WOSC Summer Educator Institute

June 4 - 8, 2018

Workshop Descriptors

Half day workshops are $25/session and full day workshops are $50/session

Monday, June 4 - Piqua Junior High School, 1 Tomahawk Tr, Piqua, OH 45356

Morning (8:30 - 11:30)

PBL for Administrators

Presenter: Dr. Jim Rowley


This workshop is for school leaders interested in PBL and how they can best support teachers in implementing PBL in their classrooms. Through engaging activities and the use of video examples participants will learn the 5 Keys to Rigorous PBL. They will also explore the connections between high-quality PBL and the OTES Rubric for Skilled and Accomplished Practice. Most importantly, they will acquire the knowledge and dispositions necessary to engage teachers in meaningful conversations about best practices in PBL and the impact on student learning.


Morning (8:30 - 11:30)

Mindset for Gifted Learners

Presenter: Candice Sears


Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success launched a revolution in the way people perceive the ability to succeed. Gifted learners often approached learning with a fixed mindset. Introducing the Growth Mindset philosophy to gifted learners is critical to their continued academic progress. This training will provide background on what a growth mindset is and how to develop it in ourselves and our gifted students. Brain-based science and practical classroom strategies will come together, as participants learn ways to foster growth mindset through their words, instructional activities, and classroom culture.


Morning (8:30 - 11:30)

Developing Executive Functioning Skills PreK-1

Presenter: Dr. Fuhs, D. Miller & Cindy Smith


Dr. Mary Fuhs from the University of Dayton, Cindy Smith, Preschool and Kids Club Extended day kindergarten Coordinator and Dru Miller, retired Special Education and Curriculum Coordinator will give an overview of what executive function skills are, how we can incorporate them into daily instructional practices, and how to measure their impact. Certificate of Attendance and a SUTQ Professional Development/LPDC Registry form will be available to attendees.


Afternoon (12:30 - 3:30)

Social Emotional Considerations (perfectionism and underachievement) - for Gifted Learners

Presenter: Candice Sears


Have you had a student identified as Gifted and questioned the accuracy of the identification due to performance? Have you had Gifted students fail to complete assigned work? If you answered yes to these questions, you will want to be certain to join this session as we dive into the types and causes of underachievement, as well as why students struggle with perfectionism. Participants will learn strategies to take back to the classroom to reverse underachievement behaviors and support students struggling with perfectionism.


Full Day (8:30 - 3:30)

Self Regulation in the Classroom

Presenter: Jackie Renegado and Georgia Jewell


Learn how sensory patterns influence learning and behavior; how self-regulation strategies aid all students; be introduced to the Zones of Regulation Curriculum; and learn how to incorporate positive behavior strategies into IEPs and Behavior Intervention Plans.

Tuesday, June 5 - Greenville Junior High, 1111 North Ohio Street, Greenville OH 45331

Morning (8:30 - 11:30) CANCELLED

Technical Writing for Dummies

Presenter: Angie McMurry


Is Wikipedia the only source your students use for research?

Have you witnessed a science fair “fail”?

Do your students think a conclusion means “the end”?

Do your students think claims and evidence means it's mine and you can’t have it?

Then this workshop is for you….

In this interactive, cross-collaborative workshop, teachers (grades 5-12) of ALL content areas will learn strategies necessary to inspire students to utilize technical writing to convey research findings. If you have students participating in science fair, Lego, Full-Throttle STEM, robotics, 4-H, FFA, or you simply would like them to be prepared for Ohio’s state assessments, don’t miss out on this opportunity!


The workshop will focus on:

· Finding credible sources

· Synthesizing information from multiple sources

· Writing a research plan

· Drawing a conclusion

· Analysis of research and data


Morning (8:30 - 11:30)

Getting the Most out of Math Desmos (7-12)

Presenter: Bob Batty


Participants in this session will have the opportunity to explore, Desmos, the exciting new tool for mathematics educators. We will do a deep dive into the features and functions of the Desmos graphing calculator as it pertains to Ohio's state tests and mathematics instruction in general. Additionally we will explore the fantastic Desmos Activity Builder. From the student side, teachers will see how Desmos activities encourage mathematical exploration and discourse. Teachers will also have a chance to find, edit, and create activities that they can use in their classrooms immediately.


Afternoon (12:30 - 3:30)

3-act tasks, number talks, splats, and more!!! (K-6)

Presenter: Bob Batty


Participants in this session will have the opportunity to dig in to some exciting classroom routines and lesson structures that encourage positive math conversations. 3-acts, number talks, and several other routines provide teachers with a framework for making mathematics more verbal. Teachers will experience these activities as students, dig into the planning side of each task, and have time to explore several resources.


