Winter Professional Learning

For all staff in the NPESC Region

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Our Learning Never Stops...

North Point Educational Service Center (NPESC) is excited to share this update of professional learning opportunities designed for educators of all levels for Winter 2021.

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New Resources for "On Demand" Professional Learning Resources Added!

Visit our newly updated "On Demand Professional Learning" page to access a full menu of pre-recorded sessions highlighting NPESC consultants and rock star teachers from our region.

Contact your district's LPDC to determine how you can earn credit for any online professional learning done via our on demand posted recordings.

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Need Help Engaging Your Students in Virtual Learning?

If you'd like to schedule a one-on-one session for personal support, click on the following link or the "Schedule Personal Support" button on the top of our revised On Demand web page to submit your request.

You will be contacted by a member of our new Support Squad soon for assistance

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Need HQPD for Gifted Requirements?

Our staff is busy creating online content for educators who need HQPD to meet the annual 15 hours per year aligned to the state's gifted competencies. Currently available are the self-paced "Balance w/Blended Learning" Book Study and an "Overview of the Depth & Complexity Framework"

Reminder: PD must be completed by 5/28/2021 to be counted toward your 2020-2021 school year requirement.

These courses are FREE for districts who contract with NPESC for Gifted Coordination Services. Educators from districts who do not contract with NPESC for Gifted will be responsible for making arrangements for the registration fee for these online opportunities.

Visit our new Gifted HQPD site for more information:

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More Details...

NPESC is partnering with Modern Teacher to provide this virtual professional learning session.

This event is free and open to any administrator or staff member from NPESC's member


Click here to register

SOCIAL EMOTIONAL “BEST PRACTICES:" Review of Strategies and Techniques

Please join us to learn about what works best and how to implement these techniques in your teaching, including “zones of regulation," trauma informed classrooms, and other ideas to promote Social Emotional Learning and prevent problematic behaviors.


Angela Rechtine, School Counselor/Social Emotional Coach

Karen A. Schultz, LPCC: Clinical Counselor/School Counselor (retired)

January 21, 2021

3:45 - 5:00 PM

1.25 Hours of Contact Time will be provided for joining the live session.

Click here to join the live session:

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What is High Quality Student Data (HQSD) for Science?

Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES ) 2.0 is coming to your school soon. Student Learning Objectives (SLO's) are out and High Quality Student Data (HQSD) is in. Join us to learn what this means for Ohio Science Teachers and learn how to find, modify, and create High Quality Student Data assessments that you can use to uncover and show what students know and have learned as a result of your instruction. Together, we’ll create grade level HQSD assessment banks shared across the region. Schools are being asked to form a team (at least 2 science teachers from a given grade level or department) and join this dynamic virtual professional development series being led by Dr. Jodi Haney. Participants will receive a e-book, ongoing support, access to a shared grade level HQSD assessment bank, and another dynamic virtual professional learning series led by Dr. Haney and her team! Participants will also receive 24 contact hour certificates for their time. This series is being limited to 24 science teachers so register early.

Click here to register for this series

Series Overview:

February 10 and February 11 2021 [K-12; 6:30 - 8:30 pm]: Meeting 1 & 2 -

February 23 and February 24 2021 [K-12; 6:30 - 8:30 pm]: Meeting 3 & 4 -

MARCH 2021: Impact survey to be completed by series participants

APRIL 2021 - MAY 2021: Deployment of assessment items will be expected. North Point and Xcite Learning personnel will assist in meeting with teachers/administrators to discuss assessment administration and data analysis.

JUNE 16 2021 [K-12; 6:30 - 8:30 pm]: Meeting 5 (MAYBE FACE TO FACE?) Impact Celebration and Assessment Modification. Participants will return with raw student data and a completed data analysis. Peer review of student data followed by grade level discussions will occur. Test items will be modified as needed based on the data analysis and review process.

This opportunity is made possible by a generous grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

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Want to learn how to conduct SOLE sessions virtually?

If you have been previously trained in the SOLE Instructional Strategy and you are familiar with the StartSOLE platform and free resources, you should learn how to conduct SOLE lessons virtually. Our Brandi Goodwin has created a short video to show you how to use StartSOLE's simple tools. You can conduct awesome SOLE lessons virtually whether your kids are getting instruction remotely or in your classroom but need to social distance with StartSOLE Virtual.

Click here to access the short video created by NPESC's Brandi Goodwin

Click here to access the presentation slideshow and resources

Click here to access the StartSOLE website and free resources

Ready to host a virtual SOLE lesson?

If you are interested in hosting a virtual SOLE lesson and would like someone to co-facilitate your first one with you, contact Jeff McClellan at
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Virtual Regional Administrative Network Meetings:

We are continuing to host virtual meetings to connect administrators at all levels across the region together to collaborate and connect.

Click here to mark your calendar for meetings from January - June 2021

Virtual Regional Support Staff Network Meetings:

Additionally we are continuing to host virtual meetings to connect a variety of support staff groups (counselors, social workers, career coaches, tech integration specialists, remote educators, etc). These network meetings allow the opportunity for these support staff to collaborate and connect regularly to share ideas and resources.

Click here to mark your calendar for meetings from January - June 2021

Your NPESC Professional Learning Consultants are here for you:

Don't hesitate to reach out for questions, resources or additional support:

Andrea Smith ( - Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, Curriculum & Professional Learning,

Kathryn Hott ( - Grant Coordinator and PD Consultant

Lonny Rivera ( - Director of Innovation and PD Consultant

Brandi Goodwin ( - Gifted Supervisor

Susan Capucini ( - Gifted Coordinator

Dennis Doughty ( - Administrative Mentor and PD Consultant