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1. Engagement Strategies for Educators

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Audience: Intermediate Level Course

Dates: 6/21/2021 to 6/23/2021

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Join us as we explore digital resources that will increase engagement in your classroom. We will design and play games that slip your educational goals into fun experiences for your students. You will leave with access to ready-made digital resources (for face-to-face or remote classrooms) that your students will ask for over and over again. By the time the two-morning session is over you will feel comfortable with using these resources: Gimkit, Quizlet Live, Pear Deck, and Blooket. Only able to attend one day? No problem. Unique stand-alone resources will be presented each day.

About the presenter: Mark Kane has a Master's of Education from Montana State University Billings and a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College. Mark has presented technology workshops at the local, regional and state levels. As a volunteer member of OPI's model curriculum team, Mark authored science curriculum frameworks for the state. He currently teaches at Medicine Crow Middle School in Billings.

2. Conflict Resolution: Building Human Bridges to Solve Conflict and Problems

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 8/18/2021

In this session, you will learn about a different set of tools - life strategies - you can use to improve your personal and professional relationships. Focused on conflict resolution, from "Solve it, Don't Win It” to "Leave the Sledgehammer in the Pickup Truck” this session will help you as you develop your skills even further. Whether it's at your kitchen table, in your school, with your business, or with a State Patrol officer you're talking with about a speeding ticket, the ten tools will help you with improved communication, relationships, and connections.

About the presenters: Dr. Randy Russell currently serves as the Freeman, WA School District Superintendent. During his ten years in Freeman, the Freeman School District has achieved a high school graduation rate exceeding 98% and developed a collaborative professional development system grades P-12. Randy is beginning his thirty-fourth year as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal in addition to his time as a superintendent in Washington, Idaho and Montana. He is also the Founder and President of RLR Leadership Consulting. Harry Amend is the founder of Harry Amend Consulting and has served individuals and small, medium, and large teams in both the public and private sector. He served in education for 41 years as a teacher, coach, counselor, administrator and superintendent. His training and philosophy are driven primarily from his twelve years as a counselor. His counseling experiences allow Harry to help individuals and teams focus on a "Solve It, Don't Win It” approach based on mutual respect and collaboration.

3. The 3 Ships and Self-Care and Resiliency

Program: Comprehensive System of Personnel Development

Dates: 8/19/2021

The 3 "Ships” - which focuses on your RelationShips, LeaderShip, and PartnerShips - is the perfect session to help you grow, develop and be happier as a person and as a leader - at home, at work and in life.

"Self-Care and Resiliency” - This highly interactive and reflective session will focus on preserving and enhancing the greatest resource you have - you. Join us as we discuss and discover a balanced program for self-renewal and "Sharpen Your Saw” in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental and spiritual.

About the presenters: Dr. Randy Russell currently serves as the Freeman, WA School District Superintendent. During his ten years in Freeman, the Freeman School District has achieved a high school graduation rate exceeding 98% and developed a collaborative professional development system grades P-12. Randy is beginning his thirty-fourth year as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal in addition to his time as a superintendent in Washington, Idaho and Montana. He is also the Founder and President of RLR Leadership Consulting. Harry Amend is the founder of Harry Amend Consulting and has served individuals and small, medium, and large teams in both the public and private sector. He served in education for 41 years as a teacher, coach, counselor, administrator and superintendent. His training and philosophy are driven primarily from his twelve years as a counselor. His counseling experiences allow Harry to help individuals and teams focus on a "Solve It, Don't Win It” approach based on mutual respect and collaboration.