Learning Connections

Muskingum Valley ESC - March 2018

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Read about the March Learning Opportunities at MVESC

March 1, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. Career Advisory

Join Kayla Mack, ODE Career Connections Consultant, with Career Advisors from Coshocton, Hocking, Muskingum, and Perry counties. Mack will update the group on state activities and resources to help us plan for next steps.


Join this collaborative to build resources and understandings to support students in making career connections!


Register here.

March 6, 2018 - 8:30a.m. or 12:30p.m. Essential ETR/IEP New Forms Training

The Essential ETR and IEP Training will review changes in the ETR and IEP forms. It will also review the elements of quality and compliance in relation to the IEP process. This training is a follow-up to the ETR and IEP modules that ODE has created online.


The objectives for this training include:

 Review guidance for ETR and IEP based on the Ohio Operating Standards

 Answer questions related to changes in ETR and IEP forms

 Review elements of compliant and quality IEPs

 Review ways to collect data for progress monitoring


As a pre-requisite, visit the Ohio Department of Education and watch the online ETR/IEP modules at the link below: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Special-Education/Comprehensive-Monitoring-System/IDEA-Onsite-Reviews/OEC-Monitoring-Training-Materials

March 6, 2018 - Online ELA Huddles

Join the online MVESC ELA Huddle!


Energize learning through collaborative networks and a variety of resources. Chat with area ELA 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.


March 6: Middle School /High School Huddle 3 - 3:45 p.m. - Register here.

March 6: Elementary Huddle 4 - 4:45 p.m. - Register here.

March 7, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. OTES Next Steps

Veteran Principals, attend Day 2 of the OTES Next Steps Training.


Day 2 will focus on coaching teachers for improved performance, practicing research-based, high-quality coaching strategies, and giving quality feedback to teachers. Principals will use teacher effectiveness data to inform professional conversations when working with staff to institute targeted professional development.


Attend all three days of OTES Next Steps to:

· qualify for the two-year renewal of the OTES credential.

· Earn 28 contact hours, including 10 additional hours of on-site implementation.


See Flyer for more information.

Register here. Search word OTES

March 12, 2018 - 9 a.m. Advanced Placement: An Opportunity for Gifted Learners

Presented by Dr. Rashida Savage, College Board Director, Midwest Region

A Closer Look at How Advanced Placement Programs can support Gifted Learners.


The Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides students with the opportunity to earn college credit, and can serve as a platform for gifted learners through academic rigor and enrichment opportunities.


This three-hour workshop helps to satisfy the professional development requirements outlined by the state of Ohio for AP teachers by exploring differentiation and curriculum compacting to meet the needs of all students.


Participants will have the opportunity to share best practices for gifted learners in AP and discuss how course placement and other policies may impact options for students.


See flyer for more information.

Register here.

March 12 or 13, 2018 - 4:30 p.m. Online RE Webinar: Communication and Professional Growth

Mentors and Resident Educators work collaboratively to build an environment of self-assessment, goal-setting, reflections, and learning as part of the Resident Educator program. Attend this session to focus on practices for communication with families, professional collaboration, and professional growth. Learn best practices for communicating to families, collaborating with colleagues, and reflecting on professional growth. Participants will review tools that support reflective conversations, communication, and professional growth.


Register here.

March 13 - 8:30 a.m. "American Government" and "U.S. History" with Ohio Center for Law-Related Education

American Government and 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.

March 13, 2018 - Online Math Huddles

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.


March 13: Middle School /High School Huddle - 3 - 3:45 p.m. - Register here.

March 13: Elementary Huddle - 4 - 4:45 p.m. - Register here.

March 19 - 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!

March 28, 2018 - 9 a.m. LAMP Words for Life (WFL) for Accent Product by Prentke Romich Company

Teachers, paraprofessionals, therapists, and parents attend this session to learn about LAMP Words for Life for Accent: Vocabulary Review, Programming, and Basic Implementation.

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