Afternoon (12:30 - 3:30) CANCELLED

Look Both Ways Before 'Crossing': An opportunity to delve into the revised standards for science and other important science stuff to note

Presenter: Angie McMurry


Participants will have an opportunity to truly investigate the revisions in the Ohio Standards for Science while evaluating their instructional practices. Participants will evaluate: classroom vocabulary, their instructional maps, classroom practices, vertical alignment, formative and summative assessments, and linkage to the science cognitive demands. Get a head start on the transition to the 2017 Revised Standards for Science. Updates from ODE as well as a preview to the Science Model Curriculum will be shared.


Full Day(8:30 - 3:30)

Using Depth & Complexity for Gifted Learners

Presenter: Candice Sears


Do you wish to help Gifted learners go beyond surface level understanding of a concept and enhance critical thinking skills? This is the workshop for you! Participants will learn how to integrate depth and complexity within the classroom experiences for Gifted learners.

Wednesday, June 6 - Montgomery County and SOITA, 200 S. Keowee Street, Dayton OH 45402

Morning (8:30 - 11:30)

Zones of Regulation and other Strategies - Administrative Implementation

Presenters: Jackie Renegado and Georgia Jewell, Barb Savino, Principal MCESC-W, Jeremy Joseph, former Principal MCESC-E


Barb Savino, Principal of Learning Center West and Jeremy Joseph, former Principal of Learning Center East will share how they collaborated with Jackie Renegado and Georgia Jewel to implement into their buildings the Zones of Regulation Curriculum and other self-regulation strategies as part of their PBIS framework.


Morning (8:30 - 11:30) CANCELLED

PBL for Administrators

Presenter: Dr. Jim Rowley


This workshop is for school leaders interested in PBL and how they can best support teachers in implementing PBL in their classrooms. Through engaging activities and the use of video examples participants will learn the 5 Keys to Rigorous PBL. They will also explore the connections between high-quality PBL and the OTES Rubric for Skilled and Accomplished Practice. Most importantly, they will acquire the knowledge and dispositions necessary to engage teachers in meaningful conversations about best practices in PBL and the impact on student learning.


Morning (8:30 - 11:30)

Analyzing Data to Drive Instruction

Presenter: Michael O'Shaughnessy


Participants will explore Ohio AIR Portal, EVAAS, and TIDE to find underutilized tools that have direct impact on instruction and planning. Each participant should bring a laptop/Chromebook/other device and passwords to access each of the tools in order to examine student results and value-added data.


Afternoon (12:30 - 3:30)

Google Suite for Instruction - Google Classroom and Forms

Presenter: Michael O'Shaughnessy


Leverage G-Suite for Education in the classroom. Learn how to use Google tools like Google Classroom and Forms to better reach all of your students. Additionally, topics will examine other technologies that support your work with G-Suite. Michael will be prepared to answer specific questions and help assist you in real world projects.


Full Day (8:30 - 3:30)

STEM for Gifted

Presenter: STEM Fellows


Participants will take-away classroom ready PBL and STEM curriculum, engineering design challenges, and innovation techniques that support gifted learners. This session will provide an overall enriched understanding of how to implement high-quality hands-on project based learning while addressing the needs of gifted students.

Thursday, June 7 - The Dome, 700 South Limestone Street, Springfield OH 45505

Morning (8:30 - 11:30)

Analyzing Data to Drive Instruction

Presenter: Michael O'Shaughnessy


Participants will explore Ohio AIR Portal, EVAAS, and TIDE to find underutilized tools that have direct impact on instruction and planning. Each participant should bring a laptop/Chromebook/other device and passwords to access each of the tools in order to examine student results and value-added data.


Morning (8:30 - 11:30)

Getting the most out of Desmos (7-12) CANCELLED

Presenter: Bob Batty


Participants in this session will have the opportunity to explore, Desmos, the exciting new tool for mathematics educators. We will do a deep dive into the features and functions of the Desmos graphing calculator as it pertains to Ohio's state tests and mathematics instruction in general. Additionally we will explore the fantastic Desmos Activity Builder. From the student side, teachers will see how Desmos activities encourage mathematical exploration and discourse. Teachers will also have a chance to find, edit, and create activities that they can use in their classrooms immediately.


Afternoon (12:30 - 3:30)

Google Suite for Instruction - Google Classroom and Forms

Presenter: Michael O'Shaughnessy


Leverage G-Suite for Education in the classroom. Learn how to use Google tools like Google Classroom and Forms to better reach all of your students. Additionally, topics will examine other technologies that support your work with G-Suite. Michael will be prepared to answer specific questions and help assist you in real world projects.


