Instructional Coaching guides Continued Learning
ESD’s Central Oregon Regional Program (CORP) staff participates in coaching training in an effort to enhance their skills in working with school teams. They are learning ways to blend their consultation skills with coaching skills to increase the implementation of effective strategies/interventions for students. They meet with an Instructional Coach who guides their continued learning. The next step in the process is to partner with a colleague, shadow each other in the field, and then dialogue for the purpose of gaining insight into practices. In addition, a coaching leadership cohort was formed this year, for the purpose of supporting staff in the development of coaching skills and to continue to nurture conversations regarding professional practice.
PBIS Conference Registration Now Open
The High Desert ESD is proud to announce the 7th Annual Central Oregon PBIS Conference, Monday, April 11th, 2016.
Each member of a crew team brings a specific strength, and together they slip into a sweet spot called the “swing.” In this swing, the boat powers through the water with efficient, effective grace.
When we as educators come together, bringing our unique skills, we too can find a swing that empowers and supports students to maximize their purpose and potential.
This conference invites you to rally your team together, each finding your respective seat on the boat.
Register now for PBIS: http://pbisconference.org/
Working Together to Improve Student Outcomes in Central Oregon
Last night, more than seventy representatives of K-12 school districts and education service districts across Central Oregon met with local legislators to discuss priority topics regarding education. High Desert Education Service District hosted the Central Oregon K-12 Legislative Forum, Wednesday, January 20th. In attendance were Senator Tim Knopp, Senator Ted Ferrioli, Representative Mike McLane, Representative Gene Whisnant, Representative Knute Buehler, and Representative John Huffman. Topics of discussion included Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education and K-12 Special Education, PERS Reform, Career Technical Education and High School Fifth-year programs. At the meeting, Legislators and attendees heard and responded to presentations from local school board members and educators. Participants were pleased to take part in the forum with the common interest of improving student outcomes in Central Oregon.
There is Always Something that Works
Thank you HDESD Board of Directors for putting children first!
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 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