Newly Added PD Opportunities!


Prime For Life guides participants toward a meaningful understanding of how lifestyle-related health problems, like those associated with alcohol and drug use, develop. It clearly presents insight gathered from more than 1,800 research studies, exploring problems that occur, what we can do to prevent them, and why sometimes we need help. This instructor-led, media-enriched course provides specific guidance regarding personal choices, the management of resistance, support for change, and planning for success. It emphasizes both the role of empathy and the importance of collaboration. It’s for the curious, the concerned, and for those making high-risk choices. Prime For Life is adaptable, and shorter variations of this motivational risk-reduction program make it an experience anyone can benefit from.

What to Know:

  • A maximum of 15 students in each session Students must attend both days
  • Students must be supervised by local school personnel
  • Schools must get permission from the students' guardians in order to participate in the Prime for Life program
  • Students should be on their own computers with headphones OR one computer projected for multiple students in the classroom
  • Please register 2 weeks in advance to allow time to get the materials to the schools.
  • The Prime for Life program is free to schools in Crawford, Marion, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Union, Wyandot, and Hancock counties through the Family and Community Liaison grant.

This program is available for not only students who have struggled with vaping, but also for those who may present as at-risk for engaging in use of alcohol or other drugs. 

For specific questions regarding the Prime for Life program, contact

Amanda Gase, LSW, LCDC III at (419) 447-2927 ext. 128 or [email protected],

who will be the instructor.


Conscious Discipline is a trauma-informed, evidence-based approach to self-regulation, wellness and classroom management. It guides adults in living, modeling and teaching the skills they want to instill in children. Everyday conflicts and challenges become the curriculum by which adults teach lifelong skills like self-regulation, assertiveness and empathy so every child can reach their fullest potential. 

Conscious Discipline is based on brain research and developmentally appropriate practices. All aspects of Conscious Discipline focus on creating a safe environment for children to learn and practice the skills needed for healthy social, emotional and academic development. 

Conscious Discipline helps adults and children become aware of their inner states, their actions and the consequences of their choices. Adults learn to change their relationship with conflict, self-regulate during difficult encounters and recognize children's brain states in order to better meet their needs. This upgraded skillset empowers them to create a cooperative, compassionate School Family™ and use everyday classroom challenges as teaching moments. 

Conscious Discipline provides information and inspiration that transforms traditional schools into compassionate School Families, fatigued staff members into impassioned educators, troubled children into caring class members, and all students into eager learners. 



Virtual Special Education Lunch & Learn

Join Us!

Join NCOESC and area Special Education Staff for informational updates and opportunities to network and share resources. Nicki Miller will be hosting these virtual sessions.

Audience: Special education staff and related services



Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students in the General Education Classroom

3 Hour Modules

We will use Google Classroom for the gifted module series.

2023-2024 Cost: $45 for Each Module, $150 for

ALL Five Modules (15 hours) OR

FREE for Districts receiving 0.2 gifted services from NCOESC

One hour of graduate credit is available for an additional cost of $286.

Specialized Reading Knowledge: English Learners

Launchpad Leadership Academy

In-person sessions at NCOESC Tiffin Campus

Prepare to lead with confidence, make a difference in your school, and embark on a fulfilling journey in educational leadership. Join our Launchpad Leadership Academy and embrace the future of education leadership today. Your path to educational excellence starts here.


Literacy Improvement Pathway

The Literacy Improvement Pathway is a series of professional development sessions focused on the who, what, when, why, and how to build and improve school culture surrounding literacy. Each session builds on research and best-practice principles to support school administrators, teacher leaders, and school improvement teams in closing achievement gaps in literacy.

Presented by Dr. Brandie Bohney and Dr. Linda Uveges, this series is free for client-building-level teams and $250 for non-client-building-level teams for the entire series.

*A la carte sessions are not available.


Literacy Improvement Pathway Deep Dive

As an addition to the Literacy Pathway Sessions we will be offering afternoon “deep dives” that allow administrators and teacher teams time to dive into the information shared in the morning session or a previous session. Please plan to attend all five sessions and learn more about what the research says and become empowered to implement best practices within your building and district.


Deep Dive 4: Quality of Instruction

This deep dive delves into explicit instruction within a strong MTSS framework with some additional conversation focused on academic teacher talk. Each participant will come away with practical strategies for differentiation, making literacy processes explicit, and using classroom teacher talk effectively.

February 1

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Deep Dive 5: Instructional Materials

This deep dive will focus on how to evaluate and create instructional materials that align with the science of reading and create opportunities for teachers and students to partner for literacy success. Participants will leave with examples of high-quality instructional materials as well as collaboratively created templates for evaluating materials for adoption.

March 7

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM


Book Study: Designing for Depth in the Classroom by Andi McNair

Each week the book will be divided into chapters for reading along with supplemental materials for participants to further their learning.

January 8 - March 4

Facilitated by Tianna Keinath

January 8-January 12: Introduce yourself (.5 hours)

January 15-January 19: Chapter 1 & Chapter 2 (1.5 hours)

January 22-January 26: Chapter 3 (1.5 hours)

January 29-February 2: Chapter 4 (1.5 hours)

February 5-February 9: Chapter 5 & Chapter 6 (1.5 hours)

February 12- February 16: Chapter 7 (1.5 hours)

February 19-February 23: Chapter 8 (1.5 hours)

February 26-March 1: Chapter 9 & Chapter 10 (1.5 hours)

March 4-March 8: Conclusion (1.5 hours)

15 gifted hours will be given to each participant. Graduate credit will be available for an additional cost.

