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Muskingum Valley ESC - February 2018

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Read about the February Learning Opportunities at MVESC

February 1, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. Brain-Considerate Learning with Dr. Kenneth Wesson

"Understanding the human brain’s processing methodologies can help educators develop instructional practices and classroom environments that are compatible with, and reflect, the natural inclinations for thinking and learning in the human brain. This can improve cognition and academic success for all students." Kenneth Wesson


Understanding how the brain works is critical to facilitating effective instruction. Dr. Kenneth Wesson will share insights on the neuroscience of learning and strategies for “brain-considerate” learning. Attend this session to explore the research on Cognitive Science and how it is used to enhance student learning.


Wesson is an international speaker and educational consultant for preschool through university-level institutions from San Jose, California. His research is frequently published and referenced in Parents Magazine, HealthNet, and the journal Brain World.


See the flyer for all the details.

Register here.

February 2, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. Algebra with Dr. Foley

Are You an Algebra Teacher?

Dr. Gregory Foley from Ohio University will present Sequences, Function, and Modeling


No cost for MVESC member districts and only $35.00 for non-member districts. Light breakfast and lunch included.


Content of the Day:

· From piggy banks to home mortgages

· Arithmetic sequences and linear functions with applications, including financial

applications

· Geometric sequences and exponential functions with applications, including financial

applications

· Exploring Algebra with Desmos


See flyer for more details.

Register here.

February 5 or February 7, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. Advanced ETR/IEP Training for Related Service Providers

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 IEP of one student to use during our training activities. Be sure to remove any identifying information.
  3. Learn ways to effectively share baseline data and student progress with the IEP team, including parents.


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 for February 5.

February 6, 2018 - 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Online Science Huddle

Would you like to chat or share strategies and resources with others who teach the same science content?


Network with area science teachers online from anywhere with a free video conferencing application called Zoom. Download Zoom to your desktop, laptop, or phone apps and collaborate with colleagues from six counties!


Join the Huddle! A featured teacher will be ready to share helpful materials and ideas that align to Ohio’s Learning Standards. Share knowledge and ask questions with other educators for an enriching time of learning.


Facilitated by Cindy Miller

Register here.

February 7, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. MS/HS Principal Leadership Collaborative

Join this collaborative of Principals to discuss, share, and reflect on current educational practices. Explore leadership topics suggested by colleagues and gain ideas from other district leaders!


February Topics include:

  • Dr. Douglas Reeves on the Professional Learning Community Process
  • It's State Assessments Season
  • Improving Student Attendance
  • Chasing Learning- Student Learning, Teacher Learning and Personal Learning
  • Career Advising


Additional topics will be generated by principals during an Open Forum. Bring your thoughts and questions to this session!


Register here.

February 9, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. Geometry with Dr. Foley

Are You a High School Geometry Teacher?

Dr. Gregory Foley, Ohio University Professor, will present Teaching and Learning Geometry via Transformations


No cost for MVESC member districts and only $35.00 for non-member districts. Light breakfast and lunch included.


Content of the Day:

• Finding Areas

• Exploring Transformations

• Using Transformations in Proofs


See flyer for more details.

Register here.

February 14, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. OTES Next Steps

Veteran principals comfortable with OTES are encouraged to attend this three-day training. This training will focus on coaching teachers for improved performance, practice research-based high-quality coaching strategies, and learn to give quality feedback to teachers – NOT viewing videos. Additionally, principals will use teacher effectiveness data to inform professional conversations when working with staff to institute targeted professional development.


  • Completion of all three days will qualify principals for the two-year renewal of OTES credential.
  • Participating principals may attend any of the locations where the modules are offered.
  • 28 contact hours will be provided, including ten additional hours of on-site implementation.


See Flyer for more details.

Register here.

February 20, 2018 - 3 p.m. Online Biology Huddle

Would you like to chat or share strategies and resources with others who teach the same biology content?


Network with area science teachers online from anywhere with a free video conferencing application called Zoom. Download Zoom to your desktop, laptop or phone apps and collaborate with colleagues from six counties!


Join the Huddle! A featured teacher will be ready to share helpful materials and ideas that align to Ohio’s Learning Standards. Share knowledge and ask questions with other educators for an enriching time of learning.


Facilitated by Cindy Miller

Register here.

February 15, 2018 - 8:30 a.m. Elementary Principal Leadership Collaborative

Shedding the Light on Comprehensive Learning (National Association of School Principals


Join a collaborative of Principals to discuss, share, and reflect on current educational practices. Explore leadership topics in the January and February issue of the Principal magazine sponsored by the National Association of School Principals. Click here for the current issue.


Register here.

February 21, 2018 - 11 a.m. School Counselor Forum

The School Counselor Forum will be held at Ohio University Zanesville on February 21 from 11am - 2:30 pm. Lunch will be provided by OUZ.

We will:


  • Finalizing College Night.
  • Learning of any new updates from the state.
  • Share out with our colleagues any important information we have learned about.

Registration Is very important to get an accurate lunch count. Register here.


Contact Ruth Ware at ruth.ware@mvesc.org with any questions.

February 26 - 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!

February 27, 2018 - 3 p.m. Online Social Studies Huddle


Would you like to chat or share strategies and resources with others who teach the same social studies content?


Network with area social studies teachers online from anywhere with a free video conferencing application called Zoom. Download Zoom to your desktop, laptop or phone apps and collaborate with colleagues from six counties!


Join the Huddle! A featured teacher will be ready to share helpful materials and ideas that align to Ohio’s Learning Standards. Share knowledge and ask questions with other educators for an enriching time of learning.


Facilitated by Cindy Miller

Register here.

Online Book Studies Created for Teachers of Gifted Students

The MVESC has created online book studies and modules which align to the gifted competencies and support the professional development requirement for general education teachers providing services in the cluster grouping setting.
  1. Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom
  2. Teaching Gifted Children in Today's Preschool and Primary Classrooms
  3. Advancing Differentiation
  4. Differentiation for Gifted Learners


Participants will need access to the book for each study. Assignments will include reading chapters, responding to questions, designing and delivering differentiated lessons, and reflecting on one’s own practices.

The following On-line Modules are available for 3 clock hours each:

  1. Visual Spatial Learner
  2. Twice Exceptional
  3. Serving Creative Thinking in the Classroom


The modules may include readings, self-assessments, case studies, lesson design, and reflection.

Please contact Susan Larson for more details on how to register, cost, description of each topic, etc. (740) 452-4518, ext. 1109 or susan.larson@mvesc.org

American Sign Language Enrichment Programming

The Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center is now offering American Sign Language Enrichment Classes (during school or after school) for elementary, middle, and high school age students. Our classes are delivered through interactive video conference connections which allow students to see, hear, and interact with our instructor.


Classes can be taken as singleton connections or in a series. Each 40-minute class will consist of live instruction and supplemental materials for that topic. Our instructors use a variety of fun and interactive activities to keep students involved the entire instructional period.


See flyer for more details.

Distance Learning Event - Celebration of Seuss

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. Students will express their creative side while completing a bead backpack pull especially designed for this program. It’s a “Seussical” good time!

COST: $120 (includes materials shipped to your classroom for use during the lesson)*

Reserve your spot before it is too late! To view open slots visit CILC.


*International schools, please contact MVESC directly for scheduling dates for this program.


Please contact leslie.charles@mvesc.org for more information.


Click here to see a list of available days and times. All times listed are shown as Eastern Standard Time.

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