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Notes from the NWESD Superintendent

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Twenty-Seven NWESD schools earn State Achievement Awards

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A spotlight on the NWRDC Print Shop

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Clock Hours

Want an easy way to keep track of all your clock hours and credits in one place? esdWorks, our professional development registration system, can help you! It has a Personal Records feature that’s easy to access and use. Just follow these steps:

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Go to: http://www.nwesd.org In the Site Shortcuts box, click on ‘Register for Courses’ If you do not have an account, click ‘Create Account’ and follow the process If you do have an account, click on the blue sign-in bar You'll be prompted to enter the email address and password you used to create your account Click on the link to ‘My Account Information’ Click on the link to ‘Personal Records’

ducational Service Districts have a 40-year history of providing vital services functioning as advocates for local districts. Northwest Educational Service District 189 (NWESD) serves Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island and San Juan counties. NWESD’s more than fifty programs are organized into seven departments to serve you: Administration, Fiscal Services, Technology Services, Prevention Center, Special Programs and Services, Teaching and Learning, and Educational Technology Support Center. Visit us online at www.nwesd.org for more information.

If you need assistance creating an account or if you have forgotten your username and password, please contact Susan Singer, 360.299.4016 or ssinger@nwesd.org.

NWESD Mission Together We Can...provide leadership and cooperative services to our educational communities in support of their efforts to increase the number of students meeting state and local standards.

At this point you can begin entering class information for credits and clock hours you've earned. From the ‘My Account Information’ page you'll also see where you can get an unofficial clock hour transcript for courses with NWESD clock hours.

Professional Certification Many of the application materials for Washington State teacher certification are available to download at: www.k12.wa.us/cert. If you have specific questions you can email Sally Pagh, NWESD Certification Specialist, spagh@nwesd.org. Include your mailing and email addresses, and current certification number.

You may enter information for any course you have taken from any provider, whether they offered clock hours, college credit, STARS, or even if you just audited a course. You can print a report and add courses and credits anytime you wish. The records will be available the next time you access your account. To add clock hour credits previously issued by NWESD (since 2008-2009 school year), click the box ‘Include Official Credits’ and they will appear on the unofficial transcript. You can enter date parameters if you wish. If you received NWESD clock hour credits before 2008-2009, then you will need to manually enter them on this report.

Clock Hours Email Lana Haugen for assistance: lhaugen@nwesd.org. Fingerprinting Fingerprinting is available by appointment, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Photo ID and payment in the form of cash, cashier’s check, money order payable to NWESD, debit or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Call 360.299.4072 for an appointment. Education Connection, Spring 2011

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Reflecting on Our Practice Turning Disadvantage into Advantage with the Arts Integrating Art and Math Best Practices and Qualities of Effective Teachers Engaging Real Readers in the Reader’s Workshop Grades 1-5 Integrating Art and Science Through Nature Journals Getting Kids to Do the Right Thing Integrating Art and Writing Through Book Arts Egypt’s Hidden Treasure: King Tutankhamun Art & Science Meet Fibonacci Art & Math Infusion Awakening the Writer in Every Student: Grades K-5

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Teaching Reading and Writing to Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children Deaf Children in the General Education Classroom Assessment of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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When Challenging Becomes Painful Challenging financial times have arrived, indeed worsened to the point of harming students and those most vulnerable. As educators are keenly aware, a special legislative session was necessary to implement retroactive budget reductions— and more will be needed. Not since the 1980s has the state reduced funding allocations midyear when the last two apportionment payments to districts were decreased without notice or warning. At that time, school districts had average unreserved fund balances in the range of 8-10% which were used to cover the losses. These types of reserves are virtually nonexistent today, meaning school districts will be forced to scramble to cover the reductions for which they are legally obligated. For example, enhanced K-4 certificated teachers have a property right to their contract/position even though the state has eliminated funding.

commonality. Few entered the profession to become wealthy or make a name for themselves—they stepped forward out of concern for children and a desire to help them acquire a sound education as a fundamental basis for future success. Through this passion and commitment, public education has largely insulated students from budget reductions implemented to date. This has, in my opinion, contributed to a perception that the reductions do not matter. However, the pending K-12 reductions cannot be absorbed without impacting students and families. All of us need to be transparent and open about what will be negatively impacted and/or eliminated through the upcoming budget prioritization process. Parents and students will be less likely to focus their frustration, even anger, on local staff and school districts if the impacts they feel are clearly the result of state and federal budget reductions.

