To have a location added to this map, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information contact Kirsten_valenzuela@soesd.k12.or.us
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Oregon Connections NEPRIS NEPRIS website
– Full access licenses available for all Southern Oregon educators
– A local Southern Oregon industry is featured each month
– “Oregon World of Work” series features: Health Care in October ;
Manufacturing and Transportation Tech in November
– “Build My Future” construction series sponsored by the Klamath Home Builders Association starts October 12 and runs 6 weeks
– Monthly Teacher Training for Oregon Connections – October 20th 3-4pm – PDNetworks
Early Learning (Jackson & Josephine)
– 200 STEM kits for rural families prepared
– Partnering with Early Learning to develop PD to accompany kits
– Makey Makey for MS students at home! Contact Kim Young at email@example.com
IGNITE project w/ Oregon Community Foundation
Dialogues in Action (Landen Zernickow) is conducting our regional needs assessment and focusing efforts to determine themes across our three counties for how education can better connect with industry to support pathways leading to high wage, high demand jobs
Camp Invention host sites virtually through CI Connect through December 2020
- If your district is interested, connect with Annette Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org 800.968.4332 xt. 6863
Oregon Science Project (OSP) website
- Rural Elementary and K-12 schools talking about what STEAM looks like in their atmospheres, collaborating with other rural schools, and inspiring/encouraging growth in STEAM within each of the schools involved
- Registration open, monthly meeting (2 attachments: Rural Learning Collaborative and DL Facilitation Institute)
- Monthly PLC time TBD
- Collaboration with Early Childhood Network and CCRN,
- Surveyed rural families in English and Spanish to determine needs for STEAM supplies/equipment and training
- Reviewed 85 surveys, preparing delivery and training for 200 kits for Jackson and Josephine
- Collaborating with STEM hubs from around the state for best practices
Mobile Maker Space
- Target: Rural Middle Schools
- Most commonly brought to your school library and teachers can check out from there
- Preparing options for student check out
- May have for 1 month at a time
- Check out other STEAM lending library equipment through Media Net account
- Training available
Southern Oregon Fire Ecology Education (SOFEE Pathway Project) website
- Partnership with Oregon Outdoor School Program
- “Fire Works” Train the Trainer Fire Ecology
- Curriculum modification to match Southern Oregon’s landscape and environment
- Development of distance learning module and trunks
STEAM Lesson Plans ready for Distance Learning
- Talent Maker City partnering local teachers to model Elementary, MS and HS STEAM video and lesson plans
- Coming soon!
- Also coming soon: weekly STEM ideas with lesson plans
STEM Ecosystems Resource Library– The STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice is offering a virtual collection of resources, webinars, and workshops intended to help teachers, administrators, and families engage learning for their children while schools and other activities are suspended. Check it out at: https://stemecosystems.org/stemathome/
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- The region’s CTE Programs of Study (POSs) have been awarded $213,000 in CTE Career Pathways grants this school year.
- CTE is still growing, with the licensing of six new CTE teachers and the creation of three new Programs of Study.
- CTE is conducting bi-weekly Career Rea PLC meetings, via Zoom, with all of the secondary and postsecondary teachers.
- Both CTE grants (Basic and Reserve) have been approved ($708,000), and we are now starting to purchase equipment and arrange PD for all 74 of our teachers.
- The CTE region is dedicating $33,500 to the mentoring of 11 early career CTE teachers.
- For the very first time, SOCTEC is collaborating on the purchase of software that will be shared across both secondary and postsecondary curriculum in the Transportation Tech program.
Mentoring & SOREN
- The first iteration of the Southern Oregon Regional Educator Network (SOREN) plan was submitted on 6/30/20.
- The Southern Oregon Mentor program is currently being overhauled for new teacher support during CDL.- Monthly PLCs began in October to provide continued professional growth of mentors.
- The focus for SOREN/Mentoring is the safety, significance and belonging for ALL students.
- Mentors attended the Distance Learning Playbook training.
- Future training options are being investigated for both new teachers and mentors to support distance learning needs.
Free access to all students of SOESD-component districts. Learn360® provides access to a web-based digital education video library comprised of thousands of K-12 core-curriculum videos, video clips, newsreels, audio and video speeches, still images, and audio files. These materials are accessible and downloadable from home or school. Also Learn360® now has learning games, reading activities and printable fact sheets, diagrams, math activities, etc. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.orgGet Access Here
- Newsela ELA, Newsela Science, Newsela Social Studies, and The Newsela Social-Emotional Learning Collection (If teachers don’t have a Newsela account, they can set one up in minutes.)
