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Upcoming ESC Professional Development

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Resident Educator Retreat

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Connecting OTES and the Resident Educator Program
August 4, 2015 | 8:30-11:30am

The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System and the Resident Educator Program have several aspects which complement and enhance one another. Both of these initiatives are based upon the Ohio Standards for the Teaching Profession. They both are growth models to promote effective instruction for the students of Ohio while assisting teachers in improving their instructional practices. We will discuss how the Teaching and Learning cycle, observation, data and feedback are key to both programs and can assist growth in not only new teachers but their mentors. We will also discuss job imbedded professional development that principals and program coordinators could use to bolster both programs. This session will be helpful to principals, program coordinators, mentors and Resident Educators.

Learn to Lead - Transforming Teachers to Leaders
August 4, 2015 | 12:30-3:30pm
Join us for a blended learning dive into the "Learn to Lead" course by ODE.  This learning experience is designed to put your past teaching experiences in perspective and challenge you to transform your thinking and continue your journey to excellence. Explore research-based teacher leadership practices and resources to help you plan and carryout leadership explorations. This blended learning opportunity is focused on supporting RESA completers but also may also be of interest to Instructional Mentors, RE Program Coordinators, veteran teachers, school principals, district leadership or any teacher wishing to expand their understanding of research-based practice in teacher leadership. Participants will need to bring their own digital personal device. Facilitated by Georgine Collette and Wendy Nichols.

Classroom Management 101
August 4, 2015 | 12:30-3:30pm

Effective classroom management is essential for supporting teaching and learning.  New teacher surveys have noted that when Resident Educators and mentors meet face-to-face, classroom management is one of the most discussed topics.  This session is designed to extend and deepen mentors’ and Resident Educators’ awareness of classroom management techniques and planning; and, building positive classroom communities that will help students stay engaged and focused on learning. Facilitated by Jean Kugler.

Mentor Academy Day One
August 4, 2015 | 8:30am-3:30pm
Target Audience: Required for ODE-certified Resident Educator Mentors.
RE Mentor Academy Day Two is the first day of the two-day mentor academy. The first day focuses on Mentors as Learners: the knowledge and skills mentors must know to be able to effectively mentor Resident Educators. RE Mentor Academy Day One replaces IM: Instructional Mentoring Revised.
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Mentor REfresh and REnew
August 5, 2015 | 8:30am-3:30pm
The purpose of this blended learning opportunity is to support and enhance the work of Ohio's Instructional Mentors who completed the face-to-face training requirements. Such mentors include those who attended Instructional Mentoring and Resident Educator - 1 in the period of June, 2011 through 2014. It is also designed to support those mentors who attended Resident Educator Mentoring Academy Day 1 and Resident Educator Mentoring Academy Day 2 which became available in June of 2015. It is not a substitute for Mentor Academy certification. Resident Educator Program Coordinators, RESA Facilitators and Building Principals, especially those who have not attended face-face mentor training, should find this course to be an excellent way to expand their general knowledge of the program and to deepen their understanding of the expectations for effective service as an Ohio Instructional Mentor. Lunch is included. Participants will need to bring their own digital personal device. Facilitated by Georgine Collette and Wendy Nichols.

RESA 101: An Overview and Videotaping Tips
August 5, 2015 | 8:30-11:30am
The Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA) is taken by teachers who hold a Resident Educator License in year 3 or 4 of their residency. Learn the timeline for the assessment, the difference between a facilitator and a mentor, and an overview of the tasks that are part of the assessment. Todd Seymour of the Eastland Career center will provide information about the videotaping portion of tasks 1 & 3. Todd will also provide tips and "lessons learned" from previous years' work with the RESA.

RESA Writing Strategies
August 5, 2015 | 12:30-3:30pm
Designed to specifically follow RESA 101, this session will review some of the writing challenges that Year-3 REs typically encounter and will provide writing strategies that can be utilized by REs to help them be more successful. This session will be helpful to Program Coordinators, Year 3 & 4 Resident Educators and Facilitators. This session is facilitated by Rachel Lang and Carol Marsh. More information coming soon!