It is clear that the next biennial budget will be even more challenging for all elements of the state, including school districts. It is also important for educators to remember that the projected revenue gap of $4.6 billion in the next biennium does not include the federal stimulus and stabilization funds school districts received. The loss of these funds will increase the reductions school districts will be forced to implement. I have great concern and empathy for the legislators as they enter this biennial session. We have a situation unlike any since the Great Depression. The $4.6 billion revenue gap is coupled with a strong message from voters in November that new taxes/fees are not to be tolerated. We are lucky to have citizen leaders willing to enter a public crucible wherein the real pain caused by pending budget reductions is attacked from all sides. While I am certain not all of the legislative decisions will please me, it is my sincere desire to retain an appreciation for the difficult position in which our citizen leaders serve.

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Two NWESD School Boards Named State “Boards of Distinction” The Mukilteo School Board and the Mount Baker School Board recently received the 2010 Washington State School Directors’ Association Board of Distinction awards, along with 15 other school boards across the state.

Applications were evaluated by an independent review panel and awards were given to school boards that received at least 70 points out of a possible 100. Mukilteo School Board members are Judy Schwab, Kevin Laverty, Geoff Short, Anna Rice, Jeff Thorp, and Marci Larsen (Superintendent). Mount Baker School Board members are Ellen Dodson, Jim Freeman, Russ Pfeiffer-Hoyt, David Smith, Trish Hart, and Rick Gantman (Superintendent).

Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) awards program honors school boards that demonstrate effective use of the Washington School Board Standards. These standards, developed and adopted by WSSDA in 2009, promote researched-based governance practices that lead to high levels of student and district performance.

The Vancouver School Board was selected as the Board of the Year, receiving the highest point score on its application. The Board of the Year Award includes a gift of $1,500 to the school district from the Washington School Boards’ Educational Foundation.

Award applicants are required to submit an essay and supporting evidence to demonstrate how they are putting the new standards into practice. This year, applicants were asked to address the following benchmarks:

Award-winning essays are made available to all school boards and districts in the state as examples of successful implementation of the new Washington State School Board Standards.

Conducting board and district business in a fair, respectful and responsible manner. Articulating the conviction that all students can learn and the belief that student learning can improve regardless of existing circumstances or resources. Providing for the safety and security of all students and staff. Committing to continuous improvement in student achievement at each school and throughout the district. Collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources. Education Connection, Spring 2011

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Twenty-Seven NWESD Schools Earn State Achievement Awards

State’s highest honor is based on test scores, graduation rates and closing achievement gaps

A total of 27 NWESD schools received Washington Achievement Awards for 2010. Award-winning schools were recently notified by Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn and Washington State Board of Education Chair Jeff Vincent. The Washington Achievement Award is sponsored by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington State Board of Education.

This is the first year schools were recognized specifically for improvement and closing achievement gaps. Dorn praised the addition of the new award categories. “Improvement and equal opportunity for all students is key. My office continues to consider these some of our top priorities. We’re seeing some very encouraging signs of improvement, especially at the middle school level, where the number of schools rated as ‘good,’ ‘very good’ or ‘exemplary’ has increased by 15 percent from two years ago. We know that this is an extremely challenging task, and we want schools that are heading in the right direction to be rewarded for their hard work.”

“In many ways, recognizing our best schools is one of the most important things we do at the state level,” Vincent said. “Spotlighting best practices is not only a celebration of our most successful schools, but also provides an opportunity for all of us to learn what those schools are doing right and how we might incorporate those same successful strategies in other schools across the state.”

The award-winning 186 schools throughout Washington will be honored during an award ceremony on April 27 at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, itself an award winner for “Improvement.”

Schools were recognized for being top performers in seven categories: 1. Overall Excellence 2. Language Arts 3. Math 4. Science 5. Extended Graduation Rate (only awarded to high schools and comprehensive schools) 6. Improvement 7. Closing Achievement Gaps

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The Washington Achievement Award is a recognition program based on the Washington Achievement Index (see the Washington State Board of Education Achievement Index site for more details). This is the second year of the Washington Achievement Awards. For more information, please visit the Washington Achievement Awards website.

