In ESD News

Word Up! Video on why third-grade reading matters

Click this headline and take five minutes to watch this video on the Statistics Lottery from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Reading doesn't just open up opportunities for tomorrow's graduates, it helps mitigate barriers. With summer-time coming, it's a good time to remind our community that schools and teachers can't do it alone and aren't the only ones who can read a book, strike up a conversation or support a child's interests.

May 27 Webinar addresses assistive technology for young children

Here's a great professional development opportunity for early intervention providers and special education teachers, as well as regular teachers, instructional assistants,specialists, administrators and parents. 

Registration is now open for a free 90-minute webinar called "Demystifying Assistive Technology for Young Children (0-5) With Disabilities." The webinar takes place from 2:30 to 4 p.m. (PDT) May 27.

MATP to the Rescue with fun-filled activities

Broad smiles and whoops of joy made for a lively atmosphere on the morning of May 7 at Fremont Middle School, which hosted the annual Motor Activities Training Program.  

SLP nominated for annual educator award

Congratulations to our own Mary Heath for being nominated to receive one of the Excellence in Education Golden Apple Awards, organized by Century 21 Neil Company! 

Registration for 10th Annual PartnerSports Camp now open

Applications are being accepted for campers and partners who would like to take part in the YMCA-Douglas ESD Partner Sports Camp, taking place July 14-24.

Applications for campers are available HERE. Applications for partners are available HERE.