Professional Development Catalog

Professional Development

Here you can find our virtual Professional Development Catalog. This space will be continually updated as new opportunities are made available.

Most professional development opportunities come at no charge to members of our PD Consortium, and member districts receive Professional Development services at a discounted price.

Available for Districts as needed (reach out to presenters for additional information):

Gauging Student Success

3 Contact Hours, 0.3 CEUs
Presented by Marina Colombo and Susan Larson
Cost: $45 for non-members, $30 for members
Date: Offered as needed at districts or online
Time: 3 hour session
Location: Zoom
Synopsis: Gauging Student Readiness Training provides RDL Network members with the knowledge, skills, and resources to support districts using the Gauging Student Readiness Benchmark and Checkpoint Assessments. Participants will understand the benefits, features, and purpose of the assessments and gain strategies to analyze data and facilitate reflective conversations regarding instructional decisions. Participants are eligible to complete the credentialing assessment after attending the training to earn the “Gauging Student Readiness Credential.”

CATCH My Breath

Now available online!
2 Contact Hours, 0.2 CEU
Presented by Marina Colombo
Cost: Free thanks to the Prevention Education Grant
Audience: School Personnel
Synopsis: CATCH My Breath is an e-cigarette and JUUL prevention program that will provide your students with the skills to resist peer pressure and media influences to try e-cigarettes. The sessions can be taught during a normal class period, during homeroom, student enrichment time, after-school, or at other non-school activities and clubs. CATCH My Breath is offered as an additional unit to the Coordinated Approach to Child Health (CATCH) Middle School Program and is part of the CATCH pre-K–8th grade collection of healthy nutrition and physical activity programs. To learn more about CATCH programs, materials, and training, visit the CATCH Global Foundation website (http://catchinfo.org/).

*Reach out to Marina Colombo for in-district prevention training for students.

CPI Training Certification

Presented by Robin Rocchi, Jason Conrad, Kassie Anderson, Terry Savage
Cost: Dependent upon type of training and location
Dates: Please visit the ECOESC website to register for scheduled training sessions or contact Robin Rocchi, CPI Training Coordinator for on-site and/or customized training. robin.rocchi@ecoesc.org
Synopsis: CPI sessions are offered several times during the year at ECOESC offices, however, sessions can also be scheduled on-site at your district. We offer both Foundation and Refresher training in either a Face to Face Blended Model (computer based instruction and physical skills training) or a Virtual Model (computer based instruction without physical skills). Training can be customized to meet the needs of the district and with the addition of case studies and opportunities for discussion and practice of skills.

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas – Best Practices for School-Based SLPs and AUDs

2 Contact Hours
Presented by the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board
Contact: Melanie Cronebach
Date: TBD
Location: Virtual
Synopsis: This training will fulfill the requirements related to ethics training for licensed audiologists and speech-language pathologists through the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board for the 2021-2022 practice biennium.

 

What’s New with InfOhio

Presented by Michele Carlisle or Dana Atwood
Synopsis: INFOhio remains free to our K-12 schools, staff and students, and is a wealth of information, professional development, support, and primary resources for all. Join us as we dive deeper into what INFOhio has to offer your classroom this school year. Expect a fast-paced snapshot of the best INFOhio has to offer, and plan to revisit those tools that most interest you at a later time!

Dive into OpenSpace

Presented by Michele Carlisle or Dana Atwood
Synopsis: Join this overview session to discover more about how Open Space can support your learning goals for your students! Whether you would like to add to your current curriculum or share your own exemplar lessons or units, this session will introduce you to INFohio’s Open Space collaboration network.
Open Space is Ohio’s premier OER creation and collaboration space for Ohio’s PreK-12 educators. In Open Space, Ohio’s PreK-12 educators collaborate, build, and share open education resources and best practices in implementation to address student learning needs. Licensed and supported by INFOhio, Open Space was built on the OER Commons infrastructure and features all the authoring and collaboration tools found on OER Commons, ISKME’s digital library and collaboration platform. While hosted and indexed on the OER Commons platform, Open Space has been designed to meet the unique needs of Ohio’s PreK-12 educators. INFOhio developed Open Space to provide Ohio’s PreK-12 educators with a platform to collaborate, create, and share high-quality teaching and learning resources. High-quality, standards-aligned content that has been published to Open Space and that meets all additional requirements may be recommended for inclusion in Educator Tools.

 

Educator Tools

Presented by Michele Carlisle or Dana Atwood
Synopsis: This session will dive deeper into the comprehensive database collection of lesson plans available through Educator Tools at INFOhio. Working from the free INFOhio Campus Guide, together we will navigate the platform, identify relevant resources, practice navigating through the standards-aligned, open-source educational resources, and practice saving, embedding, and sharing these resources.

