Available courses

The purpose of this continuous learning community of practice for kindergarten is to create a community of kindergarten teachers with a focus on home-based learning to build stronger connections with families and students.

 

OSPI also hopes to support families and educators to scaffold ways that kindergartners manage their own learning at home using these strategies:

·       Expand the use of GOLD®, including use of Teach and Family tools.

·       Provide home-based learning and assessment for kindergarten students that are grounded in the family’s routines and priorities amidst school closure.

·       Build on platforms that families are already using, such as Seesaw, Class Dojo, and Ages and Stages Questionnaires.

·       Help families incorporate their knowledge of their child and feel at ease with home-based learning during this stressful time and beyond. 


In this course, learn how to 

1) Access, manipulate, and understand publicly available data that is available on the Washington State Report Card.

2) Filter and download publicly available data on Data.wa.gov.

3) Access OSPI's Secure Data Portal on the Tableau Server through EDS.

4) On the Tableau Server, navigate to workbooks of interest, navigate the tools within the tableau display, and use those data to help with your school/district continuous improvement efforts.

Data topics include enrollment, assessment, school quality and student success measures, Washington School Improvement Framework, as well as all other Report Card data.

Educators who are interested in accessing the CorePlus Curriculum should email Angie Mason-Smith, angie.mason-smith@k12.wa.us to obtain an enrollment key to access this Moodle course.

Imagine Academy courses are available to WA educators at https://edtech1.ospi.k12.wa.us/course/index.php?categoryid=2

GRADS is a program for pregnant and parenting teens, both female and male. It is taught by Family and Consumer Sciences teachers and includes on-site or nearby child care.

Welcome to the OSPI/CSTP Online National Board Cohort for Component 1! We will use this page to store materials, assignments, and for providing feedback. You are also welcome to begin a discussion on the forum page. 

For any questions on using Moodle, please reach out to National Board Program Specialist at OSPI, Steven Mueller: Steven.Mueller@k12.wa.us

Welcome to the OSPI/CSTP Online National Board Cohort for Component 3! We will use this page to store materials, assignments, and for providing feedback. You are also welcome to begin a discussion on the forum page. 

For any questions on using Moodle, please reach out to National Board Program Specialist at OSPI, Steven Mueller: Steven.Mueller@k12.wa.us


Participants will examine the ELA Language Standards as a vertical progression of understanding and skills. Then, they will review, share and reflect on research and practices on effective teaching of these language skills.

May be completed individually or as a group.

Estimated time of completion: 5 Hours; 3 live online sessions and 2 offline June 23, 30 and July 7


Reading digital texts is much the same but also quite different from reading traditional paper or print. Whether it is through online learning or the traditional classroom, students are reading digital texts. What is the impact on student their comprehension? Join us to explore what the research is showing and what strategies we can teach students in maximizing their understanding of digital texts. The workshop focus will be on reading to learn, but those who teach foundational skills may find ideas as well. Participants will join an introductory Zoom meeting, conduct three hours of independent research, and share their findings in a final session.

By the time students get tot he revision stage of writing, they often lack the motivation and skill to revise their writing effectively. In this session participants will share and research ideas for improving student willingness to revise their writing and skills in doing so. The class will begin with a live, online session for participants to meet and share ideas. This will be followed by independent time to read, research, reflect, and possibly test some revision activities. A final live, online session will allow participants to share their findings and plan for next steps.

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Resources for Washington Reading Corps Members

Welcome. This site is designed for those who are considering offering Bridge to College English and for instructional coaches and administrators who are supporting Bridge to College teachers. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Molly Berger, OSPI BTCE Lead    molly.berger@k12.wa.us

Dutch Henry, Higher Education BTCE Lead   dhenry@shoreline.edu


Guest login is open. Click on the title and then enter BTCE as the password.


The COE Local ELA Moodle is a course for teacher access only. Teachers enroll as educators in the Moodle course and download the tasks for their class. Contact your District Assessment Coordinator to obtain the enrollment key to access the course.


Welcome to the Language and Literacy presentation site. Here you can access language and literacy presentations offered by OSPI's LAP and Migrant/Bilingual departments. Feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like to schedule a follow-up presentation. 

