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Current Workshop Offerings

NOTE: Submitting a registration request does not guarantee you a seat in the Workshop, you will receive an official confirmation by e-mail.
Going Beyond "Click This" -- Teaching with Google Classroom
Instructor: Alice Keeler
Description:

Going Beyond "Click This" -- Teaching with Google Classroom with Alice Keeler, author of 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom and 50 More Things You Can Do With Google Classroom.  Alice's first workshop at WCESC was such a success we are bringing her back on Monday, February 6, 2017 to continue Google Classroom training.  Join Alice as she focuses on using Google Classroom as a teaching tool.

Cost:
$125/person without a book
$140/person with a book
If you wish to pay by PO please contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (FOR CREDIT CARD ONLY)

 Monday, 2/6/2017 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Understanding and Managing Trauma: A Basic Classroom Application
Instructor: Project AWARE
Description:

Trauma can affect many aspects of a child's life.  Oftentimes we fail to understand the effects of trauma, possibly not understanding a child's behavior as a result of the trauma.  It can be easy to see a child's behavior as defiant, or disruptive, when the behavior is really a result of the child's response to trauma.  This workshop, with curriculum from Akron's Children Hospital, can help educators, and others who deal with children, understand the impact trauma can have on a child's life.

  What you will learn:

  • The impact of trauma on a child's brain
  • How to manage trauma in the classroom
  • Strengthening resiliency through developmental assets
  • Recognizing & handling secondary traumatic stress

This is a Level 1 training for participants who have had little or no training on trauma.

If you are having trouble registering, please call Vycki Haught - 513.695.2900, or email at Vycki.Haught@warrencountyesc.com

COST: FREE, through Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)

Minimum participants: 15

 Monday, 3/6/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Navigating and Implementing Unique Learning System
Instructor: Margaret Kardos, Ph.D., OTR/L, ATP
Description:

Location:  Warren County ESC, 1879 Deerfield Rd. Lebanon, Ohio 45036

Date:  March 10th, 2017

Time:  8:00-3:00; Lunch on your own 11:00-12:00

Cost:  $100. 

*If you wish to pay by PO please contact Kim Cochran at kim.cochran@warrencountyesc.com

*If you wish to pay by credit card please click here

Instructor:  Margaret Kardos, Ph.D., OTR/L, ATP; Over the past 25 years Dr. Kardos has specialized in working with students with significant disabilities including those who require assistive technology to access learning.  Dr. Kardos has dedicated her career to enabling students with significant disabilities to participate meaningfully in education within a variety of settings.  She has conducted research in the field and has multiple publications on a variety of topics in special education.  Dr. Kardos is licensed as an occupational therapist in both Connecticut and Massachusetts and she holds a national certification as an assistive technology professional. 

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 Friday, 3/10/2017 - 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Instructor: Pat Clark/Frances Witt
Description:

Just as CPR helps even those without medical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Youth Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a young person experiencing a mental health crisis.  Youth Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offfering appropriate support. YMHFA training is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people ages 12-18; including teachers, parents, coaches, clergy, school bus drivers, paraprofessionals, juvenile and human services workers, etc.  Offered in 23 countries and all 50 states, as of 2016 more than 1 Million people have trained in Mental Health First Aid in the United States.

Participants receive a 200 page reference manual containing extensive information on various mental health disorders and lists of resources.

7.5 contact hours are granted.

If you have any questions, or are interested in arranging for a training for your staff, please contact Pat Clark, Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Coordinator, at 513.673.2410.

Minimum enrollment: 15   Maximum enrollment: 30

This is an excellent Tier 1 intervention for your school's  PBIS  (Positive Behavioral Intervention Support) plan.

COST:  FREE -- This workshop is brought to you through a grant from Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)

 Wednesday, 3/22/2017 - 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Ready Bodies, Learning Minds
Instructor: Athena Oden, PT
Description:

Ready Bodies, Learning Minds

Motor-Sensory Labs and Classrooms: Concepts,
Strategies and Applications for the School Environment

Location: Warren County ESC, 1879 Deerfield Rd., Lebanon, OH  45036
Date: April 20-21, 2017
Time: 8:00-4:00
Cost: $285.00 (PO or Check made out to WCESC)

Included in the cost is the book: Ready Bodies Learning Minds©

Course Content

This program was created to support the development, motor, sensory and academic growth of all students – special education, at-risk and regular education.  In a pro-active manner this research-based strategy is being used as a Response to Intervention resource and program.

Day One: The Ready Bodies, Learning Minds© program emphasizes the powerful and essential connection between motor and sensory development and the ability to perform the many tasks necessary for independence, behavioral control, and academic achievement.  Limited attention span, poor posture, restlessness, problems with spatial relationships, behavior issues and slow academic progress are common signs of an immature neurological system.   Simple diagram is used to explain the correlation of the different systems, including reflexes, to “Learning” and “Performance”. The results of a research study involving approximately 200 students and the Ready Bodies Motor Lab (completed during the ’02 - ‘03 school year) will also be discussed.  Videos of motor lab examples and classroom strategies will be reviewed.

