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New STARS Registration (Step by Step Set Up)

As of January 1, 2008, ALL participants who plan to attend workshops, meetings, or network group sessions such as Special Education Leadership Council or Parent Leadership Council sponsored by the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County MUST register using the Ohio Department of Education's registration system called STARS. The Educational Service Center events scheduled to occur will be listed on the Event Calendar on our website and also on-line in.
Using STARS to register

Any individual planning to register for any Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County event on STARS must first set up an individual SAFE account. A SAFE account can be set up at any time, but must be established before any registration on STARS can be completed.

Setting up a SAFE account

Step 1: Go to the Ohio Department of Education website at
Step 2: Select the grey button “SAFE Account Sign In” on the left menu.
Step 3: Click “Sign Up” on the left menu.
Step 4: Read the Agreement Terms and click on the “I Agree” button on the bottom.
Step 5: Choose Option 1 or Option 2 and fill in the appropriate information along with your date of birth and last four digits of your social security number. When completed, click on “Continue”
Step 6: If information entered correctly, on the next screen your name should appear. Use the “This is my” pull down boxes to complete this screen and click on “Continue.”
Step 7: Use the Prefix, Suffix, and Gender drop down boxes and click on “Continue”.
Step 8: Use the County drop down box, and enter your phone number. When completed, click on “Continue”.
Step 9: Enter your email address and click on “Continue.”
Step 10: After you click continue, you will be shown a box that has the option of changing the email you just provided. You will be emailed instructions to complete the sign-up process.
Step 11: Go to your email and write down your Email confirmation Key number. Click on the link to the website provided to complete your registration
Step 12: You will be required to again put in the last for digits of your social security number. The confirmation key number should automatically be filled in. If not, enter it and click “Continue”.
Step 13: Enter your preferred Account Name and Password and click “Continue”.
Step 14: Your account has been created. Click on the link provided to sign in.
Step 15: Click on “STARSV2.0” and then on “ODE.CORE Educator Profile” to set up your profile. Please select the group that best describes you:

Public School Teacher (K-12)
School/District Administrator
Other District Employee
Early Learning Employee (Birth - 5 years old)
Other Edu. Employee (University, ESC, SST, Non-Public School Teachers, etc.)
Parent/Community Leader
ODE Employee"

After selecting the group that best describes you, follow the on-screen instructions in completing your profile. It is imperative that you complete the ODE.CORE Educator Profile using your building as the identifying organization. Without completing this, we will be unable to contact you with workshop changes or cancellations. After completing the profile, you are ready to register for events.

Registering for events on STARS

After your Safe Account has been set up, click on "STARS V2.0" to search for events. You can search by name of workshop, date of workshop, or by zip code. Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County zip code is 44131. We have found that the easiest way to search for a workshop is by the date.

Need Assistance?

Once you have a SAFE account, you will be able to use STARS to register for any events listed on the system. If you have any problems or questions with the process, our staff is here to help you if needed. Please call 216-524-3000 for assistance. If you are having technical trouble with setting up the SAFE Account, please contact ODE at 877-644-6338.

Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio
6393 Oak Tree Boulevard South, Independence, OH 44131
P:(216) 524-3000  |  F:(216) 524-3683  |  [email protected]
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