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2019 Career Connections Conference - July 29 - Hilton Easton, Columbus 

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Monday, July 29
 

8:30am EDT

Welcome and ODE Updates
Welcome to the 2019 Career Connections Conference and General Updates from the Career Connections Team at the Ohio Department of Education.

Presenters
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Cassie Palsgrove

Director, Office of Graduate Success, Ohio Department of Education
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James Turner

Career Connections Consultant, Ohio Department of Education
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Kayla Mack

Career Connections Consultant, Ohio Department of Education


Monday July 29, 2019 8:30am - 8:40am EDT
Grand Ballroom

8:40am EDT

Work Ethic: The Building Blocks for the 21st Century Workforce
The modern workplace is constantly evolving, but the pace of change has never been faster. It is estimated that 80 percent of the jobs of 2030 haven’t even been invented yet! With this rapid change taking place in every sector of the workforce, a set of skills has emerged as the building blocks for the jobs of today and tomorrow. Sometimes called soft skills or foundational behaviors, employers simply call them Work Ethic. Nearly 9 out of 10 hiring managers nationwide say work ethic is their most important factor in hiring. In the classroom, students with high work ethic have significant improvements in performance and graduate college at nearly double the average rate. The challenge is that fewer than 1 in 5 students have these skills, and almost all education is instead focused on academic and technical skills.

While many believe that you can’t teach “common sense”, new research is showing that these workplace skills can be developed at any age. This engaging and interactive presentation highlights simple training and leadership approaches that everyone can use to develop work ethic. While in the past we have hoped to develop these skills through projects and group work, we need to make the learning of them as intentional as the rest of our teaching. By using employer-based research, defining the seven skills of work ethic, and applying innovative teaching methodology, you will discover how to make lasting behavior change. Discover how you can build the foundational skills of work ethic and prepare your students with the skills for the 21st Century!

Presenters
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Josh Davies

Chief Executive Officer, Center for Work Ethic
Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. His engaging and connecting speaking style... Read More →


Monday July 29, 2019 8:40am - 9:25am EDT
Grand Ballroom

9:35am EDT

K-12 Business-School Partnerships that WORK
Come learn about WORKS - a program built through ongoing business partnerships that direct a K-12 Career Advising and soft skill education program. This initiative connects several state mandates into one meaningful program that prepares students for LIFE. Learn how to connect with businesses, programming ideas, curriculum modifications, and how to include all district staff in one unified career driven vision.

Presenters
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Elisa Brown

Transition Coordinator, Edison Local School District
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Dean Stanfield

Curriculum Director, Dean Stanfield



Monday July 29, 2019 9:35am - 10:20am EDT
Easton D

9:35am EDT

Setting the Pace to Achieve Excellence: A Blended Approach to Career Advising, Work-Based Learning, and Transition Planning

In partnership with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio and The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, educators from Delaware City Schools systematically integrated a free, standards-based curriculum into classroom practice, provided students with work-based learning experiences, and offered teachers externships with local industries in order to enhance student-directed IEPs, Pre-Employment Transition Services, 21st Century skills, and blended learning pedagogy. Attendees will learn about project strategies and barriers and gain access to the free, digital curriculum: EnvisionIT.  


Presenters
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Andrew Buck

Learning and Development Consultant, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center
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Krista Keipper

Supervisor of Secondary Special Education, Delaware City Schools



Monday July 29, 2019 9:35am - 10:20am EDT
Juniper B

9:35am EDT

Where To?
Where To? We ask our students to develop a post graduation plan and to build on it throughout their HS experience by offering work experiences, credentialing courses, and help to obtain college remediation free status.

Presenters
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Mark Edwards

Director of College and Career Readiness, Goshen Local Schools



Monday July 29, 2019 9:35am - 10:20am EDT
Juniper C

9:35am EDT

Career Advising PD a 1, 2, 3 Approach
Career Advising is a requirement for Ohio’s students in grades 6-12. To effectively implement career advising, it is important that Ohio’s educators are aware, with first-hand experiences, of local career opportunities, business needs, and education/training options. This session will introduce educators to three professional development opportunities Butler Tech is providing to assist in the process of preparing educators for career advising students. Information will be shared on how to replicate local Business Tours, MEET (Manufacturing Educator Externship program), and providing scholarships for the Ohio Career Guide online course.

