Hosted by the Northwest Ohio ESC, PD Palooza is our first annual kick-off to the new school-year. Please join us!
Registration closes Friday, August 6, 2021 at midnight.
Main Speaker: WESTON KIESCHNICK (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)
Wes is an award-winning educator, best-selling author, TEDx speaker, coach, husband, and father. He is the author of, Bold School, Breaking Bold, co-author of The Learning Transformation: A Guide to Blended Learning for Administrators and the creator and host of Teaching Keating; one of the most downloaded podcasts for educators and parents on iTunes. Weston has worked in collaboration with innovative tech and publishing companies (Google, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apple) to redefine teaching and learning in the digital age. As such, he’s advised educators from every state in the US and more than 30 countries around the world. Districts where Mr. Kieschnick has designed content, implemented initiatives, and trained educational leaders have been recognized by the Learning Counsel as being among the top ten in the nation for their work in blended learning. You can find Weston’s work published in EdWeek, EdTech Magazine, The Spark, and featured on TED, the 10-Minute Teacher, Teaching Tales, Kids Deserve It, and LeadUp Teach. Learn more at https://westonkieschnick.com.
Available Afternoon Breakout Sessions: See below for descriptions.
Available Afternoon Breakout Sessions
(Choose two sessions; 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM):
OTES 2.0 Skilled vs. Accomplished
The OTES 2.0 model brings some changes to the skilled and accomplished side of the rubric. It is important for teachers and administrators alike to understand the differences this model brings and the associated outcomes of each. Join us for a breakdown of the rubric as we identify the key differences between sections.
OTES 2.0 High Quality Student Data
High Quality Student Data (HQSD) is a key component in the OTES 2.0 model. Embedded in the rubric, HQSD will drive student and professional growth. Understanding the criterion for HQSD and the application of the data is critical for teachers and administrators alike. This session will hit the nuts and bolts of what HQSD is and what it might look like in your district.
OTES 2.0 Professional Growth Plans and Goal Setting
The Professional Growth Plan is arguably the bedrock of the OTES 2.0 model. Understanding how to develop, apply, and have two-way conversations about the professional growth plan is imperative. This session will delve into goal setting and take an aerial view of the progression of the professional growth plan from inception to the full evaluation cycle.
Administrative PBIS Training
PBIS constantly involves school administrators. It should be the one process that brings social, emotional, behavioral, and mental health and satisfaction to all of your staff and students. However, it is also one of the most misunderstood school mandates. This session will clarify exactly what the Ohio PBIS requirements are, what is expected of school districts, and specifically what is expected of administrators, including superintendents. We will cover the process required to set up your building and district PBIS frameworks, the training required for every PreK-12 staff member, including bus drivers and superintendents, and the positive outcomes that ongoing PBIS assessment and implementation will bring for years to come.
Resident Educator Orientation
(Alternate registration link for RESA: Year 1; Year 3)
Participants will receive information regarding all requirements for Years 1 & 3 of the Resident Educator Program. As applicable, participants will also receive information on the Resident Educator Summative Assessment and strategies for classroom management, and be given time to discuss requirements and strategies with mentors.
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