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Celebrate Dr. Laura Lynn, Monday, April 30!

2018-04-21T00:00:55+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Categories: Admin|

Laura’s Loving Leadership Please join us to celebrate Laura as she transitions to a new role as program supervisor with OSPI’s Office of Native Education. Laura’s contributions to our agency and the children, families and communities we serve are significant, and we are glad she will continue to share her gifts statewide. 3:00-4:00pm LTFS Library [...]

Redefining Your Relationship With Conflict

2018-04-03T22:31:28+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Categories: LTFS, Special Services|

Professional Development Opportunities Special Services offers a varied assortment of professional development opportunities to meet the needs of educators and administrators of students with disabilities.  Topics change from year to year to incorporate new innovative research-based practices. Sign up for Redefining Your Relationship to Conflict  May 21, 2018 • 9 AM – 3 PM • $75 • Greg Abell [...]

Modeling the Way As We Engage in Continued Leadership and Learning

2018-02-20T20:42:04+00:00 February 20th, 2018|Categories: Expanded Learning|

Welcome to Nashville and to the 2018 AASA, The School Superintendents Association,  National Conference on Education! #NCE18  Our very own Dr. Marion Smith, Jr. (Director, K-12 Learning, Leadership & Student Success) attended the AASA National Conference on Education in Nashville, TN (Feb 14-18, 2018). With hundreds of educational learning session opportunities, Dr. Smith engaged and [...]

Teacher of the Year Nominations Now Open

2018-02-06T17:57:51+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: LTFS|Tags: , |

Do you know a great teacher? A leader who inspires others? Nominate today for Teacher of the Year! Anyone can nominate a teacher. All you need is basic information about your nominee (job title, school, contact information) and a statement of nomination (no more than one page). For more information check out the OSPI Teacher of the [...]

Trainings Through Lynda.com

2018-01-30T23:30:06+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Agency Technology, Human Resources & Organizational Development|

Did you know that as a PSESD employee, you have free access to the trainings on Lynda.com? Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. PSESD staff have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by [...]

Competency-Based Framework Update

2018-01-31T18:57:33+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Human Resources & Organizational Development|

What has occurred so far: Agency-wide and job-specific competencies are complete and have been promoted and communicated across the agency Utilized a transparent, and collaborative decision-making in keeping with Transforming Institutional Values(document & image) Conducted Listening sessions Facilitated brainstorming sessions Online surveys Staff and supervisor dialogue sessions Utilized the Racial Equity Tool Currently underway: Strategic [...]

Join the Authors of Why We Drop Out

2018-01-25T20:49:45+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Categories: Events, Puget Sound Coalition for College & Career Readiness|

Join the Authors of Why We Drop Out for an afternoon of discussion on pathways to leaving school. All are welcome to join us for this round table discussion on increasing graduation and postsecondary access with the authors of the book Why We Drop Out. The authors will be sharing their research and learning while facilitating a [...]