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Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year Nominations are Now Open

By News, School Improvement Services, School-Wide Improvement

The Oregon Department of Education, in partnership with the Oregon Lottery, is pleased to announce the continuation of Oregon Regional Teacher of the Year to honor exemplary educators in every region of the state!

  • Nominations are open statewide through January 31, 2021
  • Teachers will submit their applications by March 27, 2021
  • Oregon Education Service Districts will select a winner from their region
  • Regional Teachers of the Year will be honored across the state in May 2021!
  • One of the Regional Teachers of the Year will be named the 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year in September 2021!

Regional Teachers of the Year will receive a cash prize of $500 and will be celebrated across the state.  The 2022 Oregon Teacher of the Year will receive a $5,000 cash prize (with a matching $5,000 going to their school!) and serve as a spokesperson and representative for all Oregon teachers.

Anyone can nominate a teacher! All Oregonians are encouraged to nominate their favorite teacher today at: oregonteacheroftheyear.org

Trauma-Informed Practices and Social Emotional Supports

By News, School Improvement Services, School-Wide Improvement

Session Information

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Start: Friday April 2nd, 2021 at 01:00 PM
End: Friday April 2nd, 2021 at 04:00 PM
PDUs: 3.00
Instructor: Ricky Robertson
Location: ZOOM
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Start: Friday April 9th, 2021 at 01:00 PM
End: Friday April 9th, 2021 at 04:00 PM
PDUs: 3.00
Instructor: Ricky Robertson
Location: ZOOM
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Start: Friday April 16th, 2021 at 01:00 PM
End: Friday April 16th, 2021 at 04:00 PM
PDUs: 3.00
Instructor: Ricky Robertson
Location: ZOOM
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Start: Friday April 23rd, 2021 at 01:00 PM
End: Friday April 23rd, 2021 at 04:00 PM
PDUs: 3.00
Instructor: Ricky Robertson
Location: ZOOM

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In this four-part virtual workshop, presented over four mornings in November, December and January, renowned educator, consultant, coach and author Ricky Robertson will deepen participants’ understanding of trauma-informed behaviors, social-emotional supports and restorative practices as well as introduce strategies for implementation of the principles and practices in the classroom and schoolwide.To help foster a sense of community, participants should try to attend all four sessions as part of the workshop cohort; however, this workshop will repeat in April 2021, so a missed session can be made up later.Session 1 – Friday, April 2, 2021 – 1 pm to 4 pm
Schoolwide Trauma-Responsive Practices (Tier 1)
A trauma-informed approach is a schoolwide approach to supporting the social-emotional and behavioral needs of all students, especially those impacted by ACEs and trauma. In this virtual workshop, we will explore student behavior as a form of communication and develop classroom-based and schoolwide strategies to support students. Participants will deepen their understanding of relationship-based teaching and acquire skills to foster safety, trust, and belonging in their classrooms and schools. They will be introduced to strategies that support students’ abilities to communicate, problem-solve, regulate, and develop a sense of accountability and hope.Session 2  – Friday, April 9, 2021 – 1 pm to 4 pm
Trauma-Informed Social Emotional Learning
Social-emotional learning is a critical component of quality core instruction. To truly have an impact, social-emotional competencies must be integrated into daily classroom routines and management. Students’ social-emotional outcomes improve when they see healthy behaviors regularly modeled, practiced, and reinforced. In this session, participants will develop a plan for integrating culturally responsive and trauma-informed social-emotional learning competencies into their curriculum and instruction.Session 3 –  Friday, April 16, 2021 – 1 pm to 4 pm
Trauma-Informed Restorative Practices
Trauma-informed schools respond to conflict in ways that build trust and accountability. In this virtual workshop, participants will be introduced to the fundamental principles of Restorative Practices. Participants will be introduced to Tier 1 community building circles for both staff and students. Then we will explore the core principles of Restorative Practices and some useful tools to engage in restorative dialogue and problem-solving. Participants will consider next steps for integrating these principles and practices into their classrooms and schools.Session 4 – Friday, April 23, 2021 – 1 pm to 4 pm
Teams & Teamwork for Sustained Implementation
To truly meet the needs of our students, we have to focus on long term implementation of trauma-informed behavioral and social-emotional supports. We cannot do this work alone, we need to work together with our colleagues, students, families, and community partners. This session will focus on teams and teamwork to support long-term implementation of trauma-informed practices and ways to assess their impact and build teachers’ collective efficacy in responding to the needs of their students. In many respects, this session is the most important one of the entire series. If we don’t have a system in place to monitor the impact of our efforts then there is no way to sustain and improve them.About Ricky Robertson: I am an educator, author, and consultant who has worked with alternative and traditional schools, serving students from grades preK-12 within urban, suburban, and semi-rural communities. I provide coaching, consultation, and multi-day professional development workshops to build systems of support for students impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma, and the educators who work with them. I have a background in Restorative Justice/Practices, culturally responsive teaching, LGBTQ+ student advocacy, and trauma-informed practices for teaching and behavior management.