Presenters
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Megan Reed

Career Specialist, Butler Tech
I am in my 18th year as an educator, most of those years with Butler Tech. I am interested in helping others to learn about career advising and potentially provide opportunities to help students obtain career maturity. I am teaching an online career advising course to help Ohio's... Read More →



Monday July 29, 2019 9:35am - 10:20am EDT
Juniper A

9:35am EDT

Future Ready Zeps: Preparing ALL students for THEIR futures
Noble Local Schools shares its goal to graduate 100% of our students ENROLLED, ENLISTED, OR EMPLOYED. Action steps include the addition of a Career Pathways Coach, the establishment of a Business Advisory Council, and the development of career pathways. Extensive career exploration utilizing Ohio Means Jobs backpacks, rigorous coursework, flexible scheduling, business/ industry partnerships, an emphasis on the Ohio Means Jobs Readiness Seal, and culminating senior capstone projects combine to create “Future Ready Zeps.”

Presenters
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Beth Warner

Career Pathways Coach, Noble Local Schools
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Dan Leffingwell

Noble Local Schools, Superintendent
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Justin Denius

Principal, Shenandoah High School



Monday July 29, 2019 9:35am - 10:20am EDT
Easton C

10:30am EDT

Getting Out of the School Bubble: Short-Term Teacher Placements in Businesses and Non-Profits
Come learn about this innovative model for fostering relationships between teachers and the community. See how you can place educators with businesses and nonprofits and hear about the benefits that those teachers will take back to their classrooms. Presenting will be Beth Bronkar, coordinator of the "STEP" teacher externship program in Licking County, as well as Steven Yeager, a teacher from Heath HS who has participated in the program several times.

Presenters
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Steven Yeager

College and Career Readiness Teacher, Heath High School
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Facilitator: Beth Bronkar

Educational Consultant, Licking County Educational Service Center
Beth Bronkar continues to Coordinate and is successful at establishing the vision and strategies necessary to make events and meetings happen. She has extensive experience in the development of concepts and execution of programming. She has proven her ability to coordinate large strategic... Read More →



Monday July 29, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Easton D

10:30am EDT

Beyond 12- focusing on the 3 E's
Learn how Hamilton Local School District in collaboration with the ESCCO focused their work around the 3 E's - employ, enlist, enroll through the development of student success plans, Ranger Pathways, and work based learning experiences including pre-apprenticeship/apprenticeship experiences.

Presenters
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Christine Galvin

Director of College and Career Success, Educational Service Center of Central Ohio
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Robert Lanthorn

Principal, Hamilton Township High School


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Monday July 29, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Easton C

10:30am EDT

MHS Career Based Intervention Program: "Relationships Before Content"
Our presentation demonstrates that the program goal is to promote the idea that the value of relationships is just as important as any content or curriculum. Having the students take ownership of their learning and how the community resources affect students' attitude towards school. They also develop a motivation to improve relationships with community members and stakeholders in order to have a better chance of success towards graduation and employment.

Presenters
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Jack Whaley

Assistant Principal, Madison High School
Robert Morris University- Undergrad 1998Kent St. University- Career Based Intervention EndorsementUniversity of Scranton- Masters in Educational Administration Bowling Green State University- Superintendent Licensure ( in process) 20 years in education - Taught at St. Edward High... Read More →
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Julie Behm

School Counselor, Madison High School
Bachelors Degree-Elementary Education 1-8 -BGSU, 2000Masters Degree-Education, Licensed School Counselor-John Carroll, 200419th year in education: 6 years teaching and 13 as a School Counselor Mother to 3 daughters, 10th grade identical twins and a 7th grader all attending Madison... Read More →


Monday July 29, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Juniper A

10:30am EDT

Pre-Employment Transition Services
Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) are intended to help students with disabilities, as early as age 14, who could benefit from an early start in exploring career interests. The five services include: Job Exploration Counseling; Work-Based Learning; Counseling on Post-Secondary Opportunities; Workplace Readiness Training; and Instruction in Self-Advocacy. These services are contracted with VR providers and are brief, typically up to 8 hours.

Presenters
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Todd Banks

Career Resources Caseload Assistant, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities



Monday July 29, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Juniper B

10:30am EDT

Dream Big, Scale Fast
A design challenge that is utilized during our OSU Leadership Excellence training will allow us to lead into our presentation on the importance of credentialing in the area of Leadership for ALL students. Graham Local Schools has created over 80 formal partnerships with local business and industry professionals to support our two Model Policies and internship opportunities. We are setting our students apart through the use of replicable credentialing and certification opportunities.