Day Two: The ready Bodies Motor Labs are designed to be implemented as an individual intervention to be used by a therapist, as a classroom center or activity, or as a campus-wide curriculum.  The program is simple to administer, does not require specific referrals and can be used for all students.  The Day Two program includes further development of the theoretical framework along with multiple demonstrations of lab set-up and activities.

 Thursday, 4/20/2017 - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
 Friday, 4/21/2017 - 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)
Instructor: John Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP
Description:

Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP)
Presented by John Halloran, M.S., CCC-SLP
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 8:30 - 3:30 (registration begins at 8:00 with lunch on your own)
Cost: $85.00 (FREE to WCESC Employees; SLP's from Kings and Carlisle)
Location: Warren County ESC, 1879 Deerfield Rd., Lebanon, OH  45036
Registration Deadline: Friday, April 21, 2017

Contact Information: Alisha L. Dean, 513-695-2900 ext. 2922
alisha.dean@warrencountyesc.com

Language Acquisition Through Motor Planning (LAMP) is an augmentative alternative communication (AAC) approach designed to give individuals who are non-verbal or have limited verbal abilities a method of independently and spontaneously expressing themselves through the use of a voice output communication device.was initially developed to give non-verbal individuals with autism a means of communication but can be adapted to benefit individuals with a variety of disabilities. Components of LAMP address the features and vocabulary available on the device as well as the method of teaching communication while taking into account the individual’s sensory needs.
 

Learning Objectives

After attending this 1-day event, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the 5 components of LAMP: readiness to learn, joint engagement, and pairing and a unique and consistent motor plan with auditory output and a natural response.
  2. Explain the role of motor learning in language development and AAC fluency.
  3. Identify Device features that support implementation
  4. Choose and teach vocabulary
 Friday, 4/28/2017 - 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Instructor: Pat Clark/Frances Witt
Description:

Just as CPR helps even those without medical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Youth Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a young person experiencing a mental health crisis.  Youth Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offfering appropriate support. YMHFA training is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people ages 12-18; including teachers, parents, coaches, clergy, school bus drivers, paraprofessionals, juvenile and human services workers, etc.  Offered in 23 countries and all 50 states, as of 2016 more than 1 Million people have trained in Mental Health First Aid in the United States.

Participants receive a 200 page reference manual containing extensive information on various mental health disorders and lists of resources.

7.5 contact hours are granted.

If you have any questions, or are interested in arranging for a training for your staff, please contact Pat Clark, Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Coordinator, at 513.673.2410.

Minimum enrollment: 15   Maximum enrollment: 30

This is an excellent Tier 1 intervention for your school's  PBIS  (Positive Behavioral Intervention Support) plan.

COST:  FREE -- This workshop is brought to you through a grant from Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)

 Wednesday, 5/10/2017 - 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Teach Like A Pirate
Instructor: Dave Burgess
Description:

DAVE BURGESS
ONLY APPEARANCE IN OHIO THIS SUMMER

Dave BurgessWarren County Educational Service Center has partnered with Lebanon City Schools to present New York Times Best-Selling Author Dave Burgess for a high-energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transfer the way you look at your role as an educator.  Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life-changing experience for your students.

Using a unique combination of magic and humor, Dave will reignite your passion for the education profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in.

Teach like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms.  This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation.

COST:
EARLY BIRD PRICE - Before Wednesday, March 15, 2017Teach Like A Pirate Book
$100/person without a book
$116/person with a book

After Wednesday, March 15, 2017
$140/person without a book
$156/person with a book

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
If you wish to pay with a PO contact Amy Kistler at amy.kistler@warrencountyesc.com

 Friday, 5/26/2017 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
2-Day Youth Mental Health First Aid Training
Instructor: Pat Clark/Frances Witt
Description:

Just as CPR helps even those without medical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Youth Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a young person experiencing a mental health crisis.  Youth Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offfering appropriate support. YMHFA training is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people ages 12-18; including teachers, parents, coaches, clergy, school bus drivers, paraprofessionals, juvenile and human services workers, etc.  Offered in 23 countries and all 50 states, as of 2016 more than 1 Million people have trained in Mental Health First Aid in the United States.

Participants receive a 200 page reference manual containing extensive information on various mental health disorders and lists of resources.

7.5 contact hours are granted.

If you have any questions, or are interested in arranging for a training for your staff, please contact Pat Clark, Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Coordinator, at 513.673.2410.

Minimum enrollment: 15   Maximum enrollment: 30

This is an excellent Tier 1 intervention for your school's  PBIS  (Positive Behavioral Intervention Support) plan.

COST:  FREE -- This workshop is brought to you through a grant from Project AWARE (Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education)

 Wednesday, 6/7/2017 - 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
 Thursday, 6/8/2017 - 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM