Learning Connections

Muskingum Valley ESC - March 2019

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March 6 - 8:30 a.m. Higher-Level Thinking and Complexity Grades K-12

Participants will gain an understanding of depth complexity, critical thinking and practical application of critical thinking to the classroom setting.


Register here.

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March 6 - 4:00 p.m. Webinar: Are You Prepared for RESA?

Year 1 & 2 Resident Educators, be prepared for Ohio's Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA). Attend this webinar to become familiar with the current expectations, the task and forms to complete. Learn ways to start now to prepare for the RESA.


Register here.

March 8 - 8:00 a.m. Gifted Book Study and 9:00 a.m. Gifted Forum

Connect with regional gifted intervention specialists at a collaborative forum held at MVESC on March 8 from 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided.


Registration Is very important to get an accurate lunch count. Register here.


Contact Susan Larson at susan.larson@mvesc.org with any questions.

March 11- Principal & Administrator PD w/ OTES 2 Year Renewal (1 of 3)

This three-day professional development (one day each month) is an opportunity for participants to examine changes to OTES brought about as an outcome of Senate Bill 216. Practicing OTES evaluators will be able to examine the OTES Draft Rubric, how evidence is collected and reported, changes to the structural design of OTES evaluation system, and understand the use of quality assessment. Participants must attend all three training sessions (one per month) and complete a job-embedded capstone project.


Register in STARS.

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March 13 - Disciplinary Literacy in Social Studies and ELA, March 14 in Science and ELA

Meet Timothy Shanahan, one of the world’s premier literacy educators. He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chi­cago where he was Founding Di­rector of the UIC Center for Literacy. Tim will share his expertise in adolescent literacy. Participants will learn about Disciplinary Literacy and strategies in teaching complex text.


March 13 - Register here.

March 14 - Register here.

March 18 - 8:30 a.m. Curriculum Council

Join the MVESC Curriculum Council Network to:

  • Learn from others and generate ideas!
  • Hear how others are approaching best practices, state requirements and common educational topics.
  • Stay updated on current legislature, current research, state requirements and district happenings!
  • Energize your leadership and learning skills through collaborative conversations, shared learning experiences and brainstorming!
  • Connect with with other leaders to learn new and better ways of doing things!

March 22- Introduction To Trauma Informed Care with Dr. Bill Bauer, PH.D.

Middle level teachers and administrators, attend this introductory session on trauma informed care: recognizing and serving learners' unique needs. This session is sponsored by the Southeast Ohio Middle Level Association.


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March 27 - 9:00 a.m. 2nd Grade Student Connections

Second grade students from area school districts will make "connections" while participating in:


  • Games
  • Coding
  • Poetry
  • Creative Thinking and
  • A STEM Challenge

Contact Christie McGee at christie.mcgee@mvesc.org with questions.

March 29 - Integrating Your SLP Interventions into Classrooms: Moving from a Caseload to a Workload Approach

Interpreting the ASHA recommended "Workload vs. Caseload" approach to therapy sounds great in theory, but what does it look like in the busy day of a practicing, school-based Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP)? Practicing SLP Christina Bradburn has designed this seminar to provide you with timesaving strategies that will turn you into a school intervention superstar without compromising your SLP-specific skill set.


Register here.


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