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In the Boise School District, you will find outstanding schools in a district on the leading edge of education. We serve 26,000 students and employ 3,900 people, of whom 1,700 are certified staff. Our purpose statement of Educating Today for a Better Tomorrow symbolizes our commitment to provide the finest education possible for every student.


The courses listed on this page are district-specific opportunities and are limited to Boise School District faculty and staff.

If you are a Boise School District faculty or staff member and would like to register for these courses, log in to the Boise School District Professional Development (BSDPD) site to enroll in the course BEFORE registering for credit through Boise State University. Firefox or Google Chrome are the optimal browsers to use.

If you are a substitute teacher, private or parochial school educator, or out-of-district educator wanting to participate in these courses, please email Susan Summers at sue.summers@boiseschools.org .

Effective Classroom Management: It's No Secret (June)

Dates: June 4 & 5, 2018
Days/Time: Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Fort Boise Training Center
Professional Development Credit: 1

Course Description: This class will assist elementary and secondary teachers in planning for student learning by examining their current planning practices using components of the Boise Instructional Model (BIM). Time will be spent developing a long range plan, as well as determining where to incorporate high yield strategies based on the teachers’ curriculum and the CCSS.

For more information and to enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.
AFTER you enroll, register for credit by clicking the REGISTER for credit button.

Planning for Learning: Applying the High Yield Strategies(June)

Dates: June 4-12, 2018
Days/Time: Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Fort Boise Training Center
Professional Development Credit: 1

Course Description: This course will assist elementary and secondary teachers in planning for student learning by examining their current planning practices using components of the Boise Instructional Model (BIM). Time will be spent developing a long range plan, as well as determining where to incorporate high yield

For more information and to enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.
AFTER you enroll, register for credit by clicking the REGISTER for credit button.

Virtual Connections in the Classroom (June)

Dates: June 4-6, 2018
Days/Time: Wednesday March 7, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Fort Boise
Professional Development Credit: varied

Course Description: Are you ready to take your students on field trips without ever leaving your classroom? Virtual field trips enhance student background knowledge, increase engagement, and allow for deeper understanding. After taking this course, you will know how to access different types of virtual field trips, figure out which field trips work best for your students, and design engaging lessons that integrate the virtual field trips that you choose. Teachers will explore how their students can become connected with the world using virtual field trips. Educators will learn about the many field trips available virtually and how to use the technology associated with the different types of distant learning. By the end of this course, educators will be able to create a lesson or unit with virtual field trip integration.

For more information and to enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.

Modeling the Four Operations of Math (K - 8) (June)

Dates: June 11-14, 2018
Days/Time: Monday- Friday 8:30am- 4:00pm
Location: Fort Boise Training Center
Professional Development Credit: 2

Course Description: This course includes studying early numeracy, whole number operations, conceptual understanding of fractions and decimals, operations with fractions and decimals. In each of the operations, the modeled lessons are developed from enactive, to iconic, to symbolic. Multiple strategies for differentiating instruction within each operation.

For more information and to enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.
AFTER you enroll, register for credit by clicking the REGISTER for credit button.

Literature Circles Make & Take (June)

Dates: June 4-5, 2018
Days/Time: Monday and Tuesday
Location: Fort Boise Training Center
Professional Development Credit: 1

Course Description: This course is designed for all K-12 teachers who are interested in designing and implementing Literature Circles into their classrooms. By the end of Day 2 of the course, teachers will have designed a unit of study for their classrooms, detailing the implementation of literature circles, and using a set of novels of their choice.

For more information and to enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.
AFTER you enroll, register for credit by clicking the REGISTER for credit button.


First Aid / CPR for the Classroom Teacher (June)

Dates: June 5 & 6, 2017
Days/Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
Location: Boise High School, Room 207
Professional Development Credit: 1

Course Description: This course includes a core program of respiratory emergencies, including CPR techniques for an infant, child, and adult, and a multi-media presentation of related first aid materials. Classroom instructors will learn about the American Heart Association First Aid and Heart Saver CPR Guidelines to be used in the classroom in the event of an emergency. Bring a sack dinner to each session.

For more information and to enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.
AFTER you enroll, register for credit by clicking the REGISTER for credit button.


Contact Us For More Information About K-12 Teacher Professional Development

K-12 Professional Development Program Coordinator
Boise State University Extended Studies
Email: k12professionaldevelopment@boisestate.edu
Phone: (208) 426-3713
Address: 2950 Magic View Dr., Ste. 188, Meridian, ID 83642

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