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outreach.org



September

2008

Page
1







The mission of
Southern Outreach

is to support the

professional
growth of Southeastern Ohio educators.


INSIDE THIS EDITION . . .


Page



Framework for Understanding Poverty
Exciting Program!


with Ruby Payne & John
Maynard



Don’t Miss Out!

3

Freedom Festival

A Weekend of Great Programs!

4

Freedom Festival Travel Opportunities

5

Grade 7
-
8 Math Teacher Network

Get Ready for a Great Year!

6

Grade 4
-
6 Math Teacher Network

Everyone Welcome!

7

Bridges Out

of Poverty
Sponsored by Scioto Literacy Council

8

Technology Coordinators Meeting
Join in!


8

Advance Blackboard Training
SCOCA Offering
!

9

TOP Transatlantic Outreach Program
More Info Coming!

9

Online Professional Development Wo
rkshops
Coming Soon!

10
-
11

Upcoming Conferences

Mark Your Calendars!

12

Professional Development for Principals
offered by

Lawrence

Co ESC

13

2008
-
2009 Professional Development Programs
So Central Ohio ESC

14


www.southernoutreach.org


It’s the beginning of a new school year and

Southern Outreach

is
beginning the 7
h

year of providing a free monthly newsletter detailing
professional d
evelopment opportunities for

Southeastern Ohio educator
s
.
It is o
ur privilege to serve our

educators
across the

region.
Check it out
--

there is something for everyone!


http://www.southern
outreach.org



September

2008

Page
2



Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

1

Labor Day

2

3

4

5

6

8

9

Grade 7
-
8 Math
Network

STEM Discussion

10


11

12

Tech Coordinator
Network Meeting

13

15

1
6

17

18

Ruby Payne
Presentation

at SSU

19

Freedom Festival
Kick Off at OU

20

Freedom Festival
at OU

Southern
Nature Center

22


Freedom Festival
at
Lawrence County
Courthouse

23

Grade 4
-
6 Math
Network

Advanced
Blackboard

24

25

26

27

29

30





Sep
tember 2008







Congratulations to Dennis Ray

on the publication of
his book,
The Stakes are High: God’s Wisdom for Our Public Schools
.
T
he official release date is October 7
th
,

then

the book will be available
through Tate Publishing and will be a
vailable at major book stores, such as
Barnes & Noble, Borders, and on Amazon.


Dennis is a National Board Certified Teacher in AYA Mathematics and
has taught math at Chillicothe High School for a number of years.
If you
would like to contact Denni
s, his email is
den1955@roadrunner.com

A
note of congratulations would be a nice surprise!


http://www.southern
outreach.org



September

2008

Page
3


The Literacy Council of Scioto County Invites
All Teachers
!


Dr. Ruby K. Payne


author of “
A
Framework for Understanding Poverty”

will
speak on the campus of Shawnee State
University,
September 18, 2008
,

7:00
PM,

Flohr Lectur
e Hall, Clark Memorial Library,
940
Second St., Portsmouth. Sponsored by the
Sha
wnee State University Women's Center and
the Literacy Council of Scioto County this lecture
is
free

and open to the public.


For more information go to
www.literacyscioto.org




Continue the
Ruby Payne
Discussio
n

with John Maynard

October 14 & 21

(
5:00

PM



7:30

PM)

Ohio University Southern



J
oin

John Maynard,
Principal of South Point High School, to
continue the discussion about understanding at
-
risk students who
come from low income homes.
John will lead

two evenings of a
more in
-
depth look at Ruby Payne’s work.



John is a certified trainer for
Ruby Payne’s
Framework for
Understanding Poverty
, and ha
s also done a lot of research on
his own.


One hour of graduate credit is available at $150 through Ohi
o University.
The September 18
th

presentation is not required for the credit. For more
information, contact Rena Allen at
allenr@ohio.edu

or call the
Southern
Outreach

office at 533
-
4550. To register, see the last p
age of this
newsletter.
http://www.southern
outreach.org



September

2008

Page
4

Fall Freedom Festival

September 19
-
22, 2008

http://www.southern.ohiou.edu/freedom



The faculty of Ohio University Southern campus have
created a four
-
day program for students an
d the
community to celebrate freedom. The Freedom
Festival will focus on four specific areas: the
Emancipation Declaration, the Leadership of Lincoln,
the Underground Railroad, and Southern Ohio’s role in
the abolitionist movement.