Upcoming at the ECOESC:

HBS/Medicaid Billing Training for Related Services, Psychologists, and Nurses

Presented by Healthcare Billing Systems
Contact: Melanie Cronebach
Cost: Free
Date: September 13, 2021
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Virtual
Synopsis: This training will provide a refresher of the Medicaid billing system and process.

Rest and Recharge Series: Session 1

No registration necessary! Simply click the link above to attend.
1 Contact Hour, 0.1 CEU each
Setting Boundaries
Presented by TBD
Date: September 16, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Zoom ID: 243 712 0831
Synopsis: Attendees will learn about setting healthy boundaries to encourage a work-life balance. This session is highly recommended for new teachers!

Engaging Every Family in Early Language and Literacy

2 contact hours, 0.2 CEUs
Presented by Barbara Boone, Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center at OSU
Cost: Free
Date: September 21, 2021, at ECOESC New Philadelphia and September 27, 2021, at ECOESC St. Clairsville
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Synopsis: In this session, we’ll learn how the Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center applies the MTSS model to develop expanded home-school collaboration to support student learning and healthy development. The model helps to nurture trusting relationships with all families, fosters two-way communication that reaches all families, and aligns family engagement activities with student outcomes. MTSS is a system to organize family engagement interventions and supports to be able to apply them planfully to maximize outcomes for students. Participants will learn how to communicate with families in ways that build trust for collaboration. Participants will practice creating their own MTSS plans for family engagement and will redesign common communications sent home to families about reading progress to better build trust. Bring a sample de-identified letter or document sent by your district that is used to communicate reading progress (e.g., RIMP letter, assessment score report, etc.).

OPES 2.0 Bridge (1 day)

6 Contact Hours, 0.6 CEUs
Presented by Jason Conrad and Deb Kennedy
Cost: $100, Free to PD Consortium Districts
Date: September 22, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ECOESC New Philadelphia Office

OPES 2.0 Bridge (1 day)

6 Contact Hours, 0.6 CEUs
Presented by Jason Conrad and Leslie Kosanovic
Cost: $100, Free to PD Consortium Districts
Date: September 23, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ECOESC St. Clairsville Office

OPES 2.0 NEW (2 days)

12 Contact Hours, 1.2 CEUs
Presented by Leslie Kosanovic and Jason Conrad
Cost: $175, Free to PD Consortium Districts
Date: September 28 & 29, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ECOESC New Philadelphia Office

OTES 2.0 Bridge (2 days)

12 Contact Hours, 1.2 CEUs
Presented by Leslie Kosanovic and Jason Conrad
Cost: $175, Free to PD Consortium Districts
Dates: October 6-7, 2021
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ECOESC Cambridge Office

Disciplinary Literacy

2 Contact Hours, 0.2 CEUs
Presented by Rachel Daniels
Cost: Free thanks to the Comprehensive
Literacy State Development Grant
Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM or 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Synopsis: Disciplinary Literacy for Adolescent Learners is an interactive workshop that will explore how content specializations can be used to do the authentic work found within each discipline. From insightful research to literacy practices, participants will leave with a deeper understanding of disciplinary literacy and the role it plays in building content knowledge.

Rest and Recharge Series: Session 2

No registration necessary! Simply click the link above to attend.

1 Contact Hour, 0.1 CEU each
Managing and Preventing Burnout
Presented by Alva Pugh
Date: November 18, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Zoom ID: 243 712 0831
Synopsis: Attendees will learn about the signs of burnout in themselves and others and discuss examples. They will learn about ways to cope and practice self-care and create an action plan for themselves.

Dyslexia Support

Presented by Marina Colombo and Jenna Evancho
Cost: $125 for non-member districts, $100 for member districts
Date: February 22, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ECOESC New Philadelphia & Zoom
Synopsis: Marina and Jenna will be addressing Dyslexia HB 436 and going through the new guidebook. They’ll cover what dyslexia is and what it is not and what your district needs to be in compliance as information is released from ODE.

Introduction to Banzai

0.1 CEU
Presented by DoverPhila Federal Credit Union
Cost: Free
Date: October 5, 2021, and March 8, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: ECOESC New Philadelphia
Synopsis: Commit to financial wellness in your classroom by providing a financial literacy education that gives your students the tools to take control of their financial future. DoverPhila Federal Credit Union has partnered with Banzai to provide a FREE (no cost to you or your school) financial literacy platform used in-person, remote, and hybrid learning. Through this partnership, you and your classroom have access to three age-appropriate interactive courses: Banzai Junior, Banzai Teen, and Banzai Plus – and over 100 financial tools, including calculators, coaches, and articles. You will also have access to workbooks for in-class use (or for students to take home). Other perks include no lesson plan prep needed, automatic grading, and products available in Spanish.

