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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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Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) 2.0 Training

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The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) will change beginning with the 2020-2021 school year, with a revised evaluation rubric and process.

All administrators who have an active credential will be required to attend a two-day bridge training in the use of OTES 2.0.

Butler County Educational Service Center will offer OTES 2.0 Bridge Trainings on:

April 29-30 - Registration link: https://forms.gle/gPA4rbPCbZqcfZEp6
June 8-9 - Registration link: https://forms.gle/L86UruweaWiUXvWa7
July 13-14 - Registration link: https://forms.gle/8inwtX4WLc8snecq7
Aug 31-Sept 1 - Registration link: https://forms.gle/bBVtyFiWqfefy8d8A

Those who are working on a new credential to evaluate teachers should attend the three-day OTES 2.0 Credentialing Training on:

May 11-13 - Registration link: https://forms.gle/S6HrGEveiyAVn9o18
June 10-12 - Registration link: https://forms.gle/tYVC2Gs6HrdUpRfm6
July 27-29 - Registration link: https://forms.gle/jsFmJJMGfPobD2Wx8
Sept 2-4 - Registration link: https://forms.gle/gsAkMdTwVkQFC3j28
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BCESC LPDC Toolbox Training Dec. 4, 2019 - 4:00 PM
March 4, 2020 - 4:00 PM
May 6, 2020 - 4:00 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.
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Leadership Round Tables Nov. 6, 2019 - 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Jan. 22, 2020 - 8:30 - 11:30 AM
March 11, 2020 - 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Presenter: Chris Brown and Heather Sass
Cost: Free to Members, $40 per session for non-members
Come together with area building leaders to network, learn and share. These round tables will provide a forum for new learning and education updates, as well as collegial conversations. Together we will explore the hot topics in our districts and connect you with potential resources. Lunch will be provided. 12 contact hours provided by the BCESC.

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

Google Map Link: 
https://goo.gl/sWgSCx
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Butler County Counselor Consortium Oct. 15, 2019 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Jan. 29, 2020 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM
April 15, 2020 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Cost: $160 for all three sessions,
$55 for any one session
Come together with area counselors to network, learn and share. These round tables provide a forum for new learning and education updates as well as collegiate conversations. Together we will explore hot topics in our districts and connect you with potential resources. Lunch is provided.

Location:
Butler County Educational Service Center,
400 N. Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, OH 45011

Google Map Link: 
https://goo.gl/sWgSCx
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Vision Into Practice: A Dive into Ohio's Standards and Model Curriculum for Science (Three-Day Series) Day One: Oct. 16, 2019
Day Two: Dec. 6, 2019
Day Three: Feb. 6, 2020
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $25 per person
Facilitator: ODE Science Consultants
Target Audience: K-12 teachers, curriculum leaders, coaches, administrators.

The Science Standards Series consists of three one-day sessions facilitated by ODE science specialists. Participants attend all three. The sessions are spaced to allow participants to discuss and apply ideas from each session.

Topics Include:
  • Standards 101 - components of the standards and model curriculum including the newly developed “Nature of Science” section.
  • Instruction - implications of the revisions for both content and pedagogical shifts.
  • Implementation - transitioning to 2018 standards, curriculum planning, identifying quality instructional materials, and more. Districts are encouraged to send teams to facilitate grade and/or vertical planning. Individual participants will have an opportunity for support with their individual planning.
Extended Opportunities: BCESC can provide coaching for implementation support. Please inquire for more information. Ashland credit is available.

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

Google Map Link: 
https://goo.gl/sWgSCx
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Women In Leadership six-day series Sept. 23. 2019, Oct. 29, 2019
Nov. 20, 2019, Jan. 29, 2020
Feb. 26, 2020, March 25, 2020
8:30 - 11:30 AM
$50.00 per session, $200 for all six

The Women In Leadership Series is a program focused on supporting women who aspire to be great leaders. This 6 -day training seminar is designed to create conversation around the following topics: Historical Perspective of Women, Knowledge Barrier of Women Advancement, Mindsets, Behaviors and Culture, Challenges within the workplace, Importance of Building Positive Relationships, Importance of Networking and Mentoring, Importance of Developing Executive Presence, and Development of a Personal Plan.

