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Current Workshop Offerings

NOTE: Submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat in the Workshop, you will receive an official confirmation by e-mail.
Ready Bodies, Learning Minds (Workshop is Closed)
Instructor: Athena Oden, PT
Description:

Ready Bodies, Learning Minds

Motor-Sensory Labs and Classrooms: Concepts,
Strategies and Applications for the School Environment

Location: Warren County ESC, 1879 Deerfield Rd., Lebanon, OH  45036
Date: April 20-21, 2017
Time: 8:00-4:00
Cost: $285.00 (PO or Check made out to WCESC)

Included in the cost is the book: Ready Bodies Learning Minds©

Course Content

This program was created to support the development, motor, sensory and academic growth of all students – special education, at-risk and regular education.  In a pro-active manner this research-based strategy is being used as a Response to Intervention resource and program.

Day One: The Ready Bodies, Learning Minds© program emphasizes the powerful and essential connection between motor and sensory development and the ability to perform the many tasks necessary for independence, behavioral control, and academic achievement.  Limited attention span, poor posture, restlessness, problems with spatial relationships, behavior issues and slow academic progress are common signs of an immature neurological system.   Simple diagram is used to explain the correlation of the different systems, including reflexes, to “Learning” and “Performance”. The results of a research study involving approximately 200 students and the Ready Bodies Motor Lab (completed during the ’02 - ‘03 school year) will also be discussed.  Videos of motor lab examples and classroom strategies will be reviewed.

Day Two: The ready Bodies Motor Labs are designed to be implemented as an individual intervention to be used by a therapist, as a classroom center or activity, or as a campus-wide curriculum.  The program is simple to administer, does not require specific referrals and can be used for all students.  The Day Two program includes further development of the theoretical framework along with multiple demonstrations of lab set-up and activities.

 Thursday, 4/20/2017 - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
 Friday, 4/21/2017 - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)
Instructor: John Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP
Description:

Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)
Presented by John Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 8:30 - 3:30 (registration begins at 8:00 with lunch on your own)
Cost: $85.00 (FREE to WCESC Employees; SLP's from Kings and Carlisle)
Location: Warren County ESC, 1879 Deerfield Rd., Lebanon, OH  45036
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017

Contact Information: Alisha L. Dean, 513-695-2900 ext. 2922
alisha.dean@warrencountyesc.com

Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give individuals who are non-verbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through the use of a voice output communication device.was initially developed to give non-verbal individuals with autism a means of communication but can be adapted to benefit individuals with a variety of disabilities. Components of LAMP address the features and vocabulary available on the device as well as the method of teaching communication while taking into account the individual’s sensory needs.
 

Learning Objectives

After attending this 1-day event, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the 5 components of LAMP: readiness to learn, joint engagement, and pairing and a unique and consistent motor plan with auditory output and a natural response.
  2. Explain the role of motor learning in language development and AAC fluency.
  3. Identify Device features that support implementation
  4. Choose and teach vocabulary
 Friday, 4/28/2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Teach Like A Pirate
Instructor: Dave Burgess
Description:

DAVE BURGESS
ONLY APPEARANCE IN OHIO THIS SUMMER

Dave BurgessWarren County Educational Service Center has partnered with Lebanon City Schools to present New York Times Best-Selling Author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transfer the way you look at your role as an educator.  Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.

Using a unique combination of magic and humor, Dave will reignite your passion for the education profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.

Teach like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms.  This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation.

COST:
EARLY BIRD PRICE - Before Wednesday, March 15, 2017Teach Like A Pirate Book
$100/person without a book
$116/person with a book

After Wednesday, March 15, 2017
$140/person without a book
$156/person with a book

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Friday, 5/26/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2-Day(Half days) Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Instructor: Pat Clark/Frances Witt
Description:

Just as CPR helps even those without medical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Youth Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a young person experiencing a mental health crisis.  Youth Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offfering appropriate support. YMHFA training is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people ages 12-18; including teachers, parents, coaches, clergy, school bus drivers, paraprofessionals, juvenile and human services workers, etc.  Offered in 23 countries and all 50 states, as of 2016 more than 1 Million people have trained in Mental Health First Aid in the United States.

Participants receive a 200 page reference manual containing extensive information on various mental health disorders and lists of resources.

7.5 contact hours are granted.

If you have any questions, or are interested in arranging for a training for your staff, please contact Pat Clark, Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Coordinator, at 513.673.2410.

Minimum enrollment: 15   Maximum enrollment: 30

This is an excellent Tier 1 intervention for your school's  PBIS  (Positive Behavioral Intervention Support) plan.

COST:  FREE -- This workshop is brought to you through a grant from Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)

 Wednesday, 6/7/2017 - 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 Thursday, 6/8/2017 - 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Streamlining Pesky Tasks for Administrators
Instructor: Amy Hudson Estepp & Kathy Aurigemma
Description:

Streamlining Pesky Tasks for Administrators:  Looking to Save Time?

This workshop will be divided into two sessions.  The morning session will focus on OTES and how new technologies and resources can reduce administrative time while improving the quality of feedback between administrators and staff.  You will be investigating the Professional Learning Self-Assessment Interactive Tool.

