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2022 PBIS Recognition Awards

State Support Team Region 3 would like to congratulate the following 50 schools awarded bronze, silver or gold level recognition and three districts awarded district level recognition for their work in implementing PBIS. See the full list at this link. Across Ohio, there are a total of 375 award-winning schools to be recognized at these levels: Gold (41), Silver (80), or Bronze (238), and 16 districts to be recognized at a district level.

PBIS involves teaching students expected behaviors in a consistent and positive way, modeling and acknowledging those behaviors and helping all students meet expectations and be successful.  PBIS has been shown to improve student achievement, student behavior and school climate.  In 2015, the Ohio PBIS Network first recognized schools that were model examples of effective PBIS implementation.
These buildings will be honored at the 2022 Ohio PBIS Showcase, which is held annually in conjunction with the Ohio Leadership Advisory Council (OLAC). The virtual conference will take place on December 6, 2022 with the theme being ALL IN: For Ohio’s Schools, Students & Communities. The event is FREE to all who register. More information about the Showcase is available at the
Ohio Leadership Advisory Council website. 

New Surrogate Parent Training Modules are Live!

New Surrogate Parent Online Training Modules are available.  Click here  ODE has recently released the updated surrogate parent training modules. There are 7 modules that include video presentations explaining key concepts and resources, methods of applying the information learned, resources, and reflection opportunities. Quizzes are embedded and a certificate of successful completion is available.

New webinar - InspirEd Virtual Learning Session - Surrogate Parent for a Child With a Disability.   A surrogate parent and representatives from the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children, Ohio’s State Support Teams, and OCALI have collaborated to create this webinar on the role of the surrogate parent, the requirements for serving as a surrogate parent, the statewide systems in place or resources needed to build the capacity for the surrogate parent’s role, and the recently launched online training, which was designed to equip surrogate parents in their roles. 

AASCD Overview Zoom Webinar/Video

Ohio’s Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities (AASCD) is aligned to Ohio’s Learning Standards–Extended (OLS-E) and designed to allow students with significant cognitive disabilities to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in an appropriately rigorous assessment. The AASCD will be administered by grade level. Students in grades 3, 4, 6, and 7 will be assessed in English language arts and mathematics. Students in grades 5 and 8 will be assessed in English language arts, mathematics, and science. Students taking the HS-AASCD will be assessed in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
To guide and support individualized education program (IEP) teams in determining whether a student is most appropriately assessed with an alternate assessment, the Ohio Department of Education, in consultation with parents, teachers, administrators, and other stakeholders, has developed a new Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool

This narrated Powerpoint presentation is provided to give teams an overview of the new Alternate Assessment Participation Decision-Making Tool and emphasizes the importance of the IEP team’s review of the data in making the decision regarding whether or not a student would participate in the Alternate Assessment.

Updates: Restraints and Seclusion Rule Revision

June 24, 2021, the rule for the Standards for the Implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) and Use of Restraint and Seclusion was revised. Revisions to the rule include updates about the use of restraint and seclusion, new professional development and training requirements, and a formal complaint process for parents. Additional information and resources can be found on the Department’s PBIS webpage and restraint and seclusion webpage.

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