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Instructional Technology

Whether the need is for building the capacity of your new seasoned teachers; defining and enhancing the role of teachers as leaders; or developing and enhancing the skills of your staff, the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Northeast Ohio will work with you to assess your current practices and needs and create a customized program that meets your specific needs.
Some of the areas of expertise offered/include:
  • Best Practices in Classroom Instruction
  • Standards-Based Instruction, Implementation, and Assessment
  • Blending Technology with Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Tech Strategies
  • ED Tech Tools for Educators
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Blended and Online Learning
  • Teaching and Learning in a 1:1 Environment
  • Differentiated Instruction for 21st Century Learning
  • Personalized Learning
  • Google Classrooms and Offices
  • Quality Matters
  • Future Ready Schools
District Embedded Coaching:
As part of our coaching model, our consultant will meet with you to learn more about your needs and work with you to develop a comprehensive plan. Our consultant can work with an individual administrator, teacher, with your team or with the entire staff based on your needs. The following are some of the ways our services can be provided:
  • 1:1 Coaching or Training for Administrators or Teachers
  • Coaching or Training for Personnel/Staff
  • Lesson Design and Modeling
  • Observation Feedback with a Focus on Integrating Technology, Teaching, and Learning
Fall 2021 Professional Learning Opportunities:
What if we told you that in fifteen minutes (or less) you’d be able to walk away with a modern instructional strategy or idea that you could use with your students the very next day? Taking the most recent and best practical advice from today’s educational innovators, we'll discuss engaging ideas to make learning fun again.    
      How It Works:
         - Every other Wednesday, we go live via Zoom.
         - Sessions are offered multiple times on the same day for your convenience. recorded, and available on YouTube.
Click on the link to watch past Lunch & Learns:
If you can’t keep up with your Twitter PLN, we’ll do it for you! The Weekly Wrap-Up is a ten-minute show where we curate and cover the latest, the coolest, and the most innovative learning ideas of the week 
        How It Works:
           - Every Thursday, we'll record and upload to YouTube.
           - Sign up to be notified of weekly shows.
Click on the date to watch past Weekly Wrap-Ups:

We take the most popular books in education--the books that you’ve been dying to read but have difficulty finding the time--and build in a structured support system so that you can go from learning about pedagogy to successfully applying it. 
       How It Works:
          - Read one book over the course of a whole semester, usually one chapter per week.
         - Attend a weekly virtual cohort coffee chat for collaboration, community, and brainstorming.
         - Provide a brief weekly reflection or artifact of learning
        Books: Blended Learning in Action, Balance with Blended Learning, Ungrading 

TL;DR is a common Internet acronym, means when translated: “Too Long; Didn’t Read.” And it identifies a common problem in education: we just don’t have the time. So, if you don’t have the time to read that book but still want to benefit from its wisdom nuggets, this just might be the thing for you.
        How It Works:
          -You don't have to read or even order a book. We’ll handle that part.
         -Check your inbox. We’ll “release” abridged lesson ideas and strategies that you can immediately apply to your teaching.
         Books: The Eduprotocol Field Guide, The HyperDoc Handbook, Google Apps for Littles

Have a question? Need a sounding board? Want to brainstorm? Virtually connect with a friendly learning designer and instructional coach eager and willing to help! 
Help On Demand:
Russ Bennett
Director of Leadership Services
ESC of Northeast Ohio
[email protected]
216-901-4221 (Office)
216-524-3683 (Fax)

Stephanie DeMichele
Digital Learning Coach
ESC of Northeast Ohio