CULTURE

CULTURE

THAT EMPOWERS

INSTRUCTION

INSTRUCTION

THAT ENGAGES

TECHNOLOGY

TECHNOLOGY

THAT ENABLES

Literacy

Idaho Falls School District 91 will focus its professional development in the areas of:

  • Idaho Core Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy
  • Best practice literacy instructional strategies including building background knowledge.
  • Common practices and language that will help standardize the writing process, reading strategies and common note-taking strategies district wide.
  • Strategies for reducing disparities in language arts achievement.
  • Assessment literacy, especially in developing valid and reliable common formative assessments.

Numeracy

Idaho Falls School District 91 will focus its professional development in the areas of:

  • Idaho Core Standards for Mathematics Content and Practice
  • Best practice math instructional strategies
  • Common practices to help standardize district wide mathematics processes such as math instruction that moves from concrete to pictorial to abstract and problem-solving steps that include model drawing.
  • Strategies for reducing disparities in mathematics achievement
  • Developing valid and reliable common formative assessments
  • Training on effectively developing formative assessment lessons in 6th grade through Algebra II

College & Career Readiness

Idaho Falls School District 91 will focus its professional development in the areas of:

  • Increase capacity to implement the Learner Attributes Rubrics district wide by providing training for teachers and administrators.
  • Provide district and building level administrators with the tools needed to consistently model the rubrics at all levels across the district.

 Committed to supporting our teachers by providing them with the opportunity,
time and resources to become exceptional teachers.

D91 University

Courses in this category are being offered as part of the D91 University catalog.

Literacy

Courses in this category are designed to support a comprehensive districtwide literacy program in English language arts & across the content areas.

Numeracy

Courses in this category are designed to support teachers in providing instruction in student understanding of mathematical concepts.

Collaboration

Courses in this category are designed to support teachers in implementing Professional Learning Communities and practices.

Title I

Courses in this category are designed to support teachers and para-professionals in developing effective instructional practices in literacy and math.

ELL

Courses in this category are designed to support teachers and para professionals in providing effective instructional practices that support language learners.

Special Education

Courses in this category are designed for delivering effective instructional practices that support Special Education students. Professional Development will also be provided for teachers and paraprofessionals in IDEA/Medicaid compliance, behavior training, CPR/First Aide, etc.

Technology

Courses in this category are designed to support teachers in effectively integrating technology in their instruction and teaching in blended model.

New Teacher Support

Courses in this category are designed to support teachers new to District 91 in implementing district curriculum and programs.

Content Specific

Courses in this category are designed to support teachers in providing effective instructional practices in the content areas (e.g., Arts, Social Sciences, Sciences, Liberal Arts, Technical, etc.).

Newly Posted PD's

Teaching Mathematical Thinking K-5 (Spring 2017)

Idaho State University has recently partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education to develop a professional development course, Teaching Mathematical Thinking, as part as the Idaho Math Initiative to ensure teachers are given the opportunity to stay current in mathematical education and research for their classrooms.

This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and structures of algebraic thinking. Topics will include: meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra, the use of mathematical models, and the understanding student thinking. Emphasis will be given to developing ideas about multiplicative thinking, proportional reasoning, and algebraic reasoning.

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
6/12/2017-06/16/2017 7:30am to 5:30pm Emerson H.S. Innovative Center Room A6 ISU Regional Math Center
Max No. Participants:
35
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered from:
ISU
How Many Credits:
3
Cost for Class:
$195
Credit Requirements:
See the instructor.
Special Instructions:
The $195 fee covers cost of credits and materials.

Teaching Mathematical Thinking 6-9 (Spring 2017)

Idaho State University has recently partnered with the Idaho State Department of Education to develop a professional development course, Teaching Mathematical Thinking, as part as the Idaho Math Initiative to ensure teachers are given the opportunity to stay current in mathematical education and research for their classrooms.

This course provides an opportunity to study fundamental mathematical theory underlying the content area of number and operation and structures of algebraic thinking. Topics will include: meanings of operations and how they relate to one another, computation within the number system as a foundation for algebra, the use of mathematical models, and the understanding student thinking. Emphasis will be given to developing ideas about multiplicative thinking, proportional reasoning, and algebraic reasoning.

Watch for registration at http://ed.isu.edu/irmc/tmt.shtml . Registration will open in May.

Date Time Location Presenter(s)
6/5/2017-06/9/2017 7:30am to 5:30pm Rigby Idaho ISU Regional Math Center
Max No. Participants:
35
Credit Offered:
Yes
Credit Offered from:
ISU
How Many Credits:
3
Cost for Class:
$195
Credit Requirements:
See the instructor.
Special Instructions:
The $195 fee covers cost of credits and materials.

Self Determination Practices for Students with Disabilities(Winter 2017)

The first session will focus on the process of building student portfolios. Session two will describe goal tracking tools and strategies for actively involving students in setting goals and self-evaluating their performance. In the third webinar, participants will learn strategies for helping students experience increased positions of leadership in the school community.

 
Building Student Portfolios
01/11/2017
05/01/2017
Online Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield, U of I  
Goal Tracking Tools
01/11/2017
05/01/2017
Online Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield, U of I  
Leadership Within the School
01/11/2017
05/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield, U of I

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 50

How many credits are offered? 1

Where is the credit offered from? University of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements?

