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Shifting our Data and Collaborative Practices to Support Educator Well-Being and Student Learning
Date:  Thursday, February 24, 2022
Time:   8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost:   $40.00 per person
(Continental breakfast and boxed lunch included)
*Per BCESC, masks are required to be worn during the training.
*This event is currently planned to be held in person. If due to unforeseen circumstances we need to change the format, we will notify you.
Location: Butler County Educational Service Center
                400 North Erie Blvd., Suite A
                Hamilton, OH 45011
Over the past year, the phrase learning loss has been widely used to describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on student learning. Despite the interruption to schooling, there are many anecdotes, artifacts, and data that pint to student and educator learning, progress, strength, and resilience. While student academic learning may be unfinished, it is not lost.
With commitment and care, leaders and educators can engage in data and collaborative practices to support positive impacts to well-being, social-emotional needs, and academics.
Join this session to explore the necessary components for building a strong culture of data use, learn practical ways to support educators' and students' social and emotional well-being, and understand how to use MAP Growth data to support student access to grade-level instruction. You will walk away with a toolkit of strategies and resources, all of which will strengthen your implementation of OTES 2.0.
*Please bring a fully charged laptop and your MAP login credentials. 
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Teacher-Focused OTES 2.0 Training

This professional development is intended for your teaching staff that will be evaluated using the OTES 2.0 Rubric.
  • Differences between OTES 1.0 and 2.0
  • Rubric walkthrough
  • Growth and improvement plans
  • Ideas for acquiring different ratings
  • Question and answer
  • Other topics as desired
Facilitator: Katie Klei, OTES 2.0 state trainer
Cost: Full-day sessions: $1,200.00 | Half-day sessions: $600.00
Location: TBD
Register: Contact Heather Sass to schedule a session for your district.

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Facilitators: Karen Naber, Heather Sass and Chris Brown
Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, OH, 45011
It isn't what they know, but what they DO that makes building principals highly effective!
Join colleagues in the Southwest Ohio region to strengthen your professional network.
Take dedicated time for your professional learning and reflection. We’ll also share ideas for self-care and gratitude strategies. You are worth it!
Flex your leadership muscle by examining and discussing practical strategies to use in your day to day work.
  • Each participant will receive What Great Principals DO Differently, Twenty Things That Matter Most by Todd Whitaker.
  • Topics relevant to today’s challenging issues as determined by you and your colleagues
Meeting Schedule: 8:30-10:30 on each of the following dates:
  • March 2, 2022

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Facilitators: Heather Sass and Dave Clark
Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, OH, 45011
Join colleagues in the southwestern Ohio region to strengthen your professional network and share ideas. Keep up with the latest developments on topics relevant to these uncertain times. We will meet face to face and respect current health and safety guidelines at all times. Meetings will be moved to virtual if necessary.
A dedicated Google site will be available to all registrants with meeting agendas, recordings and resources. Contact hours for professional learning and Ashland University graduate credit (one hour) are available. 
Meeting Schedule: 9:30 AM -11:30 AM on each of the following dates (boxed lunch provided at 11:30 AM):
  • March 3, 2022
There is no registration fee for BCESC school district partners. Counselors from non-member districts: $150.
February 7, 2022 - 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
First Aid Class will start on at 5:30 PM and will end at 7:30 PM
CPR class will begin at 7:30 PM and will end at 9:30 PM
American Heart Association certified trainers will provide participants with a full class that covers the requirements for Pediatric, Child and Infant First Aid and/or CPR certification.  You are responsible for the cost of the First Aid/CPR card ($25.00 per card). We will no longer be accepting payment the day of training.  Payment must be submitted no later than February 1st to participate in the class.  Check, EZ-Pay, Money orders and Purchase Orders are are acceptable payment options.  

*Per BCESC policy, masks are required to be worn at all times during the training. 
Communicable Disease Management
February 26, 2022 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Full Course: February 26, 2022 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM                         
Review Course: February 26, 2022 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
*Per BCESC policy, masks are required to be worn during the training.
Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, OH, 45011
Mandated Child Abuse Reporter
This course meets the mandated reporters’ requirements in the early childhood profession by providing knowledge and skills to recognize child abuse and neglect, and information on how to report to the local authorities, Offered by FCFC.

Full Course:

June 2, 2022 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Review Course:

June 2, 2022 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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Spring 2022 Professional Development Classes


Math Everywhere - 3 hours SUTQ Approved

Instructor - Christi Reveal


February 24, 2022 -  6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Participants will identify math skills in each learning center as well as build math into all daily routines. Participants will work collaboratively to develop ideas around Classification and Patterning and will use classification and patterning vocabulary to build lessons. 

Introduction to Trauma: Understanding how experiences can impact behaviors and responses of young children - 2.0 hour SUTQ Approved

April 6, 2022 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

*This class will be held virtually


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 affect 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

Understanding Poverty and working with Families of Young Children - 3.0 hours SUTQ Approved

Instructor - Christi Reveal

April 28, 2022 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Participants will learn how to identify characteristics of poverty so educators can establish better relationships with children and families. Other topics discussed include how to gain knowledge to involve families in their child’s education and identifying language registrars when working with children and families.

Programming and Partnerships for Non-Traditional and School Age Programs - 2 hours

Instructor - Donna Eisenbraun

March 16, 2022 - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Take your program to the next level by building community connections that bridge programs with unique opportunities for growth and collaboration.




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