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Clock Hours College Credit Professional Certification Personal Enrichment EDvantage Spring 2010

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Register Online at www.nwesd.org Professional Certification Standards Are you working toward your professional certification? If so, we offer courses to meet your plan requirements. NWESD professional development offerings are aligned with the Professional Certification Standards (where appropriate) and each course will list the number of the Standards that apply.

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ducational Service Districts have a 40-year history of providing vital services functioning as advocates for local districts. Northwest Educational Service District 189 services Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, Island and San Juan counties.

I Effective teaching 1(a) using instructional strategies that make the learning meaningful and show positive impact on student learning; 1(b) using a variety of assessment strategies and data to monitor and improve instruction; 1(c) using democratic principles and classroom management to foster a safe, positive, student-focused learning environment; 1(d) designing and/or adapting challenging curriculum that is based on the needs of the student; 1(e) demonstrating cultural sensitivity in teaching and in relationships with students, families, and community members; 1(f ) integrating technology into instruction and assessment; and 1(g) informing, involving, and collaborating with families and the community as partners in the educational process.

NWESD’s more than 50 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 online at www.nwesd.org for more information. 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. Professional Certification Many of the application materials for Washington State teacher certification are available in down-loadable format at: www.k12.wa.us/ cert. If you have specific questions you can email Lana Haugen, NWESD Certification Assistant, lhaugen@nwesd.org. Include your mailing and email addresses, and current certification number.

II Professional development 2(a) evaluating the effects of his/her teaching through feedback and reflection; 2(b) using professional standards and district criteria to assess professional performance, plan and implement appropriate growth; and 2(c) remaining current in subject area(s), theories, practice, research, and ethical practice.

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, SSN, and payment in the form of cash, cashier’s check, money order payable to NWESD, or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Call 360.299.4072 for an appointment. EDvantage Spring 2010

III Professional contributions 3(a) participating collaboratively in school improvement activities and contributing to collegial decision-making; and 3(b) advocating for curriculum, instruction, and learning environments that meet the diverse needs of students. 2

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Location Information NWESD: 1601 R Avenue, Anacortes

Burlington Public Library:

820 E Washington Ave, Burlington

Burlington Fire Department 350 Sharon Street, Burlington

Locations may be subject to change. To avoid confusion, please contact the facilitator for your course and confirm specific location information near the date of your event.

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2000 Hewitt Ave, Everett

Everett Community College, Grey Wolf Hall: 2000 Tower Street, Everett

Skagit Valley College

2405 E. College Way, Mount Vernon

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Quick Guide Date Course Title AUTISM OUTREACH PROJECT

Instructor Event Page

January 14, 2010

Best Practices for Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Gray

13959

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January 22, 2010

How to Teach So Kids Will Interact: For Children with Autism

Brashers

13961

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January 28, 2010

Behavior in Students with Autism... Challenging or Communication?

Schelvan

14024

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February 11, 2010

Addressing Challenging Behaviors Using Positive Behavior Support

Rosenberg

14026

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February 18, 2010

Transition Planning for Success: High Functioning Autism

Gray

13963

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February 25, 2010

Transition Planning for Success: Classic Autism

Schelvan

14115

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March 25, 2010

Visual Thinking Strategies: The Language of Pictures

Kaulitz

14028

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January 11, 2010

Online Issues of Abuse

Hodge

14271

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February 22, 2010

Online Issues of Abuse

Hodge

14272

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April 5, 2010

Online Issues of Abuse

Hodge

14273

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April 26, 2010

Online Issues of Abuse

Hodge

14274

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TEACHING AND LEARNING Jan 21, Feb 10 & 23, 2010

First Steps in Mathematics: Measurement Teacher Course

Grisham

13944

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January 26, 2010

Using Science Notebooks to Uncover Student Understanding

Somera

14849

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January 27, 2010

Getting Serious about School Reform with Dr. Robert Marzano

Marzano

14596

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January 28, 2010

Fluency is More Than Reading Fast

Thompson

14391

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March 2, 2010

Vocabulary Instruction: Teaching Vocabulary to Enhance Instruction

Thompson

14392

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March 12 & 13, 2010

Awakening the Writer in Every Student: Writing Workshop for K-5

Sloan

14902

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Mar 20, Apr 17, May 8, 2010 Spicing Up Math, Science and Language Arts with Art

Weiss

April 14, 2010

Shoop

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News Flash Please help us welcome the new NWESD Staff! Jean Farber Jean is the Title III Consortium Coordinator for the NWESD. She joined us from the Tumwater School District where she was teaching English as a Second Language. Jean lives in Anacortes.

