Subject: Fall Professional Development Offerings

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We are excited to return to learning with you this fall, whether virtually or working directly with you in your school or district!

- Hamilton County ESC -


transforming the future

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Change is inevitable and change causes stress. Increasing the effectiveness and response time of your team will ignite your team's energy, passion, and commitment to the future of the organization as it undergoes change.

It's your organization's future... so Build IT!

Module 1 | October 27, 2020

Understanding Effective Teaming Structures & Developing a Team Identity Against a Changing Educational Climate

Module 2 | November 18, 2020

Understanding Frameworks for Integrating Systems

Module 3 | December 10, 2020

Equity and Culturally Responsive Practices & Team Development

Module 4 | January 12, 2021

Dysfunctions of a Team & Purposeful Data-Based Decision Making

Plus two supplemental coaching sessions.


instructional coaching institute

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Does your role include supporting teachers’ growth and use of high quality student data? Do remote/blended/in-person options have you spinning?

We’ve got you covered! This five-session series, created for coaches, lead teachers, department heads, and other building leaders, is designed to develop highly accomplished instructional leaders. Participants will study the practices and skills necessary for impactful coaching in any setting and apply them in real-time as they support teacher growth. Participants will also be offered one-on-one coaching sessions.

Beginning September 21st, two cohorts:


a roadmap to meaningful IEPs

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Amidst the impact of the COVID -19 pandemic facing today’s educators and its effect on equality for all students; it is crucial for educators to develop and implement meaningful IEPs.

Session 1 | 9/17/2020

Explore various highways to examine service delivery with ETR and IEP alignment, utilize data to drive IEP decisions and apply distant learning plans to support IEPs to end up with positive outcomes for students with disabilities.

Session 2 | 9/29/2020

Review various resources and legislative guidance to dissect, and construct PR-01s and progress reports that are relevant to students' needs and meet state and federal compliance.

Session 3 | 10/12/20

IEP work session utilizing resources and tools to maximize the effectiveness of your IEPs. Interact with colleagues to share ideas and resources. Each participant must be able to access their own IEPs or service plans.


one degree shift

One Degree Shift in Understanding Race, Class, Culture & Poverty in the Classroom

We invite you to join Katrice Quitter and a cohort of other educators for a unique virtual professional learning series to explore diversity, belonging, equity, and inclusion in your system:

Session 1: Let Me Take a Selfie!

Session 2: Widen Your Aperture

Session 3: Focus on Critical Conversations

Session 4: Pixel by Pixel-From Awareness to Action

Beginning September 10th

Learn more and register


BYOB Community Book Study!

Join us for a "BYOB" Bring Your Own Book study where you select ONE of the texts below and engage in rich & meaningful discussions with us!

Being The Change - Sara Ahmed

We Got This - Cornelius Minor

Cultivating Genius - Dr. Gholdy Muhammad

Culturally Responsive Teaching And The Brain - Zaretta Hammond

Each text will provide you with research, practical strategies, and tools to build commUNITY and ensure that your learners are seen, heard, and valued every day!

September 14th through October 26th

Learn more and register


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Equity Circle - You may not know what to ask, you may not have answers to tough questions, or you may not even know where to start! Regardless of where you are on this journey, we invite you to The Equity Circle - a place to be vulnerable, to learn, to share, to collaborate, and to rumble with diversity, equity, and inclusion issues and best practices. Registration is free.

September 16th | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

November 18th | 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


augmentative and alternative communication

AAC Conversations

Network! Network! Network! Join colleagues from a variety of settings and from around the region as we learn from each other and share our passion for helping those who utilize augmentative and alternative communication.

Register at each of the dates/times below:

09/23 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am

12/09 - 9:00 am - 10:30 am

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AAC Story Time!

Join in with your students and/or their families as we begin our monthly AAC Virtual Story Time program. Each month we will be reading a favorite story as well as sharing tips and tricks to integrate AAC into this favorite and valuable activity.

Register at each of the dates/times below:

09/24 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

10/29 - 2:00 pm -3:00 pm

11/18 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

12/17 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

additional upcoming sessions

The Ohio Remote Learning Alliance, in partnership with Schlechty Center, is offering free informational sessions to learn more about the Digital Engagement Series.

The Digital Engagement Series is a set of online modules that can provide a lifeline to teachers who are tasked with engaging students both in-person and online. Nearly 1000 teachers are currently registered and are finding it to be a valuable resource, not only for this uncertain start to school, but also as a supportive professional learning network throughout the school year.

Sign up for a free informational session.

Sept. 2nd 1 – 2 pm

Sept. 3rd 9 – 10 am

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The Remote Learning Alliance is a group of educational organizations committed to the collective impact of helping make the transition to remote learning as easy and robust as possible for Ohio school leaders, teachers, and support personnel.