Administrators can request access and will be contacted within 24 hours for more details.
Association of Career and Technical Education – ACTE
Free Leadership courses for CTE teachers on how to deliver online coursework. CTE Learn: ACTE’s partner, MaxKnowledge, has opened up six of their paid courses that deal with learning how to teach online. The instructions on how to access those temporarily free courses are below:
Go to Online Teachers on CTE Learn and click on Delivering Online Instruction. You’ll see the following online courses that you can access for free.
The courses are:
EL102 Online Teaching Techniques
EL103 Teaching Online: A Student-Centered Approach
EL104 Teaching and Organizing a Virtual Learning Environment
EL105 Online Language: Communicating with Students
EL108 Preparing Students to Become Good Online Learners
EL112 Workload Management Strategies for Teaching Online
For more information contact email@example.com
Positive Discipline/Sound Discipline
Resources for Educators and Families During School Closures and Social Distancing
- English https://www.sounddiscipline.org/homeresources/
- Spanish https://www.sounddiscipline.org/homeresources-es/
New Teacher Center
We are all experiencing significant changes in our daily lives and, are receiving information that is continuously changing. For our students and families who thrive on predictability and routine, this can be distressing.
Amidst all of the changes, we need to make sure to prioritize self-care. It is so important that our students and families have the tools necessary to support their overall wellbeing so that they are mentally and emotionally prepared to approach learning.
The links below are designed to provide quick access to information and materials that may assist students and families in adjusting to new routines and to provide information, printable tools, and coping strategies through familiar platforms.
To access the information, simply click on the topics listed under each heading.
For more, unless otherwise noted contact Amy Szeliga, Amy_Szeliga@soesd.k12.or.us, 541-776-8590 ex3138.
- Pandemics and the Coronavirus: Carol Gray Social Story
- Coronavirus Social Story for younger children
- Brainpop video: Coronavirus and social distancing
- Autism and Coronavirus, Helping Students Understand
- From NPR: Just for Kids: What you want to know about Coronavirus Comic
- Coronavirus. Top Tips(geared toward teens and adults with ASD)
- Visual Schedules: A practical guide for families: Explains what a visual schedule is, tips for setting up a visual schedule, and web resources for printable icons.
- 7 tips for talking to your child about Coronavirus and resources to keep kids engaged at home
- Practical Tips from a parent in the UK on structuring a schedule when home all day
- Coping with Covid-19. Great resource from UK, covering variety of topics for families supporting children ASD
Setting up Home Instruction for Students with ASD: A How-to Guide for Parents
(5 Helpful tips for parents courtesy of Columbia-Regional Programs.)
- The Autism Helper: Supporting Sensory Needs at Home
- 20 Sensory activities your kids will love
- Downloadable resources from Zones of Regulation for Distance Learning
- The Incredible 5-point scale: Tips for teaching flexible thinking during unpredictable times by Kari Dunn Buron
- Emotions Chart to help children identify how they are feeling
- Free Character Emotions Chart with additional emotion descriptors:
- 8 fun breathing exercises for kids
- Free Coping Skills Choice Board to help children make a choice when upset
- LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES: SOUTHERN OREGON THERAPISTS 2020 UPDATED
- Recommended Reads for Parents about Mental Illness (LISTS OF BOOKS AND FREE PDF’S)
- Supporting Kids during the Coronavirus | Spanish Version
- Autism Speaks Article: What should the autism community know about coronavirus outbreak- provides guidance for caregivers and prevention tips
- Coping with the Stress of an Infectious Disease Outbreak like COVID-19 (see Pg.3)
- Parent Strategies for helping children with autism cope with transitions and changing routines from Autism Resources and Community (ARC)
- Recognizing indicators of anxiety in individuals with autism and strategies for anxiety reduction
- Resources for helping kids use coping skills to calm anxiety
- Breathing icons/visuals to promote relaxation
Fore more contact Celine Buczek, Celine_Buczek@soesd.k12.or.us, 541-776-8590 x3163
- SUICIDE RISK FACTORS AND WARNING SIGNS
- Identify Risk, Prevent Suicide – Documents that are tools for Caregivers and Community Members
- PARENT HANDBOOK ON CHILDHOOD AND ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION
- Short Video, easy for kids and families on the topic of EMPATHY
- Suicide intervention – know the signs visual
- Risk Factors and Warning Signs of Suicide Visual
For more contact Amanda Lacy, Amanda_Lacy@soesd.k12.or.us, 541-776-8590 ex3106