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Lawrence County ESC Summer Academy

June 6 - 9, 2022

June 13 - 16, 2022

Ohio University Southern
1804 Liberty Ave.
Ironton, Ohio 45638

The Lawrence County ESC, in partnership with Ohio University Southern, is proud to host local, affordable professional development opportunities. Educators will have the opportunity to gain certification and licensure requirements and explore important topics relevant to their profession.

All workshops are available for contact hours and select workshops are available for graduate credit hours via Ohio University.  Participants seeking graduate credit must complete a graduate workshop application as well as the ESC Summer Academy registration.  Graduate course registration information will be emailed to those seeking graduate credit ($146/grad credit hour).

Dates: June 6 - 9 and June 13 - 16, 2022

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Ohio University Southern Campus, Dingus Building, 1804 Liberty Ave., Ironton, Ohio 45638

Lunch: On your own

Registration: Please complete the ESC Summer Academy registration and attach check made payable to: Lawrence County ESC. For convenience, registration with payment may be dropped off either at your district board office or at the LCESC (304 N. 2nd St.,Ironton) no later than May 24 at 3 p.m. Limited enrollment is available, so register today! 

Registration Form

Cost: $50.00 per day, participant may earn 6 contact hours per workshop completed.

Graduate Credit: Participants seeking graduate credit must complete a graduate workshop application. Once approved, admission to the University is valid for six years which means you will not need to reapply to other workshops. Applications must be received no later than May 24.

Graduate Workshop Application

Questions:

For general ESC Summer Academy information, please contact Julie Mayo at julie.mayo@lc.k12.oh.us.

For questions concerning graduate credit workshops, please contact Stephanie Burcham at blacks@ohio.edu.
 

 

Summer Academy 2022 Workshop Schedule

WEEK 1

Monday, June 6

Adolescent Literacy:  Viewed through the Simple View of Reading
Instructor: Sommer McCorkle, MA

Participants will learn and network with others regarding implementation of the Simple View of Reading at the adolescent level. Topics will include explicit vocabulary instruction, evidence-based comprehension strategies, accountable student talk, and motivation and engagement.

Contact Hours: 6

 

Fostering Resilience
Instructor:   Kim T. Keffer, Ph.D.

Resilience (or Grit) is the ability to bounce back from adversity. Amit Sood calls it “the core strength you use to lift the load of life.” Resilience is a key component in achieving success in life!  In this class, we will investigate the concept and components of resilience, assess personal resilience, and learn and develop methods and activities for fostering resilience in children and adolescents. Whether you hope to foster resilience in your classroom or in your family, this class will provide you with specific tools to assist in reaching your goals.  This course will focus on the concepts, theories, and principles of fostering resilience. Students will have the opportunity to practice these principles through individual/small group activities and individual case studies.

Graduate Credit Hours: 1 
(Priority registration is given to those enrolling for graduate credit. Must complete both sessions - June 6 and 7. Optional Contact Hours: 12)

Tuesday, June 7

Social/Emotional Learning and the High Achievers
Instructor: Becky Bowling, M.Ed. Tech, Gifted Certification

Cultivating a healthy and positive learning environment is crucial for all students.  This session will target strategies to effectively respond to the social and emotional needs of high-achieving students. Participants will learn practical strategies to assist students in increasing social and emotional competence and resilience.  

Contact Hours: 6

 

Fostering Resilience
Instructor:   Kim T. Keffer, Ph.D.

Resilience (or Grit) is the ability to bounce back from adversity. Amit Sood calls it “the core strength you use to lift the load of life.” Resilience is a key component in achieving success in life!  In this class, we will investigate the concept and components of resilience, assess personal resilience, and learn and develop methods and activities for fostering resilience in children and adolescents. Whether you hope to foster resilience in your classroom or in your family, this class will provide you with specific tools to assist in reaching your goals.  This course will focus on the concepts, theories, and principles of fostering resilience. Students will have the opportunity to practice these principles through individual/small group activities and individual case studies.

