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Public Invited to Showing of Paper Tigers Film

Event Date: 
6/2/2016
Event Time: 
6:30 PM

The public is invited to a free showing of the film, Paper Tigers, on Thursday, June 2 at the Cook Memorial Library in La Grande, OR. Doors open at 6 PM and the film starts at 6:30 PM.

An Introduction to SIgn Language for the Classroom

Event Date: 
7/14/2016
Event Time: 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host District: 
IMESD
Location: 
IMESD, Pendleton
Instructor: 
Malina LIndell

Everyone who works in schools should have some instruction in basic sign language vocabulary.  You’ve never had training?

Three School Districts Pass Bond Measures

Release Date: 
5/18/2016

The IMESD is pleased to congratulate three of its school districts on the passage Tuesday, May 17, of school bond measures. The Athena-Weston, Echo and Milton-Freewater districts were all successful in securing funds for their students and facilities. All three will receive matching $4 million grants from the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Program (Senate Bill 447).

Integrating Technology Support into your Math Curriculum

Event Date: 
7/21/2016
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
Intermountain ESD
Location: 
Intermountain ESD
Instructor: 
Joe Buglione / Heidi Paullus

Participants will get a chance to explore a variety of resources supporting the math curriculum, from online activities to apps on an iPad.  With each resource we will ask particpants to determine where during their year they would like to implement the activity into their course outline.

OIS 2-Day Training, June 15 & 16

Event Date: 
6/15/2016 - 6/16/2016
Event Time: 
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Host District: 
IMESD
Location: 
Lodgepole/Ponderosa Room, IMESD Pendleton
Instructor: 
Amy Stringer

Oregon Intervention System (OIS) is a state approved process for implementing basic Positive Behavioral Supports in school settings. Using bio-psycho-social principles, this two day workshop is designed to aid staff in understanding, preventing, and responding to challenging behavior.

Education Institute on Transition:

Event Date: 
6/7/2016
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Host District: 
La Grande
Location: 
La Grande

This full day institute will cover areas of school-based pre-employment transition services and provide time to explore the ODE transition toolkit preview assessments and curriculum.

SPED Transition Resource Lab – Hands-on Transition Toolkit and Online Resources

Event Date: 
7/14/2016
Event Time: 
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
IMESD
Location: 
IMESD, Pendleton
Instructor: 
Lon Thornburg

 This session will be open exploration/preview of items in the ODE Transition Toolkit which includes many free and pay assessments, curriculum and activities.  Take time to evaluate guides, activity kits, DVD sets and assessment packages to help you make choices for your program. Many websites and free resources will be viewed and shared.

Seamless Student Transition: Collaborating with Community Partners for Success

Event Date: 
7/14/2016
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Host District: 
IMESD
Location: 
IMESD, Pendleton
Instructor: 
Lon Thornburg

Are you unclear about all the different agencies and what they do, how to contact them and explain their roles to parents? Have you wondered how new initiatives state-wide have changed how our agency partners can work with schools to support students in the final phases of transition to work?

Assistive Technology Foundational Concepts

Event Date: 
7/7/2016
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
IMESD
Location: 
IMESD, Pendleton
Instructor: 
Presenter Nancy Jo Vogel, OTAP Coordinator

In this one-day workshop, we will present and discuss the consideration, evaluation and implementation of assistive technology (AT) for students. The goal of this training is to provide foundational information around AT processes.

Using Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) to Support Student Learning

Event Date: 
6/30/2016
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
IMESD
Location: 
IMESD Pendleton
Instructor: 
Presenter Shar Powell, OTAP AT Trainer

Many students need the specialized formats provided through Accessible Educational Materials (AEM). This session will provide a brief overview of legal requirements and processes around considering and providing AEM for students.  The emphasis of this session will be hands-on activities using tools and strategies for providing and implementing AEM.  When participan