2009-2010 Programs and Services
We offer many administrative, financial, technology, and learning and teaching services that will help make your 2009-10 school year a success. A packet with more information was sent to your school buildings in May. Included in this issue of the One-to-One are a few highlights of services and programs that are available to you. Click here to view all of the 2009-2010 PSESD cooperatives and fee for service program descriptions.
Administrative and Financial Services
We provide administrative and financial expertise, efficiencies and cost-savings for schools and districts.
Administrative Reviews and Support
How successful are your administrative and instructional practices in achieving your goals? Are there opportunities for increased effectiveness and efficiency? How do your structures and resources compare with those of similar school districts and general standards of practice?
Based on your individual school, department or district needs, a specialized team conducts customized reviews of selected functions, structures, practices, procedures, policies and outcomes. We develop administrative, fiscal, instructional, and/or operational recommendations and provide planning support to help you achieve your goals.
Are you taking advantage of all that PSESD has to offer? Check out the many programs and services available through PSESD on our website.
June 30th is Approaching..
Is Your Certificate Valid for 2009-10?
If you are completing coursework for your certificate and transcripts will not be available to you until after June 30, 2009, please note: Ask the college/university to prepare a letter of verification for any course that will not be shown on your transcript by June 30, 2009. The letter must:
- Be on university/college letterhead
- Be signed by the registrar /official at the college
- Reflect course number, course title, grade and number of credits earned
- Must include a statement that the requirements for the course have been satisfactory completed.
ESD's can issue a temporary permit based on such a letter, if all other documents are complete.
Certification and Fingerprinting Contacts and Resources
For answers to your certification questions, visit our website or contact our Certification staff.
Please note: Fingerprinting is by appointment only.
Certification: Jan Mathsen, Certification Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 425-917-7612, 253-778-7612, 1-800-664-4549 x 7612. Linda Guile, Certification Specialist, 425-917-7613, 253-778-7613, 1-800-664-4549 x7613
Fingerprinting: Patti Moench; Phone: 425-917-7614, 253-778-7614; Email: email@example.com.
PSESD Certification Office: 800 Oakesdale Ave. SW Renton, WA 98057-5221. Visit www.psesd.org for directions.
Hours: 8:00-5:00, Monday-Friday.
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For additional news and resources, visit the PSESD Learning & Teaching page.
Learning & Teaching Services
We work at system-wide and classroom levels to help schools improve the achievement of all students in safe and supportive environments.
Customized Professional Development
We provide schools and districts with the skills needed to achieve their school improvement goals. Services include analysis of student and school data, creation of school improvement plans, training and follow-up support.
Special Education Services
We provide a broad range of educational services related to serving students with special needs: staff development and training, program reviews, school improvement services, technical assistance and more.
Elementary Summer Science Institute: Finally Understanding Energy and Matter
July 27-31, 2009
This five day summer institute is designed specifically for K-5 teachers with a non-science background. Increase your understanding of energy and matter concepts, inquiry, systems, and the nature of science. Participants will be immersed in a variety of learning and assessment experiences where preconceptions are uncovered, ideas are discussed using evidence, and scientific concepts are made relevant.
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For additional news and resources, visit the PSESD Prevention Center page.
We provide a comprehensive, coordinated, and customized approach to effectively address the emotional, social, behavioral and health needs of students; remove barriers to learning and academic success; and improve the school community's learning environment. Our services link student improvement planning to student assistance, student health and school safety.
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Puget Sound ESD's Technology Services offers training in support of teaching and learning in our schools; technology support; low-cost software purchasing and online programs; K-20 Network support (video, data, and Internet); website design and development; and network-based curriculum development.
For additional news and resources, visit the PSESD Technology Services page.
We provide infrastructure planning and support, software and online application development, group purchasing and technology training in support of teaching and learning in our schools.
Educational Technology Training
Training is the key to unlocking the potential of educational technology. Professional development opportunities are available in models ranging from half-day workshops to year-long partnerships.
Allow us to implement a full range of successful technology solutions in your schools. We work closely with your staff to develop in-house expertise so that you can expand your technical capabilities while getting the job done.
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Puget Sound ESD offers a wide range of professional development courses for teachers, administrators, paraeducators and classified staff. Below are descriptions of upcoming workshops and classes. Each listing includes a link to our class database and keywords to assist with finding the class in our database.
To register online, click the "Search for Keywords" link at the end of the class description and enter the suggested keywords in the search box that appears. Select the course. Click the "Register Online" link and follow the instructions
You can also register by mail. Download the registration form (PDF) and follow the instructions.
Online Tech Courses
Click here to search available classes on psesd.org.
Click here for class registration information.
New classes, dates and topics are added often.
PSESD has also partnered with several vendors to provide additional online professional development opportunities.
Learn more about PSESD's online learning partnerships.
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Volume 27 Number 4, Summer 2009
The One-to-One is published four times a year by Puget Sound Educational Service District.
Puget Sound ESD
800 Oakesdale Ave. SW
Renton, WA 98057-5221
PSESD Board: Chair, David Okimoto; Vice Chair, Barbara Peterson; Alan J. Arjo; Robert Beem; Edward O. Prince; Joanne Seng; Jackie Smith; Charles Staadecker; John Zurfluh
Dr. Monte Bridges, superintendent
Kerry MacDonald, editor
Andrea Desimone, webmaster
Puget Sound ESD does not discriminate in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities. Contact Janice Watson, Affirmative Action/ADA Officer, at the above numbers.
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