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  • Healing Discipline: Finding Joy in Working with Challenging Students-March

    Dates: March 26 & 27, 2018
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Marriott: SpringHill Suites | 424 East Park Center Blvd | Boise, Idaho 83706
    Professional Development Credit: 1

    Course Description: This two-day seminar is based on 33 years of combined experience working with children with challenging behaviors and finding success using research-based strategies. This seminar provides educators with a better understanding of children who have suffered from disruptive attachment and trauma which are often the root cause of inappropriate and/or out of control behavior in the classroom. In a fun and interactive way, participants will learn that an emotionally healing environment is establishing healthy boundaries as well as building healthy relationships with their students. As the educator develops the skills and confidence in working with challenging students they will feel more joy and success in their job. This leads to a deeper connection between the educator and the student thus enhancing emotional and academic growth. Although the seminar is geared towards educators, mental health professionals and parents will also benefit.

    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.

    Healing Discipline: Finding Joy in Working with Challenging Students-June

    Dates: June 21 & 22, 2018
    Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Location: Marriott: SpringHill Suites | 424 East Park Center Blvd | Boise, Idaho 83706
    Professional Development Credit: 1

    Course Description: This two-day seminar is based on 33 years of combined experience working with children with challenging behaviors and finding success using research-based strategies. This seminar provides educators with a better understanding of children who have suffered from disruptive attachment and trauma which are often the root cause of inappropriate and/or out of control behavior in the classroom. In a fun and interactive way, participants will learn that an emotionally healing environment is establishing healthy boundaries as well as building healthy relationships with their students. As the educator develops the skills and confidence in working with challenging students they will feel more joy and success in their job. This leads to a deeper connection between the educator and the student thus enhancing emotional and academic growth. Although the seminar is geared towards educators, mental health professionals and parents will also benefit.

    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.

    PLT: Focus on Early Childhood

    Dates: March 16-17, 2018
    Time: 3/16/18: 4:30-8:30 pm. 3/17/18: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. 4 hours of independent work
    Location: Idaho Botanical Garden, 2355 N Old Penitentiary Road, Boise ID 83712
    Professional Development Credit: 1

    Course Description: Project Learning Tree (PLT) is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators. Class participants will experience activities designed to help them explore nature with early learners—ages 3-6. They will leave this class with the PLT guide: “Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood” and accompanying music CD, plus a wealth of experiences and materials to use the next week.

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    Project Learning Tree: Engaging Elementary (April)

    Dates: April 6-7, 2018
    Time: 4/6/18- 4:30-8 pm, 4/7/18 – 8:30 am – 4 pm. 4 hours of outside work.
    Location: Boise ID
    Professional Development Credit: 1

    Course Description: Project Learning Tree is an award-winning environmental education program designed for teachers and other educators working with students in preK through Grade 12. In this course, elementary teachers learn to use the extensive PLT Activity Guide, and incorporate PLT activities into their curriculum.

    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.


    Out of the Rock - Treasure Valley -June

    Dates & Time: June 7, Wednesday 9AM – 4PM June 8, Thursday 9AM – 4PM
    Location: Eagle Middle School, 1000 W. Floating Feather Rd., Eagle, Idaho
    Professional Development Credit: 1

    Course Description: Participants will focus on implementing Earth Science, Social Studies, Geography and Idaho History into their curriculum during this intensive and engaging 2-day class. Workshop activities include hands-on activities, expert guests providing gold panning instruction and a Make-n-Take Rock and Mineral Kit. Participants will receive and utilize Out of the Rock materials including a Teacher’s Guide and CD, posters, DVDs and a Rock Music CD.

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    WILD About Fishing(April)

    Dates: April 13-14, 2018
    Time: Friday 4 – 9 pm; Saturday 7:30 am – 5 pm
    Location: IDFG, 324 S 417 E, Jerome, ID 83338
    Professional Development Credit: 1

    Course Description: WILD about Fishing is a course designed for teachers to learn to share fish and fishing in their curriculums. Fishing is a lifetime sport and so many students are not learning about. We have worked to compile activities that can be integrated into regular curriculums. Teachers will take part in classroom instruction to provide basics of fish habitats, water quality, fish biology, and how to fish. on the second day of the workshop, teachers will take part in a Fishing Festival to share with students in a unique setting. Teachers will be offered the opportunity to check out the festival trunks to have their own students put on a fishing festival of their own, to spread the good word! We have found in a similar program with birds, that this format benefits both the students who are acting as teachers and the participants who learn from the older students. Teachers will also go fishing on the second day of the workshop, where they will learn the basics of fishing, even up to cooking the catch!

