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PD Palooza: Welcome Back!

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
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

Available Afternoon Breakout Sessions: See below for descriptions.

Audience: Northwest Ohio educators; Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, Counselors, Intervention Specialists, any additional interested support staff

How to register: Select the yellow "Register Now" button. Sign-in with your Local Level Events account or register with Guest Checkout.  Registering as a group? District representatives wishing to register on behalf of their staff should submit one registration "ticket" per staff person.

: FREE to school staff within NwOESC member districts of Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties! Non-Member Districts: $200 per person. Non-member districts should (1) email purchase order to with name of registrant(s) on PO, then (2) complete registration through this webpage. 

Additional Information: This event will be held on-site at the Northwest Ohio ESC. Information regarding parking, check-in and other details will be shared via email with registrants as the event date nears. Be sure to add this event to your calendar!

Available Afternoon Breakout Sessions
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.


Contact Hours available per session.

Earn College Credit for your professional development through Ashland University. Visit our website for details.


  • Registration is required to receive a Certificate of Attendance for CEUs.
  • The event will begin promptly. Arrive early to get settled and check-in.
  • Food truck(s) will be available on-site. Light snacks and beverages are also available for purchase on-site in the café (debit/credit only).
  • Please take care when entering your email address and other details. NwOESC is not responsible for misentered information. 
  • Cancellation/refund requests by non-member districts should be requested via email by the listed registration deadline. Refunds cannot be granted for no-shows. Non-member attendees who do not supply a PO will be invoiced following the event.
  • By registering for any NwOESC virtual or in-person event, you will be automatically subscribed to receive professional development announcements and reminders to your email inbox. You may unsubscribed at any time.
  • For questions or cancellations, email
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Archbold,OH 43502
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Aug 10