Educational Services - Weekly Professional Development Update

Release Date: 

Key upcoming webinars, dates, reports requirements and more.

Week of February 8, 2016

In this issue:

*updated or new announcements 







2015-16 Workgroups


Educational & Professional Development RESOURCES:


Fund for Teachers

The Ford Family Foundation is bringing the national Fund for Teachers grant program to Douglas County, Oregon, to support teacher-designed educational experiences that impact their practice, students and school communities.
Starting February 14, 2016, individuals may apply for up to $5,000 and school teams up to $10,000. Apply to become a 2016 Douglas County Fund for Teachers Fellow at The application process is open until April 4, 2016

The Ford Family Foundation Fund for Teachers Information Letter

2016 Program Information Flyer

Fund for Teachers - Impact the Future Video



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

Douglas County Early Childhood Planning Coalition  DCECPC Events and Upcoming classes






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


*The Chemistry Teacher Award Nominations are now open for the 2016 American Chemical Society Division of Awards for Excellence in High School Teaching.  Nominations are due on April 1, 2016.  Click here for more information. 


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.


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.


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.


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  February 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 -

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