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Fidalgo Elementary

Anacortes

Overall Excellence – Elementary

Birchwood Elementary

Bellingham

Special Recognition – Closing Achievement Gaps

Coupeville

Overall Excellence – High

Chase Lake Elementary

Edmonds

Special Recognition – Closing Achievement Gaps

Madrona Non-Graded

Edmonds

Overall Excellence – Multilevel

Maplewood Parent Cooperative Edmonds

Overall Excellence – Multilevel

Coupeville High

Cedar Wood Elementary

Everett

Overall Excellence – Schools with Significant Gifted Populations

Evergreen Middle

Everett

Overall Excellence – Middle & Junior High

Garfield Elementary

Everett

Special Recognition – Improvement

Everett

Overall Excellence – Middle & Junior High

Silver Firs Elementary

Everett

Overall Excellence – Elementary

Silver Lake Elementary

Everett

Overall Excellence – Elementary

Woodside Elementary

Everett

Overall Excellence – Elementary

Skyline Elementary

Lake Stevens

Special Recognition – Closing Achievement Gaps

Lopez Middle and High

Lopez

Special Recognition – Extended Graduation Rate

Totem Middle

Marysville

Special Recognition – Improvement

Leaders in Learning

Monroe

Special Recognition – Improvement

Mount Baker Senior High

Mount Baker

Overall Excellence – High

Mount Baker Middle

Mount Vernon

Overall Excellence – Middle & Junior High

Odyssey Elementary

Mukilteo

Overall Excellence – Elementary

Nooksack Elementary

Nooksack

Overall Excellence – Elementary

Nooksack Valley High

Nooksack

Overall Excellence – High

Gateway Middle

Special Recognition – Language Arts

Nooksack Valley Middle

Nooksack

Overall Excellence – Middle & Junior High

Sumas Elementary

Nooksack

Overall Excellence – Elementary

Special Recognition – Improvement

Olympic View Elementary

Oak Harbor

Special Recognition – Closing Achievement Gaps

Orcas Island High

Orcas Island

Overall Excellence – High

Friday Harbor High

San Juan Island

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Special Recognition – Extended Graduation Rate Overall Excellence – High Special Recognition – Language Arts

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Granite Falls SHOPGIRLS Get National Attention from Secretary of Education During a recent speech, United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan praised Granite Falls High School ShopGirls, an all-girls team of students who built a super-fuel-efficient car for the 2010 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition. Duncan applauded the program as an example of the “new CTE [Career and Technical Education].” “The program comes from Washington state where the Granite Falls High School ShopGirls built homemade cars focused on fuel-efficient designs. They designed a diesel-powered vehicle that got a staggering 470 miles to the gallon. They called their car the Iron Maiden. You won’t be surprised to hear that the Iron Maiden won the diesel fuel design competition – and the cash award that went with it,” Duncan explained. The Iron Maiden placed first in the Prototype Diesel division and second in the People’s Choice division. The ShopGirls won $1,000 for the first place award.

“What impresses me about the ShopGirls group – other than building a car that gets 470 miles a gallon – is how the project influenced their lives,” Randy Dorn, Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, described. “Two of the girls in the group were valedictorians. One is currently attending Washington State University on an engineering scholarship and another team member applied to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Making sure all students in Washington have access to quality CTE programs is one of my five main priorities. The ShopGirls is a perfect example of the power of these programs.” Duncan’s speech focused on the release of Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century, a report by the Harvard Graduate School of Education Pathways to Prosperity Project. For more information on Granite Falls High School CTE program, contact Michael Werner, 360-283-4375 or mwerner@gfalls.wednet.edu.

“What impresses me about the ShopGirls group... is how the project influenced their lives.” Randy Dorn Washington State Superintendent

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Everett Public Schools Awarded Third Consecutive OSPI Energy Grant The third and final round of energy efficiency grants from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) was recently announced, and Everett Public Schools was on the winners list for the third time in a row. The $818,000 grant will make school lighting systems more efficient and upgrade energy control systems on school heating and cooling systems. Eight of the district’s 17 elementary schools, two of its five middle schools, and all four high schools will benefit from this latest grant. “We expect that the savings from these energy projects will be at least $93,000 per year,” Hal Beumel, Everett Public Schools Facilities and Planning Director, said. “We also calculate that the district will receive $233,250 in local utility rebates from this work.” A total of 21 school districts in Washington were collectively awarded $7.6 million as part of funding approved by the 2010 Washington State Legislature. The allocation funds jobs for energy efficient projects, including heating, ventilation, controls, replacement of inefficient lighting and other building improvements. “This Education Connection, Spring 2011

was our most competitive round yet,” Randy Dorn, Superintendent of Public Instruction, explained. “Because of the high demand, we were only able to fund half of the projects that applied this round.” Sixty-four school districts in Washington have been awarded grants for 80 school construction projects in the three rounds of grants in 2010. To qualify for the funds, school districts conducted audits of their school facilities to identify projects that could demonstrate guaranteed energy savings. The state money was augmented with local leverage dollars.