The following

events w
ill be held at OU Southern, the
OU Southern Nature Center and the Lawrence County
Courthouse:




A visit from Abraham Lincoln



Watch a l
ive reenactment of the Lincoln
-
Douglas debate



Enjoy the music of Antebellum America



Hear Reverend John Rankin denounce slav
ery



Sojourner Truth: Life of a Runaway Slave



Binding the nation’s wounds: H
ealing the slaves, nursing the boys in “Blue” &
“Gray” and looking ahead to 20
th

century medicine



The Official Lincoln: Leadership, Skills and Management Philosophy in Time of
Our G
reatest Crisis



A Day in the Life of a Female Slave: In the ‘Big House,’ the fields, and at home in
the quarters



Signs, Stars, and Signals and Quilts from the Southern “Grapevine
” through the
images of photography



The Underground Railroad and enslaved peop
le’s education



Slave narratives that reached the Northern printing presses


1
-
2 hours of g
raduate credit

available fr
om

Ohio University ($150.00/hr)

Step back
into time to
see and hear
our history!

http://www.southern
outreach.org



September

2008

Page
5

Continue the Freedom Festival

w
ith the Following Travel Offerings


Education on Location programs are sponsored by The Travel and Tourism program at
Ohio University Southern.



To register
,

contact Travel World, located at OU Southern at 740
-
533
-
4630 or call
Steve Call at 740
-
533
-
4559
.



































TOUR INCLUDES:



Roundtrip motor coach transportation from Ironton



Light continental breakfast and lunch buffet.



Visit to The Rankin House, Ripley, Ohio



Visit to The Parker H
ouse, Ripley, Ohio



The Harriet Beecher Stow Freedom Museum, Old Washington, Kentucky



National Underground Railroad Museum, Maysville, Kentucky



Additional historic venues


Underground Railroad to Freedom

October 10, 2008


$60.00 per person



1 hr graduate credit
-

$150.00 per hour

Mr. Lincoln’s Kentucky

October 17
-
18, 2008


TOUR INCLUDES:



Roundtrip motor coach transportation from Ironton



One night lodging, 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches



Abraham Lincoln’s Birthplace, Sinking Springs Farm



Mary Todd Lincoln home in Lexington, KY



Knob Cree
k Farm



Hodgenville’s Lincoln Museum



Lincoln Heritage Home & Sarah Bush Johnston Lincoln Cabin



Western Theater of the Civil War Museum



Women of the Civil War Museum



Additional attractions to be announced.


$
150
.00 per person

-

double



1
-
2

hr
s

graduat
e credit
-

$150.00 per hour

$190.00 per person
-

single

$135.00 per person


triple/quad

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outreach.org



September

2008

Page
6



Be part of an

exciting network!


This professional development network was
established
i
n the fall of 2006

as a result of
requests from classroom teachers to provide
support for teachers of grade 7 and 8 mathematics.


Ohio University Southern
& the Ohio Board of
Regents
sponsors this professional network and
there is no cost to participate.

Meetings are led by your
colleagues in the network, as well as Jodi Dunham, National Board Certified
Teacher in Mathematics, and Rena Allen
, Ohio University Southern
.




Tuesday,
September 9
th


(4:30


7:00)

Valley High School in Lucasville


This month’s

session will
focus on using the Mira to help students with geometric

concepts, such as symmetry and transformations. Each one present will receive a

set of Miras and a packet of lesson ideas.


The network meet
s

the 2
nd

Tuesday of each month. If you te
ach math at the

grade 7


8 level, you are invited to join this dynamic group of teachers.


The goals of the Grade 7
-
8 Math Professional Development Network are:



To provide teachers with instructional support.

Best practice instruction will be

modeled a
t each session. Resources will be provided that can complement any

school’s text based curriculum.



To establish a partnership of colleagues who teach grade 7
-
8 math.

There is

strength in numbers, and participants will be invited to share ideas that hav
e

proven to be successful for their students.












GRADE 7
-
8 MATH TEACHERS
!


Spread the Word!

All Grade 7
-
8 Math Teachers are welcome! A $30
stipend supports attendance at each session. Graduate credit is availabl
e for
those who meet eligibility requirements. Register by completing the form on
the last page of this newsletter. Fax to 740
-
533
-
4567 or Email to Rena Allen
at
allenr@ohio.edu
. Hope to see you on
September 9
th
!






http://www.southern
outreach.org



September

2008

Page
7

ATTENTION

Grade 4
th
, 5
th

and 6
th

Grade Math Teachers!


