Creating Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLE) Train the Trainer
Overview: A Self-Organized Learning Environment, or SOLE, can exist anywhere there is a computer, Internet connection, and students who are ready to learn. Within a SOLE, students are given the freedom to learn collaboratively using the Internet. SOLE sessions are characterized by discovery, sharing, spontaneity and limited teacher intervention. Every SOLE session activates the learners’ creativity, requires critical thinking, and refines communication skills.

A certificate of completion for 4.5 contact hours will be provided.
This PD meets core competencies outlined in Ohio's Operating Standards for Gifted Education.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: Registration will begin at 8:30 am. Training starts at 9:00 am and will end at 2:00 pm.

Location: ESC of Lake Erie West, 2275 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43620

Target Audience: Administrators, Classroom teachers

Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey McClellan, founder of StartSOLE

Dr. McClellan founded MC2STEM High School, where he served as Head of School for 7 years. The school received recognition during President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address, was featured in the book Deeper Learning, was referenced in Marco Rubio’s book American Dreams, and has been documented in many other places - including Edutopia’s Schools That Work Series. Dr. McClellan has also worked internationally to build innovative educational programming and has published on topics such as Grounded Research and the non-cognitive factors associated with sustained student achievement. He also delivered a TEDX CLE Talk on “The Student Success Triangle.

Cost: $20 Fee includes lunch and instructional materials. Registration is not complete until fees are paid. Please send check payable to ESC of Lake Erie West to ESC of Lake Erie West, Attn: Elaine Robinson, 2275 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43620. Please indicate on check the name of the person registered for the training. For questions about registration, contact Elaine Robinson at 419-246-3079 or