2021 - 2022


2021 - 2022
ESU 07
   

Staff Development Services (84-002.05A)
Notes:
  • School improvement--data seminar day

  • New Teacher Academy

  • ITIP Process for new teachers

  • Computer roll-out with Otis

  • SPED Updates, protocols, SPED planning

  • New SPED teacher next year….will need onboarding and training!

  • Tech support from tech department

  • Digital learning platform support from Otis

  • ILCD support with Tami

  • Mentor/mentee program support

Continuous Improvement Process
Analyzing results, selecting goals, implementation of strategies, verifying results, implementation of CIP cycle, leadership retreat, SIMPL data dig @ districts
Crisis/ School Safety
Workshops, consultation, and on-site support for school safety teams, crisis teams, and threat assessment teams.
Digital Learning including BlendEd
Professional learning and direct support for districts and teachers in digital learning. This includes: remote learning, hybrid learning, blended learning, and the tools and resources used to facilitate digital learning.
Instructional Models
Professional development surrounding instructional models (Danielson, Marzano, ITIP, homegrown, etc.), strategies, and planning.
New Teacher Academy
Study and implementation of research-based, best practices designed to support beginning teachers. Includes a clear focus on career-long excellence in the classroom and the legacy we create. Topics could include: lesson design, classroom management, student engagement, high yield strategies, technology integration, SPED, parent-teacher conferences
Other/Non-NSCAS Content Trainings
Trainings and support for content areas not tested through NSCAS. Such trainings as for guidance counselors, special education staff, and para educators.
Principal Development
ESU 7 Principals have the opportunity to meet 5 times each year for opportunities to collaborate. Additionally, principal trainings are scheduled as needs are identified.
Superintendent Development
Superintendent networking meetings on ESU campus throughout the year. Visits by ESU Administrator to school district Superintendents to discuss, plan and problem solve services provided to the districts. KSB training series. Perry Law Firm policy updates. Other topics for superintendents.
Technology Integration
Provides professional development of staff and/or individuals with the integration of technology into the classroom.
Instructional Materials Services (84-002.05C)
Technology (84-002.05B)
Coordinating Computer Repair Partnership
Coordination of a computer repair service across multiple vendors. ESU serves as a central drop off / pick up location.
Datacenter Services
Provides a direct connection to each school via a layer 2 VPN. This connection allows schools to place servers in our data center for redundant and primary services along with offsite backups.
Distance Learning Consortium
Coordination of DL and online learning. This consortium includes virtual field trips, e-rate filing and consultation, Santa visits, and Zoom desktop video conferencing.
Internet Support
Provide coordination and support for our school's direct connection to an internet service provider of their choice. These services range from the initial planning and design, to implementation of equipment and assuring continuity of the connection.
LanMan Partnership
ESU offers to supply technical services on a consistent scheduled basis per our LANMAN Partnership service agreement. A District Technology Coordinator is hired by the ESU and assigned to those schools who choose to participate in the service.
Network Planning & Consultation
Network personnel help plan, design, and implement infrastructure from wire to wireless, iPad, or laptops, servers and more.
Technical Support
Our Team provides support in the following areas: Backups, Client Computers, iOS, General IT, Lab Computers, Web Filtering, Email, Wired & Wireless Networking, Anti-Virus, and User Administration. Training is available for a variety of software and hardware platforms including server, mobile device management, client and tablet systems.
Student Services
Deaf Education
A teacher of the Hearing Impaired provides deaf education services and/or consultation for students verified as deaf or hard of hearing. Our Deaf Educator works with audiologists to ensure appropriate aural rehabilitation services to students, families, and schools.
Early Childhood Special Education
Early Childhood Special Education services includes managing referrals and conducting evaluations of children birth to 5 years old. If children are in need of special education services; it also includes evidence based service delivery of comprehensive services in homes, childcare and preschool settings that adhere to IDEA Part C and Part B (619) rules and regulations. The teams also works to smoothly transition verified children to their elementary schools as they move on to kindergarten. Schools can utilize coordinators to help manage their Teaching Strategies GOLD requirements.
Program Supervision
Compliance, financials, training
Psychology
Provide direct and indirect support through general education and special education processes. Provide individual, team, and systems-level supports and services to various problem-solving teams. Academic, social emotional, and behavioral assessment, consultation, collaboration with classroom teachers, special education staff, specialists, parents, administration, and school personnel to develop an effective plan to meet the needs of each individual student.
Resource Coach
The ESU7 Resource Coach focus is working with teachers, other district staff, and families to assist, provide guidance, training, resources, and strategies for working with students by utilizing programming and materials to improve learning through meeting each individual student's needs (ages 0-21). Training Topics: Functions of Behavior and Behavior Strategies, Classroom Management Strategies, Stages of Behavior Escalation, Least Restrictive Environment, Functional Behavior Assessment/Behavior Intervention Plan, Paraprofessional Roles & Responsibilities, Writing Measurable IEP goals, General/Special Education Teacher Responsibilities, Disability Awareness, Social Skills, Verbal Behavior Available Services: Implement verbal behavior program, IEP development-how to write measurable goals, District IEP meeting facilitation, Direct teaching to assist IEP implementation, Para, Parent & Teacher training-Behavior strategies, role modeling, coaching, & data collection, Model, instruct and collect data for social skills & functional life skills, Develop data collection systems, Direct student services in the home, Differentiate instruction, Provide resources (web sites, trainings, curriculum materials, evidence based research )
Speech Language
Provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and consultative services for students. Provide services in many areas, including receptive language, expressive language, articulation, voice, fluency, literacy, and social communication. Individual plans and service delivery made for each student to ensure FAPE. Participate in transition teams. Materials and assessment checkout.
Transition
A transition specialists primary focus is preparing students with disabilities to transition from high school to life after graduation. The specialist supports districts through training opportunities, linkages to agencies and specialists, and providing student workshops on transition-related topics.
Vision
The ESU7 Vision Team provides resources, services, and support in preparing children/youth, ages birth to 21, who have a visual impairment for success in life through collaboration with schools, families, and community agencies. Vision services are available for students experiencing vision problems. Certified vision personnel provide evaluation, consultation, and intervention for these children. This assistance may include the use of adaptive equipment, assistive technology, instruction in Braille, orientation and mobility, and other skills for accessing the general curriculum, and acquire Adapted Core Curriculum skills specific to individuals with vision impairments.
Other Services
Perkins Grant
Provides grant facilitation, management, professional development, and networking for Career and Technical Education teachers through the Carl D Perkins Grant Consortium.
Planning Region Team
Planning Region 7 is an organized group of parents, advocates and representatives from school districts, agencies, educational service units, Head Start, and other relevant agencies or persons responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Early Intervention Act in each local community or region. PRT also tracks, arranges or provides the required NDE training for PART C providers and is the entity to compliance monitoring of Part C in our 7 counties.
Production/Art Media
The ESU 7 Production Department provides schools with copy and finishing services, lamination, flash and word cards, writing paper pads, Ellison Cutouts, and poster printing.
Transition Grant
A transition specialists primary focus is preparing students with disabilities to transition from high school to life after graduation. The specialist supports districts through training opportunities, linkages to agencies and specialists, and providing student workshops on transition-related topics.