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Indistar Training Documents

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  Harney ESD Instructional Support Professional Development 2018-2019
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   Making It Stick - Planning for Retention - Anita Archer WebEx
   OrRTI Workshop 1-15-2016 handouts




Becoming a Listening Leader: Keys to Educational Change
Posted on 09/02/2014
Jamie Almanzán

August 28th and 29th brought more professional development into Harney County.Jamie Almanzán spent the day with Harney County administrators and did a keynote address with staff from 3:30-4:30pm @ Burns High School. Almanzan continued development for Harney County educators the morning of Sept. 29 that centered around listening and questioning to assist teachers and staff in the educational process. 

Jamie Almanzán was a keynote speaker at the 2012 School Improvement Network’s Innovation Summit in 2012.

In the keynote “Becoming a Listening Leader: Keys to Educational Change,” Jamie shares on the importance and potential of listening with intent. He clarifies the role listening plays as a technical and relational discipline as well as some of the relationship between listening and the brain. For instance, he talks about the teacher who responds “Just tell me what to do…”

Harney County Keynote PowerPoint (PDF)
Harney County Breakout PowerPoint (PDF)

Marsha Moyer Presentation
Posted on 08/28/2014
District Teachers attend presentation at BHS
 Marsha Benjamin Moyer is a master teacher and administrator who has been a change agent for students, teachers and administrators for more than thirty years. An Educational Leadership consultant and speaker, Moyer’s wide-ranging experience and trained eye for good instruction comes from years of comprehensive professional experience and ethical practices.   She founded MBM IMPAC upon retiring from an illustrious career in education that started in the classroom and culminated in her change agent role as Director of Licensed Personnel and Staff Quality for Salem-Keizer Public Schools in Oregon.

Recently, Moyer collaborated with other Oregon administrators, university deans and professors and teacher leaders to help design a new system which provides a framework for college and career readiness, school accountability, and educator support—the now Oregon’s approved Elementary and Secondary Education Act Waiver.

Moyer has developed and facilitate hundreds of workshops throughout her career. She realizes how crucial effective training is to achieving the vision of any organization. Workshops provide for interactive learning, problem solving and serve as a means for building collaboration among colleagues by connecting diverse points of views, expertise and perspectives. , They remain a time and cost efficient method of producing active involvement of learners compared to individual training activities.

The week of 8/21/14, Marsha Moyer trained both administrators from Grant ESD, Harney ESD and Harney School District 3 along with teachers from several Harney County Schools including Fields, French Glen, Crane and Burns/Hines. Moyer trained on effective teaching practices, inter-rater reliability and the Oregon Matrix along with student learning and growth goals mandated by Oregon Senate Bill 290.

Up One Level
Rural Inservice
Uploaded: 8/15/2014
by: sallie.peila
Description: Under Construction was the theme for Harney ESD's rural inservice on August 14, 2014.