Virtual Professional Development Opportunities

Last Updated: 5/4/2021 6:37 PM


PBIS Recorded Webinars 



Oh Boy! Getting Boys Excited About Books 

Get your most reluctant boy readers excited about books! Join Danny Brassell as he introduces popular strategies he has used successfully with struggling and reluctant boy readers. You’ll leave this virtual, engaging session with loads of practical resources you can use immediately! 

May 18 | 9:00-10:30 AM 

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Wilson Reading System Introductory Course

The course provides participants with an overview of the Wilson Reading System® (WRS) 4th Edition curriculum and serves as the prerequisite for WRS Level I Certification. Over three consecutive days (16.5 hours), this course examines how WRS addresses the teaching of phonemic awareness, word identification, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension through an integrated study of phonology, morphology, and orthography with students in grade two and above with persistent phonological coding deficits.

Tuesday, June 8, Wednesday, June 9, and Thursday, June 10 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

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The Educational Equity Equation Leadership Cohort

Approaching education equity with a racial justice lens requires both an internal understanding of power, privilege, anti-racism, and a personal commitment to leverage power and privilege to actively fight racism as an integrated form of pedagogical practice that aligns with high academic expectations and learning outcomes. Participants will receive access to thinkLaw's supplemental digital critical thinking curriculum.

Participants may choose which of these virtual sessions they would like to attend, however, attending all three virtual sessions is highly encouraged.  

Session One: No More Silence: Tools for Educators to Actively Fight Racism
June 21st | 9:00-10:30 AM 

Session Two: Thinking like a lawyer: Practical Strategies to Teach Critical Thinking to All Students
June 24th | 9:00-10:30 AM

Session Three: Beyond Inclusiveness: Implementing Culturally Responsive Pedagogy as an accelerator for Real Learning Outcomes 
June 25th | 9:00-10:30 AM 

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Ohio Virtual Mentor Training Academy 

This Virtual Resident Educator Mentor Training Academy is a blended learning experience that includes approximately eight hours of self-guided, asynchronous work in the Ohio Department of Education’s Learning Management System and 2, two-hour synchronous meetings via Zoom, facilitated by State Mentor Trainers. To successfully complete this training, you must attend both Zoom meetings and provide evidence of your engagement with the online content by making two submissions of your Virtual Mentor Academy Journal.

September 13 & September 20 | 4:00-6:00 PM
September 22 & September 29 | 4:00-6:00 PM 
September 23 & September 30 | 4:00-6:00 PM
October 5 & October 12 | 4:00-6:00 PM
October 11 & October 12 | 4:00-6:00 PM 
October 12 & October 19 | 4:00-6:00 PM 

Participants must attend both days to earn certification

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OTES 2.0 Bridge Training 

The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System 2.0 Bridge Training is required for existing OTES 1.0 credentialed evaluators to address shifts with OTES 2.0. Upon completion of the OTES 2.0, Bridge Training evaluators (participants) may re-credential through the new online credentialing system. The OTES 2.0 Bridge Training will provide a better understanding of the OTES 2.0 Framework and Model, allow the practice of skills and allow for sharing of resources and best practices in educator evaluation. 

Virtual Training Dates (2-week self-paced course): 
June 14 - June 25

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