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.).

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This two day Universal Design for Learning Conference will take place in three locations in June. Session topics include Early Childhood, Social-Emotional Development, Pre-K-12 Literacy, SLP, and Assistive Technology. Earn Professional Development credit and earn free Early Childhood/Elementary teaching materials. Download the UDL Conference flyer here. Visit the Idaho Training Clearinghouse homepage later in March for registration information. Link to flyer: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/d9fc73c1292038913c2734f72/files/412b4e78-8bf9-498e-bc3f-23b8feb1cd67/UDL_Conference_2017_Flyer.pdf  Link to Idaho Training Clearinghouse homepage: http://idahotc.com/

 
Learning by Design--Pocatello Session
06/15/2017
06/16/2017
TBD
TBD
TBD, Pocatello
Idaho Commission for Libraries

 

 

Maximum # of Participants- 50

Credit offered: Yes

How many credits offered: 1 PD Credit

Credits offered from: University of Idaho

Cost Per Credit: $0



 

 

  • 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

Bring Idaho Alive is a course designed to teach educators about the natural and cultural history of southeastern Idaho and to show them how they can use this information in their classrooms. On the fourth Monday of each month from February through May, educators will spend 2 hours with local, natural, and cultural history experts learning about topics ranging from weather in Idaho to plants, animals, geology, and people. From June 6th-June 8th, students will get hands-on experience with these topics as they take a walking tour through the historic district of Idaho Falls and Tautphaus Park, take a trip to the INL, and experiment with incorporating GIS technology into teaching and learning about Idaho's history. All class and credit fees will be covered for you by a grant from the Idaho State Department of Education.

Idaho's Animals
03/27/2017
03/27/2017
4:30pm
6:30pm
Maeck Education Center across from the Museum of Idaho
TBD
Weather in Idaho
04/24/2017
04/24/2017
4:30pm
6:30pm
Maeck Education Center across from the Museum of Idaho
Travis Wyatt, National Weather Service
Idaho's Plants
05/22/2017
05/22/2017
4:30pm
6:30pm
Maeck Education Center across from the Museum of Idaho
TBD
MOI and Tautphaus Park Field Day
06/06/2017
06/06/2017
8:00am
4:00pm
MOI and Tautphaus Park
Chloe Doucette, MOI
INL Field Day
06/07/2017
06/07/2017
8:00am
4:00pm
INL
Holly Gilbert, INL
GIS/GPS Lab Day
06/08/2017
06/08/2017
8:00am
4:00pm
Maeck Education Center across from the Museum of Idaho
TBD

Maximum # of Participants: 12
Credit offered: Yes
How many credits offered: 2
Credits offered from: Boise State University
Cost Per Credit: $0
Credit Requiment: See below

To apply for this workshop opportunity, please submit a request to Alana Jensen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Teachers will be selected on a first come/first selected basis. A signed letter of commitment will be required before class begins. Two credits will be awarded through Boise State University, one for the spring semester and one for the summer semester. For additional information, please contact Alana Jensen, 208-227-9020 or Chloe Doucette, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 208-522-1400, ext. 3002


Data-driven instruction is a precise and calculated approach to improve student comprehension throughout the school year. Implementing and utilizing data to drive instruction is perceived to be an overwhelming task. This course will help educator use data analysis to improve student learning. The use of data and student learning objectives (SLOs) are at the heart of data driven instruction. Participants will analyze data, focus on increasing rigor in the classroom, types of assessment, and the building blocks to successful data-driven instruction implementation. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.

Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Data Driven Instruction January 9th-May 2nd.  Online
Online BSU Staff
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. 3
Please list from where-Boise State University
Cost Per Class- $330
Credit Requirements? See Instructor
 
 
For more information and to enroll in the course contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once the minimum enrollment of 5 teachers is met, you will receive a credit registration link.

This course will address an ongoing question that many educators voice every year - How do I increase communication with my students' parents? Every teacher can relate to spending their prep periods, lunch periods and time after the school day trying to get in touch with a parent. The frustration that can build up can leave educators feeling helpless. This course will introduce participants to a couple of highly effective methods for increasing parent contact.  

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Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Parent Teacher Communication January 9th-May 2nd.  Online
Online BSU Staff
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. 2
Please list from where-Boise State University
Cost Per Class- $220
Credit Requirements? See Instructor
 
 
For more information and to enroll in the course contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Homework - the mention of the word makes the student in us tremble! As educators we know that we need to assign homework for various reasons from accountability to curriculum pacing demands. We can leverage our HW policies to improve student learning outcomes. Participants will assess their current HW practices and evaluate the components of an effective HW assignment. Teachers will also develop paperless assignments as well as flipped lessons and HW assignments. This class is appropriate for all K-12 educators.

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. Once the minimum enrollment of 5 teachers is met, you will receive a credit registration link.

Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Improving Student Outcomes Through Effective Homework January 9th-May 2nd.  Online
Online BSU Staff
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. 3
Please list from where-Boise State University
Cost Per Class- $330
Credit Requirements? See Instructor
 
 
For more information and to enroll in the course contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As we prepare the 21st Century Students for the 21st Century workforce, we need to arm them with the ability to problem solve and think critically. Project-Based Learning is one method for improving critical thinking skills in our students. PBL prepares students for the problem solving activities the 21st Century workplace will demand. Teachers will focus on best practices related to PBL and how to increase critical thinking skills and performance. This course is appropriate for all K-12 teachers.

For more information and to enroll in the course contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
. Once the minimum enrollment of 5 teachers is met, you will receive a credit registration link.

Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
IProject-based learning January 9th-May 2nd.  Online
Online BSU Staff
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. 3
Please list from where-Boise State University
Cost Per Class- $330
Credit Requirements? See Instructor
 
 
For more information and to enroll in the course contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Once the minimum enrollment of 5 teachers is met, you will receive a credit registration link.

 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
 
This is an online course using the Idaho Training Clearinghouse Learning Management System at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho. There are not face to face classes. The weblink for the LMS is http://www.idahotc.com/lms. See the link to the course syllabus to get more information about the course content. The course is available from August 31, 2016 to December 5, 2016. Registration deadline is October 14, 2016.
Session Title Date Time Location Presenter(s)
Autism Spectrum Disorder 08/31/206-12/5/2016 Online Online Robin Greenfield, Ph.D.
Is this event sponsored by our district? Yes
 Will a credit be offered for this course? Yes
Please list how many credits are being offered. 1
Please list from where-University of Idaho
Cost Per Credit$60
Credit Requirements? See below
See the following: http://idahotc.com/Portals/0/docs/2015spring/ASDCI-Spring-2015-Syllabus_R_W.pdf
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