InspirED Virtual Learning Series
Developed in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children, the InspirED Virtual Learning Series provides information and resources on a variety of topics to help support learning and successful outcomes for students and families.
Each recorded session is designed to help professionals and families navigate specific topics, with time provided for real-time Q&A in the chat.
That's a Wrap!
We want to thank everyone who participated in the InspirED series over its three year runtime. If you'd like to revisit the sessions, or if this is your first time checking out this project, you can find those below.
How it Works
The learning series consists of “Zoomcast” sessions or recorded, facilitated conversations that are approximately 30 minutes each. All content is focused on increasing successful engagement of diverse learners in a remote/virtual instructional environment, linking the users with appropriate resources and tools.
Learners have the ability to ask hosts questions in the chat, and also earn a professional development certificate by completing a survey at the end of each learning session.
Who It's For
Our vision for this virtual learning series is to fill a need and help educators, administrators, and families find the information and resources they need to support learning and successful outcomes for their students or children during a very unique time of learning.
If you missed a recent session or want to go back and re-watch, check out the most recent InspirED sessions below.
Celebrating 3 years of InspirED!
The InspirED series launched in 2020 in response to a global pandemic. Join us as we celebrate nearly 50 episodes! We will look back on the strategies and resources that helped us through.
Lean on Me: Peer to Peer Support Groups
Peer relationships are important predictors of academic and life skills for students. Learn how this is being used to form support groups in districts with students who are deaf/HH.
PBIS Lessons Learned Part 5: Beyond the Classroom - On the Athletic Field
Explore ways to engage athletic coaches and staff in district-wide PBIS implementation; consider the connection between school-sponsored activities and district culture, and more.
Want to Search by Audience or Topic?
To easily find specific sessions or content, all videos have been organized by audience and by topic. In the Gallery for Families and the Gallery for Professionals, learners can access all previously aired sessions, which include interactive transcripts, audio description, and session materials. These galleries are also a great resource to share with colleagues, families, and others who may benefit from the information.
If you have participated in one of our InspirED Zoomcasts, we know that you are interested in expanding your knowledge and capacity through online learning. So, we want to be sure that you know about OCALICONLINE, the nation’s premier autism and disabilities conference.
While we usually bring thousands of people together in Columbus, Ohio each year, this year, we’re doing it all virtually! Registration is open now! We invite you to join us November 16-19! Head over to www.ocalicon.org to learn more!
Below we've included some resources from the Special Education Leaders Fellowship that address remote learning and are available to help school leaders on the return to school.
- Learning modules on MTSS and making PD engaging at a distance;
- Re-entry toolkits on engaging related service providers, student-centered staffing, IEP progress monitoring, and collaborative planning; and
- Distance learning webinars to help educators use distance learning tools effectively and efficiently.
Ohio Department of Education and Workforce’s Office for Exceptional Children and OCALI.