The money was appropriated through the Washington State 2010 Supplemental Capital Budget (ESHB 2836), which set aside $50 million each to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and the state Department of Commerce. OSPI awarded $15 million in July and $28 million in September. The Office of the Governor and the Department of Commerce awarded $17 million in August and $31 million in October. For more information on these OSPI energy grants, visit the school facilities website.

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NWRDC Print Shop Provides Cost Effective Products for School Districts by Judy Wall The Northwest Regional Data Center (NWRDC) Print Shop philosophy is to provide the best value and customer support at the lowest price possible to school districts in Island, King, Pierce, San Juan, Snohomish and Whatcom counties. Whether a district wants ten copies or 10,000, the price per copy remains the same. Since the print shop opened three years ago, 36 NWESD member districts have placed at least one print order. “Many districts start with a small item – a single brochure, business cards or a postcard to test the waters,” Lyn Monrad, NWRDC Print Shop Director, said. “They are happy with the price and product, and then come back for other items.” Clients work directly with

Monrad via e-mail (lmonrad@nwrdc.net) or by phone (425-349-6662) for print orders. Typically, she provides a quote to clients within two hours. The NWRDC Print Shop is what its name implies – a print shop. Clients submit their work in an electronic print-ready file complete with graphics and text. All printing is done on a Xerox digital color press or a 31-foot Nuvera for black and white options. The Nuvera holds eight paper trays, six used as feeder trays and two as insertion trays. The equipment is capable of doing three finishes as well as insertion of multi-color exception pages. The print shop recently added its latest piece of equipment – a tape binder. Clients can now select from four binding options: saddle stitch (two staples in the spine of the product), spiral or coil binding, comb binding, and tape binding. Many of the print products requested are cyclical in nature. For example, a school calendar is a great summer project due

to the extra production time needed. Newsletters are ordered monthly and quarterly. Sport, drama and graduation programs are ordered seasonally and during winter months, high school course guides take center stage. Brochures, flyers, lunch menus, postcards, and NCR carbonless are some of the most requested items. Rounding out the print shop offerings are posters up to 12 x 18 inches and laminating materials up to 27 inches wide. Finished products are either shipped to the clients via United Parcel Service, or school district staff may pick up their order at the Everett shop. The NWRDC Print Shop was created, approved as a fee for service endeavor, and equipped in just three years. The operation is now self-supporting thanks to frequent orders from participating school districts. As revenues lead to profits, these funds become part of the NWRDC operating budget.

NWRDC printing expert Harold Mortimer restocks the giant printer with paper.

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TOSA Project Encourages Collaboration

by David Heaton-Bush We tend to equate value directly with scarcity, and there is nothing harder to find in education than time. If time were truly ample, what teacher wouldn’t choose to collaborate with others and improve his or her instruction? Unfortunately, reality sets harsh restraints on teachers’ time even while research supports the critical need for teacher collaboration. NWESD Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) instructors Kathy DarrowJoiner, David Heaton-Bush, and Scott Smith help teachers increase content and standards knowledge, differentiate instruction, emphasize formative assessment, and utilize best-practice instructional strategies in the areas of math and science.

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Using research in professional learning communities (PLC), Japanese Lesson Study, learning progressions, formative assessment, and best practices in student discourse and discovery, TOSA instructors crafted a collaborative inquiry cycle (CIC) designed to impact student learning. They apply the cycle as they facilitate teams of teachers to establish student-friendly learning targets with success criteria designed to monitor student understanding, break larger targets into manageable sub skills, and design lessons that elicit discourse and high-level thinking from third through eighth grade students. These collaboratively designed lessons are taught in a studio setting while the PLC team and other objective observers gather data about student learning. In a structured discussion, all participants report their evidence. Implications of these findings and the results of their collaborative decisions direct their next steps. Each team member also receives encouragement to reflect and generalize implications of the lessons to their own classroom practice:

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TOSAs Scott Smith and Kathy Darrow-Joiner demonstrate positive and negetive numbers on a number line through videos of them moving up and down a staircase.

