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If you are interested in connecting to other educators, engaging your students in and out of the classroom, building your 21st century skills to transform your educational practice, then eDESK is for you!

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CIESC Driver Education

A major objective of the Central Indiana Educational Service Center is to provide the best quality driver education and traffic safety program to the greatest number of students at the most affordable price. The delivery of this program is to be provided through the public high schools that comprise the CIESC membership.

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Save Time and Money with the Power of K-12Indiana!

What school today isn’t looking for ways to run leaner and more efficiently? K-12Indiana is the right tool to help make it happen. K-12Indiana is a partnership between the State of Indiana and Educational Service Centers of Indiana that gives every K-12 public school the purchasing advantage of statewide bid contracts organized into convenient online catalogs, all on one easy-to-use website.

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Free Assistive Technology Training!

CIESC Launches PATINS TV! In partnership with the PATINS Project, the CIESC Media Services Department will coordinate the broadcasting of a 15 live minute video stream from the CIESC studio.

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Member organizations serve over a quarter of a million online course enrollments annually

DECEMBER 16, 2014 - The Virtual School Leadership Alliance (VSLA), an association of the chiefs of virtual schools across the US, has launched a new website and blog to share virtual school expertise. The Leadership Alliance provides member organizations with expert data and analysis of digital learning, collegial support and collaborative opportunities that include shared resources, professional development and processes. The site includes descriptions of projects that member institutions are currently involved in, a member blog that comments on key issues in digital learning, new studies, innovations and projects, and anything else that's impacting online and blended learning at the Leadership Alliance programs. The site also provides research and reports published by the Alliance members.

The current Virtual School Leadership Alliance members are:
Georgia Virtual School 
Howard County Public School System
Idaho Digital Learning Academy
Illinois Virtual School
Indiana Online Academy
Innovative Digital Education and Learning-New Mexico
Michigan Virtual School
Montana Digital Academy
North Carolina Virtual Public School
The Virtual High School
Wisconsin eSchool Network
Wisconsin Virtual School

For more information, visit the website at
Laurie Ferry

Laurie Ferry is the Professional Development & eLearning Coordinator at the CIESC.  Before joining CIESC, Laurie served as the K-12/STEM Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education, an Indiana High School and Middle School Principal, Assistant Principal and Executive Director of Mathematics for private organizations. She has served on national and state level organizations related to instructional standards, next generation assessments and professional development. Laurie brings over 24 years of educational experience to CIESC. She has presented at state, national and international conferences as well as provided professional development to over 20,000 educators. You can connect with Laurie on Twitter @LaurieAFerry or via email at
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This five day series, developed by Dr. Shauna Findley and Bonnie Kelley, is intended to provide teachers, instructional coaches, curriculum directors, and administrators with the skills and knowledge to implement the new Indiana College and Career Readiness Standards.  Participants may choose to attend the entire series or select specific days.
All five topics will be offered separately for grades K-5 and 6-12 teachers.  The complete series is $490 for teams of 4 or more, and $515 for individual enrollments.  ESC members can also attend individual sessions for $105 per session.  See the attached flyers for dates and times.

Topics are:

Day 1:  Understanding Depth of Knowledge

Day 2:  Deconstructing the Standards

Day 3:  Close Reading

Day 4:  2014 Writing Standards

Day 5:  Curriculum Planning

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The TLC is designed for Teachers, Technology Coaches, Technology Integration Specialists, Administrators, and Curriculum Specialists who want to be educational technology leaders in their districts or school. Various educational specialists will facilitate the sessions which include four full days of hands-on training and networking. Two synchronous webinar sessions will supplement the face to face learning. Participants will also be expected to complete monthly activities in an online course and present a final project. They will collaborate, discuss, and share resources via Google+ and Twitter. Laptops required and mobile devices recommended.

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Meet the new Executive Director of CIESC,

Dr. Kevin Caress

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 27, 2014) – Kevin Caress, Ed.D., has been named Executive Director for the Central Indiana Education Service Center (CIESC). His appointment comes after a regional search and is effective immediately. His responsibilities include driving policy and services for more than a dozen CIESC programs.

"Kevin Caress has the energy, passion and vision to move CIESC to the next level, and we are thrilled to have this highly respected Central Indiana education leader at the helm," said CIESC Interim Executive Director Michele Moore, Ed.D. "CIESC will be in good hands. He not only understands the culture..., but he also grasps CIESC's future potential." In his role as Executive Director, Dr. Caress will oversee the organization's $9 million budget, develop new collaborations, and direct more than a dozen educational support programs that help central Indiana organizations achieve their goals.

"Service is everything. We are committed to maintaining value-added services that benefit other non-profits. I look forward to helping our members meet the challenges provided by the state and by economic conditions. Together, we will shape a vision going forward," said Dr. Caress.

Dr. Caress received his Master's degree from Purdue University in 1981, and his Ed.D. from Indiana University in 1989. He was Superintendent of Clark-Pleasant Schools from 2009-2012. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University, and as CIESC Board President.
"His familiarity with this organization, his leadership style and strong commitment to education make Kevin Caress an ideal choice for CIESC," noted Board President, Dr. Robert Taylor.

Dr. Caress replaces Dr. Moore, who served as Interim Executive Director for nearly a year.
Organization representatives are always asking me, "Why should I work with CIESC?" I thought about all the great benefits that CIESC has to offer non-profits from cooperative purchasing bids to professional development, driver education, media services, technology PD and absence management. After all these benefits are taken into account, I believe our greatest strength is in our personal service and attention we give to each member district. We serve others and are always willing to be that extra support person to help you reach your mission. We can assist your organization in many different untraditional ways and can help to create new programs, review and evaluate current ones, or offer coaching services to employees. We succeed because we are as committed to helping you achieve your mission—that's an asset that you can't measure in just dollars and cents.

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