Common Formative Assessment 2.0
The ten step CFA 2.0 process (Ainsworth, 2015) takes educators through considerations that are the foundation of effective data-based decisions. The process presents an essential for effective professional collaboration around student needs and progress, as represented in the Ohio Improvement Process’s 5 Step Process. For more information about CFA 2.0, please contact SST8 Early Learning Coordinator Dr. Sarah Jackson
Mental Health and Trauma series
This series, led by Summit ESC and co-facilitated by SST-8, brings together Summit Co. agencies and service providers to cover key topics related to the mental health needs of students who have experienced trauma, including depression/anxiety and suicide prevention, juvenile justice, child abuse/neglect, truancy, bullying and resiliency, and drug addiction. Participation in all 5 sessions of the series is preferred, but not required.
Trauma-Informed Care: Train-the-District Trainer
This session is currently closed. Check back for additional opportunities for professional learning on this topic. To learn more about how trauma-informed care connects to and enhances schoolwide PBIS work, contact SST-8 Consultant Heidi Kerchenski
Internal Monitoring for IDEA Compliance
Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) now expects each district or community school to have a process for ensuring that special education documents meet state and federal requirements. Any corrective action plans for special education services must be able to identify a mechanism for internal compliance monitoring. SST-8 is pleased to offer a multi-day series designed to help teams of district and building special education leaders develop a feasible and sustainable plan for ETR and IEP record monitoring across their system.
Leading Reform in Least Restrictive Environment
With the current focus on standards and accountability, a “key aspect in thinking about achievement of students with disabilities is access – access to general education curriculum, access to high quality instruction, and access to peers” (Theoharis and Causton, 2014). This impactful 4-day session empowers district teams to analyze data on their current service-delivery model, examine the latest research on integrated instructional approaches, and redesign special education service delivery to increase access, equity, and success for all students. The 2017-2018 session is now underway and registration is closed. For more information about future LRE cohort series offerings, or to learn how your can begin examining your district's service delivery now, please contact SST8 consultant Stephanie Denham