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SST Region 16 News

Ohio's Statewide Advisory Council

Ohio's Statewide Family Engagement Center is excited to announce the creation of a Statewide Advisory Council as part of Ohio’s new Statewide Family Engagement Center. We are seeking a diverse group of parents, guardians, and caretakers of children birth to Grade 12 from all regions of Ohio. You are invited to apply to be a part of this exciting opportunity to share your ideas on this Council about how Ohio families and schools can work together to support the education of all children. Language interpreters and other supports will be available at Council meetings if needed.

School Psychology Awareness Week

This year's theme is "Unlock Potential. Find Your Password!"

Early Childhood Playful Literacy Series: Phonological Awareness 9/26/18

Children who can manipulate sounds in language have an easier time learning to read.  Phonological awareness instruction produces positive effects on both reading and pseudoword reading, indicating that it help children decode novel words as well as remember how to read familiar words.

UDL 102: How Do We Do This? 11/13/18

This session will take a deeper dive into the layers of the UDL guidelines while also reviewing learning barriers in goals, methods, materials, and assessments.

PBIS Coaches Network for Elementary, Middle, and High Schools

This is a regional coaches network is intended for any elementary, middle, and high school coaches or leadership teams within Region 16 who are already implementing PBIS at their school.

Region 16 District Autism Teams Cohort

District AustismTeams will review/create a process-planning framework for designing comprhensive district plan, addressing the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

School Improvement (OIP Reboot) Updates and Implementation 10/22/18

Participants attending this training will receive coaching instruction and resource information necessary to implement the updated Ohio Improvement Process.

Rock Your Literacy Block Session 1 10/19/18

Teachers will learn how to set-up and manage their classroom in order for small groups to be successful

Tranisition: What Works Conference 10/18/18

An event focused on the evidence-based practices and predictors in supporting the transition of high school students with disabilities to competitive employment, post-secondary education, and independent living.

UDL 101: Designing Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms 9/9/18 - 9/10/18

UDL is not a new way to teach.  It is not a radical new curriculum.  It is not a new initiative, here today, gone tomorrow.  Rather, UDL is a radical paradigm shift in the way we think about our teaching, evaluate curriculum, and design assessment and instruction.

Tackling Challenging Behaviors: FBA to BSP and Beyond

This professional learning opportunity will utilize a blended learning, hands-on team approach format to tackle the most challenging classroom behaviors and discipline problems, grade K-12.

Assistive Technology (AT) Conference and Vendor Fair 10/4/18

Attend sessions showcasing technology that can increase access and engagement to the curriculum.

Uniquely Human Book Study 10/1/18

This learning course is designed for individuals seeking to gain a deeper understanding into the world of autism while transforming personal beliefs, attitudes, and reflections on the vast possibilities, not disabilities, of these uniquely human individuals.

Southeast Ohio Transition Council (SOTC)

SOTC is a network of Educators and Providers in collaboration to promote successful transitions for students with disabilities from HS to post-school education, employment, and independent living.

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Initial Training

This training is designed for those early learning and development teachers who are required to administer the Early learning Assessment.

Reading-Tiered Inventory - Elementary, Secondary, and Local Literacy Plan

This professional learning session will include learning about the Reading-Tiered Inventory and how the inventory can facilitate the creation of a literacy team.  Participants will also learn about the State of Ohio Literacy Plan and how to create a local literacy plan that is aligned to the state plan.

Understanding and Addressing the Diverse Needs of Young Children with ASD: Comprehensive Team Program Planning for Preschool Students with ASD

Understanding and Addressing the Diverse Needs of Young Children with ASD: Comprehensive Team Program Planning for Preschool Students with ASD

Partnering with Familes to Support Early Literacy PD
Ohio AHEAD is pleased to announce a free webinar for its members!

Ohio AHEAD is pleased to announce a free webinar for its members!

KRA Field Testing

KRA Field Testing

Accepting Nominations for the Kathe Shelby Leadership Award

This year nominations for the Kathe Shelby Leadership Award are open now through 5 pm on Thursday, June 30, 2016.  The nomination package outlines the criteria and the process for nominations and submission. Please speak with your colleagues to determine who is deserving of this meaningful recognition. The external selection committee looks forward to receiving a rich pool of deserving nominees again this year.

