Educational Services - Weekly Professional Development Update

Release Date: 

Key upcoming webinars, dates, reports requirements and more.

Week of March 14, 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





P-3 Alignment News for the South-Central Oegon Early Learning Hub & Kindergarten Readiness in Douglas*Klamath*Lake Counties



Save the Date:  July 19-20, 2016  Reach Higher Oregon:  Mobilizing Career and College Advising Supports for All Students.   Click here to receive email updates about the Reach Higher Summit.


Exciting PD Opportunity Hosted by Multnomah ESD  Currently MESD has arranged for Jennifer Serravallo to do a webinar for Oregon Educators on Goal-Directed Strategy Instruction for Reading on April 18, from 4:15-5:15pm.  The cost is $25 per participant.  OPTION #1 at MESD or join at your own location.


Oregon Council of Teachers of English, Spring conference Preview with author Ellen Howard  Saturday morning, April 30, at Silverton High School.  Click here for more information and to register.


SHAPE America 2016 Minnepolis 2016 National Convention and EXPO.  The 2016 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo updated program and schedule-at-a-glance chart are now available! Take a look at the exciting programs and workshops we have in store, and save $90 by taking advantage of early-bird registration until Feb. 23! We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis, April 5-9. READ MORE


Sharing the Coast Conference 2016  This event is as important for your educators as it is for any students who may be interested in learning more about our coastal environment. We offer registrations for students at a reduced price.  Please share this information with your staff and students.  PDU’s and participation certificates available.  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. 


Summer Camp Information  Here is an opportunity for teachers who may want to earn some extra money this summer- UCC hosts summer camps and they run about a week long.  Click here for flyer.


Spring STEM Opportunities for Oregn and Washington Teachers 


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.


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.


***REMINDER 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   March 10, 2016

ODE Education Update  March 2016

Schedule of Due Dates 2015-16 Final

Important Dates for March and April 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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