Department of Education & Innovation Services

Welcome to Columbia Gorge ESD's Department of Education & Innovation Services

Mentoring Program and Services

The Department of Education and Innovation Services provides ongoing assistance to the districts of Wasco County with instructional, technical and policy support services. School improvement services including but not limited to services designed to support component school districts in:

  1. Participate in and facilitate a review of the state and federal standards related to the provision of a quality education by component school districts.

  2. Assist districts in the development of research based curriculum resources that are aligned to state standards to improve student learning and achievement.

  3. Assist district staff, at the building level, in the disaggregation of formative and summative assessment data to enhance and improve instruction. 

  4. Provide technical assistance and/or facilitate the development/continuation of Data Teams or Professional Learning Communities (PLC) to meet the needs of each district.

  5. Facilitate workshops and trainings that align to the professional development goals of each district as well as facilitation of professional development opportunities in the implementation of state–wide initiatives, tailored to the specific needs of each district.

Department of Education & Innovation Planning and Implementation

The CGESD’s Department of Education and Innovation (DEI) partners with the districts of Wasco County to support curriculum, assessment, and professional development. DEI assists the Wasco County districts in meeting the requirements and compliance under the reauthorization of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for Title programs. Technical assistance is provided in completing other required state and federal reports.