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    WILD About Salmon (July)

    Dates: July 12 – 13, 2018
    Time: Thursday, noon – 7:30 pm & Friday 7:00 am – 3:30 pm
    Location: IDFG, 600 S Walnut, Boise, ID 83712
    Professional Development Credit: 1

    Course Description: Project WILD is an interdisciplinary conservation and environmental education program that emphasizes wildlife. WILD about Salmon is an advanced workshop offered by Idaho Dept. of Fish and Game designed to give teachers an insight to salmon in Idaho. Participants, mostly K – 12 educators, get a hands on approach to learning. Activities to use in the classroom will be shared with them. Teachers in the Tributary will allow them to take a look at diversity of animals in the Boise River. The second day of the workshop participants will travel to a fish trap on the South Fork of the Salmon River (near Stolle Meadows) to handle live salmon.

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    The Natural History of the City of Rocks National Reserve (July)

    Dates/Times: July 9 to July 10
    Time:
    Monday and Tues., 8 am to 4 pm
    Location: City of Rocks National Reserve
    Professional Development Credits: 1

    Description: City of Rocks National Reserve and nearby Castle Rocks State Park encompass 16,000 acres of dramatic scenery, featuring granite spires and monoliths. Summer is the perfect time to immerse oneself in the natural history of the “City”. Its ecology is more akin to Basin and Range than Idaho’s Snake River Plain. The state’s largest pinyon pine forest is here on the slopes of the Albion Mountains, as well as many plant and wildlife species found nowhere else in Idaho. Instructors will lead participants on two days of field study focused on geology that reaches back 2.5 billion years, mile-high botany, and riparian forest ornithology. The instruction is less intimidating than the terrain. Be prepared to walk 1-2 miles each day, in elevations over 7,500 feet. Participants will also come away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the nearly one-quarter of a million emigrants that journeyed through the City of Rocks between 1843 and 1882.

    For more information or to register, please send an email of interest to Christine Gertschen – cgertschen@cox.net 


    Bruneau Dunes State Park Natural History & Bruneau Observatory (July)

    Dates/Times: July 12-13 18
    Time: 
    Thurs./Fri. 8 am to 5 pm
    Location: Bruneau Dunes State Park
    Professional Development Credits: 1

    Description: Bruneau Dunes State Park has many opportunities for outdoor classroom and school field trips. This workshop will focus on school group activities available to teachers. The Park boasts the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America with a peak rising 470 feet above the surrounding desert floor. We will explore the geology, fisheries, flora and fauna of the Park, the endangered Tiger Beetle and birds of the Park. We’ll have presentations on astronomy, the solar eclipse, a tour of the observatory, and telescope viewing of the dark night sky.

    For more information or to register, please send an email of interest to Christine Gertschen – cgertschen@cox.net 


    Teens and Substance Abuse...What Every Parent, Educator, and Health Professional Must Know

    Dates: February 27th – March 20, 2018
    Time: Tuesdays 5-8pm, February 27, March 6, 13 & 20, 2018
    Location: West Ada School District- Salmon Room, 1303 East Central Drive, Meridian, ID
    Professional Development Credit: 1

    Course Description: The course will explore local and national substance abuse trends and the impact on communities. Topics include updates on the impact of marijuana legalization, youth drug citations from start to finish and available prevention resources in Idaho and beyond. Presenters include local and national experts, substance abuse professionals and law enforcement.

    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.


    Mathematical Thinking for Instruction

    Dates/Times: Various
    Location: Various
    Professional Development Credits: 3

    Description: As part of the Idaho Math Initiative, the Idaho State Department of Education has partnered with the Initiative for Developing Mathematical Thinking at Boise State to offer the Mathematical Thinking for Instruction class.

