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Hosted by Oregon Trail Regional Educator Network and InterMountain Education Service District - open to all OTREN component districts!
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Monday, May 23
 

10:00am PDT

Americans and the Holocaust
Pendleton Public Library is one of 50 U.S. libraries selected to host AMERICANS AND THE HOLOCAUST, a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s.
AMERICANS AND THE HOLOCAUST will be on display at the Pendleton Public Library, along with a series of related special events, from May 23rd to July 1st.
Based on extensive new research of that period, AMERICANS AND THE HOLOCAUST addresses important themes in American history, exploring the many factors — including the Great Depression, isolationism, xenophobia, racism and antisemitism — that influenced decisions made by the U.S. government, the news media, organizations and individuals as they responded to Nazism. This exhibition will challenge the commonly held assumptions that Americans knew little and did nothing about the Nazi persecution and murder of Jews as the Holocaust unfolded.
Drawing on a remarkable collection of primary sources from the 1930s and ’40s, the exhibition focuses on the stories of individuals and groups of Americans who took action in response to Nazism. It will challenge visitors to consider the responsibilities and obstacles faced by individuals — from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to ordinary Americans — who made difficult choices, sought to effect change, and, in a few cases, took significant risks to help victims of Nazism even as rescue never became a government priority. Please sign in at the library front desk to confirm your attendance. You may attend a scheduled speaker event or on your own time.


Monday May 23, 2022 10:00am - Friday July 1, 2022 5:00pm PDT
Pendleton Public Library 502 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801
  K-12
 
Tuesday, June 7
 

5:00pm PDT

Americans and the Holocaust: World War II Presentation
WORLD WAR II
A LOCAL STORY
Join us in the library art gallery for a walk through of local news coverage of World
War 2. East Oregonian newspapers will be on display, featuring major events from
the war and the impact felt here in Eastern Oregon.



Tuesday June 7, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Pendleton Public Library 502 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801
  K-12
 
Wednesday, June 15
 

8:30am PDT

Mindfulness In the Classroom
Do you want to incorporate mindfulness into your classroom? This session will contain different activities that you can do within a high school classroom virtually or in person. I used all of these activities with my students this year virtually and in person. Activities will include Growth Mindset activities, Get to know you prompts and Mindful Activities.
Mindful Activities examples: Categories activity, Videos, Eating Mindfully, Breathing Techniques, Grounding, Yoga, Music, Meditation, Muscle relaxation, Visualization, Noticing, Coloring, Mantra/Affirmations, Finger Holds and Hand Tracing and Hoberman Sphere Breathing.

Speakers
SD

Sarah Davis

PE/ Health Instructor, Pendleton School District


Wednesday June 15, 2022 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Pendleton IMESD and Hybrid 2001 SW Nye Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801
  K-12
  • Host Organization IMESD
 
Monday, June 20
 

9:00am PDT

Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Schools Conference
Time to be brave, be bold, and build a collective movement toward racial justice. Our theme is Prioritizing Wellness and Navigating Resistance. Please fill out the registration form at https://culturallyresponsiveleadership.com/conference/ and then forward your confirmation/billing to mckennon.mcdonald@imesd.k12.or.us Guest Speaker: Featuring an interactive discussion with world renowned Resmaa Menakem, author of ‘My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.’ Schedule
The schedule on each day goes from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Pacific Time.
Monday, June 20th
Foundational Training – How WSC is Making Us Sick
Healing from White White Supremacy Culture
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching
Tuesday, June 21st
Foundational Training “Navigating Resistance in Conversations”
Foundational Training “Navigating Resistance in Systems”
Antiracist Symposium featuring past DWSC participants
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching
Wednesday, June 22nd
Mindfulness Morning
Q&A with Resmaa Menakem
Racial Affinity Processing
Workshops
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching
Thursday, June 23rd
Guest Speaker
Student Panel
Workshops
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching



