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College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080

General Contact:
Phone: 208-885-6772
Email: ehhs@uidaho.edu

Student Services:
Phone: 208-885-6610
Email: edbackground@uidaho.edu

Fax: 208-885-1071

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Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Boise Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Email: boise@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Center

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Mailing Address:
University of Idaho CDA Center
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2519

Fax: 208-667-5275

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: CDA Center

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Professional Development Opportunities

Professional Development (PD) courses in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences (EHHS) are offered to educators and administrators. Courses range in length and cover a broad spectrum of topics. Use any link below to find descriptions and register, or view course listings.


Cost

PD course fees

  • $60 per credit

Current PD Course List

Behavior was the training need most identified by Idaho Special Education Directors in the January 2019 Directors Survey. School teams also stated they wanted advanced training related to addressing challenging behavior in schools. Idaho SESTA Advanced Learner Behavior Institute will offer selected applicants an opportunity to build local capacity for schools and districts.

This course is a yearlong institute experience beginning with a two-day face to face launch on 8/14/19-8/15/19, in Boise and culminating with a face to face final event on 5/14/2020 in Boise. Individuals will also participate in 8 monthly 1-hour webinars and mentorship to develop fluency and practice related to behavioral coaching and competencies. Individuals will complete an online personal journal for reflection and school-based application of topics included in monthly webinars. Texts and readings will be provided.

Participants can expect to deepen their knowledge on: 1) Assessing challenging behavior as it relates to the school environment; 2) Implementing effective behavior intervention planning; 3) gain an understanding of behavioral science and its application within school-based systems of support and 4) increase understanding of teaming and coaching skills. This is blended course using the Idaho Training Clearinghouse Learning Management System (LMS) at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho.

The web link for the LMS is: https://idahotc.com/lms

Instructor: Julie Fodor, 208-885-6128 / jfodor@uidaho.edu

This training analyzes current research and best practice in the field of augmentative and alternative communication.

Participants will leave with a more in-depth understanding of how to support children with complex communication needs. Participants must sign up for the professional development credit through the University of Idaho - College of Education, Health and Human Sciences' Marketplace store prior to starting the training at Idaho Training Clearinghouse Learning Management System (LMS). https://idahotc.com/lms

The online training must be completed, in its entirety, in the Fall semester 2019, by the last day of November or November 30, 2019 at midnight Pacific Time. This is a self-paced online training using the Idaho Training Clearinghouse Learning Management System (LMS) is offered by the Idaho Assistive Technology Project.

Instructor: Dr. Janice Carson, 208-885-6104/janicec@uidaho.edu

This course, developed for practicing professional school counselors, pre-service school counselors, and college access advisors, includes four sessions. These sessions are designed to help you increase the postsecondary success of the students you serve, particularly those in poverty or students who face barriers in postsecondary planning. This course will help you to create a college-going mission for all students. Additionally, you will develop approaches for communicating and working with low-income students, those who would be first in the family to attend college, and diverse populations to remove barriers to high aspirations and achievement.

Participants must register for course through Eventbrite

This course is offered through Idaho Digital Learning. For more information see: https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/programs/professional-development

Instructor: Jeff Simmons, 208-342-0207, ext. 116 / erin.mccracken@idla.k12.id.us

Coeur d'Alene Charter Professional Learning Community.

Participants will observe one another in the classroom, will meet to discuss the craft of teaching, and will read selected articles and book chapters. This course is centered in research that demonstrates that effective professional development for teachers is “ongoing, collective, job-embedded, results-oriented, and most effective in schools and districts that function as professional learning communities” (DuFour, 2014). The Professional Learning Community approach gives teachers the opportunity to improve by gaining helpful feedback and reflecting on their teaching strategies. Teachers also grow by watching others and learning from them. In addition, this approach builds greater community and collegiality amongst participants.

