The One-to-One is sent to your mailboxes, both physical and virtual, each quarter to keep you up-to-date with PSESD. This online version has expanded articles and full class descriptions. You can also download a PDF of the printed version.
BUILD Success for Each Child and Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by 2020
“Success for Each Child and Eliminate the Opportunity Gap by 2020.”
Dr. Monte L. Bridges, Superintendent of Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD), has won the 2011 Justice A. Prentice Award, a prestigious national honor bestowed by the Association of Educational Service Agencies (AESA). The award is given to an individual annually for outstanding contributions through executive leadership of regional educational service agency programs at the regional, state, and national levels. AESA is comprised of more than 550 educational service agencies across 45 states.
New OSPI Certification Processing Fee
Due to legislative action, Engrossed Substitute House Bill 1449 (ESHB 1449), a $33 OSPI fee is required for applications submitted October 1, 2011 and after. Please submit an additional thirty-three dollars to cover this fee so your application can continue to be processed."
The newly modified Fee Schedule is included with all applications (paper and online).
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) offers four options for adding an endorsement to your teaching certificate. Endorsements are conferred in conjunction with your teacher certification and specify what subject(s) you're qualified to teach.
Educators may add endorsements to their Washington teaching certificate in one of four ways.
For answers to your certification questions, visit our website or contact our Certification staff.
Please note: Fingerprinting is by appointment only.
Certification and Fingerprinting: Jan Mathsen, Certification Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org, (425) 917-7612, (253) 778-7612, 1-800-664-4549 x7612. Linda Guile, Certification Specialist, email@example.com, 425-917-7613, 253-778-7613, 1-800-664-4549 x7613
PSESD Certification Office: 800 Oakesdale Ave. SW Renton, WA 98057-5221. Visit www.psesd.org for directions.
Hours: 7:00 - 5:00, Monday-Thursday (closed 12:30 - 1:00 for lunch)
For additional news and resources, visit the PSESD Learning & Teaching page.
Math and Science Regional Support Center Update
Cheryl Lydon, former Director of Statewide Math/Science Coordinators, has joined PSESD’s Regional Math and Science Support Center as science program manager. She joins Craig Bowman, director, Joshua Halsey, regional program developer and Sandy Christie, mathematics program manager. Cheryl and Sandy will continue to support districts and schools as they engage in mathematics and science improvement efforts.
The Regional Math and Science Support Center provides system-wide and classroom support to help schools improve math and science achievement of all students.
Don’t miss the 2012 Regional High School Art Show! Artwork will be accepted at PSESD from January 23 - February 3, and will be displayed at Puget Sound ESD from February 8 - March 18, 2012. The awards presentation and reception will be held Sunday, March 18, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Regional winners will participate in the state high school art show in Olympia on May 18, 2012.
March 3, 2012 • Mt Tahoma High School
Knowledge Bowl is a sport for the mind. Setup like Jeopardy, but for teams, Knowledge Bowl involves fast-paced thinking and teamwork. Questions are based on the topics covered in high school: such as math, science, history, language skills, literature, music, and geography, plus things like current events. Teams that qualify in a regional competition move to the state competition.
For additional news and resources, visit the PSESD Prevention Center page.
"Your Power, Your Voice" Youth Leadership Summit a Success
A powerful chorus of 148 youth voices from 8 school districts came together to learn youth advocacy and learn how to raise awareness about the impact of tobacco use in their own schools. Through the King County Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant, PSESD and Public Health Seattle King County sponsored the “Your Power Your Voice Youth Summit” to demonstrate the power of youth in action and support tobacco free living.
Participating districts included Highline, Kent, Lake Washington, Mercer Island, Seattle, Shoreline, Snoqualmie Valley and Tukwila.
May 22, 2012 • Puget Sound ESD
Bullying is the most common form of violence in our schools. It can appear in many forms, including physical aggression, teasing, name-calling, social exclusion, and sending insulting messages by cell phone or through the Internet. This conference will provide resources and strategies to help intervene and prevent bullying at your school. Details will be posted on our website in January. Join the conference mailing list! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The Impact of the iPad
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.
Click here to search available classes offered by PSESD.
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.
Did you know that PSESD's Clock Hour Services provides transcripts, evaluations, and clock hour record keeping for class sponsors wanting to offer clock hours for district, regional and state workshops and conferences.
For additional clock hour information, contact Puget Sound ESD Clock Hour Services at 425-917-7807, 253-778-7807, 1-800-664-4549 x7807 or email@example.com.
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Volume 30 Number 2, Winter 2011-2012
The One-to-One is published four times a year by Puget Sound Educational Service District.
Puget Sound ESD
PSESD Board: Chair, John Zurfluh; Vice Chair, Robert Beem; Vicki Asakura; Jill A.S. Johnson; David Okimoto; Barbara Peterson; Joanne Seng; Jackie Smith; Charles Staadecker; Dr. Monte Bridges, superintendent
Kerry MacDonald, editor
Puget Sound ESD does not discriminate in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities. Contact Denise Altheimer, Affirmative Action/ADA Officer, at the above numbers.