Monday June 20, 2022 9:00am - 3:30pm PDT
Zoom
 
Tuesday, June 21
 

9:00am PDT

Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Schools Conference
Time to be brave, be bold, and build a collective movement toward racial justice. Our theme is Prioritizing Wellness and Navigating Resistance. Please fill out the registration form at https://culturallyresponsiveleadership.com/conference/ and then forward your confirmation/billing to mckennon.mcdonald@imesd.k12.or.us Guest Speaker: Featuring an interactive discussion with world renowned Resmaa Menakem, author of ‘My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.’ Schedule
The schedule on each day goes from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Pacific Time.
Monday, June 20th
Foundational Training – How WSC is Making Us Sick
Healing from White White Supremacy Culture
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching
Tuesday, June 21st
Foundational Training “Navigating Resistance in Conversations”
Foundational Training “Navigating Resistance in Systems”
Antiracist Symposium featuring past DWSC participants
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching
Wednesday, June 22nd
Mindfulness Morning
Q&A with Resmaa Menakem
Racial Affinity Processing
Workshops
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching
Thursday, June 23rd
Guest Speaker
Student Panel
Workshops
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching



Tuesday June 21, 2022 9:00am - 3:30pm PDT
Zoom

5:00pm PDT

Americans and the Holocaust: Speaker Clarice Wilsey
SPEAKER CLARICE WILSEY
AUTHOR AND DAUGHTER OF WWII US ARMY PHYSICIAN
Clarice speaks on behalf of her late father, Captain David B. Wilsey, M.D. Present
at the liberation of Dachau Concentration Camp, Dr. Wilsey was one of 27 physicians
who treated 30,000 survivors in a makeshift fi eld hospital. Hear his story at
the library.

Speakers


Tuesday June 21, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Pendleton Public Library 502 SW Dorion Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801
  K-12
 
Wednesday, June 22
 

9:00am PDT

Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Schools Conference
Time to be brave, be bold, and build a collective movement toward racial justice. Our theme is Prioritizing Wellness and Navigating Resistance. Please fill out the registration form at https://culturallyresponsiveleadership.com/conference/ and then forward your confirmation/billing to mckennon.mcdonald@imesd.k12.or.us Guest Speaker: Featuring an interactive discussion with world renowned Resmaa Menakem, author of ‘My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.’ Schedule
The schedule on each day goes from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Pacific Time.
Monday, June 20th
Foundational Training – How WSC is Making Us Sick
Healing from White White Supremacy Culture
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching
Tuesday, June 21st
Foundational Training “Navigating Resistance in Conversations”
Foundational Training “Navigating Resistance in Systems”
Antiracist Symposium featuring past DWSC participants
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching
Wednesday, June 22nd
Mindfulness Morning
Q&A with Resmaa Menakem
Racial Affinity Processing
Workshops
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching
Thursday, June 23rd
Guest Speaker
Student Panel
Workshops
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching



Wednesday June 22, 2022 9:00am - 3:30pm PDT
Zoom
 
Thursday, June 23
 

9:00am PDT

Dismantling White Supremacy Culture in Schools Conference
Time to be brave, be bold, and build a collective movement toward racial justice. Our theme is Prioritizing Wellness and Navigating Resistance. Please fill out the registration form at https://culturallyresponsiveleadership.com/conference/ and then forward your confirmation/billing to mckennon.mcdonald@imesd.k12.or.us Guest Speaker: Featuring an interactive discussion with world renowned Resmaa Menakem, author of ‘My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.’ Schedule
The schedule on each day goes from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Pacific Time.
Monday, June 20th
Foundational Training – How WSC is Making Us Sick
Healing from White White Supremacy Culture
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching
Tuesday, June 21st
Foundational Training “Navigating Resistance in Conversations”
Foundational Training “Navigating Resistance in Systems”
Antiracist Symposium featuring past DWSC participants
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching
Wednesday, June 22nd
Mindfulness Morning
Q&A with Resmaa Menakem
Racial Affinity Processing
Workshops
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching
Thursday, June 23rd
Guest Speaker
Student Panel
Workshops
Action Planning, Long Term Planning, and Coaching



Thursday June 23, 2022 9:00am - 3:30pm PDT
Zoom
 
Monday, June 27
 

8:30am PDT

Sheltered Instruction for Diverse Learners
Sheltered Instruction Strategies will guide participants through the 8 components of the SIOP model and most of the 30 features. The training will support content teachers for sheltering instruction for English Learners and engaging ALL learners.

