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

SST 9 consultants are currently developing and identifying professional development opportunities for our regional partners interested in "Summer PD", and will update our professional development calendar throughout the summer months.  These opportunities will be provided remotely.  Coming soon: several book study opportunities. 

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One of a Kind Literacy Event

Hosted by Walsh University


On July 15, the Walsh University Literacy Initiative is hosting its inaugural READ-A-PALOOZA.  The event is open to anyone interested in the Science of Reading:  faculty, undergrads, graduate students, parents and advocates.  The invitation is for any and all.

This link will provide more information and a link to the registration:

School Re-Entry Plans for Medically Fragile and High Needs Students: Things to Think About

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

Please register at

This webinar offers one Ohio district’s approach to planning for the re-entry to school for medically fragile and high needs students. Topics include: physical changes to facilities, creating tribes within your school, limiting cross contamination, contact tracing, delivery of FAPE and related services, what to do when someone is sick, and when to close. Time will be provided for discussion, questions and resource sharing.

A certificate of attendance for 1 hour will be provided upon completion of an evaluation following the session.

Presenter: Aaron Bernstein, Director of Educational Services, Wayne County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Facilitator: Terryl Swejk, Consultant for State Support Team
Region 9

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.

Please continue to check this calendar for remote professional development and network meeting opportunities.

Early Childhood Education

On Demand Professional Development Opportunities for
Early Learning Educators - facilitated by SST9 Consultants
(available from June 7 through September 1)

Summer 2020 Professional Development
Opportunities facilitated by State Support Team 9

On Demand and Live Professional Development Opportunities
facilitated by SST9 Consultants
(available from June 30th through August 14th)

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.
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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.