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ESD Hires New Communications Specialist

Release Date: 
3/18/2015

Intermountain ESD is pleased to announce the hiring of Michele Madril as their new Communications Specialist. She replaces Casey White-Zollman, who recently took a position as Vice President of Communications at Blue Mountain Community College. Madril will serve as the Public Information Officer for IMESD and component school districts, working with them to coordinate their communications.

Nominations for 2015 Crystal Apple Awards Due April 1

Release Date: 
3/17/2015

Nominations for the 2015 Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” Awards are due Wednesday, April 1 by 5:00pm. Nomination forms, qualifications and a list of past winners are available on the Crystal Apple website by clicking here. All nominations must be made using the online form.

The Crystal Apple Awards will take place in two locations on separate dates to reflect the IMESD’s regional service areas: May 11, 2015, in the Gilbert Event Center at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande (for winners in Union County school districts), and on May 20, 2015, 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.

ORBIDA Dyslexia Simulation & Dyslexia 101: Put Yourself into the Shoes of a Dyslexic

Release Date: 
3/17/2015

On April 25, 2015 from 9:30AM to 12:00PM, the InterMountain ESD and Pendleton Special Education Parent Teacher Association are offering a special workshop for anyone who would like a better understanding of dyslexia. This workshop is designed with several activities and simulations to demonstrate what it’s like to have dyslexia and how to use effective teaching techniques to assist students.

Dyslexia effects up to 20% of the population worldwide and symptoms range from mild to severe. Dyslexia effects individuals in any area of language: reading, writing, spelling, speaking, or verbal language. It is classified as a cognitive disorder, not an intelligence problem.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Get the facts about Dyslexia
  • Experience the frustration and feelings of failure that individuals with dyslexia feel daily
  • Learn about effective teaching techniques

Join Us For This Free Training! It is open to parents, educators, community agencies and partners. 

Dyslexia 101 and Simulation

Event Date: 
4/25/2015
Event Time: 
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: 
InterMountain ESD, 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton
Instructor: 
The International Dyslexia Association - Oregon Branch

This workshop is open to parents, educators, community agencies and partners, and will feature 4-5 simulations that have been designed to show how it feels to have a learning problem caused by dyslexia.  The goal of the workshop is to improve understanding of dyslexia, as well as encourage the use of effective teaching techniques.

Spring 2015 Special Education Law Workshop

Event Date: 
4/24/2015
Event Time: 
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Location: 
Pendleton Convention Center

Presented by The Hungerford Law Firm

InterMountain Regional STE(A)M-ficiency Teachers' Conference

Event Date: 
3/6/2015
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
BEC-ODE, EOU, GO-STEM, & IMESD
Location: 
Tucannon/Palouse Rooms, Rivers Event Center, Wildhorse Resort & Casino- Pendleton

Registration is now closed for this event.

Calling all K-12 Classroom Teachers!

Put the fun back in teaching & learning by:

  • Participating in a hands-on, standards-based STE(A)M activity designed for your grade level & can be duplicated with your students.

Medication Administration, A Training for School Personnel

Event Date: 
3/6/2015
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Host District: 
IMESD
Location: 
Aspen Room, 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801
Instructor: 
IMESD Nursing Dept.

This training is intended to assist school personnel who will be administering medication to students in the school setting, per Oregon law (ORS 339.867 - 339.870; OAR 581-021-0037).  School secretaries and other school staff who will be designated to administer medication to students should complete this full course a minimum of every 4 years.

Limited to 10 participants.

Superintendent Mark Mulvihill named Pendleton's Boss of the Year

Release Date: 
1/26/2015

The IMESD is proud to congratulate Superintendent Dr. Mark Mulvihill on being named "Boss of the Year" for 2015 at the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce's 2015 First Citizen's Banquet Jan. 23 at Wildhorse Resort & Casino. Dr. Mulvihill was nominated by IMESD staff for the prestigious honor through numerous letters of recommendation.

Functional Routines/Discrete Trial Training Workshop for Secondary Level Staff (ORPATS)

Event Date: 
2/10/2015
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
InterMountain Education Service District
Location: 
Lodgepole/Ponderosa, IMESD, 2001 SW Nye Ave., Pendleton, OR
Instructor: 
Oregon Program Autism Training Sites and Support Staff (ORPATS)

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. 

Public Announcement for Literacy Grant in Morrow, Umatilla and Union County

Event Date: 
1/23/2015

The Blue Mountain Early Learning HUB has Literacy Grant funds available to expand Ready! for Kindergarten in communities already offering the program. These funds can only be used as match funds for toolkits for the program. Agencies must show proof of current toolkit purchase before the funds will be matched.