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.

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

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

Developing Fact Fluency and Using Assessment

This 1.5 hour mini course helps introduce teachers to the PD in PJ lifestyle by discussing the ways students develop mastery of their math facts in all four operations. Learn about the three levels of fluency and how assessment can be used to guide instruction. Leave the course with templates that will help you get the most out of your instruction. This course is aligned with Math in Focus.  
Fee: $39.00

 
Developing Fact Fluency and Using Assessment
05/20/2019
 
05/30/2020
 
Online
Online
Online
Jessica Kaminski
  • Max No. Participants: 100
    Credit Offered: No
    Credit Offered from: N/A
    How Many Credits: N/A
    Cost for Credit:N/A
    Credit Requirements:N/A
  •  Activate registration link in the description.
  • $39 Course Fee Required Per Workshop
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Training in the new Building Blocks of Science and Picture Perfect Science Programs

        • Teachers in these sessions will review the new Idaho Science Standards as well as the instructional shifts that they imply. Sessions will also focus on how to implement the new Picture Perfect Science (Grade K) and Building Blocks of Science (Grades 1-5) programs as well as learn how to use each to provide instruction aligned to the new standards.

          Link for Registration: https://idahotc.com/SESTA/Classroom-Systems

           
          K-5 Science Training
           
          10/03/2019
           
           
          10/04/2019
           
          8:30
          4:30
          Compass Academy
          NSTA and Carolina Biological Supply Trainers

Maximum # of Participants- 210

Credit offered: Yes

How many credits offered: 1

Credits offered from: NNU

Cost Per Credit: $60

 


 

 

 

STEMscopes Training Grades 6-8

        • This two day training session will focus on understanding the new Idaho Science Standards as well as the instructional shifts that they imply. Sessions will also focus on how to implement the new STEMscopes program in grades 6-8 and how it can be used to provide instruction aligned to the new standards.

           
          STEMscopes Training
           
          08/19/2019
           
           
          08/20/2019
           
          8:30
          4:30
          Compass Room 208
          STEMscopes Trainer
           

Maximum # of Participants- 35

Credit offered: Yes

How many credits offered: 1

Credits offered from: NNU

Cost Per Credit: $60

Credit Requirmements: Attend and participate in all sessions.


 

 

 

Math in Focus Progression of Addition and Subtraction

  • Earn 6 hours of continuing education credit and over 200 pages of printable resources while learning how students develop basic number sense from counting to adding and subtracting using algorithms from a Math in Focus expert. This e-course geared to Kindergarten-4th Grade teachers gives you 4 narrated sessions that include student video and teaching strategies to help students at any level. Begin by looking at how students develop counting and cardinality and apply it to understanding addition and subtraction within 10. Then, explore how students use mental strategies to add and subtract within 20 and discuss fluency of math facts. Finally, see how all of this culminates in the development of algorithms for addition and subtraction. Learn all of this while seeing how it connects to your Math in Focus text! 

  • To register, go to https://www.jkcidesign.com/product-page/mif-progression-of-addition-and-subtraction-e-course
    • $199 Course Fee Required 
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    Math in Focus Progression of Addition and Subtraction
     
    04/29/2019
     
     
    12/31/2020
     
    Online
    Online
    Online
    Jessica Kaminski

  • Max No. Participants: 100
    Credit Offered: No
    Credit Offered from: N/A
    How Many Credits: N/A
    Cost for Credit:N/A
    Credit Requirements: 
  • $199 Course Fee Required 
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Math in Focus Progression of Multiplication and Division

  • Earn 6 hours of continuing education credit and over 200 pages of printable resources while learning how students use their understanding of equal groups to perform multiplication and division from a Math in Focus expert. This e-course geared to 2nd Grade-6th Grade teachers gives you 4 narrated sessions that include student video and teaching strategies to help students at any level. Begin by looking at the foundations of multiplication and division and how this helps students develop fluency of their math facts. Then, explore how teachers can help students learn algorithms using various representations and apply them to greater numbers and even fractions and decimals. Learn all of this while seeing how it connects to your Math in Focus text! 

