Virtual Professional Development Opportunities

Last Updated: 2/26/2021 5:12 PM

 

PBIS Recorded Webinars 

 

 

Mindfulness Pathways to Becoming a Whole Teacher

Mindfulness is a new professional learning opportunity designed to support you in the challenging and important work of classroom teaching. The work is hard, the obstacles many, but the opportunities to find the meaning and energy to re-ignite your teaching life are within you. Join us on this exciting journey to becoming the person and teacher you really want to be.

POSTPONED- New Dates to Come! 

 

Compassion Cultivation Training 

Stress and struggle are a natural part of life. We train people and groups to move through life and its challenges with a steady mind, from a place of connection and inner strength.

March 2, March 9, March 16, March 23, March 30, April 6, April 13, April 20 | 4:30-6:30 PM

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Administrator Virtual Program 

The Western Ohio Service Collaborative and Leadership Excelleration have partnered to offer a leader onboarding integration program.  The Administrator Onboarding Virtual Program helps leaders integrate into new roles, so they can build credibility, contribute faster, adapt to lead the district culture and a high-performing team.

POSTPONED! Contact Stacy Southard at stacy.southard@mcapps.org for more information! 

 

Storytelling: A Four-Part Virtual Series 

Session One: Stepping into Stories April 6 | 3:45-4:45 PM
In this session, we will explore the art of storytelling as a means of communication, self-expression, and building empathy. We will investigate the benefits of using storytelling as an academic tool for success.

Session Two: Identity Development through Storytelling April 13 | 3:45-4:45 PM
In this session, we will discuss the importance of storytelling in the formation of an individual's identity in both academic and social environments. We will use several activities to illustrate methods of connection in the classroom and define what it means to create a safe storytelling space for all students. 

Session Three: Applied Storytelling April 20 | 3:45-4:45 PM
In this session, we will examine the ways in which storytelling is already a part of the academic curriculum and identify opportunities for further integration based on grade level and area of study. We will discuss the various ways in which stories can further engage students with learning materials.

Session Four: Expansive Curriculum Planning April 27 | 3:45-4:45 PM
In this session, we will examine specific ways to integrate storytelling into the classroom and make it part of your lesson planning process. We will designate some time to construct a lesson plan specific to your learners.

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Looking at Mindfulness

This workshop is open to any individual interested in the practice of Mindfulness, be they a beginner or a lifetime practitioner. 
Major themes: 

  • Becoming Aware: An Attitude of Mind
  • Living with the Eyes of the Mind Wide Open
  • Passing through Storms: The Present Moment as a Refuge
  • Opening and Awakening: The Greatest Journey

April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12, May 19, May 26 | 4:30-6:30 PM

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Zones of Regulation Virtual Webinar 

The Zones of Regulation is a framework and curriculum designed to foster skills in self-regulation, including emotional control, sensory regulation, and executive functions. It is a systematic, cognitive behavior approach that uses four colors to help students visually and verbally self-identify how they are functioning at the moment given their emotions and state of alertness.  The model incorporates Social Thinking® concepts to help students use perspective-taking, to identify how they are thinking and feeling, and understand how their thoughts and behavior impact those around them.

April 21, 2021 | 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

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STATE TRAININGS

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): 
March 8 - March 19
April 12 -  April 23

June 14 - June 25

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OTES 2.0 Initial Training 

This state-sponsored training will provide a better understanding of the OTES 2.0 Framework and Model, allow practice of skills such as scripting, evidence analysis/categorizing, coaching, data conversations and allow for sharing of resources and best practices in educator evaluation. Upon successful completion of the training, participants will have access to the on-line assessment.

April 27 - April 29 via Zoom 

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Ohio School Counselor Evaluation System Training

The Ohio Counselor Evaluation System (OSCES) Evaluator Training will prepare an evaluator of school counselors, as defined by the role you serve in an LEA, for effective, high quality & consistent counselor evaluation. This 1-day state-sponsored OSCES training will provide a better understanding of the OSCES Framework and Model, and allow the practice of skills and sharing of resources and best practices in educator evaluation.

December 18th | Virtual Training | 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

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April 29 | 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
July 27 | 8:30 AM-3:30 PM 

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OTES 1.0 Training 

The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES) Evaluator Training will prepare an evaluator of teachers, as defined by the role you serve in an LEA, for effective, high quality & consistent staff evaluation. The three-day state-sponsored OTES training will provide a better understanding of the OTES Framework, including the Summative Matrix and Model, allow the practice of skills such as scripting, evidence analysis/categorizing, and coaching, and allow for sharing of resources and best practices in educator evaluation.

August 31-September 2 | 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Participants must attend all 3 days to receive credit

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