Graduate Credit Hours: 1 
(Priority registration is given to those enrolling for graduate credit. Must complete both sessions - June 6 and 7. Optional Contact Hours: 12)

Wednesday, June 8

Social/Emotional Learning and the High Achievers (REPEAT)
Instructor: Becky Bowling, M.Ed. Tech, Gifted Certification
 
Cultivating a healthy and positive learning environment is crucial for all students.  This session will target strategies to effectively respond to the social and emotional needs of high-achieving students. Participants will learn practical strategies to assist students in increasing social and emotional competence and resilience.

Contact Hours: 6

 

Everything Google 
Instructor: Kevin Deitle, Ph.D.

This course seeks to build the participant’s proficiency with online search and indexing tools – specifically, using Google and its core tools and services to assist with class delivery, track plagiarism, build reference lists, and locate research materials. Concerns for online privacy, recovering cached documents, and reverse image searching are among topics planned for discussion and exploration.  

Graduate Credit Hours: 1
(Priority registration is given to those enrolling for graduate credit. Must complete both sessions on June 8 and 9. Optional Contact Hours: 12)
 

Thursday, June 9

Introduction to The Simple View of Reading Emergent Literacy:  Teaching Early Phonological Awareness, Oral Language Development, and Print Awareness
Instructor: Missy Marsh, Ed.D.

Participants will be introduced to the three components of emergent literacy with connections to research supporting their use, such as The Simple View of Reading and Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement. Participants will learn how to develop phonological awareness skills through explicit instruction, play activities, and read-alouds. This session will review explicit instructional strategies, aligned with brain research, to build vocabulary and oral language and demonstrate how to use books and shared reading activities to develop print awareness and knowledge to teach components of emergent literacy.

Contact Hours: 6

 

Everything Google 
Instructor: Kevin Deitle, Ph.D.

This course seeks to build the participant’s proficiency with online search and indexing tools – specifically, using Google and its core tools and services to assist with class delivery, track plagiarism, build reference lists, and locate research materials. Concerns for online privacy, recovering cached documents, and reverse image searching are among topics planned for discussion and exploration.  

Graduate Credit Hours: 1
(Priority registration is given to those enrolling for graduate credit. Must complete both sessions on June 8 and 9. Optional Contact Hours: 12)
 

WEEK 2

Monday, June 13

Making Remarkable Moments with SEL 
Instructor: Tomi Blankenship, M.Ed.

Now more than ever, we want to teach our young people the importance of consistency and routine, with remarkable moments embedded within. Using a strong social and emotional learning curriculum filled with lessons and strategies, we will discuss ways we can incorporate grit, mindfulness, empathy, and empowerment into our everyday lessons in math, reading, writing…even playing a game of Wiffle ball on the playground! Come join me for a time to listen to one another and implement data-proven lessons to help our over-achievers and under-achievers find greater success in life. We can too, by making remarkable moments. The book, What Happened to you? Conversations on Trauma, Reliance, and Healing by Dr. Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey will be used as a reference guide in this session. Prior reading is not necessary but is a recommended read for future use in your classroom and/or office.  

Contact Hours: 6

 

Applying Psychological Strategies to Enhance Motivation
Instructor:  Eddie Chapman, Ph.D.

This course will use psychological principles to aid participants in enhancing motivation in themselves and others.  We will explore the practical use of Motivational Interviewing in the classroom and examine the internal forces of influences that direct individuals towards goal attainment in everyday life. The course explores theories on cognitive determinants of motivation e.g., goal setting, mindsets, control beliefs), affect processes (e.g., emotions both giving rise to and arising from progress or hindrance in goal pursuit), and valuation mechanisms (e.g., values influence motivation via the processes of goal content, goal striving, and identity development). In addition, we investigate the sociocultural level of motivation.

Graduate Credit Hours: 1
(Priority registration is given to those enrolling for graduate credit. Must complete both sessions on June 13 and June 14. Optional Contact Hours: 12)

Tuesday, June 14

Making Remarkable Moments with SEL (REPEAT)
Instructor: Tomi Blankenship, M.Ed.

