Cornerstone Connections

Creating Dissonance that Supports Inquiry and Growth


During the 2014-2015 school year, SST region 6 developed and facilitated a year-long professional development/training experience to extend what the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children (ODE-OEC) is learning through its work with State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) partner districts. Awarded to Ohio in 2012, this iteration of SPDG incorporates the use of integrated comprehensive services (ICS) strategies to foster the effective use of the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP) in improving results for diverse - and often marginalized - groups of learners (e.g., students with disabilities) as part of district-wide continuous improvement.

This year-long training experience helped region 6 move from a focus on roles and programmatic functions to practice unified and effective core instruction for all learners.

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