Subject: Summer Session Updates

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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.

When: 1:30pm - 6/16, 6/23, and 6/30
Cost: FREE
Leadership Book Studies

Focused on her time building a business, Kristen Hadeed's message of becoming a better leader through the mistakes we make easily translates to educational leadership. Her personal narrative, with relatable insights and reflections, makes this the perfect book to reflect on the past while anticipating the future.

What is stopping you from doing the best work of your life? Learn exactly how organizations are inventing a smarter, healthier, and more effective way to work, not through top-down mandates but with a groundswell of autonomy, trust, and transparency.
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
Focusing on the Learner
If it wasn’t happening before, it is now: a belief that personalized learning can only be delivered electronically. Explore how personalized learning can still retain the human quality of education.

Like no other time in history, we will need agile practices to meet the diverse needs of the learners who will be joining us in 2020-21. Learn how to transcend traditional mapping s that it includes the use of 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 future? Keep personalized learning human so that it embraces the classroom community and doesn't just become a technology venture.

No matter the setting (remote, blended, or face-to-face), learners and personnel need to feel a sense of belonging. How do we prioritize and strategize for this in any context? Leave with ideas that will build and sustain a community of learners.

Did you miss your students’ voices during remote instruction? Did students miss talking to each other? Explores ways to engage students in discussions that will work in any context: remote, blended, or face-to-face.

The combination of remote learning, many unknowns, and anticipated gaps in learning have primed us all to realize 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 and self-reflection to recruit learners to craft a profile of themselves to use for learning in any environment.
Will It Blend? Preparing for instruction this fall
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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?

Ideas and space for the social studies teacher and/or instructional coache 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. They 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.

Exploring news and ideas in education
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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.

Instructor led or self-paced: ed2go
Hamilton County ESC has partnered with Cengage Learning’s ed2go to offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely online. All courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors.
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Courses available in: Accounting and Finance, Business, College Readiness, Computer Applications, Design and Composition, Healthcare and Medical, Language and Arts, Law and Legal, Personal Development, Teaching and Education, Technology, and Writing/Publishing. See their entire catalog.
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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