Problem-Based Learning Design Workshop

Problem-Based Learning Design Workshop

May 31-June 2, 2016 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.Marietta City Administrative Offices 111 Academy Drive Marietta, OH  45750


Provided by the Young Entrepreneurs Consortium Straight A grant and supported by Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN)-Akron Hub, this three-day FREE institute is designed to provide workshop attendees with an introduction to problem-based Learning (PBL) based on the model developed at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA).

click here for more information

Professional development available for sign language interpreter May 7

The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education and the Helen Keller National Center are offering professional development for educational sign language interpreters in Ohio on May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The program will be held on the Dublin campus of the University of Dayton's School of Education and Health Sciences Grant Center. The training will focus on strategies that can be used in the classroom when working with a student who has combined vision and hearing loss, as well as information on identifying students and resources available. Time will be given during the training for participants to practice the techniques discussed during the training. Lunch will be provided for all registered participants. Heather Endres, BSW, NIC Advanced, will facilitate the training.

To register, or if you have questions, please contact Leanne Parnell at lparnell@ohiodeafblind.org or (614) 785-1163 x106.

Straight A Fund FY17

Straight A Fund FY17 Innovation Workshop

ODE’s Straight A Program provides grants to fund a wide range of education innovations. Recipients of these grants are public schools, ESCs and IHEs. In prior years Straight A staff has provided pre-application training through both webinars and face-to-face workshops that focused primarily on the application and grant process.

2016 Roster Verification and Value Added Training

Each year, Ohio teachers receive value-added student growth measure reports to help with instructional planning. During roster verification, schools can validate which teachers teach what subjects to which students — so that the reports will reflect this important information. Whether you are new to — or experienced with — the process, there is training to support you. The first training option is March 22 — so sign up for a session soon.

Click here for more information

2016 OH PBIS Recognition Awards Deadline 6-15-2016

The 2nd Annual PBIS recognition system requirements are ready for distribution.  If your district or building is implementing PBIS please view the recognition system requirements and submit your documentation to SST 16 PBIS consultant in order for your district or building  to be eligible for recognition.

Click here to view a video of last year's winners.

Interpreting Strategies for Students Who Are Deafblind

Click here for more information

Interpreting Strategies for Students Who Are Deafblind


The Essential IEP

The Essential IEP

April 4, 2016        

SST Region 16    
Chauncey Elementary School
21 Birge Drive
Chauncey, Ohio 45719


Click here for printable flyer

Instructional Strategies Using the Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended

Instructional Strategies Using the Ohio
Academic Content Standards-Extended

April 19, 2016

SST Region 16, 21 Birge Drive, Chauncey, Ohio

Participants will learn about and use the Ohio Academic Content Standards and the Ohio Academic Content Standards-Extended to design instruction to meet student needs.


See attached flyer for more information




Because of several last minute requests, SST Region 11 will be providing Alternate Assessment Training (Refresher & Initial) on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.

Refresher:  9:00 – 10:30
Initial:  9:00 – 3:00

470 Glenmont Ave.
Columbus, OH 43214

Please register in STARS for either the Refresher or Initial training.

Lunch will be on your own.

Please contact Leslie Barrett for questions or further information (614)445-3750.


Click here for printable Flyer


PLAN TO ATTEND! Parent Advisory Council Meeting February 18, 2016

Parent Advisory Council/Parent Teacher Partnership SST 16 Presents
Toxic Stress to Safe Zone: Responding to Trauma's Impact on Behavior

Plan to attend.There is still space available.    

February 18, 2016

SST Region 16
21 Birge Drive

Chauncey, Ohio 45719

Click here for details

Disaster and Preparedness Training Opportunity

Training Opportunity:

The University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is holding a Disaster and Preparedness Training at the Ohio University Innovation Center on Saturday, February 20th from 10am to 2pm. This training is intended for individuals with developmental disabilities and their caretakers. There is no charge for this training and participants get a free Emergency Preparedness Kit.


Online registration forms are available at the Athens City Commission on Disabilities Facebook page. You may also contact Erica Coleman at erica.coleman@cchmc.org.

2016 Horn Walter Awards

The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities will again host the 2016 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 Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the Villa Milano.  

Return all nomination forms to Lisa Bonner no later than March 31, 2016

Lisa Bonner
SST Region 16
P.O. Box 39
Chauncey, Ohio 45719
Fax: 740-797-0154
Phone: 740-797--0150


Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation (OPEPP).
Are you a parent of a 12-­-20 year old who receives special education?