Presenters
avatar for Ryan Rismiller

Ryan Rismiller

PRINCIPAL, GRAHAM HS
I am entering my 14th year of education and 5th in administration. I have served as an Agriculture Educator (Johnstown Northridge) and Intervention Specialist (Marion Harding) in addition to being a Principal (Marion Harding and Graham.) My wife and I have four children and enjoyed... Read More →
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Adam Mowery

Secondary Education Coordinator, Graham Local Schools



Monday July 29, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Juniper C

11:25am EDT

Lunch
Monday July 29, 2019 11:25am - 12:25pm EDT
Grand Ballroom

12:35pm EDT

Leverage Community to Create Student Vision
This interactive presentation will allow participants to learn how one community leveraged community partnerships to provide opportunities for students. Come learn how to create systems, both within the school and within the community that keep student success as a priority, thus enabling students to envision their own success.

Presenters
avatar for Yvonne Culver

Yvonne Culver

Program Manager, Akron Public Schools
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Beth Winter

Coordinator of Community Engagement, Akron Public Schools
With an extensive background in communications, marketing and public relations with for-profit, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, Beth works with all organizations who wish to partner with a school to help students prepare for success in college, career and life. Beth helps... Read More →



Monday July 29, 2019 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
Juniper C

12:35pm EDT

Career Pathways Begin in PreK
What do you want to be when you grow up? People begin asking children this the minute children can talk. What if we helped them understand that a career is more than a job title at an early age? What if your district embedded career pathways in preK-12? Let’s talk about it!

Presenters
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Autum Barry

Director of School Engagement, Project Lead the Way


Monday July 29, 2019 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
Juniper B

12:35pm EDT

Creating Community Networks that Increase Career Awareness
Engaging teachers and the community in the career development process is important, but how do you do this effectively? This session will address this dilemma through the description of a graduate course that engages teachers and educators in the work of community engagement for the purpose of career awareness. Understanding and developing community networks is at the heart of all course assignments. The course is divided into 5 modules: Practicitioner Module, Problem Scenario Module, Connect to Ohio Career Resources Module, Building Community Networks Module, and Career Pathways Module. The Business Advisory Council for Washington County plays a role in this work and will be touched upon in this session. 

Presenters
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Rachael Tullius

Assistant Principal, Fort Frye Local Schools
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Tasha Werry

Executive Director, Marietta City Schools



Monday July 29, 2019 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
Easton D

12:35pm EDT

Ready for the World: 21st Century Rising Stars Internship Program
This workshop session will provide participants with a framework for designing and implementing a work-based internship opportunity for high school seniors, which can also be used to meet Ohio’s alternative pathway for graduation. The session will include strategies intended to maximize out-of-school time programming with a focus on college and career readiness and dropout prevention. This framework offers student participants a holistic experience that includes career readiness coaching, job placement and supervised work experience, which can be supported with 21st Century Community Learning Centers funding.

Presenters
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Lori Nickels

Assistant Principal, Canton City Schools
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Deidre K. Stokes-Davis

Director of Student, Family, and Community Support and State and Federal Programs, Canton City Schools
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Shana Smith

Central Office Family and Community Outreach Coordinator, Canton City School District
Shana Smith received her Bachelors of Science from Kent State University, her Executive Master's of Business Administration from Ashland University, and currently a doctoral student at Ashland University. She passionately serves as a Central Office Family and Community Outreach Coordinator... Read More →
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Andrea Ramsey

Central Office Equity & Inclusion Coordinator, Canton City School District
Andrea Ramsey has served youth in a variety of roles in the Canton City School District and in the community. She has served as a high school teacher in both traditional and alternative school settings, and also served as a principal at the elementary and middle school levels. She... Read More →



Monday July 29, 2019 12:35pm - 1:20pm EDT
Easton C

1:30pm EDT

Enhancing Careers Through Distance Learning Programming & The American Graduate Initiative
Learn what ideastream does with career days through distance learning. See examples of many careers. Additionally, you’ll see learn about the American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative that helps advance education and career readiness. See an expert from a forum held with then Candidates Mike DeWine and Candidate Richard Cordray who spoke to students about jobs. By the end of this session, see how to bring information back to implement immediately.

