Category: Professional Development

GRACE Program 2021-22 Teacher Leader Kick Off Meeting

GRACE Teacher Leader Meeting Part I – Virtual August 11 – 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Please join us as we go through the purpose of the program, leadership training and a special guest for self-reflection on leadership. Via Zoom. Part 1 of 2 meetings. Principals are asked to attend this meeting if possible. GRACE […]

Weaving our Renewed World: Advanced Missionary Discipleship Formation Seminar – Maryknoll

Weaving our Renewed World: Advanced Missionary Discipleship Formation Seminar – Maryknoll The world and its people are groaning in pain. Many of the groans are from loss… loss of family members and friends; loss of time planned with loved ones, both celebrating and grieving; loss of jobs and dreams. Maybe, just maybe, some of the […]

Lunch and Learns – Professional Development Opportunities

Lunch and Learns – Hosted by the Office of Catholic Schools   Lunch and Learns are 30 to 60 minute professional development (PD) opportunities for principals and teachers, typically held on Tuesdays at 12pm-1pm via ZOOM. Each Lunch and Learn has a different focus, and all teachers and principals are encouraged to join. All PDs […]

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 […]

Sacred Story Institute – Father Bill Watson

The Sacred Story Institute is dedicated to Missionary Discipleship Formation through the promotion of the 15-Minute Ignatian Examen and Confession. Archbishop Etienne is the Ecclesisatical Advisor for the Sacred Story Institute lifting up two programs, Sacred Story Youth and True Heart-Young Adults.  The Archbishops heartily supports these Ignatian Spirituality formation programs and all materials which […]

OSPI Safety Resources

National Bullying Prevention Month is every October! Here are some resources for you: Cyberbullying Research Center Cyberbullying Newsletter YouTube Videos to share The HIB Safety Center page Supporting adults with adult cyberbullying issues A helpful activity for school staff is to have staff read thru the list of apps and ask, “How many have you […]

OSPI Private Schools Summer Conference 2020 – Two August sessions

OSPI Summer Conference 2020 Think Better… Live Better… Teach Better… series Each session: Is FREE to private school educators employed by State Board of Education approved private schools; Includes training materials; Provides 18 free clock hours! (for completing all 3 days) Registration is open for this year’s Private Schools Summer Conference! The conference will offer […]

Processing Clock Hour Applications Online & Information in pdEnroller as of July 1, 2020

Dear Principals, The Office for Catholic Schools will no longer accept paper applications for clock hours. If you have paper applications that you would like to submit, the deadline for full paper submission is June 30, 2020. Starting July 1, please submit all applications for clock hours in pdEnroller, PSESD’s Professional Development Registration and Clock […]

2020 House System Institute Virtual Symposium

O’Dea High School would like to invite you to the 2020 House System Virtual Symposium! The virtual symposium brings together students & school personnel from around the country to learn about and discuss aspects of implementing, developing, and improving House Systems. The symposium is designed for administrators, faculty, and staff that are interested in implementing […]

Professional Learning/Clock Hours/Online Learning Opportunities

pdEnroller enables educators to register for professional development classes and leadership development offered by all Educational Service Districts participating in the system including courses offered by OSPI: https://www.pdenroller.org/ [pdenroller.org] While some resources are free, others require a registration fee. In-Person Professional Development Online Professional Development Teachers and administrators can choose courses by subjects or audiences. […]

Teaching Certificate Expiration Dates Extended One Year for Educators

Washington State is currently experiencing a rapid outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), impacting our communities in a number of ways. As a result of these unprecedented and challenging times, the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) has filed emergency rules [lnks.gd], extending the validity period on certificates expiring June 30, 2020 for one additional year. These certificates […]