Speakers
AH

Ashley Harsin

ELD Specialist, IMESD



Monday June 27, 2022 8:30am - 3:30pm PDT
Pendleton IMESD 2002 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801

9:00am PDT

BookLove Summer Book Club
"Connection and Restoration- Summer Book Club Summer is a time to restore our love of teaching and learning. We reconnect with colleagues cross the glove, expand our understanding of current literature, and reenergize our understanding of reading for the next school year. In 2021 we had 1350 teachers and leaders from 15 countries! We discuss books that inspire students to become passionate readers and writers. This year we include books and author interviews specifically for middle school students and teachers. All book selections for elementary, middle, and high school students are epresentative of our multi-racial democracy. We will study how readers make meaning, sustain engagement, track understanding over time, and develop their knowledge of different genres. As a community of professional educators, we learn together and plan instruction to reach a wide range of readers as we learn from authors, poets, and educational leaders.
https://www.booklovefoundation.org/summer-book-club


Monday June 27, 2022 9:00am - Friday July 29, 2022 9:30pm PDT
Online
  K-12
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

9:00am PDT

K-12 Best Practices for Writing- Six Strategies for Success!- Part 1
Come join us to learn strategies presented by Yolanda Westerberg while participating in a Facilitated Video Studies session. We will be reviewing the strategies and walking through how you could take these video studies to share with your fellow educators. Strategies will include: Two-Coumn Notes, Tree Chart & T- Chart: Classifying/Sorting, Circle Chart- Defining in Context, Bubble Chart- Describing, and Thinking Game- Foundational Strategy for Informative Writing- Classify. Work time and group discussions will be built in to the session. All K-12 Educators are welcome to attend! Part 1 of a 2 part offering. You are welcome to attend each session individually or come to both.


Wednesday June 29, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Pendleton IMESD 2002 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801
  K-12
  • Host Organization IMESD
 
Thursday, June 30
 

9:00am PDT

K-12 Best Practices for Writing- Six More Strategies for Success!- Part 2
Come join us to learn strategies presented by Yolanda Westerberg while participating in a Facilitated Video Studies session. We will be reviewing the strategies and walking through how you could take these video studies to share with your fellow educators. Strategies will include: Narrative Storyboard K-5. BME K-5. Secondary Active Reading, Sentence Mastery (Because, But, So), 3/4 Sentence/IVF, & Vocabulary- Frayer Model K-5. Work time and group discussions will be built in to the session. All K-12 Educators are welcome to attend! Part 1 of a 2 part offering. You are welcome to attend each session individually or come to both.


Thursday June 30, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Pendleton IMESD 2002 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801
  K-12
  • Host Organization IMESD
 
Tuesday, July 19
 

10:00am PDT

Using Google Classroom Effectively
Morning Session: Differentiation & Supports Learn to leverage Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Google Slides to modify or accommodate individual or group assignments and explore extensions that provide support to students. We will also look at developing and using templates in Google Classroom.

Afternoon Session: Assignment Feedback Digital tools make providing feedback to students easier than ever. Explore, set-up, and practice using a variety of feedback tools through Google Classroom/Docs including comment banks, originality reports, document history, private comments, comments and facilitating peer reading/responses.

Link to Agenda
Link to Slide Deck

Speakers
avatar for Ayla Olson

Ayla Olson

Instructional Coach, IMESD


Tuesday July 19, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm PDT
Pendleton IMESD 2002 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801
 
Wednesday, July 20
 

10:00am PDT

The Organized Teacher
Morning Session: Google - Is your inbox out of control? Can’t find documents in your Google Drive? Have hundreds of internet websites bookmarked but can’t find them? Then this session is for you! We will tackle the use of labels and filters in Gmail; organize your Drive, and look at the tools available in the Chrome web browser to keep you working efficiently. We will also briefly review settings for Google Classroom to control emails.

Afternoon Session: OneNote- OneNote is a free online tool from Microsoft that provides a digital notebook accessible from any device. This session will focus on two areas: notebooks for teachers (use for planning, meeting notes, curriculum, etc- all in ONE place) and the use and creation of Class Notebooks. Class Notebook has a personal workspace for every student (that the teacher can access), a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for working in groups and teams.

