Learning Connections

Muskingum Valley ESC - October 2017

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Read about and register for upcoming October Professional Learning at MVESC!


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October 4, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. 8th Grade Gifted Student Connections

Give your students who are gifted opportunities to interact with other 8th grade students who are gifted! Breakout sessions will include:
  • Academic enrichment, STEAM challenges (design, build and learn the science behind a fidget spinner).
  • Problem Solving and Deductive Reasoning Activities.
  • Collaboration Skills.
  • Social Emotional Awareness.


Contact Susan Larson, MVESC Gifted Coordinator, or Mary Archer for registration. 740-452-4518.

October 5 & November 16 - 8:30 a.m. Serving Students Who Are Gifted

This two-day training is aligned to the competencies in Ohio's Gifted Operating Standards and will help you earn required gifted clock hours.

Participants will gain the ability to:

  • Differentiate instruction based on a student’s readiness, knowledge and skill level,
  • Select, adapt or create a variety of differentiated curricula.
  • Provide an extension or replacement, to modify the learning process and to select alternative assignments and projects.
  • Understand the social and emotional needs of students who are gifted.
  • Recognize and respond to characteristics and needs of students, and
  • Participate in the development of a Written Education Plan.

Fee: $240 for member districts / $275 for non-member districts. Lunch is provided.

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October 6 or October 20 - 8:30 a.m. Strengthening Compliant Results-Driven IEPs

Why Should You Attend This Training?
  1. Gain knowledge of the resources and methods to address the needs of students with disabilities, improve practices, improve outcomes and ensure compliance.
  2. Gain an understanding of the alignment between the ETR to the IEP with a focus on baseline data and progress monitoring. Please bring a copy of an ETR and an IEP to use along with our training activities. Be sure to remove any identifying information.
  3. Learn the resources and methods that will help you address the need for procedural safeguards while learning tips for effective IEP meetings.


Who Should Attend This Training:

  • Intervention Specialists
  • Psychologists
  • Administrators
  • Related Service Personnel


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: http://www.mvesc.org/39.

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October 9 - 9:00 a.m. Interpreting ACT Data for Student Success

Join Victoria Thompson-Campbell, M.Ed, Ohio State Lead ACT Instructor, on October 9, 2017, for this FREE workshop. Knowing when, where and how to support students requires not only access to data, but also a deep understanding of data to develop actionable insights. Attend this training to understand the data delivered in the ACT High School Report and ACT Profile Report. You will derive insights for curriculum, instruction and student-support improvements


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October 9 or 10- 4:30 p.m. ONLINE Year 2 Webinar Formative and Summative Assessment

Year 2 Resident Educators/Mentors and Resident Educators/Mentors who are focusing on Formative and Summative Assessments in Year 4, join this webinar for information and ideas to support Focus Mentoring II, Formative and Summative Assessment, that is required in Year 2 of Ohio's Resident Educator program. Participants will take a close look at Domain 6, Formative Assessment, of the Resident Educator Summative Assessment. You will explore the concepts, activities and tools available on the Ohio Department of Education Website. Register here.

October 10 - 5th Grade Gifted Student Connections

Give your students who are gifted opportunities to interact with other 5th grade students who are gifted! Breakout sessions will include:
  • Academic enrichment, STEAM challenges.
  • Problem Solving and Deductive Reasoning Activities.
  • Collaboration Skills.
  • Social Emotional Awareness.


Contact Susan Larson, MVESC Gifted Coordinator, or Mary Archer for registration.

October 12, 13, 18, 19 - 8:00 a.m. "Lean Ohio Boot Camp: Transforming the Public Sector"

Are you always asked to do more with less? “Lean Ohio Boot Camp: Transforming the Public Sector” is an intensive four-day program tailored to local government organizations to make their processes simpler, faster, better and less costly. We are offering this course in October (12th, 13th, 18th, and 19th) for ESCs, ITCs and school districts. Muskingum Valley ESC's certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belts have years of experience in public-sector process improvement, offering project facilitation and Green Belt training as well. MVESC member school districts receive a $395 scholarship toward the course fee. Register Here.


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October 16 - 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!

October 17 - Online ELA Huddles

Join the online MVESC ELA Huddle!


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


October 17: Middle School /High School Huddle 3 - 3:45 p.m. - Register here.

October 17 Elementary Huddle 4 - 4:45 p.m. - Register here.

October 18 Ohio Means Jobs: Using Reporting Tools - 8:30a.m. - 11:30a.m. or 12:30p.m. - 3:30p.m.

Attend this session to learn how schools can use Ohio Means Jobs Backpack reports to make career exploration and planning work.


Register for the 8:30 session.

Register for 12:30 session.

October 18 - Online Math Huddles

Join the online MVESC Math Huddle!


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

October 18: Middle School /High School Huddle - 3 - 3:45 p.m. - Register.

October 18: Elementary Huddle - 4 - 4:45 p.m. - Register.

October 20 - 9:00 A.M - LAMP Words for Life App for iPAD

Through demonstration and presentation, participants will learn about the vocabulary options and features of the LAMP Words for Life™ application for the iPad.


The foundations of the LAMP approach will be briefly reviewed as well as the principals behind the development of the Words for Life™ application. Participants will practice saying single words, phrases and short sentences in the 1-hit, transition and full levels. In addition, participants will learn how to program and customize the application as well as use the features of word finder and vocabulary builder. In the afternoon, a variety of AAC teaching strategies will be reviewed to help teams implement LAMP WFL in school or at home.


This training is intended for individuals who have already purchased the application or are interested in learning more about the application.


See attached flyer for more details.


Register here.

October 30 - 8:30 a.m. High School Math Content Day

Are You a High School Math Teacher?

Do you need to modify your math instruction to meet the Ohio Learning Standards?


The day will include these four sessions:


  • Using Desmos to Enhance Classroom Instruction.
  • Using Released Items in High School to Plan Instruction.
  • Probability and Statistics in High School.
  • Using Transition Documents to Plan Instruction on the 2017 Standards.



Click here to see the flyer with all the details.

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Upcoming GIFTED 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.

November 2017 Learning opportunities

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