John Hardy John is a Program Manager for the Educational Technology Support Center (ETSC). He was formerly an Assistant Director of School Support and Partnerships, Digital Learning Commons. John lives in Olympia.

Jane Morgan Jane is an Administrative Assistant in the Prevention Center. She joined us after managing a direct-sales company. Jane lives in Anacortes.

Noreen McKinney Noreen is an Office Assistant in the Teaching and Learning Department. She was formerly a Para-Educator for the Anacortes School District. Noreen lives in Anacortes.

Sarah Southard Sarah is the Parent Services Coordinator in the Migrant Education Regional Office. She came from Western Washington University’s Student Outreach Services Department. Sarah lives in La Conner.

Rachael Willett Rachael is the Communications Specialist for the NWESD. She joined us after operating a marketing company called Skagit BOLD Solutions. Rachael lives in Burlington.

Sheila Woods Sheila is the Assistant Director for Special Programs and Services. She joined us from the Lakewood School District, where she was an Elementary Principal. Sheila lives on Camano Island. EDvantage Spring 2010

Bellingham Teacher is Teacher of the Year

While many classrooms are emptying quickly at the conclusion of a school day, Mr. Jamie Yoos is usually still surrounded by students. In the last few years, Jamie has worked toward an “Appropriate Technology Integration for the 21st Century Learner”, using cell phones and mobile devices to enhance the learning process in his classroom. Instead of telling his students to unplug during class, students are encouraged to utilize their “toys” as tools for deeper understanding. The method is engaging his students beyond the classroom, and helped Jamie receive the Washington State Teacher of the Year Award for 2010. According to Jamie, his greatest educational accomplishment is the “development of a safe, standards based chemistry program that is steeped in inquiry”. Taking a different spin on traditional education grading systems, Jamie is adamant that students need to know that being wrong is ok. “We have to be wrong most of the time in our process of exploring the natural world before we can be right,” he says. “Students must be allowed to be wrong initially without a devastating affect to their ego or grade.” To remind himself of the frustrations often associated with new experiences, Jamie learns a new skill every year - one that he has viewed as challenging or potentially scary in the past. This allows him to keep a balanced perspective as he assists students struggling to understand the new concepts presented in his class. Jamie is not just being recognized as an amazing chemistry teacher, he is also a strong mentor for his colleagues and works with aspiring teachers from Western Washington University. Jamie has been elected by the state as an E2T2 Technology Mentor and works with fellow teachers regularly to assist them with incorporating technology in their classrooms. In working with interns from Western, he not only offers himself as a resource, he invites feedback and criticism from them as well. “Reflection is an essential piece for personal improvement in the field of education,” he says. “Mr. Yoos is one of the most outstanding educators I have seen in my 25 years in the profession,” said Bellingham High School Principal Steve Clarke, a theme that echoes loudly among the colleagues and students working with him. 4

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A Letter from the Superintendent

NWESD Retires All Debt Related to the Anacortes Facility It is hard to believe we have already begun a new calendar year! 2009 brought us challenges, no doubt, but it also gave us the opportunity to think creatively and the inspiration to reprioritize many aspects of how we live and work. Typically educators return from winter break refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to get back into our work—making a difference in the education and lives of every student. While I am certain this year is no different, it will likely be frustrating to hear about the legislature’s challenges later this month, requiring significant reductions due to the economic recession. When I find myself frustrated by discussions that seem to focus on everything but making a difference for students—I take time to visit classrooms and refocus. I encourage all of us to maintain a focus on what matters in these challenging times— students and their learning. You are making a significant difference in the lives of students and their families. Thank you!!