This course is offered to Coeur d'Alene Charter staff and faculty only and spans the Fall 2019 AND Spring 2020 semesters. The deadline for registration and payment is December 13, 2019.

Instructor: Elisa Bright, 208-661-5086 / ebright@cdapanthers.org

This course, developed for practicing professional school counselors, pre-service school counselors, and college access professionals, includes four sessions that address the skills and knowledge required to help students prepare for postsecondary education and careers.

You will build knowledge and skills in several areas, including how to advance the counselor’s role through ethical practice and advocacy, how to evaluate postsecondary education and career advising programs, how to build partnerships and social capital, and how to maximize time and effectiveness. You will engage in constructive discussions in a learning community with your colleagues during each session, and complete practical, hands-on activities while working toward a Final Action Plan throughout the course.

Participants must register for the course through Eventbrite

This online course is offered through Idaho Digital Learning. For more information see: https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/programs/professional-development

Instructor: Jeff Simmons, 208-342-0207, ext. 116 / erin.mccracken@idla.k12.id.us

Intel® Teach Elements: Educational Leadership in the 21st Century is an interactive e-learning experience to support exploration and discussion of school leadership in students' technological 21st century world.

School leaders review best practices, examine leadership behaviors, and develop strategies to better support their teachers. They follow two administrators who work together to better use technology to support teachers and improve student achievement. Participants discuss ideas and strategies with other leaders in the course and apply them to their own practice. Extension activities provide opportunities to explore more in depth topics of interest.

Participants must register through Eventbrite

This course is offered through Idaho Digital Learning. For more information see: https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/programs/professional-development

Instructor: Jeff Simmons, 208-342-0207, ext. 116 / erin.mccracken@idla.k12.id.us

This course, developed for practicing professional school counselors, pre-service school counselors, and college access professionals, includes four sessions that address financial aid literacy, completing the FAFSA and preparing college applications. This module focuses on how school counselors and college access professionals can support students and their families in accessing financial aid and successful preparation and application for college admission.

Students and their families need assistance in navigating the complexities of financial aid and the college admission process. School counselors, in collaboration with principals, teachers and college access professionals, can guide students and their families through these processes to increase student access to college and postsecondary training.

Participants must register for the course through Eventbrite

This course is offered through Idaho Digital Learning. For more information see: https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/programs/professional-development

Instructor: Jeff Simmons, 208-342-0207, ext. 116 / erin.mccracken@idla.k12.id.us

Need help teaching Code? Join partners for Computer Science Coding Playground where you will learn tips and tricks (both online and unplugged) to help you teach an Hour of Code in your classroom or school.

You will leave with new ideas, resources, grant opportunities, and a community to help further your own coding event. This course consists of three webinars and a reflection paper.

Participants must register through Evenbrite prior to Oct. 4, 2019.

Instructor: Sherawn Reberry, 208-342-0207 / sherawn.reberry@idla.k12.id.us

Idaho Apparel and Textile Industry Summit - Aug. 8 - 9, 2019 - Riverside Hotel, Boise Idaho.

The University of Idaho is collaborating with Idaho Career and Technical Education to deliver the first Idaho Apparel & Textile Industry Summit. This event will include:

  • a representative from Washington DC who will provide an overview of the Administration's tariff and trade policies affecting textile products
  • representatives from the Idaho Commerce department.

The Summit will also:

  • help industry and education understand of the number and types of businesses working in Idaho
  • determine what these businesses need in terms of knowledge, employees, and workforce preparation to stay competitive and successful
  • provide opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas.

» Summit registration

Attendance required for 1 PD Credit. Attendance and a 2-3 page reflection paper submitted by Dec. 1, 2019 for 2 PD Credits.

Instructor: John Cannon, 208-364-4031 / johnc@uidaho.edu

Prices range from $55.00 to $110.00 (price depends on options selected)

Idaho Apparel and Textile Industry Summit - Aug. 8 - 9, 2019 - Riverside Hotel, Boise Idaho.

