Idaho Core Standards Professional Development

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities for Mathematics and ELA/Literacy

Idaho Core ELA/Literacy Coaches Open Workshops for all Idaho Educators
Region I:
Barbara Crumb
Region II:
April Niemela
Region III:
Rachel Bear
Christopher Butts
Cecilia Pattee

EQuIP Training for Teachers - OPEN
When: August 11-12, 2014; 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Where: TBD
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Region IV:
Sara Crystal

EQuIP Rubric Training – 2 days - OPEN
When: July 30 & 31, 2014; 8:30 am. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Hilton Garden Inn, Twin Falls
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Region V:
Ann Stevenson

EQuIP Training for Teachers –
2 days - OPEN

When: July 30-31, 2014; 8:30 am. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Rexburg
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Region VI:
Merri Ann Drake

EQuIP Training for Teachers –
2 days - OPEN

When: July 30-31, 2014; 8:30 am. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Rexburg
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Idaho Core Summer Institute In Northern Idaho

State Department of Education in partnership with Northwest Inland Writing Project

Looking for rich & relevant writing strategies that engage students? Seeking seamless ways for integrating technology that meet the requirements of the Idaho Core State Standards? Apply today for the Idaho Core Summer Institute, a collaboration between the Idaho Core Coaching Network, the Doceġ Center for Innovation + Learning, and the Northwest Inland Writing Project.

Two locations:

Region I: University of Idaho Research | Park Post Falls, Idaho | June 16-27, 2014 - Registration link provided in acceptance letter
Region II: Deceġ Center, University of Idaho | Moscow, Idaho  August 4-14, 2014 - Registration link provided in acceptance letter

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