Subject: Leadership, Equity, Blended Learning, and More - Summer 2020

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Leaders and Lattes
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In this ongoing series, you will be challenged and inspired through Podcasts and Ted Talks of experts in the area of leadership. You will have the opportunity to learn and grow as a leader all the while developing your leadership plan.

Date: June 17th, June 24th, and July 1st
Cost: $65
A leadership book study...

A great read focused on rethinking how schools are organized to become more agile towards changing dynamics. This is for anyone wanting to rethink systems and structures or is looking to challenge traditional thinking about how schools operate.
Equity: Beyond a Buzz Word
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Need some space to talk and learn about the events around you today? 

Move beyond performative allyship, talk about social justice standards, and how our language matters.

Date: 1:30pm June 16th, June 23rd, and June 30th.
Cost: Free
Trauma-Informed Transition Planning
Jumpstart your thinking about transitioning to face-to-face instruction while looking through a trauma lens. Bring a team or a friend so that you can consider trauma-informed decision-making for your specific context.

Date: June 29th
Cost: $59
Will It Blend? Preparing for blended learning this fall.
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Explore ways to make videos that are more than a talking head telling kids which links to follow. We'll look at how to maximize the impact of quality instructional videos to support all learners.

Remote learning highlighted a need around developing systems for formative feedback. How do we use specific and actionable feedback to nudge students forward? How can we create a system around feedback that teaches students to articulate their learning? How do we move away from seeing grades as feedback?


This session will provide ideas and space for social studies teachers and/or instructional coaches to craft a meaningful learning experience that blends any available face-to-face time that may exist with remote learning models.


Join HCESC technology coaches and jump into the world of blended learning. We will model both synchronous lessons through weekly online meetings on Wednesday mornings and asynchronous conversations through social media platforms. Connect with other educators to get great ideas to use in (and out) of your classroom!


Spring 2020 disrupted education and there have been some positive as well as challenging outcomes. How can we capitalize on our efforts this spring and what we learned to provide improved learning for our students as we plan for 2020-21? How can we continue to inspire our teachers and staff to embrace this new environment for learning?


7/16 Co-Teaching Online: Blended & Remote Learning Environments - $59
Blended and remote learning environments don’t always seem to match with best co-teaching practices. This session provides ideas and creates space for teachers to craft co-teaching models for blended and online instruction.



Blended Learning Series - $150
4 sessions: Videos That Teach, Not Tell; Providing Feedback; Cultivating Community in a Remote Setting; Facilitating Quality Discussions

Thinking Outside the Box VIRTUAL Camp
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4C's for Gifted Learners
Join us at the virtual "campsite" for this interactive Zoom event in which "campers" will encounter the 4C's to spark the thinking of gifted learners. We will be "hiking" through paths of discovery, exploring ideas around "watering holes", playing in "sandpits", gathering around "campfires" to share stories, and more.

6/16 Part 1This session will fulfill 7 hours of the annual gifted HQPD requirement. Your day will involve a combination of Zoom meet-ups in combination with away-from-the-screen activities. 



6/17 Part 2 - This session will fulfill 8 hours of the annual gifted HQPD requirement. The first 7 hours will be a combination of Zoom meet-ups in combination with away-from-the-screen activities. You will earn the last hour with a commitment to action online. 


Taken together (or with a previous Thinking Outside the Box workshop), you will have fulfilled the annual requirement of 15 contact hours of gifted HQPD. 
Focus on the Learner
Learn how Google Tools such as Docs, Forms, Slides, and Sheets, used in conjunction with Google Classroom (or other LMS) can help you differentiate your instruction for both small and large groups. Using google tools, you will learn how to create assignments for individuals or groups of students, to create leveled assignments or choice boards, and to create activities for remediation or extension.


"A Novel Approach" balances whole class novels with choice novels and shares strategies for deep reading that will engage students whether they are reading as a class or on their own. Join other English teachers and teacher leaders in this 8-week online book study.


Discover the cultural, academic, and linguistic implications of the English Learner within your school.


If it wasn’t happening before it is now: a belief that personalized learning can only be delivered electronically. Are you interested in exploring personalized learning without losing sight of the human quality of learning? Join other professionals in this 6-week online book study.


Like no other time in history, we will need nimble practices to meet the diverse needs of the learners who will be joining us in 2020-21. This session will focus on transcending traditional mapping to include using strategic pre-assessment and formative assessment.


How do we transfer concepts of learners knowing themselves, both instructor and learner knowing where to start, learners setting goals, and co-designing instruction for whatever ways our learning environments look now or in the near future? How do we make and keep personalized learning human, not a technology venture, that embraces the classroom community?


The combination of remote learning, many unknowns, and anticipated gaps in learning have primed us all to realize more the “invisible” academic identities of our learners. We need ways to access the uniqueness of each learner both in readiness and habits of mind. Learner profiles can bring universal design for learning (UDL) components together with self-reflection to recruit learners to craft a profile of themselves to use for learning in any environment.
Digital Remote Learning for the Math Classroom Q&A
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FREE VIRTUAL Q&A sessions about Digital Remote Learning in the Math Classroom where a panel of local teachers will share about success they had this spring with digital remote learning. 

Register for this free event by selecting the appropriate grade level below:
6/16 Grades 3-5
6/17 Grades 9-12
Looking to explore news and ideas in education?
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and more...
OTES Training Sessions
OTES 1.0, OTES 2.0 BRIDGE Training, and OTES 2.0 Full Credentialing sessions available. Select the title below for additional details.


June 11th, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
We are excited to continue the same high-quality professional learning that you have come to know from Hamilton County ESC in an online format. While all of us hope to return to in-person sessions soon, we invite you to join us online for our current professional development offerings.

Whether you are simply in need of a few educational resources and support to get you through the next month or are looking to continue your professional learning, we are here for you.

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