Opportunities

 
 
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This professional development is intended for your teaching staff that will be evaluated using the OTES 2.0 Rubric.
 
Topics
  • Differences Between OTES 1.0 and 2.0
  • Rubric Walkthrough
  • Growth and Improvement Plans
  • Ideas for Acquiring Different Ratings
  • Question and Answer Session
  • Other topics your district desires around the rubric.
 
COST: Full Day Sessions: $1,200.00
           Half Day Sessions: $600.00
 
LOCATION: At a location in your district
 
SPONSORED BY: Butler County Educational Service Center
400 North Erie Blvd., Suite A, Hamilton, OH 45011
 
PRESENTER: Katie Klei - OTES 2.0 State Trainer
 
REGISTER: To schedule a session for your district, please contact Heather Sass sass@bcesc.org
or call (513) 887-2389.

OTES 2.0 New Evaluator Training

OTES 2.0 New Evaluator TrainingAugust 30 - September 2, 2021 | 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM (virtual)
 
Presenters: Craig Filipkowski, Katie Klei, Derek Smith
 
Cost: $260.00
 
Location: Butler County Educational Service Center, 400 North Erie Blvd, Suite A, Hamilton, OH 45011 
 
Credit: Attendees will receive 18 ODE Contact Hours, which can be used toward Ashland credit.
 
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.
 
To register please go to STARS.
 
 

International Society of Technology in Education

Fall 2021 ISTE
 
First 10 registrations will be offered a 50% Scholarship if you are an educator in Butler County.
 
ISTE Promotion - 1 Administrator can audit the course with 2 paid teachers! Register by August 31st
 
Graduate Credit Available: 2 credits for online work and a score of 80% and 2 credits for portfolio and a score of 80% $74 per credit.
 

Certification Start Date: September 10th
                      End Date: December 3rd
 
Virtual Meetings: Wednesday September 22nd 4:30 - 6:30 pm EST
                              Wednesday October 6th 4:30 - 6:30 pm EST
                              Wednesday October 20th 4:30 - 6:30 pm EST
                              Wednesday November 3rd 4:30 - 6:30 pm EST
                              Wednesday November 17th 4:30 - 6:30 pm EST
 
Syllabus for Phase 1
Pre -Work - September 10th - September 21st
 
Virtual Session #1 -Empowered educator - Wednesday September 22nd 4:30 - 6:30 pm EST
Asynchronous Work - September 22nd - October 5th
 
Virtual Session #2 - Designing for diversity and accessibility - Wednesday October 6th 4:30 - 6:30 pm EST
Asynchronous Work - October 6th - October 19th
 
Virtual Session #3 - Creating equity in digital learning environments - Wednesday October 20th 4:30 - 6:30 pm EST
Asynchronous Work - October 21st - November 2nd
 
Virtual Session #4 - Redesigning learning and instruction - Wednesday November 3rd 4:30 - 6:30 pm EST
Asynchronous Work - November 3rd - November 16th
 
Virtual Session #5 - ISTE Standards for Educators in practice - Wednesday November 17th 4:30 - 6:30 pm EST
Asynchronous Work - November 18th - November 30th
 
Facilitators: David Clark, Curriculum Consultant & Technology Specialist & Mary Snellgrove, M.Ed, Instructional Specialist
 
Cost: $799 per person (limited to 30 participants), $200 deposit minimum due at registration
Ashland Credit available with an additional cost of $140 per credit (1-6 credits available)
 
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.
 
Registration Deadline - September 7, 2021
 
All Virtual sessions will be through Zoom. Course will use Brightspace LMS for all course work.
 
Please contact Mary Snellgrove or David Clark for more information.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Register

BCESC LPDC Toolbox Training

August 5, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
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.
 
