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

D91 University

 

D91 UNIVERSITY, JUNE 7 & 8, 2017 at TAYLORVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL – 350 CASTLEROCK, IDAHO FALLS, ID 83404


Using this course menu on Eventbrite, choose a course to fulfill your individual professional learning plan (2 day minimum). Many of these courses will be offered again during Fall & Winter Institute. Take notice of the dates and times of each class as some classes do not follow the 2 day course format.

In district teachers take classes for free and pay for credit.
Out of district teachers pay $50 per day ($100 for two days).    Here is a link to the course catalog.

 

 

 
Behavioral Interventions: Evidence Based Strategies
06/07/2017
 
06/08/2017
 
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School
Thomas Stacho of Safe & Civil Schools
 
Deep Dive into Science for Elementary
06/07/2017
 
06/08/2017
 
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School
Eryn Price & other D91 Science Teachers
 
Project Based Learning 101 by Buck Institute
06/07/2017
 
06/09/2017
 
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorveiw Middle School
Buck Inst. Presenter
 
Simulations: The Solution for Interactive, Experiential Learning
06/07/2017
 
06/08/2017
 
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School
Byron Heath
 
Improving Writing Instruction through the Writing Workshop Model (K-6)
06/06/2017
 
06/07/2017
 
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School
Mary Green
 
Learning to Drive Your Chromebook and Other Technological Devices
06/07/2017
 
06/08/2017
 
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School
Pat Gyles, Erin Boyington, and Judy Bloom
 
Guided ELA Lesson Design
06/07/2017
 
06/08/2017
 
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School
Todd Brown and Heather Rasmussen
 
Gifted and Talented Foundations 101
06/07/2017
 
06/08/2017
 
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School
TBD
 
Developing Mathematical Thinking Summer Institute
06/07/2017
 
06/08/2017
 
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School
Sam Strother
 
POGIL: An Inquiry-based Collaborative Learning Approach to STEM Education -sponsored by ISTEM
06/07/2017
 
06/08/2017
 
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School
Bonnie Wehausen
 
Technology Guided Self Study- The Sequel!
06/07/2017
 
06/08/2017
 
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School
Gregg Baczuk and Tyrel Phelps
 
Using Think Through Math With Your Students by Imagine Learning (3 Hour Workshop)
06/08/2017
 
06/08/2017
 
12:30pm
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School
Lori Piccolo, Imagine Learning
 
It Takes a Village: Support for Para Pros Supporting Student Achievement(Reading Only)
06/07/2017
 
06/07/2017
 
8:30am
 
11:30am
Taylorview Middle School(Reading)
Angie Lee
 
It Takes a Village: Support for Para Pros Supporting Student Achievement(Math Only)
06/07/2017
 
06/07/2017
 
12:30pm
 
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School (Math)
Angie Lee
 
MANDT - Working with Children with Problem Behavior
06/07/2017
 
06/08/2017
 
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorview Middle School
Pete Molino and Gina Sorenson
 
Comprehensive Literacy 
06/06/2017*
 
06/13/2017*
*(Class meets 6/6-6/9 and then 6/12-6/13)
8:30am
3:30pm
Taylorview MIddle School
Janelle Bennett
 
Guided Math Lesson Design 06/07/2017 06/08/2017 8:30am 3:30pm Taylorview Middle School April Taylor  

 

Maximum Number of Participants-450

Credit Offered-Yes

Number of Credits Offered-1-3 depending on course

Credits Offerd From-  NNU and BSU

Cost Per Credit- $60 

Credit Requirements- See Course Catalog

All Participants May Register for Course at Eventbrite.   https://www.eventbrite.com/e/d91-university-2017-tickets-34003471298


 

2017 Summer Workshop Series: Meeting the Idaho State Science and Literacy Standards

 

LEARN HOW TO ENGAGE YOUR STUDENTS IN COLLABORATIVE SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY TO ACHIEVE DEEP SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING AND CREATE PERFORMANCE-BASED ASSESSMENTS TO MEET THE NEW STANDARDS!

● Explore the new Idaho State Science Standards for your grade level & content areas, identify connections with the Idaho Core literacy standards
● Identify key instructional shifts that will help you meet the standards
● Learn how to create performance assessments aligned with the standards
● Explore inquiry strategies for actively teaching to the standards
● Engage with literacy strategies to help your students read scientific texts
● Learn actively and engage in hands-on science and collaboration
● Workshops led by a team of Idaho science teachers from the elementary, middle, and high school levels
● Free workshops with breakfast and lunch included!
● Professional development credit available for purchase

Breakfast available at 8:00 AM and lunch is provided.

 

 
Meeting the Idaho State Science and Literacy Standards
06/19/2017
 
06/21/2017
 
8:30am
4:00pm
Red Lion Hotel, Pocatello 1555 Pocatello Creek Road
Boise State Writing Project

Maximum # of Participants: 75
Credit offered: Yes
How many credits offered: 1
Credits offered from: Boise State University
Cost Per Credit: $60
Credit Requiment: Attend All Sessions.

 

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/region-v-vi-meeting-the-idaho-state-science-and-literacy-standards-tickets-33022935489

For more information contact Dawn Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Behavior Foundations Proactive Strategies Workshop

 

  • This 2 day training (May 31 - June 1) is appropriate for general education teachers, special education teachers, administrators, and related service staff members. Paraprofessionals are welcome but are encouraged to attend with a school team or special education supervisor/teacher due to the planning/workshop format. Teams and individuals will have the opportunity to participate in face to face training and guided planning related to proactive strategies that support of students with challenging behavior. The content will be very similar to the Behavior Foundations 1 Fall training on proactive strategies. Teams or individuals will have embedded planning sessions throughout the 2-day workshop.

 

 
Behavior Foundations Proactive Strategies Workshop
05/31/2017
06/01/2017
9:00am
3:30pm
Jerome Middle School, Jerome, ID
Idaho SESTA

 

 

 

Maximum # of Participants- 60

Credit offered: Yes

How many credits offered: Clock Hours Only

Credits offered from: N/A

Cost Per Credit: $0

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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