Special Guest Lee Gambol will join us from The Cleveland Musueum of Natural History through Zoom. https://cmnh.zoom.us/j/2162314600.

Presenters
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Eric Siler

Educational Technology Administrator, WVIZ/PBS ideastream
Eric Siler currently manages technology professional learning opportunities for WVIZ/PBS ideastream®, Cleveland, Ohio’s public broadcasting station. He is responsible for implementing technology training for educators, as the station’s mission is to strengthen communities by... Read More →
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Celena Roebuck

Manager of Educational Content, WVIZ/PBS ideastream
Celena has more than 30 years’ experience in public education, administration and the superintendency. Now in her second year at ideastream, she is the Manager of Educational Content and provides statewide oversight of the national American Graduate Getting to Work initiative... Read More →



Monday July 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Juniper A

1:30pm EDT

Leetonia Manufacturing Academy
The focus will be integrating an industry credential in the traditional high school setting. This provides an opportunity for students not attending the career center or taking college credit plus courses to have a pathway to employment after high school. In our district that is close to 50% of the students.

Presenters
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Robert Mehno

Leetonia Manufacturing Academy, Leetonia Exempted Village Schools
I have been fortunate to be an educator in urban, city, local and exempted village school districts. The past 10 years as the superintendent of the Leetonia Exempted Village School District located between Youngstown and East Liverpool in Northeast Ohio.I currently serve on the Committee... Read More →



Monday July 29, 2019 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Juniper B

1:30pm EDT

Answering Their Why: Using a Powerful Narrative to Engage Students like Never Before
At this exciting session, education and performance expert Mark C. Perna will present the dynamic ideas that educators around the country can’t stop talking about. Find out how you can put these powerful tools to work in your organization. Your perspective on the younger generations will be transformed by seeing the incredible passion, purpose, and performance they are capable of. By challenging our preconceptions, Mark will reveal new opportunities to get more of the right students, in the right programs, for the right reasons — right now. This value-packed session will empower and equip you with the insights to change course, set new goals, and experience real results. Take the first step toward becoming an enrollment, retention, and performance powerhouse with the knowledge to make a bigger difference!

Presenters
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Mark Perna

TFS
Mark C. Perna is the founder and CEO of TFS, a full-service strategic communications and consulting firm whose mission is to share and support every client’s passion for making a difference. As an international generational expert and author, Mark empowers educators and employers... Read More →


Monday July 29, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Grand Ballroom

2:25pm EDT

Engaging Students in Careers
Looking for a way to engage students in learning about in demand careers? Join us as we demonstrate the “Essential Careers Pathways” learning modules. The pathways consist of 5 in demand workforce sector courses: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace and Aviation, Information Technology, Health and Bioscience, Construction Trades. The curriculum can be delivered 100% online or in a blended classroom. Each course has the students actively engaged with the material through the use of video, activities as well as animations.

Presenters
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Michael O'Shaughnessy

Supervisor of Curriculum, Montgomery County ESC
I am a passionate educator for the last 21 years. I taught Physics and Chemistry for the first 17 years and now I am a Supervisor of Curriculum for the Montgomery County ESC. I enjoy science, computer programming, data analysis, in-line skating and I am a certified trainer for GSuite... Read More →
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Bryan Stewart

Workforce Director, Montgomery County Educational Service Center



Monday July 29, 2019 2:25pm - 3:10pm EDT
Juniper B

2:25pm EDT

Industry Credentials for Students with Significant Disabilities
Job seekers with significant disabilities have a difficult time finding employment due to questions about their ability to do the job, industry recognized credentials on their resume can help highlight their abilities leading to employment. The LIFE program at the MCESC, with the help of grant funding from ODE, developed hands on and interactive prep courses allowing students with significant disabilities to better understand the content presented in online courses, leading to industry recognized credentials.

Presenters
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Patricia Kauffman

Occupational Therapist, Madison-Champaign County ESC
Patricia Kauffman, OT/L is an occupational therapist and LIFE Skills Lab Coordinator for the Madison Champaign Co. ESC. As an OT for 26 years, Kauffman has spent most of her career in the school setting but also owned a private practice in the Columbus area for 7 years. She has developed... Read More →
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Marissa Imondi

Grant Assistant and Occupational Therapist, Madison Champaign County ESC



Monday July 29, 2019 2:25pm - 3:10pm EDT
Juniper A