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.

Newly Posted Professional Development

Courses in this category are the latest posting of PD offerings.

Online Coures

Courses in this category are completely asynchronous. Many can be earned for NNU credit

D91 University

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

New Teacher Support

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

Newly Posted PD's

Step Up Your Tech Online PD

Earn your Technology PD when and where you want to. This is the PD and NNU offering of the PowerSchool Learning course titled “Step Up Your Tech” 30 points from this online course must be earned for completion. Note: Many of the activities that can be completed require classroom implementation but not all of them. Incentives and Badges can still be earned during this course.

All D91 teachers are already enrolled in the course.  To access your course go to Quick Links in the Unfied Classroom Dashboard and then choose PowerSchool Learning Portal.  Please check with your adminstor to see if this will satisfy your IPLP requirments.  NNU credit information can be found in the course.

All points must be submitted my May 10, 2018

New Teacher Academy

NTA- New Teacher Academy


NTA is an extension of NTI, or New Teacher Induction. It will be offered once a month for both elementary and secondary teachers. Topics that will be presented this year will be curriculum alignment with cognitive rigor, strategies for classroom management (CHAMPS OR CKH), strategies for lesson presentations, gradual release concepts, parent contact, what to expect at parent-teacher conferences, different types of assessments, differentiation, interventions, etc. To earn a credit, participants will participate in in both face-to-face meeting discussions plus applications outside of meeting times to reflect upon with the group at the following meetings.

 
New Teacher Academy
10/10/2018
 
11/13/2018
 
4:15 PM
5:45 PM
Compass Academy, Room 208
Mindy Singer; Sarah Cherry
 
New Teacher Academy
11/14/2018
 
01/08/2019
 
4:15 PM
5:45 PM
Compass Academy, Room 208
Mindy Singer; Jenn Petersen
 
New Teacher Academy
01/09/2019
 
02/12/2019
 
4:15 PM
5:45 PM
Compass Academy, Room 208
Mindy Singer; Jenn Petersen
 
New Teacher Academy
02/13/2019
 
03/12/2019
 
4:15 PM
5:45 PM
Compass Academy, Room 208
Mindy Singer; Jenn Petersen
 
New Teacher Academy
03/13/2019
 
04/09/2019
 
4:15 PM
5:45 PM
Compass Academy, Room 208
Mindy Singer; Jenn Petersen
 
New Teacher Academy
04/10/2019
 
04/15/2019
 
4:15 PM
5:45 PM
Compass Academy, Room 208
Mindy Singer; Jenn Petersen
  • $
    60.00
  • Participants must participate in 16 hours of the course requirements and maintain a notebook for thoughts, questions, reflections, etc.

Mathematical Discourse

Please join us for our Saturday Series workshops October 13, 2018 and February 23, 2019 In Idaho Falls.FocusMathematical discourse is the norm among students and focuses on understanding mathematical ideas and concepts. We have highlighted four (2 each Saturday) strategies to help enrich the math discussions in your classrooms. How do you draw students out? How do you help develop their math thinking and be able to communicate it? These strategies will help any K-12 teacher,  whether you're a beginner at facilitating discussion or more experienced. 

Click here for more info

See you there!

Date Time Location IPresenter(s)
October 13, 2018 TBA Idaho Falls Angie Godfrey
February 23, 2019 TBA Idaho Falls Angie Godfrey

Max No. Participants: N/A
Credit Offered: N/A
Credit Offered from: N/A
How Many Credits: N/A
Cost for Class: 
Credit Requirements:N/A

 


New Special Education Teacher Training Part 2

New Special Education Teacher Training (NSETT) Part 2 is for all new Special Education teachers, including those who were unable to attend Part 1 in the Fall. 

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-special-education-teacher-training-nsett-part-2-idaho-falls-registration-30002935588

 

 
New Special Education Teacher Training Part 2
01/18/2017
01/18/2017
8:30am
4:30am
Residence Inn 635 W. Broadway, Idaho Falls Idaho SESTA

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 75

How many credits are offered? 0

Where is the credit offered from? N/A

What is the cost of each credit? N/A

What are the credit requirements?   N/A

 

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/new-special-education-teacher-training-nsett-part-2-idaho-falls-registration-30002935588

Behavior Foundations Winter

Behavior Foundations Face-to-Face consists of two one-day trainings. The first was held in the Fall and the current is scheduled for Spring (February/March). The Fall training focused on practical applications of evidence-based intervention strategies for individuals with ineffective or problem behavior. Spring training will focus on conducting functional behavioral assessment and designing interventions that will increase engagement in appropriate alternative and desirable replacement behaviors that will lead to individual success and academic growth.
There are more ways to benefit from the Behavior Foundations training series! Behavior Foundations Face-to-Face is the first of the four-part Idaho Behavior Foundations Academy that will assist schools, districts, and regions to achieve effective practices for students with problem behavior. 