Understanding Dual Sensory Impairment and the Value of Intervener Services

Professional Development Components:

How Will Training be Structured?

All training will be delivered online, and will include the following components:

1 Welcome & Orientation Session
3 Virtual Cohort Meetings
8 Online Learning Sessions
1 Online Group Meeting

Target Participants: Who Should Complete Training?
Teacher-Parapro TEAMS who work with or have interest in working with children
with other low incidence and sensory disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairment, and multiple disabilities.

Next Steps for interested Participants:
To express your interest in participating or to learn more about this opportunity, contact OCDBE Deafblind Education Consultant, Leanne Parnell by email at:lparnell@ohiodeafblind.org

A link to an online registration form will be sent to those who express interest.


Additional Date Added...Maximize student growth with your Renaissance Learning™ STAR Assessments

Maximize student growth with your Renaissance Learning™ STAR Assessments

January 25, 2016 (this date is full)
OR January 26, 2016 (This is an additional date, register soon SPACE IS LIMITED)
Location:  SST Region 16
21 Birge Drive
Chauncey, Ohio 45719

Registration for Creating High Quality Environment

IMPORTANT: Registration for the Creating a High Quality Environment for Young Children PD is temporarily unavailable through https://registry.occrra.org/. Please call Julie Howell at 740-797-0150 or email her at 91_jhowell@seovec.org if you have any questions. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and will have the matter resolved as soon as possible.

Franklin B. Walter and R.A. Horn Award Recipients

The March 17, 2015 FBA/BSP Functional Behavioral Assessment/
Behavior Support Plan originally scheduled at the Marietta Board Office and has been relocated to SST Region 16 in Chauncey. 
If you have any questions email 91_dbrewer@seovec.org.

March 17, 2015 
SST Region 16
21 Birge Drive
Chauncey, Ohio 45719





Transition For Success: An Outcomes-Driven Approach has been rescheduled

Due to illness, the Transition For Success:  An Outcomes-Driven Approach schedule for Friday, March 13, 2015 has been rescheduled to April 23, 2015.

If you were previously registered for March 13th you will automatically be registered for April 23rd.  If you were not registered and you would like to attend
If you have any questions please contact Jo Ann Stack, 91_jastack@seovec.org
CANCELLED Language Acquisition through Motor Planning

Language Acquisition through Motor Planning scheduled at AMESC March 6, 2015 has been cancelled due to inclement weather.



eTPES Training Cancelled

The eTPES training scheduled for February 17, 2015 at AMESC has been cancelled due to inclement weather. 


CPI refresher class cancelled on February 18, 2015
There were only 4 people registered in STARS for Wednesday's CPI Refresher class in Chauncey so the class is being cancelled since a minimum of 10 people is needed to conduct the training. Registration is open for two upcoming classes on March 23rd (Fort Frye High School) or March 30th (Chauncey -- SST 16).  If by chance you know of others who were planning to come to this training, but didn't register through STARS, please let them know of this cancellation.
eTPES on a One Hour Delay February 12, 2015

eTPES training scheduled for this morning is on a one hour delay, training will begin at 9:30. Please check back for updates.  You can also call 740-797-0150 for updates. 

Ohio Leadership for Inclusion, Implementation & Instructional Improvement (OLi4) Project

Deadline to respond is February 13, 2015 Recruitment of Cohort #2 Principals for Ohio Leadership for Inclusion, Implementation & Instructional Improvement (OLi4) Project.




Adaptive Basketball

For more information contact:

Jordan Masker 

Athens, OH 45701




OCALI Webinar

Research is clear: learners who are not engaged and motivated are not learning as effectively as their engaged and motivated peers. Engaged Learners are Effective Learners. This presents educators with an exciting challenge: to create a learning environment in which ALL learners can be successful. In this session, we will learn how to apply the three principles of Universal Design for Learning in our classrooms and instructional design, with the elements in place, more and more learners will begin to experience success!

Date:             Thursday, February 19, 2015

Time:            3:30pm – 4:00pm EST

CPI Training

The CPI training scheduled for today, January 12, 2015 will start at 10:30 a.m. due to road conditions. Check our website for updates or call 740-797-0150.

