Join us on March 9, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel for Central OEA’s Power Up! professional development conference.
Earn CEU’s, hang out with friends, network with colleagues, and Power Up with relevant, timely PD! Through this conference Central OEA offers professional development and CEUs which can be used toward license renewal.

This conference, as with all of Centrals conferences, is free to all Central OEA members.

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you can choose from several options for the day. Whether you are a teacher, bus driver, school counselor, paraprofessional, etc., you will have options that are appropriate for your professional growth.

There will be a two hour presentation on Restorative Practices. Classrooms are becoming increasingly diverse and challenging. We need skills and knowledge to best meet the challenges of leading learning in a diverse world.

There will also be a two hour session on Student Mental Health. We need the knowledge to better understand the unique social/emotional needs of our students.

These sessions will be repeated in the afternoon to provide you with the most flexibility in designing your conference experience.

The conference will also offer one hour sessions on Financial Planning, Gifted Education, Special Education and Legal considerations with the use of Social Media.

Please join us and bring a colleague or two. See you on March 9, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel. Registration is required.

Agenda

8:30 Registration/breakfast
9:00 Welcome
9.15 Session 1
10:30 Session 2
11:45 Lunch
12:30 Session 3
1:45 Session 4
2:45 Closing

Complimentary continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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9:15
Restorative Practices A
Presenters – Jeff Kestner & Diana Watson-Urban, OEA LRCs
“Cultural Competency”
Participants will be presented with a definition of cultural competency, will explore how culture impacts the day-to-day work of our members and the learning of our students, and steps you can take as an educator to become aware of and to begin to address concerns within the classroom/building. Participants will also review materials that are available to assist with beginning to consider classroom management in a way that is sensitive to and cognizant of culture.

Student Mental Health A
Presenter – Jesse Schroeder, The Buckeye Ranch, NMT Implementation Specialist
“Introduction and Overview of Trauma-Informed School Culture”
What does it mean to be a ‘Trauma-Informed School?’ It includes understanding the impact of early developmental experiences on students, but also supporting staff, adjusting building procedures and district policies, and positively engaging with parents. This session will explain the foundations of neuro-developmental growth, and explore the implications on all aspects of school culture.

Social Media and the Law
Presenter – Lora Molnar ESQ, Cloppert, Latanick, Sauter & Washburn Law Offices
“Social Media and the Law”
This session will explore a number of legal issues that impact educators on social media, including the First Amendment and the Ohio Department of Education’s Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators. An interactive application of these concepts will provide practical guidance for members.

10:30
Restorative Practices B
Presenters – Jeff Kestner & Diana Watson-Urban, OEA LRCs
“Cultural Competency”
Participants will be presented with a definition of cultural competency, will explore how culture impacts the day-to-day work of our members and the learning of our students, and steps you can take as an educator to become aware of and to begin to address concerns within the classroom/building. Participants will also review materials that are available to assist with beginning to consider classroom management in a way that is sensitive to and cognizant of culture.

Student Mental Health B
Presenter – Jesse Schroeder, The Buckeye Ranch, NMT Implementation Specialist
“Introduction and Overview of Trauma-Informed School Culture”
What does it mean to be a ‘Trauma-Informed School?’ It includes understanding the impact of early developmental experiences on students, but also supporting staff, adjusting building procedures and district policies, and positively engaging with parents. This session will explain the foundations of neuro-developmental growth, and explore the implications on all aspects of school culture.

Special Education
Presenter – Amber Clark, South-Western City Schools
“Working with Challenging Students”
With an alphabet soup of labels and diagnoses, what does it all really mean and how does it affect learners in the classroom? This session will give participants a better understanding of the most prevalent disabilities in public schools today and the categories used to provide special education services under IDEA. Participants will leave with classroom management and instructional strategies that they can add to their toolbox to better meet the diverse needs of learners in the inclusive classroom.

12:30
Restorative Practices A
Presenters – Jeff Kestner & Diana Watson-Urban, OEA LRCs
“Cultural Competency”
Participants will be presented with a definition of cultural competency, will explore how culture impacts the day-to-day work of our members and the learning of our students, and steps you can take as an educator to become aware of and to begin to address concerns within the classroom/building. Participants will also review materials that are available to assist with beginning to consider classroom management in a way that is sensitive to and cognizant of culture.

Student Mental Health A
Presenter – Jesse Schroeder, The Buckeye Ranch, NMT Implementation Specialist
“Introduction and Overview of Trauma-Informed School Culture”
What does it mean to be a ‘Trauma-Informed School?’ It includes understanding the impact of early developmental experiences on students, but also supporting staff, adjusting building procedures and district policies, and positively engaging with parents. This session will explain the foundations of neuro-developmental growth, and explore the implications on all aspects of school culture.

Gifted Education
Presenter - Dr. Jennifer Lorch, Reynoldsburg City Schools
"Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Students"
Come learn about the experiences of gifted students in the social and emotional realms. Presentation will include background and child development information in addition to interventions for the classroom.

1:45
Restorative Practices B
Presenters – Jeff Kestner & Diana Watson-Urban, OEA LRCs
“Cultural Competency”
Participants will be presented with a definition of cultural competency, will explore how culture impacts the day-to-day work of our members and the learning of our students, and steps you can take as an educator to become aware of and to begin to address concerns within the classroom/building. Participants will also review materials that are available to assist with beginning to consider classroom management in a way that is sensitive to and cognizant of culture.

Student Mental Health B
Presenter – Jesse Schroeder, The Buckeye Ranch, NMT Implementation Specialist
“Introduction and Overview of Trauma-Informed School Culture”
What does it mean to be a ‘Trauma-Informed School?’ It includes understanding the impact of early developmental experiences on students, but also supporting staff, adjusting building procedures and district policies, and positively engaging with parents. This session will explain the foundations of neuro-developmental growth, and explore the implications on all aspects of school culture.

Financial Planning
Presenter – Lea Anne Broseus, Education First Credit Union
“Financial Planning and Investments”
This session will be an overview of estate planning including information on budgeting, setting financial goals, knowing your risk tolerance, tax considerations and retirement considerations.