August PD Offerings – Online

Virtual PD offerings recommended by the OCS Team (Updated weekly)

For additional PD offerings that run as a series, etc. please visit the Virtual Meetups link and OCS Calendar events.

Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday- August 17 -20 from 10 AM to Noon. LITURGY ONLINE TRAINING through the Liturgy Office! For more information and to register, please click here

Wednesday, August 19 – 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern – Cultivating Community in the Classroom When Distance is the Norm  Notre Dame ACE 19 graduate, Emily Ice, will share resources and routines to keep one of the staples of Catholic education—community—alive and well despite the challenges posed  by social distancing and virtual learning. Interested participants should feel welcome to come with questions and resources of their own during the live Q and A and discussion segments.  REGISTER

Thursday, August 20 – 11:00 AM Pacific TimeTeach to Reach Every Reader – Motivating students through differentiated instruction with Dr. Rhonda Bondie. Join Newsela’s co-founder and Chief Academic Officer, Dan Cogan-Drew, and Director of Professional Learning at Harvard Graduate School of Education, Dr. Rhonda Bondie, for a conversation on differentiated instruction. Goals: 1. Understand how motivation and self-regulated learning intersect with culturally relevant pedagogy and differentiated instruction, 2. Scale differentiated instruction using quality criteria for every task with every teacher, 3. Recognize key concepts to reaching every reader when teaching online and in person. REGISTER

Thursday, August 20  – 8:00 am – 9:00 am. PST. through Puget Sound  ESD – Collaborative Conversations for School Reopening  – ZOOM Meeting ID: 839 2096 9593  Passcode: 489564 These are designed for you to share questions, ideas and resources with each other and is truly an opportunity for conversation. PSESD staff will not be sharing any new guidance or information.  Planned topics for discussion will include:

August 21- 22 – 5th Annual Pathways to Hope Conference (Virtual) – NAMI San Antonio Pathways to Hope is a free (VIRTUAL) conference bringing together mental health professionals, social workers, educators, the judicial system, law enforcement, faith community leaders, caregivers, and individuals living with a diagnosis to help improve the mental health care system. For more information and to register, please visit:

Wednesday, August 26 – 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern – Fostering Students’ Resilience in Traumatic Times  Notre Dame ACE 8 graduate, Jessica Gray Werner, will discuss the importance of prioritizing students’ social-emotional learning, focusing especially on how teachers might help to develop students’ resiliency. Following a brief presentation, participants will have the opportunity to discuss how these strategies can be easily implemented and adapted for their own schools to help meet students where they are academically and emotionally during this difficult time.  REGISTER