Western Buckeye Educational Service Center

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Western Buckeye ESC Professional Development Seminars

 

 

Master Teacher Consortium

 

 

Department of Education Mandate

On July 2, 2009, the Southern District of Ohio granted the partiesí Second Joint Motion for Preliminary Approval of Partial Class Action Settlement in the case of John Doe, et al., v. State of Ohio, et al., Case No. 2:91-cv-464  (Doe v. State of Ohio).  The partial settlement, which is reflected in a Consent Order, concerns certain claims regarding the State of Ohioís procedures for implementing the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Improvement Act of 2004) (IDEA).  The Consent Order is attached, as is a notice describing the lawsuit, the proposed settlement and upcoming proceedings on this matter.  Ohio students with disabilities and their parents or guardians have the ability to submit written comments or objections regarding the Consent Order.  These comments or objections must be submitted by September 16, 2009 to:

 
Clerks of Courts
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Joseph P. Kinneary U.S. Courthouse
85 Marconi Blvd.
Columbus, Ohio  43215
Attn: Judge Holschuhís Docket  
 
The Court has scheduled a hearing at 10:00a.m on October 20, 2009 to determine whether the proposed partial settlement is fair, reasonable and adequate, and whether it should receive the courtís final approval. The notice and the Consent Order are included below or can be found at www.education.ohio.gov homepage under features or keyword search Special Education Consent Order .

DOE Notice

DOE Consent Order

 

The Great Black Swamp Scholars Project

The Western Buckeye ESC in partnership with Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University, the Northwest Ohio ESC, and the Ohio Historical Society has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Education Department (ED), The Great Black Swamp Scholars Teaching American History Grant.  The timeline calls for planning for October, 2007-May 2008, with implementation for the 08-10 school years. The TAH is a three year grant. An Advisory Council has been formed to help govern program aspects of the grant and determine eligibility for opportunities throughout the grant period. Project Director Chris Feichter will be coordinating the Advisory Council throughout the year.  Click here for a brochure about the Great Black Swamp Scholars Program.

The grant is for professional development for social studies teachers. The grant will involve grades 3-12 teachers as well as special education teachers needing coursework to fulfill the Highly Qualified Teacher Definition. The professional development opportunities will consist of one day seminars held locally, week long seminars held at Ashland University in the summer, and PEERS Study Tables.

The one-day seminars will be planned by the Advisory Board who will take the information from the Planning Summits to be held this fall..  Presenters at the local one-day seminars will include local historians, experts in state and local history, and speakers from the Ashbrook Center.  Topics will be chosen from the suggestions made at the Planning Summits. Plans are for one seminar per county.

FREE One-Week Summer Institutes will be held at Ashland University, June-August, 2008.  Please use the link below for the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University to see at the information regarding these FREE Summer Workshops.  Registration is limited and includes housing, meals, books, and a $500 stipend.  Graduate credit is also available.  Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information on these Summer Workshops at Ashbrook Center go to:  www.TeachingAmericanHistory.org/institute

PEERS Groups will be created to provide the implementation and follow-up for the summer Institutes and Seminars. The PEERS groups will give teachers an opportunity to explore the pedagogy and better apply the knowledge gained at the seminars and institutes.  Through PEERS, teachers will study, explore, and practice new techniques and strategies in their classrooms while being supported by their local cohorts.  This framework consists of forming building-level Action Research Teams which conduct ongoing, job-embedded follow-up to the whole-group Summer Institutes and one-day Seminars. Stipends and Graduate Credit is available.  Click here for a brochure with more information about the PEERS program.

 

Teaching American History Grant (TAH)

The Western Buckeye ESC in partnership with Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University has been awarded a new grant from the U.S. Education Department (ED), the Teaching American History Grant. The timeline calls for planning for October, 2006-May 2007, with implementation for the 07-09 school years. The TAH is a three year grant.

The grant is for professional development for social studies teachers. Most of the grant will involve grades 7-12 teachers. There will also be opportunities for K-6 teachers to participate as well as special education teachers needing coursework to fulfill the Highly Qualified Teacher Definition.

Opportunities are now available for teachers to register:

FREE One-Week Summer Institutes to be held at Ashland University, June-August, 2011.  Please use the link below for the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University to see at the information regarding these FREE Summer Workshops.  Registration is limited and includes housing, meals, books, and a $500 stipend.  Graduate credit is also available.  Space is limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis.  For more information on these Summer Workshops at Ashbrook Center go to:  www.TeachingAmericanHistory.org/institute

Opportunities for grades 7-12 teachers may include:

Participation in PEERS Study Tables, via video distance learning (includes a stipend and classroom materials)One day seminars to be held in Northwest Ohio in the fall and spring each year Week-long Summer Institutes at Ashland University (fully funded by grant, including a stipend)Attendance at conferences in your field as it relates to PEERS group activities

Opportunities for K-6 teachers may include:

Participation in PEERS Study Tables, via video distance learning (includes a stipend and classroom materials)

Attendance at conferences in your field as it relates to PEERS group activities

***All opportunities are dependent upon space available and active involvement with the grant project.

An Advisory Council has been formed to help govern program aspects of the grant and determine eligibility for opportunities throughout the grant period. Project Director Chris Feichter will be coordinating the Advisory Council throughout the year.

 

 

 

Do you need money for programs, staff, supplies or services?

 

 

Grants may be the answer!

 

Grant Writing Services

 

Western Buckeye Educational Service Center is offering grant writing services to school districts, non-profit and government agencies.

 

Eligible Grants Include:

 

 - CCIP Competitive Grants

 - ODE Grants

 - Federal Grants

 - State Grants

 - Local Grants

 - Foundation Grants

 - Others

 

The Western Buckeye ESC grant writers have secured over $5 million in federal, state, local and foundation grants since 1999.  We have been very successful (85% success rate) in our grant writing and understanding the needs of rural school districts and organizations.  If you feel lost in the competitive world of grants, call us, we will put you on an even playing filed in the grant process.  Contact Paul Clark, Director of Business at pclark@wb.noacsc.org or call 419-399-4711.

 

We also offer onsite training workshops for your own staff to learn the techniques of grant writing.

 

 

 

                   Western Buckeye ESC 

 

Paulding Office                                Van Wert Office

202 North Cherry Street                                                                                               

PO Box 176                                                                         10730 West Lincoln Highway

Paulding, OH 45879                                                       Van Wert, OH 45891

419-399-4711                                                                      419-238-4746

 

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Site Last Updated 08/31/2011