Mentor Academy Day Two
August 5, 2015 | 8:30am-3:30pm
Target Audience: Required for ODE-certified Resident Educator Mentors.
RE Mentor Academy Day One is a prerequisite for this second day of training. The training focus is Mentors as Decision Makers.  Mentors apply the knowledge and skills learned in day one to design, practice and implement tailored mentoring support to accelerate Resident Educator teaching practices. RE Mentor Academy Day Two replaces RE-1: Resident Educator-1.
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Data Beyond the Numbers (Online course)
August 3-24, 2015
Audience: Mentor Teachers
This three-week online course supports and extends mentor learning for Year 2 of the Ohio Resident Educator Program but is open to ALL educators with interest. In this 15-hour interactive course, learn to recognize and experience data from a variety of sources as a result of a study of data-related words and the complexities of teaching. Additionally, the Inquiry Cycle will be introduced and participants will have the opportunity to practice gathering data by using the cycle to deepen their skills, knowledge, and practice. Space is limited to 20 participants. Graduate credit is available for an additional cost. Questions? Contact


Data Teams 4 Learning Seminar 
September 8-9, 2015
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Now, more than ever, educators need the collaborative Data Teams process to examine data to impact instructional effectiveness. Data Teams 4 Learning encompasses the most current research about improving teaching, learning, and leadership to increase student achievement for all students. It is a collaborative model for implementing data-driven decision making at the instructional level and provides a structure for teachers to specifically identify areas of student need and collaboratively decide on the best instructional approach in response to those needs.

Your Data Teams will learn how to:

  1. Collaboratively examine student formative assessment data
  2. Develop short cycle Data Team assessments
  3. Monitor data
  4. Analyze strengths and obstacles
  5. Establish learning goals
  6. Select common instructional strategies for groups of students
  7. Develop result indicators to measure and monitor the learning

Facilitated by The Leadership and Learning Center Professional Development Associate, Pamela Richards. Fee includes: The Data Teams Experience: A Guide for Effective Meetings and Data Teams 4 Learning Training Manual. Meals are not included. 1-hour Ashland University graduate credit option available for an additional $249.


PBL 101 (3-Day Workshop)
Sept. 30, Oct. 1 and Oct. 21, 2015  [register here]
Dec. 2, Dec. 3 and Dec. 16, 2015   [register here]
Jan. 27, Jan. 28 and Feb. 5, 2016  [register here]

Project Based Learning (PBL), is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working through a process of sustained inquiry in response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. This interactive three-day workshop led by a Buck Institute for Education (BIE)-certified workshop facilitator has three basic parts: Project Design, Assessment, and Management. It is designed to teach the basics of PBL through exemplifying the experience of a project, video analysis of best classroom practice, exploration of PBL tools and project libraries, and development of a project with opportunities for critique & revision.

By the end of this workshop, participants will have designed a project for use in their own classroom and will have a better understanding of:
1) The difference between PBL and "doing projects"
2) The need to provide students with opportunities to practice 21st century competencies balanced with learning significant content; and
3) How to manage a project in the classroom.

The third day of the workshop is purposefully designed to provide participants with time to gain the knowledge and skills to help them plan their project while allowing time for additional research, refinement, gathering of resources, assessment alignment, and peer review before finalizing their high-quality PBL.

All participants will receive a copy of the BIE PBL 101 Workbook. Ashland graduate credit is available for an additional $249. Lunch is on own.



Resident Educator/Mentor Teacher Support & Workshops
Click here to view our latest Resident Educator support networks and learn more about workshops designed to support and instruct mentor teachers.


Learning Leaders/Educational Leadership Brown Bag
Click here to learn more about this monthly series, designed for educational leaders wishing to discuss the most relevant education topics in the field today.


Northwest Evaluation Association’s
Measures of Academic Progress Assessment

Available on-site/in-district or in sessions throughout the year at the ESC.

Central Ohio educators now have local access to training on a valuable tool to monitor student progress and individualize learning, Northwest Evaluation Association’s Measures of Academic Progress (MAP®). 

The ESC of Central Ohio is partnering with NWEA to deliver affordable training to district leaders, building principals and classroom teachers on administering MAP assessments, accessing and interpreting data, and using NWEA’s continuum of instructional resources to foster a personalized learning experience for every child.

These ESC professional development offerings will represent a training continuum to help educators master the art of data-driven education, delivered by highly skilled staff, fully credentialed by NWEA.

Download the PDF flyer for additional details. 

Email or call 614.542.4120 for more information.


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