SST9 Monthly Newsletter

September 2021

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September is here! It is time for county fairs, apple picking, and cozy sweaters. Our team is eagerly working on scheduling professional development opportunities and providing networks of support for our partners. Our Regional Leadership Network begins this month and we are pleased to announce that Douglas Reeves will facilitate this series. Many of our book studies also start this month; be sure to consider registering for one or more! Nathan Levenson will be our guest during the study of his book " Six Shifts to Improve Special Education and Other Interventions". Finally, we hope you will consider joining the Principal Kafele Community Conversation on September 21, 2021.

Please contact me, or any team member, should you have a need for assistance.


Laurie Langenfeld

SST9 Associate Director

Principal Kafele Community Conversation

SST9 is proud to be a co-sponsor of this community event. Author and school equity expert, Principal Baruti Kafele will speak to our community on September 21, 2021, from 6:30-8:00 pm at Canton McKinley High School. CLICK HERE to register for this event.

OIP Differentiated Trainings

We know that everyone is at a different place with their experience of OIP and the 5-step process, so we are going to provide differentiated virtual OIP training and coaching this year. CLICK HERE to learn more about both options.

OIP Calibration

  • This two-part series is for individuals and teams that are new to OIP.
  • October 13, 2021 & December 13, 2021
  • 11:00-1:00

OIP Level Up
  • This two-part series is for individuals and teams that are looking for ways to enhance their OIP work.
  • February 2, 2022 & March 9, 2022
  • 11:00-1:00

Early Childhood PD Brochure

Our team develops professional development that is OCCRCA-approved for our early learning partners. Region 9. There are required trainings, networks, book studies, on-demand options, and more. CLICK HERE to check out the offerings.

Emergent Literacy Series - NEW Start Date

Please note the date change for the first session of the Emergent Literacy Series below.

Part 1: Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Phonological Awareness

NEW DATE: November 5, 2021

Please click here for more information

SST9 PD Calendar

CLICK HERE to view the entire PD calendar on our website.
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Ohio Assistive Technology Conference & Vendor Fair

This event will be held virtually on September 29th. Attendees can participate for the entire day or just log in for individual sessions.

Visit for conference details and to register. This event is FREE and open to everyone!

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The Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation

The Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation is pleased to offer workshops to assist school districts in more effectively using paraprofessional services to support student learning. Paraprofessionals, teacher-para teams, and other district, school and agency personnel are invited to participate. All workshops offer a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. Contact hours are provided for participants who attend Zoom sessions and complete workshop assignments. Please refer to the attached document for more information.

CLICK HERE for more information.

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OCALICON will be November 16-19, 2021. CLICK HERE to register and learn more about OCALICON 2021. This will be the event's 15th year. SST9's very own, Julie Weyandt and Colleen Kornish, will be presenting.
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Message to Our Partners

We are proud to serve and support you as you work on continuous improvement efforts and strive to meet the individual needs of your students. Please contact our office if you have questions related to our universal and tiered supports.