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Meaningful Work for Employees

FSD #502 Classified Professional Development Options

 

Overview and Purpose:

We are working to provide home based remote learning options to classified staff as part of the overall district effort to create meaningful work opportunities for all employees.  Beginning the week of March 23 – 27 classified staff can select from a short menu of District provided resources to begin home based professional development.  After Spring Break, beginning the week of April 13th, more options will become available and include interactive classes.

Every time you complete a training, please take a moment to log your learning and rate the training by completing a short survey  -- CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY

 

We just created a short form to offer your training ideas and suggestions.  If you have found a resource that you think other people would benefit from please  - -   CLICK HERE TO SHARE YOUR IDEAS  ← NEW 4.20.2020 


Click on a button to see Training Suggestions for your workgroup

All Work Groups                                                                                                                 
Read and reflect on this PDF Book:

The Heart of Teaching and Learning – Compassion Resiliency and Academic Success

244 page PDF book of collected articles about Adverse Childhood Experiences. It contains a variety of resources and gives a good foundation in working with children that have experienced trauma.

Click here to download

Note: If you would like to receive a print copy of this book via US Mail, please contact Lea Morris by calling 360-383-9289.
 

Microsoft Office Suite   ← NEW 4.20.2020

Microsoft offers a comprehensive Education Center that is connected to our Office 365 subscription.  You can log in using your regular email address and password to access 100’s if not 1,000’s of trainings that lead to certifications in all Microsoft products. 

Click Here to go to the Education Center Log In page
 

Zoom Video Conferencing

Having trouble getting Zoom to work at home?  Want to learn more? Try watching this short tutorial.

 

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PSE Workgroup                                                                                                                   
Social Thinking ← NEW 4.20.2020

Go to this website - www.socialthinking.com

Click on “elearning: and then look at “Browse by Topic” to find many free webinars

Recommend - Understanding Self-Regulation:  Help Your Students Learn to Help Yourself
 

Safe Schools Trainings

Many additional short courses are available beyond our annual required trainings.  Below find a list of courses that are suggested for your work group.  Log in using firstname.lastname with no password required.

Once you are logged in, click on the “play” button just under the “home” button to access extra training.

Click here to go to Safe Schools Log In

Recommended for all Para-Professionals:

Social & Behavioral Tab

  • De-escalation Strategies
  • Disruptive Student Behavior
  • Communication Styles & Skills
  • Child Abuse - Identification & Interventions

HR Tab

  • Diversity Awareness

Environmental Tab

  • Classroom Safety
     

Recommended for Playground paras:

Social & Behavioral Tab

  • Playground Supervision

Health Tab

  • Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Prevention
     

Recommended for Life-Skills paras:

Special Education Tab

  • Special Education Aides – Safety & Injury Prevention
  • Lifts & Transfers
  • Safety in the Classroom
     

Recommended for Library paras:

Technology Tab

  • Browser Security Basics
  • CIPA
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Online Safety – What Every Educator Needs To Know
     

Recommended for Food Service:

Nutrition Services Tab

  • Food Safety & Kitchen Sanitation
  • Foodborne Illnesses
  • School Meal Compliance
     
Second Step Online Webinars (KDG -8th Grade)

Second Step is our adopted Social Emotional Learning Curriculum for Pre-K – 8th Grade.  It is taught in all classrooms to support students in learning how to be successful academically, socially, and emotionally.  All adults in our schools can learn to help students problem solve challenging moments and reinforce positive choices by learning more about Second Step.

Go to secondstep.org

Hover over “Programs” and click “Learn More”, then click “Webinars”

Choice 1: Register for a live webinar
Choice 2: Choose “On-Demand Webinar”, scroll to see grade level, view webinar, process with supervisor new learning
 

OSPI SEL Modules – 

After Spring Break, we will be offering professional development exploring and discussing the Social Emotional Learning modules published by OSPI.

Until then, if you are interested in this work, please create an account on “Moodle” at https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/health-safety/mental-social-behavioral-health/social-and-emotional-learning-sel/sel-online-education-module by clicking on “SEL Online Education” on the right-hand side of the screen. Feel free to explore the content although formal training discussions will not start until after Spring Break.


Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft offers a comprehensive Education Center that is connected to our Office 365 subscription.  You can log in using your regular email address and password to access 100’s if not 1,000’s of trainings that lead to certifications in all Microsoft products. 

Click here to go to the Education Center log in page.


Note to PSE Members – We are working hard to create a remote learning interactive class for you to finish the FCS Training (Foundational Course of Study) that has been happening on Fridays.  Look for an individualized invitation to come to your email soon.  Principals will have details at an upcoming staff meeting.

 

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FAAA Workgroup                                                                                                                 
Safe Schools Trainings

Many additional short courses are available beyond our annual required trainings.  Below, find a list of courses that are suggested for your work group.  Log in using firstname.lastname with no password required.

