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

While the office is closed, SST 9 consultants are working from home.   The team is currently planning professional development  for our regional partners, and will continue to conduct network meetings.  These opportunities will be provided remotely and announced in advance.   Each consultant is available to consult, coach and problem solve. Staff Directory We wish you good health and peace of mind.

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Cancellations will be posted on the Google PD Calendar below. Look on the date of the event. If the event is not a professional development or not something that would normally be posted on the calendar, it will only show if the event is canceled.

Calendar of Professional Development & Support Trainings

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

PLEASE NOTE:  Stark County ESC has a NEW security system check-in for ALL guests, which requires your Ohio Driver's License.  Please enter at the Main Entrance (Door T1) on Strip Ave NW and check in at the receptionist desk upon entering the building.  Please allow extra time before your training to check in. Thank you for your cooperation.

2019-2020 Color Coded Professional Development PDF

Click on the image above to download our color-coded Professional Development Brochure.

For Trainings that require REGISTRATION through STARS:

Attention: As of May 13, 2019, the 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. You will be directed to a page with a link to Trainings and Registrations. Clicking on the icon will take you to the STARS registration to search for a training.

  • 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.