Math in Real Life Bridges Classrooms and Industry in Central Oregon
High Desert Educational Service District (High Desert ESD) recently announced a new educational program called Math in Real Life. The grant-funded program is focused on professional development for middle and high school educators in Central Oregon. A four-day camp, held in Redmond, hosted approximately 20 educators and 12 Central Oregon industry leaders who will provide real life examples to help educators bridge the gap between classroom and real life applications of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Math in Real Life was lead by international math and science teacher, Linda Adams, who designed the program’s curriculum to help teachers write real life lessons that will engage students to reason, problem solve, explore and connect with what’s going on with industry and how math and science are applied in everyday life. “Having spent many years in the classroom in the U.S and abroad, I’ve learned the importance in providing students with real life applications in regards to math and science, problem solving, risk taking and ultimately innovation, said Linda Adams, Math in Real Life coordinator.”
This fall, educators who participated in Math in Real Life, will begin to apply their math and science lesson plans in the classroom hopefully igniting further interest from Central Oregon teachers and students in the vast opportunities that connect math and science to their everyday world.
Thank you Kemple Dental Clinic!
Kemple Memorial Children’s Dental Clinic continued its annual tradition of providing free dental screening and sealant applications Title I-C summer schools. On August 11 they came to the Migrant K-5 Summer School at Vern Patrick Elementary in Redmond and provided this very valuable preventative dental service to around 50 migrant students. Next week they hope to serve 200 more students in Madras. Thanks Kemple!
Summer Internship Opportunities in Teaching
Teach Central Oregon is excited to partner with summer learning opportunities like, Elk Meadow’s Brain Camp. Brain Camp has welcomed five summer interns from the Teach Central Oregon project to work as classroom assistants from August 1-18th. The five interns earn a stipend and are enrolled in a 1-credit course at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) as part of their summer experience. Adriana, Yannely, Noemi, and Melissa are high school students at Bend Senior High School and Mountain View High School and Liz will be a second-year student at COCC in the fall. All five interns are interested in exploring career opportunities in teaching.
Teach Central Oregon has partnered this summer with the Kiwanis Summer Reading Program, Redmond School District’s Extended School Year and Camp 9 programs, and the Jefferson County 509-J School District’s Acceleration Camps to offer a total of 25 students summer internship opportunities in teaching!
Pictured here is Yannely Nonato. She will be a senior this year at Bend High School.
What happened when 40 kids visited the High Desert ESD last week?
The Early Learner's Group provides a social setting for children to learn
Assisting New Families get a Healthy Start
Come join our team!
High Desert Education Service District is recruiting new team members! Come join us as we continue to improve student outcomes with Excellence, Equity and Efficiency. We are now hiring:
- Programmer Analyst
- STEM Pathways Project Lead and Educator Coordinator
- Enterprise Network Engineer
- Alternative Learning Options Coordinator
- Speech Language Pathologist
- Educational Assistant
What is the High Desert Education Service District?
HDESD is a publicly-funded agency that partners with local school districts to provide high-quality, cost-effective and locally responsive education services at a regional level. These services range from business, legal, and administrative support to school improvement efforts and special education programs.
HDESD does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran or military status, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to all designated youth groups. For questions or complaints, please contact the Human Resource Director, the district’s Title IX Coordinator at 541.693.5600, or ODE’s Equity and Civil Rights Office. Discrimination Complaint/Grievance Procedure
What types of services do we provide?
Services for Children with Special NeedsWe partner with local school districts to provide services to families and students who are at risk or have special educational needs.
School Improvement ServicesWe provide consultation, on-site and regional professional development, consortiums, grant projects, and student programs.
Administrative ServicesWe support business, administrative and operational functions for HDESD and partner school districts. Other services are also available to support home and alternative learning.
Information ServicesWe offer a wide range of information technology and instructional support services to both HDESD and school district staff.
Our Central Oregon School District Partners
- Jefferson County 509J School District
- Black Butte School District
- Culver School District
- North Central Counties School District
- Harney Education Service District
- Jefferson Education Service District
- Grant Education Service District
- Lake Education Service District
- Southern Oregon Education Service District
- Umatilla/Morrow Education Service District