Once you are logged in, click on the “play” button just under the “home” button to access extra training.

Click here to go to Safe Schools Log In

Human Resources Tab

  • Conflict Management - Managing the angry Parent
  • General Ethics in the Workplace

 

Environmental Tab

  • Accident Investigation
  • Office Ergonomics
  • Scent Awareness
     

Health Tab

  • AED
  • Coronavirus Awareness
  • Coronavirus: Preparing your household
  • Opioid Overdose Response Awareness
  • Pandemic Flu
  • Stress Management
  • Student Mental Health

 

American Society of Administrative Professionals

This national professional organization, which is free to join, offers many webinars and trainings with a large percentage of them being free to anyone.

Click here to visit the ASAP Webinar page

 

Microsoft Office Suite

Microsoft offers a comprehensive Education Center that is connected to our Office 365 subscription.  You can log in using your regular email address and password to access 100’s if not 1,000’s of trainings that lead to certifications in all Microsoft products. 

Click here to go to the Education Center log in page

 

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Teamsters Workgroup                                                                                                       
Safe Schools Trainings

Many additional short courses are available beyond our annual required trainings.  Below find a list of courses that are suggested for your work group.  Log in using firstname.lastname with no password required.

Once you are logged in, click on the “play” button just under the “home” button to access extra training.

Click here to go to Safe Schools Log In
 

Transportation Tab

  • 15-Passenger Van Safety (19 Minutes)
  • Bus Behavior and Discipline (19 Minutes)
  • Child Safety Restraint System (25 Minutes)
  • City Driving (15 Minutes)
  • Crossing Guard Safety (15 Minutes)
  • Defensive Driving (19 Minutes)
  • Distracted Driver (12 Minutes)
  • Evacuation Planning for Students with Special Needs (32 Minutes)
  •  Road Rage (7 Minutes)
  • Transportation Safety (29 Minutes)
  • Van Safety (21 Minutes)
  • Wheelchair Securement (20 Minutes)
  • Winter Driving (15 Minutes)

 

Security Tab

  • Visual Weapons Screening


Environmental Tab

  • Back Injury and Lifting (21 Minutes)
  • Workplace Injury Prevention (25 Minutes)

 

IEP Tab

  • IEP Meeting and Team Collaboration (37 Minutes)


Social and Behavioral  Tab

  • Administrative Supervision of Students (25 Minutes)
  • Child Abuse: Mandatory Reporting Full Course Washington (25 Minutes)
  • Gang Awareness (30 Minutes)
  • Making Schools Safe and Inclusive for LGBTQ Students (34 Minutes)        
  • Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse (23 Minutes)
  • Student Drug & Alcohol Abuse (33 Minutes)
  • Bullying: Recognition & Response (25 Minutes)
  • Communication Styles and Skills (11 Minutes)
  • De-Escalation Strategies (23 Minutes)
  • Hazing Awareness and Prevention (21 Minutes)
  • Making Schools Safe and Inclusive for Transgender Students (19 Minutes)
  • Restraint and Seclusion (22 Minutes)
  • Students Experiencing Homelessness: Awareness and Understanding (26 Minutes)
  • Child Abuse: Identification & Intervention (33 Minutes)
  • Cultural Competence and Racial Bias (18 Minutes)
  • Disruptive Student Behavior (35 Minutes)
  • Human Trafficking Awareness (60 Minutes)
  • Self-Injury and Cutting (21 Minutes)
  • Youth Suicide: Awareness, Prevention and Postvention (120 Minutes)
     

Information Technology Tab

  • Browser Security (15 Minutes)
  • CIPA: Compliance with The Children’s Internet Protection Act (14 Minutes)
  • Copyright Infringement (24 Minutes)
  • Cyberbullying (22 Minutes)
  • Cybersecurity Overview (13 Minutes)
  • Email and Messaging Safety (12 Minutes)
  • Online Safety Predators (17 Minutes)
  • Online Safety Threats of Violence (14 Minutes)
  • Online Safety What Every Educator Needs To Know (17 Minutes)
  • Password Security Basics (10 Minutes)
  • Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Overview (15 Minutes)
  • Protection Against Malware (15 Minutes)
     

Policy  Tab

  • Civility Policy (5 Minutes)
  • FSD Staff Training, Student Dating Violence and Sexual Assault (27 Minutes)
     

Special Education Tab

  • Special Education Aides: Safety and Injury Prevention (32 Minutes)
  • Special Education: Lifts and Transfers (30 Minutes)
  • Special Education: Safety in the Classroom (27 Minutes)
     

Emergency Management  Tab

  • Active Shooter, Staff Course (46 Minutes)
  • Emergency Operations Planning, All Staff (19 Minutes)
  • Managing the Aftermath of Tragedy, All Staff (21 Minutes)
  • Threat Assessment, All Staff (24 Minutes)
  • Crisis Response and Recovery (22 Minutes)
  • Family Reunification (21 Minutes)
  • Tactical Site Survey, All Staff (22 Minutes)
  • Emergency Operations Planning: Building the Plan, All Staff (17 Minutes)
  • Terrorism: Awareness and Response, Staff Full Course (34 Minutes)
     

