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Recognizing our Autism Consultants for National Autism Month

Release Date: 
4/2/2014

The month of April has been designated as the month to bring awareness to Autism and to recognize the amazing work of our Autism Consultants.  Autism Consultants provide invaluable coaching and training opportunities and inspiration to their students, family, teachers and staff.  InterMountain Education Service District has a total of 3 Autism Consultants and 1 Autism Para-Educator working to serve students in Morrow, Umatilla, Grant, Wallowa, Union and Baker counties.  These awesome individuals serve approximately 250 students in the schools and an additional 100 children in the Early Education Program.

Recognizing our Occupational Therapists for National OT Month

Release Date: 
4/2/2014

The month of April has been designated as the month to recognize all occupational therapy personnel.  Occupational therapists provide invaluable services and inspiration to their students, family, teachers and staff.  InterMountain Education Service District has a total of 4 therapists working either part-time or full time.  These awesome individuals serve many students in the schools and an additionally children in the Early Education Program.

Nominations for 2014 Crystal Apple Awards close April 1

Release Date: 
3/20/2014

Time is running out to submit nominations for the InterMountain Education Service District’s 2014 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards. Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, April 1.

Homegrown program goes to the next level - Eastern Promise saved local student $80,000

Release Date: 
2/25/2014

Here’s one recipe for academic success.

Take a slice of the educational world such as schools in northeast Oregon. Introduce students early to the idea of attending college, and let it marinate. Give them access to college classes while still in high school at only $10 per credit hour.

That’s Eastern Promise in a nutshell.

Chief Education Officer Announces Regional STEM Hub Grantees

Release Date: 
2/25/2014

Salem, OR - Chief Education Officer Dr. Nancy Golden announced today that the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) and the Oregon Department of Education have awarded grants totaling $2.8 million dollars to six regional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Hubs representing 21 counties in Oregon. 

Workshop to help ensure civil rights compliance in schools

Release Date: 
2/24/2014

School district administrators, human resources and curriculum staff are encouraged to attend a workshop March 18 to learn  more about complying with civil rights guidelines in schools and how to maintain safe schools. This workshop, sponsored by the IMESD, will be led by Kendra Hughes, who is certified in Homeland Security Crisis Response Management for Rural Schools. Hughes will help define terms and laws, and identify elements of effective policies that will protect students and staff against harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and retaliation in rural, urban and suburban schools. She will also provide an overview of the Office for Civil Rights expectations and provide samples of exemplar school district policies.

What: Ensuring Civil Rights Compliance: Guidelines for Maintaining Safe Schools

When: March 18, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: InterMountain ESD, Logepole/Ponderosa Rm.

Who Should Attend: Administrators, HR staff, Curriculum staff

Award: 4 PDUs

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iPad/Chromebook Summit

Event Date: 
6/17/2014
Event Time: 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: 
Pendleton High School
Instructor: 
Variety of Presenters

Are you  using iPads or Chromebooks in your educational setting?  If so, reserve June 17, 2014 as a day to learn more about implementing both devices into the classroom curriculum.  

There sill be a variety of sessions to attend from several different presenters. The focus of sessions will be active engagement, with many opportunities to share ideas with peers.

Ensuring Civil Rights Compliance: Guidelines for Maintaining Safe Schools

Event Date: 
3/18/2014
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Host District: 
InterMountain Education Service District
Location: 
IMESD Lodgepole/Ponderosa
Instructor: 
Kendra Hughes

This workshop will define key terms, laws and identify elements of effective policies that will protect students and staff against harassment, bullying, cyberbullying and retaliation in rural, urban, and suburban schools. The presenter will provide an overview of the Office for Civil Rights expectations and provide samples of exemplar school district policies.

Nominations for 2014 Crystal Apple Awards now open

Release Date: 
1/31/2014

The InterMountain Education Service District is proud to announce that nominations for the 2014 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards are now being accepted through Tuesday, April 1. The Crystal Apple Awards will take place in two locations on separate dates to reflect the IMESD’s regional service areas: May 14, 2014, in the Gilbert Event Center at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande (for winners in Union County school districts), and on May 21, 2014, at the Pendleton Red Lion (for winners in Umatilla and Morrow counties).

The purpose of the awards is to recognize individuals who help to make our schools and students successful. More than 50 education staff will be honored this year between the two ceremonies.

The awards are open to all classified and licensed/certified staff in Umatilla, Morrow and Union county school districts. It is not open to administrators, though administrators are encouraged to nominate exemplary employees. The honor may be awarded to individuals who work full-time or part-time in any capacity other than administration. The staff member must have worked in his or her current position for at least one year to qualify. Anyone in the general public may submit a nomination.

Effective Strategies for K-12 Support Staff

Event Date: 
4/9/2014
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Host District: 
InterMountain ESD
Location: 
Lodgepole/Ponderosa Room at IMESD
Instructor: 
Scott Smith, EOU; Miriam Munck, EOU; Liz Durant, IMESD

***Please note this is the same workshop presented on March 6, 2014.  The content will not be different.***