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8w8 season 10 announcementAs you wind down the school year, are you feeling tired - or even, a bit uninspired? You don’t have to look any further than your colleagues across Region 8 to discover creative and innovative ways to tackle today’s challenges and opportunities in education! On this season of 8 with 8, we are bringing you another series of interviews - still talking to educators across the region, for the most part - but this time thinking about how we can shake things up to improve education in our community. Find the latest episodes of our podcast at the link below.Read More ▸
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SST8 compiles this comprehensive listing of summer camp and activity options with children and adolescents with disabilities in mind, knowing that many families can have difficulty finding summer programming that can accommodate their unique needs. Information about these programs is gathered and compiled by SST8. We reach out annually to these programs to request that they provide any new updates to their offerings, tuition, or website. If you have any questions or identify something that needs updating, please contact Chrissy Wooley at [email protected].Read More ▸
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Professional development in the science of reading is required for districts, administrators, and educators. Click the link below for more information.Read More ▸
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The Tri-County Transition Resource Council is a collaboration of various County agencies, County Transition Teams, Intervention Specialists, Transition Coordinators, JTCs, Directors, Parents, Community members and Higher Education who seek to improve post-school outcomes for youth with disabilities. Through speaker presentations, sharing information and ideas, concerns and collaboration, this group provides a platform for action steps and solutions. All are invited to attend.Read More ▸
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Did you know that you can bundle multiple professional learning events from Summit ESC and SST8 into Ashland University graduate credit?Read More ▸
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Spend the first 30 minutes with SST8 OIP consultants as they lead participants through ODE updates and other timely administrative topics. In the next 30 minutes, SST8 literacy consultants will lead you down the literacy pathway to help create successful, efficient language and literacy programs in your buildings. Each session will conclude with 30 minutes of networking with your colleagues in either elementary or secondary buildings, modeling evidence-based practices to be shared with your district literacy teams.Read More ▸
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Learn the fundamentals of PBIS through a series of short videos that show actual examples of PBIS implementation. These modules are designed for use by PBIS Leadership Teams to provide guidance, strengthen a focus area, and supplement learning for all school personnel, including classroom teachers, related arts teachers, classified staff, bus drivers, coaches, families and community members.Read More ▸
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Success in special education can feel like a moving target. Stay focused and get the information you need to support high-quality service with our bimonthly series for special education leaders. Hear the latest federal and state updates, learn effective practices for closing achievement gaps, hear talking points to help keep your building personnel sharp, and network with special education leaders from our three-county region.Read More ▸
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Have you checked out our Canvas courses and our Ohio Approved Early Childhood PD? Learn on your own time, in your own way, and get contact hours for your IPDP.Read More ▸
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Whether you are a partner in a new or established Co-Teaching Team, a district or building leader of a co-teaching initiative, or preparing to become a co-teacher, these short webinars will support your efforts! These webinars include tools to measure team functioning, skillsets, responsibilities, and goal-setting. Click the link below to access all co-teaching webinars.Read More ▸
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Give us 8 minutes – we’ll give you research-based, actionable information to improve teaching and learning TODAY. Have a bit more time? We’ll give you 8 powerful takeaways, or even an interview from some of our favorite speakers, writers, and thinkers in education. Learn more at More ▸
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