    For more information and to enroll, visit Mathematical Thinking for Instruction Registration Form page.

    Refresh, Renew, Restart Your World Language Classroom

    Dates: August 6th – August 7, 2018
    Time: Monday and Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Location: Ron and Linda Yanke Research Park, Room 510, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd., Boise
    Professional Development Credit: 1

    Course Description: This professional development course is for World Language instructors. Workshop attendees will become more familiar/oriented with the updated state standards and create a myriad of practical activities and assessments that can be integrated immediately for the 2018-2019 school year. The workshop is hands-on and attendees should expect to work on and complete the deliverables stated below.
    Topics Include:

    • Idaho State Standards and ACTFL toolkit
    • Make grammar activities fun, engaging, and learner-centered
    • Integrate culture into vocabulary and grammar with comprehensible input and output activities
    • Free, web-based technologies that are amenable to grades 6-12 to

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    BAM-Integrating Art in the Classroom: 2-D Techniques(Summer)

    Dates: July 9-13, 2018
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
    Location: Boise Art Museum
    Professional Development Credit: 2

    Course Description: Learn to actively engage students with works of art! This class focuses on integrating art into the required classroom curricula through participation in innovative activities that combine classroom subjects with the creation of 2-D artwork – paintings, prints, collages, drawings, and works on paper.
    Cost: $80 (includes supplies and lunch)

    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.


    BAM-Integrating Art in the Classroom: 3-D Processes(Summer)

    Dates: July 23-27, 2018
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
    Location: Boise Art Museum
    Professional Development Credit: 2

    Course Description: Learn to develop visual art projects that focus on thinking three-dimensionally! This class focuses on integrating art into the required classroom curricula through participation in innovative activities that combine classroom subjects with the creation of 3-D artwork – sculptures, reliefs, ceramics, and found-object collages.
    Cost: $80 (includes supplies and lunch)

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    BAM-Art and Science, STEAM in the Classroom (Summer)

    Dates: July 30-31, 2018
    Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
    Location: Boise Art Museum
    Professional Development Credit: 1

    Course Description: Learn to connect visual art projects to your STEM curriculum! This workshop focuses on exploring a variety of media and hands-on activities related to science and visual art, using observation skills, problem-solving, and art-making techniques to go from STEM to STEAM.
    Cost: $60 (includes supplies and lunch)

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  • Idaho Comprehensive Literacy Course (May)

    Dates/Times: May 27 – June 30, 2018
    Location: Online
    Professional Development Credits: 3
    Cost: $350 for the course + $180 for credit.

    Description: This course is designed to meet the intent of Idaho Code § 33-1207A and will provide practical application of the Literacy Standards and Idaho’s Comprehensive Literacy Plan. Educators will identify best practices in instruction and assessment of reading. Current research in brain-compatible teaching/learning and learning theories as applied to reading will be examined. Participants will learn how language is acquired, develop lessons in explicit and embedded phonics and phonemic awareness. They will also develop lessons in comprehension and vocabulary development. In addition, practicing educators will identify correlations between district adopted texts and the Comprehensive Literacy Plan. Web-sites relevant to literacy-development and the implications of technology will be explored.

    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.


    From Ideas to Action

    Dates/Times: June 13 – July 22, 2018
    Location: Online
    Professional Development Credits: 1
    Cost: $399 for the course + $60 for credit.

    Description: From Ideas to Action is a deep dive into the design thinking skills of ideation, prototyping, and iteration. This 5-week course will teach you how to frame your ideas as experiments and bring others in on your vision of the future. Use experimentation to learn from failure and move from incremental to radical innovation.

    Join the course and collaborate with a global community of learners from diverse industries to push your learning, share and receive feedback and resources, and develop long-term connections.

    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.


    Supervision and Evaluation using the Idaho Framework for Teacher Evaluations

    Dates/Times: May 7 – August 3, 2018
    Location: Online
    Professional Development Credits: 3
    Cost: $330

    Description:  This course will focus on the critical role of effective instructional supervision and evaluation in Idaho. Uses a variety of interactive exercises to assist in the development of practical skills for supervision and evaluation, as well as examine current issues and best practices. Participants will develop competency in Idaho’s Framework for Teacher Evaluations.
    Supervision and evaluation strategies, skills, and techniques, as well as requirements under Idaho laws, rules, and policies, will be explored. Course meets re-certification requirements under Idaho Code. There is a 1,2 or 3 credit option. They all will be enrolled in the same course.