  • To register, go to https://www.jkcidesign.com/product-page/mif-progression-of-multiplication-and-division-e-course
    • $199 Course Fee Required 
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    Math in Focus Progression of Multiplication and Division
     
    04/29/2019
     
     
    12/31/2020
     
    Online
    Online
    Online
    Jessica Kaminski

  • Max No. Participants: 100
    Credit Offered: No
    Credit Offered from: N/A
    How Many Credits: N/A
    Cost for Credit:N/A
    Credit Requirements: 
  • $199 Course Fee Required 
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Singapore Math Class with Marshall Cavendish Online Workshops

This series of online workshops enables educators to create a mathematically-rich classroom where students understand and connect concepts, learn skills and fluency, and experience higher achievement. 

Whether you’re a new teacher or have many years of classroom experience, Singapore Math® Class workshops will help you build a deeper understanding of math, boost best practices in Singapore pedagogy and create effective, student centered math classes with strategies and materials you can use the very next day! 

For more information, visit www.mceducation.us/mathclass . Sign up to receive more information.

 

Workshop cost: $99 per workshop. 

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      Fact Fluency Grades 1-5
      05/07/2019
       
      05/07/2019
       
      Online
      Online
      Online
      Susan Resnick and Chris Coyne
       
      Intervention The 3 Strands of Differentiation
      05/22/2019
       
      05/22/2019
       
      Online
      Online
      Online
      Susan Resnick and Chris Coyne
       
      Early Number Sense Grade K-2
      09/19/2019
       
      09/19/2019
       
      Online
      Online
      Online
      Susan Resnick and Chris Coyne
       
      Tackling Difficult Word Problems
      09/26/2019
       
      09/26/2019
       
      Online
      Online
      Online
      Susan Resnick and Chris Coyne
       
      Fractional Thinking Grades 3-8
      10/30/2019
       
      10/30/2019
       
      Online
      Online
      Online
      Susan Resnick and Chris Coyne
       
      Coaching for Success
      11/14/2019
       
      11/14/2019
       
      Online
      Online
      Online
      Susan Resnick and Chris Coyne

  • Max No. Participants: 100
    Credit Offered: No
    Credit Offered from: N/A
    How Many Credits: N/A
    Cost for Credit:N/A
    Credit Requirements: 
  • $99 Course Fee Required Per Workshop
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Wood Badge Leadership Training Course

        • This leadership course is specifically geared towards those leaders that work with and for our youth. In this sense it is a perfect class to attend for new teachers, leadership team members and those seeking to strengthen their leadership skills. The skills that are taught in this course are: 

        • Leadership Skills: 
          Active listening skills
          Project Planning
          Conflict resolution
          Effective skills instruction
          Ethical decision-making
          Coaching and mentoring 
          Values-based leadership
          Effective use of different leadership styles
          Goal setting
          Team development
          Sustainability
          Performance evaluation
          Public Speaking
          Leading change
          Self assessment
          Leveraging Diversity
          Generational diversity
          Communication Skills
          Problem solving
          Wood Badge is a nationally known course and it draws on material from top leadership development programs and well known sources.
          Registration fee: $200 (registration fee, food, board). 
          More info call, Julie Johnson, 208-716-3667
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          June Session
          06/20/2019
           
          06/29/2019
           
          TBD
          TBD
          Krupp Hollow--Rigby, ID
          Kalob Parsons

Maximum # of Participants- 35

Credit offered: Yes

How many credits offered: 3

Credits offered from: Idaho State University

Course Requirments: See Instructor

Cost Per Credit: $55 per credit

 

 

 

 

PLT Focus on STEM

Maximum # of Participants- 35

Credit offered: Yes

How many credits offered: 1

Credits offered from: Boise State University OR NNU

Course Requirments: See Instructor

Cost Per Credit: $60

 

  • Please activate link to registration in the Description section.
 