Human Resources Tab

  • Conflict Management: Managing the Angry Parent (20 Minutes)
  • Conflict Management Staff-to-Staff (16 Minutes)
  • Conflict Management: Student-to-student (20 Minutes)
  • American with Disabilities Act Overview (26 Minutes)
  • Boundary Invasion (25 Minutes)
  • Customer Service Overview, Support Staff (10 Minutes)
  • Discrimination Awareness in the Workplace (15 Minutes)
  • Diversity Awareness: Staff-to-Staff (25 Minutes)
  • Diversity Awareness: Staff-to-Student (30 Minutes)
  • Drug Free Work Place (22 Minutes)
  • FERPA: Confidentiality of Records (16 Minutes)
  • General Ethics in the Work Place (18 Minutes)
  • HIPAA Overview (14 Minutes)
  • Sexual Harassment: Staff-to-Staff (29 Minutes)
  • Sexual Harassment: Student Issues & Response (34 Minutes)
  • Sexual Misconduct: Staff-to-Student (35 Minutes)
  • Title VI Overview (33 Minutes)
  • What Every Employee Must Be Told (66 Minutes)
  • Workplace Bullying: Awareness and Prevention (16 Minutes)
  • Workplace Violence: Awareness and Prevention (21 Minutes)

 

Free College Course for Teamster Union Members ← NEW 4.20.2020

Offered by Eastern Gateway Community College

https://www.unionplusfreecollege.org/degree-programs/

https://egcc.edu/academics/programs/course-catalog/
 

Approved Subjects:

course Subject Credits
SPA101 Elementary Spanish I 4 Credits
SPA102 Elementary Spanish II 4 Credits
SPA201 Intermediate Spanish I 4 Credits
SPA202 Intermediate Spanish II 4 Credits

MGT210 Leadership Development and Team Building

3 Credits
COM101 Public Speaking 3 Credits

COM110 Small Group Communication

3 Credits

COM105 Interpersonal Communication

3 Credits

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SEIU Workgroup                                                                                                                 

Safe Schools Trainings 

Many additional short courses are available beyond our annual required trainings.  Below find a list of courses that are suggested for your work group.  Log in using firstname.lastname with no password required. 

Once you are logged in, click on the “play” button just under the “home” button to access extra training. 

Click here to go to Safe Schools Log In

Environmental Tab

  • Aerial Lift Training        
  • Asbestos Awareness        
  • Chemical Spills Overview
  • Commercial Mower Safety (Grounds)    
  • Electrical Safety            
  • Energy Conservation
  • Eye and Face Protection        
  • Fire Extinguisher Safety        
  • Forklift Safety (Maintenance)
  • General Safety Orientation    
  • Hearing Loss Prevention        
  • IAQ Awareness
  • IPM-(Grounds)            
  • Lockout/Tagout Procedures    
  • MSDS 
  • PPE Training            
  • Playground Maintenance & Inspection    
  • Safety Data Sheets Training
  • Scent Awareness (Custodians)    
  • Slips, Trips & Falls        
  • Welding Safety Awareness (Maintenance)
  • Workplace Injury Prevention

    
Health Tab
    

  • Coronavirus Awareness        
  • Coronavirus Managing Stress    
  • Coronavirus Preparing Household
  • Pandemic Flu            
  • Common Illness Prevention


Human Resources Tab

  • Conflict Management.-Staff to Staff    
  • Discrimination awareness    
  • Diversity Awareness-Staff-Staff
  • Diversity Awareness-Staff-Student                
  • General Ethics in Workplace
  • Sexual Harassment-Staff-Staff    
  • Sexual Harassment-Student Issues & response
  • Sexual Harassment-Staff-Student                
  • What Every Employee Must Be Told                
  • Workplace Bullying
  • Workplace Violence


Social & Behavioral Tab

  • De-escalation Strategies
     

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Quick Links Resources


Click to view complete kindergarten registration details.
 

During the school buildings closure period, kindergarten registration packets are available:

  • Online: View and download on our school registration page
  • Hard Copy: Hard copy registration forms are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm during meal distributions at all elementary school meal distribution locations.
     

Survey and Registration Interest Forms

Register to sign up for the special program from the Ferndale School District Counseling Staff offering 1-on-1 consultation, parent support groups and open Zoom meetings. 

More Information


Complete Survey Form

The District has developed a survey to assess community needs in this area. If you need childcare, please complete our form so we can consider you as we plan.

Complete Childcare Form

Meaningful Work for Employees

We are working to provide home based remote learning options to classified staff as part of the overall district effort to create meaningful work opportunities for all employees.

Classified Professional Development Options

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