Eureka Union
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Professional Development - September 1, 2017!Top of Page

Welcome to a new academic year!  
Here are a few details about our September 1 PD Day:
  • VENUE: Olympus Junior High School
  • TIME: Longevity Celebration/Breakfast starts at 8:00 am. 
    • PD General Session starts at 9:30 a.m.
An email will be coming to all certificated staff members mailbox soon.  We look forward to seeing all of you!
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January 9, 2017 Professional Development Day!Top of Page

On January 9, 2017, we will have our last Professional Development Day for the academic year at Olympus Junior High School.  Watch for an email that provides more details!
Here are some key information to share:
  • TK/K-5:  Training and Collaboration on the Digital Components of Reading Wonders
  • Grades 4-8: FrontRow Math Training from 11:30-12:30
  • Grades 6-8: Afternoon Collaboration and Planning Time on Grade-Specific Concerns
Have a wonderful Holiday Break!

Professional Development DocumentsTop of Page

2016 EQ Schools Fall ConferenceTop of Page

EQ Schools Came to Town!Top of Page

EUSD and Olympus Junior High School was proud to host the first EQ Schools Fall Conference last October 15-16. For more information about EQ Schools, please click HERE.  

Cultivate Optimism Workshop - December 13, 2016Top of Page

Cut the CRAP! CRAP means "Compulsively Ruminating on Adverse Events."  Come join us for a delightful afternoon exploring human's negativity bias and learning about how to cultivate an optimistic thinking style and coping strategy.  The workshop will be held from 4:00 - 5:15 pm and is FREE to all EUSD district staff members.  Click HERE to register.
If you are not from EUSD, please email Ginna Myers at gmyers@eurekausd.org for information on how you can attend. 

PD AnnouncementsTop of Page

Our September PD Day is fast approaching!  On September 16, we will offer teachers autonomy and choice, allowing them to choose workshops from three strands:

  • Schoolwide Literacy
  • Mathematics and Science
  • Technology and Socio-Emotional Development
As usual, we will rely on the expertise of our master teachers and administrators, with some guest speakers invited.  Stay tuned for more information!

August 15 PD Day was a blast! Thank you to all teachers and certificated staff who participated!

 The theme for our 2016-17 “Back to School” Kick Off PD is “Happy, Resilient Teachers = Happy, Resilient Students.”  Emotions are critical to learning, and they are contagious!  A happy teacher fosters the kind of environment conducive to great learning.  And, unless a student experiences positive emotions, learning cannot take place.  This theme connects to our District's overall Wellness Theme of "Breathe!"

Thank you to CAVITT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL for hosting!

2016 Summer PD Top of Page

Here are the Summer Institutes we completed!

August 1-2 or August 3-4:  Ready, Get Set, Go! Implementing our New ELA/ELD Program | 8:30-3:30 | ECC/District Office. 
August 5: Mindfulness and Positive Psychology for Educators | 8:30-3:30 | ECC/District Office. 
August 10: Engineering is Elementary-TK/3 Engineering Activities | 8:30-3:30 | ECC/District Office. 
August 11-12: Inquire! Challenge 21 Summer Camp | 8:30-3:30 | ECC/District Office. 
 

Thank you to everyone who participated!

January 2016 Professional Development DayTop of Page

On Monday, January 4, led by Director Ginna Myers, and her planning team, our teaching and administrative staff participated in a highly successful day of training that began at Olympus Junior High School. An array of learning opportunities for our employees were offered as we continue to sharpen our skills that will further enhance the delivery of instruction for our students.
 
To highlight EUSD's commitment to the education of the WHOLE child, sessions offered included:
  • using technology (Google, Web-based apps) in the classroom
  • number talks
  • getting familiar with how state assessments are scored in English Language Arts and Math
  • quality physical education assessments
  • exploring the science of learning, attention, and memory, love and logic, and mindfulness in the classroom!  
Teachers from EUSD led a majority of the sessions with our very own Placer County Teacher of the Year, Kim Gerould, setting the tone for the event with an inspiring message. The January 4 Professional Development event just proved once again that the real instructional experts are in our district!
 
On Monday, January 4, led by Director Ginna Myers, and her planning team, our teaching and administrative staff participated in a highly successful day of training that began at Olympus Junior High School. An array of learning opportunities for our employees were offered as we continue to sharpen our skills that will further enhance the delivery of instruction for our students. To highlight EUSD's commitment to the education of the WHOLE child, sessions offered ranged from using technology (Google, Web-based apps) in the classroom, number talks, getting familiar with how state assessments are scored in English Language Arts and Math, quality physical education assessments, exploring the science of learning, attention, and memory, love and logic, and mindfulness in the classroom!  Teachers from EUSD led a majority of the sessions with our very own Placer County Teacher of the Year, Kim Gerould, setting the tone for the event with an inspiring message. The January 4 Professional Development event just proved once again that the real instructional experts are in our district!
 

2016-17 Professional Development Advisory GroupTop of Page

Are you interested in driving the nature and structure of our PD days in the district? If yes, come join us and be a member of our PDAG!
 
Please note that membership is entirely voluntary and does not "consume" any committee points!  We meet once every trimester to collaborate on PD plans.
 
What are the functions of PDAG?
  • Evaluate PD feedback forms
  • Make recommendations about PD Days
  • Examine scholarly literature on adult learning
If interested, please email Ginna Myers or Patti Switzer.
 
Thank you!
                Jody Franz leading a Math training.
              TK-3 Math teachers mapping curriculum.

Our SchoolsTop of Page