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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
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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Summit Educational Service Center Welcomes New Board of Governors Member
Summit Educational Service Center Welcomes New Board of Governors Member
Introducing Sean Fremon, Summit ESC's new Governing Board Member
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Summit ESC Fall 2019 Professional Development Booklet - Now Available
Summit ESC Fall 2019 Professional Development Booklet - Now Available
Our Summit ESC Professional Development Booklet details the latest trainings and events scheduled here for Spring 2019 for both the Summit  ESC and SST8.
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Upcoming Events
Nov
13
Transportation Leader's Network
Join us for, "Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Special Education and Student Disabilities, but Were Reluctant to Ask!" Our featured presenter is Kristin Fazio, Director of Student Services, Summit Educational Service Center.
Nov
14
4th Gr. Social Studies Revised Model Curriculum- Support Future Assessments

Agenda: 

  • What do I know? What do I need to know? Modified Crosswalk,Vocabulary and Content
  • Analyze sample patterns and concepts
  • Introduction to DOK – Depth of Knowledge used by ODE to write assessments, determine sample DOK question levels and rewrite questions with increased DOK rigor
  • Receive a color-coded revised 2019 Model Curriculum and more.

Cost: $35.00 + $10 material fee 
Contact Hours: 5.5
We plan our programming based on your registration.  Therefore, we will not issue refunds if you do not attend.


Nov
15
CPI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training) Full
The cornerstone of CPI since 1980, this program is considered the global standard for crisis prevention and intervention training. With a core philosophy of providing for the Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM of everyone involved in a crisis situation, the program's proven strategies give human service providers and educators the skills to safely respond to various levels of risk behavior while balancing the responsibilities of care.
Cost $35 and lunch is on your own  
Credit Hours: 6
We plan our programming based on your registration.  Therefore, we will not issue refunds if you do not attend.  

Payment can made by PO, check, money order or cash only to the Summit ESC 420 Washington Ave. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221 Attn: Brenda Palinkas


Nov
19
Effective Mathematics Teacher Practices- I Think I can.I Think I can, Solve that Problem! Day 1 of 2
Learning Objective:
Effective mathematics instruction provides opportunities for students to develop perseverance and persistence in approaching problems in which they are not familiar. We want our students to have ideas on how to move forward in solving problems even if at times they might get stuck. Strategies will be shared that encourage students to explain and reflect on their thinking which will foster ideas of an "I can do it" mindset. These strategies can be adopted into all content areas.
This is a 2 day Series: 
Session 1 is Nov. 19, 2019 
Session 2 is Feb. 11, 2020
 
Contact Hours Total for 2 days: 11
Cost:  $70.00 for both days
 
We plan our programming based on your registration.  Therefore, we will not issue refunds if you do not attend. 

Nov
19
Mental Health & Trauma Series- Managing Maladaptive Behaviors – De-escalating Kids
This series is intended for any educational staff who interact with students on a daily basis. The focus will be on signs/symptoms of underlying mental health concerns with an emphasis on ways to help students overcome these barriers and achieve success.

October 1 Addressing Anxiety/Depression and Suicide Prevention-presented by Jennifer Knotts 

November 19 Managing Maladaptive Behaviors – De-escalating Kids presented by Sue Tucker

January 15- Supports for the Transgender Population- with presented by Ben Wenger, Bellefaire

    February 18- Dealing with Childhood Trauma and the Juvenile Justice System- presented by Nicole O. Bachman  

Must register for each session separately

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

Cost: $25 per session

Credit Hours: 2.5

Payment can made by PO, check, money order or cash only to the Summit ESC 420 Washington Ave. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221 Attn: Brenda Palinkas


Nov
19
Strategies for Teaching Gifted in the Regular Classroom (Competencies a, c,)
Topics include:
Participants sharing with others a prepared lesson/unit used with gifted students 
“Critical friend analysis” of differentiation strategies in action
Instructional strategies to enhance differentiation practices in the classroom
Hands-on time for planning differentiated lessons and activities with school colleagues
 
Cost:  $50 includes Lunch
Contact Hours: 6
 
We plan our programming based on your registration.  Therefore, we will not issue refunds if you do not attend.

Nov
20
Women's Leadership Network
This network is designed to encourage women to pursue leadership positions by building professional and personal relationships, developing skills and capacity to lead, and creating and contributing to a scaffold of resources for current and future use. Women who are in positions of leadership or aspire to such are encouraged to join the network.
November topic: Building Leadership in Each Other 

Nov
21
Aspiring Treasurer's Cohort
The Aspiring Treasurers Cohort is a series of meetings for individuals who work in Treasurer’s offices or Auditor’s offices or who work in other fields and wish to explore the job of school district Treasurer. 

Nov
21
Second Grade Science and Social Studies 2019 Curriculum Updates and Cross-Curricular Strategies

 Agenda:

  • Examine the Science and Social Studies 2019 Model Curriculum revisions (i.e., half day with each content area)
  • Review a Curriculum Mapping Template that may be later modified in district
  • Experience cross-curricular strategies for addressing content and processes (e.g., comprehension of informational text, data analysis, inquiry, etc.)

Cost: $35.00 + $45 material fee 

Contact Hours: 5.5

Presented By: Pat Clayton & Missi Zender-Sakach

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


Nov
21
The Process of Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism: Language Difference or Language Disorde
The Process of Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism:

Language Difference or Language Disorder?

In this session, participants will be able to identify the stages of second-language acquisition processes and will gain knowledge on how to discriminate between a language difference versus the possibility of a language disorder or disability. Educators and administrators will gain knowledge and insight on the elements necessary to produce a referral to the intervention assistance teams or to the special education planning team.

Who: Administrators, general education teachers, intervention specialist, SLP’s, School Psychologist, counselors, ESL tutors

When: November 21, 2019

Time: 8:30-11:30

Where: Summit ESC

Cost: Consortium Members: FREE                             Non- Consortium: $25

Payment can made by PO, check, money order or cash only to the Summit ESC 420 Washington Ave. Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221 Attn: Brenda Palinkas 
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