Emerging Special Education Leaders Academy (ESELA) 2021-2022

State Support Team Region 11 and the law offices of Bricker & Eckler, LLP are pleased to offer again a training academy for new special education administrators and those aspiring to become administrators. The Academy will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the key components of special education programs and the legal requirements that serve as the foundation for services and supports. Candid discussions about the legal and ethical responsibilities that administrators face in today’s complex educational environment will be encouraged in the Academy.
                                                
The Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (2014) provides the structure for course content. Scheduled session dates and topics are: 
                                                                           
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Oct 15 Child Find & Evaluation
Nov 12 Individualized Education Programs
Dec 10 Section 504
Jan 14 Discipline & Expedited Hearings
Feb 11 Confidentiality & Procedural Safeguards
Mar 11 Conflict Management & Resolution

Sessions may be attended online through Zoom®. An invitation and training materials will be sent approximately one week prior to each session to the email you have listed in STARS.                    
All participants must register for each individual session in STARS through the OH|ID Portal: https://safe.ode.state.oh.us/portal/account/logon?returnurl 
                   
The Academy is provided at no cost to participants. Contact Hour Certificates will be provided for each session (3 hours). 
                   
For questions or more information about the Academy, please contact Dr. Greg Mathews at 614.753.4688 or [email protected], or Ann Slane at 614.753.4691 or [email protected]
                                   
    
                                  
    

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