Location:
Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, OH, 45011

Google Map Link: goo.gl/sWgSCx
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Start Seeing and Serving Underserved Gifted Students: 50 Strategies for Equity and Excellence
by Jennifer Richotte Ph.D, Chin-Wen Lee, Ph.D, and Amy Graefe, Ph.D;
Start Date: February 10, 2020
End Date: March 20, 2020
This is a six week online course.
One critical issue in education is the underrepresentation of students from specific populations in our gifted programming. These students include:
  • English language learners
  • Twice-exceptional students
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse students
  • Economically disadvantaged students
This book study will provide participants with a variety of flexible tools to nurture the academic and affective growth of their gifted students from traditionally underserved populations. Over fifty strategies are outlined within five chapters to help teachers and administrators:
  • Recognize the strengths of underserved gifted learners
  • Become aware of implicit biases and the effects on teaching
  • Create a culturally responsive learning environment
  • Provide high-quality challenging instruction
  • Advocate for gifted students on a micro and macro scale
  • Understand the academic, social, and emotional needs of underserved gifted students
This 15 contact hour book study will provide participants an opportunity to examine and improve their own practices with underserved gifted students. Participants will independently read the text, complete reflections connecting the text and their practice, and have on-line discussions with other participants.

Instructor: Cathy Chenoweth, BCESC Gifted Coordinator

Cost: $65 per person

Credit: This book study qualifies for 15 Gifted PD hours.
Ashland University credit available for an additional cost and additional assignments.

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Gifted Highly Qualified Professional Development
 
Differentiation - Gifted HQPD Competency A and B
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Credits - Three Contact hours
Cost: $50.00 for each half day session
*Ashland University credit available for additional cost and additional assignments.
                         
Compacting and Acceleration - Gifted HQPD Competency C, F, and G
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
Credits - Three Contact hours
Cost: $50.00 for each half day session
*Ashland University credit available for additional cost and additional assignments.

Location:
Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, OH, 45011

Google Map Link: 
https://goo.gl/sWgSCx
Click Here To Register
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NWEA - Profiles of Leadership: Creating Synergy through a Culture of Data Use Date: Thursday, February 27, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 registration fee includes continental breakfast and boxed lunch (please see options below.)
Attendees will receive six Contact hours
Building a synergistic culture of MAP Growth data use requires sustained, artful leadership at all levels - from district to building to teacher. Attend this learning institute to explore the characteristics of district, building, and teacher leaders who have successfully used MAP Growth within the Ohio Improvement Process to raise student achievement on Ohio’s State Test and increase performance on their Ohio District and School Report Cards.

Bring your DLT and BLT to hear the concrete actions teams implemented and reflect on the impact of those actions on students, staff, and stakeholders. NWEA professional learning consultants will facilitate analysis of MAP Growth reports and data to support teams diving into their own data and making a plan for increasing the synergy of data use in their own schools and districts.

*Please bring a fully charged laptop and your MAP login credentials.

Location:
Butler County ESC
400 North Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, OH 45011

Google Map Link: 
https://goo.gl/sWgSCx
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Gifted Highly Qualified Professional Development
 
Social and Emotional Needs - Gifted HQPD Competency D
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Credits - Three Contact hours
Cost: $50.00 for each half day session
*Ashland University credit available for additional cost and additional assignments.
                         
Underrepresented Populations - Gifted HQPD Competency E
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
Credits - Three Contact hours
Cost: $50.00 for each half day session
*Ashland University credit available for additional cost and additional assignments.
                         
Location:
Butler County Educational Service Center
400 N. Erie Blvd, Suite A
Hamilton, OH, 45011

Google Map Link: 
https://goo.gl/sWgSCx
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