Educational Services - Weekly Professional Development Update

Release Date: 

Key upcoming webinars, dates, reports requirements and more.

Week of January 4, 2016


In this issue:

*updated or new announcements 







2015-16 Workgroups

  • Instructional Technology
    • Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    • Tuesday, March 8, 2016
    • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
  • Math Workgroup
    • Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
  • Writing Workgroup Teams
    • Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - Elementary ONLY
    •  Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - MS/Secondary ONLY
  • Science Workgroup
    • Tuesday, February 23, 2016
    • Tuesday, April 5, 2016 (New Date)T
    • Tuesday, May 3, 2016
  • Admin Strand
    • Wednesday, January 13, 2016 (Winston-Dillard SD)
    • Wednesday, March 16, 2016
    • Wednesday, April 13, 2106 (South Umpqua)


*Indistar Training for Title I schools will be held January 11, 2016 at Douglas ESD, 2:45pm to 4:15pm. If you need to refresh on how to use the tool this workshop will be helpful.  This training is for individuals who will facilitate the process and use the Indistar program, administrators at Title I schools, central office staff and Title I teachers.  Click here to register.


Educational & Professional Development RESOURCES:



The Early Learning Hub and Early Learning News SPRING/SUMMER 2015


Douglas County Early Childhood Planning Coalition  DCECPC Events and Upcoming classes





*35th Annual Northwest Children's K-8 Physical Education Conference, February 26 - 27, 2016 Conestoga Middle School, Beaverton, Oregon.  Click here for more information and to register.


*Assistive Technology Conference February 8 & 9, 2016 Salem Convention Center:  Click here for conference flyer and to register.  Sponsored by: Oregon Technology Access Program | OTAP |


*Math in Real Life Grant Proposal  The Oregon Department of Education released a Math in Real life RFP. Douglas ESD and the STEAM Hub would like to gather interest regarding this grant opportunity.  Please contact Analicia Nicholson at 541-957-4815 or at if you are interested.  Click here for more information.


*UCC Education Classes:  Here is the list of UCC Education courses for K-12 educators with specific days and times for winter term.   Click here for a copy of the list.


*TechLiteracy Skills Inventory for 5th Graders:  COSA, OESPA and announced a new partnership that will provide Oregon elementary schools with the opportunity to access a powerful tool for ensuring that their students are equipped with digital literacy skills.  Click here for more information.


Next Generation Second Annual Conference:  STEM, Standards and Sustainability.  Be a part of Oregon's growing Green Education movement.  Saturday, April 23, 2015, 8am-4pm at U of O, Baker Downtown Center.  Click here for more information and to register.


Instructional Strategies/Poverty:  Presented by Eric Jensen.  February 16, 2016. Educators will learn poverty science, the strength of teacher effectiveness, see me rolemodeling every single strategy, show how to build confnitive capacity, see me change mindsets, demonstrate better feedback and use non-stop engagement which is infused with positive energy and hope.  Every staff member leaves with powerful real world "high-return" ideas they can implement immediately.  Click here for more information and to register.  Click here for more of COSA's Upcoming Professional Learning Events. 


Southern Oregon Ed Tech Summit 2016:  Digital Teaching, Digital Learning.  April 15, 2016 at Southern Oregon University.  Registration opens December 14, 2015.  Click here for more information and to register.


When Struggling Readers Thrive Dreams Come True:   A Summit for Early Literacy Leaders: Scholars and Practitioners Working Together.  January 22-23, 2016 at the Oregon Convention Center.  Click here for more information and to register.


Classroom Law Project Professional Development:  James Madison Legacy Project & We the People.  Secondary (middle and high) teachers looking for a new way to teach the foundations of our government, the Constitution, and Bill of Rights need look no further! January 8, 9 & 16, 2016: NW Natural building and February 5 & 6, 2016: Hatfield Federal Courthouse, Portland, Oregon.  Click here for more information and to register.


Oregon Coast STEM Hub Teacher Opportunities:  Click here for PreK-12 Educator opportunities.

BISS Support:  Effective Behavioral Instructional Support Systems (EBISS) districts receive funding, professional development, and technical support to implement and sustain tiered interventions for academic and behavioral supports. Click here for more information.

National School Public Relations Association - project tomorrow SpeakUp



TeachinOregon.govPeople, Child, School, Genius

Regional ESD Partner Contact List

Assessment and Accountability Update October 22, 2015

ODE Education Update  January 2016

Schedule of Due Dates 2015-16 Final

Important Dates for January and February 2016

Secure Preview of 2014-15 Assessment Data in Achievement Data Insight on District Website

Panelists Needed:  Kindergarten Assessment Advisory Panel



Professional Development Update Contact Information:

Analicia Nicholson, Coordinator of Educational Services, 541-957-4815 -

Donna Smith, Administrative Assistant, 541-440-4754 -

Douglas ESD Website for Instructional Services


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