2024 Summer Institute

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Date: July 15-18, 2024

Location: Four Rivers Cultural Center Ontario, Oregon  

Registration: Please register for individual sessions below

Monday, July 15, 2024

Youth Mental Health First Aid

7:30am - 4:30pm (MDT) with Malheur Education Services District and Malheur County Prevention Coalition  

Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach adults how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, behavior disorders and eating disorders.   


K-1 Narrative Writing Workshop

8:30am - 3:30pm (MDT) with Yolanda Westerberg


In order for students to be ready for what they will encounter when writing Narrative stories, we need to plan a sequence of opportunities that will equip them by moving them step-by-step along a “gradient of difficulty” as they learn to write accessing the Writing Process.   These strategies will also support students with reading comprehension.

Bus Driver Training

8:00am - 4:30pm (MDT) with Julie Holt


Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up for this training. Each session consists of 8 hours of ODE training credit with the following subjects: Coaching the School Bus Driver and Pupil Management. This training will include scenarios for group discussion and problem solving situations. Lunch will be provided.

Please email Julie.Holt@valesd.org with any questions you might have regarding this specific training.

CPR / First Aid Certification

8:30am - 11:30am (MDT) / 12:30pm - 3:30pm (MDT) with TBD


This in-person session will provide CPR and First Aid certification / recertification through the Health & Safety Institute. The training will be repeated 6 times - once in the morning and once in the afternoon over the course of three days. Please sign-up for only one session. Space is limited, so we ask that those registering be early learning or K-12 educators within the EOREN Region (Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, or Wallowa counties as well as Huntington SD). 

Moving the Literacy Dial: Science of Reading Workshop for Coaches, Team Leads & Educators

8:30am - 3:30pm (MDT) with Barbara Steinberg 

3-Day(7/15-7/17) Literacy Coach Workshop


Everyone is talking about the science of reading. But what exactly is it? In this three day workshop, we will explore the research, evidence-based practices, and strategies that are supported by science. This knowledge will transform how you teach reading. And as Maya Angelou says, “when we know better, we do better.” 

Elevate Your Teaching with Databots

8:30am - 3:30pm (MDT) with Frontier Stem


Transform your classroom with live, data-driven experiences using Databot. The Databot is a multisensor device that fits in the palm of your hand. Databot™ provides educators across multiple grade levels and disciplines with a common tool for visualizing and capturing real, scientific data that brings science, math, and technology activities to life. For more information view the registration.

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

ASIST Suicide Prevention and Response Training

[8:00am - 4:00pm (MDT) with [Presenter, Organization]

ASIST is a comprehensive, coordinated and integrated suicide intervention training that reflects current best-practice in suicide intervention. ASIST is the result of more than 25 years of research and development and is the most widely used suicide intervention program in the world. This is a two-day, 15-hour, interactive workshop. Learn how to recognize opportunities to help, assess risk of suicide, apply a suicide intervention model, and practice skills.


Learn more about ASIST and see the evidence HERE.


2-5 Narrative Writing Workshop

8:30am - 3:30pm (MDT) with Yolanda Westerberg


In order for students to be ready for what they will encounter when writing Narrative stories, we need to plan a sequence of opportunities that will equip them by moving them step-by-step along a “gradient of difficulty” as they learn to write accessing the Writing Process.   These strategies will also support students with reading comprehension.

CPR / First Aid Certification

8:30am - 11:30am (MDT) / 12:30pm - 3:30pm (MDT) with TBD


This in-person session will provide CPR and First Aid certification / recertification through the Health & Safety Institute. The training will be repeated 6 times - once in the morning and once in the afternoon over the course of three days. Please sign-up for only one session. Space is limited, so we ask that those registering be early learning or K-12 educators within the EOREN Region (Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, or Wallowa counties as well as Huntington SD). 

