The State Support Team 1 Newsletter for Busy Educators
A Letter from Lynn
As 2020 draws to its close, I can’t help but wonder, “How did we make it through the uncertainty and constant change?" We spent hours agonizing over decisions that needed to be made, only to know deep down, nothing we decided was going to be truly right!
Yet we kept going, kept deciding, kept planning, knowing that there were a lot of lives depending on us, and we were not going to let them down. We had our doubts, fears and failures, but in spite of them we kept going for our students, their families, and our communities.
That’s what educators do...we don’t stop just because success seems undefinable; we look into the eyes of our students and we keep going.
Our wish for you is that 2021 is a year filled with hope, and the courage and strength to continue on!
Lynn McKahan, M.Ed.
SST 1 Director
New Preschool Education Administrator Network
New preschool administrators will dive into the foundational framework of early learning and special education federal, state, funding and quality requirements. Evidence based practices taught will align completion of ETRs and IEPs to influence student achievement. Join us! >>
New Special Education Administrator Network
December 1 and 8 | State Support Team 1
New special education administrators will build foundation and capacity in their role while gaining knowledge of the law. Participants will use IDEA to guide understanding of district and school-wide policies, procedures, and practices. Year one of two. Learn more >>
PBIS Virtual Office Hours
Join us for these open house style meetings, individually or as a team, to share resources, get answers to your PBIS questions, and network with other schools. Join the conversation >>
Project Graduation: Power Hour Series
Take a deep dive into Ohio's graduation requirements, learn strategies for building community partnerships, and explore transition plans to help prepare students for graduation. Register online >>
Literacy Leaders Network
December 8 | State Support Team 1
Learn the processes needed to create, update, or improve your district's literacy plan based solidly on the Science of Reading. Vital curriculum and assessment tools will be introduced. Register for the next session >>
Inclusive Practices that Support Learners with Significant Cognitive Difficulties
This webinar addresses specific strategies for supporting students with significant cognitive difficulties within inclusive educational settings. Learn more >>
2020 OLAC/ PBIS Showcase
This one-day, virtual conference combines the best of the OLAC Action Forum and the Ohio PBIS Showcase. Choose from more than 20 sessions, hear from exciting keynote speakers, and collaborate with others. This year's event is FREE! Full details >>
Save the Date: January Professional Learning Events
January 12 & 19: New Special Education Administrator Network: Year 1
January 12 & 14: Project Graduation: Power Hour
January 12 & 28: PBIS Tier II Training
January 14: Preschool Administrator Network
January 19: Adolescent Literacy Leaders Network
January 19: One Needs Assessment Independents: Cohort 1
January 19 & 26: New Preschool Education Administrator Network
January 22: Creating Equitable Classrooms - 3 Keys that Work
January 22: Emergent Literacy Series begins
January 26: CTE Connect & Communicate
Remote Learning Resources
- Quick Classroom Stress Relievers for Teachers
- Creating a PBIS Teaching Matrix for Remote Instruction
- 18 Ways to Connect and Communicate with Families
- How to Engage Families Virtually
- How Teachers Can Help Students with Special Needs Navigate Distance Learning
- Remote Learning Podcast
- Innovative Teacher Podcast: Remote Learning Realities
Remote Classroom Management Survey
Digital Conduct Tip Sheets
News from Region 1
- Springfield High School adapts toy drive during pandemic
- Escuela SMART Academy hosts Thanksgiving drive-through
- Otsego Teacher Named Best in State
- Port Clinton City Schools Superintendent Receives BASA Exemplary Leadership Award
- 'We are all learners here': Thoughts on remote learning
- Northwood Schools Find Unique way to Approach Community Partnership
- TPS teams up with community partners to offer in-person support for remote students
- Napoleon school district could be part of coronavirus testing pilot program
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