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.
Ready: Enter school ready to learn
The Puget Sound Educational Service District is committed to getting students ready to learn by implementing three targeted strategies:
Lead implementation of early learning “Platform for Change” policy and practices. The agency is focused on serving as a professional development hub to help the early learning community meet higher standards in providing high quality learning environments for young children.
Align multidisciplinary services to create seamless transitions birth to third grade, expanding high quality systems and implementing WaKIDS. PSESD is working to establish and support collaborative, cross-organizational workgroups to create and formalize connections between ECEAP, EHS, HS, early learning providers, informal caregivers, and school staff for alignment of educational and family support services.
Extend early learning services beyond ECEAP and HS including home visiting. We are partnering with the Department of Early Learning to develop tools and recommendations to ensure TQRIS participation is positive and seamless for Washington’s Head Start/ECEAP programs.
Washington students’ combined average score on the SAT (1545) is the highest in the nation — tied with Vermont — among states in which at least 45 percent of the eligible students took the test, according to figures released by the College Board. The percentage of students tested is significant because generally the more students who test, the lower the overall average score. However, Washington has bucked that trend for the past decade.
The Puget Sound ESD is interested in your feedback regarding course offerings and communication methods regarding our classes. Please take this brief survey so we can better meet your needs: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/One-to-One_Survey. Thank you for your participation!
The prospect of automatic spending cuts, or sequestration, scheduled to take effect in January 2013, casts a pall over education programs across the nation. While it will begin to take effect in January 2013, sequestration imposes cuts over a period of nine years, 2013–2021, for a total of $1.2 trillion in cuts in order to balance the federal budget. Some federal programs are designated “mandatory” and are mostly spared from sequestration. However, the rest of the government, labeled “discretionary” programs, are subject to significant cuts that will be divided between nondefense spending ($700 billion) and defense spending ($500 billion).
Puget Sound ESD is Posting & Tweeting Online!
Did You Know the Puget Sound ESD and its programs are using social media to connect with teachers, administrators, students and families? Find us on Facebook and Twitter, and join our online community. We’d love to connect with you!
It is time to think about your certificate!
Check the expiration date on your current certificate(s). If the expiration date is June 30, 2013, you should be working towards the maintenance required to renew the certificate(s). If you have met the requirements already, you may renew now without penalty.
Earlier is always better!
If you do not meet the requirements and/or do not submit your application to an ESD or online with OSPI on or before June 30, 2013, your certificate will lapse or expire. To avoid any additional requirements and fees, please submit your application prior to the expiration date printed on your certificate. (Envelope must be postmarked on or before June 30, 2013, and ideally by April of 2013 so that OSPI has a chance to renew your certificate before the summer crunch).
2013 Regional High School Art Show
Don’t miss the 2013 Regional High School Art Show! Artwork will be accepted at Puget Sound ESD from January 14-25, 2013, and will be on display February 15 to March 24, 2013. The awards presentation and reception will be held at Puget Sound ESD on Sunday, March 24, 2 – 4pm. We will be accepting both 2D and 3D artwork including: photography, ceramics, jewelry, painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, etc.
Regional winners will participate in the State High School Art Show in Olympia, on May 17, 2013.
A full timeline, registration forms and guidelines will be posted soon at www.psesd.org/artshow. Check back soon!
Arts Impact Now Accepting Enrollment
In partnership with the Puget Sound ESD, Arts Impact is a comprehensive, two-year program that offers classes, workshops, and mentorship training opportunities to teachers in an effort to integrate dance, theater, and visual arts into the classroom and core curriculum.
Arts Impact is now accepting enrollment for the 2012-14 Summer Institute for CORE through June 1, 2013. You will find detailed information about Arts Impact programs and how to enroll by visiting
For daily news and information about Arts Impact and local arts education, join in the conversation online at www.facebook.com/artsimpactk12.
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 registration information.
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.
Volume 31 Number 2, Winter 2012-13
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, Robert Beem; Vice Chair, Charlie Staadacker; Vicki Asakura, Jill A.S. Johnson, David Okimoto, Barbara Peterson, Joanne Seng, Jackie Smith, John Zurfluh; John Welch, superintendent.
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.