Idaho Core Standards Professional Development

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities for Mathematics and ELA/Literacy

LogoIdaho Core ELA/Literacy Coaches
Open Workshops for all Idaho Educators

Region I:
Barbara Crumb

Jill Diamond
Region II:
April Niemela

Jill Diamond
Region III:
Rachel Bear
Christopher Butts
Cecilia Pattee

EQuIP Rubric Training - Day Two
When: October 24, 2014 , 8:30 am-4:00 pm
Where: The Riverside Hotel,
2900 W. Chinden Blvd.
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Region IV:
Paula Tillquist
Region V:
Ann Stevenson
Region VI:
Merri Ann Drake

For Principals: Idaho Core Implementation Working Group Led by Mel Riddile

Work will continue in 2014-15, with Dr. Riddile continuing to support your ongoing Idaho Core implementation efforts. One focus this year will be highlighting Idaho bright spots through site visits to Idaho Schools. The Idaho Core Standards means change management for all schools: transforming instructional design and delivery while building a positive culture of learning are tall orders. The SDE is pleased to announce a series of sequenced workshop dates over the coming school year focused on strategic planning and implementation problem solving on an ongoing basis. These dates are not repeats of the same single day workshop but hands on evolving work sessions tailored to the unique needs of the participants. You can still join this ongoing work that will continue into school year 2014-2015.

Twin Falls
November 6, 2014 Register here
January 29, 2015 Register here

November 7, 2014 Register here
January 30, 2015 Register here

Coeur d'Alene
May 7 and 8, 2015
Registration available soon

A Conference Day on Teaching to Help Students with Text Complexity!

October 3, 2014: A FREE conference - Text Complexity Co-sponsored by the Idaho State Department of Education and the Boise State Writing Project.

Held at Boise State University – The Lookout Room of the SUB
Featuring Jeffrey D. Wilhelm and assisted by Boise State Writing Project fellows and Idaho Core Coach, and Idaho Core Teachers.

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SDE Integrated Professional Development Modules

Through a collaborative effort of SDE staff, ISEE Navigators, district leaders and Discovery Education we have developed the Integrated Professional Development Modules which are available for use by all Idaho school districts. The SDE has worked closely with Discovery Education to develop these training modules for administrators that encompass and integrate the Idaho Core, Next Generation Assessments, and Digital Content, all supported by Data Driven Instructional Practices and the educational ties between them all. For more detailed information on the Integrated Professional Development Modules please contact Alex Macdonald at

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Statewide Summer Academy on Mathematics Education

Come and learn from some of Idaho's most effective teachers of mathematics as they share practices and ideas they have used to promote students' understanding and Idaho's Core Standards. Presentations from classroom teachers and regional mathematics specialists will be focused on specific grade level content and pedagogy (K-5, 6-8, and 9-12) in this two day professional development opportunity. Learn new ideas, network with fellow teachers, and hear nationally recognized mathematics educator, Phil Daro speak about practices in action. Wavelength, Inc., will return by popular demand to present a program called "Leaders Who Laugh, Last" on Wednesday, July 30.

When: Wednesday-Thursday, July 30-31, 2014
Where: Boise State University, Boise, ID
Registration online: Online registration