Register
 
 
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Marketing/Business Practices
September 16, 2021 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This class will assist family child care providers to identify marketing areas to boost enrollment of their program. Participants will learn how to implement professional tactics across a variety of mediums to highlight their program to a greater audience. Participants will discuss print, social media, community events/partnerships and face to face interactions as a means to promote their family childcare business.
2 hours SUTQ Approved

Introduction to Trauma: Understanding how experiences can impact behaviors and responses of young children
October 16, 2021 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
This training will serve as a beginner’s guide to understanding the impact of trauma or toxic stress can have on a child’s development. We will explore how these experiences effect the brain, then talk about potential behaviors/responses from children who have suffered traumatic experiences.
Covers: brain development, social/emotional development, challenging behaviors, cognitive development
2 hours SUTQ Pending

Family Child Care Tools 101
November 17, 2021 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
During this 2 hour training, participants will gain a better understanding of how web based systems can better serve FCC family programs. Participants will have the opportunity to learn additional information about OCCRRA, OCLQS, and additional resources that can help both you as an Early Childhood Educator and the children as well. Step Up to Quality organizational tips and strategies will be discussed as well.
2 hours SUTQ Pending
 
Register 
 
August 21, 2021 - 8:30 AM - 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.  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.

First Aid Class will start on August 21st at 8:30 AM and will end at 11:30 AM
CPR class will begin on August 21st at 12:30 PM and will end at 3:30 PM
 
*Per the Governor's orders, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks.
 
 
Register
 
 

ODJFS required courses to help providers learn to recognize and treat various infections diseases.

 

Full Course:

August 14, 2021 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

 

Review Course:

August 14, 2021 - 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM

 

 

Register

 
 
Training for Related Service Providers
 
 
Unique Speech-Language Therapy
 
October 1, 2021 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
 
This hands-on course is designed to meet speech-language pathologists' needs to serve school-aged children and adolescents with various communication difficulties and provides original and exciting ways to motivate and teach students.  It also shares creative ideas on putting new spins on traditional Speech-Language therapy by introducing various websites that can be used as fun and functional digital therapy materials.  Participants will be involved in discussions related to skills and foundational knowledge.
 
Presenter: Dr. Erik X. Raj
 
Cost: $129 per person
 
FREE registration for BCESC, CCESC, CCHMC Division of Speech-Language Pathology, HCESC and WCESC Speech-Language Pathologists and Affiliate SLP's with promo code.  
 
Contact Hours:  6.0 (A certificate of participation will be provided)
 
Location: This course will be presented using a live webinar platform.   Participants will receive the link prior to the scheduled session.
 
Register
 
 
 
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Evaluations for Speech-Language Pathologists
 
November 2, 2021 - 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM (Log in 8:00 AM - 8:15 AM)
 
Over the past few decades, the field of Speech-Language Pathology has expanded to
reach more populations and those with greater linguistic diversity. Yet, too often what is considered to
be the accepted way to identify a language-based disability is based on the administration of
standardized tests. These tests regularly fail to tease out disability from language differences or lack of
prior knowledge of the content assumed by the test leading to over- and under-identification of students
due to implicit biases in assessment practices. Skills evaluated by these tests are often more associated
with culture or socioeconomic status. Fortunately, a significant area of research has developed that
guides evaluators to move beyond standardized tests that primarily focus on morphology and vocabulary.
Clinicians must learn new assessment skills including on elicitation and analysis of language samples,
dynamic assessment, and non-word repetition tasks. In this talk, participants acquire an understanding of
that research and how to apply the research to their evaluations thereby increasing the accuracy of their
evaluations. Videos of case studies are used for analysis so participants acquire skills to apply to their
next evaluation
 
Presenter: Dr. Cate Crowley
 
Cost: $120 per person
 
Free Registration for BCESC and WCESC Colleagues and Affiliates. Use promocode NO FEE as you register.
 
Contact Hours:  6.0 (A certificate of participation will be provided)
 
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.
 
 
REGISTER
 
 
 
Developmental Coordination Disorder Identification, Management, and Introduction to CO-OP
 
November 2, 2021 - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Log in 7:45 AM)
 
Attendees will learn about the prevalent but underdiagnosed condition of DCD, including tools for screening and assessment. There will be a focus on best approaches for intervening with the DCD population in order to promote independence and skill attainment in the school setting. Attendees will also be introduced to the CO-OP approach, which is widely research-supported for a variety of pediatric and adult conditions, including DCD, CP, ADHD, ASD, ABI, TBI, DD, stroke, dystonia and more.
 
Presenter: Patti Sharp, OTD, OTR/L
 
Cost: $120 per person
 
Free Registration for BCESC Employees and Affiliates. Use promocode NO FEE as you register.
 
Contact Hours:  6.0 (A certificate of participation will be provided)
 
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.
 
 
REGISTER
 
 
 
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