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Serving school districts in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties in Ohio

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Career Technical Planning District Consultant

Job Posting


Interested Applicants

Qualified candidates are asked to send a letter of interest and a current resume to Dr. George Csanyi at gcsanyi@ncoesc.org or mail to State Support Team – Region 7, 1495 W. Longview Avenue, Suite 200, Mansfield, Ohio 44906.  Attention: Dr. George Csanyi.

Position:  Career Technical Planning District Consultant      Start Date:  August 1, 2022   


Reports to:  SST Director(s)                                                  Open Date:  June 29, 2022    


Employment Status:  Full-time                                             Closing Date:  Open Until Filled       


Contract:  200 Days              


Salary:  Based on SST/NCOESC Salary Schedule


Location:  State Support Team – Regions 7 and 8 Service Area, which includes the counties of Ashland, Knox, Morrow, Marion, Crawford, Wyandot, Seneca, Huron, Richland, Medina, Summit, and Portage.


Description:  The Career Technical Planning District Consultant’s focus is on promoting equitable access and provision of career-technical education for students with disabilities as well as the provision of special education and related services within career-technical pathways.  Please see attachment titled CTE Roles and Responsibilities for further details.


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Important ODE Deadlines and Dates
Deadlines and dates

Approaching deadlines or important dates mentioned in previous editions of EdConnection.

PBIS Blended Tier I Training
The Whole Child Series Team at Region 7 is excited to be offering a PBIS Blended Tier I Training, Summer 2022 Cohort!
This training will be offered virtually.  Please remember the new requirements within Rule 3301-35-15 of who this training is targeted towards.

Target Audience
·        District Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Leadership Team Members
·        Building Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports Leadership Team Members

PBIS Requirements
Rule 3301-35-15: The trained positive behavior intervention and supports leadership team will provide professional development to the school or district in accordance with a district developed positive behavior intervention and supports training plan.
Important Information: 
  • PBIS Leadership Teams trained prior to 2018 do not need re-trained if they have been implementing PBIS.  If PBIS Leadership Teams were trained prior to 2018 and have not been implementing PBIS (or a new PBIS team), they should take the PBIS Tier I training through their SST or ESC.
  • You must be available to attend all three days of training in order to receive a certification of completion and be considered "trained" under the new requirements.
  • Day 1:  Tuesday, July 12, 2022 (8:30 am – 3:00 pm) 
  • Day 2: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 (8:30 am – 3:00 pm)
  • Day 3: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 (8:30 am – 3:00 pm)   
Format: Virtual (Zoom)

Registration: You must complete the Google Form in order to register for the three-day training and receive the Zoom link. Registration for this training will not be available through STARS.  Google Registration Form- PBIS Blended Tier I Training: Summer 2022 Cohort for Region 7

If you have any questions or need additional clarification regarding PBIS training requirements, please feel free to contact Olivia Siegfried, osiegfried@ncoesc.net.

LRE Decision Tool Available Here
The LRE Tool that was created through grant work is available here.  LRE Decision Tree Tool 021714 (1).pdf
The Writing Revolution Book Study

The Writing Revolution Book Study

Join the Ohio Department of Education for a summer virtual book study based on The Writing Revolution. This book study is an opportunity for educators across the state to collaborate, brainstorm and discuss ways to support students with explicit writing instruction.

Students often struggle with the writing process, so this discussion group will cover topics like constructing complex sentences, developing thought-provoking paragraphs and writing coherent compositions. Participants will share ideas about providing just-in-time writing instruction with an overall goal of accelerating student learning.

The strategies shared can be used with any curriculum and across content areas, but most are useful for grades 2 and up. The book study is meant to supplement independent reading with engaging virtual discussion and other hands-on activities.

Participants will need to secure their own copies of the text and may attend a single session or all the sessions. All sessions are free and will be recorded and posted for viewing.

Links, sessions and times:

Organizational meeting: May 18, 3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Summer session 1: June 15, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer session 2: July 6, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer session 3: August 10, 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Facilitators: Teresa Castellaneta, ELA Consultant in the Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies; Elizabeth Bridges and JoAnn Kauffman, ELA content specialists in the Office of Assessment.


Please email Teresa Castellaneta with questions: teresa.castellaneta@education.ohio.gov


Dyslexia Guidebook

Interested in following the State Board of Education process as it relates to the Dyslexia Guidebook? 

The Teaching, Leading and Learning (TLL) Committee of the State Board of Education is reviewing the Dyslexia Guidebook before it is brought to the full Board for approval. 

You can follow the process including agendas, minutes and reports from the monthly meetings of the State Board of Education.

Upcoming Events
PBIS Blended Tier I Training
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual from SST7
PBIS Blended Tier I Training
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual from SST7
PBIS Blended Tier I Training
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual from SST7