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Upcoming Professional Development

The Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West offers a schedule of ever-changing professional learning opportunities open to all educators. Please check back often as new topics and session are added often. Click on each image below to find out about our current sessions. If you would prefer to view a calendar of our upcoming PD sessions, please click here: Professional Development Calendar

If you're interested in a topic that isn't listed below, you can always request a professional development session for your building or district by clicking on and filling out this form: District or Building PD Request Form. As a reminder, these customized services are free for our PD member districts (Maumee, Perrysburg, Rossford, Springfield, Sylvania, and Washington Local) and may be purchased by another district for a fee, viewable here on our Non-Consulting Services Aligned Districts Fee Schedule. 

Sign-up to receive regular flyers about upcoming learning opportunities by filling out this form and checking the box for 'Professional Development': Sign-Up to Receive Updates
You can also check out professional learning sessions from around the state using the Ohio Professional Learning Directory. This is a curated catalog of professional learning resources providing educators with more choice and content providers with better access to those seeking professional learning across the state of Ohio. If you see a session there that ESCLEW isn't offering, please reach out to us to discuss offering a similar session. To visit the OPLD website, click the graphic to the right.

February Professional Learning Opportunities

Using LEGOs to Integrate STEM Learning into the Classroom
Grades K - 4

Join this workshop to explore how classic LEGO blocks can be used to integrate STEM-thinking, engineering design challenges, and unplugged coding into the K-4 classroom.

Date: February 27, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Shuer Center
Cost: Free for educators from Consulting Services Aligned Districts and ESCLEW Sponsored Community Schools. $75 for educators from all other districts.
PBIS Tier 1 Review:
Staff Training & Support

Participants in this series will have the opportunity to take part in virtual sessions designed specifically around PBIS Tier 1 & PBIS Tier 2 topics and interventions. Attend one or attend them all!

Date: February 27, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Cost: Free for educators from Consulting Services Aligned Districts and ESCLEW Sponsored Community Schools. $25 for educators from all other districts.
Get Cozy with AI:
Magic School

During this weekly, half-hour series, we will look at a variety of generative AI platforms and how they can be integrated into the classroom to extend student understanding. This session will focus on Magic School AI.

Date: February 27, 2024
Time: 3:45 - 4:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
 
Math Language Routines Virtual Workshop Series
Session 1

Your students are doing math, but are they talking about it? Join the Math Language Routines Workshop Series to increase math discourse in your classroom and shift toward a more student-centered learning environment. Each session stands alone; attend one or attend them all!

Date: February 28, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free

Supporting Emotional Regulation & Management in the Classroom

Participants will learn what emotional regulation is, what it looks like in our students and most importantly, how to teach it in order to best support student behaviors.

Date: February 28, 2024
Time: 3:45 - 5:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free for Educators from ESCLEW Consulting Services Aligned Districts and ESCLEW-sponsored Community Schools and $25 for Educators from all other districts and schools
PBIS Tier 2 Review:
Check In/Check Out

Participants in this series will have the opportunity to take part in virtual sessions designed specifically around PBIS Tier 1 & PBIS Tier 2 topics and interventions. Attend one or attend them all!

Date: February 29, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Cost: Free for educators from Consulting Services Aligned Districts and ESCLEW Sponsored Community Schools. $25 for educators from all other districts.

March Professional Learning Opportunities

Math Language Routines Virtual Workshop Series
Session 2


Your students are doing math, but are they talking about it? Join the Math Language Routines Workshop Series to increase math discourse in your classroom and shift toward a more student-centered learning environment. Each session stands alone; attend one or attend them all!

Date: March 4, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
Get Cozy with AI:
VEED

During this weekly, half-hour series, we will look at a variety of generative AI platforms and how they can be integrated into the classroom to extend student understanding. This session will focus on VEED.

Date: March 4, 2024
Time: 3:45 - 4:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
LCEE Teacher Resource Fair

The Teacher Resource Fair will include an opportunity for participants to visit tables from multiple local organizations, as well as to hear from four agencies highlighting special opportunities.

Date: March 5, 2024
Time: 3:45 - 5:00 pm
Location: Lucas SWCD Offices at 3350 Hill Avenue, Suite K, Toledo, Ohio 43607
Cost: Free
 
PBIS Tier 1 Review:
Classroom Procedures

Participants in this series will have the opportunity to take part in virtual sessions designed specifically around PBIS Tier 1 & PBIS Tier 2 topics and interventions. Attend one or attend them all!

Date: March 5, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Cost: Free for educators from Consulting Services Aligned Districts and ESCLEW Sponsored Community Schools. $25 for educators from all other districts.

Gifted Book Study
GRIT

With a mix of masterful storytelling and the latest science, she shows that perseverance and passion matter at least as much as talent and intelligence. And far from simply urging us to work harder for the sake of working harder, Grit offers a truly sane perspective: that true success comes when we devote ourselves to endeavors that give us joy and purpose.

