In ESD News

PartnerSports Camp 2017 kept athletes engaged

Many thanks to all who helped to make the July 10-20 PartnerSports Camp a memorable occasion for our campers, partners and volunteers (and speaking of those folks, thanks to them, too, for being such good sports). Whether they were swimming, golfing, fishing, working on crafts or perfecting their martial arts moves, our 2017 participants were making connections we hope will be valuable to them in the years ahead.

PartnerSports Camp 2017 schedule released

Ideally, children’s summer camps offer opportunities for growth as well as fun. That’s certainly true at PartnerSports Camp 2017, a cooperative effort of Douglas Education Service District and the YMCA of Douglas County. A full schedule of events is available here.

BEAL Training offered Aug. 18; stipends available

BEAL Training - "Strengthen Math Teaching and Learning through Formative Assessment and Performance Task Design" at Douglas ESD August 18,2017 from 9am to 3pm. There is a $132 stipend for Douglas County Teachers, limited to 15 participants. Click here for more information and to register, or look at the flyer

Plans underway for Aug. 7-8 SWO Leadership Conference

Please mark your calendars for the 8thth annual Southwest Oregon Leadership Conference, taking place Aug. 7 and 8 at the Danny Lang Event Center at Umpqua Community College.

Bank of the Cascades supports PartnerSports Camp

A generous donation from the Bank of the Cascades will help ensure we have some happy campers in Douglas County this summer.

Last week, bank representatives delivered a check for $2,000 to Douglas Education Service District’s Bryan Hinson and Mike Goetz of the YMCA of Douglas County. The funds will support our jointly sponsored PartnerSports Camp program, which will take place this summer from July 10-20.

Registration opens for Sept. 22 grant-writing workshop

Author, speaker and educator Linda Karges-Bone will present a full-day workshop on Sept. 22 in Salem to teach the fundamentals of grant-writing for educators.

The workshop is designed to help teachers and districts secure funding for assistive technology and other special needs. Organizers describe it as “ideal for small groups who are interested in bringing funding to their creative ideas.”