Category: Professional Development

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 […]

Regional Curriculum Day Offerings

Click here to learn about different workshops taking place throughout the Archdiocese on March 13th. Two conferences are offered: Regional Professional Learning and Development Day Conference, offering four breakout sessions in the morning and three in the afternoon. This professional development opportunity is offered by Sacred Heart School. For more information, contact David Burroughs at […]

Regional Professional Learning and Development Day – March 13, 2020 – Sacred Heart School

Seattle Catholic School teachers and administrators are invited to gather at Sacred Heart School for a day of learning, camaraderie, and growth. Breakout Sessions are designed to elevate engagement, authenticity, collaboration, and effective strategies for all attendees. Breakout sessions topics will include: Boundless Creativity Cultivating A Curious and Engaged Brain: The Key to Success Engaging […]

Regional Curriculum Development Day, March 13, 2020

March 13 will fast approach! Regions are planning exciting initiatives and possibilities for their teachers at the regional level, take a peek! Executive Principals are responsible for completing the online registration form for the regions. We ask that all Executive Principals submit the completed plan no later than February 13, 2020. Funding of $2,000 per […]

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 […]