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Muskingum Valley ESC - January 2018

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Read about the January Learning Opportunities at MVESC Listed Below

Dr. Douglas Reeves - Effective Grading

Preschool Hybrid Course

Advanced ETR/IEP

Online Math Huddle

Winter Cluster Training

American Government with Ryan Suskey

U.S. History with Ryan Suskey

Dr. Doug Reeves - Lifting School Leaders

ACT Training for ELA and SS Teachers

ACT Training for Science and Math Teachers

Curriculum Council

Resident Educator Webinar: Lesson Cycle

Career Advisory Collaboration

Brain Considerate Learning with Dr. Kenneth Wesson

January 2 - 9:00 a.m. - Dr. Douglas Reeves in Cambridge, Ohio

The Ohio Valley ESC, Muskingum Valley ESC, and East Central Ohio ESC present Dr. Douglas Reeves


Topics of the day:

• Great to Greater: How the Best Schools and Education Systems Keep Getting Better.

• High Impact Leadership: How Leaders Improve Achievement, Enhance Creativity and Redefine Accountability for 21st Century Schools.

• FAST Grading: Applying the Principles of Effective Grading to Improve Student Performance and Save Time.


Register Here


Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center

7033 Glenn Hwy

Cambridge, Ohio 43725


9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lunch will be provided


FREE to all partnering districts and ESC staff

January 8 - 4:00 p.m. Hybrid Course Orientation

Are you an onsite Preschool Director, Lead Teacher, or Assistant Teacher in need of “OHIO APPROVED” professional development?


Check out our convenient and flexible professional development options.

With our blended learning options, you can fulfill your licensing requirements at your own pace in an online class that can be accessed anywhere with internet.


We offer:

ABCs and 123s and

School Signs 4 Learning Minds.


Please click to read the flyer. It has all the details you will need.


Click here to register for the ABCs and 123s required face-to-face orientation.

Click here to register for the School Signs 4 Learning Minds required face-to-face orientation.

After the orientation , the professional development is all online for your convenience.

January 8 - 8:30 a.m. Advanced ETR/IEP Training for Related Service Providers

Why Should You Attend This Training?
  1. Gain a deeper knowledge of the ETR process and receive resources to support the development of district comprehensive collaborative ETRs.
  2. Obtain hands-on training around the development of present levels, well-defined measurable goals and objectives, and align methods for progress monitoring and specially designed instruction. Please bring a copy of an ETR and IEP of one student to use during our training activities. Be sure to remove any identifying information.
  3. Learn ways to effectively share baseline data and student progress with the IEP team, including parents.


Fee: $25 for member districts/$50 for non-member districts

Lunch is on your own - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Click here to register.

January 9 - Online Math Huddle

Join the online MVESC Math Huddle!


Energize learning through collaborative networks and a variety of resources. Chat with area Math teachers from any location. Use your desktop, laptop, or phone to connect through Zoom, a free online video conferencing application. Collaboratively share and discuss strategies, helpful materials, and content that is aligned with Ohio’s Learning Standards.


Download Zoom now.

January 9: Middle School/High School Huddle - 3:00 - 3:45 p.m. - Register.

January 9: Elementary Huddle - 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. - Register.

January 11 - 8:30 a.m. Day 1 of Winter Cluster Training

This two-day training will offer specialized instruction in gifted education and will help you earn your 30 required gifted clock hours.


Winter Session:

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018


You will gain the ability to:

  • differentiate instruction based on a student’s readiness, knowledge, and skill level.
  • select, adapt, or create a variety of differentiated curricula.
  • provide an extension or replacement, to modify the learning process, and to select alternative assignments and projects.
  • understand the social and emotional needs of students who are gifted.
  • recognize and respond to characteristics and needs of students.
  • participate in the development of the Written Education Plan.


See Flyer for more information.


