The Northwest Ohio ESC will be closed to the public through July 31st.

Professional Development

Online Learning

Facilitator-led Online Book Studies:
Grading Smarter, Not Harder (available through July 31, 2020)
A Framework for Understanding Poverty (available through July 31, 2020)
Teaching Gifted Kids in Today's Classroom  (registration closes May 31, 2020)
When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers (registration closes May 31, 2020) 

*Self-Paced Certification 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 

Earn Ashland University College Credit

Earn college credit for your PD 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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Professional Development Policies & Contacts

Registration Process

Registration is required and completed online via our third-party registration site, Local Level Events. NwOESC events are not publicly searchable through the Local Level Events website, so a direct link is required to access registration. Registration requires that you have a username and password through Local Level Events. You will receive a confirmation email at the address you provided. This confirms your completed registration. For your convenience, you can view all events you have attended through Local Level Events when you login and click “My Account” at the top of the screen. 

NOTE: Generally, only one registration is allowed per person. If you are sharing a computer with a fellow employee, ensure the person before you has signed-out of the registration software before you try to register. If you have problems registering, please contact our office at (567) 444-4809 or email us.

Eligibility to Attend
NwOESC professional development workshops are free (unless otherwise stated) and open to school districts within Defiance, Fulton, Henry and Williams counties in Ohio.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to event start time for attendance verification.

Inclement Weather Policy
NwOESC will attempt to hold all events as scheduled, despite the delay or closing of area schools. In the event of severe inclement weather or other emergencies, NwOESC may cancel an event for safety reasons. NwOESC will make every attempt to contact registrants in the event of a cancellation.

Cancellations Policy
To cancel your registration, please email us or call (567) 444-4809. You cannot cancel your own registration.

Certificate of Attendance
Upon completion of an NwOESC workshop, each participant 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.

Events Calendar Subscription
Subscribe to our Northwest Ohio ESC Events Calendar and never miss another PD opportunity again. For directions on how to subscribe and other ways to connect, click here.

Local Professional Development Committee (LPDC) Credit
Certificates of Attendance will be provided to all participants for their local professional development committees to review.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit
NwOESC is an approved CPE credit sponsor with the Accountancy Board of Ohio.

Professional Development Contacts 
Kris Dobbelaere
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
Office Coordinator, Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development
(567) 444-4800, ext. 4809

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.
2019-2020 NWOESC PD
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