Professional Development

Regional Calendar: Upcoming Events & Registrations


Summer Institute

Date(s): July 18-21, 2022

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Connect Suicide Postvention Training

Date(s): May 20, 2022

This free event provides training for professionals and communities in suicide prevent and response. Lunch or dinner will be provided, dependent upon which training is registered for.

Where: Ontario, Oregon


Upcoming Shared PD Days - Save the Date!

Fall Shared PD Day: October 7, 2022

Spring Shared PD Day: April 7, 2023


K-12 Writing Cohorts

Date(s): Catch-up / Refresher courses for participation in the 2022-23 school year in May & June of 2022

Launch your writing class with determination, organization and enthusiasm by joining a K-12 Writing Cohort led by Yolanda Westerberg!


Cottonwood Canyon Teacher Institute

Date(s): June 19-22, 2022

The Cottonwood Canyon Teacher Institute is an intensive four day long residential place-based field studies program for teachers from throughout Oregon. Participants choose from four course options where they learn about locally significant cultural or natural resources. Projects are led by EOU faculty and other regional professionals.

Where: Cottonwood Canyon State Park


E. Oregon 3-Day Instructional Jim Knight Coaching Workshop

Date(s): June 27-29, 2022

Join us for a REN mentor programs workshop covering "The Impact Cycle" and "Better Conversations." Preference will be given to Eastern Oregon REN mentors and then to E. Oregon REN educators; but all educators are welcome and encouraged to attend this workshop, as space allows.

Where: Ontario Train Depot, Ontario, OR


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.


Mathematical Modeling and Reasoning Course

Date(s): July 18-21, 2022 or July 25-28, 2022

The Wallowa ESD has been supporting a pilot course called Mathematical Modeling and Reasoning Course that was designed by Ohio Department of Education and many other teachers and leaders. They will be sending a group of HS math teachers to Ohio this summer to be trained in the course. The invitation is also open to instructional coaches and principals who would like to participate to help with longevity and sustainability of the course.

Where: Columbus or Cincinnati


Other Professional Development Resources