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Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency

Celebrating 20 Years Online 1996-2016

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Special Ed Student using assistive technology device
Accommodations & Modifications AT Seminar

Multiple assisted technology presentations to improve accessibility for all students in general education and special education classrooms/settings.
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Middle Schoolers participation in classroom
Active Participation - Grades K-12

This workshop will show you how to elicit frequent responses and how to use different strategies that will maximize student engagement. Learn how to engage all students in your classroom, from star performers to struggling students.
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Classroom Tools
Classroom Systems for Learning - Grades K-12

If you want to have students that achieve at high levels and a classroom that runs smoothly, you have to pay attention to structure and systems. What are those things?? These systems are the small details that an effective classroom teacher needs.
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Math Learners
Cultivating Confident Math Learners: Supporting a Growth Mindset

Come participate in a session dedicated to exposing misconceptions we have about what it takes to be good at math and what educators can do to positively shape student mindsets to ensure success.
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Science Class
Digging Deep - Understanding the 3-Dimentional Vision of the NGSS Framework Tier 1

The purpose of this workshop is to develop an understanding of the vision of The Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Core Ideas.
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Parent reading to child
Early Literacy Initiative - Coaches/Literacy Leader Monthly Meeting

The purpose of the monthly coaching meetings is for coaches and literacy leaders to establish a learning continuum of the Essential Instructional Practices, coaching systems, and data collection tools.
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Girl writing
How to Get Kids to Write About What They Have Read - Grades K-3

The purpose of this interactive workshop is for educators to implement instructional routines and strategies aligned with Essential Instructional Practices to successfully impact student writing achievement within the foundational writing skills.
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Boy Writing
How to Get Kids to Write About What They Have Read - Grades 4-5

The purpose of this interactive workshop is for educators to implement instructional routines and strategies aligned with Essential Instructional Practices to successfully impact student writing achievement within the foundational writing skills.
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Critical thinking
How to Teach Students to Think Critically About Text - Grades 2-5

Educators will deepen their understanding around comprehension and vocabulary as a way to help students think critically and respond to higher order questions.
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Special Ed Student with teacher drawing
Increasing Secondary Transition Compliance

Attendees will learn the updated 2016 compliance requirements for SPP13 secondary transition, while learning how to develop a transition focused IEP.
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two students using a microscope
NGSX: The Next Generation Science Exemplar - A Learning System for Science Instruction

Teachers will learn about and develop models, and engage in evidence based argumentation and explanation, and explore classroom video cases.
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Math Learners Elementary
Planning for Mathematics Intervention Instruction: Tier 2 for Elementary Teachers

Elementary teachers and coaches, come to this half-day training (offered in the fall, winter, and spring) to learn how to connect key math data to ready-made intervention lessons and progress monitoring tools.
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Math Learners Secondary
Planning for Mathematics Intervention Instruction: Tier 2 for Secondary Teachers

Secondary teachers and coaches, come to this half-day training (offered in the fall, winter, and spring) to learn how to connect key math data to ready-made intervention lessons (under development) and progress monitoring tools.
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Planning
Strategic Planning for Continuous School Improvement 16/17 - 502

These monthly half-day sessions will provide processes, strategies, tools, and resources you can use to enhance the school improvement process in your building.
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Preschool Math
Strengthening Preschool Mathematics Instruction

Through this workshop, early childhood educators will learn about the importance and predictive power of mathematics in the early childhood setting.
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Reading with toddler
Strengthening Reading Instruction - Pre K

The purpose of this training is for early childhood educators to deepen their understanding of the Ten Essential Literacy Instructional Practices for Pre-Kindergarten.
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Reading with Kindergartner
Strengthening Reading Instruction - Kindergarten & 1st Grade

The purpose of this training is for classroom teachers and school leadership teams to deepen their understanding of the Ten Essential Literacy Instructional Practices.
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Reading with Kindergartner
Strengthening Reading Instruction - 3rd Grade

The purpose of this training is for classroom teachers and school leadership teams to deepen their understanding of the Ten Essential Literacy Instructional Practices.
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Boy playing with blocks
Teaching Strategies Gold

Through this training, early childhood educators will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of how Teaching Strategies GOLD is used as an observation-based assessment tool and the vital role it plays in informing instruction.
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Tough kid in classroom
Teaching Tough Kids Effectively K-12

Tough Kids are a challenge, but you can use proactive, positive techniques to manage and motivate them. Effective management helps Tough Kids succeed in school and makes life in the classroom easier for the other students.
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Male teacher working with student on a tablet
The Power of Visible Learning

In these sessions, teachers and instructional leaders will explore the what, the how, and the why certain practices and programs are more powerful than others in terms of student learning.
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Student in classroom
Working with Under-Resourced Learners - Grades K-12

This workshop will help you to better understand the culture of poverty and how it influences values and behavior as well as ways to connect with students and their families in a meaningful and effective way.
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