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Mayor Recognizes ESC StaffCuyahoga Falls Mayor, Don Walters, recognized Summit ESC being named a Northeast Ohio Top Workplace two years in a row!
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Pink Out!Summit ESC staff recognized Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing Pink!
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Summit ESC - Named a 2019 Northeast Ohio Top Workplace Award
State Superintendent Paolo DeMaria visits one of our Summit Preschool classrooms.
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Summit ESC's Curriculum & Instruction team host Dr. Karin HessOver 200 participants explored how depth of knowledge and cognitive rigor are tied to good instruction and formative assessments
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News & Announcements
Education Resources during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Education Resources during the Coronavirus Pandemic
Covid-19 Updates, Legal Updates, Educational Updates, as well as resources for educators, students, and families. Continuously updated.
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Summit ESC - Coronavirus Update - 3/13/2020
Summit ESC - Coronavirus Update - 3/13/2020

Due to the current guidelines in place from the Governor’s office regarding the coronavirus, the Summit Educational Service Center offices, State Support Team 8, Kids First/Tops and the Summit Preschool Programs will be closed until further notice.


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Coronavirus Update as of 3/11/2020
Coronavirus Update as of 3/11/2020
Summit ESC continues to work with both state and local authorities on appropriate precautions and responses related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
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CampUS Event for Teens with Hearing Loss
CampUS Event for Teens with Hearing Loss
 Register for the 8th annual campUS experience held at the Ohio State University!!  
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Two New Board Members Sworn Into Office at Summit Educational Service Center
Two New Board Members Sworn Into Office at Summit Educational Service Center
The Summit Educational Service Center recently welcomed two new members to its Governing Board.
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Summit ESC Spring 2020 Professional Development Booklet - Now Available
Summit ESC Spring 2020 Professional Development Booklet - Now Available
Our Summit ESC Professional Development Booklet details the latest trainings and events scheduled here for Spring 2020 for both the Summit  ESC and SST8.
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Summit ESC Superintendent Joe Iacano Joins Leadership Akron
Summit ESC Superintendent Joe Iacano Joins Leadership Akron
The Leadership Akron Signature Program brings together the region’s top leaders from diverse sectors who are interested in broadening their community impact.
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Summit ESC Builds Leadership Capacity through “Lifting Leaders”
Summit ESC Builds Leadership Capacity through “Lifting Leaders”
The “Lifting Leaders” project was created to identify potential leaders and to provide development opportunities in the Summit County area.
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2019 Education Celebration
2019 Education Celebration
The All-County Teaching Team members are nominated by the community and chosen...
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Summit ESC’S Steve Miller to Receive 2019 OCTM Bert Waits Friend of Mathematics Award
Summit ESC’S Steve Miller to Receive 2019 OCTM Bert Waits Friend of Mathematics Award
Summit ESC’S Steve Miller to Receive 2019 OCTM Bert Waits Friend of Mathematics Award...


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Summit ESC’s Katie Leigh Awarded Grant from Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
Summit ESC’s Katie Leigh Awarded Grant from Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
We are excited to announce that Katie Leigh, Student Services Supervisor, was recently awarded a Martha Holden Jennings Foundation grant for $11,449.
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Summit ESC Earns Top Workplace Honors for Second Straight Year
Summit ESC Earns Top Workplace Honors for Second Straight Year
The Plain Dealer Names Summit ESC a winner of the Cleveland Top Workplaces 2019 Award.....
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Upcoming Events
Apr
8
This session is CANCELLED OTES 2.0 Bridge 2 Day Training (4/8/2020 - 4/9/2020)
THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED
The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System 2.0 Bridge Training is required for existing OTES 1.0 credentialed evaluators to address shifts with OTES 2.0. Bridge Training is a pathway that leads to OTES 2.0 re-credentialing with the objectives of:

• Promoting an understanding of the procedures within OTES 2.0 and how they differ from OTES 1.0. 
• Promoting an understand and application of the OTES 2.0 teacher performance rubric 
   while learning  to collect evidence that demonstrates teacher performance. 
• Applying lessons learned and best practices from OTES 2.0 implementation to date.
• Learning about and identifying High Quality Student Data (HQSD). 

Upon completion of the OTES 2.0 Bridge Training evaluators (participants) may
re-credential through the new online credentialing system. The OTES 2.0 Bridge Training will provide a better understanding of the OTES 2.0 Framework and Model, allow practice of skills and allow for sharing of resources and best practices in educator evaluation. 

Please choose from ONE of the sessions listed below.                                       
 
Dates: 
• March 23 - 24
• April 8 - 9
• April 13 - 14
• May 12 - 13
 June 1 - 2
• June 22 - 23
• June 24 - 25
• July 13 - 14
• July 27 - 28
• July 29 - 30
• Other Dates TBD
Location: Summit Educational Service Center
 
Fee: 
  • No charge for affiliated districts except a materials charge that will be invoiced to the member district
  • $90 per person for non-affiliated district plus a materials charge that will be invoiced to the member district
Registration: Registration must be completed through the Ohio Department of Education’s registration system STARS
 
Apr
13
This session is CANCELLED OTES 2.0 Bridge 2 Day Training (4/13/2020 - 4/14/2020)
This session has been CANCELLED
The Ohio Teacher Evaluation System 2.0 Bridge Training is required for existing OTES 1.0 credentialed evaluators to address shifts with OTES 2.0. Bridge Training is a pathway that leads to OTES 2.0 re-credentialing with the objectives of:

• Promoting an understanding of the procedures within OTES 2.0 and how they differ from OTES 1.0. 
• Promoting an understand and application of the OTES 2.0 teacher performance rubric 
   while learning  to collect evidence that demonstrates teacher performance. 
• Applying lessons learned and best practices from OTES 2.0 implementation to date.
• Learning about and identifying High Quality Student Data (HQSD). 