Use Banzai to Create Financial Confidence in Your Classroom

0.1 CEU
Presented by DoverPhila Federal Credit Union
Cost: Free
Date: October 12, 2021, and March 15, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: ECOESC New Philadelphia
Synopsis: DoverPhila Federal Credit Union has partnered with Banzai to provide a FREE (no cost to you or your school) financial literacy platform used for in-person, remote, and hybrid learning. Learn how to incorporate Banzai in your classroom through age-appropriate courses and over 100 financial resources, including coaches, calculators, and articles along with details on personalized programs tailored to your specific classroom that is offered through DoverPhila Federal Credit Union. Provide a description of your class, what you teach, and your goals ahead of time to receive a personalized list of financial topics, tools, and resources tailored to your classroom.

Educate & Empower Your Community with Banzai

0.1 CEU
Presented by DoverPhila Federal Credit Union
Cost: Free
Date: October 19, 2021, and March 22, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: ECOESC New Philadelphia
Synopsis: Complement your curriculum and show families, as well as potential students, that you value every aspect of their education by offering extended financial programming to your school’s families and community. Take advantage of over 100 FREE financial resources and tools through a partnership powered by DoverPhila Federal Credit Union and Banzai. These resources help make vital topics easier to understand and it shows you’re committed to your students, your families, and your community.

Rest and Recharge Series: Session 3

No registration necessary! Simply click the link above to attend.

1 Contact Hour, 0.1 CEU each
Desk Yoga and Meditation
Presented by Candice Eckhardt
Date: January 20, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Zoom ID: 243 712 0831
Synopsis: Spend an hour learning poses for desk yoga and taking time to meditate. This time is dedicated for you to recharge.

Trauma 101

Presented by Bridget Britton
2 contact hours, 0.2 CEUs
Cost: Free
Date: January 25, 2021 (Zoom) and March 29, 2021 (in-person)
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: ECOESC New Philadelphia and Zoom
Synopsis: Attendees will learn about trauma, resilience, and trauma-informed approaches. Learning objectives include a shared understanding and language, an increased awareness of the prevalence of trauma, and a shift in thinking when it comes to dealing with trauma.

OTES 2.0 Bridge (2 days)

12 Contact Hours, 1.2 CEUs
Presented by Leslie Kosanovic and Deb Kennedy
Cost: $175, Free to PD Consortium Districts
Dates: February 10-11, 2022
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ECOESC St. Clairsville Office

EVAAS 101

Presented by Marina Colombo and Leslie Kosanovic
Cost: $125 for non-member districts, $100 for member districts
Date: February 17, 2022 (NP), and June 7, 2022 (St.C)
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM, 12:00PM – 3:00 PM
Location: ECOESC New Philadelphia and ECOESC St. Clairsville
Synopsis: Participants will learn about the basics of the Education Value-Added Assessment System, including information on Ohio’s Report Card, Growth vs. Achievement, how to understand and identify growth trends, and more!

Teaching with EVAAS

Presented by Marina Colombo and Leslie Kosanovic
Cost: $125 for non-member districts, $100 for member districts
Date: March 3, 2022 (NP), and June 9, 2022 (St. C)
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ECOESC New Philadelphia and ECOESC St. Clairsville
Synopsis: Participants will dig deeper into the Education Value-Added Assessment System, learning more about diagnostic reports and data, understanding growth trends with all student groups, and organizing and interpreting data to construct meaning.

Leading with EVAAS

Presented by Marina Colombo and Leslie Kosanovic
Cost: $125 for non-member districts, $100 for member districts
Date: March 8, 2022 (NP), and June 10, 2022 (St. C)
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: ECOESC New Philadelphia and ECOESC St. Clairsville
Synopsis: Administrators are invited to participate in this training that will cover the connection between school leadership and growth data, analysis of teacher reports to support teacher growth and development, how to process and apply strategies to your district’s data, and more!

Rest and Recharge Series: Session 4

No registration necessary! Simply click the link above to attend.

1 Contact Hour, 0.1 CEU
Positive Self-Talk
Presented by Michele Maas
Date: March 17, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Zoom ID: 243 712 0831
Synopsis: Michele Maas, host of the Cheeky Vibe & Peaceful Life podcast, will speak on how to utilize positive self-talk.

Rest and Recharge Series: Session 5

No registration necessary! Simply click the link above to attend.

1 Contact Hour, 0.1 CEU
Building Positive Relationships
Presented by Brian Watkins, Michelle Henry, and Susan Monticelli
Date: May 19, 2022
Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Zoom ID: 243 712 0831
Synopsis: The administrative team of Claymont Middle School will share how they’ve created a positive atmosphere and built positive relationships within their building.