Now more than ever, we want to teach our young people the importance of consistency and routine, with remarkable moments embedded within. Using a strong social and emotional learning curriculum filled with lessons and strategies, we will discuss ways we can incorporate grit, mindfulness, empathy, and empowerment into our everyday lessons in math, reading, writing…even playing a game of Wiffle ball on the playground! Come join me for a time to listen to one another and implement data-proven lessons to help our over-achievers and under-achievers find greater success in life. We can too, by making remarkable moments. The book, What Happened to you? Conversations on Trauma, Reliance, and Healing by Dr. Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey will be used as a reference guide in this session. Prior reading is not necessary but is a recommended read for future use in your classroom and/or office.  

Contact Hours: 6

 

Applying Psychological Strategies to Enhance Motivation
Instructor:  Eddie Chapman, Ph.D.

This course will use psychological principles to aid participants in enhancing motivation in themselves and others.  We will explore the practical use of Motivational Interviewing in the classroom and examine the internal forces of influences that direct individuals towards goal attainment in everyday life. The course explores theories on cognitive determinants of motivation e.g., goal setting, mindsets, control beliefs), affect processes (e.g., emotions both giving rise to and arising from progress or hindrance in goal pursuit), and valuation mechanisms (e.g., values influence motivation via the processes of goal content, goal striving, and identity development). In addition, we investigate the sociocultural level of motivation.

Graduate Credit Hours: 1
(Priority registration is given to those enrolling for graduate credit. Must complete both sessions on June 13 and June 14. Optional Contact Hours: 12)

Wednesday, June 15

Special Education 101: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Special Education but Were Too Afraid to Ask
Instructors:  Mariah Bailey, Ed.S., NCSP and Elizabeth Chapman, Ed.S., NCSP

Participants will learn the fundamentals of special education, including the ETR process.  Timelines, completion of Individual Assessment pages, and description of disability categories will be outlined.  An overview of psychoeducational evaluations will be presented.  The foundations of IEPs and 504 plans will be discussed as well.  In a supportive and non-judgmental forum, educators will increase their knowledge base and confidence surrounding identifying and serving students with disabilities.  

Contact Hours: 6

 

The Sticks & Stones of Bullying
Instructor: Martha Evans, Ed.D.

This two-day interactive course will examine multiple forms of bullying including gossiping, teasing, verbal and physical intimidation, exclusion, cyberbullying, and physical violence.  We will investigate the harmful effects of bullying and the impact it can have within the classroom, school, community, and with the individuals directly involved. Teachers will be guided on appropriate interventions including creating a positive classroom climate and improved school culture and will develop tools that are beneficial in working with parents, school leaders, peers, and colleagues.  

Graduate Credit Hours: 1
(Priority registration is given to those enrolling for graduate credit. Must complete both sessions on June 15 and June 16. Optional Contact Hours: 12)
 

Thursday, June 16

The Science of Reading: What Does it Mean at the Conventional Level?
Instructors: Heather Kulin, MA and Beth Rice, MA    
 
This session will unpack the Simple View of Reading and the development of skilled reading, the effects of poor reading, and strategies to help all readers at the conventional level. The conventional level of reading focuses on grades K-5. Participants will: Understand the Language and Literacy Continuum in Ohio's Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, Review the Simple View of Reading and the critical roles decoding and language comprehension play in conventional readers, Examine the Big Ideas of Conventional Literacy and recognize the changing emphasis of the Big Ideas,  and Understand the different types of assessment and what they are used for and become familiar with phonics/pa assessments.  

Contact Hours: 6 

 

The Sticks & Stones of Bullying
Instructor: Martha Evans, Ed.D.

This two-day interactive course will examine multiple forms of bullying including gossiping, teasing, verbal and physical intimidation, exclusion, cyberbullying, and physical violence.  We will investigate the harmful effects of bullying and the impact it can have within the classroom, school, community, and with the individuals directly involved. Teachers will be guided on appropriate interventions including creating a positive classroom climate and improved school culture and will develop tools that are beneficial in working with parents, school leaders, peers, and colleagues.  

Graduate Credit Hours: 1
(Priority registration is given to those enrolling for graduate credit. Must complete both sessions on June 15 and June 16. Optional Contact Hours: 12)