Professional Development

Online Book Studies

*Facilitator-led Online Book Studies:
Coming soon! - check back later for links
Online Gifted Book Studies:
Coming soon! - check back later for links

*Prices for online book studies vary. Some districts may cover registration fee as part of professional development expenses. Check with your district adminstrator on this option if out-of-pocket cost is a factor.  

Online Compliance Trainings

*Self-Paced Compliance Trainings:
Academic Content and Pedagogy Coursework (formerly HQT; price varies)
Bloodborne Pathogens Training
Child Abuse & Neglect Identification Training
Communicable Disease Training
Safety and Violence Protection
Van Driver Pre-Service Training
Van Driver Refresher Training

 *The price for each Self-Paced Certification Course is $50.00. Please note: we have transitioned these courses to a new hosting platform and no longer require/accept a registration form. Payment (credit/debit card or PO only) and registration must be made using the direct links above. *

For general course inquiries, please call 567.444.4809 or email us.  If you experience difficulties within the course itself, please contact the customer support team at support@eduplanet21.com

Professional Development Policies & Contacts

Download PDF of Policies

Event Registration
Registration is required to attend NWOESC professional development and receive a Certificate of Attendance. Registration is completed online via our third-party registration site, Local Level Events. Events are not publicly searchable through the Local Level Events website, so a direct link is required to access registration. In most cases, the link to register will be listed in the NWOESC events calendar. If you have problems registering or to cancel your event registration, please email us or call (567) 444-4809.

Cost & Eligibility
NWOESC professional development workshops are free (unless otherwise stated) to public school districts within Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties in Ohio. Attendance for staff from non-member districts may be arranged by contacting the Professional Development office directly. Workshops for ODE initiatives follow state guidelines for registration fees.

Parking & Check-in
Parking is free. Look for the large clock! Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to event start time to get settled and check-in.

Inclement Weather
NWOESC will attempt to hold all events as scheduled, despite the delay or closing of area schools. In the event of severe inclement weather (typically a Level 2 or Level 3 Snow Emergency in Fulton County) or other emergencies, NWOESC may cancel an event. Events sponsored by other organizations sometimes proceed despite inclement weather. Whenever possible, all cancellations will be posted to the NWOESC website and an email with the event status sent to registrants.  

Low Enrollment
The NWOESC makes every effort to hold events as scheduled, but reserves the right to cancel workshops based low enrollment. Notification of cancellations will be sent via email to registrants and posted on the NWOESC website. A cancelled session may be replaced with a new session. It is the responsibility of the participant to register for the new session.

Certificates of Attendance
Upon completion of an NWOESC workshop, registrants will be issued a Certificate of Attendance that lists the description and contact hours for that event. The Certificate of Attendance will be sent as a downloadable link within a SurveyMonkey event survey within 48 hours of the event. The NWOESC is an approved CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credit sponsor with the Accountancy Board of Ohio.

Event Updates
Never miss another PD opportunity again by subscribing to our NWOESC Events Calendar and our email newsletter. For directions on how to subscribe to the calendar and other ways to connect, click here.

Professional Development Contacts 
Josh Clark
State Initiatives (e.g. OTES, OPES, OSCES, Value Added), Gifted Education
Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development
(567) 444-4800, ext. 4649

Jill Gilliland
CPI, IEPs, Special Education
Director of Special Education
(567) 444-4800, ext. 4660

Ashleigh Repp
Conference Room Scheduling, Registrations & Cancellations, Certificates of Attendance
Administrative Assistant, Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development
(567) 444-4809

2020-2021 NWOESC PD
> We are continually adding registration links. Kindly check the registration calendar on this page for the latest information.

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Professional development  opportunities at the Northwest Ohio ESC exist to support 23 school districts that span a four-county area in Northwest Ohio. We provide high quality, research-based, job-embedded PD designed to uplift and bolster educator experience and expertise. 

We strive  to build a cadre of educators that embraces shifting student learning philosophies and the challenge of educating children in a fast-paced, changing world.

Earn College Credit  for your professional development through Ashland University, for only $180/credit. Participants may register for 1-3 hours of credit and must attend 12.5 hours for each one credit. Receipt of a grade is required. Registration is September 1 through June 30. Contact us for more information.

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