The State Support Team 1 Newsletter for Busy Educators
A Letter from Lynn
I’m not a sentimental person, but I always view endings as a time to reflect on what “was” and how it will impact what “is to be.” As I reflect on this past year, I can honestly say, “I never want to do that again,” but I also want to say, “I don’t want to forget all the things I learned!”
As time goes on, and we find our footing again, I am hopeful we take what we learned as a result of necessity, and grow it, nurture it and apply it to our lives and classrooms. We made it through this year, and my hope is that we came out stronger and more committed to our profession than ever before.
This month’s newsletter focuses on early childhood and kindergarten transition. Check out the resources and tools we are sharing with you to support instruction in the early learning settings!
Finally, while the SST1 will be open for business this summer, we will not be publishing a newsletter during July. We look forward to resuming our communication with each of you in August - reach out if you need anything.
Happy summer Region 1!
Lynn McKahan, M.Ed.
SST 1 Director
Horn Walter Burley Award Winners Announced
James Patrick Jordan, student at Springfield High School and Penta Career Center was selected as the 2021 R.A. Horn Outstanding Achievement Award winner.
Emily Nixon, special education teacher at Springfield High School is this year's Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator.
NEW RESOURCE: Alternate Assessment Resources for Families
OPEN NOW: Restraint & Seclusion Data Collection Window
The restraint and seclusion data collection for the 2020-2021 school year has begun. Superintendents should have received an email containing a direct link to your district’s data collection survey landing page. Your submissions are due July 31. More information is available on the Ohio Department of Education's website >>
GRANT OPPORTUNITY: U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Special Education Programs
Our consultants have selected a short list of their favorite Early Learning resources to support your work. Please contact us if you have specific Early Learning and Kindergarten Transition questions. We are here to help!
HOT TOPIC: Collaboration
How We are Helping
Our State Support Team 1 consultants are working with a district and Head Start program in Port Clinton for a pilot that will provide resources, professional learning, and technical assistance that explore best practices for collaboration between early care programs, public schools, and community partners.
FREE PD: Heading to Kindergarten Transition Summit
See examples of effective kindergarten readiness practices, including transition strategies, and gather tools, supports, and information to strengthen your existing or newly-formed kindergarten transition teams in this free virtual training opportunity. Learn more >>
A BOLD NEW LOOK for Ohio Bold Beginning!
PODCAST: The Brain Architects
Whether you're using the next few weeks to clean and organize your classroom, or need something to listen to on your summer road trip, tune into The Brain Architects from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. Experts will share the latest research on human development and how the brain works, and suggest ways to use your new knowledge in the classroom. Listen in >>
LEARN MORE: Related Resources
Early Literacy: Free Books for Ohio Children
SST Region 11
June 14 | 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Our friends at SST Region 11 are hosting poet, speaker, and advocate, LeDerick Horne for a virtual inspirational speaking event about how families can help build better schools. Register today >>
International Dyslexia Association of Northwest Ohio
- FUNdations: Wilson Language Basics
Gain the skills and practice needed to teach decoding and spelling to students in grades K-3 students using the Wilson Foundations curriculum. If you instruct students in multiple grades, attend the workshop for the highest level of instruction.
June 14: Level 2 Register for this session >>
June 17: Level K Learn more >>
- Wilson Reading System: 3-Day Introductory Course
Learn how to support students in grades 2-12 and adults with word-level deficits in this three-day introductory course of the Wilson Reading System. Registration details >>
The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center
Foundations of Family Engagement
The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center is offering a free course for early-career teachers, counselors, and other school-based staff to build knowledge and skills for effective family engagement. Learn more >>
Challenger Learning Center Summer Camps
Community Collaboration for Summer Learning
Free NOBIDA Parent Workshop
Child Activities to Boost Language & Literacy at Home
Families can boost their children's literacy skills with fun, engaging, and easy activities. Lori Josephson will offer resources based in the Science of Reading to parents on June 8. Learn more >>
Virtual Research Coding Camp
July 12 - 16The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland will hold a virtual Summer Research Coding Camp for high school juniors and seniors who wish to learn more about data analysis and interpretation while exploring how economists use these skills in their careers.
- Seven Local Caddies Awarded Prestigious Evans Scholarships
- Wayne Trail Elementary Participates in One-of-a-Kind Outdoor Education Experience
- BGSU, Washington Local Schools Partnership Earns State Grant
- Toledo Public Schools Partnering with Delta Airlines for Educational Opportunities
- Workforce Graduation Ceremony About More than Just a Certificate
- Schools Must Wear Masks Until June 2, DeWine Says
- Three Schools Receive STEM Designation
- Lucas County Schools to Begin Offering Vaccines to Students 12 and Older
- 10 Students and Families Pay Tribute to Teachers Who Helped During the Pandemic
- Anthony Wayne Student Elected Ohio FFA Association President
- Maumee Students Participate in Virtual Exchange Program
- Inkrott Hired as New Ayersville Elementary Principal
- Local High Schools Are Finding Creative Ways to Stage Proms During a Pandemic
- What Vaccine Availability Will Mean for the Fall 2021 School Year
- FFA Career Development News
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