The University of Idaho is collaborating with Idaho Career and Technical Education to deliver the first Idaho Apparel & Textile Industry Summit.

This event will include:

  • a representative from Washington DC who will provide an overview of the Administration's tariff and trade policies affecting textile products
  • representatives from the Idaho Commerce department

The Summit will also:

  • help industry and education understand of the number and types of businesses working in Idaho
  • determine what these businesses need in terms of knowledge, employees, and workforce preparation to stay competitive and successful
  • provide opportunities for networking and sharing of ideas

» Summit registration

Attendance required for 1 PD Credit. Attendance and a 2-3 page reflection paper submitted by Dec.1, 2019 for 2 PD Credits.

Instructor: John Cannon, 208-364-4031 / johnc@uidaho.edu

Prices range from $55.00 to $110.00 (price depends on options selected)

CORE - Intermediate Facilitiation. Intermediate Facilitation will focus on advanced skills in facilitation and pedagogy, building on previously learned online facilitator skills. This course is a PD Level 2 requirement for all IDLA teachers.

Participants in this course will gain and overall understanding of how to raise the bar in online teaching strategies with a focus on communication skills and Web 2.0 tools. Participants must be a current IDLA teacher of principal and register for course through the IDLA Portal prior to registering for professional development credits.

This course is offered through Idaho Digital Learning. For more information see: https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/programs/professional-development

Instructor: Jeff Simmons, 208-342-0207, ext. 116 / erin.mccracken@idla.k12.id.us

Intermediate Schoology is designed to help teachers master additional tools available in Schoology. Mastering these skills/tools will help teachers gain a better understanding of online learning, best practices and will also empower you as you teach classes for Idaho Digital Learning.

This class is a facilitator taught online course consisting of six (6) sessions. Each session will take approximately two to three (2-3) instructional hours to complete with additional hours required for reading, discussions, etc. There is one live session in this course that will be announced with the unit for which it coincides. Participation in this live event is required.

This is a required Level 2 Professional Development course for all part-time teachers at Idaho Digital Learning. For more information see: https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/programs/professional-development

Participants must be a current IDLA Teacher or Principal and registered at https://pd.idiglearning.net/Catalog/Resource/1100

Instructor: Jeff Simmons, 208-342-0207, ext. 116 / erin.mccracken@idla.k12.id.us

In Differentiated Instruction: An Introduction, you will build a conceptual understanding of the model of differentiated instruction (DI), including the philosophical underpinnings of this model.

You will explore key characteristics and elements of differentiated instruction, as well as beliefs that guide the DI model and five non-negotiables of differentiated instruction: an environment that supports learning, high-quality curriculum, ongoing assessment to inform instruction, instruction that responds to student differences, and leadership and flexible classroom management. You will also discover how differentiated classrooms differ from traditional classrooms and what concerns teachers have about practicing differentiated instruction. Finally, you will review the steps for getting started with differentiated instruction.

This online course is offered to Coeur d'Alene School District staff and faculty only and is accessed through ASCD Activate.

Instructor: Michael S. Nelson, 208-664-8241, ext. 281 / msnelson@cdaschools.org

We we will examine 6 skills that are important for educational leaders. We've all known great political and historical leaders who thrive in difficult situations and may even become energized in such environments. However, leadership isn't limited to just a few occupations. In fact, leaders are everywhere, and those who lead schools are among the leaders whose actions have a lasting and significant impact.

In Leadership: Effective Critical Skills, we will examine six critical skills that are important for educational leaders:

  • Communicating effectively
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Resolving conflict
  • Building high impact teams
  • Measuring and analyzing impact
  • Eliminating obstacles to success

Additionally, this six-module course offers practical advice on emphasizing the importance of consistency in achieving change within the educational environment and avoiding several common obstacles to leadership success. This online course is offered to Coeur d'Alene School District staff and faculty only and is accessed through ASCD Activate.

