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Weekly schedule of ESD 105 ONLINE professional development classes

ESD 105 Class Extra: Online (logo) While our facilities are closed, ESD 105 is offering up several online professional development workshops that are being made available via the Zoom or Canvas platforms.  

A few of the online offerings have also been recorded for viewing at your own convenience.  (See the list of recorded workshops here.)

Clock hours are available for some events, at $3 per clock hour (with a minimum fee of $5).  Single hour activities are also now eligible for a clock hour, following a recent change by the Professional Educators Standards Board.  See details about available clock hours in the registration link at the end of some of the events listed below.

Sessions coming in the next few days are listed in the "Upcoming Events" column on our homepage and are promoted through regular updates on the ESD 105 Facebook site.  Notices are regularly e-mailed to school staff members in our region every other Wednesday afternoons with details on what's being offered during the upcoming weeks. 

Online trainings for the week of Nov. 2-6:  

Tuesday, Nov. 3:

The Paraeducator: Teaming Together to Create Success
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  —  This training from Sharon Loudon will show paraeducators how to assist students on the autism spectrum disorder by providing strategies that can be used to increase student success within either a special education or general education setting.  A special focus will be on teaching the value of visual supports to help students understand what they are doing and what they will be doing next.  
For:  Paraeducators
Fee:  None for staff from ESD 105 Autism Co-op schools; $50 all others
Click here for details and registration.  (1.5 clock hours available)

Behavioral Health Specialists Professional Development
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  —  Mary-Virginia Maxwell oversees this ongoing series filled with updates, direct support tools, curriculum programs, and connections with behavioral health resources available in Yakima County and beyond. 
For:  Behavioral health specialists
Fee:  None for staff from ESD 105 Behavioral Co-op schools; $10 per session all others
Click here for details and registration.  (Clock hours available)

Wednesday, Nov. 4:

Right Response Advanced Certification
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  —  Katy Mattern hosts this workshop for school staff members and others who support individuals who have behavioral and aggression challenges.  Attendees will learn proactive strategies to manage an individual's environment, how provide positive behavior support, make use of the cycle of risk management and response, and techniques for prevention and de-escalation.    
For:  Special education teams, teachers, paraeducators, counselors, and family advocates
Fee:  $45
Click here for details and registration.

2 SESSIONS AVAILABLE:  7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  —  This is a statewide training being offered by the Wenatchee-based North Central ESD in partnership with Washington's other ESD regions.  For more information, contact Brooke Thomsen at 509-667-3635 or Orlando Cerrillo at 509-454-3108.   
For:  School staff members
Fee:  None
Click here for the Zoom link.  If you receive indication that you need a password, please e-mail

Google Slides Overview
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  —  Darcie Jamieson instructs this look into the key tips on using Google Slides for virtual delivery of content and collaborative documents.    
For:  School staff members
Fee:  $25
Click here for details and registration.  (1 clock hour available.)

Thursday, Nov. 5:

Student Records: Special Education - Splitting an IEP
2 sessions offered:  Syward Student Management System at 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.; Qmlativ at 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ends at 5 p.m. on Dec. 1)
  — For those who are new to Skyward or need a refresher, Bobbette Ewing, Kim Clark, and Jennifer Schwebach offer this guide on how to split an IEP in the Special Education module.   
For:  Special education secretaries, directors, and other school personnel who use the Skyward SMS or Qmlativ software systems
Fee:  None
Click here for details & registration for Skyward SMS session at 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Click here for details & registration for Qmlativ session at 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Science:  Climate Change & Human Health
3-PART SERIES:  NOV. 5, NOV. 12, and DEC. 1
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (ends at 5 p.m. on Dec. 1)
  —  Luke Matlack instructs this look at the impacts of changing climate and human health.  Participants will analyze and interpret recent climate change data, model the relationship between global climate change and local environmental and social impacts, and explore possible solutions to environmental challenges that students can explore at home or in school.   
For:  6th-12th grade teachers of science
Fee:  None
Click here for details and registration.  (7 clock hours available.)

Online trainings for the week of Nov. 9-13:  

Tuesday, Nov. 10:

Virtual Paleontology, Geology & Archaeology Teacher Camp 
NEW DATES FOR 4-PART SERIES: NOV. 10, 17, 27 and DEC. 1
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  —  Mark Cheney is your guide in helping understand the archaeological, paleontological, and geological history of our region, and how the methods used at the Wenas Creek Dig Site can be utilized to bring earth science and STEM education into the classroom.    
For:  Teachers of science
Fee:  $150
Click here for details and registration.  (15 clock hours available.)

Preschool Special Education Professional Learning Community
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.  —  Kathy Lenihan hosts these monthly meetings that focus on high leverage practices for special education and collaboration on classroom strategies.    
For:  Preschool and special ed staff in the ESD 105 service area
Fee:  None
Click here for details and registration.  (Clock hours available.)

Plus, this combined Canvas & Zoom offering: 

Science Leadership Network: Renewable Energy - Solar 
Zoom portion on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 4:00-7:00 p.m.; 3-hour Canvas component should be started prior to the Zoom session
With Luke Matlack, explore the role of renewable energy in eastern Washington and learn about the solutions-oriented learning storyline format, which includes local anchoring phenomena, culturally responsive practices, and the Next Generation Scienc Standards' three-dimensional student growth measures.  (Canvas details will be provided upon registration.)    
For:  6th-12th grade teachers of science
Fee:  None
Click here for details and registration.  (6 STEM clock hours available.)