Educational Services - Weekly Professional Development Update

Release Date: 

Key upcoming webinars, dates, reports requirements and more.

Week of January 25, 2016


In this issue:

*updated or new announcements 







2015-16 Workgroups


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







*Instructional Strategies/Poverty:  Presented by Eric Jensen.  February 16, 2016. Educators will learn poverty science, the strength of teacher effectiveness, see me role modeling every single strategy, show how to build cognitive 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. 

Douglas ESD is offering to support registration costs ($149.00) for up to two staff members to attend beyond anyone who is already attending from your district.  Contact Analicia Nicholson at or at 541-957-4815.  Click here for more information about the professional learning event in Eugene, Oregon on February 18, 2016


*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.


*WAC Immigrant and Refugee Experience FINDING PLACE  World Affairs Council K-12 Educator Conference on the Immigrant & Refugee Experience REGISTER TODAY!  A FREE Conference for K-12 Eductors, Youth Program Leaders, and the Community.  Saturday, January 30, 2016 8:30am to 4pm at George R. White Library, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon.  Click here for more information and to register.


Colonial Williamsburg summer scholarships:  There are still (5) fully-funded scholarships available for Oregon high school teachers.  Click here for more information and to register.


Practical Advice for Accommodating Transgender Students in Schools:  Presented by Douglas ESD on February 4, 2016 at Umpqua Community College.  The training is designed to give school building staff the background and tools to successfully integrate transgender students into their buildings while protecing the district from legal or OCR action. Click here to register and for more information. 


Together for Children Conference February 26-27, 2016 RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, Medford, Oregon.  Click here for information and to register.


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 |



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.


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.


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.


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, OregonClick 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



Regional ESD Partner Contact List

Assessment and Accountability Update ***January 28, 2016

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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