Instructional Strategies 
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.
Planning Your K-12 Career Program View offerings/not available icon
Participants will work with an approach where the reliance is on the synergy of many people touching the career planning model in simple ways. Whether your district assigns this topic to Family and Consumer Science (FCS) teachers, counselors or other teachers, you will learn about many possibilities for infusing careers into each school building.
Evolving your Curriculum toward Differentiated Projects View offerings/not available icon
This session will allow you time to work on a unit that you use in your classroom. Choose a unit according to one or more of the following guidelines: 1) A unit in which you would like to improve student motivation for learning. 2) A unit that contains standards/benchmarks that data indicates that student test scores need to be improved. 3) A unit that you would like to improve to be more dynamic for you to teach or more interesting and relevant for students to learn.