Updated SST Region 16 Cancellation Policy

The policy of the AMESC Board for delays and cancellations is as follows:

When the local county law enforcement officials for Athens City declare hazardous road conditions exist to warrant a leveled emergency the following shall be observed.

Level 1 Emergency-Offices open.

Level 2 Emergency-Superintendent will determine office opening depending upon road conditions.

Level 3 Emergency-Offices will be closed.

If you are scheduled to attend a professional development/meeting please check the SST website for updates.  Trainings may still be held or cancelled at the discretion of the presenter.

You can also call 740-797-0150 or 1-855-797-0150 and listen to the answering machine.

  • You will be prompted to dial extension 120 to hear current information.
  • The message will be updated as information becomes available.

OR Find us and like us on Facebook SST16

Alternate Assessment Training

The Alternate Assessment trainings are wrapping up before testing begins next month.  An updated training for teachers who have given the assessment will be offered next Thursday, January 15th.  A new training date has been added for NEW teachers who have never given the assessment, it will be offered on January 28th.  Please register via STARS to attend either of these sessions.  

Alternate Assessment January 8, 2015

The January 8, 2015 updated Alternate Assessment Test Administration Training will occur and start at 9:00 a.m. regardless of any possible delays or cancellations due to frigid temperatures.

Job Opening- Consultant for School Improvement and Special Education

Job Opening- Consultant for School Improvement and Special Education

Location: Athens Meigs Educational Service Center/State Support Team Region 16, 21 Birge Drive, Chauncey, Ohio

Job Title: Consultant for School Improvement and Special Education
Job Type: Certified-Administrative-Other (Full-time)

Start Date: No later than February 11, 2015

Deadline for Applications: January 3, 2015

Job Description: 
School Improvement: Assist local school districts with understanding the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) systems and supports.  Assist districts as requested, with identifying their DLT/BLT/TBT. Facilitate and/or support the OIP using the identified protocols with assigned LEAs.

Special Education: Assist local school districts with understanding Special Education Law.  Facilitate ODE required Professional Development in regard to diverse learning.

Additional Job Information:
Qualifications: Masters Degree in Education, Special Education, Administration or appropriate field or evidence of equivalency; a thorough understanding of the intended outcomes of OIP implementation and an understanding of the standards of essential practice outlined in Ohio's Leadership Development Framework (Including the OLAC modules and formative assessment).

Send resume and licensing credentials to the Athens-Meigs Educational Service Center, Attention: Helen Douglas, P.O. Box 40, Chauncey, Ohio 45719

For more information contact:
Heather Wolfe, Director
SST Region 16
740-797-0150 (ext. 152)


A Step Back is a Step Forward:Using the OIP to Problem Solve for PARCC

A Step Back is a Step Forward:Using the OIP to Problem Solve for PARCC

December 4, 2014

8:30- 3:00 (Lunch will be provided)


CANCELLED Ky Davis Common Core Math Grade 5

The Ky Davis Common Core Math for Grade 5 scheduled for Monday,
December 7th, has been cancelled due to low registration.  
If you know anyone who was planning to attend please share this information.

If you have any questions please contact Jackie Casey at 91_jcasey@seovec.org
or Jo Ann at 91_jastack@seovec.org

Reframe, Refresh, and Remind (Picture from Event)
TBI survivor Rachel Barezinsky.  Keynote speaker for SODC conference.  
Time for 2015 Horn-Walter Nominations

The R. A. Horn Award acknowledges outstanding students who are in special education. To obtain a nomination form, cllick here /userfiles/11/R_A_%20Horn%20Student%20Nomination%20Form%202015(1).doc

The Franklin B. Walter Award is given to outstanding educators or education teams. To obtain a nomination form, click here /userfiles/11/Franklin%20B%20%20Walter%20Educator%20Nomination%20form%202015(1).doc

For more information on the awards, see below



  • November 13, 2014 Gallia Jackson Vinton JVS (Buckeye Hills) 
  • January 13, 2015 –SST Region 16 (Snow Day February 17, 2015)
  • March 17, 2015  Marietta High School Ohio Valley ESC offices
Early Learning Child and Family Literacy Project (Registration Instructions)

Registration Instructions
for SST Region 16 On-line Course
Early Learning Child and Family Literacy Project:
A Community of Learners(Moodle Course)
January 6, 2016 - May 11, 2016

Go to sst16online.org then click

Early Learning Child and Family Literacy Project: A Community of Learners

You will be prompted to create a user account.  

