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Muskingum Valley ESC - September 2017

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September 11 - 8:30 a.m. Early Learning Assessment SST Region 12

This required two-day training is for preschool teachers who have never been trained on the Early Learning Assessment and will be administering the assessment during the 2017-2018 school year. Please consult with your building administrator or Data Manager prior to registering for this training. The Data Manager must grant participants access into the KReady system for participants to complete this training. Participants should bring a Wi-Fi enabled laptop or other device with access to Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox to both sessions.


Participants will register for the above event through the Ohio Professional Registry at OCCRRA. Search Early Learning Assessment or use ST#100060595.


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September 18 - 4:00 p.m. Signing in the Workplace Hybrid Course Orientation

Signing in the Workplace: Education 1 is a great course for those who work in the field of education. Learning the basics to communicate with deaf students or their parents, and having a basic understanding of hearing loss, deaf culture, and deaf history gives those in the field of education insight and a better understanding of the best ways to educate those who are deaf. Sign Language is also a great addition when teaching hearing students and those with special needs. It adds a tactile and visual method of teaching concepts and is especially helpful in language acquisition.


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Attend the Orientation September 18, 2017, 4:00 to 6:00pm

September 18 - 4:00 p.m. Conquering Classroom Chaos Hybrid Course Orientation

This course examines basic strategies and discipline techniques for use with students in early elementary classrooms. The course emphasizes creating effective learning environments, selecting appropriate management techniques for preventing and correcting misbehavior and supporting appropriate behavior, recognizing effective teaching styles and teacher behavior, and developing efficient observation and conferencing skills.


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Attend the Orientation September 18, 2017, 4:00 to 6:00pm

September 18 - 4:00 p.m. ABCs and 123's Hybrid Course Orientation

Early literacy and number sense are two of the most significant areas of early childhood education. Children's books are being used more frequently to teach mathematics. With literature, children are able to experience the wonder of mathematics in the same way they appreciate the wonders of a great story. By integrating Math and Language Arts into your daily instruction, you will optimize learning in your classroom. Children’s literature is an effective tool for mathematics instruction because it:


  • Incorporates stories into the teaching and learning of mathematics
  • Introduces math concepts and contexts in a motivating manner
  • Acts as a source for generating problems and building problem solving skills
  • Helps build a conceptual understanding of math skills through illustrations



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Attend the Orientation September 18, 2017, 4:00 to 6:00pm

September 19 - 8:00 a.m. Special Education Legal Update Training

This training is designed to 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.

A few topics include: ¨ Post Endrew F. FAPE Case ¨ Common IEP Draft Errors ¨ The New Procedural Safeguards ¨ IDEA Complications Caused by Divorce ¨ Litigation Hot Topics


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September 19 - 8:30 a.m. Career Advisory Collaborative

Administrators and School Counselors, attend this session to collaborate and network with colleagues to stay up on career advising policies and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) resources. Discuss, share, and reflect on new practices that support the “connection between what students are learning in the classroom and their future careers.” (ODE)

September 19 & 26 - Online Science Huddles

Join the online MVESC Science Huddle!

Energize learning through collaborative networks and a variety of resources. Chat with area science teachers from any location. Use your desktop, laptop, or phone to connect through Zoom, a free on-line video conferencing application. Collaboratively share and discuss strategies, helpful materials, and content that is aligned with Ohio’s Learning Standards.


Download Zoom now.


September 19: Middle School Huddle 3 - 3:45pm

September 19: Elementary Huddle 4 - 4:45pm

September 26: HS Biology Huddle 3 - 3:45pm

September 21 & 22 - 8:30 a.m. Resident Educator Academy

Ohio Valley ESC, 128 E. 8th St. , Cambridge, Ohio 43725


Get credentialed to serve as a Mentor in Ohio’s Resident Educator Program!


Day 1: Mentors as Learners

This training is Day 1 of the two-day required Resident Educator Mentor Academy for the certification of all new mentors in the Ohio Resident Educator Program.

  • Gain knowledge and skills that mentors must know and be able to do effectively to support Ohio’s Resident Educators


Day 2: Mentors as Decision Makers

This training is Day 2 of the two-day required Resident Educator Mentor Academy for the certification of all new mentors in the Ohio Resident Educator Program.

  • Develop leadership skills in coaching
  • Gain knowledge and skill to design, practice, and implement tailored mentoring support


Register in STARS on the Ohio Department of Education website.

September 25 - 8:30 a.m. Join Dr. Bill Daggett

Building a Culture to Support Rigorous Learning



Participants will gain an understanding of:

1. Why fundamental changes are needed in how we organize and deliver instruction to better prepare our students for success in our changing workplace and society.

2. How the nation’s most rapidly improving schools have changed how they organize and deliver instruction.

3. How the nation’s most rapidly improving schools are using actionable data to improve student performance.

4. Specific actions they can take to move all students to successfully complete a more rigorous and relevant instructional program.

5. The Demographics of tomorrow and what that means for education.

Registration Required: https://www.mvesc.org/_modules/form.php?id=850


FREE for Muskingum Valley ESC Member Districts

Non-member Districts: $125.00

Light breakfast and lunch included

September 27 - 3:00 p.m. Online Social Studies Huddle

Middle School and High School Social Studies teachers,

join the on-line MVESC Social Studies Huddle!

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

Upcoming PD Opportunity with Ian Byrd

Byrdseed is all about better understanding our gifted learners.


If you are a teacher of grades 2-8 in any subject area and are looking for enrichment resources and ideas, this is where you will want to be on Thursday, December 7, 2017


Earn 6 contact hours toward the Gifted HQPD requirement


See the flyer for all the details.

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