Imperial County Office of Education https://www.icoe.org/rss.xml en Higher Education Week 2017 https://www.icoe.org/news/higher-education-week-2017 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Higher Education Week 2017</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-09/news1_0.jpg" width="600" height="450" alt="Students talking to College Recruiter" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/rsalgado" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rsalgado</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:05</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Twenty-eight institutions visited 11 schools to speak with almost 3400 Imperial County students as part of Higher Education Week! From September 18th to September 21st, students were able to speak with recruiters from higher education institutions and discuss degrees, programs, housing, financial aid, and to answer whatever questions or concerns a student may have.</p> <p>Students &amp; Parents Night gave parents of higher education bound students the opportunity to meet recruiters and discuss the goals of their children.</p> <p>Be sure to take a look at the photo archive for this great event!</p> <p><a href="https://photos.google.com/u/1/share/AF1QipNB1u97gJUADuPbBeW4ppr5suoMsWr9A12hJAi3J7J8Gpdqehj1EMothi0nZ-44ww?key=dzFBc2p2S0RhNlhPNU5qQzJmNlo5cExtOXEzWTZB">HEW 2017 Photos</a></p> </div> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:05:58 +0000 rsalgado 518 at https://www.icoe.org Project PRIME Celebration https://www.icoe.org/news/project-prime-celebration <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Project PRIME Celebration</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-09/news1.jpg" width="600" height="450" alt="PRIME" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/rsalgado" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rsalgado</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:01</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Julie Adams was the keynote speaker on Tuesday, September 19th, for the Project PRIME Celebration dinner event. The two year Project PRIME program, focusing on preparing students for the 21st century and supporting teachers through a PD model made to increase students' mathematical ability, officially came to a successful end.</p> <p>Take a look at the photo archive for the event <a href="https://photos.google.com/u/1/share/AF1QipMagkfLp6hQ-S2Q3-2_Aq6Cezl07TfzO5uzPNAVTs_mtu8Cf3zZeWmQKMKJYv2PPg?pageId=none&amp;key=TUdoNXd4SjRpZ2l6VC1uVndMYU5OcDRNUnV1X1FB">here.</a></p> </div> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:01:19 +0000 rsalgado 517 at https://www.icoe.org Higher Education Week! https://www.icoe.org/news/higher-education-week <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Higher Education Week!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-09/HEW-pic.jpg" width="574" height="600" alt="Higher Ed Week" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/rsalgado" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rsalgado</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 09/12/2017 - 14:47</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span style="font-size:12pt">The ICOE College and Career Readiness Initiative is pleased to present the Imperial County Higher Education Week (HEW) K-12 Activities Manual for Elementary, Middle and High Schools.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt">To promote the importance of preparation for college and career at all grade levels, a series of events and activities have been created to implement at your school sites during Higher Ed. Week, September 18-22, 2017. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt">Teachers and school site staff will have the opportunity to engage students in meaningful conversations and activities to emphasize the importance of doing well to set the foundation for a successful future. Included in the manual is a flyer inviting students, staff and community members to our Higher Ed Week Parent Night at the IV Mall on September 20th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt">We encourage all districts to participate in Imperial County K-12 Higher Education Week activities and request that you share this information with your staff, including Teachers and ASB Directors. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt">When posting pictures to your websites or social media, please use the hashtags: </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt">#ImperialCountyHEW2017</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt">#findyourpath </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt">#College&amp;CareerReady</span></p> </div> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 21:47:09 +0000 rsalgado 510 at https://www.icoe.org ICOEnnections - September 2017 https://www.icoe.org/news/icoennections-september-2017 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ICOEnnections - September 2017</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-09/1.jpg" width="960" height="720" alt="Special Education Teachers" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/mmezaicoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">mmeza@icoe.org</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 09/11/2017 - 15:52</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Click <a href="https://indd.adobe.com/view/3defd0a7-3201-4aa3-ab01-b58c6a6de18f">here</a><a class="0" href="https://indd.adobe.com/view/a9196ea4-06ce-40f6-a411-7f4204a7c4fb" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span class="0"><span class="element-invisible"> </span></span></a> for our September 2017 edition community edition of the monthly ICOEnnections publication.