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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

Resident Educators Collaboration Network 
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.
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Gifted Network
Gifted teachers and coordinators are invited to participate in a professional network opportunity centered around collaboration, mutual support, learning best practices, and staying up-to-date on vital gifted education topics. Participants will have the chance to engage in productive conversations, share successful teaching strategies, and explore new ideas and approaches that can lead to better student outcomes. The network's primary goal is to establish a supportive community that helps gifted educators thrive in their roles while continuously advancing the field of gifted education. With regular meetings, members can connect with like-minded professionals, exchange ideas, and find solutions to common challenges. This is an excellent chance to develop new skills, expand your knowledge, and deepen your understanding of gifted education
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Math Professional Learning Network
This opportunity was designed for math coaches, math teacher leaders, and district consultants to collaborate and build capacity for success in mathematics. We will learn together, problem-solve and support each other by sharing resources, ideas, positive experiences, and successful instructional strategies.  
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ELA Professional Learning Network
The ELA Professional Learning Network is designed to build capacity for district and teacher leaders focused on ODE’s Dyslexia Support Laws and Adolescent Literacy initiatives. Literacy best practice topics and instructional delivery models will be developed collaboratively with district input.
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Instructional Innovators Network 
This network is dedicated to fostering creativity, collaboration, and excellence in instruction for all students. Whether you are an educator, instructional coach, school leader, or district administrator, this network will provide a range of opportunities to enhance skills, share best practices, and stay at the forefront of educational innovation. Participants will hear from experts and practitioners in the field on the relevant and noteworthy topics in education, get opportunities to tour local model sites to observe instruction in action and collaborate with other instructional innovators to tackle existing challenges within the learning environment.
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Data Informed Decision Making Network

The ESCWR and SST 4 are excited to announce new data-focused trainings for the 2024-2025 school year. Trainings will focus on making data-informed decisions in instruction, staffing, and fiscal alignment at the building and district leadership level. Network members should possess a strong desire to understand all data sources and their uses in education. Ideal candidates include principals, curriculum directors, federal programs coordinators, instructional coaches, and others involved in the decision-making process for their district. Main network events will be scheduled to coincide with data release dates. All trainings can be customized to your district’s assessment schedule. TBT, BLT, and DLT data walks and teacher trainings can also be customized to your district needs and schedules. View the Data Network flyer here.

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Student Wellness Network
This network is dedicated to student wellness focusing on the whole child. Through caring, connecting and collaboration we can equip our students with the tools that they need to feel supported, healthy, safe and equip them with the information needed to think critically in order to make positive choices.
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English Language Learners Network

The ELL Network is a forum for school personnel to focus on issues related to the education of English Language Learners. The network provides teachers, counselors, and program coordinators with the opportunity to explore and discuss current relevant topics as well as share effective resources and instructional strategies. Each meeting will have a specific topic for focus during which participants are encouraged to contribute information, resources, and perspectives; participants are encouraged to facilitate discussions based on their areas of interest and experience. Depending on participant input, meetings may include article or book studies, videos, and special speakers. All interested educators may use the link to indicate their interest in the network and suggest potential topics and activities.                                                                                                  ------ For additional information and registrations, click here.

Personalized professional learning and professional development for current or aspiring Assistant Principals and Principals.  

Time is the key factor for educators.  There is never enough. Regardless if you are a teacher, paraprofessional, or administrator.  From Pre-K through High School the day isn’t long enough and there are never enough days in the week, weeks in a month, or months in the school year to take care of what you have to do, what you need to do, and what you want to do.  

Professional learning activities are an important part of any job.  Regardless of professional knowledge, we all need to be career-long learners.  This is especially true when you are new to a position. 

Acclamation to a new setting or transition to a new position is challenging for everyone.  New responsibilities, new routines, and new staff/student relations are all part of your new, new.  It is challenging on your own, it can be daunting without the support needed by anyone wanting to excel in their chosen field.

At the ESC of the Western Reserve, we are offering an individualized professional learning experience that is sensitive to your time and focused on your needs as a professional with a nod to the setting you are currently navigating.

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