The Ohio Council of Community Schools hosts an annual convocation to prepare our school leaders and staff for the start of the school year.
To provide support for our sponsored schools' staff and leadership, OCCS hosts a yearly event with enrichment and training sessions in preparation for the upcoming school year. Since the first annual Convocation in 2017, we continue to feature engaging speakers that discuss educational best practices, leadership skills and specialized training on topics of interest such as special education and new principal training. Topics are catered specifically to our Ohio charter schools.
Due to safety concerns during the current pandemic, Convocation 2020 has been postponed.
The Convocation 2019 Theme was "MEANS," the Mental, Educational, Artistic, Nutritional, and Social well-being of our students. Keynote speaker, Dr. Howard Fuller, delivered a passionate address to the group of educators. Vendors were on hand with information on wraparound services for the whole student with a specific focus on mental health issues. Breakout sessions included academics, special education, classroom management and much more. The all-day event was held August 6th 2019 at Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio. Some of the sessions included:
The Second Annual Convocation was held on August 10, 2018 at Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio. A Keynote Speech was delivered by Dr. Steve Perry, one of the most sought-after educators in America. Teachers, educators and administrators joined together, learning from one another in preparation for the upcoming school year. Training sessions were available throughout the day, with special breakout sessions supporting specific topics and individuals. Some of the sessions included:
Charter schools introduce an unprecedented level of accountability into public education. If a charter school is not improving student achievement as laid out in its charter contract, it can be closed down.