Cost: FREE for districts receiving 0.2 gifted services or $125 for other districts.

Participants must purchase the book.

Addressing the specific needs of countless learners doesn’t have to be overwhelming and unsustainable! In her dynamic new book, Andi McNair guides readers through a fresh mindset and process for designing meaningful experiences that leave learners engaged, empowered, and motivated to move from surface-level learning to deep understanding. Chapters cover topics such as project-based learning, authentic engagement, supporting and encouraging learners in the classroom and beyond, and the many ways to provide depth.

This book study addresses the following gifted competencies:

  • The ability to differentiate instruction based on a student’s readiness, knowledge and skill level, including using accelerated content, complexity, depth challenge, creativity and abstractness;
  • The ability to select, adapt or create a variety of differentiated curricula that incorporate advanced, conceptually challenging, in-depth, distinctive and complex content;

Participants will read the assigned readings and supplemental materials each week and post a thoughtful response. They will then reply to at least 2 colleagues' responses. Participants are also encouraged to implement new experiences in their classrooms and discuss the learners' experiences.

Upon completion, the participants will be better prepared to design meaningful experiences in their classroom with depth for their learners. This book study will give readers a fresh mindset to engage, empower, and motivate their learners.


Heartsaver Pediatric CPR, First Aid

and AED Training

The Heartsaver Pediatric First Aid CPR AED course trains participants how to respond to and manage illnesses and injuries in a child or infant in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Reflects science and education from the American Heart Association Guidelines Update for CPR and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) and the 2015 AHA/Red Cross Guidelines for First Aid.

Free for ESC preschool teachers, related services and para/aides, $50 for other ESC employees, $70 for non-employees.

January 19

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

NCOESC Tiffin Campus


Crisis Prevention and Intervention


Project LEAD

Meeting dates will be shared with participating districts.

Project LEAD Phase 1: Roadmap21

September 2023-January 2024

Project LEAD Phase 2: Regional Portrait of a Graduate

January 2024-April 2024

Project LEAD Phase 3: Alignment and Coherence with Strategic Plan/One Plan

April 2024

Contact Dr. Kristi Graves with questions.

Virtual Special Education Supervisor Meet-Ups


Join NCOESC and area Special Education Supervisors for informational updates and opportunities to network and share resources. Nicki Miller will be hosting these virtual sessions.

February 26

8:30 - 10:30 AM

April 22

8:30 - 10:30 AM


School Leaders Network

Audience: Principals, Special Education and Curriculum Directors

Graduate credit is available through Ashland University.

Join our network of school leaders! These ongoing network sessions will provide a variety of informational updates, relevant to district and building leaders. Come for opportunities to engage in new learning and network with your colleagues!

Meeting 3 - Choose Your Location

February 27

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

NCOESC/SST7 Mansfield Campus

February 28

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

NCOESC Marion Campus

February 28

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

NCOESC Tiffin Campus


Superintendent Network

Audience: Superintendents

Join the NCOESC team for an in-person superintendent meeting where you can get up-to-date information that you can utilize in your district! Legislative, Curriculum, Special Education and Professional Network updates will pack the agenda!


March 5

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

NCOESC Tiffin Campus


School Counselor/Social Worker Network

Join our network of school counselors and social workers! These ongoing network sessions will provide a variety of informational updates, relevant to school counselors and social workers. Come for opportunities to engage in new learning and network with your colleagues! 

Graduate credit is available through Ashland University when combined with other ESC events for at least 12. contact hours.

Network Session 3: Choose Your Location to Attend

March 5

12:30 PM - 3:30 PM

NCOESC Tiffin Campus

March 6

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

NCOESC/SST7 Mansfield Campus

March 6

12:30 PM - 3:00 PM

NCOESC Marion Campus


Book Study: Help for Billy

by Heather T. Forbes

15 gifted hours will be given to each participant

Cost: FREE for districts receiving 0.2 gifted services or $125 for other districts.

Participants must purchase book.

Help for Billy is a pragmatic manual to help guide families and educators who are struggling with traumatized children. Based on the concept of the neuroscience of emotions and behavior, Heather Forbes provides detailed, comprehensive, and logical strategies for teachers and parents. This easy-to-read book, with tables, outlines and lists, clears the way for a better understanding of the true nature regarding traumatic experiences affecting the brain and learning. It is a must read for anyone working with a child in the classroom.

For eight weeks, we will read and discuss together online in Google Classroom. You will be responsible for posting a response once a week and replying to at least 2 colleagues.

Any questions? Ask Jess Ault, [email protected]

March 13 - May 13

Facilitated by Jess Ault


Child Safety and Violence Prevention

The Child Safety and Violence Prevention training is now available online. Participants may register at any time during the course period provided they can complete the required four (4) contact hours. 

This training will assist teachers in meeting requirements for school professionals, outlined by the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) Section 3319.073 and the ODE requirements for Child Abuse Training. The purpose of this training is to assist participants in learning how to identify child abuse as well as student behavioral health issues (including depression, suicidal thinking, substance abuse, and bullying). The program will also describe how to seek appropriate community referrals when needed.

Cost: $30.00

Online and self-paced






TIFFIN, OH 44883



MARION, OH 43302