Professional Development

Regional Calendar: Upcoming Events & Registrations

Fall Professional Development Day

Date: October 1

This opportunity is free to all educators, paraprofessionals, and early learning providers. Sessions are available for Professional Development Units.


Nurturing Beginnings - Foundations and Cultural Responsiveness

Date: October 1

This online training covers the foundational skills for working with infants and toddlers using positive interactions to promote brain development.


Wide Open Spaces

Date: October 10-12

Are you a rural administrator? Don't miss Wide Open Spaces, an opportunity for a statewide administrative support system. Meeting this fall in partnership with the Eastern Oregon REN and ODE.


Become an Elementary STEAM Leader

New Cohort Date(s): September 18, 21, 23, 28

2nd Year Cohort Date(s): September 25; October 2, 9

This new STEAM leadership program is available to any elementary educator within the counties served by Eastern Oregon REN.


Become a Google Certified Educator

Date: October 5, 19, 26; November 9

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) is collaborating with Google to offer free courses for Google for Education Level 1 Certification. Publicly employed K-12 teachers interested in participating can apply by September 15, 2021. Teachers will be asked to complete a brief assessment and ODE will select final candidates to participate in the program, which teachers can complete based on their own schedules.


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.


Other Professional Development Resources