State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties

Stark State Advanced Technology Center ~ 6057 Strip Ave. N.W., North Canton, OH 44720  
Telephone: 330-492-8136  ~  Toll Free: 1-800-733-7732

Reset and Restart - COVID-19 Resources

Differentiating Language Acquisition from Disability

Virtual Book Studies  - Second Semester 
Offered February 11, 2021 - May 31, 2021

We are pleased to be offering several book studies for our partners in Region 9. 

These offerings are facilitated by the consultants at SST9.
Please see the titles and descriptions HERE.

Virtual Book Study Requirements:
Read the text and attend the live virtual discussion sessions.
You must attend the live virtual discussions to receive your hours. No partial credit will be given.

Registration Link 

Click on the link above to register for any of the book studies. 


After you register, you will receive your email confirmation within 5 business days with the book study guide and the links for the live discussion sessions.  Also, your book(s) will arrive via courier to your school building that you indicated on your registration. 

Early Childhood Education

Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) Training  This year the Ohio Department of Education is offering the KRA-R teacher training 100% online. Registration is available in STARS*. Trainings are available now and will continue through September and October, if needed. This training is required for teachers who will be administering the KRA-R during the 2020-2021 school year who have not previously completed a KRA training. 

*Detailed PDF on how to find training search in STARS click HERE

Early Learning Assessment (ELA) Training This year the Ohio Department of Education is offering the ELA teacher training 100% online.  Registration is available in the Ohio Professional Registry (OPR) at www.registry.occrra.orgThis training is required for new users of the Early Learning Assessment who have not previously completed an ELA training.

New!  Select INFOhio classes are now Ohio Approved for Step Up To Quality. 
Please see the link for details.

Early Childhood Education Opportunities
Provided by State Support Team Region 9

Professional development opportunities for Ohio Department of Education early learning
professionals are offered in the areas of Developmentally Appropriate Practices, 
Literacy, Math, Special Education, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) -
Family Engagement, Social-Emotional Learning and Trauma.  

Early Childhood Director and Itinerant Teacher Networks are also offered.  

Please contact for additional details. 

On Demand Professional Development Opportunities
First Semester 2020-2021
facilitated by State Support Team 9

First Semester Information PDF

Registration Link - REGISTRATION CLOSING JANUARY 22, 2021

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Professional Development Webinars from
Organizations Outside of State Support Team 9

Professional Development Opportunities Offered by Outside Organizations
Sessions include a variety of current topics of interest for all educators.
Registration is required for these sessions.

These sessions are not sponsored/hosted by State Support Team 9, but are provided for your information.

Calendar of Professional Development,
Network Meetings and Events

Calendar best viewed using Google Chrome.
If calendar does not appear, refresh your browser.

For Trainings that require REGISTRATION through STARS: Detailed PDF on how to find STARS click HERE

Attention: As of May 13, 2019, the Ohio Department of Education has been integrated with OH|ID. Please create an OH|ID account to access applications formerly accessed through the SAFE portal. NOTE: Follow each prompt until you have verified your login information.

Attention: As of July 26, 2020, the Ohio Department of Education has changed the OH|ID site. Detailed information on how to find the STARS registration page can be downloaded HERE.

  • Remember to search by the training date only (ie. 08/16/2019 to 08/16/2019)
  • Click on the down arrow in the Event Owner/Sponsor Box and search for Region 9 State Support Team. DO NOT PUT ANYTHING IN ANY OTHER SEARCH BOXES
  • Click on "Search"
  • Click on the line of the workshop listing, then click on button "Register to Attend"
  • Follow the remaining prompts and you will receive an email confirmation to the email address listed in your SAFE Account Profile stating you are registered.

As a part of the Statewide System of Support, the State Support Team collaborates with schools, families and regional partners through a continuous improvement process to ensure each child in Ohio has access to a high-quality education. We focus on leadership and team development, and inclusive instruction practices to assist districts and schools in improving outcomes for each child.