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2018 Annual OPEC Conference Save the Date OPEC 2018

Monday June 25 – Wednesday June 27, 2018
at Miami University in Oxford, OH
The Annual OPEC Conference focuses on creating access, improving quality and making connections within Ohio’s prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support workforce for children, families and communities. The conference will offer a variety of educational tracks and spotlight nationally recognized Keynote speakers.
Registration Fee $120
Registration fee includes lunch Monday through Wednesday, afternoon snacks Tuesday and Wednesday, and an evening networking reception with hors d’oevres on Tuesday!
Lodging
Hotel blocks have been reserved at all local facilities and on-campus lodging will be available. More details on lodging will be provided in early 2018. Follow us on twitter and on the OPEC website for updates! @OPECconference – www.OPECconference.com

2018 HORN WALTER AWARDS

The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities will again host the 2018 R.A. Horn and Franklin B. Walter Awards Program.  A special educator (or team) and one student from each SST Region will be recognized at an Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Villa Milano.

MTSS: Building Sustainability from the Ground Up PD

The forms of this training will be developing   effective district and building systems to meet the academic and behavioral needs of all students. Topics of discussion will include: Building a solid foundation for all students, Creating systems to identify and support  struggling students, Establishing structures within buildings/districts to promote sustainability

Building Leadership Teams: Closing the Knowing-Doing Gap PD

DESCRIPTION: This professional development focuses on the knowing the “Why” of BLTs, reviewing the “What” of BLTs, and planning the “How” of BLTs. Special emphasis is on the BLT role of monitoring the building plan, communicating to DLT on plan implementation, and providing monthly feedback to TBTs on implementation of the plan and implementation of the 5 Step Process.

The Next Generation of Co-Teaching
Introduction to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) PD

The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) is the world’s leading organization, advancing one of the most important fields in education in decades: the practice of promoting integrated academic, social, and emotional learning for all children in preschool through high school.
This professional development will focus on an introduction to the Five Core SEL Competencies and why they are essential to high quality education; exploration of the theory of action for implementing SEL in districts and schools; impact of Adult SEL Competencies and how to cultivate them with district and school staff, parents, and community members; integration of SEL with Key District Initiatives; and more.
For those interested in implementing a SEL framework, an additional professional development will focus on how educators, families, and communities partner to promote students’ social, emotional, and academic learning.