    Content for the course will be in the Blackboard system.  You MUST use and check your Boise State email for information regarding this class after registration. If you need assistance to get your username and student ID to access your myboisestate account please contact our customer support team at (208) 426-1709.



    How to Improve Parent-Teacher Communication

    Dates/Times: May 7 – August 3, 2018/Times are at your convenience
    Location: Online
    Professional Development Credits: 2
    Cost: $220

    Description: This course will address an ongoing question that many educators voice every year – How do I increase communication with my students’ parents? Every teacher can relate to spending their prep periods, lunch periods and time after the school day trying to get in touch with a parent. The frustration that can build up can leave educators feeling helpless. This course will introduce participants to a couple of highly effective methods for increasing parent contact.

    To enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.


    Using Project Based Learning to Meet the CCSUsing Project Based Learning to Meet the CCS

    Dates/Times: May 7 – August 3, 2018/Times are at your convenience
    Location: Online
    Professional Development Credits: 3
    Cost: $330

    Description: As we prepare the 21st Century Students for the 21st Century workforce, we need to arm them with the ability to problem solve and think critically. Project Based Learning is one method for improving critical thinking skills in our students. PBL prepares students for the problem-solving activities the 21st Century workplace will demand. Teachers will focus on best practices related to PBL and how to increase critical thinking skills and performance. This course is appropriate for all K-12 teachers.


    Integrating Technology Into Your Classroom

    Dates/Times: May 7 – August 3, 2018/Times are at your convenience
    Location: Online
    Professional Development Credits: 3
    Cost: $330

    Description: This course will allow educators to build a repertoire of tools for integrating technology into the classroom. Utilizing technology in your content area is more than letting students “use computers” or going to a computer lab. This course will allow educators to explore online tools and other strategies for integrating technology into their daily lesson plans. Course participants will research and develop classroom strategies for surrounding blended learning, flipped classroom, QR Codes, instructional games, TED Talks and lesson plans, Khan Academy, instructional videos, and utilizing mobile devices in the classroom. Teachers will also explore technology options for communicating with parents.

    To enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.


    ADHD and Learning Disabilities: Classroom Interventions and Instructional Strategies

    Dates/Times: May 7 – August 3, 2018/Times are at your convenience
    Location: Online
    Professional Development Credits: 3
    Cost: $330

    Description: There is no teacher that hasn’t come across a student in their class with ADHD or a Learning Disability. This course will allow teachers to examine current research geared at helping all teachers work effectively with students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Teachers will understand the impact of ADHD on a student’s performance, the difference between male and female students with ADHD and be made aware of basic instructional strategies to implement in their classrooms.

    To enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.

    Data Driven Instruction

    Dates/Times: May 7 – August 3, 2018/Times are at your convenience
    Location: Online
    Professional Development Credits: 3
    Cost: $330

    Description: Data-driven instruction is a precise and calculated approach to improve student comprehension throughout the school year. Implementing and utilizing data to drive instruction is perceived to be an overwhelming task. This course will help educator use data analysis to improve student learning. The use of data and student learning objectives (SLOs) are at the heart of data-driven instruction. Participants will analyze data, focus on increasing rigor in the classroom, types of assessment, and the building blocks to successful data-driven instruction implementation. This course is appropriate for all K-12 educators.

    To enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.

    Approaches for Changing Student Behavior Using PBIS

    Dates/Times: May 7 – August 3, 2018/Times are at your convenience
    Location: Online
    Professional Development Credits: 3
    Cost: $330

    Description: The barriers that occur to learning cannot be single-handedly removed. Unfortunately, one such barrier occurs when behaviors are disrupting the learning community. The climate of each school community is different. Therefore, a “one size fits all” approach is not as effective as interventions based on the needs of each school. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive approach to establishing the behavioral supports and social culture and needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional and academic success. A system focused on creating school-wide, classroom and individual supports improves academic and behavioral results. This course will assist teachers in creating a support system for their classroom that will help to increase behavioral and academic results. This course is appropriate for all regular and special education teachers.

