The 2022 Fall Training Series is now available. See below for the schedule and registration.
2022 Fall Training Series
Introduction to the Danielson Framework

October 8th | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm MST | Online | Earn 1 Credit

Register Here

Student Loan Forgiveness

October 12th | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm MST | Online

Register Here

 

Grant Writing for Educators

October 20th & 27th | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm MST | Online

Register Here

November 5th | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm MST | Online

Register Here

Navigating the Politicized Classroom:  A Guide for Educator Empowerment

October 18th | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm MST | Online

Register Here

November 2nd | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm MST | Online

Register Here

Flexing Forward:  Using Movement to Restore the Sanity of your Soul

October 19th | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm MST | Online

Register Here

November 2nd | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm MST | Online

Register Here

 

Education Law Training

October 22nd | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm PST | Lewiston | Earn 1 Credit

Register Here

December 3rd | 8:30 am to 4:30 pm MST | Idaho Falls | Earn 1 Credit

Register Here

Educator and Student Self-Care

October 22nd | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm MST | Online | Earn 1 Credit

Register Here

Finding Focus in Chaos

October 26th | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm MST | Online

Register Here

November 17th | 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm MST | Online

Register Here

Advance Professional Endorsement – How to Do It

October 29th | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm MST | Online | Earn 1 Credit

Register Here

December 3rd | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm MST | Online | Earn 1 Credit

Register Here

NEA Online Shopping: Another Member Benefit!

November 9th | 9:00 am to 4:30 pm MST | Online | Earn 1 Credit

Register Here

Train the Trainer Advanced

November 11th and 12th | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm MST | Online | Earn 2 Credit

Register Here

Successfully Manage Your Classroom Using the Danielson Framework

November 19th and December 3rd | 9:00 am to 4:00 pm MST | Online | Earn 2 Credit

Register Here

 

Professional Development

Here are some of the courses available to members. These courses are taught by classroom teachers who have worked to become certified IEA Trainers.

Idaho Education Association is seeking members who are interested in leading the profession by exploring the training process, supporting other educators by training, and assisting in developing expertise by creating trainings on timely topics.

IEA Professional Development Courses

Here are some of the courses available to members. These courses are taught by classroom teachers who have worked to become certified IEA Trainers.
If you are interested in bringing one of these trainings to your local association, please fill out this short form to get more information and to get the process started.

Managing Difficult Student Behaviors: Beyond the Basics

You’ve got the basics of classroom, time and transition management, but still struggle with some disruptive and repetitive student behaviors every year. Learn how to look deeper at the “language” underneath the behavior, what it’s communicating so that you can apply the appropriate response instead of just reacting to manage it in the moment. You’ll learn your place in the chain, how to diagnose the function of the behavior, consider sensory input and needs as well as collaborate with others to address a specific issue you are dealing with, or have dealt with, in your work. (Earn 1 Credit)

 

Advanced Professional Endorsement-How to Do It

So, there is an APE in the room, and you don’t know what to do?! Well, this session is designed to clear the room by answering the questions around the Career Ladder Advanced Professional Endorsement (APE) and how to earn it. Participants will not only learn the requirements but also create a plan to earn the endorsement! This training is applicable to all teachers and pupil service personnel five years and beyond in their career.  (Earn 1 Credit)

 

Restorative Justice: Its Roots and How to Use it in the Classroom

In this class, we will unpack the meaning of restorative justice from Indigenous peoples, and understand how we, as educators/parents/community members can implement best practices for creating a restorative and relational approach to repair the harm caused by wrongdoing.

Participants will be asked to participate in exercises aimed at changing our mindset and examining our own beliefs about what justice really means and how it impacts the youth we teach. You will also have the opportunity in this class to observe a restorative circle, which is an exercise you can use in your classroom.

This course is for people new to restorative justice who have some knowledge of it but want to learn more about where it came from, it plays out across the world, and how its intentions are to shape our worldview. (Earn 1 Credit)

 

Idaho Education Law Symposium for Educators

We know that you’re not an expert in education law, but we are. We will lay out the laws for you in an easy-to-understand way that gives you the pertinent information you need to know about the laws, professional code of ethics and policies that affect you every day. (Earn 1 Credit)

 

There you are! Beginning the Trauma Informed Educator Journey—Part 1

Are you frustrated with uncomfortable student behavior? Growing and developing our instruction and classroom management is essential for the success of our learners. Using trauma-informed instruction, compassion, and empathy in the classroom can give you an arsenal of tools to assist in managing tough behaviors in the classroom. Come learn the basics of trauma-informed instruction and take those tough student behaviors from uncomfortable to superior. (Earn 1 Credit)

