Education Services - Weekly Professional Development Update

Key upcoming webinars, dates, reports requirements and more...

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2016-2017 Workgroups

Effective Coaching (PDF)

Professional Development (PDF)

ADMIN Strand Trainings 2016-2017






  • Learn360 is an educational video streaming service with some great resources for teachers including lesson plans and quizzes. All Douglas County teachers have access to this through an ESD subscription. Teachers can go to the Douglas ESD website > Educators > Video Streaming to access the content.


MARCH 2017

***Rotary 4-Way Test Speech Contest  First place pays $2,000m 2nd $1000 and 3rd $500.  Open to all high school students in public, private and home school environments in Douglas County.  Click here for information (PDF).

***Collaborative Problem Solving, An Innovative Approach for Teaching, Treating and Parenting Kids with Challenging Behavior – at Southwestern Community College in Coos Bay, Oregon on March 6 & 7, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and on March 8, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Click here for more information and to register.

***Parent Training “Toileting & Sleep Issues in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder”  – Presented by Rowan Anderson, Regional Autism Specialist at the Southern Oregon Education Service District on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Click here for more information and to register.

***Free, hands-on training on assistive technology offered for professionals and families -  Have fun learning how to utilize assistive technology in the school and home environments.  This FREE hands-on workshop covers apps for learning, high-tech and low-tech AAC systems, and even fun make-and-take AT solutions.  Click here (PDF) for more information and to register.

***504 Professional Development Training –presented by Winston Cornwall, Civil Rights Specialist, ODE on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Click here for more information and to register.

***CHANGING THE NARRATIVE, Literacy, Literature and the Pursuit of Equity – presented by Amelia Van Name Larson, Vice President of Innovations and School Supports at American Reading Company.  Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Multnomah ESD.  Session One: 8:30 a.m - 11:30 am and Session Two:  12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.   Click here for more information and to register.


APRIL 2017

TIES (Therapy in Educational Settings) Conference.  The 31st Annual Therapy in Educational Settings Conference will be held at Valley River Inn, Eugene, Oregon on April 20 & 21, 2017.  Click here (PDF) for more information and to register.

***Southern Oregon Ed Tech Summit 2017 – Southern Oregon University and the Southern Oregon Education Service District are excited to be hosting the 7th Annual Ed Tech Summit on the beautiful Southern Oregon University campus Friday, April 21, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Click here for more information and to register.

NAPE: National Summit for Educational Equity:  Access.  Equity.  Diversity.  April 24 - 27, 2017.  Click here for more information and to register.

NGSS Workshops for Middle School Science Teachers - Physical Science:  Saturday, February 11, 2017, Life Science, March 18, 2017 and/or Earth Science, Saturday, April 28, 217 at Raleigh Hills K-8, 5225 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Portland, OR  97225.  Click here for more information and to register.


MAY 2017

***Seeking Oregon’s Next Teacher of the Year -  Nominating is an easy, four-step online form.  To nominate an educator for 2018 Oregon Teacher of the Year, click here.  The deadline is Friday, May 12, 2017 and the award will be announced later this fall. Computer Science Fundamentals Why Computer Science?  Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to learn computer science.  The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for any future career.  Click here for more information. 



***Key dates for Accountability and Reporting

*ODE Education Update February 2017

*Assessment and Accountability Update December 2016 (PDF)

Assessment and Accountability Update NEWS ANNOUNCEMENTS

2016-2017 Schedule of Due Dates (Excel)

Assessment and Accountability Checklist REPORTING SCHEDULE 2016-2017 (PDF)

Collection Validation Dates for 2015-2016 (Excel)

Regional ESD Partners (PDF)


PARENT EDUCATION Take RootLogo: Take Root

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WINTER Events 2017 (PDF)

Winter Parenting Classes 2017 (PDF)

Winter Workshops 2017 (PDF)

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Early Learning Hub Meetings & Events

P-3 ALIGNMENT NEWS  and Kindergarten Readiness in Douglas - Klamath Lake  -  South-Central Oregon Early Learning Hub