May 24, 2018 - More Learning Sessions!

Be sure to register for the 2018 Educators Connect for Success Conference and
Pre-conference! Following are some of the nearly 60 learning sessions for conference attendees:

 


WHOLE CHILD FOR THE WHOLE WORLD
ASCD

There is a shift in the current educational dialogue globally—one that is reemphasizing the need for schools and systems to focus on the development of the whole child. ASCD, a global education association, is leading this push and in doing so aligning with global organizations, ministries, and educational leaders around the globe. This session will remind participants why they teach and are involved in education, and will walk them through ASCD’s Whole Child approach to education, highlighting the rationale before clarifying the framework, tenets, and indicators.

 

ALL IN: THE POWER OF DISTRIBUTIVE LEADERSHIP  
Dublin City Schools 

In preparing young people for the future, school leaders have an exciting but daunting responsibility. It’s easy to make the mistake of trying to do it alone—to be everything to everyone. There are risks to such an approach, though, not least of which is alienation, burnout, and failure. This session will offer specific suggestions and strategies to successfully transform schools into places that distribute the work—and share the wealth —of developing a stimulating, sustainable, and successful learning environment.

EMBRACING THE EXPERTS
Lakota Local Schools 

This session will take you through the educational redirection process needed for our students. Embracing the Experts allows teachers to build a personal learning network through classroom design, the Future Ready framework, exceptional and vetted programs (like Achieve3000), and shines a light on the importance of social media to positively impact the role of public education. Through innovation, classroom best practices, and tapping into teacher voice, our students once again have their best opportunity to achieve. Our kids should be on a post-graduation path of higher education Enrollment, career Employment, or military Enlistment (the new 3 Es of outcome-based education). The time to Embrace the Experts is now.


PRE-CONFERENCE 

 

Monday, June 18 | 1–4 p.m.

 

Portrait of a Graduate:
A first step in building a 21st century education system

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Shaping Future-Ready Learners
EDUCATORS CONNECT FOR SUCCESS CONFERENCE
June 19–20, 2018
Hilton Columbus/Polaris Columbus, OH

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Envision, Engage, and Empower so that students graduate prepared to become lifelong learners and contributors in the 21st century.

 

"FABULOUS day of learning and inspiration! Thank you"

 


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May 22, 2018 - Special Education Updates

05-21-2018

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Application for Grant Funds (AGF)

Innovative Strategies for Developing College and Career Readiness of Students with Disabilities

The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children (ODE/OEC) plans to allocate up to $100,000 through an AGF to 16 selected sites to expand capacity for improving Secondary Transition Services systems across the state. This resource allocation is for one (1) year. This AGF supports the state and local education agencies (LEAs) in meeting select State Performance Plan indicators required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Additionally, the AGF aligns with both the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the current transition framework established by the Ohio Employment First Task Force’s objectives to increase efficiency in improving outcomes for students with disabilities through reduction of multi-agency duplication. This allocation of funds also fulfills the requirements of House Bill 49 that ODE/OEC use Special Education Enhancement Funds to build capacity for the delivery of a regional system of training, support, and direct service for secondary transition services. 

 

AGF applications must be submitted no later than June 15, 2018, at 5:00 pm. ODE/OEC will review the proposals internally using the AGF rubric and award the expenditures of funds. ODE/OEC anticipates notifying the recipients on or around July 1, 2018.  

 

A total of 16 applications will be accepted, beginning with one proposal from each region. If there is not an application from one of the regions, the next highest ranked application(s) will be accepted to fill the remaining slots. Please see the full AGF for further explanation and detail regarding requirements. Mail the final application to:

 

Ohio Department of Education

Office for Exceptional Children

Attn: Emilie Coen 

25 South Front Street, Mail Stop 409 

Columbus, Ohio 4343215-4183

 

Submit all questions to:

Amy Szymanski esclew_aszy@sstr1.org  and 

Emilie Coen emilie.coen@education.ohio.gov.

 

Access the AGF here at the Secondary Transition and Workforce with Disabilities webpage.

 

 

 

2017-2018 Special Education Profiles 

Available to the Public

Every year, each school district receives a Special Education Profile displaying the district's performance on key indicators established by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Some of the indicators measure procedural compliance with IDEA, while others measure results for students with disabilities. 

 

The design of the Special Education Profile helps districts facilitate continuous improvement in their special education programs with longitudinal data. The organization of data is around four key questions that assess kindergarten readiness, achievement levels, preparedness for life beyond high school and services for children with disabilities.

 

This year, the department sent districts their profiles on Nov. 21, 2017. Each district’s 2017-2018 Special Education Profile is now available to the public. To protect student privacy, the publicly accessible profiles conceal results for any indicator with fewer than 10 students included in the calculation. Click here to access this year’s Special Education Profiles.

 

May 16, 2018 - Webinars: Improve your school's space

FREE UPCOMING WEBINARS!

Join the Facilities Focus Webinars and 

Kick Off Summer 2018 Planning

 

FREE WEBINAR:

Feeling the Squeeze?  Space Use for Academic and Financial Success!

 

The way we use space in our academies is vitally important, and all too often it falls into the background resulting in unnecessary frustration, academic challenges, and financial waste.  Break the cycle and take a fresh look at the metrics of space usage, best practices, and viable improvement strategies that you can use to give your school an academic and financial edge for success. Register Now!

