Learning Connections

Muskingum Valley ESC - November 2017

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Read about and register for upcoming November Professional Learning at MVESC!

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November - Gifted Student Connections

November 1 - 8:00 am (7th Grade)

November 14 - 9:00 am (4th Grade)

November 29 - 8:00 am (6th Grade)

Give your students who are gifted opportunities to interact with other students who are gifted! Breakout sessions will include:
  • Academic enrichment, STEAM challenges (design, build and learn the science behind a fidget spinner).
  • Problem Solving and Deductive Reasoning Activities.
  • Collaboration Skills.
  • Social Emotional Awareness.

Contact Susan Larson, MVESC Gifted Coordinator, or Mary Archer for registration. 740-452-4518.

November 3, 8, 13 or 17 - 8:30 a.m. "Advanced" ETR/IEP Training

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 an IEP of one student to use along with our training activities. Be sure to remove any identifying information.
  3. Gain ideas of effective ways to share baseline data and student progress with the IEP team, including the parents.

Who Should Attend This Training:

  • Intervention Specialists
  • Psychologists
  • Administrators
  • Related Service Personnel

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

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

Register Here: http://www.mvesc.org/39.

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November 7 & 14 - 3:00 p.m. Online Science Huddles

Join the online MVESC Science Huddle!

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

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November 7: Middle School Huddle - 3 - 3:45pm

November 7: Elementary Huddle - 4 - 4:45pm

November 14: HS Biology Huddle -3 - 3:45pm

November 15 - 8:30 a.m. MS/HS Principal Leadership Collaboration

Join Dr. Neil Gupta and area school principals in conversation on Leadership for Instructional Effectiveness.

Dr. Neil Gupta will join us for our November meetings. Neil is the Director of Secondary Education for Worthington City Schools. He’s served on several local and state committees, and is the Past-President of the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators Association. His passion for principal leadership and coaching leaders using effective strategies has led him to present at state, national and international levels.

Register here.

November 15 - 3:00 p.m. Online Social Studies Huddle

Middle School and High School Social Studies teachers,

join the on-line MVESC Social Studies Huddle!

Energize learning through collaborative networks and a variety of resources. Chat with area social studies teachers from any location.

Ryan Suskey, Director of Professional Development and Programs of Ohio Center for Law-Related Education, will be joining us to share resources and instructional strategies!

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.

Register here.

November 16 - 8:30 a.m. Day 2 of Serving Students Who Are Gifted

This two-day training is aligned to the competencies in Ohio's Gifted Operating Standards and will help you earn required gifted clock hours.

Participants 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, and
  • Participate in the development of a Written Education Plan.

Day 2 is for those have already attended Day 1 on October 5, 2017.

November 16 - 8:30 a.m. Elementary Principal Leadership Collaboration

Attend the Elementary Collaborative to network with area principals!

Kristi Barker from Crestview Schools in Columbiana, Ohio will lead a discussion on collecting student evidence during observations. Questions to ask: "Who is doing the work? What are students saying and doing in the classroom?"

Ruth Ware, MVESC Math Consultant, will be there to help you identify key features that you would see in an effective math classroom.

Caren Maniaci, MVESC Director of Student Services, will facilitate a discussion on serving students with disabilities in the classroom.

Register here.

November 20 - 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! Jamie Meade, Chief of Staff at Battelle for Kids, will join us in conversation on strategies that instill Hope with students of poverty.

November 21 - 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.

Kayla Mack, ODE Career Connections Consultant, will be in attendance to network, update the group on resources and help us plan for next steps.

Register here.

Upcoming GIFTED PD Opportunity with Ian Byrd

Byrdseed is all about better understanding our gifted learners!

If you are a teacher of grades 2-8 in any subject area and are looking for enrichment resources and ideas, this is where you will want to be on Thursday, December 7, 2017. Earn 6 contact hours toward the Gifted HQPD requirement.

See the flyer for all the details. Register here.

Upcoming Opportunity with Dr. Shawn K. Smith

December 12, 2017 10am to 1pm

Dr. Shawn K. Smith will share best practices and latest insights outlined in his new book, The New Agenda: Achieving Personalized Learning Through Digital Convergence.

Learn more about a) the methodology for achieving goals toward modern learning, and b) the collaborative possibilities of networking with fellow district leaders.

Dr. Shawn K. Smith is a former teacher, principal, and most recently served as Chief of Schools for Chicago Public Schools. He currently serves as President of Modern Teacher and a national leader on issues surrounding digital education and pedagogy. Dr. Smith is compelled to preserve education’s rich heritage and support America’s teachers and leaders as they transition traditional classrooms into modern learning environments.

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RSVP at www.modernteacher.com/muskingumvalley

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