Instructor: Michael S. Nelson, 208-664-8241, ext. 281 / msnelson@cdaschools.org

Even the most experienced of teachers will struggle when students present behaviors that are disruptive, disrespectful, and potentially dangerous. These behaviors manifest themselves differently from student to student and can often leave a teacher and other students anxiously looking for answers for how to restore order to the classroom and make it a productive, safe learning environment.

In this course, you’ll investigate the various characteristics of effective classroom management, classroom management models and tools and challenging behaviors. You will also explore how to build positive relationships with students that will have an effect on their behavior and how to prepare students to become successful 21st century learners.

This online course is offered to Coeur d'Alene School District staff and faculty only and is accessed through ASCD Activate.

Instructor: Michael S. Nelson, 208-664-8241, ext. 281 / msnelson@cdaschools.org

This course is part of on-going professional development within the College of Education at the University of Idaho.

This course helps to develop mentoring skills and understanding of the standards and dispositions associated the supervision of pre-service teachers. It is aimed at developing educational professionals as curricular leaders and leaders in professional development for student interns. Students can register for 1-3 credits. Contact instructor for more detail on course assignments. This course is offered to in-service teachers who mentor a University of Idaho student intern.

Final assignment due by Dec. 13, 2019.

Instructor: Ingrid Spence, 208-885-0123 / ispence@uidaho.edu

Prices range from $60.00 to $180.00 (price depends on options selected).

In Multiple Intelligences: Design a Classroom Environment you will gain an understanding of the role that a classroom environment plays in differentiated instruction.

Throughout this course, you will explore the key elements of a supportive environment that encourage the implementation of the philosophy of differentiation. You will learn how to encourage and facilitate community building that creates a classroom where teachers and students work together to collaborate and share responsibility for learning. Along with creating the physical environment, you will learn specific strategies to identify student needs, strengths, and interests. Finally, you will be able to foster positive communication with students and provide constructive feedback on their growth and progress.

This online course is offered to Coeur d'Alene School District staff and faculty only and is accessed through ASCD Activate.

Instructor: Michael S. Nelson, 208-664-8241, ext. 281 / msnelson@cdaschools.org

This course is part of on-going professional development within the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at the University of Idaho. This course helps to develop mentoring skills and understanding of the standards and dispositions associated the supervision of pre-service teachers. It is aimed at developing educational professionals as curricular leaders and leaders in professional development for student interns.

Students will receive one credit for each practicum student supervised provided the following assignments are completed for each student:

  1. Provide opportunities for the practicum student to observe and interact with students in a K-12 setting for a minimum of 40 hours
  2. Guide and supervise the practicum student in the teaching of a lesson to K-12 students
  3. Provide ongoing feedback to the practicum student to help them improve teaching skills and develop a sense of professionalism
  4. Complete an evaluation based on the College of Education’s standards and dispositions

This course is offered to in-service teachers who supervisor education practicum students. Meeting dates, times and locations to be arranged between practicum student and teacher.

Instructor: Ingrid Spence, 208-885-0123 / ispence@uidaho.edu

Prices range from $60.00 to $180.00 (price depends on options selected).

In the Intel® Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches course, teachers explore characteristics and benefits of Project-Based Approaches (PBA) using specific classroom scenarios. Throughout the course, teachers consider their own teaching practice as they follow a teacher new to project-based learning who discusses strategies with a mentor teacher. They also consider the ways that technology supports project-based approaches.

Planning and project design modules guide teachers through organizing the curriculum, the classroom, technology, and students for successful 21st century projects. The assessment module demonstrates strategies for assessing students’ 21st century skills throughout an open-ended project. The course offers opportunities to apply the PBA concepts with action planning exercises.

Participants must register through Eventbrite before registering for professional development credit.

