IMESD/OTREN Summer Series 2023 has ended
****UPDATE-Special Education Foundations courses for 8/1-8/4 have been canceled and information has been sent out via email to those registered for how to access an asynchronous option. Apologies for this change!****

Hosted by Oregon Trail Regional Educator Network and InterMountain Education Service District - open to all OTREN districts unless otherwise specified! Make sure to check the location of the offering-Pendleton IMESD, La Grande IMESD, or another location in the region.

OTREN Districts include: Baker, Pine Eagle, Burnt River, Athena-Weston, Echo, Helix, Hermiston, Milton-Freewater, Pendleton, Pilot Rock, Stanfield, Ukiah, Umatilla, Ione, Morrow County, Cove, Elgin, Imbler, La Grande, North Powder, and Union

There are a few sessions listed as IMESD Component Only- that excludes Baker, Hermiston, Pine Eagle, & beginning in August Cove. 

Please build your individual schedule by selecting the sessions you are planning to attend. This will allow for us to plan appropriate space needs. Some sessions may be cancelled if the numbers are too small.

If you would like to earn graduate credit for attended classes, please download the Ed510 EOU Registration Packet.  For undergraduate credit (those without a college degree), please download Ed410 Registration Packet. Participants can register for this class starting May 11th and packets are due July 10th. You can earn up to 6 credits- FYI: 10 hours equal 1 credit!
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Katie Garner

Marenem, Inc
Author, Keynote Speaker
Asheville, North Carolina

Katie Garner, M.Ed. (author of Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind) is an international keynote speaker and literacy consultant with thirty years of experience working in classrooms around the world, and a passion for infusing neuroscience into literacy and learning. Katie's “backdoor to the brain” approach to fast-tracking phonics skills for reading shifts the paradigms associated with traditional literacy instruction. Her fast-paced, dynamic presentations spotlight strategies for boosting existing reading curriculum with science of reading-based practices that align with the brain’s system for learning. Katie's practical and proven methods for bringing neuroscience into the forefront of literacy and learning have been shared in lecture and panel discussion at Harvard University and MIT and have been the subject of numerous professional journal articles and publications. Her Facebook Group, Science of Reading Meets Science of Learning is a literacy learning hub for 80,000+ educators, providing access to free instructional resources.