Instructional Coaching Institute – 5/5/2022

Does your role include supporting teacher growth? If so, please plan to join Hamilton County ESC’s 8th Annual Instructional Coaching Institute series to hone your listening and questioning skills with colleagues in similar roles.

This five-session series, created for coaches, lead teachers, department heads, and other building leaders, is designed to develop highly accomplished instructional leaders. Participants will study the practices and skills necessary for impactful coaching and apply them in real-time as they support teacher growth. Be sure to bring your own device in order to access shared resources.

Register a team of 4 or more for a discounted fee of $280 per person. Use promo code team of 4 each time a person registers.

Optional Ashland Credit Available.

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Coaching Council – 5/6/2022

Coaches spend their days filling others’ buckets. Coaches deserve the opportunity to receive the same support they provide others. Join the Coaching Council to build your network, enhance your instructional coaching, and fill your bucket.  Be sure to bring your device in order to have access to shared resources.


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Innovation Council – 5/9/2022

The Innovation Council meetings are meant to be networking sessions for our region’s districts. Innovation principles, as well as “mini-showcases” of innovation in the region will be the main focus of the conversations. It is open to a variety of roles, with districts having a forum to iterate their innovative ideas (feedback, tests, etc.)


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Special Education Director Series – 2/23/2022

In the ever-changing field of education, special education directors take on a leadership role encompassing a multitude of essential functions and responsibilities to manage their district’s special education services.

This series provides new and relatively new special education directors practical strategies and considerations they can incorporate in their daily work, opportunities to engage in meaningful discussions and learning activities plus build a professional network.  Participants will have access to a padlet of resources and information for each session.

Series topics include but not limited to:

  • First Things First – Reminders for Starting the School Year
  • Examining Ways to Maximize Team Roles and Responsibilities and Build Collaborative Relationships
  • Best Practices to Ensure Compliance with the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities and IDEA
  • Internal Monitoring:  Setting Up and/or Revising Systems for Compliance
  • Communication Considerations for Building Family Engagement and Equity
  • Understanding Auxiliary Services including the Autism and Jon Peterson Scholarship Programs
  • Investigating Special Education EMIS:  Student Special Education Section
  • Closing Out the School Year and Preparing for Next Yer
  • Director Topic Choices




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Principal Leadership Reimagined Cohort – 1/12/2022

The role of principal encompasses a wide array of responsibilities and expectations. Research clearly demonstrates the power of effective leadership and its impact on student achievement. Second only to teachers, principal effectiveness is the most important in-school factor that impacts student achievement.

The Principal Leadership Reimagined Cohort provides a series of five half-day online sessions to study the practices and skills necessary for principals to be accomplished instructional and cultural leaders. Participants will create a professional network as they engage in learning activities and discussions that result in deep learning to apply to their real work.

Dates and Topics (all sessions meet 8:30 am – 11:30 am)

September 22: The Art of Leadership 

Oct 13:  What Makes a Great Principal/Coaching HQSD

Nov 3:  Supporting Staff/Creating Trust

Dec 1:  Feedback and Coaching That Improves Teacher Practice and Reflection

Jan 12: Becoming a Transformational Change Leader

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Next Level- Stepping Up to District Leadership – 3/8/2022

Whether you are a leader who is interested in pursuing a role at the district or central office level or are currently serving in that capacity, this offering is for you! As you learn from district level leaders serving in a variety of capacities, you will gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of the role and the skills needed for success.

You will have a chance to explore and practice skills such as strategic and systems thinking, expanding and communicating vision, enacting change, and developing efficacy within your organizations.

This engaging and interactive offering is guaranteed to strengthen your leadership potential as you learn how to inspire others, solve complex challenges, and enrich your district culture.

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