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IMESD Provides Free Hearing Screenings to Students This Fall

Release Date: 
8/26/2015

The IMESD will provide free hearing screenings to public elementary school students at area schools this fall.

Hearing screenings are conducted annually by the IMESD’s Audiology Department for public school students in Umatilla, Morrow and Union counties. The program is cooperatively sponsored by 18 regional school districts.

New Teacher Cadre Monthly Meeting

Event Date: 
9/9/2015
Event Time: 
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Host District: 
Intermountain ESD
Location: 
Three regional locations: west, central, and east
Instructor: 
Joe Buglione, Heidi Paullus, Lisa Hachquet

New Teacher Cadre

Back-to-School Dates for Regional Districts

Release Date: 
8/6/2015

The IMESD welcomes students back to school during August! Click read more to view important dates for registration, open houses and the first day of school.

Substitute Training - Hermiston

Event Date: 
8/27/2015
Event Time: 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
InterMountain ESD
Location: 
Hermiston

Location: Punkin Center Building, 290 West Punkin Center Road, Hermiston, Oregon
Registration Not Required

This training will cover the required safety courses, including blood born pathogens and mandatory reporting, as well as licensing changes through TSPC and pay rates.

Substitute Training - La Grande

Event Date: 
8/27/2015
Event Time: 
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Host District: 
InterMountain ESD
Location: 
La Grande

Location: Joseph Building (Conference Room-Upstairs), 1100 K Ave, La Grande, Oregon
Registration Not Required

This training will cover the required safety courses, including blood born pathogens and mandatory reporting, as well as licensing changes through TSPC and pay rates.

Substitute Training - Pendleton

Event Date: 
8/26/2015
Event Time: 
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
InterMountain ESD
Location: 
Pendleton

Location: Juniper Room, InterMountain ESD Main Building, 2001 SW Nye Ave, Pendleton, Oregon
Registration Not Required

This training will cover the required safety courses, including blood born pathogens and mandatory reporting, as well as licensing changes through TSPC and pay rates.

Substitute Orientations Scheduled, Substitute Teacher and Assistant Jobs Available

Release Date: 
8/4/2015

The IMESD is currently looking for substitute teachers and classroom assistants to hire. According to Nichole Biechler, Human Resources Assistant at the IMESD, there is currently a shortage of substitute teachers in Oregon and across the nation.

The Oregon Teacher Practices and Standards Commission (TSPC) recently lifted some restrictions regarding substitutes to try to increase the number of substitutes available to school districts and ESDs.

“This move by TSPC shows that the lack of substitutes is definitely a state-wide concern, and we know districts in our region struggle to find enough subs on many days during the school year,” Biechler said.

Substitute teachers and classroom assistants are always needed, and the jobs can offer flexibility and competitive wages. For more information about becoming a substitute for the IMESD, please contact Nichole Biechler at 541-966-3224 or nichole.biechler@imesd.k12.or.us.

The IMESD will be having annual trainings for its substitute teachers this month. The following dates/locations have been scheduled for orientation:

Wednesday, August 26    2:00 - 3:30 PM
Location: InterMountain Education Service District Main Building (Juniper Room), 2001 SW Nye Ave, Pendleton, Oregon

Thursday, August 27    10:00 - 11:30 AM
Location: Joseph Building (Conference Room-Upstairs), 1100 K Ave, La Grande, Oregon

Thursday, August 27    2:00 - 3:30 PM
Location: Punkin Center Building, 290 West Punkin Center Road, Hermiston, Oregon

Building a Comprehensive Assessment System

Event Date: 
8/26/2015
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Host District: 
La Grande School District
Location: 
Eastern Oregon University, Zabel Hall Room 107, La Grande
Instructor: 
Bryan Toller, Mathematics Assessment Specialist, ODE

 

Building a Comprehensive Assessment System

Preschool/Elementary STAR Workshop

Event Date: 
9/24/2015 - 9/25/2015
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
InterMountain ESD
Location: 
2001 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton (Lodgepole/Ponderosa Room)
Instructor: 
Brenda Hancock and Oregon Program Autism Training Sites & Support Staff

This 2-day workshop (Sept. 24-25, 2015) is designed for pre-school and elementary school staff intending to implement evidence-based practices using the STAR Curriculum with students.

Functional Routines/Discrete Trial Training Workshop For Secondary Level Staff

Event Date: 
9/23/2015
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
IMESD
Location: 
2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton (Lodgepole/Ponderosa)
Instructor: 
Brenda Hancock and Oregon Program Autism Training Sites and Support Staff

This workshop is designed for secondary staff (upper elementary, middle, high school and post-secondary) intending to implement evidence-based strategies through the use of the Links Curriculum or the FACTER Curriculum with students with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Participants in the workshop will learn how to:

  • Select routines to teach