Plan to join your colleagues from around the

region
for
the

Grade 4
-
6 Math Teacher Network!


Date:


September

2
3
rd


Location:
Valley M
iddle School, Lucasville

Time:


4:30


7
:00



The focus for this month’s session is

Math is More Than Just Facts!
Each
teacher will receive a pac
ket of ready to use ideas to prepare lessons that help
develop number sense without the “drill and kill.”


T
his professional development network has been established to provide support for
teachers of grade 4
-
6 mathematics. There is no cost to attend. Teachers who
participate will be eligible for graduate credit, a modest stipend, as well as
instructional mat
erials. But the best reason to participate is to gain new knowledge
about teaching mathematics and sharing ideas with other teachers from the region
.


The
Ohio Department of Education
, and
Southern Outreach

are sponsoring this
professional development n
etwork. Each month, the session will focus on one of
Ohio’s Academic Content Standards in Mathematics. Rena Allen, Ohio University
Southern, will coordinate the program and many sessions will be facilitated by grade
4
-
6 classroom teachers.



The g
oals of the Grade
4
-
6

Math Professional Development Network are:




To provide teachers with instructional support.

Best practice instruction will be
modeled at each session. Resources will be provided that can complement any
school’s text based curriculum
.



To
establish

a partnership of colleagues who teach grade
4
-
6

math.

There is
strength in numbers, and participants will be invited to share ideas that have
proven to be successful for their students.



Spread the Word!

All Grade
4
-
6

Math Teachers are w
elcome! Register by
completing the form on the last page of this newsletter. Fax to 740
-
533
-
4567
or
e
mail to Rena Allen at
allenr@ohio.edu
.

Hope to see you
September 23
rd

http://www.southernoutreach.org



September

2008


Page
8


Bridges Out of Poverty:

Strategies for C
ommunities and Professionals


The Literacy Council of Scioto County is pleased to bring Terie Druessi Smith to our region.
As a follow up to Dr. Ruby Payne’s lecture, Druessi
-
Smith will present a day long workshop
based on the book
Bridges Out of Poverty

which she co
-
authored with Dr. Ruby Payne and
Phil DeVol.


If your business, agency or organization works with people from poverty, only a deeper
understanding of their challenges


and strengths


will help you partner with them to
create opportunities
for success.

This
free

program presents case studies, detailed
analysis,exercises, and specific solutions you can begin to implement right now.



Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shawnee State University

Registration 8:30 am
,
Program 9:00 am


3:30 pm

Lunch w
ill be provided


To register for this one
-
day workshop,
call Shawnee State

University

Phone: 740
-
351
-
3171 o
r 800
-
672
-
8772





Technology Coordinators

Network Meeting


Friday


September 12th

Big Beaver Creek Golf Club

Piketon, OH


Morning Refreshments at

9:00

Meeting begins at 9:30

Lunch
a
vailable

to purchase on site.


Please email Melissa Horwell to register at
melissah@scoca
-
k12.org


http://www.southernoutreach.org



September

2008


Page
9

Advanced Blackboard


September 23, 9:00
-
2:30

At the
SCOCA

facility in Piketon



Update your Blackboard class with 21
st

century literacies using the blogging, individual online journal, wiki,

podcast and social bookmarking tools in Blackboard! Attend this back to school workshop for teachers,
librarians, tech staff, curriculum coordinators, or potential district Blackboard trainers.


Participants will work with the new Adaptive Release

feature in Blackboard, which can be used as a tool
for differentiating instruction. Participants will develop a short survey and explore Review Status. Other new
features that will be covered will be how to use RSS feeds in Blackboard to provide automat
ically updated
current news and standards related updates from websites and magazine databases as student resources in
courses. In addition, participants will work with the new peer and self assessment features for students and the
new grade book, in vers
ion 8


It is essential that participants bring disks, jump drives, or CD’s with their assignments, materials, and
resources to work with. Certificates of attendance will be issued.



Register online at
http://www.scoca
-
k12.org/training

For more information contact:
Melissa Higgs
-
Horwell, SCOCA

1
-
800
-
634
-
8828

or E
mail:

melissah@scoca
-
k12.org





SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS!

STAY TUNED…….


Check back next month for a coming professional development
opportunity just for you! Don Martin, Waverly High School
social studies teacher, will share Welco
me to Germany, a study
of modern German history, government, school systems, social
welfare system, and national issues. Each attendee will be
provided age appropriate classroom materials about Germany,
free of charge. This is part of a program in which
Don has
participated


The Transatlantic Outreach Program (TOP).
Learn more about the study tours that are available through
TOP’s summer opportunities.

http://www.southernoutreach.org



September

2008


Page
10










The following workshops will be offere
d on the Internet.