Link to Slide Deck
Link to Agenda

Speakers
avatar for Ayla Olson

Ayla Olson

Instructional Coach, IMESD


Wednesday July 20, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm PDT
NEW La Grande IMESD 16044 27th St, La Grande, OR
  K-12
  • Host Organization IMESD
 
Thursday, July 21
 

10:00am PDT

The Organized Teacher
Morning Session: Google - Is your inbox out of control? Can’t find documents in your Google Drive? Have hundreds of internet websites bookmarked but can’t find them? Then this session is for you! We will tackle the use of labels and filters in Gmail; organize your Drive, and look at the tools available in the Chrome web browser to keep you working efficiently. We will also briefly review settings for Google Classroom to control emails.

Afternoon Session: OneNote- OneNote is a free online tool from Microsoft that provides a digital notebook accessible from any device. This session will focus on two areas: notebooks for teachers (use for planning, meeting notes, curriculum, etc- all in ONE place) and the use and creation of Class Notebooks. Class Notebook has a personal workspace for every student (that the teacher can access), a content library for handouts, and a collaboration space for working in groups and teams.

Link to slide deck
Link to agenda

Speakers
avatar for Ayla Olson

Ayla Olson

Instructional Coach, IMESD


Thursday July 21, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm PDT
Pendleton IMESD 2002 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801
  K-12
  • Host Organization IMESD
 
Tuesday, July 26
 

10:00am PDT

Tech Tools (Canva & Flipgrid)
Morning Session: Canva Canva is a design and creation program accessible online. The teacher education account is FREE and lets you create classes of students and gives you access the pro features. Students and teachers can create vIdeos, presentations, posters, one-pagers, infographics, and other graphics. This tool is easy to learn/use and has applications in all content areas.

Afternoon Session: Flipgrid Flipgrid is a free, video discussion app that provides a safe and accessible space for students of all ages to connect and be creative. This tool can be used for classroom discussions, reading fluency checks, presenting or sharing ideas on books, science, or history topics, recording the practice of an instrument, or showing an art demonstration. Usable for all grade levels and content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Ayla Olson

Ayla Olson

Instructional Coach, IMESD


Tuesday July 26, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm PDT
Pendleton IMESD 2002 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801
  K-12
  • Host Organization IMESD
 
Wednesday, July 27
 

10:00am PDT

Using Google Classroom Effectively
Morning Session: Differentiation & Supports Learn to leverage Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Google Slides to modify or accommodate individual or group assignments and explore extensions that provide support to students. We will also look at developing and using templates in Google Classroom.

Afternoon Session: Assignment Feedback Digital tools make providing feedback to students easier than ever. Explore, set-up, and practice using a variety of feedback tools through Google Classroom/Docs including comment banks, originality reports, document history, private comments, comments and facilitating peer reading/responses.

Agenda
Slide-Deck

Speakers
avatar for Ayla Olson

Ayla Olson

Instructional Coach, IMESD


Wednesday July 27, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm PDT
NEW La Grande IMESD 16044 27th St, La Grande, OR
 
Thursday, July 28
 

9:00am PDT

Writers Workshop in Action
Curious about Writer's Workshop? Want to learn how to integrate writing and video creation? Traditionally, the workshop method is very open-ended; this particular project is more guided as it begins to introduce choice, mentor texts, revision, and developing a published piece.

This unit is one I use to introduce the Writer's Workshop and get to know my students in a creative and personal way. I usually spend about two weeks with my middle school students on this project at the beginning of the year.

This shortened PD session will give you hands-on practice using the free program AdobeSpark. You will be provided with a lesson plan and actionable ways to scale this up (for 9-12 graders) or down (for 4-5 graders). Learn the program, get a lesson plan, and spend the day writing and creating together.

Speakers
avatar for Ayla Olson

Ayla Olson

Instructional Coach, IMESD


Thursday July 28, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Pendleton IMESD 2002 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801
  4-12 Teachers
  • Host Organization IMESD

1:00pm PDT

Communication & Engagement
Parent communication is important and often time consuming. This workshop will help you streamline your communication by developing mailing lists and templates using a variety of Google tools including G-mail, Slides or Docs, and Google Forms.

Synergy has several tools to make communication with parents easier and quicker- we will briefly explore the use of the Communications and Progress Report tools.

Speakers
avatar for Ayla Olson

Ayla Olson

Instructional Coach, IMESD


Thursday July 28, 2022 1:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Pendleton IMESD 2002 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801
  Secondary
  • Host Organization IMESD
 
Tuesday, August 2
 

10:00am PDT

Tech Tools (Canva & Flipgrid)
Morning Session: Canva Canva is a design and creation program accessible online. The teacher education account is FREE and lets you create classes of students and gives you access the pro features. Students and teachers can create vIdeos, presentations, posters, one-pagers, infographics, and other graphics. This tool is easy to learn/use and has applications in all content areas.