Committee and the Board are very excited about this decision; primarily because of the benefits we are now able to pass on to member districts. With “mortgage payments” no longer pending, member district fees related to the facility “cost center” account will be reduced by 45%, retroactively applied beginning last August. This means that member districts will not only have reduced fees moving forward, but the NWESD will also be returning funds over the next few months through offsetting fee credits. With the economy still sputtering as a result of the recent recession, there is no better time to provide relief to our school districts. You might be wondering how the NWESD was able to repay this debt so far ahead of schedule. The necessary funds were grown over the past several years, primarily through 1) the reduced cost of the

Moving forward, we will be approaching the Superintendents’ Advisory Committee (SAC) for advice related to specific services the NWESD might provide with a significant portion of its remaining reserve. The NWESD Board believes that it is time to make use of all available resources to support member districts as they face these economic challenges.

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can

build our youth for the future.

Recognizing the challenges school districts are facing and in the spirit of thinking outside-the-box, I am pleased to share that the NWESD has recently retired all debt related to the Anacortes Facility – more than six years ahead of schedule! The Superintendents’ Executive EDvantage Spring 2010

Anacortes facility compared to the projected cost of the addition for which the original bonds were sold, 2) six years of rental income for a wing within the facility, 3) indirect fees charged some significant grants, and 4) effective cost containment/management. The entire NWESD team is to be commended for making this possible, providing even more efficient services to member districts!

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Northwest History Consortium

Summer Workshop Registration deadline

April 15

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Autism (AOP) Addressing Challenging Behaviors in School Age Children with Autism Using Positive Behavior Support Event ID: 14026 In this workshop, participants will learn a variety of proactive positive behavior support strategies to prevent challenging behaviors. They will learn why it is important to identify the function of a challenging behavior before implementing an intervention plan. They will learn how to identify appropriate replacement behaviors and how to teach them. Finally, they will learn strategies to facilitate a team approach to inappropriate behaviors, helping to ensure the success of a behavior intervention plan. Many examples of how to address common behaviors will be included to facilitate participant understanding. Presenter(s): Nancy Rosenberg Facilitator: Patricia Yates Clock Hours: 5 Registration Fee: $90 Location: Various locations around the state (video conference) Date/Time(s): Feb 11, 2010 , 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Behavior in Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders...Challenging Authority or Communication? Event ID: 14024 Understanding the purpose of behaviors can be a challenging task. Focusing on behavior as communication, this workshop will look at the “rumble, rage and recovery” cycles of behaviors. It will address ways to minimize and circumvent the often frightening circumstances that surround the rage cycle for the child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The course will provide practical and user-friendly strategies that focus on understanding the triggers of behaviors and developing positive behavioral supports for managing behaviors. Presenter(s): Ronda Schelvan Facilitator: Patricia Yates Clock Hours: 5 Registration Fee: $90 Location: Various locations around the state (video conference) Date/Time(s): Jan 28, 2010, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

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Current Best Practices for Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders Event ID: 13959 Dramatic increases in the frequency of diagnoses and special education referrals for children with autism spectrum disorders necessitate the demand for evidence-based practices. This workshop will outline the components of an effective education program for elementary students with ASD. Practical research-based interventions will be taught with engaging anecdotes, examples, and case studies. Presenter(s): Crystal Gray Facilitator: Patricia Yates Clock Hours: 5 Registration Fee: $90 Location: Various locations around the state (video conference) Date/Time(s): Jan 14, 2010, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

How to Teach So Kids Will Interact: For Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Event ID: 13961 (Early Childhood) Social-communication deficits can affect all aspects of a child’s life. In this session you will hear about the small changes you can make to activities to get big improvements in social interaction. You will get ideas for teaching core social skills from basic to advanced interaction as well as many examples of using motivation systems and incorporating social opportunities into everyday routines. Presenter(s): Margaret Brashers Facilitator: Patricia Yates Clock Hours: 5 Registration Fee: $90 Location: NWESD, NWESD Main Date/Time(s): Jan 22, 2010, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

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Transition Planning for Success: High Functioning Autism & Asperger’s Event ID: 13963 The middle and high school years pose exceptional challenges for adolescents and young adults with high functioning autism & Asperger’s. This workshop will focus on specific strategies to ensure a successful transition for these students. Workshop participants will gain an understanding of the characteristics of HFA and Asperger’s, as well as practical strategies for helping these students successfully plan for transition to life after high school. Academic, employment, community, social and behavioral strategies will be covered. Practical researchbased interventions will be taught with engaging anecdotes, examples, and case studies.