 

There you are! Beginning the Trauma Informed Educator Journey—Part 2

Now you’ve gained the basic understanding of trauma and trauma-informed youth in the classroom; it is time to act! Trauma-Informed Educator Journey Part II will empower you when interacting with trauma-informed youth. This course is designed to help practice trauma-informed practices in your classroom and deal with uncomfortable behaviors. Attendees will practice trauma-informed methods and leave empowered to deal with behaviors. (Earn 1 Credit)

 

Educator and Student Self-Care

Educator self-care is vital to our success and self-preservation. When you as an educator practice self-care, you are able to be the best version of yourself. When you take care of yourself, you are more fully present for your students. Student self-care and resiliency are also keys to improving student achievement. In this session, you will leave with strategies to help navigate the four categories of self-care: emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual health. You will also recognize signs of student trauma and learn strategies to build your own, as well as your students’, resilience. We will discuss strategies to help you build your own efficacy. You will be introduced to resources to assist in your own self-care journey and provide support for your students as they do the same. According to Elena Aguilar, “Resilient people have a healthy self-perception, are committed to taking care of themselves, and accept themselves more or less as they are.” (Earn 1 Credit)

 

Student Engagement and Classroom Management Using the Danielson Framework (2 Day Class)

Effective Classroom Management and Student Engagement will focus on these training sessions. We will dive deeply into Danielson Domains 2 and 3, elevate your teaching skills, and improve your overall performance. Learn new techniques to practice between sessions and make them your own. (Earn 2 Credits)

 

Degrees Not Debt

Do you have federal student debt and are unsure of whether you qualify for federal loan forgiveness programs such as Teacher Loan Forgiveness (TLF), Teacher Loan Cancellation (TLC), and/or Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)? Are you interested in lowering your monthly payments or need more information on getting signed up for these programs?

This workshop will cover the following:

✪         Income-Driven Repayment

✪         Public Service Loan Forgiveness

✪         Teacher Loan Forgiveness & Cancellation

 

Foundations of Teaching: Education Basics for Early Career Educators (2 Day)

Strong on content but a little shaky on other aspects of teaching? Do you feel lost when colleagues throw around education buzzwords like Danielson Framework, Bloom’s Taxonomy, Maslow’s Hierarchy, and Multicultural learners? All teachers are facing challenges these days, but teachers who have gained alternative certifications without a background in Education may be struggling to get up to speed in some parts of their job. This two-day workshop will provide tips for, and practice in creating engaging lessons that align with standards and meet objectives, applying best practices for designing meaningful assessments, understanding the connection between learning theory and motivation, and practical application of classroom management strategies. Have on hand a copy of your current Classroom Management plan to work with. (Earn 2 Credits)

 

IEA Evaluation Toolkit Training

This class is for teachers new to the profession or those who’ve taken the alternative route and need to have more exposure to the Danielson evaluation Framework to better prepare them to get the best evaluation possible. We will focus on the 4 domains, and the 22 components within the Framework, used by school districts statewide. This class is also ideal for educators who work with teachers but do not necessarily get evaluated using the Framework. (Earn 1 Credit)

 

Introduction to the Danielson Framework

The Danielson Framework helps teachers master their craft and, of course, affects your ever-important evaluation. Like most teachers, you may have had some type of training on the Framework but it’s been a while and you aren’t sure of all the changes that have taken place in the last few years. If so, this is the course for you. This one-day Danielson Refresher will get you caught up with the ever-changing evaluation instrument and will allow you to explore the 22 components within the Framework for a better understanding of performance levels. We will also introduce new Clusters guidance documents that support the Framework. (Earn 1 Credit)

 

Setting Professional Boundaries with Students

As educators, one of our roles is to create positive relationships with our students.  These relationships can be complex, and if not approached thoughtfully, these situations have the potential to compromise a student’s well-being and could produce unintended consequences for teachers. This session will examine ways in which teachers can foster appropriate relationships with students while gaining insights related to maintaining boundaries in the profession.

 

Introduction to Grant Writing for Educators

Project-based learning is an effective way to capture student interest and foster critical thinking skills. Unfortunately, school budgets and administrator imagination are limited. An effectual way around funding limitations and administrator inflexibility is securing outside funding resources. This presentation will communicate and demonstrate useful strategies for searching for and writing successful grant applications. Participants will end the class by writing a $750 grant to the Idaho CAPED Foundation or the LCCU

Teaching Grant Program.

