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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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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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Advancing Differentiation - Gifted Book Study Oct. 14 - Dec. 13, 2019
(Eight weeks= off week of Thanksgiving)
Cost: $65 per person
Facilitator: Cathy Chenoweth
Advancing Differentiation
By Richard Cash Ed.D

Differentiating your instruction is about more than simply tailoring materials and activities to different students.

It’s about:
  • Deeply engaging every learner
  • Challenging students to move beyond the curriculum, think critically, and generate new ideas
  • Helping students manage their emotions and behaviors, direct their own learning, connect concepts across content areas, and ultimately make sense of their world.
These are the skills that will prepare our students for the workforce, and they are the skills detailed in this book. Advancing Differentiation is a powerful resource that will transform the way you teach and the way your students learn.

This 15 contact hour book study will provide participants an opportunity to examine and improve their own practices with differentiation. 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.

Participants are required to obtain a copy of the book Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century by Richard Cash.

https://tinyurl.com/AdvancingDifferentiationAmazon
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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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Empowered PBL (K-12) Oct. 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 into 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 two 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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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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Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts - Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World! Oct. 31, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
No Cost - Mary Wolff, Facilitator

This interactive workshop is based on the book by Leslie C. Aguilar and will demonstrate how just one person speaking up can inspire others to do the same. Participates will learn 6 specific techniques on how to deal with situations that can be awkward and damaging around the use of stereotypical and biased communication. Attendees will receive 3 contact hours.

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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NWEA Ohio Teacher Foundation Institutes Profiles of Instruction: Creating Synergy through a Culture of Data Nov. 11, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
$90.00 per person
Use Planning responsive lessons based on student learning needs requires consistent use of MAP Growth data in conjunction with Ohio standards and district curriculum.
Whether you are a teacher, or one who supports teachers, attend this teacher institute to gain insight toward the Ohio Learning Institutes to be held in February and explore a process for planning lessons with MAP Growth data to answer these questions:
  • Which students are ready to learn grade-level content?
  • Which students need scaffolding to access grade-level content?
  • Which students need enrichment beyond grade-level content? 
An NWEA professional learning consultant will facilitate analysis of classroom MAP Growth reports, and you will get hands-on practice creating responsive lesson plans based on your current class data. You will walk away ready to conquer lesson planning for diverse student learning needs.

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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Changing Instruction through Ohio's Math Standards Nov. 13, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Cost: $25
Facilitator: Presented by the ODE
Math Consultants Team
Attend a day of deep learning as the ODE Math Consultants present on topics that support sound instructional practice through the implementation of Ohio's Math Standards. Attendees will receive 6.5 contact hours.

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

Google Map Link: 
https://goo.gl/sWgSCx
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Culturally Responsive Practices (CRP) Community of Practice: 4-day Series Day 1: November 19, 2019 - CRP Introduction
Day 2: December 11, 2019 - CRP Cultural Responsiveness
Day 3: January 6, 2020 - CRP Socio-Political Awareness
Day 4: February 5, 2020 - CRP Academic Achievement
$250.00 per person
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
As noted in Ohio’s strategic plan for education, Each Child, Our Future, changing state demographics mean that children and families bring greater cultural diversity into the classroom. Excellent educators use high-quality, culturally responsive practices to enhance each child’s learning experience. Culturally relevant teaching and instructional practices ensure educators reach each child in the classroom. This promotes equity. The Culturally Responsive Practices Program supports future and current educators in implementing culturally responsive practices across Ohio schools and classrooms. Three semester hours from Ashland are available at $180 per semester hour.

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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Leveled Literacy Instruction December 11 & 12, 2019 and February 11, 2020
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Facilitator: Debbie Magoulick, Heinemann Literacy Consultant
Cost: $350 per person for all 3 days
LLI systems (RED, GOLD, PURPLE, and TEAL) are designed for students in grades 3-12 who are reading below grade level. These systems may also be used to help students at higher grade levels who are reading below level W.Designed to bring students up to grade-level performance in as little as 18-24 weeks, LLI Intermediate Systems deliver powerful, research-based intervention geared specifically for intermediate students who are lagging behind their peers in literacy learning. The intervention is designed to take place in addition to classroom literacy instruction.

This 3-Day Seminar Includes:
  • An introduction to the LLI systems (RED, GOLD, PURPLE, and TEAL) with special attention on what the research has shown to be effective instruction for older, struggling readers.
  • Clear rationales for the instructional procedures in the LLI intermediate systems–comprehension, vocabulary development, fluency, phonics/word study, and writing about reading–and how they all contribute to the reader’s development of an effective processing system.
  • Opportunities to observe, discuss, and practice using the lesson frameworks, instructional procedures, and resources in the LLI intermediate systems.
  • A focus on supporting students to develop strategic actions for processing text using a gradient of high-quality fiction and nonfiction texts, written explicitly for the LLI intermediate systems.
  • Specific instruction on the assessment and record keeping in the LLI intermediate systems that is crucial to inform teaching decisions and maximize effectiveness.
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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