“Last week’s lesson reminded me that asking good questions can reveal misconceptions.” “Collaboration is the key to improving instruction.” “I love the teacher discussion … and what we learn together!” The CIC, designed to model the best in classroom practices, provides supportive and developmental collaborative structure for PLCs. The TOSAs are excited to continue their work through the 2011-2012 school year. For more information on the TOSA project, contact Kathy Shoop, NWESD Assistant Superintendent, Teaching & Learning, at 360-299-4036 or kshoop@nwesd.org.

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Teaching & Learning Art & Math Infusion Event ID: 18453 Explore creative ways to engage in mathematical concepts. Participants will examine art elements and principles such as shape, form, and pattern. We will then translate design concepts into art-mathrelated activities such as fractions, Cartesian coordinates, tessellations, 3-D forms, and fractals. All art skill and confidence levels are welcome. Presenter(s): Gail Weiss Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 10 Registration Fee: $140 Location: Lightcatcher Studio at Whatcom Museum of History & Art Date/Time(s): Aug 11-12, 2011 - 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Note: $5 materials fee will be payable to the instructor at the class.

Art & Science Meet Fibonacci Event ID: 18452 Investigate how the mathematical Fibonacci series demonstrates itself in nature and is represented as the Golden Mean in art. Through magnification and scientific inquiry and by visually creating the perfect ratio (1:1.618), we will learn to better understand the spiral, one of nature’s scientific systems. Art activities include examining the work of da Vinci and van Gogh. All art skill and confidence skills welcome. Presenter(s): Gail Weiss Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 10 Registration Fee: $140 Location: Lightcatcher Studio at Whatcom Museum of History & Art Date/Time(s): Aug 09-10, 2011 - 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Note: $5 materials fee will be payable to the instructor at the class.

Awakening the Writer in Every Student: Writing Workshop in Grades K-5 Event ID: 18449 In this workshop participants will learn to facilitate an effective classroom Writing Workshop. Everything from “setting the tone” to “holding effective writing conferences” will be introduced. Ideas for mini-lessons, topic choice, management of writing folders, assessment, and class management will be shared. Participants will reflect on their beliefs about writing and writing instruction. Presenter(s): Megan Sloan Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 10 College Credits: 1 Registration Fee: $140 Location: Everett Community College Gray Wolf Hall Date/Time(s): Aug 16-17, 2011 – 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Note: $6 materials fee will be payable to the instructor at the class.

Register Early! Events not meeting minimum enrollment by the cut-off date, generally one week prior to start date, risk cancellation at the discretion of the organizer. Register online at www.nwesd.org.

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Best Practices and Qualities of Effective Teachers

Engaging Real Readers in the Reader’s Workshop Grades 1-5

Event ID: 18407

Event ID: 18450

In this course we will examine what teacher factors directly affect student performance. Using research and media examples, the course will explore the five major categories of teacher effectiveness. Included are fresh views on the ways a really effective teacher is prepared, gains skills, manages the classroom, creates instruction, delivers the lesson, and checks and responds to students. Presenter(s): Mary Ann Johnson Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 30 College Credits: 3 Registration Fee: $355 Location: School District - North Middle School Library Date/Time(s): Jul 18-22, 2011 – 8:00 AM-3:00 PM Note: $15 materials fee will be payable to the instructor at the class.

Egypt’s Hidden Treasure: King Tutankhamun Event ID: 18446 Since the King Tut exhibit is coming to Seattle in early 2012, kids of all ages will be touched by the story of the boy king and the stunning discoveries revealed in his long-hidden tomb. If you teach a unit about Ancient Egypt or plan to prepare your students for the exhibition, to go yourself, and/or to take your family, you can brush up on the story of his tomb’s final discovery as well as key aspects of Ancient Egyptian history. Get everything you need to enrich your history unit and prepare for this exciting historical visit! Presenter(s): Mary Ann Johnson Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 10 College Credits: 1 Registration Fee: $140 Location: Everett School District - North Middle School Library Date/Time(s): Aug 09-10, 2011 – 8:30 AM-2:30 PM Note: $15 materials fee will be payable to the instructor at the class. Education Connection, Spring 2011

Getting Kids to Do the Right Thing: Using Classroom Management That Works Event ID: 18408

In this workshop participants will experience the Reader’s Workshop. Ideas for implementing a reader’s workshop in your classroom will be shared. Specific examples and lessons for setting up an environment which encourages real reading and writing will be demonstrated. A sample schedule and ideas for organizing time will be shown, as well as lessons for teaching word skills/phonics, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency strategies with a focus on student choice. Specific examples for assessing readers and setting goals for each student will be a focus. Presenter(s): Megan Sloan Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 10 College Credits: 1 Registration Fee: $140 Location: NWESD Date/Time(s): Jul 19-20, 2011 - 9:00 AM-3:00 PM Note: $6 materials fee will be payable to the instructor at the class.

