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ESCWR Networks

The ESC of Western Reserve facilitates a variety of Network Meetings as a means to support local professionals and offer regular opportunities for learning and collaboration with colleagues from across the region. There is value in gathering like professional groups to learn together. 

Upcoming Networks


Curriculum Leaders Network
This collaborative network will give much needed time and a safe space for Curriculum leaders to engage and discuss state and local mandates, supports, and best practices. This is an excellent opportunity for leaders to share problems of practices and for leaders to learn from each other. State and local updates will be given and ESCWR and SST supports as well.

Download our flyer for additional information about the network meetings and for registrations.  


Suicide Prevention Intersectionality of the LGBTQ+ Community
These trainings are offered for teachers, any and all school staff, school counselors, social workers, and administrators in order to provide basic education and information about LGBTQ+ youth. Additionally, these follow up training are an extension of learning that was offered by Navigate Counseling at the October LACA meeting.

Download our flyer for additional information about the network meetings and for registrations. 


Resident Educators Collaboration Network Year 1 & 2
This series of professional development offerings is designed to support beginning teachers as they are required to demonstrate skills they may not yet have acquired. This series will provide opportunities to practice, refine and gain a deeper understanding of the art and science of teaching in a professional learning community. Resident educators and mentors are encouraged to attend.

Download our flyer for additional information about the network meetings and for registrations. 
 

High School Network
This collaborative network is created to generate discussion and share information around the 2023 and beyond graduation requirements including implementation of seals, updates from the department as well as updates to course requirements. We will identify needs and address questions from Principals and counselors and vet those with the department. In addition, we will show you how you can use Infinite Campus and its many tools to support graduation requirements and seal tracking and problem solve solutions for you.

Download our flyer for additional information about the network meetings and for registrations. 

District Testing Coordinators Network
The network will cover all ODE testing information, changes, and legislative updates. Newly added requirements such as HQSD, dyslexia screeners, and graduation requirements will be additional topics of discussion as information becomes available. The meetings will always conclude with network time to ask questions and seek guidance from the group.  


Three of our Networks have been approved as a Lake Erie College 1 Graduate Credit Hour Course! 
If you participate in a network and attend all meetings of that network, you can earn 1 Graduate Credit Hour from Lake Erie College. 

Lake Erie College  Wrap-Around Courses are "customized" courses created around professional development  activities conducted at the school district, school building, or individual level.  The foundations of many of the courses originate with professional work conducted during all-day PD experiences at the district level and/or the year-long work of professional learning communities.
 

Wrap-Around options include:

1. Wrap-Arounds
2. Independent Study

Tuition: $140 per graduate semester hour

Grading: Pass/Fail 

"Homework" required for credit

  1. a log documenting the number of hours put in completing the coursework
  2. a minimum of three pages of reflection on what was learned from the experience, and
  3. a "product" created for application in the classroom, building, and/or district.  
General Procedure for the Wrap-Around Program:
  1. ESC of the Western Reserve/LEC provides on-line registration information
  2. Interested professionals register and pay tuition.
  3. Course is completed when "homework" is turned in by pre-determined deadline.
  4. Instructor of Record (Mary Balmford) grades the homework "pass/fail."
  5. Grade is posted on LEC portal. 
  6. LEC mails official transcript to home address within one business week of grade posting for those who completed the course requirements and earned a passing grade.  


     IMPORTANT DIRECTIONS: PLEASE READ!

Below is the information for registering for the graduate credit hour courses offered through Lake Erie College.


Gifted Inquiry Course # ED7203W
ELL Inquiry Course # ED7202W
Aspiring Leaders and Active Principals Course #ED7204W

 Registration is open immediately.

Students are required to submit the form with a physical signature or digital signature. 

  1. Download the Form. Save to your computer.
  2. Download a free copy of Adobe Reader if needed HERE.
  3. Create a digital signature, review how to create it HERE.
  4. After signing, SAVE adding your Name to the file name.
  5. Return to [email protected]
Below is a list of our qualifying networks

Gifted Inquiry Network 
Collaboration can lead to better student outcomes, support for instruction, and general collegiality. Please join our ESC of the Western Reserve Gifted Education Network in collaboration with Summit ESC as we work together to share ideas and successful strategies of high effect size, act as a sounding-board for each other, stay up to date on ODE and Ohio happenings, and support each other with instructional implementation. Monthly meetings (see schedule) will be a time to connect with others and share your experiences. Learn Inquiry processes and Inquiry Step Back Consultancy processes in order to help support and problem-solve ideas other district colleagues are struggling with. Ideal for Gifted Coordinators and Gifted Teachers. 

Our Gifted Network has been approved as a Lake Erie College 1 Graduate Credit Hour Course!!  For information about Lake Erie College Graduate Credit Hour Courses please follow this LINK. For additional information and directions about how to register for the Graduate Credit Hour Course please register for a network session.

Download our flyer for additional information about the network meetings and for registrations. 


English Language Lunch & Learn Inquiry Network
This network is designed to share research and evidence-based strategies of best practices for English language learners. Both academic and social emotional learning support will be the focus. The network will discuss compliance issues, challenges, as well as participants will share successful structures of support for English language learners in districts. Walkthrough tools for best practices will be shared and developed cohesively. As this network grows and develops, participants will be able to co-construct their learning.

Our ELL Network has been approved as a Lake Erie College 1 Graduate Credit Hour Course!! For information about the Lake Erie College Graduate Credit Hour Courses please follow this LINK. For additional information and directions about how to register for the Graduate Credit Hour Course please register for a network session.

Download our flyer for additional information about the network meetings and for registrations.  


Practicing Principals & Aspiring Instructional Leaders Network
This Practicing Principal and Aspiring Instructional Leader Network is designed to create hands-on, real world, applicable learning experiences to support your growth in leadership. As a collaborative group, we will support one another in ways to address and release the demands of new and experienced site and district administrators. Principal Leaders: Invite your aspiring building administrators and instructional coaches to attend these network meetings with you in order to build your leadership capacity together. Stories of successful administrators will be shared at the end of each learning session. Come expand your leadership expertise and capitalize on the strengths of the individuals in this network.

Our Principal & Administrator Network has been approved as a Lake Erie College 1 Graduate Credit Hour Course!! For information about the Lake Erie College Graduate Credit Hour Courses please follow this LINK. For additional information and directions about how to register for the Graduate Credit Hour Course please register for a network session.

Download our flyer for additional information about the network meetings and for registrations.