Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency

Celebrating 20 Years Online 1996-2016

English Language Arts 
Building a Strong Foundation for Reading Instruction (Grades K-3) view course/not available icon
The purpose of this workshop is for educators to deepen their understanding of the critical foundational reading skills. Educators will learn effective instructional routines and strategies to teach these critical skills, and how to differentiate the implementation of these routines within whole group and small group instruction. Data will be utilized to help identify individual student and core instructional needs. Finally, the method of delivery for these instructional routines and strategies
Empowering Struggling Readers and Writers (Grades 9-12) view course/not available icon
The purpose of this one-day workshop is to review tier one instruction, while addressing the incorporation of tier two supports for struggling learners in the areas of reading and writing. Teachers will analyze the critical attributes needed to teach reading and writing within tier one instruction, and review research-validated scaffolds to support struggling readers and writers.
Essential Instructional Practices/Strengthening Reading Instruction (Grades 2-3). view course/not available icon
This two-day series invites participants to dig into the Ten Essential Literacy Instructional Practices as they look into 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 instructional practices needed to impact student outcomes.
Essential Instructional Practices/Strengthening Reading Instruction (K-1) view course/not available icon
This two-day series invites participants to dig into the Ten Essential Literacy Instructional Practices as they look into 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 instructional practices needed to impact student outcomes.
Essential Instructional Practices/Strengthening Reading Instruction (PreK) view course/not available icon
This two-day series invites participants to dig into the Ten Essential Literacy Instructional Practices as they look into 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 instructional practices needed to impact student outcomes.
Essential Practices Within Assessment and Observation (Grades K-3) view course/not available icon
This workshop will engage educators in the essential practices of assessment and observation. Educators will gain greater knowledge of the purpose of assessment, using assessments to inform instruction and why we prioritize observation during reading and writing.
How to Get Kids to Write About What They Have Read (Grades 2-3) view course/not available icon
Educators will deepen their understanding of the Essential Literacy Instructional Practice in this one-day workshop. Participants will learn to implement instructional routines and strategies aligned with research to successfully impact student writing achievement within the foundational writing skills.
How to Get Kids to Write About What They Have Read (Grades K-1) 17/18-307 view course/not available icon
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. Teachers will be actively engaged in lesson planning using the writing process to get students to write about what they have read.
How to Get Kids to Write About What They Have Read (Grades 4-5) view course/not available icon
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. Teachers will be actively engaged in lesson planning using the writing process to get students to write about complex text.
How to Teach Students to Think Critically About Text (Grades 2-5) view course/not available icon
This professional development workshop is built upon the critical reading and writing skills called for in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Throughout the day, educators will deepen their understanding around comprehension and vocabulary as a way to help students think critically and respond to higher order questions. Educators will be provided with a deep understanding to help students become well-versed readers, writers and thinkers!
I've DIBEL'D Now What? view course/not available icon
This workshop will help educators in making data driven decisions through the use of the DIBELS Next reports, establish effective small groups and understand what essential strategies to implement to address the needs of students.
Instructional Coaches - Making it Better, Together! view course/not available icon
In this interactive session, coaches will deepen their understanding of the CCSS and the instructional shifts, ELA instructional routines and research-validated recommendations necessary to increase the instructional capacity of educators. The session will discuss current best practices for addressing multiple needs within a building through planning, as well as best practices when handling critical conversations with staff members.
Literacy Leaders - Coaching Meetings view course/not available icon
Coaches and literacy leaders will establish a learning continuum of the Essential Instructional Practices, coaching systems and data collection tools in this monthly meeting. Participants will celebrate and problem solve around strengths and challenges within their school community, and develop an action plan and next steps within the next learning cycle.
Making Small Group Instruction Work! (Grades K-5) view course/not available icon
This professional development opportunity will support educators in structuring effective small group instruction, and establishing appropriate independent activities. Educators will learn a variety of essential strategies including how to create flexible groups and differentiating instruction based on students' needs.
Planting the Literacy Seeds in Science! (Grades 3-5) view course/not available icon
Participants will engage in the Science and Engineering Practices and Crosscutting Concepts while incorporating ELA based strategies to support critical thinking and evidence based writing. During this workshop, participants will make connections with the Essential Instructional Practices in Literacy. A personalized instructional plan will be developed during this session for teachers to take back into their classrooms.
Tackling Complex Text (Grades 6-8) view course/not available icon
The purpose of this one-day workshop is to provide teachers with research-validated instructional strategies that will support students' ability to unlock comprehension of complex text. Teachers will increase their knowledge in what makes text complex, discuss key areas of student break-downs in comprehending complex text and identify strategies that will support student success.
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