Rigor and Relevance for Deeper Learning
March 7, 2017
Literacy superstar Carol Jago visited MESD today to speak to a group of 45 grade 6-12 instructional coaches and teachers as part of our Secondary Literacy Coaches' Network.
Carol is associate director of the California Reading and Literature Project at UCLA and author of many professional books on teaching and learning in the literacy classroom.
This free presentation for educators is made possible through our partnership with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Happy Classified Employee Appreciation Week!
March 6, 2017
Strategic Plan Video Update
February 21, 2017
"Literacy and Pursuit of Equity" event at MESD
Event Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017 • 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Multnomah ESD • 11611 NE Ainsworth Circle • Portland, Oregon
Presenter: Amelia Van Name Larson, Vice President of Innovations and School Supports at American Reading Company
Students’ literacy experiences help shape what they imagine to be possible. Gender, race, perspectives, and volume matter. Indeed, representation matters, because what they see and read shape what they imagine to be possible for people who look like them, live where they live, or come from where they came from. There is strong evidence for building classroom libraries to include books where ALL students will find mirrors (which reflect themselves), windows (which show them a larger world), or sliding glass doors (which encourage social action).
$29 registration fee (includes lunch)
Women, Metals & Manufacturing
January 25, 2017
Submitted by Marcia Latta
Riverside High School students joined students from five mid-valley high schools at the the second annual Women, Metals and Manufacturing Day at Linn Benton Community College on January 20, 2017.
The event is sponsored by the Albany Chamber of Commerce Pipeline to Jobs initiative, LBCC and local manufacturers to encourage women to explore training opportunities for careers in manufacturing and skilled trades.
Students attended two of five hands-on workshops in training programs offered by LBCC, including Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Machine Tool Technology, Welding and Fabrication, Mechatronics Industrial Maintenance and Non-Destructive Testing.
(Pictured at left: Students Carissa and Charley in the Mechatronics workshop; pictured at right, Student Carissa)
OEA Choice Trust funding continued for MESD's Employee Wellness program!
January 18, 2017
MESD has been awarded a third year of continued funding ($20,040) from the OEA Choice Trust for our employee wellness program in 2017. Some of the activities that will be supported include: MESD’s basketball team in the Portland league; a wellness program Exercise room orientation video; Yoga and other exercise classes; continuation of Walker Tracker and other fitness challenges; the Newsletter; workshops; site potlucks; the Ainsworth garden; reduced price massage at University of Western States; and more! Elana Emlen and Suzanne Briggs are the Employee Wellness Co-Coordinators and can be reached at email@example.com The Employee Wellness Committee will be researching and implementing more ways to make the program useful to all MESD employees, no matter where they work. The Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month 3:15-4:15, in person and by phone participation. (Pictured: OEA Choice Trust funding has helped pay for new exercise spaces at MESD, like this one!)