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OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATORS


ISTE Certification Ongoing
ISTE Certification is a new competency-based, vendor-agnostic educator certification based on the ISTE Standards for Educators. This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways.
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Google Certified Educator Level 1 Distance Learning Summer 2019
Do you use Google in your classroom? Are you interested in learning additional and practical ways to use Google with colleagues and students? Then this session is for you! Google provides modules built 100% for teachers and their use in the classroom. Join other educators on the journey to becoming more proficient with Google tools. You will complete modules on your own and connect with other teachers about your learning by using Google Classroom. Start next year with a solid Google-y foundation! There is an optional test at the end of the modules you can take for official Google certification. Once you've completed the modules and the coursework with this activity, you can choose to take the test. Upon passing, you will be an officially "Google Certified Educator Level 1"! There is an additional $10 cost to take the test.
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Kagan Cooperative Meetings July 29 - 30, 2019
8:30 AM – 3:45 PM
Kagan Cooperative Meetings is a two-day event for Administrators and Instructional Coaches intended to motivate staff with energizing staff-building ideas. Learn structures to make collaborative decisions and maximize teacher buy-in that will foster a learning community that will grow together as professionals. Participants will have fun and solve problems together with initiative tasks and games.
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High Aims Summer Institute 2019 August 1 - 2, 2019
High AIMS is a consortium of 30 public school district in southwest Ohio. Fairfield City Schools will serve as this year's host to 2,000+ educators for our 6th annual Summer Institute. We will offer two nationally acclaimed keynote speakers and 250 breakout sessions as teachers and administrators immerse themselves in dynamic and inspiring professional learning.
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CT3 - No Nonsense Nurturer August 5, 2019 
8:00 AM - 4 PM
Cost: $250 per person NNN
          Online Course $100 per person NNN
          Instructional Strategies $150 per person

Our philosophy for empowering every educator!Take a no-nonsense yet nurturing approach to managing classrooms - one that promotes the academic success of all students. Based on in-depth research analyzing the practices of high-performing teachers in diverse environments, No-Nonsense Nurturer has been successfully utilized by thousands of teachers across all grade levels, in urban, suburban, and rural schools throughout the country.

Training will do the following:
- Build the life-altering relationships with students that are needed to motivate them to excel academically.
- Utilize proven strategies that immediately begin transforming classroom culture.
- Overcome cultural roadblocks that may hinder effectiveness with students.
- Gain the vital support needed form students' family members.

Location:
Butler County ESC
400 N. Erie Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011

Google Map Link:
https://goo.gl/maps/3sxJaTQkk1Mdi3rTA
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IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training August 5 – 9, 2019 
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $1,100 per person - *Maximum of 30 registrations

A hands-on, personalized session that provides an understanding of IMSE's enhanced Orton-Gillingham method and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom. After participating in this training, teachers will be better able to assess, evaluate, and teach children how to read, write and spell proficiently. Participants will receive six contact hours per day for a total of 30 contact hours.

Two semester hours from Ashland are available at $180 per semester hour. For Ashland registration please visit: https://www.ashland.edu/founders/node/117861

Location:
Butler County ESC
400 N. Erie Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011

Google Map Link:
https://goo.gl/maps/3sxJaTQkk1Mdi3rTA
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BCESC LPDC Toolbox Training Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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.
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IMSE Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Training September, 17-19, 2019
October 8 - 9, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $1,100 per person - *Maximum of 30 registrations

A hands-on, personalized session that provides an understanding of IMSE's enhanced Orton-Gillingham method and the tools necessary to apply it in the classroom. After participating in this training, teachers will be better able to assess, evaluate, and teach children how to read, write and spell proficiently. Participants will receive six contact hours per day for a total of 30 contact hours.

Two semester hours from Ashland are available at $180 per semester hour. For Ashland registration please visit: https://www.ashland.edu/founders/node/117861

Location:
Butler County ESC
400 N. Erie Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011

Google Map Link:
https://goo.gl/maps/3sxJaTQkk1Mdi3rTA
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Empowered PBL (K-5) October 29 - 30, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $200 per person
Facilitator: Dave Clark
Empowered PBL is based on the book "Empower" by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani. The workshop is designed to help teachers develop learning experiences that will be meaningful, relevant to the lives of their students, and based on 21st century skills and ISTE Standards. Teachers will be working on embedding their own standards and curriculum paths int highly engaging lessons with an emphasis on PBL. Throughout the training attendees will also be exposed to the Buck Institute for Education's model of Gold Standard Pa. Learners will move through the pedagogy and practice, gain exposure to a wide variety of resources and technology, interact with other participants, and introduce their own PBL lesson for peer feedback. During the three days participants will be working as a whole class, individually, and in small groups in an effort to model PBL options and best practices and attempt to provide all who attend with an engaging learning experience.

Location:
Butler County ESC
400 N. Erie Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011

Google Map Link: 
https://goo.gl/sWgSCx
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Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt Train the Trainer August 6 - 8, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Based on the Buck Institute for Education's model for PBL, the three-day PBL 101 Workshop engages participants in learning how to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, relevant, standards-focused project. The workshop models the project process. This workshop is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration. Participants have substantial time to plan their own project, and receive formative feedback from peers and the facilitator.
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The Elite 8 Practice for EL’s August 6 and September 5, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Participants in this class will learn about the 8 modules of SIOP and the best ways to apply them in their K-8 classrooms. Educators in the course will have two days in a face to face workshop and a virtual follow up meeting to discuss success in their application. Books will be provided for a fee of $70.00 or participants can bring their own.
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Leveled Literacy Instruction Wednesday, September 17, 2019
Thursday, September 18, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The groundbreaking Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) is a research-based, supplementary intervention system designed to help teachers provide powerful, daily, small-group instruction for the lowest-achieving students in the early grades.

LLI Professional Development for the Orange, Green, and Blue systems includes three days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one follow-up day) to give participants an in-depth understanding of each of the three primary grade LLI Systems:

Orange, Levels A-C (Kindergarten): 70 lessons with 70 original titles
Green, Levels A-J (Grade 1): 110 lessons with 110 original titles
Blue, Levels C-N (Grade 2): 120 lessons with 120 original titles

Topics covered include an overview of the Lesson Framework, assessing and grouping students, teaching within the LLI lessons, using the Prompting Guide, understanding the demands of texts, and documenting progress. In addition to learning how to implement LLI, participants will deepen their understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress.

Instructor: Debbie Magoulick - Heinemann Literacy Consultant
Cost: $350 per person for all three days
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