The Ohio Educational Service Center Association (OESCA) and the ESC Network Regional Coordinators present Let's Connect, a new conference designed for Educational Service Center (ESC) staff members who serve as the "boots on the ground," working directly with districts.
All ESC departments are represented with full tracks of breakout sessions focused on Curriculum and Instruction, Integrated Student Supports, Tech Integration, Special Services, Data Assessment, and Equity.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter DeWitt, educator, author and leadership coach
Let's Connect provides practical learning, takeaway tools and resources, and regional and statewide networking opportunities to help support those who work directly with school districts to improve outcomes for every child.
Questions? Contact Ken Bernacki, ESC Network Regional Coordinator, email@example.com.
GUIDELINES FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS
We are calling for proposals on presentations for this conference –the guidelines, deadlines and link to the proposal submission form are listed below.
Each year, OESCA holds a recognition brunch at the Ohio School Board Association’s Capital Conference. Honorees are individuals and groups nominated by Educational Service Centers (ESCs) for service, leadership and achievement awards.
2022 OESCA Recognition Brunch
Monday, November 14, 2022
Hilton Columbus Downtown, Kojo Kamau BC Ballroom
Registration 8:15am, Brunch 9:00-10:45am
Nominating someone is a great tribute and “thank you” for their service to education. ESCs may nominate more than one individual for each award; there is no limit on the number of award recipients. Please do not nominate people for the same award twice (see the list of previous award recipients online).
NOMINATION DEADLINE: October 19, 2022, 4:30pm.
COST: $50 per nominee for award production and $45 per brunch attendee (including the nominee and all guests). The brunch fee is a legal ESC expenditure – see the sample resolution.
TO PARTICIPATE: Complete the nomination forms online, then download and complete the payment forms and send them with a check or purchase order (made out to OESCA) to OESCA, 8050 North High Street, Suite 150, Columbus, Ohio 43235.
Contact: OESCA office (614) 846-3855, firstname.lastname@example.org
OESCA is an Ohio Department of Education project partner for the High-Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM) initiative, which is part of Ohio Materials Matter.
ESC-Specific Professional Learning on High-Quality Instructional Materials (HQIM)
There are several professional learning opportunities specifically created for Educational Service Centers (ESCs).
Ohio Materials Matter: High-Quality Instructional Material Webinars for ESCs
Ohio Materials Matter: Smart Adoption Practices (ESC-specific)
Ohio Materials Matter: K-8 Math Implementation Cohort 1 & Cohort 2
Connect & Collaborate is an annual conference hosted by OESCA, OTESCA and the Management Council. ESCs, ITCs, and state organizations come together for networking, professional learning, updates and resource sharing.
Connect & Collaborate 2022
Thank you to our Connect & Collaborate 2022 planners, sponsors, exhibitors, presenters and attendees! Join us next year for Connect and Collaborate 2023 on September 25-26.
Conference Program and Highlights
Using Data to Analyze, Plan, and Modify Instruction is valuable training for those responsible for evaluating teachers or supporting them in their practice. Ohio behalf of the Ohio Department of Education the ESC network has developed a 90-minute session focusing on the coaching cycle that features scenarios, examples, and extension activities for use with individuals and teams.
With OTES 2.0 at its core, those who complete the training are better suited to promote professional growth leading to improved instructional performance and student learning.
Click HERE for more information.
Or, check out the presentation at the following link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1QWYbLWbDZpr5KqL-Dsm0ONeCcWx52vK1rSePsVs4z08/edit?usp=sharing or for MS PPT download HERE.
Ohio Administrative Code Rule 3301-51-11 governs the education of preschool children with disabilities and includes important definitions related to classroom settings and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). The rule can be found at the following link: https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-administrative-code/rule-3301-51-11
Changes to the rule were effective July 2021 and began to be implemented in the 2021-2022 academic year. The Ohio Department of Education has created a resource page to assist schools, school districts, ESCs and other providers with resources to assist in the transition, which can be found at the following link: https://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Special-Education/Preschool-Special-Education
As if often the case with implementation of new public policy, the effect of the rule changes are just now being realized. An informative PowerPoint PPT presentation has been developed that explains the recent changes to the state’s definition for the Integrated Classroom model (and the corresponding licensure rules), including an audio presentation that goes along with the PPT. The presentation video can be played here: https://www.hcesc.org/ohio-preschool-rule-impact/
OESCA is also working stakeholders to survey the field and gain a better understanding of the rule implementation and the impact on education delivery and associated service models. A summary of the survey results can be access through a PPT presentation available by clicking HERE.
Check back for more information as we continue to examine the impact on school district and ESC early childhood education programs.