Nonviolent Crisis Prevention and Intervention Training

12:30am - 3:30pm (MDT) with Kelsi Skinner


Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) training is perfect for primary caregivers, educators, and human service professionals who directly intervene in crisis situations, teaching staff de-escalation techniques as well as restrictive and nonrestrictive interventions. This is an in-person training, with a virtual prerequisite component. Participants will be required to complete an online portion of the training prior to attending. Failure to complete the asynchronous online portion prior to Summer Institute will cancel you from the class. 

Synergy New Gradebook Training

9:00am - 3:00pm (MDT) with Edupoint


Join us for an enlightening day where representatives from Edupoint will walk you through the setup process for New Grade Book in Synergy. There will be 2 all day sessions running at the same time – one for elementary grade level teachers and one for secondary grade level teachers.  We are hoping that teachers who choose to participate in this training will be open to share their experience with their co-workers when the new school year starts.  Using New Grade Book in Synergy is still optional so this is your chance to be a little ahead of the game! 

Civics Learning Project Presents Mock Trial in the Classroom

8:30am - 3:30pm (MDT) with TBD


Interested in the Mock Trial framework? This session will introduce Mock Trial in the 

classroom and offer strategies to educators teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.


Mock Trial is both a classroom strategy and an extracurricular competition. Using a mock court case, students play the roles of attorneys, witnesses, and court officers while gaining public speaking, research, collaboration, civil and criminal legal concepts, and civic engagement skills. Mock Trial brings the law alive for students and gives them a voice in what otherwise might seem a very distant judicial system.


During this session, educators will have a chance to connect units of study they teach to Mock Trial possibilities, so bring a topic or unit that you present to students where a Mock Trial might work best- we are eager to help you plan experiential learning in the classroom.

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

6-12 Literary Analysis Workshop

8:30am - 11:30pm (MDT) with Yolanda Westerberg


What Is Literary Analysis?

As its name implies, a literary analysis is an essay that analyzes a literary work. When we analyze a work of literature, it is essential that we go beyond simply summarizing the work.  To make any kind of arguable claim, we must examine and evaluate the different elements of the text in order to gain a better understanding of the work as a whole.  This session will focus on skills and strategies student will need to be successful with analyzing a literary piece of text and writing a literary essay.

6-12 Writing for Success in the Content Area Workshop

12:30pm - 3:30pm (MDT) with Yolanda Westerberg


There are three truths about teaching writing, one that’s widely known, one that isn’t, and one that will change your teaching forever: 

This workshop not only shows that incorporating carefully structured writing activities into your Content lessons actually increases understanding and achievement, but also proves how writing can save, not consume, valuable instructional time.

Integrating Outdoor School Into the Classroom

9:00am - 3:00pm (MDT) with OSU Extension Service


This workshop will explore how we can build and maintain connections between outdoor school and the classroom, with the goal of maximizing the benefits - academic and social/emotional - for all students and teachers.

Subsidized credit through Eastern Oregon University. Participants who attend the entire in-person workshop can receive 1 credit through EOU for a cost of $60. Once you’ve registered for the workshop, instructions will be sent on how to enroll for credit.

CPR / First Aid Certification

8:30am - 11:30am (MDT) / 12:30pm - 3:30pm (MDT) with TBD


This in-person session will provide CPR and First Aid certification / recertification through the Health & Safety Institute. The training will be repeated 6 times - once in the morning and once in the afternoon over the course of three days. Please sign-up for only one session. Space is limited, so we ask that those registering be early learning or K-12 educators within the EOREN Region (Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, or Wallowa counties as well as Huntington SD). 

Thursday, July 18, 2024

Mentor Training

9:00am - 3:00pm (MDT) with Karen Spiegel

Mentor training with Karen Spiegel, who will be presenting to mentors (new and experienced) on Jim Knight and Michael Grinder's philosophies of mentoring and coaching.  


Substitute Training

8:30am - 12:00pm (MDT) with Malheur Education Service District


This session is for anyone interested in substitute teaching next year.  The training will include tips and tricks for successfully working in area schools, Emergency Response Protocol, Synergy overview, and much more!

For further information and questions, contact Kristia Simmons(kristia.simmons@malesd.org)