 

 

FREE WEBINAR:

Additions and Renovations: Your Project Forecast!

 

Start planning your school project with an overview of the road ahead and learn from charter school specific experience who has weathered the storm. Register Now!

 

 

 

Join school space use expert and Institute Associate Dustin Sommer for a conversation about facts and tips for better space utilization and project planning. Leave recharged with fresh ideas to implement this summer as you prepare for the next school year.

Stay in the Loop! Follow Dustin on Twitter @CS_Facilities

 

  

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May 15, 2018 -NAFEPA | ESSA Title IV, Part A

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NAFEPA | ESSA Title IV, Part A

NEW FUNDS: Congress approved $1.1 billion for ESSA Title IV, Part A. To help color the narrative about the planning for and use of these funds, please answer the following questions for NAFEPA members. Survey results are visible upon completion. The results will be used to inform our discussions and understanding of the role that these new funds will -- or should -- play.

IT IS SHORT: The survey should take about 4 minutes.

BUILDING ON SUCCESS: We asked these questions at the close of 2017, and the responses were great. Get the results here. NAFEPA shared the results with members of Congress and the administration. In fact, it was the best single source of information about the use of funds available. Did the survey swing the momentum in favor of the new $1.1 billion appropriations? While it was not the only factor, it played an important role. Well played, NAFEPA members! Let's do it again and see how our positions are shifting with the new 2018 funds.

PROGRAM REFRESHER: If your LEA (or consortium) gets $30,000 or more, you have to conduct a needs assessment and submit an application to your SEA ensuring that the LEA will spend the funds across the three investment categories. If your LEA gets less than $30,000, then the LEA only has to provide an application ensuring an investment in at least one of the three categories. Those three are:

(1) Not less than 20 percent to provide students with a well-rounded education (e.g., STEM, arts, civics, IB/AP, health and physical education);

(2) Not less than 20 percent to support safe and healthy students (e.g., school mental health, drug and violence prevention, training on trauma-informed practices, health and physical education);

(3) A portion of the funds to support the effective use of technology (e.g., professional development, blended learning, technology devices), with a 15% cap on infrastructure.

Everett C. Mann
Ohio NAFEPA Representative
OAASFEP Board Member

OAASFEP.org

Survey Link

©2018 OAASFEP | PO Box 361314, Columbus, OH 43236 | oaasfep.org

May 11, 2018 - More Learning Sessions to Consider!

Don’t be left out! If you haven’t registered for the Educators Connect for Success Conference, now is the time! Following is another sampling of the nearly 60 learning sessions for conference attendees:

 


MOONSHOT: KETTERING IS NOT THROWING AWAY THEIR SHOT! 
Kettering Local Schools 

Strategic plans, if done right, are meant to chart bold moves for districts to take student learning to higher levels. Kettering School District did just that over the last twelve months. Learn how this suburban, scrappy, and hungry district went “All In” for ramping up how it is preparing students for greater learning experiences NOW and into their FUTURE!

 

MEETING THE EMOTIONAL AND ACADEMIC NEEDS OF DYSREGULATED ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
Belpre City Schools 

Recent changes in our society have left us with a growing population of young children who are entering our schools unable to regulate their emotions and behaviors on a consistent basis. These dysregulated children often live in extremely traumatic environments and face challenges for securing basic needs, consistent adult support and guidance, and a stable place to live. Realizing the need for strong mental health services combined with a highly structured academic environment, Belpre Elementary joined forces with Life and Purpose Services, a local mental health agency, to create a hybrid “day treatment” program that keeps kids in school while structuring their day in a way that their mental health issues are addressed right along with their academic needs.

STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING GROWTH MINDSET IN THE CLASSROOM
Akron Public Schools

The largest barrier to student success in the classroom is students’ personal understanding of themselves as learners. Students get into ruts of being unable to see themselves as successful and competent learners in content that they find difficult. Helping these students develop the Growth Mindset is crucial to helping them succeed. In this session we’ll talk about strategies that teachers can apply to help students develop a mindset that will lead to success.


 

Shaping Future-Ready Learners
EDUCATORS CONNECT FOR SUCCESS CONFERENCE
June 19–20, 2018
Hilton Columbus/Polaris Columbus, OH

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Envision, Engage, and Empower so that students graduate prepared to become lifelong learners and contributors in the 21st century.

 

"FABULOUS day of learning and inspiration! Thank you"

 


PRE-CONFERENCE 

 

Monday, June 18 | 1–4 p.m.

 

Portrait of a Graduate:
A first step in building a 21st century education system

Rounded Rectangle: Pre-Conference Registration

 


Still need a hotel room?

The special room rate will be available until May 26 or until the group block is sold out.

 

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Shaping Future-Ready Learners
EDUCATORS CONNECT FOR SUCCESS CONFERENCE
June 19–20, 2018
Hilton Columbus/Polaris Columbus, OH


 

Envision, Engage, and Empower so that students graduate prepared to become lifelong learners and contributors in the 21st century.

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Monday, June 18 | 1–4 p.m.

 

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Portrait of a Graduate:
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