Category: Curriculum and Instruction

HS Instructional Leaders Professional Learning and E-Walk Renewal for 2019-2020

HS Instructional Leaders Professional Learning What are the learning objectives for the 2019-2020 CEL training?   The learning objectives will be slightly different for each cohort. See the table below for information about each cohort. Group Learning Objectives Cohort 1 Engage in year-long focused inquiry and learn strategies to lead department-wide goal-setting and inquiry Cohort […]

Elementary CEL Professional Learning and E-Walk Renewal for 2019-2020

CEL Professional Learning What are the learning objectives for the 2019-2020 CEL training?   Principals will learn strategies to: (1) break open the CEL 5D+ rubric with staff, (2) help teachers set goals related to the rubric, (3) develop a shared vision for student engagement and purpose in their schools, (4) provide targeted feedback to […]

New Schools for the 2019 – 2020 DESTINY Library Consortium

Dear Principals and Librarians, Welcome to year 12 of the Follett – DESTINY – OCS Partnership! The DESTINY Library Consortium secures all services from Follett Software Company and Follett Hosted Services which provide: Unlimited telephone, email, and fax support plus software support through Follett Technical Support.  All hosting responsibilities to secure your library data; perform […]

OSPI The Arts Office – News and Notes – April 2019

OSPI: The Arts News & Notes | April 2019 46th Superintendent’s High School Art Show: The artwork has arrived at OSPI! The winning pieces from the ESD regional art shows are now on display at OSPI through May 30. There will be an awards ceremony and reception on Friday, May 17, from 1–3 p.m. at […]

Maryknoll: Taiwan and Cambodia Immersion Trip – Nov. 7 – 21, 2019

Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers Taiwan and Cambodia Immersion Trip November 7 – 21, 2019 Join us for a mission immersion trip to experience the JOY of Asia. Learn more about the people in Taiwan and Cambodia and explore how we are linked to the people of Asia in the bonds of global solidarity. Immersion trip […]

OSPI- The Arts News and Notes – March 2019

The Arts News & Notes | March 2019 The Superintendent’s High School Art Show High school students from all nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) have been participating in the ESD Regional Arts Shows. Finalists from the regional shows are moving forward to the state show that will be on display at OSPI on April 1–May 30, […]

OSPI – The Arts Newsletter – January 2019

The Arts News & Notes | January 2019 The Superintendent’s High School Art Show – Submit student artwork now! This annual event is co-hosted by OSPI and the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA). High school students from all nine of the state’s Educational Service Districts (ESDs) participate in this artistic celebration each year. If you are […]

New State Certification Renewal Requirements Effective September 1, 2019

New State Certification Renewal Requirements OSPI and the PESB have made some changes to teacher and principal certification renewal requirements, which will go into effect on September 1, 2019. Here are the main things you need to know: STEM Requirement: Renewal applications for residency, professional, and continuing teacher and CTE certificates must document completion of […]

2020-2021 Follett DESTINY Library Consortium

2020 – 2021 Archdiocese of Seattle DESTINY Consortium 40 Follett – DESTINY Library Cohort (33 Consortium schools plus 7 DESTINY independent schools) St. Alphonsus School will be joining in Fall 2020! Click on each school’s name and you will see their DESTINY Library splash page. Please note the new URL aligned to each school. Thank […]

High School ART Teachers – OSPI Regional HS Art Show

Please share with your high school teachers: fine arts, photography, ceramics, wood shop, glass and graphic arts. Registration for the Regional High School Art Show competition at Puget Sound ESD begins next month! See timeline below. Here’s the link [] for more information and registration. 2019 Regional High School Art Show: Timeline December 1, 2018 – January […]

OSPI ARTS CONFERENCE – Tukwila, March 9, 2019

ArtsTime Conference March 9, 2019 The State of the Arts: “Infusing Creativity in the Classroom” The ArtsTime Conference is back and we hope that you can join us!  This conference will focus on arts integration for K-8 educators with integration strands for dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts.  Participants can select sessions by […]

Math Games – The Results are in! SUCCESS!

Math Games @ Seattle Prep – The most festive math event this side of the full moon! Math Games was a Spook-tacular success! Imagine zombie eyeballs and skeleton friends, giant spiders and sticky bug-gut juice! Witches and feathers and ruby red blood drops … fun! Catholic schools represented in force, with 176 8th graders from […]

Fine Arts Opportunities – September 2018

OSPI: Fine Arts Opportunities for September 2018 Dance Educators Association of Washington (DEAW) Fall Conference: DEAW’s conference will take place September 29-30 at Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way Southwest Seattle, WA 98106. For more information and a registration link, please go to: State Thespian Fall Teacher In-Service: The Washington State Thespians will be […]

Our 2018-2019 Schools Going Through Accreditation

According to the WCEA, “The major purpose of this agency is to coordinate the accreditation process by assisting schools in their self-evaluative programs, to establish general standards for excellence, to grant WCEA Accreditation, and to cooperate formally with regional accrediting organizations as determined by the WCEA Board of Directors.” Every six years a school goes […]