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Muskingum Valley ESC - February 2019

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Muskingum Valley ESC is currently scheduling “Celebration of Seuss 2019”

Come celebrate reading with us from the convenience of your classroom! SCHEDULE YOUR “CELEBRATION OF SEUSS” Video Conference TODAY! Spaces are limited and are scheduled on a first come first serve basis. PLEASE check the grade level attending and select the corresponding date. We have changed the activities to more closely match the developmental skills of the students.



Join us for this fun, interactive lesson to celebrate the birthday of the beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss! This distance learning event focuses on fun facts about Theodor Seuss Geisel and his classic story “Green Eggs and Ham”. Students will "show what they know" when they play "The Feud - Seuss Style" against other classrooms. Then students will express their creative side while completing a craft especially designed for this program. It’s a “Seussical” good time!

COST: $120 (includes materials shipped to your classroom for use during the lesson)* MVESC Distance Learning Districts (no charge – included in your yearly membership- Franklin Local, Maysville, River View, Coshocton City, Zanesville City


Reserve your spot before it is too late! There are limited spots for 2019 – First Come First Serve


Click here for the program list and registration links.

February 12 - Get Ready for the Future of AP in 2019

College Board is making improvements to the way Advanced Placement (AP) works that will impact every high school in Ohio and the United States. These improvements are in response to what College Board has been hearing from practitioners to better meet the needs of teachers and students. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, College Board will roll out new resources to support teachers and students all year. These improvements will require a change to the timeline and registration process for schools and students. All schools offering AP will implement these changes in the 2019-2020 school year.


Register here.

See flyer.

February 13 - 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. You have the opportunity to pick from two dates: February 13, 2019 or March 6, 2019.


February 13 - Register here.

March 6 - Register here.

See flyer.

February 14 - 8:30 a.m. School Counselors Forum with Google Training

Join this collaborative network planned and presented by area school counselors. February's meeting will include Google training before the forum. Google Classroom and Forms with Willa Marie Jackson of Zanesville City Schools and Alicia Stockler of Sheridan High School will be from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.; Google Apps and Extensions with Michelle Neal of Zanesville Middle School will be from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. The forum will be held from 12:15 - 2:15 p.m. The Google training will be held in the Mahoney Lab (1st floor), and the forum will be in the Muskingum Room (2nd floor) at Muskingum Valley ESC.


Register here.

February 22 - 8:30 a.m. Math Tool Kit for Mathematical Standards with Dr. Ky Davis

Teachers K-12 - Dr. Ky Davis gives teachers the foundation to strengthen students’ fluency, develop deeper understanding of grade-level standards, improve number sense through place value and operation, and use visual models to improve critical areas. Attend this session to learn how to use grade-level resources to support the standards:

  • Focus and flowcharts
  • Pretests
  • Student monitoring chart
  • Subtopic scaffolding staircase
  • Lesson-plan activities


Differentiation is built into this training.


Register here.

See flyer.

February 25 - 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!

February 26 - 9:00 a.m. Elem/MS/HS Principal Collaborative

Join this collaborative of principals to discuss, share and reflect on current educational practices. Each session includes a speaker, a superintendent panel, a program highlight or tour, lunch and an open forum.


The February collaborative will be held at Coshocton City Schools with Deb Kennedy speaking on Leading Evaluation, Coaching and Professional Growth.


See flyer for all the details.

Register here.