Professional Development Events – hosted by O’Dea High School

O’Dea is offering two Professional Development events in 2020.  Both events will offer sessions on Technology Integration and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) programming.  So please save these dates and use the links below to register.  Feel free to share these opportunities with your professional community.


Innovative School Transformation Conference

March 13th, 2020 7:45am – 2:30pm

O’Dea High School

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O’Dea High School has partnered with Microsoft to host our third annual Microsoft Showcase School Event featuring real-world professional development for educators, principals, IT staff, and counselors seeking a holistic approach to school transformation. Bringing together educators and experts from Microsoft, Seattle University and O’Dea High School, PD sessions will focus on how interrelated initiatives in social and emotional development, student leadership, digital classroom transformation, and ongoing professional development, coaching, and mentoring come together to transform the teaching and learning experience in schools. Our 2020 Keynote Speaker is Microsoft’s Mark Sparvell [], an award winning educator with over 25 years’ experience leading improvement for schools, systems, higher-ed and professional associations.


House System Institute

June 23rd & 24th 2020

O’Dea High School

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O’Dea High School would like to invite you to the 2020 House Institute! The institute brings together students & school personnel from around the country to learn about and discuss aspects of implementing, developing, and improving House Systems. The institute is designed for administrators, faculty, and staff that are interested in implementing a program or have a role in House Systems and are interested in sharing ideas for improvement.

Institute Presenters

·        House Directors, Deans, Mentor Teachers

·        Student Leaders

·        Experts in Social and Emotional Development

·        O’Dea Graduates

House System Institute Topics

·        Developing and Launching a House Program

·        Social and Emotional Development

·        Developing Cultures of Care and Support

·        Adult and Student Leadership Development

·        Using Technology

·        Inclusive Competition

·        Mentor Group Development

·        Increasing School Connectedness