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Lower Columbia Council – 2014-2015 Learning Sessions
Our mission is to promote literacy within the community byenhancing knowledge, encouraging effective practices, fostering professional networks, and inspiring the love of reading and writing.
Our sessions begin promptly at 4:45-5:45 in the Evergreen Room
Evergreen Administrative Service Center (Tan Complex)
13501 NE 28th Street, Vancouver, WA 98668-8910
President: Maria Antos
Fifth Grade Teacher x8106
Tukes Valley Middle School
|October 2 2014||Successful and Savvy Classroom Libraries
Presented by Angie Krant and Maria Antos
|November 6 2014||Getting to Know Smarter Balanced
Presented by Allison Tuchardt/BGPS Assistant Dir. Of Assessment
|December 4 2014||HELP! What can I do with only 1 iPad?
Presented by Kristina Wambold/Technology & Learning Coord.
|It’s Pinteresting! Fun and Useful Ideas for Educators
Presented by Maria Antos/Tukes Valley Middle School
|Writing in the Classroom
Presented by Stephanie Etulain/Tukes Valley Middle School
|Struggling Readers; Is It Dyslexia?
Presented by NW EyeCare Professionals
|Favorite Picture Books (Book Talk)
Presented by Deanna Day
|Understanding and Utilizing STEM K-8
Presented by STEM Grant Professors (WSU/Clark/ESD)
Join LCC WORD for professional development, clock hours, and prizes!
Annual Membership Dues
- Regular: $25 (certificated, administrators, etc.)
- Associate: $15 (substitutes, pre-service, para-educators, retired, homeschool)
- Individual Session Without Membership: $5
Major changes to the district benefit plans being offered will take effect for the 2014-15 plan year
· Switching from Premera Blue Cross to Regence Blue Cross
o Regence has closely mirrored all Premera plans, all the same plans will be offered – Plan 2, 3, 5 EasyChoice (new name Regence Choice) Plans A, B, and C and the High Deductible plan
o No change in doctors required, both plans use the same network of doctors
o Both Legacy Salmon Creek and PeaceHealth hospitals are in-network
o Rate increase will be 1% over our current Premera rates
· We will now offer 2 Kaiser medical plans
o Option 1 will be the same as current plan being offered, there is a 10.7% rate increase over last years rates
o Option 2 will have a $250.00 deductible, co-pays vary by type of service and will have a 10% co-insurance on hospitalization, outpatient services and durable equipment
· Open enrollment will be from August 25th through September 30th – new benefits effective November 1st
· Benefits Fair will on September 10th at Battle Ground High School in the cafeteria from 2:30 – 6:00
· We are keeping all the same Dental plans and the VSP vision coverage
Pictured below is BGEA member Linda Peterson leading a session at the WEA Riverside Emerging Leaders training held the last week of June at the Grand Lodge in Forest Grove. Around 30 WEA members participated in the training, including several from BGEA! For more information on WEA Riverside, checkout their website at: www.wea-riverside.org
We are excited to announce an End-of-Year Barbeque for all staff to welcome and introduce Mr. Mark Hottowe, our new superintendent!
The barbeque will take place on Monday, June 23 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Battle Ground High School. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and Mr. Hottowe will speak to the group about the transition in leadership at 12:15 p.m. A district-provided barbeque lunch will follow.
This event is not mandatory, but will be available to all staff.
Please contact Julie Backous with any questions.Backous.firstname.lastname@example.org
BGEA is lucky to have all 15 Teacher Librarians that serve our district as members! Combined these amazing folks have over 274 years in education. They all hold Master degrees. All teach classes. All help students find the resources and information they need.
Celebrate National School Library Month by going to http://www.ala.org/aasl/slm
WEA-Riverside and Evergreen Education Association have partnered together to offer you the opportunity to view the movie,“STANDARDIZED LIES, MONEY & CIVIL RIGHTS: HOW TESTING IS RUINING PUBLIC EDUCATION” (1 hr, 14 min). For decades, standardized testing has been a part of public education. Within the last ten years, however, education reform has promoted even more testing. Test scores, mistakenly viewed as effective assessments of student ability and teacher / school effectiveness, are anything but. STANDARDIZED sheds light on the invalid nature of tests, the terrible consequences of high-stakes testing, and the big money that’s involved.
You can also click here for more information on the movie, including interviews, press and testimonials.
The movie will be shown on Monday, May 12, at 7 p.m. in the Evergreen High School Auditorium. The auditorium is on the Evergreen High School campus at 14300 NE 18th St, Vancouver, WA 98684. You can click here to get directions by entering your starting point and requesting directions. You are welcome to invite family, friends and neighbors to join you at the movie to gain a better understanding about the impact testing has on both students and teachers.
WEA-Riverside & Evergreen Education Association