The focus of the afternoon session will be on digital productivity tools and resources to create engaging interactive staff meetings and personalized PD.  Session focus will highlight a digital sign-in and certificate tool that will streamline the CEU process.

COST:
$65/person

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Tuesday, 6/13/2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thinking & Writing Argument
Instructor: Dave Stuart Jr.
Description:

Thinking & Writing Argument with Dave Stuart Jr.

Dave Stuart Jr.

What Maters Most in Ohio ELA Instruction?
Argumentative skill is the foundation of a strong critical thinking ability in our students.  So how do we take the rather abstract nature of arguments and turn them into something concrete for our kids?  In this workshop, we'll explore, among other things, how simple, robust pop-up debates can be used as an entry point into building the kinds of argumentative speaking and writing skills that our students need to succeed in the disciplines.

COST:
$140/person without a book
$164/person with a book

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Wednesday, 6/14/2017 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pin-Pointing & Remediating Reading Skills Deficits
Instructor: Dr. Thomas Diebold
Description:

Pin-Pointing & Remediating Reading Skills Deficits

The term assessment implies an "information gathering process to solve a problem that culminates in decisions and actions that affect an individual's life" (Salva & Ysseldyke, 1998).  This presentation will introduce educators to various assessement approaches, tools and techniques for integrating assessment data and isolating specific reading problems for planning instruction.  Participants will explore standardized and informal tools for assessing phonemic awareness, phonics, word attack, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, including the Diagnostic Assessments of Reading (DAR), and the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing (CTOPP), and the Gallistel-Ellis Test of Encoding & Decoding.  Participants will also be introduced to neurology of dyslexia and the critical structures of English that must be assessed and addressed by instruction.

COST:
$65/person

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Thursday, 6/15/2017 - 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Algebra: Conquering the Content & the EOC Exam
Instructor: Bob Batty
Description:

Algebra:  Conquering the Content & the EOC Exam

Workshop Objectives

  • Careful review of the major changes in Algebra 1
  • Detailed analysis of the AIR Algebra EOC
  • Instructional strategies and practices that improve Algebra achievement
  • Assessment strategies to increase success on the Algebra 1 EOC
  • Desmos Onlin Graphing Calculator Demonstration

COST:
$65/person

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Friday, 6/23/2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Google Expeditions
Instructor: Kathy Aurigemma
Description:

Bring Virtual Reality to Your Classroom Google Expeditions

Are you tired of the same old projects?
Come see how many projects can be transformed into lessons that bring learning to a whole new level.  This session will start with a short demonstration displaying the power of Google Expeditions in the classroom.  From the highest peak to the deepest trench, Google Expeditions will take you and your kids to places they have only dreamed about!
Bring a tired old lesson, your smartphone and see for yourself how easy it is to use Virtual Realtiy to transform learning in your classroom.

COST:

EARLY BIRD PRICE1-Google Cardboard
Before Monday, April 3, 2017

$35/person with 1-Google Cardboard

After Monday, April 3, 2017
$40/person with 1-Google Cardboard

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Monday, 6/26/2017 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Edulastic: Online Assessment Practice Driven Instruction
Instructor: Dr. Dan Michael
Description:

Edulastic:  Online Assessment Practice Driven Instruction

Why Classroom Teachers Should Learn To Use Edulastic?

  • Computer Scored Results with data analytics (written response items not machine scored)
  • AIR like item bank (drag and drop, Multiple Correct, resequencing...)
  • Build your own items using a multitude of item templates
  • Compatible with Google Classroom rosters and logins
  • Intuitive design is easy to learn

Workshop Learning Goals

  • How to build classes in Edulastic
  • How to search Edulastic item banks for assessment building
  • How to build your own assessment items
  • How to convert standard format items into AIR format items
  • How to assign assessments to classes or students

COST:
$65/person

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Tuesday, 6/27/2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Emerging Leader Academy
Instructor: David Larson
Description:

Emerging Leader Academy

Held at Warren County ESC, these five interconnected professional development opportunities for those educators that have aspirations for school leadership.

Topics will include:

  • Communication and Relationships
  • Fostering Ingenuity and Building Capacity 
  • Ethical and Courageous Leadership
  • Using Conflict to Develop Growth
  • Establishing a Culture of Learning and Growth

Developed for teachers, new administrators, and other school personnel who are exploring the transition to positions of educational leadership.

Each learning opportunity is scheduled for two hours and will consist of collaborative activities, engaging videos, advice from local experts, and thought-provoking discussions.

Participants will be eligible for continuing education or graduate credit through the University of Dayton or Urbana University based on optional/additional learning experiences.

COST:
$100/person
PO or check made to: Miami County ESC

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
For More Information contact Carl Jones at carl.jones@darkeesc.org

 Wednesday, 6/28/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
 Thursday, 6/29/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Building Developmental Assets in School Communities
Instructor: James Conway, Search Institute
Description:

The more assets a young person has, the better the chance fo success in academics and in life.   The greater the assets a student possesses, the higher the level of resilience.  This workshop will introduce the Developmental Asset framework and describe the connection to student achievement, show how to buld assets for every student, and empower educators to initiate, increase, and strengthen the asset-building efforts that already exist in their school.