Presenter(s): Crystal Gray Facilitator: Patricia Yates Clock Hours: 5 Registration Fee: $90 Location: Various locations around the state (video conference) Date/Time(s): Feb 18, 2010, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Transition Planning for Success: Students with Classic Autism Event ID: 14115 This workshop will look at transitions two-fold: both in the terms of strategies for movement within the school day and across school environments, and the impact along with the need for purposeful planning when developing transition services for students moving into the adult world. The importance of futures planning and methods to develop a transition time-line will be highlighted. Social skills training will also be addressed. Presenter(s): Ronda Schelvan Facilitator: Patricia Yates Clock Hours: 5 Registration Fee: $90 Location: Various locations around the state (video conference) Date/Time(s): Feb 25, 2010, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM EDvantage Spring 2010

Visual Thinking Strategies for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Language of Pictures Event ID: 14028 Even though it is popular to use visuals with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, not all visuals are the same and not all pictures work the same way. By knowing the developmental levels of visuals, materials can be arranged to better meet the needs of students. This workshop will explain the language levels of visual supports that are typically used when working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Language, social, and cognitive developmental levels for different kinds of visuals will be provided and analyzed. Presenter(s): Carole Kaulitz Facilitator: Patricia Yates Clock Hours: 5 Registration Fee: $90 Location: Various locations around the state (video conference) Date/Time(s): Mar 25, 2010, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Mark Your Calendars! Ensure Effective Teaching in Every Classroom This is the third class in the Dr. Bob Marzano series “Getting Serious About School Reform”. Dr. Marzano is the cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Denver, Colorado. Throughout his 40 years in the field of education, he has become a speaker, trainer and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles. Dr. Marzano’s practical translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are internationally known and widely practiced by both teachers and administrators. Coming Fall of 2010!

Prevention Center Online Issues of Abuse

Online Issues of Abuse

Event ID: 14271

Event ID: 14272

The impact of exposure to abuse/neglect has far-reaching cognitive implications, including stunted brain growth, diminished academic functioning, poor impulse control, difficulty focusing, low self-esteem, anger bursts and poor peer relationships and social skills. Acquire knowledge of indicators of abuse/neglect, Washington State law regarding mandated reports, and dynamics of violent families. Meets certification/recertification requirements.

The impact of exposure to abuse/neglect has far-reaching cognitive implications, including stunted brain growth, diminished academic functioning, poor impulse control, difficulty focusing, low self-esteem, anger bursts and poor peer relationships and social skills. Acquire knowledge of indicators of abuse/neglect, Washington State law regarding mandated reports, and dynamics of violent families. Meets certification/recertification requirements.

Presenter(s): Corey Hodge Facilitator: Anne Elkins Clock Hours: 10 College Credits: 1 Registration Fee: $125 Location: Online Course Date/Time(s): Jan 11, 2010 through Feb 12, 2010

Presenter(s): Corey Hodge Facilitator: Anne Elkins Clock Hours: 10 College Credits: 1 Registration Fee: $125 Location: Online Course Date/Time(s): Feb 22, 2010 through Mar 26, 2010

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Online Issues of Abuse Event ID: 14273 The impact of exposure to abuse/neglect has far-reaching cognitive implications, including stunted brain growth, diminished academic functioning, poor impulse control, difficulty focusing, low self-esteem, anger bursts and poor peer relationships and social skills. Acquire knowledge of indicators of abuse/neglect, Washington State law regarding mandated reports, and dynamics of violent families. Meets certification/recertification requirements. Presenter(s): Corey Hodge Facilitator: Anne Elkins Clock Hours: 10 College Credits: 1 Registration Fee: $125 Location: Online Course Date/Time(s): Apr 05, 2010 through May 7, 2010