Upon completion of the OTES 2.0 Bridge Training evaluators (participants) may
re-credential through the new online credentialing system. The OTES 2.0 Bridge Training will provide a better understanding of the OTES 2.0 Framework and Model, allow practice of skills and allow for sharing of resources and best practices in educator evaluation. 

Please choose from ONE of the sessions listed below.   
                                    
Dates: 
• March 23 - 24
• April 8 - 9
• April 13 - 14
• May 12 - 13
June 1 - 2
• June 22 - 23
• June 24 - 25
• July 13 - 14
• July 27 - 28
• July 29 - 30
• Other Dates TBD

Location: Summit Educational Service Center

Fee: 
  • No charge for affiliated districts except a materials charge that will be invoiced to the member district
  • $90 per person for non-affiliated districts plus a materials charge that will be invoiced to the member district

Registration: Registration must be completed through the Ohio Department of Education’s
registration system STARS
 
Apr
15
A Conversation About Vaping and the Tobacco 21 Program
Featured Speaker: Corry Kendrick,    Policy and Legislative Affairs Management Summit County Public Health

Join our featured speaker, lead an informative discussion on this controversial topic.

Come listen, learn and ask questions.


Apr
15
Treasurer's Office Support Staff Networking Group
These quarterly meetings are designed for Treasurer’s office support staff personnel. Join us in establishing a networking group that meets the diverse needs of its attendees and relevant professional development. Come with ideas and suggestions to share!  Facilitated by Deanna Levenger.

Apr
17
Community Preschool Forum
The Community Preschool Forum series is designed for preschool staff, including teachers, intervention specialists, paraprofessionals, and related service providers, that work in either a community preschool, public preschool, or private preschool setting.

Professional development topics will be targeted toward hot topics in early childhood education or topics of particular interest to the audience.

Opportunities for roundtable discussion and networking will be provided; PD hours will be Ohio-Approved (SUTQ hours).

We plan our programming based on your registration.  Therefore, we will not issue refunds if you do not attend. 

Cost: FREE

Credit Hours: 5 

Lunch is on your own


Apr
23
Parent Transition Academy- Guardianship and Healthcare Transitions
January 23- The Route to Self-Efficacy & Self-Advocacy: Self-Determination!
Presented by: Vonnie Michali & Kelly Weitzel– Kent State University
At the Summit ESC 420 Washington Ave. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
 
February 20-Navigating Transition: DD, OOD, and the IEP
Presented by: Jacquie Owens–Summit DD, Michele Shockey– OOD, Matt Marino– Summit ESC
At the Summit County Board of DD 89 E Howe Road Tallmadge, Ohio 
 
March 12- Financial Planning for Students with Disabilities
Presented BY: Brian Aikens– Aikens Financial Northwestern Mutual
At the Summit ESC 420 Washington Ave. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221 
 
April 23- Guardianship and Healthcare Transitions
Presented by: Magistrate Paula Hass– Summit County Probate Court, & Erica Krapf– Akron Children’s Hospital
At the Summit County Board of DD 89 E Howe Road Tallmadge, Ohio  

Apr
30
How to Grow a Child’s Brain for Listening, Talking, Reading, and Making Friends
For 100's of years, conversations about hearing loss have focused on the ear. Today, the conversation centers on the brain because we hear with the brain; the ear functions to channel sound to the brain. The purpose of this presentation is to provide information about the pivotal role of auditory brain development in the acquisition of spoken communication, reading, and academic skills in all children, and particularly those with any type and degree of hearing loss. The exciting news emphasized in this talk is that appropriate early and continuing auditory intervention that capitalizes on brain neuroplasticity and auditory technologies, allows for spoken language, literacy, and social outcomes never before imagined for today's infants and children with any type and degree of hearing loss.
 
About the presenter: Carol Flexer, PhD, CCC-A, LSLS Cert. AVT is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Audiology, The University of Akron. An international lecturer and consultant in pediatric and educational audiology and author of more than 155 publications including 17 books, Dr. Flexer is a past president of the Educational Audiology Association, the American Academy of Audiology, and the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language.
 

5:30 -6:00   Sign In and Meet and Greet

6:00- 6:10  Overview of Summit ESC programs for Students with Hearing Challenges and introduction of Carol Flexer, Ph.D.

6:10-7:30  Presentation by Dr. Carol Flexer:  How to Grow A Child’s Brain for Listening, Talking, Reading, and Making Friends

7:30-7:45   Q and A

7:45- 8:15  Mix and Mingle

Credit Hours: 
 2 Contact Hours

1.5 LSLS CEU Hours


May
7
Art Show and Book Fair
Summit Preschool Annual Art Show and Scolastic Book Fair
May
8
Art Show and Book Fair
Summit Preschool Annual Art Show and Scolastic Book Fair
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