 

Ethics for Educators Now and for the Future

Participants will gain an understanding of the Idaho Code of Ethics that governs public school educators. Learn about violations of the Code, both intended and unintended that could affect a teaching certificate.

 

Educational Technology in the Classroom

Learn how to evaluate the available technology and determine the best technology for your specific classroom environment and content area, as well as how to develop a plan to implement the technology in an effective way.

 

Technology Options for Formative & Summative Assessments

Teachers have a limited amount of time to teach the content and collect assessment data. Objective artifacts or student growth are valued by parents, students, and administrators. The session will introduce ideas for collecting data in the music class, using technology tools, and incorporating the ideas of KLT (Keeping Learning on Track). The session will include an introduction to the use of Google tools, Microsoft 360, Kahoot, Nearpod, Plickers, and Promethean Clickers.

 

Teaching the Rainbow–Creating Safe Spaces for LGBTQ Students in Idaho

Mary Anne McGrory

This course is designed to help educators create spaces for all students. This is for anyone and everyone who works with students, young people, or other adults.  Sexual orientation and gender identity are being recognized and accepted earlier in children and the knowledge this presentation will impart is instrumental in creating an atmosphere of trust and acceptance for students, families, educators, and communities.

 

Want to Become a Center for Teaching Learning Certified Trainer?

Train the Trainers—This two-day session will prepare you to become a trainer of adult learners. Includes adult learning theory, strategies for adult learners, class creation, professional presentation, and more. Participants include those who have been chosen to become CTL Certified Trainers as well as those who are interested in becoming trainers in the future. Following the class, participants will have the option to apply. (Earn 2 Credits)

 

IEA Association Courses

IEA Summer Institute

These courses are also available to members and are taught by IEA Staff.
If you are interested in bringing one of these trainings to your local association, contact your region office.

Summer Institute offers four days of professional and personal learning every July where educators come together for networking and camaraderie while earning up to four college credits. This event, which is free for IEA members, has drawn rave reviews for its ability to provide strategies and tips on professional practice, as well as Association guidance. Presented primarily by IEA members and staff, the sessions cover a wide swath of topics relevant to professional educators in Idaho.

During these four days of trainings, some full-day and some 90 minutes, you are sure to find professional development that will excite your mind, help you recharge and improve your professional practice. At no cost to IEA members, this conference includes lodging and meals. Educators who are not IEA members may pay to attend. (Earn up to 4 Credits)

 

Statewide Leadership Meeting

These courses are also available to members and are taught by IEA Staff.
If you are interested in bringing one of these trainings to your local association, contact your region office.

This class helps participants get to know their colleagues from around the state in similar leadership positions, and builds lasting and meaningful relationships based on the common values of their profession and the IEA. It provides information, background and tools to help facilitate and inform the conversations participants have about their professional organization. Participants learn about their own leadership abilities and the impact they can have on their school culture and organization. (Earn 1 Credit)

 

SPARKS Retreat – New Teacher Support & Training

This is a fun, hands-on retreat using the Socratic method to allow you to gain an understanding of the commonalities all beginning teachers (1-5 year) face. Interaction, relationship-building with other beginning teachers are the focal points of this training. This retreat is limited to IEA members in their first 5 years of teaching. (Earn 1 Credit)

 

ESP SPARKS Retreat—For Education Support Professionals (AKA Classified Employees)

This is an interactive, hands-on adventure.  It is a way for you to connect with other Education Support Professionals and with the IEA.  SPARKS can help you take charge of your profession and your future. SPARKS gives you the chance to discuss and learn more about issues that concern you with others like you from across your area of the state.

 

IEA Association Courses Presented by IEA Staff

Idaho Education Law Symposium for Educators

We know that you aren’t an expert in education law, but we are. We will lay out the laws for you in an easy-to-understand way that gives you the pertinent information you need to know about the laws, professional code of ethics, and policies that affect you every day.

 

School District Budgets and Bargaining

A course intended to educate and inform members about public school funding in Idaho. Participants will become familiar with the sources of revenue that fund Idaho public school systems and how to analyze and evaluate public school district budgets. This will help participants to better understand where school districts have spent their money in the past and help them plan how they will spend their revenue in the future.

Here’s what members are saying about IEA’s training opportunities:

“All of the classes were top-notch. This is so refreshing since the district won’t allow us to go anywhere anymore. I only wish I had had this training earlier in my career.”

“It was the first time in my short career where I was surrounded by professionals from other districts.”

“I found the information presented to be very beneficial. It was a great blend of issues that matter to all educators.”

Pin It on Pinterest