Online Issues of Abuse Event ID: 14274 The impact of exposure to abuse/neglect has far-reaching cognitive implications, including stunted brain growth, diminished academic functioning, poor impulse control, difficulty focusing, low self-esteem, anger bursts and poor peer relationships and social skills. Acquire knowledge of indicators of abuse/neglect, Washington State law regarding mandated reports, and dynamics of violent families. Meets certification/recertification requirements. Presenter(s): Corey Hodge Facilitator: Anne Elkins Clock Hours: 10 College Credits: 1 Registration Fee: $125 Location: Online Course Date/Time(s): Apr 26, 2010 through May 28, 2010

Teaching and Learning Awakening the Writer in Every Student: Writing Workshop in Grades K-5 Event ID: 14902 In this class participants will learn how to facilitate an effective Writing Workshop. Everything from setting the tone to holding effective writing conferences will be introduced. Ideas for mini-lessons, choosing topics, managing writing folders, assessing, and class management will be shared. Participants will reflect on their beliefs about writing and teaching writing. Presenter(s): Megan Sloan Facilitator: Nancy Menard Clock Hours: 10 College Credits: 1 Registration Fee: $140 Location: Everett Community College Gray Wolf Hall Date/Time(s): Mar 12, 2010, 4:30 PM-7:30 PM Mar 13, 2010, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Lunch will not be provided. $5 materials fee will be payable to the instructor at the class. Register early! If minimum enrollment is not met on March 5, this class will be cancelled.

Deep Alignment Reading Training Event ID: 14901 Target audience: K-12 educators. Deep Alignment is much different than a topical or “first glance” type of alignment. Deep Alignment refers to the congruence of the content, context, and cognitive demands present in the written, taught, and tested curriculum. This is a hands-on workshop that looks deeply at all these qualities. Teachers are asked to bring their classroom reading text to use in the implementation of Deep Alignment practices. Presenter(s): Kathy Shoop Facilitator: Nancy Menard Clock Hours: 6 Registration Fee: $100 Location: Burlington Public Library Date/Time(s): Apr 14, 2010, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Lunch will be on your own. Register early! If minimum enrollment is not met on April 7, this class will be cancelled.

Join the Conversation! The next generation of the NWESD is here, and we’re updating our status every chance we get! View daily posts with relevant articles, discuss issues in education and learn about upcoming development opportunities. The NWESD is also following information posted by our partner districts and educational online resources. We’ll “retweet” the relevant links and articles, so its available to you in one feed! To join the conversation, visit the NWESD website at www.nwesd.org. Links to Facebook and Twitter are on the home page, so just click on your preference, or both, and get directly linked to our pages.

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First Steps in Mathematics: Measurement Teacher Course

Building Background Knowledge and Academic Vocabulary

Event ID: 13944

Event ID: 14596

This hands-on, three-day course focuses on helping teachers make effective use of the “First Steps in Mathematics: Measurement” materials in their own classrooms. Teachers will have time to discuss and explore crucial aspects of the Key Mathematical Understandings outlined in each resource book as well as explore the Diagnostic Map and Diagnostic Tasks used to identify students’ misconceptions about mathematics.

Continuing his long-term “Getting Serious About School Reform” work with Washington State ESDs, Dr. Robert Marzano returns to help participants learn to create and use a system-wide approach to instruction of common academic vocabulary to deepen student learning.

Presenter(s): Jeanette Grisham Facilitator: Nancy Menard Clock Hours: 18 Registration Fee: $175 Location: NWESD Date/Time(s): Jan 21, 2010, 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM Feb 10, 2010, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Feb 23, 2010, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM

Fluency Is More Than Reading Fast Event ID: 14391 This workshop seeks to bring a broader understanding to the meaning of “fluency”, through a look at research, sample classroom activities, video clips and discussion. Participants will learn about: brain research and multiple factors that impact fluency, how information from the DIBELS can help uncover causes of low fluency (including the importance of evaluating accuracy as well as reading rate), practical and proven strategies that help students become fluent readers. Presenter(s): Lisa Thompson Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 3 Registration Fee: $35 Location: Everett Community College Gray Wolf Hall Date/Time(s): Jan 28, 2010, 4:30 PM-7:30 PM

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Presenter(s): Robert Marzano Facilitator: Jennifer Longchamps Clock Hours: 5 Registration Fee: $210 Location: Comcast Arena at Everett Date/Time(s): Jan 27, 2010, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM

