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Eastern Oregon Executive Summit

Event Date: 
7/27/2015
Event Time: 
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Host District: 
InterMountain ESD
Location: 
Lodgepole/Ponderosa

The EO Executive Summit is an annual event that brings state-wide leaders into our region.  The summit provides information that can be used for board and administrator retreats, and is an opportunity for eastern Oregon school executives to kick off the school year and vet new concepts in education. 

Summer Instructional Trainings Offered in June and July

Release Date: 
6/24/2015

The IMESD is offering its Summer Series of Instructional Trainings to educators each Tuesday from June 23 through July 21. On each Tuesday, two workshops will be offered, one in the morning (8:30 AM to 11:30 AM) and one in the afternoon (12:30 PM to 3:30 PM). The focus of the trainings is using technology tools to support curriculum and instruction. The trainings are conducted at the InterMountain Education Service District building at 2001 SW Nye Avenue in Pendleton.

Click here for detailed descriptions of each session.

OIS Training - June 11th & 12th

Event Date: 
6/11/2015
Event Time: 
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Host District: 
Pendleton School District
Location: 
Pendleton High School, Room 203

IMESD Summer Instructional Trainings

Event Date: 
6/23/2015 - 7/21/2015
Event Time: 
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Host District: 
Intermountain ESD
Location: 
IMESD
Instructor: 
Heidi Paullus and Joe Buglione

Each Tuesday from June 23 through July 21, there will be two workshops offered, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with a focus of using a technology tool to support curriculum and instruction.

NE Oregon Tech Summit

Event Date: 
6/18/2015
Event Time: 
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Host District: 
Intermountain ESD with ORVSD
Location: 
Pendleton High School
Instructor: 
A variety of facilitators

Join us for a fun filled day of learning and exploring.  We have an assortment of sessions focused on tools and strategies that move seamlessly into a variety of content areas.  Walk away with fresh ideas for the upcoming school year while you network with peers from throughout this region.

IMESD Announces 2015 Crystal Apple Award Winners

Release Date: 
4/30/2015

InterMountain ESD is proud to announce its winners of the Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” awards:

  • Mandi Parsons
  • Wendy Simer
  • Lon Thornburg
  • Jenny Zitterkopf

We appreciate the dedication and service these individuals devote each day to supporting education in our region.

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.