To register go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behavior-foundations-face-to-face-spring-functional-behavior-assessment-registration-30563981692

 
Behavior Foundations 1 Fall
02/15/2017
02/15/2017
8:30am
4:30pm
Residence Inn, 635 W. Broadway Idaho SESTA

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 120

How many credits are offered? See Instructor

Where is the credit offered from? University Of Idaho

What is the cost of each credit? $60

What are the credit requirements? See Instructor

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behavior-foundations-face-to-face-spring-functional-behavior-assessment-registration-30563981692

Communicative Competence in Learners with Significant Disabilities Winter

Session 1: This session will focus on assessing levels of communication for learners at the non-symbolic or
early symbolic level of communication. The Communication Matrix will be used to review the
assessment process and how to target levels for instruction and programming.


Session 2: This session will discuss the difference between intentional and intentionally communicative
behaviors in learners at the non-symbolic and early symbolic levels of communication. Students
will be presented with a variety of examples of learners at various ages and how the process
used to encourage more communicative communication.


Session 3: : Programming and Instruction for Learners at the Non-Symbolic Level
This session will discuss a process for making decisions on instructional goals and objectives for
learners at the non-symbolic and early symbolic levels of communication. Students will discuss
examples of programming and instruction for a variety of learners..

 

 

 Session 1:

Assessing Levels of Communication

01/11/2017 05/01/2017 Online Online Online Robin Greenfield, Ph.D.  

Session 2:

Defining Communicative Competence

01/11/2017 05/01/2017 Online Online Online Robin Greenfield, Ph.D.  
                     Session 3: 
 
               Programming and      Instruction for Learners at the Non-Symbolic Level.
01/11/2017
05/01/2017
      Online
      Online
Online
Robin Greenfield, Ph.D.

 

Is this event sponsored by the district?  No

What is the maximum enrollment for this class? 100

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

 

Registration or more information:  http://idahotc.com/lms

Idaho Association of Bilingual Education Conference (IABE)

Idaho Association of Bilingual Education Conference (IABE)

Idaho Association of Bilingual Education Conference (IABE)
“Crossroads of Languages and Cultures”
Feb. 2 – 3, 2017 
Red Lion Hotel Downtowner
1800 W. Fairview Ave.
Boise, Idaho 83702 Check out our website for updates and workshop information: https://sites.google.com/site/idassocbilinged/home Must attend all Thursday evening events and Friday events to fulfill 15 hours attendance requirements for 1 credit.
Thursday, February 2
4:00 - Registration and Networking 
5:45 - Welcome
6:00-9:00 - Presentation Friday, February 3
7:00 - Registration begins
8:30 - Keynote: Kate Kinsella
Workshops throughout the day
12:15 - Lunch
4:00 Raffle/Scholarships/Evaluations

 

“Crossroads of Languages and Cultures” Registration and Networking
02/02/2017
02/02/2017
4:00pm
5:45pm
Red Lion Hotel Downtowner, 1800 W. Fairview Ave., Boise, Idaho 83702
Networking
Presentation: "Tools for Addressing the Complex Language Demands of Academic Interaction
02/02/2017
02/02/2017
6:00pm
9:00pm
Red Lion Hotel
Presentation
Keynote Speaker "Tools for Launching an Academic Competency Focused Vocabulary Campaign."
02/03/2017
02/03/2017
8:00am
12:15pm
Red Lion Hotel
Kate Kinsella
Raffle and Scholarships
02/03/2017
02/03/2017
4:00pm
5:00pm
Red Lion Hotel
staff
Max No. Participants: 300
Credit Offered: Yes
Credit Offered From: Boise State University
How Many Credits: 1
Cost Per Credit: $60
Credit Requirements:  

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING COURSE GUIDELINES:

In order to earn a passing grade for Professional Development credit, a 5-7 page reflection paper must be submitted no later than March 31, 2017. Submission may be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by fax to (208) 678-1042. Contact Marta Hernandez at (208) 260-1042 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

NOTE: Credit earned through professional development courses CAN NOT be used to satisfy requirements for an undergraduate or graduate degree or be used for financial aid eligibility.


 

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