Spicing Up Math, Science and Language Arts with Art Event ID: 14900 Designed for the elementary classroom teacher, this course will provide creative ways to engage students in math, science, and writing. Participants will examine art as discipline-specific by expanding art vocabulary and concepts, will explore multiple ways to infuse and integrate art into other subjects , will use prints by master artists to create prompts for writing and will explore observation and inquiry. This course will aid participants of all skill and confidence levels find ways to use art in the all classrooms and gain understanding the value of teaching the arts to children living in poverty. Time will be allocated to review Art EALRs and the Washington ClassroomBased Performance Assessments (CBPA) in Visual Art. Presenter(s): Gail Weiss Facilitator: Nancy Menard Clock Hours: 20 College Credits: 2 Registration Fee: $225 Location: Skagit Valley College Date/Time(s): Mar 20, 2010, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM Apr 17, 2010, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM May 8, 2010, 8:30 AM-4:00 PM There will be a 50 minute lunch break on your own. $25 materials fee will be payable to the instructor at the class. Register early! If minimum enrollment is not met on March 13, this class will be cancelled. 9

Using Science Notebooks to Uncover Student Understanding Event ID: 14849 This class is designed for teachers that are currently using science notebooks. Participants will deepen their understanding of the nature and purpose of science notebook entry types. They will learn strategies to examine student notebook entry types for evidence of misconceptions or gaps in their understanding. They will begin to discuss instructional implications based on analysis of their own students’ work. Presenter(s): Adrienne Somera Facilitator: Nancy Menard Clock Hours: 6 Registration Fee: $100 Location: Burlington Fire Department Date/Time(s): Jan 26, 2010, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM Please bring at least 5 student science notebooks to examine your own students’ work. Lunch will be on your own. Register early! If minimum enrollment is not met on January 19, 2010, this class will be cancelled.

Vocabulary Instruction: Teaching Vocabulary to Enhance Instruction Event ID: 14392 Vocabulary plays a critical role in learning to read and supporting comprehension. Readers should be explicitly taught new vocabulary words within the context of their reading. In this class participants will learn how to select tier two words, define words quickly while reading, and interact with and use new words after reading. Video clips and planning time will assist teachers in applying these strategies to their own teaching. Presenter(s): Lisa Thompson Facilitator: Anita Garcia-Holzemer Clock Hours: 3 Registration Fee: $35 Location: Everett Community College Gray Wolf Hall Date/Time(s): Mar 02, 2010, 4:30 PM-7:30 PM www.NWESD.org


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Autism Outreach Project (AOP) Patty Yates, 360.299.4015 pyates@nwesd.org Prevention Center Anne Elkins, 360.299.4037 aelkins@nwesd.org Teaching & Learning (T&L) Anita Garcia-Holzemer, 360.299.4044 agarcia@nwesd.org Jennifer Longchamps, 360.299.4095 jlongchamps@nwesd.org Nancy Menard, 360.299.4020 nmenard@nwesd.org

Advanced Education At Your Convenience CE Credits Online and NWESD has partnered with CE Credits Online to provide online courses. Earn college credit and/or clock hours without having to leave the comforts of your home. All NWESD educators receive discounts on the registration costs of the course. • Coaching to Improve Reading • Coaching to Improve Teaching and Learning • The Constructive Discipline Series Giving Directives That Students Will Follow Stopping Disruptive Behavior Conducting the Parent Conference Rights & Responsibilities in the Disciplinary Process • Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom • How to “Read and Write” in Math: Improving Problem Solving and Communication in Mathematics • Today Classroom: Foundations of and Current Trends in Education

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services and development opportunities that the NWESD has to offer! This is part of a larger effort for the NWESD to move toward a greener, more user friendly communication plan for our programs and services. Visit us on Facebook and Twitter, by visiting our homepage and clicking on the icons in the lower left. You can also subscribe to receive email alerts when new publications are released, by signing up on the Publications page. How do you want to get your information? If you don’t see your favorite medium here, let us know. We are here to provide you services, let us know how we can help!

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NWESD EDvantage Course Catalog  

Course catalog for the NWESD, serving 35 member school districts in Northwest Washington