Summer Learning Academy

Please join us on June 8, 9 and 10 for our IN PERSON Summer Learning Academy for teachers.  Session descriptions are below as well as the registration link.

REGISTRATION LINK:  https://forms.office.com/r/8tj...

JUNE 8 

8:30AM-11:30AM 

TITLE:  Universal Design for Learning 

DESCRIPTION:  Take differentiation to the next level in your classroom with UDL!  Learn how to proactively optimize teaching and learning for all students using research-based practices to create an equitable and success learning environment. 

PRESENTER:  Tricia Crawford, Gifted Intervention Specialist, Ross-Pike ESD 

 

TITLE:  Social-Emotional Learning 

DESCRIPTION: Learn about the importance of relationship building, how trauma impacts students, and strategies you can use when working with students with social emotional barriers. We will look at verbal de-escalation, as well as programs used to improve social emotional skills. 

PRESENTER:  Leslie Burkitt, Supervisor, Ross-Pike ESD 

 

TITLE:  Grant Writing for Beginners 

DESCRIPTION:  This presentation will present tips, tricks and resources to help the beginning grant writer get over the fear of writing grants.  An example RFP (Request for Proposal) will be reviewed and participants will have the opportunity to work on a sample application. 

PRESENTER:  Chris Adkins, Media Specialist, Eastern Local Schools 

 

12:30PM-3:30PM 

TITLE:  21st Century Teacher 

DESCRIPTION:  Teaching in the 21st century presents opportunities and challenges never before faced in education.  Learn how to incorporate critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication into your classroom on a daily basis in order to help students navigate learning and be successful in an increasingly complex world. 

PRESENTERTricia Crawford, Gifted Intervention Specialist, Ross-Pike ESD 

 

TITLEExploring Math Strategies through a Personalized Learning Pathway 

DESCRIPTIONDuring the session participants will be encouraged to explore a variety of math strategies applicable in math classrooms within the following grade bands; K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and high school. Participants will experience these Math strategies via a personalized journey using a computer/laptop and a playlist of links guiding them to explore various strategies of interest. During the last 30 minutes of the session participants will be asked to share with the whole group a brief description of the highlights of their exploration. 

PRESENTERBob Crabtree, Supervisor, Ross-Pike ESD 

 

TITLE:  Your Email Is Under Attack! What Do You Do? 

DESCRIPTION:  As cyber security has become more and more evasive, email remains the focus of most cybercriminals. It’s also the productivity tool most of us rely on to get our jobs done. With almost 70% of email traffic within organizations believed to be spam or malicious in nature, it’s crucial to understand email attacks and tactics to combat these threats. In this session we will look at some of the steps and strategies we can all take to help ensure the security of our devices and our information they contain.   

PRESENTER: Nathan Crawford, Technology Director, Ross-Pike ESD 


JUNE 9 

8:30AM-11:30AM 

TITLEAdolescent Literacy: Viewed through the Simple View of Reading (Part 1) 

DESCRIPTION:   Participants will learn and network with others in regards to implementation of the Simple View of Reading at the adolescent levels. Topics will include explicit vocabulary instruction, evidence based comprehension strategies, accountable student talk, and motivation and engagement.

PRESENTER:  Sommer McCorkle, State Support Team 15 

TARGET AUDIENCE:  4-12 teachers 

 

TITLEMulti-Agency Transition Planning for Practitioners

DESCRIPTION:   This learning opportunity defines the process used for Multi-Agency Transition Planning Meetings. The session will introduce educators, service coordinators, rehabilitation counselors, colleagues, and partners to the idea of Multi-Agency Transition Planning. Participants will engage in activities to reinforce how Multi-Agency Transition Planning is a process that is agency neutral, outcome focused and person-centered. By the conclusion of the session, participants will start the development of an informal plan based upon provided case studies.

PRESENTER:  Ray Blevins, State Support Team 15 

TARGET AUDIENCEEducators, Serve Support Administration (SSA) Counselors from Developmental Disabilities, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) Rehabilitation Counselors, and other stakeholders 

 

TITLEBringing 4-H to the Classroom: Financial Literacy, STEM, and More 

DESCRIPTIONFrom Chick Hatching and Sun Safety to Financial Readiness and STEM Activities, 4-H has programming for youth of all ages! Ryan Kline, new 4-H Educator in Ross county will be discussing all that 4-H can bring to your classroom. He will be talking about elementary, Middle and High School programming. In the session, you will have the opportunity to see some hands on demos and chat about ways to incorporate 4-H in the Classroom. 

PRESENTER:  Ryan Kline, Extension Educator, Ohio State University Extension, Ross County 

TARGET AUDIENCE:  K-12 teachers 

 

12:30PM-3:30PM 

TITLEAdolescent Literacy: Viewed through the Simple View of Reading (Part 2) 

DESCRIPTION:   Participants will learn and network with others in regards to implementation of the Simple View of Reading at the adolescent levels. Topics will include explicit vocabulary instruction, evidence based comprehension strategies, accountable student talk, and motivation and engagement.