In each course, participants will review several children’s

books and evaluate a variety of electronic resources that complement

a unit of study. Questions to guide the study are posted online.
Everything to earn credit is online
and there is no face
-
to
-
face meeting
required.

Two online workshops are offered for interested teachers this
fall quarter. The titles and descriptions of each are below and on the
next page.



To register for an online workshop, contact Kathie Chini,
Professional
Development Coordinator at Ohio University Eastern

Campus
.

Email
chini@ohio.edu

or phone 740
-
699
-
2500.



Online Workshop #1



Teaching about the Civil War

Using Children’s Literature & the Internet


Joi
n Diane Burkhart and Kathie Chini in this online course that will incorporate
children’s literature, picture books, historical fiction, biographies, non
-
fiction
and the Internet as resources to teach about the Civil War. Books that will be
reviewed includ
e Red Cap, Bull Run, Shades of Grey, Behind Rebel Lines, Mr.
Lincoln’s Drummer, Gentle Annie: the Story of a Civil War Nurse, Turn
Homeward, Hannalee, and Till Victory is Won.


Participants will visit a variety of web sites and answer the questions posted.

Additional sites will provide resources, which can be used when incorporating
this unit of study into the classroom. This class is open to teachers of all grade
levels and ends on November 14
th
.

Online Workshops



http://www.southernoutreach.org



September

2008


Page
11



Online Workshop #2












Using the Internet and Newbery Award

& Newbery Honor Bo
oks to Teach Reading Skills


This 3
-

hour graduate online course will incorporate children’s books that have been
recognized as Newbery
Award and Newbery Honor books, the Internet and Ohio’s
Academic Content Standards to impact literacy instruction. The c
ourse includes
activities and books appropriate for teachers of grades 3
-
8. Questions will be posted
online and forwarded to the instructor by email. Participants will need to log 20
hours of online work. The course ends on November 14
th
.


Book title
s that will be reviewed include: The Whipping Boy, The Matchlock Gun,
Lincoln: A Photography, The House of Sixty Fathers, The Witch of Blackbird Pond,
Sign of the Beaver, Because of Winn
-
Dixie, the Watsons Go to Birmingham,
Number the Stars, Olive’s Ocean
, The View from Saturday, and Bud, Not Buddy.

G
raduate Credit is a
vailab
le for online teacher
w
orkshops. Each online course is worth 3
graduate hours of credit. The cost is $150 per
quarter hour, payable to Ohio University.


To register for an online wo
rkshop, contact Kathie Chini,
Professional Development Coordinator at Ohio University
Eastern. Email
chini@ohio.edu

or phone 740
-
699
-
2500.


http://www.southernoutreach.org



September

2008


Page
12


www.itsco.org



Many professional d
evelopment offerings are available
through Instructional Technology Services of Central
Ohio (ITSCO).

For a complete listing, program
details and registration
information go to


http://www.itsco.org/pd/fall.h
tml







Upcoming Professional Development Conferences




Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics

(OCTM) Fall Conference
will be a National Regional Conference this year in Cleveland, October
16
-
18. To register, go to
www
.nctm.org


or
www.ohioctm.org
.




Ohio College TechPrep
, or the National Pathways Network Conference
will be in Cincinnati on October 22
-
25.

For more information, visit
www.ncpn.info

for details.




We are IT,

an initiative to encourage more young women to pursue
careers in informational technology and engineering, will hold a one
-
day
conference for 8
th

grade girls in this region. The event will be at
Shawnee State on November 14
th
.

Fo
r more information

and to register
8
th

grade girls from your building
, email Karen Arthur at Shawnee State
at
karthur@shawnee.edu
.




http://www.southernoutreach.org



September

2008


Page
13

Lawrence County ESC Leadership Series 2008
-
2009



A year long series
of best
practice, research, ideas, and
networking opportunities developed around our common goal of
raising student achievement for all Lawrence County
Students.


Sessions are based on the work of Todd Whitaker, Doug
Reeves, Daniel Heller, Linda Lambert, Elaine Mc
Ewan,
Taylor & Collins, and Tomlinson.


