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SST Region 15 Professional Development 2015-16
2016 Walter-Horn Awards Nominations Now Open
The Walter-Horn Outstanding Achievement Awards presents an opportunity to recognize an outstanding educator and student from the counties served by State Support Team Region 15. Public school districts, community schools, educational service centers, and county boards of developmental disabilities each may nominate an outstanding educator or educational team for the Franklin B. Walter Award and one outstanding student with disabilities for the R. A. Horn Award.

From the nominations received, members of State Support Team Region 15 will select one student and one educator or team to be honored June 15, 2016 at a luncheon to be held at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, Columbus, Ohio. Honorees will receive their awards during the luncheon that takes place from 11:00 a.m. until approximately 2:00 p.m.

The Awards
• The Franklin B. Walter Outstanding Educator Award is named in honor of Dr. Franklin B. Walter, former superintendent of Ohio’s public instruction, who devoted over 50 years of service developing quality educational initiatives and programs, including the nation’s first statewide plan for children with disabilities. You can download the Franklin B. Walter nomination form here.

• The R. A. Horn Outstanding Achievement Award is named in honor of the late Dr. Raymond Horn who devoted more than 60 years of service to improving the quality of life and learning for students with disabilities. You can download the R.A. Horn nomination form here.
Completed nomination forms and supporting materials must be received by 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 4, 2016. Directions for completing the nomination forms and directions for submitting them to the State Support Team can be located on the forms.

If you have any questions you may contact George York 740-289-4171 ext. 64331 or gyork@sst15.org
Assistive Technology Vendor Fair
 Save the Date - AT Vendor Fair
Each year three events are held across the state of Ohio which focus on numerous assistive technology devises, software, or organizations which support the use of these for any student, but in particular those students identified as students with a disability. Your State Support Team Region 15 which serves the counties of Ross, Pike, Scioto and Lawrence is able to have one of these fairs held in our region this year.

If you are a parent of a child with a disability, an intervention specialist, a speech and language therapist, an occupational therapist, a physical therapist, a school psychologist, a director of special education programs, a guidance counselor, an ESC supervisor in regular or special education programs, a CTC VOSEC, or in any other position that serves students with disabilities; then you should be attending this assistive technology fair.

The fair currently has about 20 different companies who provide assistive technology plus some organizations which support school districts in meeting the needs of students with disabilities. (click here for a complete list of vendors with a description of their products or services)

The Assistive Technology Fair is:

                        Thursday, April 21, 2016

                        9:00 am – 3:00 pm   (registration 8:30-9:00 am)

                        Ross-Pike ESD facilities

                        475 Western Avenue

                        Chillicothe 45601

Please register in STARS for the event. If you are unable to register through STARS, then call Mandy Thomas of the State Support Team at 740-289-4171 extension 64226. Lunch will be provided and there is a need to have an accurate count on the number of expected participants.

AASCD Scoring Worksheet
If you attended one of the Alternate Assessment trainings provided by SST 15 this year, you were given an optional student scoring sheet developed by this SST. Since it appeared that many of you were planning to use this different scoring form, we have provided a link here to access this form.
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