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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.

Fall and Winter Institute

Courses in this category will take place during October and January Inservice days.

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.

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.

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

Effective Writing Instructional Strategies for the CCSS and the DWA

 

This course will study a variety of research-based writing instructional strategies (including those taught by the Lee Pesky Center) that teachers can use in their classroom in order to improve student performance on the district benchmark writing assessment and the ISAT.  Participants will be expected to attend and participate in each session and create a sample writing assessment with accompanying resources. 

 

 
Effective Writing Instructional Strategies
10/04/2018
 
12/20/2018
 
3:30am
5:00pm
Ethel Boyes
Coni Pottorff

Class meets on the following dates:  October 4, 11, 18, 25;  November 1, 8, 15; December 6, 13, 20

Maximum # of Participants- 30

Credit offered: Yes

How many credits offered: 1

Credits offered from: NNU

Cost Per Credit: $60

Click Here To Register




 

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.


 

Behavior Foundations Part I

 Course Description
 
Behavior Foundations Part 1 is the first part of the 4-part Idaho Behavior Foundations Academy that will assist schools, districts, and regions to achieve effective practices for students with problem behavior.  
Part 1 - Statewide face-to-face trainings
Part 2 - Open monthly call-in office hours with expert behavioral consultants
Part 3 - Monthly "Just in Time" webinars on instructional strategies or tools related to the Foundations Academy training content
Part 4 - Intensive behavioral coaching support

Behavior Foundations Part 1 consists of two face-to-face trainings, one day in the Fall (October/November) and one day in the Spring (February/March). The Fall training will focus on practical applications of evidence-based intervention strategies for individuals with ineffective or problem behavior. Participants will refine their classroom management skills and explore how to plan and implement effective interventions across settings and kids.
Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Behavior Foundations Part 1 11/9/2016   8:30 AM- 4:30 PM Residence Inn 635 Broadway Idaho Falls Idaho SESTA
Is this event sponsored by our district? No
Will a credit be offered for this course? Yes
Please list how many credits are being offered. 1
Please list from where-Boise State University
Cost Per Credit $0
Credit Requirements? See below
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