ZOOM

Interdisciplinary

Free to all educators within SOESD component districts

Nancy Hayes
5417768590 x1133

Aces 101

By News, School Improvement Services, School-Wide Improvement

Session Information

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Start: Saturday December 5th, 2020 at 06:00 am
End: Sunday January 24th, 2021 at 11:59 pm
PDUs: 5.00
Instructor: Ruth McDonald

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In this self-paced, multi-session online course (conducted through Canvas), participants will:

  • Familiarize with the original and ongoing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) studies
  • Identify types of ACEs
  • Understand the long-term, significant impacts of ACEs on children and families
  • Identify the impact ACEs can have on a student’s social, emotional, and academic development
  • Identify strategies and resources for prevention of ACEs in children
  • Identify strategies for supporting children with ACEs in the school/classroom

The class is limited to 25 participants per cohort. Registration closes at 4 pm on Friday, December 4, 2020. A confirmation email will be sent from Canvas to the first 25 registrants as educators are enrolled. Additional opportunities to take this course will continue to be offered throughout the school year.


Online

Interdisciplinary

Free to all educators within SOESD component districts

Nancy Hayes
5417768590
nancy_hayes@soesd.k12.or.us

Online – webPD Trauma-Informed Practices

By News, School Improvement Services, School-Wide Improvement

webPD Trauma-Informed Practices

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Start: Saturday December 5th, 2020 at 06:00 am
End: Sunday January 24th, 2021 at 11:59 pm
PDUs: 5.00
Instructor: Amanda Lacy

Event Details


In this self-paced, multi-session online course (conducted through Canvas), participants will:

  • Build upon the broad, foundational knowledge of trauma gained in courses, such as ACEs 101
  • Learn and discuss the six principles of trauma-informed approach in education
  • Gain an understanding of how vicarious trauma and neuroscience shapes learning AND teaching
  • Apply skills learned to implement tools for their classrooms, with colleagues and out in the community
  • Find out how to use simple strategies to combat compassion fatigue and counteract the stress in the workplace, especially during the pandemic

The class is limited to 25 participants per cohort. Registration closes at 4 pm on Friday, December 4, 2020. A confirmation email will be sent from Canvas to the first 25 registrants as educators are enrolled. Additional opportunities to take this course will continue to be offered throughout the school year.


Online

Interdisciplinary

Free to all educators within SOESD component districts

Nancy Hayes
5417768590
nancy_hayes@soesd.k12.or.us

Free Quality Preschool

By News

Are you a parent of a 3 or 4 year old child?
¿Es padre de un niño de 3 o 4 años?

Do you live in Jackson or Josephine County?
¿Vives en el condado de Jackson o Josephine?

Would you like your child to attend a preschool at no cost to your family?
¿Le gustaría que su hijo asistiera a un preescolar sin costo para su familia?

To learn more about Preschool Promise:

Para obtener más información sobre Preschool Promise:

  • Visit webpage/ Visite la página web southernoregonearlylearninghub.org
  • Email/Correo electrónico lorena_juarez@soesd.k12.or.us
  • Call/Llamada Lorena Juarez at 541-810-3424

About Southern Oregon Early Learning Services Hub

The Southern Oregon Early Learning Services Hub (SOELS) brings together partners in the sectors of early learning, K-12 education, health, social and human services, and private sector business to improve outcomes for families with children under the age of six. With better coordination and alignment of resources and services, our families become more healthy, stable and attached and our children arrive at kindergarten prepared and supported for success. SOESD generously provides the fiscal and administrative supports for SOELS.

Acerca del Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje Temprano del Sur de Oregon

El Centro de Servicios de Aprendizaje Temprano del Sur de Oregón (SOELS) reúne a socios en los sectores de aprendizaje temprano, educación K-12, salud, servicios sociales y humanos y empresas del sector privado para mejorar los resultados de las familias con niños menores de seis años. Con una mejor coordinación y alineación de recursos y servicios, nuestras familias se vuelven más saludables, estables y unidas y nuestros niños llegan al jardín de infantes preparados y apoyados para el éxito. SOESD proporciona generosamente el apoyo fiscal y administrativo para SOELS.