Based on Classroom Management That Works, the powerful book by Robert Marzano, this course provides both prescriptive information and the action steps that are needed to make the practices work. There will also be focuses on special problems which arise with technology, as well as problems to solve from suggestions by participants. Presenter(s): Mary Ann Johnson Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 30 College Credits: 3 Registration Fee: $355 Location: Everett School District - North Middle School Library Date/Time(s): Aug 1-5, 2011 – 8:00 AM-3:00 PM Note: $5 materials fee will be payable to the instructor at the class. Participants will also need to purchase or borrow Marzano’s book, Classroom Management That Works, for use during the class.

Making It Fit: Integrating Science, Math, and Literacy in the K-5 Classroom Event ID: 17949

This course will introduce teachers to effective science instruction with a focus on opportunities for integrating literacy and mathematics into science activities. Presenters: Adrienne Somera, Jeanette Grisham, and Beth Niemi Facilitator: Nancy Menard Clock Hours: 19.5 College Credits: 2 Registration Fee: $125 Location: NWESD Date/Time: August 15-17, 2011, - 8:30 AM-3:30 PM daily 13

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Integrating Art and Math Event ID: 18402 Designed for K-8 teachers, this class will show how to have kids apply math concepts in their artwork. Art projects range across the K-8 levels in complexity and each project is paired with specific art/math concepts and skills commonly taught at each level. Projects and activities are designed to make efficient use of class time and use readily-available materials. For more information about this workshop or to see samples, you may visit the instructor’s website at http://www. learningbyart.net. (Please disregard posted course dates, fees, and locations at that site.) Presenter(s): Ann Morgan Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 20 College Credits: 2 Registration Fee: $225 Location: Everett School District - Cascade High School Date/Time(s): Jun 28-Jul 1, 2011 – 11:00 AM-4:30 PM Note: There will be 30-minute lunch breaks on your own. $15 materials fee will be payable to the instructor at the class.

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Integrating Art and Science Through Nature Journals

Integrating Art and Writing Through Book Arts

Event ID: 18400

Event ID: 18401

Designed for the teacher of science at any level, you will create your own illustrated nature journal based on your observations in a local nature preserve. Half of the day will be spent in the studio learning the basics of working with the Art Elements and Principles in watercolor, graphite, printmaking, and pen and ink. We will apply what we have learned in a series of structured assignments as we create the pages for our journals based on our scientific observations in the field. Students must be willing and able to walk/ drive to participate in this course. For more information about this workshop or to see samples, you may visit the instructor’s website at http://www.learningbyart.net. (Please disregard posted course dates, fees, and locations at that site.)

Designed for the generalist teacher, this course focuses on teaching specific learning outcomes in art and writing, using bookmaking activities as a vehicle for learning. Projects presented will be developmentally appropriate across the K-8 spectrum, but could be used and adapted for high school levels. Teachers will increase their knowledge of how to integrate art and writing through the publication of student work. For more information about this workshop or to see samples, you may visit the instructor’s website at http://www.learningbyart.net. (Please disregard posted course dates, fees, and locations at that site.)

Presenter(s): Ann Morgan Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 30 College Credits: 3 Registration Fee: $355 Location: Everett School District - Cascade High School, Classroom Date/Time(s): Jul 25-29, 2011 – 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Presenter(s): Ann Morgan Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 20 College Credits: 2 Registration Fee: $225 Location: Everett School District - Cascade High School, Classroom Date/Time(s): Aug 08-11, 2011 – 11:00 AM-4:30 PM Note: There will be 30-minute lunch breaks on your own. $15 materials fee will be payable to the instructor at the class.

