2019 ESSA Inservice Information - The Strength Within

  • The theme for this year's inservice is The Strength Within. What anchors you, brings you joy, or gives you strength in your life? This year's inservice is about developing your strength for individual growth and well-being. You'll find sessions that support building skills to make you more effective in your job and/or increasing your skills for further job opportunities. You'll also find sessions that promote personal growth.

    Human Resources is looking for you to submit pictures of you showing where your strength comes from. Does your strength come from your family? Outside activities? Learning activities? Please send pictures of where you find your stength to human.resources@k12northstar.org.  In the Subject section of your email put: Picture for Inservice. These pictures will be displayed at the ESSA Inservice.  

    This year ESSA staff will attend sessions either at Lathrop High School or West Valley High School.  Instructional staff will go to Lathrop and non-instructional staff will go to West Valley.


    * Staff who do not work full-time should manage their schedule and only attend the training for the number of hours they normally work per day unless their supervisor has approved additional hours.

    * Staff who do not work on Fridays should not attend the training unless specifically instructed to do so by their supervisor.

    *Subs and Temps are invited to attend training. Attendance is voluntary and subs will not be paid for attending.

    Start and end times:

    • Lathrop High School:
      • 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
        • Doors open at 7:30 am.  
        • More information will be forthcoming.
    • West Valley High Schoool 
      • Check-in time: 7:45 - 8:25
      • Sessions: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
      • Opening Session - 8:30 - 9:25
      • 9:40 - 11:45 Morning Sessions:  See schedule.
      • Lunch: 11:45 - 12:45. Sandwiches will be provided.
      • 12:45 - 4:00: Afternoon Schedules

    Mandatory Trainings Sessions that will be offered:

    • ALICE eLearning Module Training
    • Asbestos Awareness Training
    • Bloodborne Pathogen Training
    • Child Abuse Training 
    • Fire Extinguisher Training
    • Hep B Forms
    • Technology Security Training

    Featured Presentations: Click the link to pre-register for select sessions.  Pre-registration closes Wednesday 9/25/19 at noon.  

    Planning Sheet - Use this sheet to plan your sessions.  One will be included in your registration folder.

    Session Schedules - Here are the sessions that are being offered this year.

    Sessions By Room List - Here is a list of the sessions and rooms.  

    Passport Presentations: Your passport card has different activities to complete.  You will be taking pictures, visiting tables, and learning new information via QR codes.  If your phone doesn’t have a QR code reader, you can borrow an iPad from the registration table.

    ESSA Inservice Newsletter - Informatation was provided to all non-instructional ESSA members who are attending the WV inservice.  You can find that newsletter here.





Last Modified on September 23, 2019