Adaptive Schools Seminar

4 Day Seminar (July 30 - 31 & August 6-7) @ Sidney BOE

Workshop Description & Overview

Join Sidney City Schools for an upcoming Adaptive Schools Seminar. Adaptive Schools is the HOW” of professional learning communities: how to behave in groups, how to lead them, and how to facilitate them for improved leading, teaching and learning.


  • Only Eight (8) Seats Left - Registration is on a first paid first confirmed basis.


  • Up-to-Two (2) Semester Hours of Graduate Credit Available Through Ashland University ($195 per credit hour)


Overview: The seminar will present a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning.


  • The training not only explores what makes teams effective, but how to develop skills as facilitators and informed group members in informal and formal settings, in small and large groups.

  • It takes participants beyond the idea of professional learning communities to the actual implementation, describing specific ways to weave the collaborative fabric of a faculty, develop group member skills, and acquire the principles and understandings to engage in a continuous cycle of team and individual improvement.


For more information about Adaptive Schools and the Thinking Collaborative, please CLICK HERE or view the brief video located below.

https://youtu.be/WNTRRmQqUnk

Adaptive Schools Seminar Outcomes

Participants will develop:
  • An increased capacity to initiate, develop and sustain high functioning groups
  • New lenses for diagnosing the stages and phases of group development
  • An expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools
  • Understandings of when and how to engage groups in dialogue and discussion, the limitations, forms and values of each
  • Skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus
  • Ways to value and use dissension, argument and conflict
  • Strategies for keeping group members on track, on topic, energized and resourceful

EVENT DETAILS (4-Day Seminar)

Date: July 30-31 & August 6-7, 2019 (4 Days Total)

Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (Please Arrive 15 Minutes Early to Sign-In & Find Your Seat)

Location: Sidney Board of Education, 755 South Fourth Ave, Sidney, Ohio 45365

Lunch: On Your Own

Contact Hours: 26 (Provided by Sidney City Schools)


Costs/Registration Fees:

  • $375 per person - Shelby, Logan, Hardin, Madison, and Champaign County Districts
  • $500 per person - Districts and agencies not listed above.


*Registration fees should be paid to the MRESC. Additional payment instructions provided with online registration (click on button located below).

Registration Deadline

July 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm


  • Space is limited to the first eight (8) registrants. Seats available on a first paid first booked basis

Days 1 & 2 of the Seminar

Tuesday, July 30th, 8:30am to Wednesday, July 31st, 3:30pm

750 South 4th Avenue

Sidney, OH

Days 3 & 4 of the Seminar

Tuesday, Aug. 6th, 8:30am to Wednesday, Aug. 7th, 3:30pm

750 South 4th Avenue

Sidney, OH

What time should I arrive at the training site? Please arrive 15 minutes early to each session to complete the check-in process. Please enter through the main entrance and check-in with the Office before proceeding to the second floor multi-purpose room.


Food & Beverage: Bottled water and assorted breakfast bars will be available at the beginning of the session. While coffee or other food will not be served, participants are free to bring snack items for themselves or to share with the group. Please plan accordingly…..


What You Should Bring? Participants should bring note taking materials and writing utensils with them to the session.


Our Cancellation Policy - Cancellations must be received by June 23, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Cancellations received outside of this policy will not be accepted. Attendees and/or employing districts will be billed accordingly.

Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

Our Vision/Mission: The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center serves and supports students, families, and districts as an innovative educational partner.