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social skills. In this workshop, participants will acquire knowledge of abuse/neglect indicators, Washington State mandated reporting, and dynamics of violent families. Meets certification/re-certification requirements. Presenter(s): Corey Hodge Facilitator: Anne Elkins Clock Hours: 10 College Credits: 1 Registration Fee: $125 Location: Online Course Date/Time(s): Event ID: 16267 – Mar 21, 2011 thru Apr 22, 2011 Event ID: 16268 – Apr 11, 2011 thru May 13, 2011

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Teaching & Learning Reflecting on Our Practice Event ID: 16002 The instructor will guide participants through the process of reflecting on their own teaching. Participants will learn how to engage in reflective protocols, coach colleagues through reflective questioning, design an action research question, and build an action plan to implement that research in collaboration with other participants. Teachers, teacher leaders, grade level teams, professional learning communities, and specialists will have an opportunity to reflect on and share personal/professional strengths and set personal goals for future learning. For teachers on a professional growth option, this will be the chance to begin your plan. Don’t miss this opportunity to reflect on the year and motivate yourself for future growth! Presenter(s): Sarah Collinge Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 3 Registration Fee: $40 Location: Everett Community College Gray Wolf Hall (Room 388) Date/Time(s): May 25, 2011 – 4:30 PM-7:30 PM

Turning Disadvantage into Advantage with the Arts Event ID: 18451 Brain development of students living in chronic low socio-economic conditions may detrimentally affect behavior and academic performance. You can positively impact student performance with an engaging and enriching arts’ program focusing on attention skills, memorization, processing skills, sequencing, and reflection. For example, we will dance math, explore conflict resolution through theatrical tableaus, and ponder visual art as a catalyst to generate expressive poetry. No prior arts’ experience necessary in this experiential class. Presenter(s): Gail Weiss Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 30 College Credits: 3 Registration Fee: $355 Location: Lightcatcher Studio at Whatcom Museum of History & Art Date/Time(s): Jun 27-30, 2011 - 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Tulalip Tribes Gives $1.26 Million for Student Learning to Marysville School District For 11,000 students in Marysville schools, their academic future is a lot brighter thanks to a wonderful $1.26 million gift from the Tulalip Tribes. When Tulalip Tribes heard of the unprecedented midyear cuts in the state budget they asked the Marysville School District how those cuts would impact student learning and what they could do to help. “Given $12 million in budget reductions in the district over the last four years and more expected for next year, this grant from Tulalip Tribes will make a real difference in student learning,” said Marysville Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland.

The Tulalip grant will pay for critical, middle-level science curriculum and professional development; math materials, teacher training, and two district math coaches; a new data system to better track/analyze student achievement/discipline; cultural diversity training for staff; all-day kindergarten Note: $5 materials fee will be payable to the classes; and K-3 teachers to reduce instructor at the class. class sizes at Tulalip and Quil Ceda Elementary Schools. All of the above work was either suspended mid-year due to budget cuts or scheduled for reduction in next year’s budget. Due to state budget cuts, the district budget went from $1.4 million in the good to $2.4 million in cuts midyear. This necessitated the district to make drastic mid-year cuts in programs, supplies, travel, and substitutes, including needed text book selection and state-funded teacher training. That’s when Tulalip Tribes called. “This assistance from the Tulalip Tribes is a huge attribute to the future success of our children,” said Wendy Fryberg, Marysville School Board Vice President.

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Special Programs & Services Assessment of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing Event ID: 18170 Northwest Educational Service District (NWESD) and Washington Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS) are sponsoring this afternoon workshop focused on understanding which psychological, academic, and language assessments are helpful. The instructors will also address appropriate accommodations to provide during testing for K-12 students who are deaf, hard of hearing with hearing aids, or are Cochlear Implant (CI) students using listening and spoken language. Target Audience: K-12 special education teachers, school psychologists, deaf education teachers, specialists, and speech language pathologists. Presenter(s): Christopher Newell, Renee Charest Facilitator: Janet Chase Clock Hours: 3 Registration Fee: $20 Location: NWESD Date/Time(s): Mar 23, 2011 – 12:00 PM-3:00 PM Note: If special accommodations are needed, contact Janet Chase, jchase@nwesd.org or 360.299.4011 no later than March 10, 2011. Education Connection, Spring 2011

Deaf Children in the General Education Classroom – All That Needs to be Considered Event ID: 18171 Northwest Educational Service District (NWESD) and Washington Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS) are sponsoring this morning workshop focused on understanding the needs of deaf or hard of hearing K-12 students. We will discuss audiograms, appropriate accommodations, preferential seating, FM systems, hearing aid checks, lip reading, teacher tips, and interpreters. Target Audience: K-12 general and special education teachers, school psychologists, deaf education teachers, specialists, and speech language pathologists. Presenter(s): Carol Carrothers Facilitator: Janet Chase Clock Hours: 3 Registration Fee: $20 Location: NWESD Date/Time(s): Mar 23, 2011 – 8:00 AM-11:00 AM Note: If special accommodations are needed, contact Janet Chase, jchase@nwesd.org or 360.299.4011 no later than March 10, 2011.

