Category: Professional Development

Latino Enrollment Institute – June 21-24, 2020

Latinos have been the principal driver of demographic growth in the United States, accounting for half of the national population growth since 2000, with Latino Catholics representing 71 percent of the country’s Catholic growth. It is imperative that our Catholic schools provide a home this growing population, and the Latino Enrollment Institute [ace.nd.edu] (LEI) at the University […]

GRACE Meetings for Teacher Leaders & Principals- January 2020

The next round of GRACE meetings will be in January. The meeting dates and locations are listed below. These meetings are for BOTH principals and teacher leaders. ​The agenda is included here.    To adequately prepare for the meeting, principals and teacher leaders should schedule a pre-meeting (around 30 minutes) to review this pre-meeting guide and discuss the items suggested in […]

St. Catherine Mental Health Ministry Team presents Stress and Biofeedback

St. Catherine of Siena Mental Health Ministry Team Educational Forum presents…… A Mental Health Ministry Presentation on Biofeedback for Mental Health Conditions Thursday, November 14, 2019 Victoria Hall, Music Room from 7-9 PM. 814 NE 85th Street, Seattle, WA Please RSVP to Trez at bucklandmike@hotmail.com or 206-930-2739   FLYER to share broadly!  St. Catherine Biofeedback for […]

Federal Programs

Federal Programs Each of our schools is entitled to access federal funds to support student achievement. There are four federal programs that you have or will want to file to receive with OSPI for participation. Title I, Part A Closing Educational Achievement Gaps   Title 1  which is all about student achievement and closing the […]

Free Webinar on Earthquakes and FEMA – Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019

Free Webinar on Earthquakes and FEMA P-1000, Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety Thursday, September 12, 2019 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm Pacific Registration Fee: Free 1,000 registrations (sites) maximum To register, click here. (Can’t attend? Register anyway and we’ll send you a link to the recording!) Purpose. This webinar […]

19-20 MDI Schools

Our  26  2019 – 2020 MDI Schools! Assumption Catholic School, Bellingham Christ the King School, Seattle Holy Family School, Lacey Holy Family Parish School, Kirkland Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School, Seattle Holy Rosary School, West Seattle Holy Rosary School, Edmonds Our Lady of Fatima School, Seattle Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Seattle Our Lady of […]

Slingerland Fall Classes – Consider signing up NOW!

The Slingerland® Institute for Literacy is a non-profit organization that trains teachers to instruct students struggling with reading, writing and spelling skills. The Slingerland® Approach teaches oral and written language skills in the classroom to all types of learners, especially those with dyslexia. The Slingerland® Multisensory Structured Language Teacher Training Course is accredited at the […]

MDI Formation Day for Seattle! Tuesday, August 20, 2019

We are very much looking forward to having you with us this coming Tuesday, August 20th from 9AM-3PM at the Maryknoll Mission House at 958 16th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112. Feel free to arrive any time after 8:30AM; we will begin promptly at 9. Please bring: Brown bag lunch Your school calendar as we […]

Summer 2019 PD Offerings

Summer 2019 Professional Development Offerings – Recommended by OCS AUGUST 2019   Friday, August 16, 2019 VIRTUS TRAINING as a Component of NEW TEACHER ORIENTATION. Time: 9 AM – NOON. Location: St. Philomena School, Des Moines. Click here for registration information. Saturday, August 17, 2019: WABIDA DYSLEXIA FAMILY FAIR – August 17, 2019  9 AM to […]

St. Martin’s University – Fall Career and Internships Fairs

Registration is open for the Fall 2019 Career and Internship Fairs at Saint Martin’s University [stmartin.edu]! These fairs are small, industry-specific events, and we encourage all students to attend. They are great opportunities to recruit students for open jobs and internships. We have changed the location of these events to be held in the buildings […]

New Certificate Renewal Requirements FAQ

New Certificate Renewal Requirements FAQ General Info Where can I find out detailed information regarding the new requirements? Click this link to read about the new requirements in detail: https://mycatholicschool.org/2019/01/07/new-state-certification-renewal-requirements-effective-september-1-2019/ I’m not sure if these requirements apply to me, and I’m not sure what type of teaching certificate I hold. What should I do? Review […]

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 […]

FREE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID CLASSES! May 10 and June 14

FREE MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID CLASSES!             NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has openings for Mental Health First Aid Classes Friday, May 10th   8:00am – 5:00pm Friday, June 14th 8:00am – 5:00pm What is Mental Health First Aid? Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid […]

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 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 […]

Principal Meeting – May 23, 2019

Please join us for our last Quarterly Principal Meeting on May 23, 2019 Registration will be posted closer to this date.

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 […]

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 […]

2018-19 UW: Haring Center PD and Training Schedule

The Haring Center, at the University of Washington College of Education, has been a leader in inclusive education since opening its doors in 1966. We improve the lives of children with and without developmental disabilities and their families through research, training and programs that drive education policy and practice. Visit our website to learn more about […]