English Language Arts 
Coaches Collaborative Network view course/not available icon
The collaborative will focus on connections between School-Wide and Center-Wide Practice #3 (The learning environment reflects a strong commitment to literacy), the work of the Literacy Action Network and Elementary Collaborative, and Coaching Practices for Elementary Literacy. Coaches will explore tools to support successful coaching to impact student achievement.
Elementary Collaborative Meetings view course/not available icon
The elementary collaborative will allow participants an opportunity to network, make connections between the Essential Practices and their daily instruction, and deepen their understanding of high leverage strategies.
Getting to Know the PSAT view course/not available icon
As of Spring 2018, the PSAT will replace the M-STEP spring assessment in Math and ELA for Michigan's 8th grade students. Come to this one-day session to learn about the aim, structure, and focus of the PSAT to guide your instruction throughout this school year.
How to Engage Students in Text-Dependent Questions 3-5 Grades view course/not available icon
Participants will learn higher level questioning strategies that will increase student engagement with complex text. The outcome will be for teachers to confidently lead their students through the process of Text-Dependent Analysis Writing successfully.
Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Training (KRA) view course/not available icon
The Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) is a developmentally appropriate assessment tool designed to measure the readiness of incoming kindergarteners across four domains: Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Social Foundations and Physical Well-Being and Motor Development. It is a research-based, valid and reliable assessment. The goal of the assessment is to provide the teachers with relevant data to help them differentiate instruction and address learning gaps.
Literacy Action Network view course/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.
So, You Want Your Students to Write? (K-2nd Grade) view course/not available icon
The purpose of this interactive workshop is for educators to implement instructional routines and strategies aligned with scientific evidence to successfully impact student writing achievement within the foundational writing skills. Teachers will be actively engaged in lesson planning using the writing process to get students to write about what they have read.
Strengthening Reading Instruction with the Essential Instructional Practices 2-3 Grade view course/not available icon
This professional learning opportunity invites participants to dig into the ten Essential Literacy Practices as they consider the research behind student motivation and 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.
Strengthening Reading Instruction with the Essential Instructional Practices 4-5 Grade view course/not available icon
This professional learning opportunity invites participants to dig into the ten Essential Literacy Practices as they consider the research behind student motivation and 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.
Strengthening Reading Instruction with the Essential Instructional Practices K-1 Grade view course/not available icon
This professional learning opportunity invites participants to dig into the ten Essential Literacy Practices as they consider the research behind student motivation and 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.
So, You Want Your Students to Write? (3-5th Grade) view course/not available icon
The purpose of this interactive workshop is for educators to implement instructional routines and strategies aligned with scientific evidence to successfully impact student writing achievement within the foundational writing skills. Teachers will be actively engaged in lesson planning using the writing process to get students to write about what they have read.
Career and Educational Options After High School view course/not available icon
How do we talk with students about educational options during and after high school? What options are available and how do core academics play a part in the selection process? Participants will be introduced to the terminology we need to use with students and will broaden their scope of knowledge on adding more educational options to their discussions with students.
Differentiating and Personalizing Instruction in Classrooms view course/not available icon
Participants will be introduced to the research and value of personalizing instruction, to strengthen student engagement in core academic topics. We will explore methods for differentiating instruction according to personal interests and career ideas of students. Participants will be able to modify an existing classroom lesson or unit to develop their own ideas. Methods for pre and post testing will be discussed as an evaluation of new practices.