Professional Development

Welcome to the professional development opportunities offered by the ESC of Lake Erie West. We hope you find opportunities to enhance your professional skills.

All of the workshops offered by the ESC of Lake Erie West have been aligned with the Ohio Standards for Professional Development. Contact hour certificates will be provided to participants at the end of each session for submission to their local LPDC.

ESC staff can provide customized professional development and consultation that can be scheduled around “late starts”; teacher meetings, grade level team gatherings or other requested configurations. Our Conference Center is also available to host professional development opportunities.

Please feel free to call the professional development voice line at 419.246.3079 if you would like to discuss professional development for your school/district, have questions about a particular workshop or are interested in using our Conference Center. Please allow adequate time and planning for customized requests. Click here for a schedule of our professional development fees.

We look forward to seeing you throughout the upcoming year.

Questions: Call 419.246.3079

Conference Center

The Conference Center provides meeting rooms, large or small, for groups of 10 to 170 attendees. A large suite of meeting spaces can be combined into one large space or divided into three separate areas to accommodate large groups in a variety of setups. Additional meeting rooms are available for private breakout sessions, or smaller meetings.

Each meeting space is equipped with a serving area counter and is located near a vending machine area. Free video monitored parking, an accessible entrance and registration center are additional features of the Conference Center.

This Conference Center is equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia technology with the ability to have remote video and audio full room conferencing.

Conference Center Brochure

Conference Center Fees

Contacts for Professional Development

Mary Himmelein, Ed.D. - State Initiatives (e.g. OTES, OPES, eTPES, Mentor Training, Value Added)
Director of Human Resources and Professional Development
419-246-3135 or mhimmelein@esclakeeriewest.org

Suzy Short - Customized Academic Professional Development
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, ESC Programs
419-246-3073 or sshort@esclakeeriewest.org

Brenda Gift - CPI, Challenger Learning Center, Student Services
Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Student Services and Special Programs
419-246-3120 or bgift@esclakeeriewest.org

Elaine Robinson - Conference Room Scheduling
Administrative Assistant, Human Resources & Professional Development
419-246-3079 or erobinson@esclakeeriewest.org

For a complete calendar of events sponsored by the ESC, click here.

Ohio Teacher Evaluation System (OTES)

Training in the Ohio Teacher Evaluation System will be offered in Fall 2017.

Questions about the training - email   Elaine Robinson

Questions about scheduling an OTES training should be directed to the ESC of Lake Erie West, 419-246-3079.

 

Ohio School Counselor Evaluation System (OSCES)

Training in the Ohio School Counselor Evaluation System will be offered in Fall 2017.  If you have questions about OSCES you may contact Mary Himmelein at either 419-246-3135 or mhimmelein@esclakeeriewest.org or consult the Ohio Department of Education website.

Ohio Principal Evaluation System (OPES)

OPES Training will be offered in Fall 2017.  If you have questions about OPES training you may contact Mary Himmelein at either 419-246-3135 or mhimmelein@esclakeeriewest.org or consult the Ohio Department of Education website.

eTPES Training

There is no eTPES training currently scheduled at the ESC of Lake Erie West.  If you have questions about eTPES you may contact Mary Himmelein at either 419-246-3135 or mhimmelein@esclakeeriewest.org or consult the Ohio Department of Education website.

Resident Educator Mentor Training

Resident Educator Mentor Academy Day 1 and Resident Educator Mentor Academy Day 2 will be scheduled in Fall 2017.  Day 1 is a prerequisite for Day 2.  Both days must be completed in order to become a certified mentor.

The cost for mentor training is $85 per day or $170 for the two days of training.

Registration is through STARS. When you log into STARS to register, you should search for the keywords of RE Mentor Academy 1 and RE Mentor Academy 2 or simply search for the keyword RE. Participants must register for each session individually.

Questions about the training - email   Elaine Robinson

Links

Other possible sources of high quality professional development for Ohio educators:

Battelle for Kids (on-line professional development on formative assessment (FIP) and value added)
COSMOS (Northwest Ohio Center for Excellence in STEM Education)
Ohio Leadership Advisory Council Learning Modules (OLAC)
Northwest Ohio Educational Technology Foundation (NWOET)
Northwest Ohio Computer Association (NWOCA)
State Support Team - Region 1
 

Registration

Thanks for your interest in the professional development events that are being offered by the ESC of Lake Erie West! This page provides you the ability to begin the registration process for ESC sponsored workshops by clicking on the title of that specific event. Upon clicking the title, a new page will open and you will need to complete the form. Your registration will be successfully completed after you click the submit button. Please note that this registration process works best with either the Firefox or Chrome browsers.

For events that require registration through STARS, click here.

 

Questions: Call the Professional Development office at 419.246.3079

Cancellations

Please make note of our cancellation guidelines.

Parent Workshops

The following parent workshops are currently being offered:

Postsecondary Transition
March 21, 2017
6 to 8 pm

Location: Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1155 Larc Lane, Toledo OH 43614
Entrance: Family First Zone • Door G with green awning

Click here for more information: 

Check back later for winter/spring offerings.

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