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SUCCEED: Be prepared to succeed in a post-secondary education and a chosen career

The Puget Sound Educational Service District is committed to getting students ready to learn by implementing four targeted strategies:

  • Be prepared to succeed in post-secondary education and a chosen career
  • Support successful drop out prevention and reengagement polices and practices
  • Lead regional collaborations to redesign policies and procedures to support safe and healthy youth
  • Support college assistance planning efforts

Learn about programs, trainings & events that Puget Sound ESD offers to help students achive!
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Compassionate Schools

Compassionate Schools Summer Learning Events

Compassionate Schools creates caring classrooms and attitudes, and benefits all students including those chronically exposed to stress and trauma. The program helps keep all students engaged and learning by creating and supporting a healthy climate and culture within the school.

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Reader Reminder

The One-to-One newsletter is moving! To best serve our readers, this will be the last printed edition of One-to-One! Beginning in September, you can find the newsletter at its current web address: along with all of the same class descriptions, agency information and professional development opportunities! Bookmark the URL and stay up-to-date on what’s happening!

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Don’t Delay! June 30th will be here sooner than you think! Is your certificate going to expire in 2013?

Please check the expiration date on your current certificate(s). If your expiration date is June 30, 2013, you should be currently working towards the maintenance required to renew the certificate(s). If you have met the requirements already, you may renew now without penalty. Don’t wait! Earlier is always better!

If you do not meet the requirements and/or do not submit your application to an ESD or online with OSPI on or before June 30, 2013, your certificate will lapse or expire. To avoid any additional requirements and fees, please submit your application prior to the expiration date printed on your certificate.

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Arts Foundations Summer Institute

Arts Impact

August 5-9, 2013
Register now for the Arts Impact: Arts Foundations Summer Institute, hosted by Broadway Center for the Performing Arts and Tacoma Art Museum. The Summer Institute is followed by a one-on-one mentorship with an Artist Mentor in your classroom, as well as ongoing PD workshops during the year.

Clock hours or university credit are offered for this transformative experience.

For more information or to register, contact Beverly Harding Buehler, Arts Impact Program Manager,

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ELL Endorsement/Certificate Program

Puget Sound ESD and Seattle University College of Education are joining together to offer an exciting new English Language Learner Endorsement and Certificate Program at the university. The innovative, affordable program is designed to meet where you are. All classroom assignments will focus on your personal and professional goals. If you are seeking the ELL Endorsement, your class assignments will be applicable to a K-12 classroom. If you are seeking a TESOL Certificate, your assignments will be tailored to your career path. Classes begin in June and January. More information available on the Seattle University website.

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PSESD Data Coaching Services

Are you a district or school leader interested in supporting data use and the inquiry process in your organization? Data Coaching provides tools and resources for educators seeking to improve the use of data and inquiry in their particular context. Data coaching services are available to school-level, grade-level, or discipline centered teams, as well as coalitions, collaborations, and community based organizations. For more information please contact Sarita Siqueiros Thornburg, PSESD Research & Evaluation Director at or (425) 917-7724.

Figure 2: PCG's Cycle of Inquiry and Action
© 2012 Public Consulting Group, Inc.

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Puget Sound ESD offers a wide range of professional development courses for teachers, administrators, paraeducators and classified staff. Below are descriptions of upcoming workshops and classes. Each listing includes a link to our class database and registration information.

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Upcoming Classes

All Classes

Learning and Teaching

Paraeducator Online


Online Classes

Click here to search available classes offered by PSESD.

Click here for class registration information.

New classes, dates and topics are added often.

PSESD has also partnered with several vendors to provide additional online professional development opportunities. Learn more about PSESD's online learning partnerships.

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One-to-One Online

Volume 31 Number 4, Summer 2013

The One-to-One is published four times a year by Puget Sound Educational Service District.

Puget Sound ESD
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Renton, WA 98057-5221

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PSESD Board: Chair, Robert Beem; Vice Chair, Charlie Staadacker; Vicki Asakura, Jill A.S. Johnson, David Okimoto, Barbara Peterson, Joanne Seng, Jackie Smith, John Zurfluh; John Welch, superintendent.

Puget Sound ESD does not discriminate in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services, or activities. Contact Denise Altheimer, Affirmative Action/ADA Officer, at the above numbers.

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