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Teaching Reading and Writing to Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children Event ID: 18172 Northwest Educational Service District (NWESD) and Washington Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS) are sponsoring this one-day workshop focusing on strategies for teaching reading comprehension, shared/ guided reading and writing, phonics/ phonemic awareness, vocabulary, and appropriate use of fiction vs. nonfiction books. Many resource books and materials will be shared. Participants of this workshop will have an opportunity for a free on-site follow-up literacy discussion with a WSDS trainer at a later date. Target Audience: Deaf education teachers/specialists, general and special education teachers, school psychologists, and speech language pathologists. Presenter(s): Cathy Corrado Facilitator: Janet Chase Clock Hours: 6 Registration Fee: $40 Location: NWESD Date/Time(s): Mar 22, 2011 – 8:00 AM-3:00 PM Note: If special accommodations are needed, contact Janet Chase, jchase@nwesd.org or 360.299.4011 no later than March 10, 2011. www.NWESD.org


e c n e i c S D S E NW r e t n e C s l a i r e Mat by Joanne Johnson I picked up the phone one afternoon in January 2003 to hear a frazzled voice, “I just can’t do this anymore! No more boxes of bugs. I’ve had enough worms escape on my desk!” And so began the idea for a regional center to refurbish science materials for Northwest classrooms. Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER) was interested in starting new alliances across the state. In July 2003, the Northwest LASER Alliance was granted start-up funds from the state legislature for professional development activities and a science materials support system. In November of that year the NWESD Science Materials Center (SMC) Cooperative opened its doors with three charter members: Mount Vernon, Lake Stevens, and the Lakewood school districts. Lakewood graciously offered the use of two empty portables at English Crossing Elementary. Only 2 minutes off I-5 and central to the three participating districts, this location was ideal and served nicely for 5 years. In the second year of operation Burlington-Edison and LaConner school districts became cooperative members. Simultaneously, middle school material support was added as a service. Year three brought three more school districts: Snohomish, Granite Falls, Ferndale, Education Connection, Spring 2011

and Lummi Nations School. Space was getting tight. English Crossing Elementary was kind enough to offer use of empty classrooms in the summer to store kits and more staff members were hired. In addition to Full Option Science Systems (FOSS) the SMC now refurbished Science and Technology for Children (STC) kits. The Stanwood-Camano School District joined the following year. In order to handle another school district (five elementary schools), and grow their own critters, the SMC needed more space. Tanks of land snails, guppies and meal worms lined the walls of the English Crossing portables—time to move! No fish were lost in the move up the I-5 corridor to Port Susan Middle School in the StanwoodC a m a n o S c h o o l District. The SMC had a new home! With the introduction in 2009 of new science standards for Washington state students, the SMC recognized the need to provide ways for member districts to more effectively meet those standards without having to invest in new curriculum. Member districts unanimously approved the addition of three lessons created and 17

piloted by ESD112 to three FOSS kits. The SMC added the materials, teacher guides and consumables, upgrading kits at no cost to members. This year the SMC added bar coded inventory control and transportation services. Hand-held bar code readers make it simple for SMC staff to log materials in and out of the center. Member districts can now contract for delivery services, rather than loading their food service trucks and making the trip themselves to the SMC. Next up: online ordering for middle school teachers. The NWESD SMC Cooperative supports science materials for twelve school districts and Lummi Nations School. The center refurbishes 52 different kit titles from three different publishers. This past year they moved 2,116 refurbishments through the SMC. This is all accomplished by one fulltime Manager, one daily parttime staff and five on-call-as-needed employees. The NWESD SMC Cooperative always welcomes new members. Contact Joanne Johnson, Northwest LASER Alliance Director at 360.299.4046 or jjohnson@nwesd. org to discuss how we might best be of service to your district. www.NWESD.org


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