Professional Development

Regional Calendar: Upcoming Events & Registrations

Mini PD Grant Application Now Open For the 2022-2023 School Year!

Cycle 1 Application Deadline: September 14, 2022 (CLOSED)

Cycle 2 Application Deadline: December 1, 2022

The Eastern Oregon REN is pleased to announce the opening of our Mini Professional Development Grants. The primary purpose of these grants is to increase educator access to quality professional development across the Eastern Oregon region in order to improve outcomes for our students.

Fall Professional Development Day

Date(s): October 7, 2022

Come learn, share & grow with Eastern Oregon Educators at the Fall PD Day. FREE to all Oregon educators, paraprofessionals, and early learning providers.


Wide Open Spaces

Date(s): November 6-8, 2022

Are you a rural administrator? Don't miss Wide Open Spaces, a rural administrators support network meeting in Bend November 6-8, 2022 at Riverhouse on the Deschutes.

Where: Bend, OR


Crossroads of History Project

Date(s): July 25 - Aug. 29, 2022; September 26 - Oct. 21, 2022; or Oct. 24 - Nov. 30, 2022

NCCE is offering an exceptional FREE training called The Crossroads of History Project. This course provides instruction on using the Library of Congress's primary sources to develop and implement informed, meaningful activity plans based on social justice and civil rights issues.

Where: Online


Elementary STEAM Leaders 2022-23 Cohort

Date(s): September 2022 - May 2023

Are you interested in enhancing your Elementary STEAM lessons and/or growing your STEAM Leadership capacity? Explore best practices in STEAM education, design high-quality STEAM Lesson/Unit Plans, and collaborate with other STEAM Leaders from across the state with this virtual PD opportunity.

Where: Virtual


School-Based Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Services (SBIRT) Training

Date(s): September 29 & 30, 2022

Get training on a tool to help students with substance abuse and mental health challenges. This session of SBIRT is brought to you by the Malheur County Juvenile Department in partnership with Malheur ESD Student Wellness and Eastern Oregon REN.

Where: Malheur ESD


Malheur County Health Equity Conference

Date(s): September 29, 2022

Join us to connect and collaborate to advance community health and equity during a robust day focused on solutions and strengths.

Where: Ontario, OR


Safety & Prevention Series

Date(s): August 2022 - May 2023

This series is available to Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur and Wallowa County educators to provide assistance in decreasing youth suicidal behavior through the implementation of effective prevention programs and student wellness programs that focus on early identification and intervention by School Safety and Prevention Specialists.

Where: Virtual and In-person


Diving into Using Screening and Assessments in your Program (ED 410)

Date(s): Oct. 18, 20, 25, 27; Nov. 1, 2022

An exploration of the difference between screenings and assessments and how to use each in an Early Learning Program. We will compare screenings and assessments, as well as study and use a variety of assessments and observation methods that can be used to drive instruction in your early learning program.


Become a QUERY Power User!

Learn how to avoid errors and gain insight into more creative ways to use the QUERY function in Google Sheets with the "Using the QUERY Function in Sheets" course. This video course includes over 5 hours of lessons on basic and advanced functions of QUERY, with practical examples and templates to copy and use in your own projects.


321 Insight

321 Insight's ParaSharp and Trauma Informed series provide toolkits to equip school/district staff and paraeducators to handle student challenges and enable student success. All school districts within our 5 county region now have access to these professional development and training series.


SB13 Tribal History/Shared History Professional Development Courses

These courses are designed to support educators in building a foundation for teaching, training, and serving as a source of support, knowledge, and advocacy within their school, district, or organization for the Senate Bill 13 Tribal History/Shared History curriculum.


EOREN Professional Development


Other Professional Development Resources