Learning Connections

Muskingum Valley ESC - October 2018

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October 2 and October 23- 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Administrator ETR/IEP Compliance Training

Do you take an active and lead role in students’ multi-factored evaluations? Attend this session to get an overview of ETR/IEP compliance requirements that will improve practices and outcomes for students with disabilities.


See flyer for all details.

October 8 - 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. IEP Transition Plans

SST Region 12 is offering an opportunity to participate in a professional learning session around Secondary Transition Planning. This session will focus on choosing appropriate transition assessments, pulling student preferences, interests, needs and strengths from those assessments, and designing transition goals and activities based on the needs of the student.

Fall Special Education Legal Update Training

Derek L. Towster, Esq. from Scott Driven LLP will provide administrators with federal and state legal updates, prepare participants for legal challenges, and provide guidance to support responsibilities around IEPs, procedural safeguards, and more.


Topics include:


  • New IDEA Forms
  • ESY Obligations
  • Screening vs. Evaluations
  • Comparing Section 504 and IDEA


See flyer for all the details.

Register here.

October 10 - 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gifted 101 Grades K-6

First-year gifted service providers (general educators and AP instructors), attend this learning session to:

  • Examine characteristics of students who are gifted.
  • Review and know your district’s processes to identify students who are gifted.
  • Explore resources and frameworks that support higher level thinking and complexity.
  • Learn the components and how to develop Gifted Written Education Plans.


See flyer for all the details.

Register here.

October 11 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 5th Grade Student Connections

Give your students who are gifted opportunities to interact with other students who are gifted! Grade 5 students will be presented with challenges and will have opportunities to use problem-solving and deductive reasoning skills through the following activities:

  • The Great Arctic Challenges
  • The Growth Mindset Escape Room
  • No Stress Chess
  • Building Creative Analogies

Contact Christie McGee at christie.mcgee@mvesc.org with questions.

October 15 - 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!

October 17 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.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.


Octobers session will be held at Maysville Local Schools in room 104 of the administration center with Dr. Barb Hansen presenting the topic of Invitational Education.


Please register here.

October 17 - 4:00 to 5:00p.m. Resident Educator Webinar

Year 1 and 2 Resident Educators and Mentors, listen to a panel of present and past Resident Educators share experiences and advice for the four years of Ohio's residency. Panel members will share successful strategies, tips to overcome challenges that occur during the first years of teaching, and the important aspects of Ohio's Resident Educator program.


Register here.

October 24 - 8:30 to 11:30a.m. OIP Improvement Process- Teacher-Based Teams

This half-day professional learning is designed to support administrators, teachers, and facilitators in their development of high-functioning, teacher-based teams. Participants will engage in interactive discussion and activities and will be provided with resources to extend their learning.

October 25 and 26 - 8am PAX Partner Training

PAX Partner Training provides participants who have already been trained in PAX GBG with the skills to support PAX teachers and improve implementations at the school and classroom level over two successive days. This includes one day of web-based training and two days of live on-site training. Topics include: Partnering the Kernels, Cues, and PAX Game, Collaborating with teachers and administrators, Collecting and utilizing data, Troubleshooting implementations, and Embedding PAX GBG throughout schools and communities.


See flyer for all the details.

October 29 - 9a.m. to 3 p.m. Fall FY2019 E-Rate Workshop

Lorrie Germann, State E-Rate Coordinator on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education, will conduct the Fall FY2019 E-Rate Workshop. The day will focus on program basics, upcoming changes to the program, USAC’s EPC portal, maximizing Category 2 funding, and the Form 470 application. Whether you are a newcomer to E-Rate, have filed for many years, or use the service of a consultant, it is recommended you attend to understand the program changes and how they will impact you. The workshop will start at 9 a.m., with lunch on your own (12-1 p.m.). We will conclude with the Form 470, ending the day at approximately 3 p.m.

October 30 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 7th Grade Connections

Seventh grade students from area school districts will make "connections" while participating in:


  • The Great Rupe Goldberg Energy Challenge,
  • Force and Motion Escape Room,
  • Speed Debating and, a
  • Resiliency Tournament.

Contact Christie McGee at christie.mcgee@mvesc.org with questions.

Spider Insider - Interactive Student Session

Come one, come all, if you dare. Spiders, spiders, EVERYWHERE! This interactive lesson is perfect for fall holiday integration. PreK-K students will enjoy music, literature, and science all wrapped into one fun and interactive lesson. Spider Insider includes activities that practice letter recognition, rhyming words, sorting /classifying, and fine motor skills. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore these creepy crawlers with a bad reputation! Please see specific dates and times to register your classroom.


Cost is $120.00 per connecting site. Fee includes individually packaged kits for your students that are mailed to your classroom. There is a 30-student maximum per site. Overage fees and additional kit fees will apply to schools that go over the session maximum. Additional kits can be purchased for $1.00 per kit + shipping fees.


CILC Registration

November PD Opportunities.

Calendar of November PD Opportunities.


Mark your calendars:

Differentiation for All Learners with Dr. Richard M. Cash

November 1, 2018

Number Line Adventure with Dr. Ky Davis

November 2, 2018 and November 16, 2018.