COST:   FREE, this workshop is brought to you by a Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education) grant.

 

 Tuesday, 7/18/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Blended Learning Best of Both Worlds Boosting Student Achievement
Instructor: Catlin Tucker
Description:

Blended Learning: Strategies & Technology Tools with Catlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker

In this 3 part workshop, teachers will learn how to create a safe space online to engage students in dynamic, high-quality academic asynchronous discussions to complement and enhance face-to-face work.  They will experience a Station Rotation lesson then create a lesson they can use with students tomorrow.  The workshop will end with the flipped classroom and emphasize the importance of flipping and engaging students online.  Finally, teachers will see how the flipped classroom can be combined with the Station Rotation Model with the in-class flip!  Teachers will leave with concrete strategies and tools they can use now!

COST:
Blended Learning in Action$140/person without a book
$170/person with a book

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If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Monday, 7/31/2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Break IN
Instructor: Dave Clark
Description:

Breakout IN
Make a Big Splash in Your Building!

Will you be able to use the clues to break the answer out of the box?
In this full day workshop participants will begin by being a particpant in an actual Breakout!  Next we'll explore what Breakout EDU is and its limitless applications in the classroom.  We'll look at sample breakouts based on grade level and content area, and become familiar with the Breakout EDU website.  In the next portion of the workshop participants will be provided with recommendations, suggestions, and short-cuts based on Breakouts that I have conducted in variety of schools at a variety of grade levels.
In the afternoon, participants will begin the process of creating their own Breakout activity.  All participants will leave the workshop having started the creation of their own Breakout and with the recources, confidence, and community to use it in the classroom.


COST:

$65 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Thursday, 8/3/2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
ESL: Supporting English Learners' Language & Literacy
Instructor: Dr. Lindsey Moses
Description:

ESL:  Supporting English Learners' Language & Literacy
With Dr. Lindsey Moses

Dr. Lindsey Moses

This workshop draws on years of experience in classrooms to provide answers to teachers' most common questions about supporting English learners' language and literacy development in English speaking classrooms.  During this workshop, attendees will be offered practical ideas, research-based tips, and classroom examples for supporting English learners during whole group, small group and independent work time.  the workshop will begin with instructional modifications to maximize learning for Enflish learners in grade-level contexts.  The characteristics of English learners' development and stages of proficiency will be presented with instructional ideas for differentiation.  Practical strategies for scaffolding vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and listening across will be presented with classroom examples.  Assessment possibilities and consideration for identifying the differences between language proficiency, literacy proficiency, and developmental progress will be addressed.  Drawing on the formal and informal assessments, ideas for effective instruction in reading, writing, listening, and speaking will be presented with model lessons, student examples, and classroom videos.

COST:
Comprehension Book
$140/person without a book
$160/person with a book

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Friday, 8/4/2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Educational Technology
Instructor: Karen McKinley
Description:

Educational Technology

In this fact-paced workshop teachers will get to experience the newest tools, apps, add-ons, and applications in Educational Technology.  Just back from the national Educational Technology conference I.S.T.E in San Antonio, Karen McKinley will guide teachers as they get to experience each on with time set aside to dive deeper into your favorites.  Each technology tool will be presented through either an academic or productivity lens.

COST:
$65/person

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Tuesday, 8/8/2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Literacy Contracts
Instructor: Megan Ginther and Holly Mueller
Description:

Literacy Contracts: Frame Your Gifted Instruction to Increase Rigor and Critical Thinking

Megan and Holly will lead participants through aspects of literacy contract as a way to enrich and challenge gifted students in a variety of settings.  Literacy contracts incorporate a theme topic, read-aloud, concept map and essential questions, book and discussion groups independent reading, presenting, and writing and technology projects.  Structuring curriculum around theme topics such as empathy and diversity, fear and courage, and social injustice and responsibility encourages critical thinking, builds background knowledge and vocabulary, and connects gifted students to the larger community and world.  A variety of book recommendations, ways to incorporate technology, and social action projects will also be discussed.  Participants will have opportunities to brainstorm, ask questions, and reflect.

COST:
$65/person

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Wednesday, 8/9/2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Edulastic: Online Assessment Practice Driven Instruction
Instructor: Dr. Dan Michael
Description:

Edulastic:  Online Assessment Practice Driven Instruction

Why Classroom Teachers Should Learn To Use Edulastic?

  • Computer Scored Results with data analytics (written response items not machine scored)
  • AIR like item bank (drag and drop, Multiple Correct, resequencing...)
  • Build your own items using a multitude of item templates
  • Compatible with Google Classroom rosters and logins
  • Intuitive design is easy to learn

Workshop Learning Goals

  • How to build classes in Edulastic
  • How to search Edulastic item banks for assessment building
  • How to build your own assessment items
  • How to convert standard format items into AIR format items
  • How to assign assessments to classes or students

COST:
$65/person

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Thursday, 8/10/2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM