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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.
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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Instructor: Pat Clark and 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 offering 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 (A $170.00 value) -- This workshop is brought to you through a grant from Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)

 Tuesday, 8/1/2017 - 8:00 AM - 3:30 AM
Break IN
Instructor: Dave Clark
Description:

Break 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
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
Understanding Trauma: A Basic Classroom Approach
Instructor: TBA
Description:

Trauma can affect many aspects of a child's life.  Oftentimes we fail to understand the effects of trauma, possibly not understanding a child's behavior as a result of the trauma.  It can be easy to see a child's behavior as defiant, or disruptive, when the behavior is really a result of the child's response to trauma.  This workshop, with curriculum from Akron's Children Hospital, can help educators, and others who deal with children, understand the impact trauma can have on a child's life.

  What you will learn:

  • The impact of trauma on a child's brain
  • How to manage trauma in the classroom
  • Strengthening resiliency through developmental assets
  • Recognizing & handling secondary traumatic stress

This is a Level 1 training for participants who have had little or no training on trauma.

If you are having trouble registering, please call Pat Clark at  513.695.2900 ext. 1653, or email at PatriciaClark@warrencountyesc.com

COST: FREE, through Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)

Minimum participants: 15

 Friday, 9/8/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
A Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop
Instructor: The Glen
Description:

If you didn't grow up in poverty, you may be unaware of the "hidden rules" that govern many aspects of life for the poor.  Those experiencing daily instability are often focused on survival, and support systems which are taken for granted by the middle class and wealthy and experienced differently.  Sometimes family support is nonexistent.  If you work with those from poverty, a deeper understanding of their strengths and challenges helps you create opportunities for greater success and satisfaction for those you serve, and for you.

Bridges Out of Poverty is a unique and pwerful model which raises our awareness about some key issues that people face daily when they have few resources.  Based in part on Dr. Ruby K. Payne's myth-shattering A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Bridges reaches out to millions of service providers and businesses whose daily work connects them with people in poverty.  Attending this workshop helps you and your organization become even more aware of the impact of generational and situational poverty on those experiencing daily instability and on those who serve them.  During this 4-hour workshop, you will learn serious information in a fun and interesting way.  This workshop:

  • Provides an overview of the Bidges Out of Poverty Model;
  • Uses the mental models of poverty, middle class and wealth to develop the Bridges concepts;
  • Engages participants in developing a greater understanding of the hidden rules of class and how 11 specific resources can build capacity for those in poverty;
  • Introduces the Bridges concepts of learning about and developing solutions using the triple lens approach.
 Friday, 9/15/2017 - 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Instructor: Pat Clark and 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 offering 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 (A $170.00 value) -- This workshop is brought to you through a grant from Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)

 Friday, 9/22/2017 - 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM