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SST Region 16 News

Phonological Awareness: Why and How We Teach It
Internal Monitoring 201
Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Initial Training
Child Outcomes Summary
Specially Designed Reading Interventions for Students with Disabilities
Improving the Instructional Program with Evidence Based Practices for Administrators
Evidence Based Practices to Improve Student Learning for Educators
Engaging Families to Support Early Literacy
Child Outcomes Summary (COS)
The Next Generation of Co-Teaching
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.

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.

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

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.

IMPORTANT HIGH EXPECTATIONS TEACHING PD ANNOUNCEMENT:

IMPORTANT HIGH EXPECTATIONS TEACHING PD ANNOUNCEMENT: The first two days of the High Expectations Teaching training has been rescheduled for Monday, January 29 and Tuesday January 30, 2018. The third day is still March 6, 2018. We regret any difficulties this may cause you. Please contact Heather Wolfe at heather.wolfe@sst16.org if you are unable to attend or if you need additional information.

Legal Issues in Special Education Rescheduled Dates Legal Issues in Special Education UPDATED Flyer

Special Education Discipline and Restorative Discipline that were both scheduled on January 8, 2018, have been rescheduled for January 30, 2018.  If you were previously registered you do not need to register again.  If you cannot attend on January 30, 2018 please cancel your registration in STARS or contact Jo Ann or Julie for assistance.

jo.stack@sst16.org or julie.howell@sst16.org
740-797-0150

 

Officed Closed January 8, 2018 Due to Inclement Weather

SST Offices are closed due to inclement weather. Trainings scheduled for today, January 8, 2018, have been cancelled.

Social Media Support Specialist, Part-Time

Position: Social Media Support Specialist, part-time
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
State Support Team 16 (SST16) is currently looking for a Social Media Support Specialist.
State Support Teams learn from and work with the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) Office for Exception Children
(OEC), Office of Improvements and Innovations (OII), and Office of Early Learning and School Readiness (OELSR) as well
as with other State Support Teams and professional organizations across the state of Ohio. SST 16 Consultants work
hard to support educational organizations in their efforts to move all children and students, most notably children and
students with disabilities, to achieve higher levels of performance. The Social Media Support Specialist is a member of a
team who understand the importance of working together to meet the needs of the educational organizations within
the region.
 

Administrative Assistant, 12 Month Position

POSITION POSTING
Position: Administrative Assistant, 12 month
Salary: Based on experience and Athens-Meigs ESC Board approved salary schedule
State Support Team 16 (SST16) is seeking an Administrative Assistant to manage the office, support our team of consultants with providing regional services, and handle duties for the director. The ability to multi-task, while maintaining complex schedules and managing administrative support, is essential in this position. The ideal candidate
for this job is resourceful, a good problem solver, and organized. Assuring a steady completion of workload in a timely manner is key to success in this position.
We are looking for an individual who is efficient and comfortable being a member of a team. State Support Teams learn from and work with the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) Office for Exception Children (OEC), Office of Improvements and Innovations (OII), and Office of Early Learning and School Readiness (OELSR) as well as with other
State Support Teams and professional organizations across the state of Ohio. SST 16 Consultants work hard to supporteducational organizations in their efforts to move all children and students, most notably children and students with disabilities, to achieve higher levels of performance. The Administrative Assistant is a member of a team who
understand the importance of working together to meet the needs of the educational organizations within the region.

Position Posting: Communications and Event Specialist
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

The Reading Achievement Plan recorded webinar is now available

The Meeting for The Reading Achievement Plan on October 27,2017 is cancelled due to the recorded webinar on October 10th.  If you have questions about your district's responsibilities please contact Kim Miller at kim.miller@sst16.org.

The Reading Achievement Plan webinar along with the ppt is now posted on the ODE Reading Achievement Plan webpage. The link is below:

http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/Literacy/Reading-Achievement-Plan

Intervener Services Professional Development
Strategies for Evaluating and Identifying Students with Combined Hearing-Vision Loss and/or Multiple Disabilities

Strategies for Evaluating and Identifying Students with Combined Hearing-Vision Loss and/or Multiple Disabilities

November 30, 2017
9:00-3:00

AMESC/SST Region 16
21 Birge Drive|
Chauncey, Ohio 45719

PAX Training Events for Region 16 PAX Training Events for Region 16

MESSAGE FROM KATHY DAILEY

As an effort to combat the opioid epidemic, this free training is an opportunity for Region 16's educators, Pre-K through High School, to have access to an evidence-based program to address student behavioral issues in the classroom.  Teachers, school counselors, and administrators alike will learn specific strategies for teaching students self-regulation skills that are easily adaptable to any age or grade level.  For an informative video on how PAX is implemented under the PBIS framework, please visit this link: https://www.paxohio.org/pax-pbis/.  Additional information on the PAX Good Behavior Game can be found at http://goodbehaviorgame.org/ or https://www.paxohio.org/.  We hope to see you there!

