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Posted Thursday, December 16, 2021

ESCWR recognizes staff across Lake and Geauga Counties

The ESCWR recognized some of its regional school district and program staff. The ESC administration selected individuals that have stepped up in their role to become leaders in their field or program. Our nominees are listed below. 

ESCWR County Wide Programs: Isabella Caperton, Stars program teacher at Jordak Elementary School in the Cardinal School District, and Katie Hendricks, BRC program teacher at Westwood Elementary School in the West Geauga School District.

District Leadership: Jim Kish, Principal at Westwood Elementary School in the West Geauga School District. 

District Teachers: Megan Cerbin, Spanish Teacher & English Language Coordinator in the Fairport Harbor Exempted Village School District and  Angie Fairbanks, Nurse at Harding High School in the Fairport Harbor Exempted Village School District. 

ESCWR Staff: Deb Burke, Director of Human Resources & Operations; Becky Tressler, Human Resources Generalist, Katie Hoffmeister, Assistant Treasurer, and Donna Zoldak- Cook, Director of Special Programs & Accountability, Interim Pupil Services Coordinator with the Cardinal School District.  

For additional information please read our article in the News Herald

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Posted Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Educator Wellness & Stress Management

Join us January 13th to explore self care techniques and develop new habits for a healthier and happier work experience! This session will review how stress affects the brain and body followed by ways to mitigate stress in the workplace and beyond. Easy to implement habits and action steps for improved physical, social, emotional well-being will be shared. For additional information and registration please follow this LINK

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Posted Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Suicide Prevention Intersectionality of the LGBTQ+ Community Network

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

Topic: Creating a Safe Space for Our LGBTQ+ Students
Presenters: Betty Jacobs, LGBTQ+ Allies Lake County

This session will give you a better understanding of basic knowledge of LGBTQ terminology and language, misconceptions and microaggressions, how to support LGBTQ youth, and how to be an ally. 

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

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Posted Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Selecting High Quality Curriculum and Intervention Materials

Prepare for your next curriculum purchase by narrowing your search to only those materials that are of high quality. This session will provide you with an overview of the following online tools: EdReports, Ohio's What Works Clearinghouse, Evidence for ESSA, and the IES What Works Clearinghouse. Participants will learn how to compare programs, review reports, and create a planning timeline for their next textbook adoption. We hope you can join us for this session on January 20th! For additional information and registration, please follow this LINK

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Posted Wednesday, December 8, 2021

English Language Learners 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.

December 10, 2021- ESCWR Tutoring Center: 56 Hale Road, Painesville Twp., 44077 
Building a Community to Support our ELL Families & Tour of ESCWR Tutoring Center
Presenters: Kristin Llewellyn, Vanessa Karwan
Guest Speaker: Sharon Shumaker: Bilingual Therapist with Catholoic Charities of Lake County:
Understanding the Trauma Experience and the Resilience in the Immigration Experience Sub
Topic: Identifying Best Practices for ELLs in All Classrooms
Location: Student & Family Resource Center: ESCWR Hale Road Tutoring Center
Time: 12:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30-1:00 from J’s Pizza Market
Register here
Our ELL Network has 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. For information about the Lake Erie College Graduate Credit Hour Courses please follow this LINKFor 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. 

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Posted Friday, December 3, 2021

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