Follow the directions for creating your account.

(Or log-in using your existing Moodle Account)

After you create your account you will receive an email, (be sure to check SPAM folders) click the link to confirm your new account.

You will be prompted to enter an enrollment key.

The enrollment key is ELCFL01

After entering the enrollment key click enroll.

After you have enrolled you will receive an email welcoming you to the course.   

If you have any questions contact Jo Ann Stack 91_jastack@seovec.org
or Carol Hare 91_chare@seovec.org or phone 1-855-797-0150 or 740-797-0105.

Seclusion and Restraint Survey

Please submit the district electronic survey to report incidents of restraint and seclusion for the 2014-2015 school year by the close of business on Friday, Oct. 30, 2015.  

Restraint and Seclusion Survey Link

2015 Ohio PBIS Showcase

2015 Ohio PBIS Showcase
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center |
Columbus, Ohio

Mental Health First Aid

June 17 & 18, 2015

Hosted by:
State Support Team Region 16
8:00 - 12:00pm
21 Birge Dr
Chauncey, Ohio 45719 

Provided by:

The Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success,
Ohio Department of Education and Miami University
Lead Instructor: Nina Andrews

Register here


Register here

PBIS Team Implementation Training Session 1

Sept 19, 2014 9:00 - 3:30
SST 16 
21 Birge Drive, Chauncey Ohio

Register Here

Get support from fellow teachers in Southeastern Ohio as you implement the standards!

Join the iDiscovery web-based learning communities that support Ohio educators as they implement curricula and instruction aligned with Ohio's New Learning Standards for Math or Science. This Professional Development opportunity is facilitated by the State Support Team, Region 16.

iDiscovery flier


Click on "Read More below to learn more about this training.

Learning In the Fast Lane Book Study
Revised Schedule for Common Core Math- REGISTER NOW

Listed below is the revised schedule for Hands on Common Core Math Activities with Ky Davis

Please note that we have combined some grade levels. 
There is still a minimum registration of 30 people for each day.

November 2, 2015   Kindergarten Cancelled due to low registration

November 6,2015    Grade 1 Cancelled due to low registration

November 9, 2015   Grade 2 Cancelled due to low registration

November 23, 2015      Grade 2 and 3   (combined grade levels)

November 16, 2015      Grades 4 and 5 WILL BE HELD AS PLANNED

November 20, 2015      Grades 6, 7 & 8 (combined grade levels)

December 4, 2015        Kidergarten and Grade 1 (combined grade levels)

Minimum Registration—30 people for each day.

If we do not reach minimum registration for each day  then we will have to cancel the training.  Please make sure your session has not been cancelled by calling 740-797-0150 or visit our website at www.sst16.org.


October 30, 2015 Meeting Cancelled

Planning and Implementing Evidence Based Practices for Students with High Functioning Autism scheduled in Chauncey on October 30, 2015 has been cancelled. 

Early Childhood Professional Development Opportunities

Research has shown that quality programs have a positive impact on child outcomes, school readiness and school success. What is a quality program? How does a program’s vision and desires for the children they care for align with quality measures? Participants will explore these topics, including quality environment and interaction indicators and various program assessment tools. An overview on considerations for selecting program assessment tools will also be presented.

Module 1: Program Improvement with Measures of Quality (pre-requisite):  . You must complete module 1 before participating in Modules 2 and 3.

Module 2: Using the CLASS as a Measure of Quality:Using the Environmental Rating Scales as a Measure of Quality:  .Selecting and Conducting Assessments as Measures of Quality: 

Module 3:  Using Measures of Quality Data to Inform Practice:  Planning and Implementation Using Measures of Quality

April is National Autism Awareness Month - Wear Blue to Show Your Support

If you suspect that your child may have ASD:

  • Talk to your child’s doctor about your concerns.
  • At the same time, call your local early intervention program or school system for a free evaluation.
  • Contact us at the SST for further assistance
  • It’s never too late to get help for your child.
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.

Annual Federal Deafblind Census
SST Region 16 Phones Not Operable on October 27, 28 and 29, 2015

On October 27, 28 and 29, 2015, the phones at the Chauncey offices of SST Region 16 and Athens Meigs ESC  will be inoperable as we prepare to switch over to a new phone system. Please feel free to communicate via email until our phones are up and running again.  Thank you for your patience.

Alternate Assessment

The Alternate Assessment Trainings scheduled for January 28, 2014  WILL be held as scheduled.

We have added February 6, 2014 as a NEW date for those people who will not be able to attend on January 28th

If you would like to attend on February 6, 2014 please register through STARS,  https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal/Default.asp.



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.

Regional Assistive Technology Vendor Fairs

Click this link to learn more about Ohio's Regional Assistive Technology Fair happening this spring around the state.AT vendor Fair picture

Download a flyer

PART-TIME Position SST Region 16


Position: PART-TIME Literacy Specialist /OIP/Special Education Consultant

Salary: up to $300 per day for up to 100 days

Contact: Heather Wolfe, SST Region 16 Director

21 Birge Dr, Chauncey, OH 45719, 740-797-0150, 91_hwolfe@seovec.org

Posting Date: November 3, 2015

Ending Date:  November 24, 2015

Secondary Transition: Transition For Success

SST 16 will be offering secondary transition trainings during the upcoming months.  The first opportunity takes place next Friday, January 16th.  Two other trainings (same content) will occur Febuary 13th and March 13th.  Please register via STARS to attend one of these trainings.  

New Resource UDL in the Classroom featuring Ohio schools

The National Center on Universal Design for Learning is pleased to announce a new resource on UDL in the Classroom featuring Ohio schools. These helpful videos showcase successes from the field. Key information shared from administrators, teachers and also includes the instructional framework being applied in an elementary classroom.

These free resources are available at


2014 Franklin B. Walter and RA Horn Recipients

2014 Franklin B. Walter and RA Horn Recipients

Annie Alarid

Robin Hensley

November 26, 2013 Praxis Reading Study Group Cancelled

Message from Beth Duffy:

Hello all!
With the possibility of inclement weather approaching tomorrow evening, I'm canceling our "face-to-face" study session for November 26th.  Rather, please use this time to delve deeper into the study materials you've received to date.  Additionally, I'm sending a link to the Reading Rockets website, which provides a wealth of information for before, during and after strategies for all components of reading instruction.  In addition to the strategies, please pay close attention to the research on this page around explicit instruction as well as differentiating for English language learners.  The time spent engaged with the study resources will suffice for those of you applying for grad credit as well.
I'm confident, that I have included everyone on our study group list serve, but just in case, please let others in your building know of our schedule change and share this website with them as well.  I will plan to see all of you at our next schedule session on December 4th.
Please contact me if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!


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.

UDL Webinars

During the 2015-2016 school year, the UDL Center at OCALI, in collaboration with Michigan (MITS), Minnesota Department of Education and CAST. Webinar registration and information will be posted on the OCALI website (www.ocali.org) and disseminated via email for these exciting events! The topics and dates include:

UDL Virtual Series

During the 2014-2015 school year, the UDL Center at OCALI, in collaboration with Michigan (MITS), Indiana  (PATINS), Texas (TATN), Maryland (MATN) and Minnesota Department of Education will host a series of live webinars and are offering graduate credit through Ashland University. Please see details below for registering online. The webinars are offered on different dates and times to fit your schedule. Participants can choose the webinars that fit their professional development needs and can receive one credit hour for online learning, and a project.

State Support Region 16 INSIGHT Newsletter is out!

In case you didn't receive it, the Fall 2015 Insight Newsletter is out!  

Click on "Read More" to see an overview of articles and download a copy.


Parapro Training

Becoming an Independence Coach

Dec 5, 2013
9:00 - 3:30
SST Region 16
21 Birge Drive
Chauncey, Ohio 45719




HQT for Intervention Specialists
The Ohio Department of Education in collaboration across the following offices: Exceptional Children and Educator Equity and Talent, and OCALI's Teaching Diverse Learners Center developed guidance to support intervention specialists in meeting the HQT requirements by the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. 
Employment Opportunities at State Support team Region 16
Technology Tuesday

Starting the first Tuesday in October the State Support team Region 16 will provideclassroom technology training. Each month will have a different focus. Sessions will allow teachers time to learn the technology and have time to experiment and trouble shoot. Participants can attend one or all sessions. Rio Credit pending approval.

Ohio’s 2014 Special Education Leadership Conference

Registration is open for Ohio’s 2014 Special Education Leadership Conference that will be held at the Columbus Convention Center from noon on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 through noon on Thursday, October 16, 2014.  The theme of this year’s Conference is Catalyst for Change. 

