Idaho Core Standards Professional Development

Idaho Core ELA/Literacy/Content Area Coaches Open Workshops: Open workshops for all Idaho Educators

Region I:
Barbara Crumb
idahocore1@sde.idaho.gov
Region II:
April Niemela
idahocore2@sde.idaho.gov

Integrating Key Shifts Shifts into Lessons-OPEN
When: May 16, 2014 – Half Day
Where: Lewiston – Red Lion
Description/Register at: https://region2-open-may16.eventbrite.com

Core Unit Design-OPEN
When: July 1,8,15,22, 2014
Where: Lewiston - RedLion
Description/Register at: https://region2-coredesign-july1-22.eventbrite.com

Integrating Key Shifts Shifts into Lessons-OPEN
When: June 10, 2014
Where: Lewiston – Red Lion
Description/Register at: https://region2-idcore-june10.eventbrite.com

Transforming School Culture-OPEN
When: June 25, 2014
Where: Lewiston – Red Lion
Description/Register at: https://region2-idahocore-june25.eventbrite.com

EQuIP Training-3 days-OPEN
When: July 9-11, 2014
Where: Lewiston – Red Lion
Description/Register at: https://region2-equip-july9-11.eventbrite.com
Region III:
Rachel Bear
Christopher Butts
Cecilia Pattee
idahocore3@sde.idaho.gov

Core Unit Design-OPEN
When: July 2,9,16,23, 2014
Where: Boise – Red Lion Downtowner
Description/Register at: https://regioniiicoreunitjuly2-23.eventbrite.com

EQuIP Training for Teachers -OPEN

When: July 22-23, 2014
Where: Boise – Red Lion Downtowner
Description/Register at: https://regioniiiequipjul22-23.eventbrite.com

EQuIP Training-2 days-OPEN
When: July 15-16, 2014
Where: Boise - TBD
Description/Register at: https://regioniii-equip-jul15-16.eventbrite.com

EQuIP Training-2 days-OPEN
When: July 30-31, 2014
Where: Boise - TBD
Description/Register at: https://regionv-vi-equip-jul30-31.eventbrite.com
Region IV:
Sara Crystal
idahocore4@sde.idaho.gov

EQuIP Training for Admin -OPEN
When: May 23, 2014
Where: Twin Falls – Hilton Garden Inn
Description/Register at: https://regionivequip-may16.eventbrite.com

Transforming School Culture-Admin
When: May 19, 2014
Where: Jefferson County SD-Board Room
Description/Register at: https://tranformculture-may19.eventbrite.com

Core Unit Design (4 consecutive Thursdays)
When: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014; 8:30 am. – 4:30 p.m. each day
Where: July 3 & 17-Fort Hall-Shoshone Bannock Hotel; July 10 & 24-Idaho Falls Hilton Garden Inn
Description/Register at: https://regioniv-v-vi-coreunitdesign.eventbrite.com
Region V:
Ann Stevenson
idahocore5@sde.idaho.gov

EQuIP Training for Teachers
When: July 22-23, 2014
Where: Fort Hall
Description/Register at: https://regionv-vi-equip-july22-23.eventbrite.com

EQuIP Training for Teachers – 2 days
When: July 30-31, 2014; 8:30 am. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Rexburg - Madison Education Center
Description/Register at: https://regionv-vi-equip-jul30-31.eventbrite.com

Core Unit Design (4 consecutive Thursdays)
When: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014; 8:30 am. – 4:30 p.m. each day
Where: July 3 & 17-Fort Hall-Shoshone Bannock Hotel; July 10 & 24-Idaho Falls Hilton Garden Inn
Description/Register at: https://regioniv-v-vi-coreunitdesign.eventbrite.com
Region VI:
Merri Ann Drake
idahocore6@sde.idaho.gov

EQuIP Training for Teachers
When: July 22-23, 2014
Where: Fort Hall
Description/Register at: https://regionv-vi-equip-july22-23.eventbrite.com

