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

Summer 2020 Virtual Professional Development Opportunities

Organizations outside of State Support Team 9.

These trainings are not sponsored by State Support Team Region 9, but are provided for your information .

FREE professional development opportunity being offered by Ohio Department of Education.

Teaching in Uncertain Times The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies is hosting a three-day professional learning series, titled Teaching in Uncertain Times, on Aug. 11-13, 2020. Sessions will focus on the Community of Inquiry framework and its three Social, Cognitive and Teaching Presences (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2000).  

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Culturally Responsive Practice

Register for the program via OLAC or the LMS tile in your OH/ID account.

Culturally Responsive Practice is an approach that encompasses and recognizes both students’ and educators’ unique cultures. There are four courses in the Culturally Responsive Practices Program. The four courses are: Program Introduction (.5 hours), Cultural Responsiveness (2.5 hours), Socio-Political Awareness (2 hours), and Academic Achievement (4.5 hours).

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This summer, join professionals across Ohio to learn about career advising, business advisory councils, student success and graduation plans, and career pathways during the SuccessBound Summer Learning Series. This training is free and open to all education, career and workforce readiness leaders!  SuccessBound is an educational approach and communication strategy that brings together Ohio’s strong business and education partners to engage and inspire Ohioans about career opportunities beginning as early as kindergarten.

Every event in this series will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams. More information, including how to tune in will be posted here when it is available. Following the events, presentations will be recorded and posted here.

Learning session topics and dates include:

July 6, 2020 at 1:00 pm: Planning for Remote Career Advising in Resetting and Restarting School 

July 13, 2020 at 1:00 pm: Implementing Meaningful Graduation and Student Success Planning

July 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm: Connecting Business and Education Leaders through Business Advisory Councils

The series will conclude with the 2020 Career Connections Conference on July 27 from 9 am – 1 pm. This virtual, half-day event will include breakout sessions, energizing keynote speakers and panel discussions. Career Connections offer practical ways for educators, school counselors and caregivers to show students the types of careers possible for students through intentional career advising practices. Attendees will leave with innovative ideas and resources for kicking off the school year! Breakout sessions planned for the conference include: 

  • Career and College Readiness through Pathways
  • Illuminating Engineering with Project-Based Learning
  • Utilizing Social Emotional Competencies to Equip Students for the Workforce
  • Making the Most of Graduation and Student Success Plans
  • Developing Quality Mentorships in a Remote Environment
  • OhioMeansJobs K-12 - Reporting Tools: Navigating New Features

Register today for the conference and find a tentative schedule here.

More information on the SuccessBound Summer Learning Series will be available here. You also can contact

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Click HERE to find Research for Better Teaching Webinars and Resoure Information

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Free, Live 30-Minute Webinars
Offered by OCALI, in Partnership with Ohio’s State Support

UDL: Designing for the Least Restrictive Environment in General Education

Description: Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is a critical principle of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). School districts and families often struggle with WHERE and HOW to ensure LRE. What does the law really say? How can we use the UDL framework to reduce barriers and ensure that the general education classroom is the least restrictive environment? Join us for an engaging discussion that will stretch our thinking, allow for collaboration and improve outcomes for each and every

Date: September 15, 2020
Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM EST

Presenters: Barb Gentille Green - Centerburg Local School District, Robin L. Cunconan-Lahr - Innovating for Justice and Ron Rogers - OCALI
Hosted by: OCALI in Partnership with Centerburg Local School District and Innovating for Justice

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Inclusive Practices That Support Learners With Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Description: This webinar will address specific strategies for supporting students with significant cognitive disabilities within inclusive educational settings.

Date: December 08, 2020
3:30PM - 4:00PM EST

Presenters: Lisa Arthur - State Support Team Region 16 & Ron Rogers - OCALI
Hosted by: OCALI in Partnership with State Support Team Region 16

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The Administrator’s Crucial Role in UDL Implementation

Description: Administrators at the district and building level can help build and sustain a sense of a learning
community where teachers and students feel safe to take risks with their teaching and learning. In this webinar, we will explore the following ways administrators can support UDL

  • Create a safe and supportive environment for their educators to take risks and extend their
    teaching practice
  • Encourage and facilitate team collaboration
  • Share information about UDL with all stakeholders
  • Support the purchase of flexible instructional materials
  • Work with district support staff to ensure all teachers and students receive the services needed in the classroom.

Date: February 3, 2021
Time: 3:30PM - 4:00PM

Presenters: Sue Seelig - State Support Team Region 10 & Ron Rogers - OCALI
Hosted by: OCALI in Partnership with State Support Team Region 10

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Developing Co-Planning Superpowers Using UDL

Description: Take your co-planning to the next level using Universal Design for Learning.The UDL Framework can and will give you superpowers that you never knew existed. If you have ever been part of a
co-planning team, are currently on a co-planning team, or are thinking about joining or creating a co-planning team, this webinar is for you! Bring your best ideas as we discuss how to make
co-planning work for the benefit of all students!

Date: April 6, 2021
Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm EST

Presenters: Lindsay Slater - State Support Team Region 3 & Ron Rogers - OCALI
Hosted by: OCALI in Partnership with State Support Team Region 3

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For more information on Universal Design for Learning visit

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