English Language Arts 
Advanced Course: Digging Deeper into the Essential Instructional Practice #4 & #5 View offerings/not available icon
It is paramount for students to acquire the ability to decode and read words accurately. Teaching reading requires imperative student learning of foundational skills.This professional learning opportunity invites participants to dig deeper into Essential Instructional Practices #4 and #5 by engaging in the research behind phonological awareness and letter-sound relationships. Participants will walk away with specific instructional strategies to support teacher implementation.
Advanced Course: Essential Practice #6 - How to Utilize Your District Writing Curriculum to Engage View offerings/not available icon
This professional learning opportunity invites participants to align their district curriculum with best practices in writing instruction. Teachers will learn strategies around the writing process as well as using models of writing to support instruction of writing for a variety of purposes and audiences. This professional learning opportunity will also provide teachers with strategies for instruction in letter formation, spelling strategies, capitalization, punctuation, sentence, construction a
Advanced Course: Essential Practice #7 - Building Knowledge Through Vocabulary Instruction K-1 View offerings/not available icon
This professional learning opportunity provides participants tools to develop engaging vocabulary strategies. Educators will build content knowledge as well as how to provide vocabulary instructional through intentional read alouds. Learning will focus on words taught in topical networks. This exposes students to many more words than the typical 6-8 word-a-week approach. Vocabulary instruction builds background knowledge which is the critical foundation for comprehension.
Advanced Course: Essential Practices #2, #3, #5 View offerings/not available icon
This professional learning opportunity invites participants to dig deeper into Essential Practices #2/#3 (Grades K-3) and #2/#5 (Grades 4-5) by learning strategies that support students' comprehension of text.
Building Literacy Through an SEL Lens View offerings/not available icon
This professional learning opportunity invites participants to integrate SEL topics within through literacy offerings. Addresses SEL competencies within the literacy block.
Essential Instructional Practices in Disciplinary Literacy for 6-12 Classrooms View offerings/not available icon
This professional learning opportunity invites participants to dig into the ten Essential Disciplinary Practices as they consider the research behind student motivation, engagement, and small group instruction. In addition, participants will learn explicit instructional routines to support the implementation of the essential practices needed to impact student outcomes.
Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: K-3 Essentials 2 & 7 View offerings/not available icon
Educators will build their knowledge with the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy with a focus on Essential 2: Read alouds of age-appropriate books and other materials, print or digital, and Essential 7: Intentional and ambitious efforts to build vocabulary and content knowledge. Educators will complete the self-guided study on Michigan Virtual and then participate in a collaborative discussion to address and connect the learned strategies to their current curriculum and instruct
Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: K-3 Essentials 3 & 9 View offerings/not available icon
Educators will build their knowledge with the Essential Instructional Practice in Early Literacy Essential #9: Ongoing observation and assessment of children's language and literacy development informs their education. As well as using that data to inform Essential Instructional Practice # 3: Small group and individual instruction, using a variety of grouping strategies, most often with flexible groups formed and instruction targeted to children's observed and assessed needs in specific aspects
Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: K-3 Essentials 4 View offerings/not available icon
It is paramount for students to acquire the ability to decode and read words accurately. Teaching reading requires imperative student learning of foundational skills.This professional learning opportunity invites participants to dig deeper into Essential Instructional Practices #4 by engaging in the research behind phonological awareness through a blended learning format. Educators will complete the self-guided study on Michigan Virtual and then participate in a collaborative discuss to address
Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: K-3 Essentials 5 View offerings/not available icon
It is paramount for students to acquire the ability to decode and read words accurately. Teaching reading requires imperative student learning of foundational skills.This professional learning opportunity invites participants to dig deeper into Essential Instructional Practices #5 by engaging in the research behind phonological awareness through a blended learning format. Educators will complete the self-guided study on Michigan Virtual and then participate in a collaborative discuss to address
How to Foster Literacy Motivation and Engagement (K-3) View offerings/not available icon
Educators will build their knowledge with the Essential Instructional Practice in Early Literacy Essential 1: Deliberate, research informed efforts to foster literacy motivation and engagement with and across lessons. Educators will complete the self-guided study on Michigan Virtual and then participate in a collaborative discuss to address and connect the learned strategies to their current curriculum and instructional setting. Educators will expand their knowledge of best practices to (1) Crea
K-5 Literacy Instructional Coaching Collaborative View offerings/not available icon
Please join the KRESA coaches for a monthly collaborative to continue to build our collective efforts to support literacy practices across the county. This collaborative will be used to communicate state-level updates from GELN and support the implementation of the Essential Instructional Practices in grades kindergarten through fifth. Time will be dedicated to building our knowledge base, discussing evidence-based practices and interpreting multiple data points to ensure continuous improvement
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Q & A's View offerings/not available icon
Upon completion of the KRA (Kindergarten Readiness Assessment) Refresher course, teachers are invited to participate in an online forum to discuss an implementation plan for KRA in their classroom. Time to ask and answer questions will be provided.
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Refresher Course View offerings/not available icon
Literacy Action Network View offerings/not available icon
The Literacy Action Network will support the implementation of county-wide process reviews. This network will lead the work around creating Implementation Rubrics to establish look-fors and creating implementation plans for the School-Wide Practices collaboratively with district leadership to impact student achievement across the county.