School Improvement 
Guided School Improvement: Practical Planning for Effective Implementation view course/not available icon
This four-part series will provide participants the opportunity to develop and review strategies, tools and resources to enhance their school improvement processes. Sessions will provide updates on federal and state guidance and requirements; and engage school teams in data analysis, research investigation and collaborative action planning to support the continuous improvement process (These are 1/2 day sessions).
Navigating the Improvement Process through Monitoring & Evaluation view course/not available icon
This workshop training will provide participants the opportunity to evaluate the implementation and impact of strategies and activities in their school improvement plans; engage in actionable planning (Planning with the end in mind) and examine Drivers for Effective Implementation. An optional afternoon work session will provide school teams the opportunity to collaborate and receive technical assistance demonstrating evidence of learning.
Peer Review Processes for School Improvement view course/not available icon
This session will focus on peer collaboration and technical assistance for school teams. Technical assistance will provide school teams tools, guidance and feedback on school improvement plans, diagnostics and reporting requirements.
School Improvement 101 view course/not available icon
This workshop session will provide support to those new to school improvement. Participants will gain an understanding of the components of Michigan's continuous school improvement cycle, as well as school and district requirements on federal and state funding and assistance. Participants will gain access to tools, research and resources to support the planning, implementation and monitoring of the continuous school improvement process in their building/district.
Working with Under-Resourced Learners K-12 view course/not available icon
This workshop will help you to better understand the culture of poverty and how it influences values and behavior, as well as ways to connect with students and their families in a meaningful and effective way. You'll learn about strategies and interventions that work best given available resources, increase support systems for all students and their families and strategies for managing behavior.
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.
Educators' Course in Academic Youth Development view course/not available icon
An Educator’s Course in Academic Youth Development (E-AYD) introduces the latest developments in non-cognitive and social and emotional learning (SEL) research and equips participants to apply what they learn to classrooms and school systems. Designed for teaching faculty, counselors, and site and district leaders, the course provides research-to-practice skills to meet the increasing demands of next-generation college and career readiness standards.
Career Readiness Roundtable Meeting view course/not available icon
The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the most appropriate approaches for all classrooms and students. This meeting will introduce participants to an array of career-readiness options that start with simple approaches in academic classrooms and extend to differentiated instructional practices.