 1. Participation: Participants are required to log into/attend the full period (2 hours) of all
webinars in this series.
2. Quizzes: All quizzes must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.
http://www.idahotc.com/lms
3. Survey: Participants are required to complete a course satisfaction survey.
4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted
through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.

Explicit Instruction (Winter 2017)

This is an online course using the Idaho Training Clearinghouse Learning Management System (LMS at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho. There are no face-to-face classes. The web link for the LMS is: http://www.idahotc.com/lms Registration deadline is October 14, 2016.

The content of the course is foundational and is divided into seven webinars. These include:
Webinar I – Introduction to Explicit Instruction (EI)
Webinar II – Designing Lessons: Skills & Strategies
Webinar III – Designing Lessons: Vocabulary & Concepts 
Webinar IV -- Designing Lessons: Rules for Content
Webinar V -- Organizing Structure for Instruction
Webinar VI --Delivering Instruction: Eliciting Responses
Webinar VII -- Delivering Instruction: Other Critical Skills

 

 
Explicit Instruction
01/11/2017
05/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Cari Murphy, Ph.D

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 50

How many credits are offered? 1

Where is the credit offered from? University of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements?    

1. Participation: Participants are required to log into/view the full period of all webinars in
this series.
2. Quizzes: All quizzes must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.
http://www.idahotc.com/lms
3. Survey: Participants are required to complete a course satisfaction survey.
4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted
through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.

Teaching, Supporting, and Including Students on the Spectrum (Winter 2017)


For more information go to http://idahotc.com/lms

Session 1: “Just Give Him the Whale”: Teaching Passions, Areas of Expertise and Strengths

Session 2: Beyond “Turn and Talk”: 10 Ways to Support Communication in the Classroom

Session 3: “You’re Going to Love This Kid”: Educating Students on the Spectrum in Inclusive
Schools (K-12)

 

 
Teaching, Supporting, and Including Students on the Spectrum
01/11/2017
5/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Robin Greenfield, Ph.D.

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 50

How many credits are offered? 1

Where is the credit offered from? University of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements? 

1. Participation: Participants are required to log into/attend the full period (2 hours) of all
webinars in this series.
2. Quizzes: All quizzes must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.
http://www.idahotc.com/lms
3. Survey: Participants are required to complete a course satisfaction survey.
4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted
through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.

Quality Literacy Instruction for Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)

Session 1: This session will provide information on the cognitive profiles of individuals with ASD and the process of reading comprehension. 
Session 2: This session will provide information on how students with the most significant communication needs develop literacy skills. Participants will learn about different assessments and review instructional considerations for students to develop literacy skills.
Session 3: This session will provide information on an instructional framework for implementing literacy instruction for students with ASD who have varying levels of communication.

For more information go to http://idahotc.com/lms

 
          Session 1-Linking Cognition and Literacy: Understanding Reading Comprehension for Students with ASD
1/11/2017
05/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield
 
              Session 2- Applying the Interactive Literacy Framework to ASD: Assessment for Instruction
1/11/2017
5/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield  
         Session 3-From Assessment to Instruction: Designing Literacy Instruction for Students with ASD 
1/11/2017
5/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield

 

                  

 

Is this event sponsored by the district? No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 50

How many credits are offered? 1

Where is the credit offered from? University of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements? See Below

1. Participation: Participants are required to log into/attend the full period (2 hours) of all
webinars in this series.


2. Quizzes: All quizzes must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.
http://www.idahotc.com/lms


3. Survey: Participants are required to complete a course satisfaction survey.


4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted
through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.

To register go to: https://uidaho.zoom.us/webinar/register/49802f1df56892ec7c24e00bf0acd2b8


 

Executive Function and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Session 1: This session will define executive function skills and the importance of developing them for students with ASD. The multiple aspects of executive function skills that impact home, community, and employment will be discussed as well as the challenges that impact students with ASD.


Session 2: This session will discuss the importance of assessing and recognizing student abilities and matching strategies to student needs. Current evidence-based strategies will highlight social, communication, self-regulation, sensory, and academic interventions that teachers can
implement to help a student be successful.


Session 3: This session will provide an overview of the “Hidden Curriculum” – social rules that are assumed to be known but must be taught to students with ASD. The presenter will include practical tips for teaching these hidden social needs and importance of planning as a foundation for student success
Link for more information: http://idahotc.com/lms



 
          Session 1-Executive Function Skills
1/11/2017
05/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield
 
              Session 2- Abilities and Interventions
1/11/2017
5/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield  
         Session 3-The Hidden Curriculum
1/11/2017
5/01/2017
Online
Online
Online
Dr. Robin Greenfield

 

                  

 

Is this event sponsored by the district? No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 50

How many credits are offered? 1

Where is the credit offered from? University of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements? See Below

1. Participation: Participants are required to log into/attend the full period (2 hours) of all
webinars in this series.


2. Quizzes: All quizzes must be submitted through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.
http://www.idahotc.com/lms


3. Survey: Participants are required to complete a course satisfaction survey.


4. Final assignment: A written assignment (requirements listed below) must be submitted
through the Idaho Training Clearinghouse LMS.

To register go to: https://uidaho.zoom.us/webinar/register/49802f1df56892ec7c24e00bf0acd2b8


 

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