</p> <p>Stories include:</p> <ul><li>Welcome Back Event</li> <li>Dr. Herb Farrar Passes</li> <li>Attendance Awareness Month</li> <li>Accelerating into NGSS Rollout</li> <li>Curriculum and Instruction Updates</li> <li>Alternative Education Updates</li> <li>Suicide Prevention Month</li> <li>AmeriCorps Updates</li> <li>Credentialing Department Updates</li> <li>Higher Education Upcoming Events</li> <li>Cybersecurity Education Program</li> <li>Escape Implementation Update</li> <li>Upcoming Community Events</li> </ul></div> </div> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 22:52:20 +0000 mmeza@icoe.org 509 at https://www.icoe.org The McDonald's - An ICOE Story https://www.icoe.org/news/mcdonalds-icoe-story <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The McDonald&#039;s - An ICOE Story</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/rsalgado" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rsalgado</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 09/11/2017 - 08:49</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-video field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News story video</div> <div class="field__item">https://youtu.be/8mWr_e5Go9k?list=PLYg4ZOl936WXCADNAMnwep9QV5RTBXtf-</div> </div> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:49:35 +0000 rsalgado 508 at https://www.icoe.org Lupe Gonzalez, Special Education https://www.icoe.org/news/lupe-gonzalez-special-education <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Lupe Gonzalez, Special Education</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-09/cropped2-IMG_3624.jpg" width="467" height="700" alt="Lupe Gonzalez, Special Education" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/rsalgado" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rsalgado</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 09/11/2017 - 08:46</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>September 8, 2017</p> <p>Brawley – With over 40 visually impaired students county-wide, the team of six Special Education staff stay busy.  The Visually Impaired (VI) hub at ICOE’s Del Rio Campus on the east side of Brawley is also home to Special Ed. teacher, Guadalupe (Lupe) Gonzalez, who just recently finished her Education Specialist Credential for the Visually Impaired.</p> <p>A native of Brawley, Lupe took a somewhat unconventional path to education in general, let alone her specialization for working with visually impaired students.  Lupe was raised in Imperial Valley but also spent a year or two as a child living in Mexicali as well.  An IVC and SDSU graduate seems normal enough – but when she was young and times were tough, Lupe also worked as a field working picking lettuce.   </p> <p>Her innate ability to lead projects and train other team members quickly translated into jobs working first for I.V. Recycling Center then for the City of El Centro at the city water plant.  It was there that a joy of teaching was birthed as she led trainings with burly guys wearing steel-toe boots.  In 2006 she applied to be a teacher at Kennedy Middle School in El Centro and left behind the burly guys for squirrely junior highs.  </p> <p>Recruited to join ICOE in 2013 she has been working on this highly specialized credential ever since.  She’s the only teacher in Imperial County with the VI specialization, which takes years to complete.  </p> <p>Now that she’s finished commuting to Tucson and the University of Arizona and then recently to Cal State Fullerton – Lupe plans to spend more time with her family.  Her husband of 25 years, Alfonso works as a UPS driver and the Gonzalez’s have three children, Alfonso Jr. (23), Alejandra (21) and Isaiah (12).  </p> <p>The many hours and extra credentials are worth it though, when we see the results in lives that are dramatically changed for students who, apart from their education, would often be excluded and marginalized.  At ICOE, All Means All, and because of Lupe and her team, 40 students have dramatically better lives.  </p> </div> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 15:46:34 +0000 rsalgado 507 at https://www.icoe.org Welcome Back 2017 Stories - Angelina Sanchez https://www.icoe.org/news/welcome-back-2017-stories-angelina-sanchez-0 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Welcome Back 2017 Stories - Angelina Sanchez</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/rsalgado" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rsalgado</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:32</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-video field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">News story video</div> <div class="field__item">https://youtu.be/dT_HV16g2ME</div> </div> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 21:32:38 +0000 rsalgado 502 at https://www.icoe.org Dr. Herb Farrar Passes https://www.icoe.org/news/dr-herb-farrar-passes <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Dr. Herb Farrar Passes</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-08/ICOE%20web%20photo.png" width="398" height="528" alt="Dr. Herb Farrar" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/toddevangelisticoeorg" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="todd.evangelist@icoe.org">todd.evangelis…</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:36</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Dr. Herb Farrar, 1937-2017</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Former Imperial County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Herb Farrar passed away on July 26, 2017 from complications associated with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.  </p> <p>"Dr. Farrar was not only a great leader", said County Superintendent Dr. Todd Finnell, "but he was an extraordinary man that I've been blessed to have as a mentor, coach, and friend."  </p> <p>Born in Wisconsin to Herb &amp; Caroline Farrar in 1937, the family moved to Bell Gardens, CA when Herb was young. Herb attended Long Beach State University where he played both basketball and baseball. In 1959 Herb and his wife of 60 years, Lou Ann, moved to El Centro for his first job as a teacher at Hedrick Elementary in El Centro. Later serving as principal/superintendent of Verde School south of Holtville where he was also the janitor, bus driver and night watchman for the small school district. Returning to El Centro as a school administrator, Dr. Farrar was later elected as Imperial County Superintendent of Schools in 1979, a position he held for 18 years.  After Lou Ann passed away, Herb had recently married Linda, a family friend who had been widowed as well.  Linda Farrar is from Northern California, but ironically had attended school in Imperial Valley as a child at Mt. Signal School District (now merged with Calexico Unified), where her father was school principal.  </p> <p>A beloved teacher, administrator, coach and church deacon, Herb was a friend to all who knew him.  A man of deep Christian faith, he was tireless in his love of God and family. He will be deeply missed, but it is with joy that his family and friends invite the community to celebrate the life of Dr. Herb Farrar on Saturday, September 9th at 10am at Christ Community Church in El Centro.  Immediately followed by a luncheon at the Central Baptist Church’s Family Life Center (a building that Herb Farrar helped build) where friends and family are encouraged to share their memories of a great community leader.</p> <p> </p> </div> Fri, 25 Aug 2017 19:36:55 +0000 todd.evangelist@icoe.org 497 at https://www.icoe.org ICOE Welcome Back - 2017! https://www.icoe.org/news/icoe-welcome-back-2017 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ICOE Welcome Back - 2017!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-08/resized-SWB%20Selfie.jpg" width="575" height="432" alt="SWB" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/rsalgado" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rsalgado</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 08/22/2017 - 09:49</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The 2017 school year for ICOE was kicked off with the annual all-hands Welcome Back Event! The 500+ employees attended a morning of fun events, entertainment, and inspiring messages to recharge and motivate the crowd. Armed with a focus on ICOE Values, everyone left ready to support Imperial County Schools in the upcoming school year.</p> <p>Be sure to check out the pictures from this event and have a great school year!</p> <p><a href="https://goo.gl/photos/FVNYnAio3DbXWAqF7">Welcome Back 2017 Pictures.</a></p> </div> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:49:50 +0000 rsalgado 494 at https://www.icoe.org ICOEnnections - August 2017 https://www.icoe.org/news/icoennections-august-2017 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">ICOEnnections - August 2017</span> <div class="field field--name-field-news-story-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/contentType/newsStory/2017-08/CA_Ed_Reforms.png" width="720" height="540" alt="ICOEnnections - August 2017" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/users/rsalgado" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">rsalgado</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:54</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Click <a href="https://indd.adobe.com/view/a9196ea4-06ce-40f6-a411-7f4204a7c4fb">here</a> for our August 2017 edition community edition of the monthly ICOEnnections publication.</p> <p>Stories include:</p> <ul><li>California's School Reform Article</li> <li>Imperial Valley Youth Job Fair</li> <li>Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities</li> <li>Higher Education Week Dates</li> <li>Safe Schools Conference</li> <li>CyberSecurity Education Summit</li> <li>Migrant Summer Leadership Institute</li> </ul></div> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 21:54:47 +0000 rsalgado 493 at https://www.icoe.org