Essential Skills in the Smarter Balanced Era
Bryan Toller, Mathematics Assessment Specialist from Oregon Department of Education, presented the Essential Skills requirement and the procedures for work sample administration to central Oregon teachers. Emphasis was placed on how teachers can structure activities during regular classroom instruction to promote student confidence and success. The training also provided participants with an in-depth training and calibration to the Official Mathematics Scoring Guide including scoring student work samples to meet the Essential Skills requirement.
A visit from Greywolf
During their unit on forest animals, Larson Learning Center/Footsteps Preschool children enjoyed a visit from Greywolf. The children were excited to hug and cuddle with her.
Larson Learning Center/Footsteps Preschool is an Early Childhood Special Education program located in Crook County.
Searching for the Great Pumpkin
Children from the Early Childhood Special Education class in Redmond took advantage of a beautiful day in search for the great pumpkin. This youngster took his time before finding the right one. Thank You Central Oregon Pumpkin Patch for providing a great experience for the children.
A Learning Experience in the Forest
Visually Impaired students from Redmond, Crook County, and Bend La Pine Schools schools got the opportunity to get up close and personal with various wild life at Skyliner Lodge in Bend. The Audubon Society was there to share their knowledge on various birds and the sounds they make. Did you know that the Meadowlark is Oregon’s state bird? Forest Service biologist were also present to share and show information on bobcats, bears, and eagles. Students got to touch various animal skulls, feathers of large prey as well as their talons. A great day for learning in the outdoors!
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.
What types of services do we provide?
Services for Children with Special Needs
We partner with local school districts to provide services to families and students who are at risk or have special educational needs.
School Improvement Services
We provide consultation, on-site and regional professional development, consortiums, grant projects, and student programs.
We support business, administrative and operational functions for HDESD and partner school districts. Other services are also available to support home and alternative learning.
We 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