This online course is offered through Idaho Digital Learning. For more information see: https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/programs/professional-development

Instructor: Jeff Simmons, 208-342-0207, ext. 116 / erin.mccracken@idla.k12.id.us

 

This course was designed to prepare Site Coordinators to facilitate success for students enrolled in Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) courses.

Participants will learn how to successfully coordinate classes with IDLA and students, parents, school administration, and faculty. Participants will have access to learning materials and activities, course instructor and fellow students across the state. Activities will provide training and experience in learning techniques used by IDLA Instructors and students.

Participants must be a current IDLA Site Coordinator and register through IDLA's portal

For more information see: https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/programs/professional-development

Instructor: Jeff Simmons, 208-342-0207, ext. 116 / erin.mccracken@idla.k12.id.us

The USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coaching Course is a professional development activity, which provides in-service to Certified teachers and coaches for the opportunity for continuous improvement.

The participants will attend both lecture and hands on practical training sessions delivered by USA Weightlifting International Coach, Michael Conroy, on the topic of proper instruction for the use of the weightlifting movements in both the sport of weightlifting and in the develop of athletes in their chosen sport activity. Participants must be registered members of USA Weightlifting.

Course will be held at Columbia High School in Nampa, Idaho on Oct. 25 - 26, 2019. Please contract the instructor for more information.

Instructor: Coach Michael Conroy 208-371-1262 / usaw@crownperformance.net

The USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coaching Course is a professional development activity, which provides in-service to Certified teachers and coaches for the opportunity for continuous improvement.

The participants will attend both lecture and hands on practical training sessions delivered by USA Weightlifting International Coach, Michael Conroy, on the topic of proper instruction for the use of the weightlifting movements in both the sport of weightlifting and in the develop of athletes in their chosen sport activity. Participants must be registered members of USA Weightlifting.

Course will be held at Columbia High School in Nampa, Idaho on Oct. 25 - 26, 2019. Please contract the instructor for more information.

Instructor: Coach Michael Conroy 208-371-1262 / usaw@crownperformance.net

The USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coaching Course is a professional development activity, which provides in-service to Certified teachers and coaches, who are current USAW Level 1 Coaches, the opportunity for continuous improvement.

The participants will attend both lecture and hands on practical training sessions delivered by USA Weightlifting International Coach, Michael Conroy, on the topics of The Role of the Coach, Skill Acquisition in Athletes, Advanced Techniques in Weightlifting Movements, Advanced Program Design, Competition Preparation and Sport Psychology. Participants must be Current USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coaches.

Course will be held at the USAW Training Site @ Crown Barbell in Garden City, Idaho on Oct. 19 - 20, 2019. Please contract the instructor for more information.

Instructor: Coach Michael Conroy 208-371-1262 / usaw@crownperformance.net

The USA Weightlifting Level 2 Coaching Course is a professional development activity, which provides in-service to Certified teachers and coaches, who are current USAW Level 1 Coaches, the opportunity for continuous improvement.

The participants will attend both lecture and hands on practical training sessions delivered by USA Weightlifting International Coach, Michael Conroy, on the topics of The Role of the Coach, Skill Acquisition in Athletes, Advanced Techniques in Weightlifting Movements, Advanced Program Design, Competition Preparation and Sport Psychology. Participants must be Current USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coaches.

Course will be held at the USAW Training Site @ Crown Barbell in Garden City, Idaho on Oct. 19 - 20, 2019. Please contract the instructor for more information.

Instructor: Coach Michael Conroy 208-371-1262/usaw@crownperformance.net

Contact

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080

General Contact:
Phone: 208-885-6772
Email: ehhs@uidaho.edu

Student Services:
Phone: 208-885-6610
Email: edbackground@uidaho.edu

Fax: 208-885-1071

Map

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Boise Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-334-2999

Fax: 208-364-4035

Email: boise@uidaho.edu

Web: Boise Center

Map

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho CDA Center
1031 N. Academic Way, Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-292-2519

Fax: 208-667-5275

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: CDA Center

Map