Pickaway County ESC
The Pickaway County ESC
The Pickaway County ESC is a county agency that serves the four school districts in Pickaway County: Circleville City Schools and Logan Elm, Teays Valley and Westfall Local School Districts, and Pickaway-Ross Career & Technology Center.
The ESC provides a variety of services to schools and students.
To learn more about those services and the history of educational service centers, click on the "About Our ESC" button at left.
2016 Summer Workshops
To view available 2016 Summer Workshops and Registration Instructions, please click below:
From the Superintendent
What I Think... by Ty Ankrom

Roughly a month after teachers complete their year of teaching, they can assume the role of student through the Pickaway County Educational Service Center’s Summer Academy.

The Academy, offered through Ashland University, provides teachers with the opportunity to complete graduate-level workshops and earn college credit. These hours may be applied to license renewal.

In addition to getting up to two semester hours of college credit in four days, the partnership between the ESC and Ashland University offers a convenient way for teachers to attend a workshop locally. In addition, these courses are aligned to the needs and focus of the work being performed in Pickaway County's schools.

This year’s seminars are on instructional strategies and differentiated instruction.

The first seminar, taught by Tom Diebold on June 20 and 21, is Literacy K-12 – Specially designed instruction for students with dyslexia: A survey of multisensory, structured language program and Math K-8 – Instructional alternatives for students who struggle with math.

On June 27 and 28, Tom Patterson will show teachers how to tailor instruction to meet individual student needs. Multiple methods will be taught and classroom examples will be shared by teachers who use differentiated instruction.

Differing content, products, strategies, altering the environment, use of regular assessment and flexible grouping are some of the ideas and successes that will be shared during the two-day seminar.

The Summer Academy is a great way to increase or sharpen your skills and get high-quality professional development. As educators, it’s important to stay abreast of current and best practices and the Summer Academy offers an opportunity for that.

All sessions will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ESC, 2050 Stoneridge Drive in Circleville. Participants are requested to bring a laptop if possible and are responsible for their lunch.

The cost for each session is $100, plus an additional $175 to obtain one semester hour credit from Ashland University. Attendance at both days’ sessions is required for semester credit.

To register, send a check or money order for $100 ($50 is non-refundable) payable to Pickaway County ESC with the completed registration form, available at www.pickawayesc.org.The semester credit fee will be taken at the first day of each session, by check (payable to Ashland University) or credit card.

Questions about the Summer Academy can be directed to (740) 474-7529.


Past columns

Community Connections
Learn about Pickaway County ESC's partnerships with county schools and its service through the Community Connections page that appears every other month in the Circleville Herald.
Click below to see the current and past issues.
Student News
2016 Franklin B. Walter Award winner
Nathan Reisch, a Westfall Senior, was selected as the 2016 Franklin B. Walter Award recipient.
To read about Nathan, click here.
ESC News and Updates
Stand Up for Public Schools
The Ohio School Boards Association posted an article from our Community Connections page as part of their Stand Up For Public Schools effort:

Ohio Center for Substitute Teachers
PCESC / OCST partnership provides high quality training for substitute teachers  
Online Graduate Credit Courses
The Pickaway County Educational Service Center is pleased to offer online graduate courses to educators. This service is possible due to a partnership between PCESC and two universities: the University of Phoenix and Ashland University.   To see a listing of the courses available, click on the "Downloads / Links" tab then look for the links under the "Resources" section.  
Satisfaction Surveys Demonstrate Steady Improvement of Services
Biennial Surveys Provide Data for Past Performance and Future Actions  
Directions to Pickaway County ESC

For an interactive map, click on "Read More" below.

PCESC Update
The PCESC Update is a bi-monthly newsletter written primarily for ESC staff members.  
Supplemental Educational Services (SES)
Pickaway County Educational Service Center is approved by the Ohio Department of Education as a Supplemental Educational Service (SES) provider.  Learn more about SES by clicking on the link.  
Upcoming Events
Governing Board meeting
Tue Sep 13 2016
Governing Board meeting
Tue Oct 11 2016
Governing Board meeting
Tue Nov 8 2016
Governing Board meeting
Tue Dec 13 2016

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