Instructional Strategies 
PBL 101 View offerings/not available icon
PBL 101 is Buck Institute of Education’s foundational workshop based on their model of Gold Standard PBL. Participants will come away with the knowledge and skills needed to design, assess, and manage a rigorous, standards-based project. The workshop models the project process. Facilitated by one of BIE’s expert National Faculty, PBL 101 is a balanced blend of direct instruction, video analysis, hands-on work, resource sharing, and peer collaboration and feedback.
Maximize Impact Through Instructional Coaching View offerings/not available icon
Calling all coaches! Unite for a new perspective on coaching led by the Kalamazoo RESA coaching staff, Deborah Boersma (Literacy) and Mary Burke (Science). Participants will build their capacity and maximize their impact by developing a structure for their coaching process. They will have the opportunity to create an instructional staircase to drive the coaching process.
Productive Talk-A Key to Engagement in the Classroom View offerings/not available icon
Talking is integral to human learning. How can we routinely support students in “sense-making” talk to help them work through their understanding. In this professional development course teachers in all content areas will develop a plan for creating a culture of productive talk in their classroom. They will learn about the four goals surrounding productive talk and plan for how they will facilitate productive talk and how to engage students in productive talk.