 

For more information/                                                            For assistance in Spanish/

Para más información:                                                            Para obtener ayuda en español:

 

René Brandon                                                                           Lorena Juarez

Southern Oregon Early Learning Services Hub                Child Care Resource Network

Southern Oregon ESD                                                            Southern Oregon ESD

rene_brandon@soesd.k12.or.us                                      lorena_juarez@soesd.k12.or.us

541-776-8590 x 1154                                                              541-810-3424

 

Sign Up for our School Improvement Department E-List

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SOESD launches webPD, a one-stop professional development shop for Southern Oregon educators

By News, School Improvement Services

This September SOESD lanched webPD, an online platform that gives Southern Oregon educators a convenient, flexible way to partake in professional development courses, engage with fellow educators within learning cohorts, and earn the professional development units (PDUs) required to maintain their teaching licenses.

webPD is the brainchild of Director of School Improvement, Dr.Mark Angle-Hobson. The platform was developed in support of the Southern Oregon Regional Educator Network’s tenets (equity, teacher voice, learner relevance and accessibility for ALL educators), and the challenges educators face when attempting to achieve their personal educational goals. “Teachers lead busy lives. They’re in the classroom before school begins preparing lessons; they spend the school day delivering lessons and tending to student needs; after school, they spend hours grading papers and caring for their families at home. Even in the calmest of times, it’s difficult for educators to attend conferences and workshops. Then you throw in a pandemic and natural disaster or two…Self-paced, online courses with a minimal time commitment make sense,” says Angle-Hobson.

webPD will roll out over three years. In its first year, webPD will offer five, five-week courses developed around themes based upon district priorities: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 101, Trauma Informed 101, Equity 101, Social Emotional Learning 101 and Universal Design for Learning 101. Year two will include the 101 courses with the addition of five intermediate (201) courses; year three will offer the 101 and 201 classes as well as five advanced (301) courses. Registration for ACEs 101 is now open.

Angle-Hobson pointed out, “By the end of year three, educators can earn all the PDUs they need to renew their teaching license through webPD. What’s more, SOESD is offering free enrollment to its 13 component districts during year one.”

Care & Connection Circles

By News

Our Southern Oregon community is navigating through an extraordinarily challenging time. Pain and up-heaval from the fires, COVID-19, racial injustice, and the upcoming election are weighing heavily on the hearts and minds of our educators ,who in the midst of all of these trials, are giving everything they can to support students and their families. And while there are deep ripples of heartbreak, loss, and grief, we are also witnessing the resiliency, generosity, and capacity of our community to overcome and come together. As we find our way through these complex times, we are reminded of the power of relation-ship and the necessity of community.

SOESD and Resolve invite you to participate in a series of online care and connection circles created to give educators a facilitated space to check in, share stories, listen, be present, and build a community of support during this time. While participants are encouraged to sign up for either the Tuesday morning or Thursday afternoon series to promote deeper connections and sharing, you are welcome to join any session that fits your interests, needs, and schedule.

Circle Dates and Discussion Focus:  

  • Week one (10/6 & 10/8): Grief and Gratitude
  • Week two (10/13 & 10/15): Adversity and Resilience
  • Week three (10/20 & 10/22): Challenge and Adaptation
  • Week four (10/27 & 10/29): Compassion for Self and Others

Register through PDNetworks. (Search by using keyword, “care.”)

“Relationships are all there is. Everything in the universe only exists because it is relationship to everything else. Nothing exists in isolation. We have to stop pretending that we are individuals that can go it alone.”

~ Margaret Wheatley

 

Declaration of Emergency for Loss of Buildings on SOESD Phoenix Campus

By News

As a result of the recent Almeda fire, SOESD suffered the tragic loss of all buildings on the SOESD Phoenix campus, a location which has served the community since 1907. The SOESD Board has passed a resolution declaring an emergency in order to expedite the recovery effort. SOESD staff previously assigned to the Phoenix campus have been relocated to other SOESD buildings, or are working remotely in order to continue providing services to students, families, and the community during this tremendous time of need. SOESD thanks the many ESDs across the state that have contributed to temporarily replace equipment lost in the fire, so that SOESD can continue providing critical services during the larger scale recovery effort.

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