Subject: January Events and News from Hamilton County ESC

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Hamilton County ESC
5 Good Reads
1. High school students can earn 'Readiness Seal' for diploma
2. Positive feedback makes suspension a last resort at 108 newly honored schools
3. Retrofitted bus offers alternative to traditional classroom
4. Ohio schools to recognize students who master second language
5. Hamilton teen with autism earns national award for art, business skills
Stay inside and warm with two online book studies
Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom by Susan Winebrenner (January 8th)

Meeting the learning needs of gifted students in a mixed-ability classroom can be challenging. Join this online book study to learn practical, classroom-tested strategies with minimal preparation time to seamlessly and effectively meet the needs of diverse learners. In this text, Winebrenner provides information on using technology for accelerated learning, managing cluster grouping, increasing curriculum rigor, improving assessments, boosting critical and creative thinking skills, and addressing twice-exceptional learners.

Inspiring Middle School Minds: Gifted, Creative, & Challenging by Judy Willis (January 8th)

Middle school education is often a “black hole” for gifted students, seldom providing an adequate challenge. By understanding how the brain works, however, we can make learning exciting and stimulating—for all youngsters. Explore the research-based strategies of Dr. Judy Willis to help develop and implement positive and rewarding learning experiences that will then be stored in long-term memory rather than “deleted” or “filtered out.

New Book - Find the Balance
Online Classes beginning January 8th
Double Helping: Serving Dual Language Learners - Immerse yourself in the latest research and best practices from a variety of settings and educator networks and construct a framework for dual-language learners.

Fostering Creativity - Discover the theories, resources, and ideas around grit, mindset, mind-mapping, creative blogging, and convergent versus divergent thinking. Applicable for any subject or grade level.

Globally Connected Learning - What are the characteristics of Generation Z learners? How can gaming, creating, and curation improve their critical thinking? More than 50 free online tools are shared. Applicable for any subject or grade level.

HQT Standards Introduction Classes
January classes and workshops at HCESC
The R Factor • January 25th and 26th  • West Clermont High School

Apply the system (E+R=O) and see results!

Drive a growth mindset.
Achieve your climate and culture goals.
Prepare your students for college and career

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