Fall District Meeting Handouts
Head Injury Research Studies

Head Injury Research Studies

You may be eligible to join one of our free research programs. Here are the highlights of each study we are currently doing for kids with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and their families. We invite you to join us!

Congratulations Allyne Morgan and Marke Vickers

Congratulations Allyne Morgan and Marke Vickers

The Horn Walter 2013 Awards banquet was hosted on Wednesday, June 19, at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center.





January 25, 2013 Student Growth Measures Rescheduled

The January 25, 2013 Student Growth Measures PD has been rescheduled for February 8, 2013 due to the expected snow fall on Friday, January 25th.  Please see the Calender below for details.





New Website Launch

 As you may have noticed, we have launched our new site which we created to keep you better connected with all that’s happening in our school district. The look and navigation of the site is new.  A number of pages are still in progress, but visit the site frequently as more content about our activities will become available.

New Site
Welcome to our new website!
Technology Supports for Students with Disabilities Webinar

A virtual meeting to learn about technology to support children with disabilities designed to bring together parents, teachers, and other service providers in a discussion of technology supports

SST 16 is Now on Facebook

Like Us on Facebook for Updates and Information

Challenging Behavior Face to Face Training has been Rescheduled

The Challenging Behavior face to face training scheduled for Monday, March 3, 2014 has been rescheduled for March 24, 2014 due to inclement weather. If you were already registered for March 3rd you do not need to register for the 24th. Please contact JoAnn if you cannot attend on the 24th or if you have any questions.  91_jastack@seovec.org. 740-797-0150. 

Classroom Management Tips for Teachers

First Session:              

Monday, May 12th, 8:30am-3:30pm

Follow Up Session:        

Monday, Sep. 22nd, 8:30am-3:30pm

This 2-day professional development opportunity addresses Ohio's Educator Standards 4 and 5. It focuses on establishing 7 essential components of classroom management: rules, routines, schedules, positive interactions, climate, organization, and quality instruction.


Monthly Standards Training Cancelled for today!

Due to weather related delays and closings in the area,  Monthly Standards PD sessions for today are cancelled.  

Federal Court Instructs Ohio Districts to Post Information for Parents Concerning Data Release

A U.S. District Court has ordered that 2013-2014 school year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit.

Transforming Integrated Systems - Rescheduled

Due to excessive amounts of school cancellations in our region over the past several weeks, The Office of Expectional Children is rescheduling this event in our area to May 15 & 16.

This is a regional event for 4 State Support Team Regions.  Therefore, we have a limited number of seats available.  If you are from Region 16 and are interested in bringing a team from your district, please contact your state support team consultant.  If you are from another region and you had already registered in STARS, you will need to reregister for the newly scheduled event. 



March is Tramatic Brain Injury (TBI) Awareness Month

Learn more about how to help someone who is struggling with this condition.



Balanced Literacy for Students with Complex Needs

Feb 19, 2014
9:00 - 3:30

Click here to register in STARS

Preschool itinerant Quarterly Meeting

The Preschool itinerant Quarterly Meeting scheduled for January 22, 2014 has been cancelled. 

CPI Training Scheduled for December 9 and 10, 2013

CPI training scheduled for December 9 and 10, 2013 will start on time today. Please check our website at www.sst16.org for updates should weather conditions/road conditions change. 

“Strategies for Addressing Disruptive Behaviors and Social Skill Difficulties in School

April 4, 2014

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Washington State Community College 

A full day of intensive training experience for parents and educators who want to increase their knowledge and acquire specific intervention skills to maximize the success of children with behavioral challenges. Through case-studies, video clips, and group activities, Dr. Meichenbaum presents practical strategies and applied tools that can be implemented immediately in daily interactions and practice. 


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Social Thinking


 June 10 2014, 9:00-3:30                 

 SST Region 16/AMESC

21 Birge Dr. Chauncey, OH 45719



June 11, 2014, 9:00-3:30
SST Region 16/AMESC
21 Birge Drive, Chauncey, OH 45719

KRA Teacher Training September 22, 2014
KRA Teacher Training
(This is a repeat of the training offered in May and August 2014)
September 22, 2014
Registration Deadline is September 1, 2014


Workshop Delays and Cancellations

Closing and Cancellation Policy and Information