Afternoon (12:30 - 3:30)

3-act tasks, number talks, splats, and more!!! (K-6) CANCELLED

Presenter: Bob Batty


Participants in this session will have the opportunity to dig in to some exciting classroom routines and lesson structures that encourage positive math conversations. 3-acts, number talks, and several other routines provide teachers with a framework for making mathematics more verbal. Teachers will experience these activities as students, dig into the planning side of each task, and have time to explore several resources.


Full Day (8:30 - 3:30)

Harnessing the Power of Nearpod with Gifted Learners

Presenter: Lahela Snyder and Angela Greene


During this session, participants will use the Nearpod application to explore the concept of creativity to enhance lessons for Gifted Learners. We will consider research-based techniques to strengthen creativity with practice. Participants will experience the features of the Nearpod application. We will identify ways Nearpod can improve teaching and learning as well as add depth and complexity to content to meet the needs of Gifted Learners . Participants will select and utilize a lesson with a partner and analyze lesson data. Upon leaving the session, participants will be confident in selecting Nearpod lessons to use that will enhance the content delivery in their classroom.

Friday, June 8 - Greene County ESC, 360 East Enon Road, Yellow Springs OH 45387

Morning (8:30 - 11:30)

Technical Writing for Dummies

Presenter: Angie McMurry


Is Wikipedia the only source your students use for research?

Have you witnessed a science fair “fail”?

Do your students think a conclusion means “the end”?

Do your students think claims and evidence means it's mine and you can’t have it?

Then this workshop is for you….

In this interactive, cross-collaborative workshop, teachers (grades 5-12) of ALL content areas will learn strategies necessary to inspire students to utilize technical writing to convey research findings. If you have students participating in science fair, Lego, Full-Throttle STEM, robotics, 4-H, FFA, or you simply would like them to be prepared for Ohio’s state assessments, don’t miss out on this opportunity!


The workshop will focus on:

· Finding credible sources

· Synthesizing information from multiple sources

· Writing a research plan

· Drawing a conclusion


· Analysis of research and data


Morning (8:30 - 11:30) CANCELLED


Growth Mindset

Presenter: Liz Wolfe-Eberly


Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success launched a revolution in the way people perceive the ability to succeed. Nowhere is this philosophy more important than in the classroom. This training will provide background on what a growth mindset is and how to develop it in ourselves and our students. Brain-based science and practical classroom strategies will come together, as participants learn ways to foster growth mindset through their words, instructional activities, and classroom culture.


Morning (8:30 - 11:30)

Differentiated Instruction for Gifted Learners (1)

Presenter: Beth Sizemore


This session will provide classroom teachers of all grade levels with differentiation strategies and techniques to meet the needs of gifted learners. Activities that can be immediately implemented, as well as those that can foster cross-curricular collaboration will be included. The following Gifted HQPD Competency Areas will be addressed in this session: A, B, and C.



Afternoon (12:30 - 3:30) CANCELLED

Look Both Ways Before 'Crossing': An opportunity to delve into the revised standards for science and other important science stuff to note

Presenter: Angie McMurry


Participants will have an opportunity to truly investigate the revisions in the Ohio Standards for Science while evaluating their instructional practices. Participants will evaluate: classroom vocabulary, their instructional maps, classroom practices, vertical alignment, formative and summative assessments, and linkage to the science cognitive demands. Get a head start on the transition to the 2017 Revised Standards for Science. Updates from ODE as well as a preview to the Science Model Curriculum will be shared.


Afternoon (12:30 - 3:30)

Differentiated Instruction for Gifted Learners (2)

Presenter: Beth Sizemore


This session will provide classroom teachers of all grade levels with differentiation strategies and techniques to meet the needs of gifted learners. Activities that can be immediately implemented, as well as those that can foster cross-curricular collaboration will be included. The following Gifted HQPD Competency Areas will be addressed in this session: A, B, and C.


Full Day (8:30 - 3:30)

Trauma Informed Care

Presenter: Dr. Tim Callahan


“Creating and Sustaining Trauma-Informed Schools”

Trauma is a pervasive, damaging and costly public health problem that is a near-universal experience for students with severe social, emotional and behavioral problems. Trauma damages the parts of the brain that students most need for school and life success. The Trauma-Informed approach helps create a safe and responsive school environment that improves self-regulation, reduces behavioral problems and enhances student engagement. By adopting a Trauma-Informed approach, schools undertake a paradigm shift at the staff and organizational level to understand, recognize and address the needs of students impacted by trauma.

Registration will CLOSE on May 23, 2018. Please make payments (check or purchase order) to the Miami County ESC two weeks prior to the event. Registration is not complete until payment is received.