Category: Professional Development

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: [] 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 [], extending the validity period on certificates expiring June 30, 2020 for one additional year. These certificates […]

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 [] (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 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 […]