Virtual Professional Development Opportunities

Last Updated: 1/13/2021 2:58 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! 

 

Primary-Level Gifted Virtual Article Study Series

Join us to learn more about Gifted Education at the Primary-Level through a series of article studies! 

Session 1: Board Games and Executive Functioning 
February 3 | 3:45-4:45 PM

Session 2: Benefits of Small Groups for Gifted Learning
February 10 | 3:45-4:45 PM

Session 3: Play and Creativity 
February 17 | 3:45-4:45 PM

Session 4: Trauma and Young Children
February 24 | 3:45-4:45 PM

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Elementary-Level Gifted Virtual Article Study Series

Join us to learn more about Gifted Education at the Elementary-Level through a series of article studies! 

Session 1: January 21 | 3:45-4:45 PM Depth and Complexity 101

Session 2: February 4 | 3:45-4:45 PM Digging Deeper with Depth & Complexity 

Session 3: February 18 | 3:45-4:45 PM Challenging Learning Opportunities for Twice-Exceptional Learners

Session 4: March 4 | 3:45-4:45 PM Gifted and Executive Functioning

Session 5: March 18 | 3:45-4:45PM Intensities & Overexcitabilities

Session 6: April 8 | 3:45-4:45 PM Critical Thinking

Session 7: April 22 | 3:45-4:45 PM Differentiation in a Virtual Setting

Session 8: May 6 | 3:45-4:45 PM Diversity and Gifted

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High School-Level Gifted Virtual Article Study Series

Meeting the needs of gifted learners at the high school level provides a unique set of challenges. We often see these students grow academically by taking advanced coursework, however, we know that meeting the academic needs of a gifted learner is not enough. These sessions will provide opportunities for teachers to deepen their understanding of gifted learners, recognize characteristics, and learn strategies to increase relevance in academically rigorous courses.

Session 1: Prioritizing What's Worth Learning
January 14 | 4:00-5:00 PM

Session 2: Meeting the Needs of Gifted Children Through Choice
January 21 | 4:00-5:00 PM 

Session 3: Recognizing Characteristics of Underrepresented Populations
January 28 | 4:00-5:00 PM 

Session 4: Building Relationships in a Global Pandemic
February 4 | 4:00-5:00 PM

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Utilizing State and Local Assessments as High-Quality Student Data 

Choosing and using high-quality student data (HQSD) to guide instructional decisions and meet student learning needs is key in making sound instructional decisions for students.

How do we know if a local assessment is "high-quality" data? Participants will learn how best to utilize the data to make sound instructional decisions that will directly connect to the growth and learning of students. 

State assessments: January 26 | 9:00-10:30 AM 

Local assessments: January 26 | 1:00-2:30 PM 

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Tips and Trick Educating Gifted Students

In this four-part series, we will dive into ideas to help meet the needs of your gifted students while also engaging learners of all levels. No matter if you are a general education teacher, gifted intervention specialist, new to educating gifted students, or have been in the field of gifted education for a while, this series will support the wonderful work you are already doing! This series consists of four one-hour sessions.

Session One: Quick Start Differentiation
January 26, 2021: 4:00-5:00 PM

Session Two: Infusing Creativity and Critical  Thinking
February 2, 2021: 4:00-5:00 PM

Session Three: Ready to use Resources
February 9, 2021: 4:00-5:00 PM

Session Four: It’s All Fun and Games!
February 16, 2021: 4:00-5:00 PM

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Executive Functioning

One of the Most Important, but Little Taught, Elements of Student Success~

Join us for a closer look at students’ executive function challenges, and the specific strategies we can employ in order to cultivate its maturation in students.  "Oh, that's why they do that," and, "You mean, we can actually help them develop these capacities?" are just two of the comments teachers make often once they study executive function in the brain.  Make a difference in your students - and in your teaching practice - by getting up to speed on executive function!

Presented by Rick Wormeli

January 28, 2021: 9:00-10:30 AM

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Storytelling: A Four-Part Virtual Series 

Session One: Stepping into Stories
February 2 | 3:45-4:45 PM

Session Two: Identity Development through Storytelling
February 9 | 3:45-4:45 PM

Session Three: Applied Storytelling
February 16 | 3:45-4:45 PM

Session Four: Expansive Curriculum Planning
February 23 | 3:45-4:45 PM

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Dysgraphia & Dyslexia Virtual 3-Part Series

Join us for a 3-Part virtual series to learn more about Dysgraphia and Dyslexia. Topics include assessment, diagnosis process, and practical tips, tricks, and interventions.

Part 1: Foundations & Assessment of Dysgraphia  | February 4, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Part 2: Tips, Tricks, and Interventions for Dysgraphia | February 16, 2021 | 12:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Part 3: Delving into Dyslexia: Origin, Assessment, and Intervention | March 1, 2021 | 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

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Summarization In Any Subject

This session presents dozens of updated, practical, and innovative (and for some, tech-infused!) summarization techniques for all subject areas, even for those subjects not typically associated with language arts. It makes the case for summarizing in every lesson, not just those lessons in which we finish a few minutes early. Material for this half-day session for educators working with students in grades 2 to 16 is based on the new, best-selling education book, ASCD's Summarization in Any Subject: 60 Innovative, Tech-Infused Strategies for Deeper Student Learning (2019) written by Rick Wormeli and Dedra Stafford.  Rick and Dedra will both be there for this extraordinary event – Don’t miss it!

February 8, 2021: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Cultivating Motivation and Self-Efficacy 

This workshop will help teachers understand how important self-efficacy is for student engagement and success. Teachers will be provided with actionable strategies that can easily be implemented within any classroom.

February 11, 2021: 9:00-11:00 AM 

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Teaching Students to Write

This workshop will provide teachers with instructional practices and resources that can be used to successfully teach students to become effective writers.

February 18, 2021: 9:00-11:00 AM 

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Reading Strategies

This workshop will provide teachers with the opportunity to discover instructional practices and resources that can be used to successfully teach reading within the elementary classroom.

February 25, 2021: 9:00-11:00 AM

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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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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): 
January 24 - February 5
March 8 - March 19
April 12 - April 23

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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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