    To enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.

    Advancing ELL Family-School Relationships

    Dates/Times: May 7 – August 3, 2018/Times are at your convenience
    Location: Online
    Professional Development Credits: 3
    Cost: $330

    Description:   English Language Learners are the fastest growing group of students that today’s schools services.
    This course will assist teachers in developing strategies and skills to understand ELL students’ backgrounds and how to establish and grow strong family relationships. Teachers will develop classroom skills to use in their classrooms and improve instructional outcomes. Teachers will examine belief systems and research-based practices for serving diverse cultures and languages in the classroom. Teachers taking this course will analyze and implement methods for ensuring a positive classroom culture and climate.

    To enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.


    Differentiated Instruction for ELLs

    Dates/Times: May 7 – August 3, 2018/Times are at your convenience
    Location: Online
    Professional Development Credits: 2
    Cost: $220

    Description: English Language Learners (ELLs) need to have access to K-12 curriculum and be able to achieve the same level of success as their English speaking counterparts. This course prepares teachers to effectively understand ELLs’ backgrounds and to differentiate their instructional approach. By providing the skills to differentiate their instruction through multiple modalities, this course gives a practical, classroom-ready application of new learning to improve instructional practice. This course is appropriate for both regular and special education teachers.

    To enroll in the course, click the ENROLL button.

  • Idaho Digital Learning provides professional development opportunities to any and all educators in the State of Idaho.

    Three of the programs the Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) is affiliated with are:

    • Intel® Teach Elements – courses offered entirely online via Idaho Digital Learning’s Blackboard system
    • Collaborative Counselor Training Initiative (CCTI) – modules targeted for counselors, administrators, and teachers
    • Code.org – computer science courses provided to Idaho K-12 teachers at no cost.

    Intel® Teach Elements Courses

    Provided here are the current Intel® Teach Elements courses. Click on the course title, read the course information, and register today.

    Collaboration in the Digital Classroom

    Dates: March 12- April 27, 2018
    Location: Online/Blackboard
    Professional Development Credits: 2
    Course Description: Collaboration in the Digital Classroom is an interactive e-learning experience that offers an in-depth look at collaboration with a focus on online collaborative tools. In this course, teachers will see how collaboration helps students develop 21st-century thinking skills, deepen content understanding, and prepare them for the global world. Teachers will learn how to plan and manage collaboration activities that integrate online collaborative tools which are increasingly part of our globally connected workplaces. Online participants will follow two teachers as they implement collaborative experiences in their classrooms. The course offers opportunities to apply the collaboration concepts with action planning exercises. Direct connections to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are provided throughout the course and can be connected within the final project as appropriate.

    For more information and to enroll in the course, visit the IDL Professional Development Catalog Page and click on “Collaboration in the Digital Classroom”.


    Moving into Mobile Learning

    Dates: March 12- April 27, 2018
    Location: Online/Blackboard
    Professional Development Credit: 1
    Course Description: Moving into Mobile Learning course is an interactive e-learning experience that will help teachers develop an understanding of mobile learning, including what it is and how it benefits students. Through many examples, teachers will consider how to create mobile learning experiences for their students and what to address when designing these experiences. In addition, they will see how technology tools can foster collaboration while delivering engaging instructional content. They will also learn strategies for assessing students and managing a mobile learning classroom.

    For more information and to enroll in the course, visit the IDL Professional Development Catalog Page and click on “Moving into Mobile Learning”.


    Collaborative Counselor Training Initiative (CCTI) Courses

    Provided here are the CCTI courses when they are made available.

    Maximizing School Counselor Impact on Student Success


    Dates: March 12- April 27, 2018
    Location: Online/Blackboard
    Professional Development Credits: 1
    Course Description: This module, developed for school leaders such as principals, assistant principals, and directors of counseling, helps school leaders understand how to engage effectively with school counselors to take the steps needed to achieve your goals in school improvement. You will gain a better understanding of the impact school counselors can have on student success; understand the school counselor’s role; define a comprehensive school counseling program and how to support one; and practice developing a shared vision for student success with your school counselor. This course was developed in collaboration with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

    For more information and to enroll in the course, visit the IDL Professional Development Catalog Page .

