Learning Connections

Muskingum Valley ESC - November 2019

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November 4 - Child Outcomes Summary Part 1 and Part 2

This training provides an introduction to the Child Outcomes Summary form process. Participants also will learn how to describe children’s functioning in the three outcome areas and explore the five areas of essential knowledge teams need to complete the process. Both parts 1 and 2 are required for new preschool intervention specialists. This is an Ohio approved training.


Audience: New Preschool Intervention Specialists and Preschool Special Education Supervisors

Location: SST Region 12 Office, 60788 Southgate Road, Suite 201, Byesville, OH 43723

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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November 5 - Elementary Principal Forum

Benefits of a Sensory Room for Students

Ashley Daugherty, a behavior specialist with East Guernsey Local Schools, will share information on a "Sensory Room" that provides support services for a variety of students with a wide range of needs.


Principals will also spend time in round table discussions on topics of choice.


Audience: Elementary Principals

Location: MVESC Zanesville Office, Muskingum Room, 205 N. Seventh St., Zanesville, OH 43701

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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November 5 - High School Graduation Requirements

Dr. Tim Freeman, Associate Director of OASSA, will present the latest information on high school graduation requirements. A panel of speakers including principals and school counselors, will be available to share ideas and answer questions.


Audience: High School Administrators, School Counselors, District Administrators

Location: MVESC Zanesville Office, Muskingum Room, 205 N. Seventh St., Zanesville, OH 43701

Time:12 :00 - 3 p.m.

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November 6 - Learn to Lead Webinar Series

Join these webinar sessions to work through the Ohio Department of Education’s Learn to Lead Course. During the sessions, participants will work collaboratively through the course modules of:

1. The Call for Teacher Leaders

2. The Journey from Good to Great

3. Unpacking Leadership Explorations

4. Exploring the Leader Within

5. Understanding Change Dynamics

6. The Power of Team

7. Communication: The Key to Leadership Success

Dates: November 6, 2019; December 4, 2019; January 7, 2020; February 4, 2020


Audience: Year 4 Resident Educators, Mentors, Coordinators

Location: Online - Zoom

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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November 6 - 4th Grade Gifted Student Connections

Give your students who are gifted opportunities to interact with other students who are gifted! Grade 4 students will be presented with challenges and will have opportunities to use problem-solving and deductive reasoning skills through the following activities:


  • STEM Challenge
  • Prime Climb
  • Creative Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Abstract Self Portraits


Contact Susan Larson at susan.larson@mvesc.org with questions.

November 6 - Student-Focused Planning

This Student Focused Planning professional learning session will support the use of Age Appropriate Transition Assessments to make decisions about goals and transition services. Special Education Directors, Building Administrators, Intervention Specialists, and General Education Teachers will be provided with several resources to help gather students' preferences, interests, strengths, and needs to develop effective Secondary Transition Plans.


Audience: Special Education Directors, Intervention Specialists, Building Administrators, anyone serving students 14 or older

Location: SST Region 12 Office, 60788 Southgate Road, Suite 201, Byesville, OH 43723

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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November 12 - I Suspect a Disability. Now What? (Five-part Series)

Part 3: Learn Disability and Dyslexia by Bryan Wilson


This five-part after-school series is designed to help teachers and intervention specialists see how school psychologists assess various disability conditions. The series also will explain the role teachers play in making eligibility determinations for suspected children (data collection, interview questions, behavior checklists, adaptive behavior, etc.). Contact hours

will be available for each part of the series. Participants may elect to do any or all of the sessions in the series.


Audience: Teachers, Intervention Specialists

Location: Online - Zoom Webinar

Time: 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

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November 15 - Why Trauma Matters

Hannah Prokop and Amy Love, MVESC School Psychologists, will help you learn about the impact of trauma on the brain and how those changes impact learning and behavior.


Participants will cover:

• Why trauma matters.

• How stress changes the brain.

• How stress affects behavior.

• What participants can do to help.


Audience: Teachers and Other School Support Staff

Location: MVESC Zanesville Office, Coshocton Room, 205 N. Seventh St., Zanesville, OH 43701

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free for MVESC Member Districts - $50.00 Non-member Districts

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November 18 - 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.

November 18 - Setting the Stage for Early Childhood Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports: Teaching Social Emotional Skills

This training is a prerequisite to the Early Childhood Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) modules. During this session, participants will discuss what Early Childhood PBIS is and how teaching social emotional skills connects to the PBIS framework. They also will understand the many aspects of teaching social emotional skills, including what to teach, why to teach and how to teach. Participants will identify the four key social skills and leave with strategies and materials to teach, practice and promote them in the classroom. This is an Ohio-approved training.


Audience: Preschool Teachers, Paraprofessionals and Administrators

Location: SST Region 12 Office, 60788 Southgate Road, Suite 201, Byesville, OH 43723

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Register here.

November 19 - Keys to Making Math Irresistible Grades 7-12

Join Dr. Shah in this learning session where he will share his love for math and mission to make math irresistible for all learners. Math can reach this level, but unfortunately, school math often does not. Participants will tackle challenging math tasks as they explore proven frameworks that spark student curiosity along with five principles that encourage productive struggle. They will learn how to quickly modify existing problems to make them more engaging for all.

Note - This content is aligned to Gifted Competencies, and gifted contact hours are available.


Audience: Math Teachers

Date: November 19, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: MVESC Zanesville Office, Muskingum Room, 205 N. Seventh Street, Zanesville, OH 43701

Cost: $110 for MVESC Member Districts - $125.00 for Non-member Districts

Register here.

November 19 - Communications and Professional Growth Webinar

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 learn best practices and review tools for communicating with families, collaborating with colleagues and reflecting on professional growth.


Audience: Year 1 Resident Educators, Mentors, Coordinators

Time: 3:30 - 5 p.m.

Location: Online - Zoom

Register here.

November 20 - 6th Grade Gifted Student Connections

Give your students who are gifted opportunities to interact with other students who are gifted! Grade 6 students will be presented with challenges and will have opportunities to use problem-solving and deductive reasoning skills through the following activities:


  • STEM Challenge
  • Balderdash
  • Creative Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Self Portraits


Contact Susan Larson at susan.larson@mvesc.org with questions.

November 22 - Positive Psychology and the Science of Happiness

This learning session presented by Karla Frye, MVESC School Psychologist, will give an overview of what positive psychology is and then specifically address research on happiness, including practical ways individuals can increase their happiness. Many of these techniques can be modeled and taught to students.


Audience: Teachers, Administrators, Counselors

Time:1 - 3:00 p.m.

Location: MVESC Zanesville Office, Muskingum Room, 205 N. Seventh St., Zanesville, OH 43701

Cost: Free for MVESC Member Districts - $50.00 Non-member Districts

Register here.