Early Childhood Summer Conference

We have many offerings in the 5th Annual Early Childhood Summer Conference (formerly RENEW).  Check out what we have offered in the flyer below!

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

This required training is for NEW Kindergarten teachers who have not yet been trained on the KRA but will be administering during the 2018-2019 school year. This training consists of a 1 day in-person training followed by approximately 10 hours of online work on your own. Topics covered will include the purpose of the assessment, the structure of the assessment, preparing for administration, using technology, scoring items, test security, administration for students with disabilities, administration for English Language Learners, reporting assessment results, communicating with families and using the assessment results. Kindergarten teachers who have not previously been trained on KRA should register. Please consult with your building administrator or Data Manager prior to registering for this training as the Data Manager must enter you into the KReady system in advance.

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Initial Training

This training is designed for those early learning and development teachers who are required to administer the Early earning Assessment. This training will review the purpose and structure of the assessment, gathering evidence to use for scoring assessment items, administration for students with disabilities, administration for English Language Learners, reporting assessment results, communicating with families about the assessment and using assessment results. This training will include an overview of the KReady system and completion of SIM/CA when applicable.

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Refresher Training

This training is designed for teachers who have already been trained on the Early Learning Assessment and are interested in being updated on the changes to the ELA. This training will review the changes to the assessment, methods to use to capture evidence for scoring the assessment, and connections between the assessment and curriculum goals. An overview of the KReady system will also be included.

Dive Into UDL Book Study

In the true spirit of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Dive Into UDL: Immersive Practices to Develop Expert Learners meets the needs of practitioners at any level of education. The authors have designed a UDL personalized learning journey that allows readers to understand UDL by wading in, doing shallow swims, and taking deep dives. Readers are invited to customize how the book is used by choosing what to read and how to read it. The book and resources that accompany it are how to actually DO UDL! This book study is for individuals wanting to increase their knowledge at any level from exploration to classroom implementation. It is a self-paced study with assigned reading, activities, implementation, and reflection.

Child Outcomes Summary

Part 1
This training provides an introduction to the Child Outcomes Summary process, guidance on how to describe children’s functioning in the three outcome areas, and exploration of the five areas of essential knowledge that teams must have for completion of the COS process.

 

Part 2
This training will include key features of the Child Outcomes Summary process and the required information necessary to successfully complete the process. Participants will complete application activities and explore the requirements and resources specific to state policies about collecting child outcomes data.

Universal Desing for Learning 101: Designing Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms

UDL is a radical paradigm shift in the way we think about our teaching, evaluate curriculum, and design assessment and instruction. It begins with growth mindset, believing ALL students can learn at high levels, and flips our thinking from “fixing” students to designing environments and instruction that meet the needs and interests of ALL learners. Traditionally, students enter the classroom and are expected to conform; the burden of overcoming learning barriers is placed on the student. Universally Designed Learning Environments remove the burden from students and places it on the curriculum and environment to meet the needs of students. Teachers are able to intentionally create inclusive learning environments that make learning accessible and conducive to ALL learners when they employ the UDL framework to designing instruction and learning environments. This is the first of a 3 workshop series which will focus on engagement.

Universal Desing for Learning 102: How Do We Do This?

This is the second of a 3 workshop series on Universal Design for Learning. UDL 101 is a pre-requisite for participation in UDL 102. This workshop will take a deeper dive into the layers of the UDL guidelines while also reviewing learning barriers in goals, methods, materials and assessments. In this workshop participants will examine lessons designed through the UDL lens, collaborate to design lessons to specific contexts, and address learning barriers at the access and build layers of the UDL guidelines with a focus on representation (the what of learning), and action and expression (the how of learning).

Multi-Text Literacy Series

A 3-part series on an introduction to Guided Reading, encompassing how to layout the classroom, lesson planning, and how to integrate Ohio's Learning Standards into powerful reading lessons! Don't miss this Multi-Text Literacy Series!