PRESENTER:  Sommer McCorkle, State Support Team 15 

TARGET AUDIENCE:  4-12 teachers 

 

TITLEMulti-Agency Transition Planning for Families

DESCRIPTION:   This learning opportunity is designed to provide basic information about Multi-Agency Transition Planning Meetings. The session will introduce youth, family, colleagues, and partners to the idea of Multi-Agency Transition Planning. Participants will engage in activities to reinforce how Multi-Agency Transition Planning is a process that is agency neutral, outcome focused and person-centered.

PRESENTER:  Ray Blevins, State Support Team 15 

TARGET AUDIENCEFamilies of individuals with disabilities, educators, and practitioners 

 

TITLEDoes Data Drive Your Instruction? 

DESCRIPTION:  Data. It is everywhere, but it is not often used effectively. When data drives instruction, teachers use information gathered through multiple sources to make both in-the-moment and delayed decisions about future instruction. Join a Canyon Professional Development expert, as they show how anecdotal, formative, benchmark and summative data should be used to inform classroom activities. 

PRESENTER:  Grand Canyon University 

TARGET AUDIENCE:  K-12 educators 


SPECIAL SESSION:  6:00PM-8:00PM (AT PIKE ESC OFFICE IN PIKETON)

TITLE:  Multi-Agency Transition Planning for Families (repeat session)

DESCRIPTION:   This learning opportunity is designed to provide basic information about Multi-Agency Transition Planning Meetings. The session will introduce youth, family, colleagues, and partners to the idea of Multi-Agency Transition Planning. Participants will engage in activities to reinforce how Multi-Agency Transition Planning is a process that is agency neutral, outcome focused and person-centered.

PRESENTER:  Ray Blevins, State Support Team 15 

TARGET AUDIENCE:  Families of individuals with disabilities, educators, and practitioners 


 

JUNE 10 

8:30AM-11:30AM 

TITLE Introduction to Emergent Literacy & Teaching Early Phonological Awareness 

DESCRIPTIONParticipants will be introduced to the three components of emergent literacy with connections to research supporting their use, such as The Simple View of Reading and Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement. Participants will learn the significance and instructional strategies for developing early phonological awareness in children from birth through kindergarten entry. 

PRESENTER: Missy Marsh, State Support Team 15 

TARGET AUDIENCE:  PreK-KG Teachers 

 

TITLEMulti-Agency Transition Planning for Practitioners (repeat session) 

DESCRIPTION:   

This learning opportunity defines the process used for Multi-Agency Transition Planning Meetings. The session will introduce educators, service coordinators, rehabilitation counselors, colleagues, and partners to the idea of Multi-Agency Transition Planning. Participants will engage in activities to reinforce how Multi-Agency Transition Planning is a process that is agency neutral, outcome focused and person-centered. By the conclusion of the session, participants will start the development of an informal plan based upon provided case studies.

PRESENTER:  Ray Blevins, State Support Team 15 

TARGET AUDIENCEEducators, Serve Support Administration (SSA) Counselors from Developmental Disabilities, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) Rehabilitation Counselors, and other stakeholders 

 TITLEOverview of Mental Health First Aid for Adults 

DESCRIPTIONMental Health First Aid is an international evidence-based program that offers guidance to those handling people’s social, emotional, and mental health in their hands. With three different levels of training Youth, Teen, and Adult, the program teaches adults and teens how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. In this session, we will discuss the realities of mental health in the schools, go through a sample lesson of Teen Mental Health First aid and talk about the impact of the program on students! 

PRESENTERRyan Kline, Extension Educator, Ohio State University Extension, Ross County 

TARGET AUDIENCE:  K-12 educators 

 

12:30PM-3:30PM 

TITLEScience of Reading: What Does it Mean at the Conventional Level? 

DESCRIPTIONThis session will unpack the Simple View of Reading and the development of skilled reading, the effects of poor reading, and strategies to help all readers at the conventional level. The conventional level of reading focuses on grades K-5. 

Participants will:  

  • Understand the Language and Literacy Continuum in Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement.   

  • Review the Simple View of Reading and the critical roles decoding and language comprehension play in conventional readers.   

  • Examine the Big Ideas of Conventional Literacy and recognize the changing emphasis of the Big Ideas.  

  • Understand the different types of assessment and what they are used for and become familiar with phonics/pa assessments. 

 

PRESENTERS:  Beth Rice and Heather Kulin, State Support Team 15 

TARGET AUDIENCE:  K-5 Teachers 

 

TITLEIEP Writing for Rookies (and Veterans)

DESCRIPTION:   Are you a rookie at writing IEPs?  Are you a veteran that's been doing it for years?  This session is for you.  Attend to hear and share ideas about best practices from the Ohio Department of Education's IEP writing guidance.

PRESENTER:  Tom Kitchen, Ross-Pike ESD

TARGET AUDIENCE:  PreK-12 educators

 

TITLEExploring a variety of sources for High Quality Student Data (HQSD) 

DESCRIPTION: Participants will be provided a review of the OTES 2.0 requirements for High Quality Student Data and the paradigm shift for the use of data in the new evaluation system. During the session sources of HQSD “Instruments” will listed for the core content areas along with content areas not currently assessed by state tests. The participants will also be provided a review of data analysis systems already in place that would meet HQSD requirements. 

PRESENTERBob Crabtree, Supervisor, Ross-Pike ESD