 

 

PLT: Three Cheers for Trees (Early Childhood)

Maximum # of Participants- 35

Credit offered: Yes

How many credits offered: 1

Credits offered from: Boise State University OR NNU

Course Requirments: See Instructor

Cost Per Credit: $60

 

  • Please activate link to registration in the Description section.
 

 

 

IEA 2019 Summer Institute

We are proud to bring you over 40 classes covering the areas of Leadership and Mentoring, Self-Preservation, Technology, Trending Ideas, and Classroom Basics from which to build your training schedule. We hope you will be rejuvenated with new ideas to inject into your classroom and your professional practice while enjoying a unique opportunity to network with colleagues from across the state.


The conference will begin on Tuesday, July 23 at 4:00 pm with registration and a social. Breakfast begins Wednesday, July 24th at 7:30 am and the learning commences at 9:00 am sharp! The Institute will conclude Saturday, July 27th at 1:30 pm.

It is FREE to IEA members (mileage for carpoolers, conference fees, and dorms will be provided at no charge), but there are a limited number of spots-don’t.
To register click here: https://idahoea.org/summer-institute-2019/

 
Summer Institute
07/24/2019
 
07/27/2019
 
9:00
1:00
Idaho State University
Various

       

  • $
    60.00 via NNU

Teaching Mathematical Thinking

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    • 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. Questions? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
      To Register: Click at https://isu.edu/tmt/
       
      Pocatello dates:
      Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:00am-5:00pm
      Saturday, February 23, 2019 8:00am-5:00pm
      Thursday, February 28, 2019 4:00pm-8:00pm
      Saturday, March 9, 2019 8:00am-5:00pm
      Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:00am-5:00pm
      Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:00pm-8:00pm
      Registration for Rigby/Rexburg and Idaho Falls sessions opens April 1
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Teaching Mathematical Thinking (K-5) Pocatello
02/09/2019
 
04/04/2019
 
8:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
ISU College of Education, Pocatello
Jason Libberton
 
Teaching Mathematical Thinking (K-5) Rigby/Rexburg
06/10/2019
 
06/14/2019
 
8:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
TBD
Jason Libberton
 
Teaching Mathematical Thinking (Gr.6-9) Idaho Falls
06/17/2019
 
06/21/2019
 
8:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
ISU-Idaho Falls Campus
TBD
 
Teaching Mathematical Thinking (K-5) Idaho Falls
08/05/2019
 
08/09/2019
 
8:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
ISU-Idaho Falls Campus
Angie Godfrey, Veronica Blackham, Jason Libberton

  • Max No. Participants: 30
    Credit Offered: Yes
    Credit Offered from: Idaho State University
    How Many Credits: 3
    Cost for Credit: $55
    Credit Requirements: Attend all class sessions


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

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

 


Forms

Click on the links below to access the form you need:

Verification of Inservice Hours 

Verification of Completion of In-Service Hours

Credit Reimbursement Form 

 Certificated employees are eligible to apply for reimbursement of three (3) credit hours during each 5-year recertification period.

 

College Transcripts

BYU Transcripts
ISU Transcripts
UI Transcripts
NNU Transcripts

These links are provided for your convenience to request college transcripts.

 

P.I.E. Day Request 

The P.I.E. program provides teachers with the opportunity, time and resources to participate in their own and their colleagues’ professional growth.  P.I.E. allows teachers the opportunity to share and to learn from an experienced colleague, and will provide support and collegiality, by allowing them to observe other classrooms or education settings or to request assistance from a colleague. Participation is voluntary on the part of all participants and confidential between the parties involved.

 

Professional Development Initiation - Click here

Please use this form to submit a new professional development course or event.

OUR TEAM

District 91 delivers high quality professional development opportunities to teachers using evidence-based strategies and key research. We use a variety of strategies (direct instruction, coaching, professional learning communities, mentoring) as well as tailored approaches (face-to-face, online, blended) to enhance the ongoing learning of teachers, administrators, and para-professionals.

Todd BrownCurriculum Coordinator
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  • Phone: x50692
Heather RasmussenLiteracy Coach
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Janelle BennettLiteracy Coach

     

     

     

     

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