Registration required: Click Here

January 16 - 8:30 a.m. "American Government" with Ohio Center for Law-Related Education

American Government with Ryan Suskey


Topics and Activities of the Day:

  • Overview of Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) in the Social Studies classroom.
  • Understanding the C3 Framework for Inquiry as an alternative to traditional “sit and get” approaches to education.
  • Exploring opportunities for inquiry in the standards.
  • From instruction to assessment.
  • Ready-made resources to smooth the transition to inquiry.


See flyer for more information.

Register here.

January 17 - 8:30 a.m. "U.S. History" with Ohio Center for Law-Related Education

U.S. History with Ryan Suskey


Topics and Activities of the Day:

  • Overview of Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) in the Social Studies classroom.
  • Understanding the C3 Framework for Inquiry as an alternative to traditional “sit and get” approaches to education.
  • Exploring opportunities for inquiry in the standards.
  • From instruction to assessment.
  • Ready-made resources to smooth the transition to inquiry.


See flyer for more information.

Register here.

January 19 - 8:30 a.m. Lifting School Leaders with Dr. Douglas Reeves

High Impact Leadership

Dr. Reeves suggests, "School leaders have a historic opportunity to redefine educational accountability to include not only academic results, but also creativity, critical thinking, community service, communication, and a variety of other indications of success that are uniquely important to each school.”


Learn the latest research on specific leadership actions that have the greatest impact on student achievement.


Receive practical tools for gaining greater focus on high impact strategies so students, teachers, and administrators have the time necessary for successful implementation.


See flyer for more information.

Register here

January 22 - 8:30 a.m. ACT Training for ELA and SS Teachers

Student Success on the ACT with Dr. Bill Stewart

ELA and SS Teachers


You will walk away with:

  • ACT Enhancement Strategies (time management, practice material availability, examples from each area, scoring procedures, anxiety management, and realistic goals).
  • Specific strategies to pose questions/problems that focus on ACT content.
  • Ways to take the ACT environment and integrate it into the classroom.


Training is FREE - $15.00 cost for workbook.

Please register here so we know how many books to order.


See flyer for all the details.

January 24 - 8:30 a.m. ACT Training for Science and Math Teachers

Student Success on the ACT with Dr. Bill Stewart

Science and Math Teachers


You will walk away with:

  • ACT Enhancement Strategies (time management, practice material availability, examples from each area, scoring procedures, anxiety management and realistic goals).
  • Specific strategies to pose questions/problems that focus on ACT content.
  • Ways to take the ACT environment and integrate it into the classroom.


Training is FREE - $15.00 cost for workbook.

Please register here so we know how many books to order.


See flyer for all the details.

January 29 - 8:30 a.m. Curriculum Council

Join this collaborative of Curriculum Directors to discuss, share, and reflect on current educational practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Explore leadership topics and gain ideas from other district leaders!

January 29 or January 30- 4:30 p.m. Resident Educator Webinar: Lesson Cycle

Year 1 and 2 Resident Educators and Mentors


Attend this webinar to learn more about the Lesson Cycle and the Lesson Reflection Task of the Resident Educator Summative Assessment (RESA).


Resident Educators are asked to provide evidence of how they implement the Teaching and Learning Cycle in their teaching to support important learning outcomes for all students. Learn how to use the Lesson Cycle as a framework for planning, teaching, and reflecting.


Click on the date to register for a session.

January 29, 2018

January 30, 2018

January 30 - 8:30 a.m. Career Advisory Collaborative

School Counselors, Career Advisors, and Principals, join this collaborative to build resources and understandings to support students in making career connections.


Register here.

February 1, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. Brain-Considerate Learning with Dr. Kenneth Wesson

Understanding how the brain works is critical to facilitating effective instruction. Dr. Wesson will share insights on the neuroscience of learning and strategies for “brain-considerate” learning.


Dr. Kenneth Wesson is an international speaker and educational consultant for preschool through university-level institutions from San Jose, CA. His research is frequently published and referenced in Parents Magazine, HealthNet, and the journal Brain World.


See the flyer for all the details.


Register here.

February 2018 Learning Opportunities

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