Sessions will be held at the Briggs Library
-
South Point Branch


from 10:00


1:00




Monday, Oct 20



What Great Principals Do Differently



Monday, Dec 8



Literacy Leadership; Differentiating Leadership; Literacy Acros
s
the Curriculum



Monday


Feb 23



Dealing with Difficult Teachers; Angry, Troubled, Exhausted,
Confused Teachers


Dealing with Them



Thursday,
Apr

2



What Great Schools Do to Close the Achievement Gap; RTI,
Schools of Distinction, Best Practice Hiring an
d Retaining good Teachers;
Recognizing Great Teachers.



Tuesday, June 2



Principal as a Coach: Creating Your Game Day Plan for Next
Year; Leadership Capacity for Lasting Improvement.


Lunch will be provided!

Contact Hour Certificates and
Graduate Credit A
vailable!



To Register, contact Theresa Adkins at
theresa.adkins@lc.k12.oh.us

or 740
-
532
-
4223


K
-
12
Principals
and Assistant
Principals

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September

2008


Page
14

South Central Ohio Education Service Center

2008
-
2009 Professional Development Programs


The South Central Ohi
o ESC has scheduled a full slate of
professional development programs

during the upcoming
school year
. Programs are limited to 25 so register early!




September 24 & 25


Pathwise Level 1 Training



October 16


Inclusion 101



November 18 & 19


I Read It, Bu
t I Don’t Get It



January 28 & 29


Differentiation of Instruction



March 10


How the Brain Learns Mathematics



April 21 & 22


Pathwise Level 1 Training


All programs will be held at the South Central Ohio ESC, Conference Room C
and will begin at 8:00 with
registration and continental breakfast. Program
presentations begin promptly at 8:30. Lunch is provided
. Gr
aduate credit
is
available from Ohio University

and contact hours will be available also
.



These programs are of no charge to teachers and admini
strators within the SCOESC service
area. For those participants outside the SCOESC service area, a registration fee of $100
per person
is required
.



For more information

or to obtain a registration
form, contact Jan Thomas at
740
-
354
-
0253 or
jthomas@scoesc.org

http://www.southernoutreach.org



September

2008


Page
15









Southern Outreach, Office of Professional Development

261 Riffe Center, Ohio University Southern, 1804 Liberty Ave, Ironton, OH 45638



Phone: 740
-
533
-
4550

Fax: 740
-
533
-
4567




Rena Alle
n
allenr@ohio.edu

Kelli Lutz
lutzk@ohio.edu




Region 15 State Support Team (SST)

740
-
285
-
8924

Eric Humston
,
Director



SCOCA

175 Beaver Creek Road, Piketon, OH 45661

800
-
634
-
8828

Me
lissa Higgs
-
Horwell, Coordinator of Interactive Video Distance Learning

melissah@scoca
-
k12.org



ITSCO

2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus OH 43210

740
-
384
-
4659 or 800
-
398
-
7675

Peggy Whyte, South Region Consult
ant

peggy@itsco.org



Transcript Information & Grade Re
ports




Ohio University transcripts can be requested by visiting the Office of the
Registrar’s website
http://www.ohiou.edu/registrar

and following the links to
transcripts. The cost of an official transcript is

$5.00. The
fall

quarter ends on
November 22
, 2008. Credit will be posted on an official transcript after
Nov. 26
th

.



Paper grade reports are no longer mailed by Ohio University.

You may call
the Southern Outreach office for an unofficial computer print
out that shows the
courses and credits earned. Call 740
-
533
-
4550 for assistance.

The
Southern Outreach

newsletter is fully
supported by Ohio University Southern and is
offered to educators each month at no charge.


http://www.southernoutreach.org



September

2008


Page
16


R
egistration
F
orm

Fax

740
-
533
-
4567




Mail

to
Southern Outreach


Email

to
allenr@ohio.edu




Ohio University

Southern


Phone:

740
-
533
-
4550




1804 Liberty Ave
nue, Ironton, OH 45638



______

Continue the Ruby Payne Discussion with John Maynard




October 14 & 21 (5:00


7:30) at Ohio University Southern


______ Grade 7
-
8 Math Teacher Network




September 9 (4:30


7:00) at Valley High School in Lucasville


_
_____ Grade 4
-
6 Math Teacher Network




September 23 (4:30


7:00) at Valley Middle School, Lucasville





Name


School


District


Home Address


Home Phone


Preferred Email Address______________________________________



Grade level & Subjects you

current
ly teach __________________________

As a cost
-
saver, registration confirmations are sent through email only.

Please

list an email address where
you will

access your confirmation.