These are older OSPI developed Health and Physical Education assessments.  These are not ADA compliance, and are currently not aligned to current K-12 learning standards (adopted in 2016).  Newer assessments are in the middle of revision and will be released later in 2020. Contact Ken Turner at ken.turner@k12.wa.us to obtain an "enrollment key" to this course.

This site is available to teachers trained to use the King County EMS CPR in the Schools curriculum and requires registration and an enrollment “key” to login.  Interested instructors should contact their School CPR Coordinator to obtain the login key.  For additional information, contact Laura Miccile, CPR/AED Program Manager, at laura.miccile@kingcounty.gov


This Moodle site is for Building Bridges grant awardees. It contains materials related to developing Dropout and Early Warning systems, as well as best practices for data use, institute materials, and project discussion.

Contact Krissy Johnson, Krissy.Johnson@k12.wa.us, for the Enrollment Key to self-enroll in this course.

This course is designed to take Moodle newbies through a number of activities showing off the best of Moodle.

This course outlines Moodle's features by providing examples of activities and resources.

Find out how Moodle's features and functions, can support instruction. Our thanks to the LSIS Collaboration in Technology Project for making this course available.

Quick overview of Moodle features and functions

Learn how Moodle can support instruction in this basic course

Presentation and training files shared with OSPI staff during Moodle trainings 2019-2020

The MOWWM virtual training is a course that includes live Summer Institute Zoom sessions and associated tasks.

The MOWWM virtual training is a course that includes live Summer Institute Zoom sessions and associated tasks.

We all know that orchestrating classroom discussions can be challenging, join us as we learn and work through Intentional Talk: How to structure and lead productive mathematical discussions.

 

You will need to purchase the book.

 

From the Description:

Not all mathematics discussions are alike. It's one thing to ask students to share how they solved a problem, to get ideas out on the table so that their thinking becomes visible; but knowing what to do with students' ideas—where to go with them—can be a daunting task. Intentional Talk provides teachers with a framework for planning and facilitating purposeful mathematics discussions that enrich and deepen student learning. According to Elham Kazemi and Allison Hintz, the critical first step is to identify a discussion's goal and then understand how to structure and facilitate the conversation to meet that goal. Through detailed vignettes from both primary and upper elementary classrooms, the authors provide a window into what teachers are thinking as they lead discussions and make important pedagogical and mathematical decisions along the way.

Additionally, the authors examine students' roles as both listeners and talkers and, in the process, offer a number of strategies for improving student participation and learning. A collection of planning templates included in the appendix helps teachers apply the right structure to discussions in their own classrooms.

Intentional Talk provides the perfect bridge between student engagement and conceptual understanding in mathematical discussions.

Dates for optional zoom:

April 28

May 12

May 26


This course is for the Community of Practice Leaders for Modeling Our World With Mathematics.

This course is for the Community of Practice Section 189 for Modeling Our World With Mathematics.

This course is for the Community of Practice Section 114/121 for Modeling Our World With Mathematics.

This course is for the Community of Practice Section 112/121 for Modeling Our World With Mathematics.

This course is for the Community of Practice Section 105/113 for Modeling Our World With Mathematics.

This course is for the Community of Practice Section 101/123 for Modeling Our World With Mathematics.

Participants complete an online Moodle course to prepare for content review work groups. During the interactive course, participants: 

  • learn how performance expectations (PEs) are bundled for the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS);
  • learn how phenomena are used in item clusters;
  • learn how stimuli and items are written to form an item cluster for a PE bundle;
  • learn how items and clusters are aligned to the three-dimensional science standards; and
  • explore the WCAS online training tests.

The Cultivating Washington curriculum is intended to be a go-to resource for Washington state middle school educators seeking student-centered instructional materials that make learning about the history of the Pacific Northwest more relevant and meaningful for their students. 

In addition, it is a resource for agricultural education teachers, parents, and community members interested in helping students discover the history and development of agriculture in the state of Washington. 

An online training for school staff to recognize and respond to student emotional and behavioral distress.