    College and Career in the Elementary Grades


    Dates: March 12- April 27, 2018
    Location: Online/Blackboard
    Professional Development Credits: 1
    Course Description: This module, developed for practicing professional school counselors, pre-service school counselors, and college access professionals, includes six sessions that address the skills and knowledge required to help elementary grade students prepare for college and careers. Participants will be engaged in building knowledge and skills in several areas, including the creation of a college-going culture, the value and affordability of postsecondary education, career exploration, using data to support student success, academic planning and transitions to elementary school and from elementary to middle school, and helping students to develop academic mindsets and skills.

    For more information and to enroll in the course, visit the IDL Professional Development Catalog Page.


    College and Career Advising for Teacher Advisors

    Dates: March 12- April 27, 2018
    Location: Online/Blackboard
    Professional Development Credits: 1
    Course Description: The purpose of this module is to help teachers-as-advisors and classroom teachers understand their roles in working with school counselors and others to develop a college-going mission for all students. Additionally, the sessions help participants develop approaches for communicating and working with low-income students, those who would be first in the family to attend college, and diverse populations in order to remove barriers to high aspirations and achievement.

    For more information and to enroll in the course, visit the IDL Professional Development Catalog Page.


    General Online Courses

    Addressing the Needs of Gifted and Talented Students in the Regular Classroom

    Dates: March 12- April 27, 2018
    Location: Online/Blackboard
    Professional Development Credits: 1
    Course Description: This course is designed for the classroom teacher that is new to the gifted and talented student. During this course, participants will investigate the cognitive and affective needs of students with gifts and talents. Participants will also explore creativity and critical thinking skills, and how to apply the two in creative problem-solving. Differentiation of gifted and talented students can be a challenge in the regular classroom, so exploring strategies and ideas in how this can be accomplished will also be covered within this course. At the culmination of the course, participants will create a lesson plan addressing the needs of all students in the classroom.

    For more information and to enroll in the course, visit the IDL Professional Development Catalog Page.

  • Student Readiness Symposium: The Great Idaho Hand-off


    Dates:  February 23- March 16, 2018
    Days/Time: Varied
    Location: Varied
    Professional Development Credit: 1

    Conference Description: The Student Readiness Symposium will be a full day training that will provide participants with tools and resources for college and career counselors, advisors, mentors, and school administrators. The course will be presented in a hybrid fashion, with 8 hours of seat time in at the Student Readiness Symposium and series of assignments done in the month following month that help the participant build and plan a robust college and career program for the following school year.

    To register for the conference, click the ENROLL IN Student Readiness Symposium Conference button.

    AFTER you enroll, register for credit by clicking the REGISTER for credit button.

    Idaho Prevention and Support Conference


    Dates:  April 12-13, 2018
    Days: Thursday, April 12 8AM to 4:30PM & Friday, April 13 8AM to 4:30PM
    Location: Sun Valley Conference Center – Sun Valley, Idaho
    Professional Development Credit: 1

    Conference Description: The Idaho Prevention and Support Conference is an annual professional development event focused on innovation, best practices, collective program-solving and motivation to most effectively address youth risk behaviors, foster optimal health and academic success for Idaho students.
    This statewide conference provides training for K-12 school personnel (teachers, counselors, administrators, school resources officers (SROs), school nurses, etc…), education stakeholders, youth development practitioners, community coalitions, law enforcement, juvenile justice, advocates for youth and parent.
    The conference keynote speakers for the 2018 Conference are Michael Pritchard with a focus on prevention, preparation and progress, and Rosalind Wiseman, an expert on children, bullying, social justice and ethical leadership. 30 breakout sessions will address topics such as toxic stress, recognizing and responding to students with serious emotional disturbance, suicide prevention, mindfulness practices and dating relationship violence.

    To register for the conference, click the ENROLL IN Idaho Prevention and Support Conference button.
    AFTER you enroll, register for credit by clicking the REGISTER for credit button.



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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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