Afternoon Session: Flipgrid Flipgrid is a free, video discussion app that provides a safe and accessible space for students of all ages to connect and be creative. This tool can be used for classroom discussions, reading fluency checks, presenting or sharing ideas on books, science, or history topics, recording the practice of an instrument, or showing an art demonstration. Usable for all grade levels and content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Ayla Olson

Ayla Olson

Instructional Coach, IMESD


Tuesday August 2, 2022 10:00am - 3:00pm PDT
NEW La Grande IMESD 16044 27th St, La Grande, OR
  K-12
  • Host Organization IMESD
 
Friday, August 5
 

8:30am PDT

Sheltered Instruction for Diverse Learners
Sheltered Instruction Strategies will guide participants through the 8 components of the SIOP model and most of the 30 features. The training will support content teachers for sheltering instruction for English Learners and engaging ALL learners.

Speakers
AH

Ashley Harsin

ELD Specialist, IMESD



Friday August 5, 2022 8:30am - 3:30pm PDT
Pendleton IMESD 2002 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801
 
Tuesday, August 9
 

9:00am PDT

G.R.O.W- Beginning Teacher Workshop- 7-12
Beginning teachers needing to kick start or reflect on their first years of teaching-this is for you! This workshop is developed by the IMESD instructional coaches to help you GROW- set GOALS for your year, REVIEW your classroom management plan, ORGANIZE your classroom space and WORKSHOP and collaborate with other beginning teachers in your process.

Speakers
avatar for Ayla Olson

Ayla Olson

Instructional Coach, IMESD
JT

Jennifer Teeter

Instructional Coach, IMESD
avatar for Beth Naughton

Beth Naughton

Instructional Coach, IMESD
MM

McKennon McDonald

REN Coordinator, InterMountain ESD


Tuesday August 9, 2022 9:00am - 3:00pm PDT
NEW La Grande IMESD 16044 27th St, La Grande, OR
  Secondary
  • Host Organization IMESD
 
Thursday, August 11
 

9:00am PDT

G.R.O.W- Beginning Teacher Workshop- K-6
Beginning teachers needing to kick start or reflect on their first years of teaching-this is for you! This workshop is developed by the IMESD instructional coaches to help you GROW- set GOALS for your year, REVIEW your classroom management plan, ORGANIZE your classroom space and WORKSHOP and collobarate with other beginning teachers in your process.

Speakers
avatar for Ayla Olson

Ayla Olson

Instructional Coach, IMESD
JT

Jennifer Teeter

Instructional Coach, IMESD
avatar for Beth Naughton

Beth Naughton

Instructional Coach, IMESD
MM

McKennon McDonald

REN Coordinator, InterMountain ESD


Thursday August 11, 2022 9:00am - 3:00pm PDT
Pendleton IMESD Bulding 2001 SW Nye Ave, Pendleton, OR 97801
  Elementary, Grades K-6
  • Host Organization IMESD

2:30pm PDT

Work Based Learning in Your Program of Study
For CTE teachers and administrators. Learn the fundamental definitions of Work Based Learning and how it ties to Carl Perkins and your state approved program of study. Bring your course(s) scope and sequence.

Speakers
PL

Patty Lindsey

CTE Career Connection Coordinator, IMESD


Thursday August 11, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
Zoom
  CTE
  • Host Organization IMESD
 
Monday, August 22
 

8:00am PDT

K-5 Foundations Writing Workshop!
Launch your writing class with determination, organization and enthusiasm!
Session topics will include:
● Yearlong Planning-Start with the Calendar
● Common Terminology across grade levels
● Different Products, Different Structures
● What is a Mini-Lesson and how do I teach one?
● Making a Roadmap for Instruction
● Creating a Community of writers
● Writing is a skill-teaching stamina, originality and enthusiasm
● Writing Process made easier
● Writing about Reading and Taking Neat Notes
● Launching Writers Workshop and Launching Units

Speakers


Monday August 22, 2022 8:00am - 3:30pm PDT
Pendleton IMESD 2002 SW Nye Avenue, Pendleton, OR 97801
 


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