Date: Begins March 6, 2024 (attendance required)
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm (additional asynchronous work required)
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free for consulting department-aligned districts and ESCLEW-sponsored community schools. $100 for educators from all other schools and districts.
STEM Monthly Info Series

This series will occur monthly throughout the 2023-24 school year. This month, our topic is: Coding without the device - incorporating unplugged coding into the classroom..

Date: March 6, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
 
Positively Supporting Classroom Behavior
Within the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Model

Learn research based strategies and interventions to support the behaviors of ALL students, from a Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 behavior approach.

Date: March 6, 2024
Time: 3:45 - 5:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free for Educators from ESCLEW Consulting Services Aligned Districts and ESCLEW-sponsored community schools. $25 for Educators from districts not currently aligned with ESCLEW Consulting Services.

PBIS Tier 2 Review:
Self-monitoring

Participants in this series will have the opportunity to take part in virtual sessions designed specifically around PBIS Tier 1 & PBIS Tier 2 topics and interventions. Attend one or attend them all!

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Cost: Free for educators from Consulting Services Aligned Districts and ESCLEW Sponsored Community Schools. $25 for educators from all other districts.
Get Cozy with AI:
Participants' Choice

During this weekly, half-hour series, we will look at a variety of generative AI platforms and how they can be integrated into the classroom to extend student understanding. This session will be focused on an AI of participants' choosing.

Date: March 11, 2024
Time: 3:45 - 4:15 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
 
PBIS Tier 1 Review:
Feedback & Acknowledgement

Participants in this series will have the opportunity to take part in virtual sessions designed specifically around PBIS Tier 1 & PBIS Tier 2 topics and interventions. Attend one or attend them all!

Date: March 12, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Cost: Free for educators from Consulting Services Aligned Districts and ESCLEW Sponsored Community Schools. $25 for educators from all other districts.
Math Language Routines Virtual Workshop Series
Session 3


Your students are doing math, but are they talking about it? Join the Math Language Routines Workshop Series to increase math discourse in your classroom and shift toward a more student-centered learning environment. Each session stands alone; attend one or attend them all!

Date: March 13, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
ADOLESCENT LITERACY NETWORK

The purpose of this collaborative will be to discuss, coordinate. and personalize, research and supports throughout ODE's guidance documents: Implementing Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement 6-12, and, Shifting to The Science of Reading, and A Discussion Guide for School and District Teams.

Date: March 14, 2024
Time: 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Location: ESCLEW
Cost: Free
 
ESL Network
Grades K - 12


Collaborate with district instructors and leaders to share classroom experiences and exchange ideas related to curriculum, benchmarking, and instructional pedagogy related to English as a Second Language.

Dates: March 14, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
PBIS Tier 2 Review:
Social Skill Intervention Groups

Participants in this series will have the opportunity to take part in virtual sessions designed specifically around PBIS Tier 1 & PBIS Tier 2 topics and interventions. Attend one or attend them all!

Date: March 14, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Cost: Free for educators from Consulting Services Aligned Districts and ESCLEW Sponsored Community Schools. $25 for educators from all other districts.
Interoception: The Eighth Sense
with Kelly Mahler

Participants will gain an in-depth understanding about interoception, including the impact this sense has on the development of social-emotional skills and positive behavior.

Date: March 15, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location: ESCLEW
Cost: $100 for educators from consulting department-aligned districts and ESCLEW-sponsored community schools. $125 for educators from all other schools and districts.

 
Math Language Routines Virtual Workshop Series
Session 4


Your students are doing math, but are they talking about it? Join the Math Language Routines Workshop Series to increase math discourse in your classroom and shift toward a more student-centered learning environment. Each session stands alone; attend one or attend them all!

Date: March 18, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free
PBIS Tier 1 Review:
Evaluation/Data

Participants in this series will have the opportunity to take part in virtual sessions designed specifically around PBIS Tier 1 & PBIS Tier 2 topics and interventions. Attend one or attend them all!

Date: March 19, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Cost: Free for educators from Consulting Services Aligned Districts and ESCLEW Sponsored Community Schools. $25 for educators from all other districts.
Math Language Routines Virtual Workshop Series
Session 5


Your students are doing math, but are they talking about it? Join the Math Language Routines Workshop Series to increase math discourse in your classroom and shift toward a more student-centered learning environment. Each session stands alone; attend one or attend them all!

Date: March 26, 2024
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Zoom
Cost: Free

Available Anytime:

Introduction to Personalized Learning: RECORDING

Find out why your school should join the Launch Personalized Learning cohort  and what you can expect from this grant-funded professional learning pathway!

Available anytime HERE.
Cost: Free

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