EQuIP Training for Teachers – 2 days
When: July 30-31, 2014; 8:30 am. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Rexburg - Madison Education Center
Description/Register at: https://regionv-vi-equip-jul30-31.eventbrite.com

Core Unit Design (4 consecutive Thursdays)
When: July 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014; 8:30 am. – 4:30 p.m. each day
Where: July 3 & 17-Fort Hall-Shoshone Bannock Hotel; July 10 & 24-Idaho Falls Hilton Garden Inn
Description/Register at: https://regioniv-v-vi-coreunitdesign.eventbrite.com

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

Additional information

Application deadline extented to: June 1, 2014
Please note on application if you would like to be considered for a SDE sponsored Scholarship for this workshop.


State Department of Education in partnership with Boise State National Writing Project and Northwest Inland Writing Project:

"Transitioning to Common Core – Preparing Idaho's Students for College and Career Readiness" Narrative Writing

This three day workshop will focus on the integrated nature of the Idaho Core Standards with a special emphasis on narrative text types (including poetry) and writing. Participants of all grade levels and all content areas will engage in activities that help them prepare lessons and a unit plan that is focused on the Idaho Core Standards at their grade level.

Boise, Idaho June 23-25, 2014 | Registration Link
Caldwell, Idaho June 30-July 2, 2014 | Registration Link
Fort Hall, Idaho June 30-July 2, 2014 | Registration Link
Twin Falls, Idaho July 7-9, 2014 | Registration Link
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho July 14-16, 2014 | Registration Link

Inquiry Institute: Unit and Lesson Planning for Meeting and Exceeding the CCSS

Word Icon Application information due ASAP
Please note on application if you would like to be considered for a SDE sponsored Scholarship for this workshop.

Registration information will be sent out with confirmation of acceptance into workshop

Boise, Idaho – Pre - Institute May 4, 2014 Institute: June 16-20, 2014
Fort Hall, Idaho - Pre - Institute TBD Institute June 23-27, 2014
Coeur D'Alene - Pre - Institute TBD Institute June 23-27, 2014

Boise State Writing Project:

Teaching for Social Justice: Workshop May and June 2014 (see attached flyer) Application due March 2014

Mathematical Literacy and Inquiry: Meeting the CCSS: Workshop May and June 2014

Idaho Council of International Reading Association:

Literacy Conference:

The Idaho Council of the International Reading Association (ICIRA) offering: Boise State Literacy Department & the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) bring you: Tell Me a Story Literacy Conference - April 25-26, 2014


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

Implementing 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.

Dates:ng> [specific venues TBD] id="box-table-a"> d>Coeur d'Alene November 5, 2013 Twin Falls January 24 Boise November 7, 2013 Coeur d'Alene May 20 Coeur d'Alene January 22, 2013 Boise May 22


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 amacdonald@sde.idaho.gov.

More information: http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/isee/ipd.htm


Statewide Summer Academy on Mathematics Education

Please join us for the Statewide Summer Academy on Mathematics Education! This free conference will focus on professional development in mathematics for K-12 teachers. The emphasis will be on inspiring participants to be ambassadors of knowledge of the Idaho Core Standards to their schools and districts. Our keynote speaker is Phil Daro, one of the authors of the Common Core State Standards and is part of the Strategic Education Research Partnership (SERP). 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: Coming soon!


Orchestrating Productive Teaching

We are excited to invite you to our Statewide Regional Academy on Mathematics Education! These free, one-day conferences will focus on professional development in mathematics for K-12 teachers. The emphasis will be on orchestrating productive teaching.

This conference focuses on using the Smith and Stein book, 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions. These 5 practices focus on deliberate moves a teachers should be using in the classroom to facilitate meaningful mathematics discussions that encourage students to connect to and understand the mathematics being discussed. The book will be provided to each educator who attends the mathematics academy.

Upcoming dates:
April 26, 2014 in Idaho Falls - Online registration
May 17, 2014 in Twin Falls area - Online registration