We share notices and links about upcoming professional learning being offered in COOR, in neighboring ISDs and around the state, or online. Check back often for the latest professional learning opportunities.
Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities at COOR ISD
Restorative Practices & Circles Training Michigan law requires that schools consider using Restorative Practices in addition to or in place of suspension or expulsion. Are you prepared to follow the law? Join us for this one-day workshop about Restorative Practices presented by Roy Burton, founder of Michigan Restorative Practices Trainers and Consultants. In this workshop, participants are introduced to the use of alternative approaches to changing unwanted behavior, including: the social science of human behavior, statutory requirements for use of restorative practices, and practical strategies to build strong, healthy relationships with students, families, and colleagues, as well as repair damaged relationships. Through video, practice, and discussion, participants identify reliable methods for using affective statements, restorative questions, and circles to build community, and address unwanted behavior and damaged relationships. Buildings are encouraged to send a team to this training to support implementation.
Teacher Ed Camp On October 25, COOR will host its first ever Teacher Ed Camp. An Ed Camp is a format of professional learning where discussion topics are decided by the participants and learning is drawn from the shared expertise of participants. Participants will have the opportunity to suggest topics during registration, which will be voted on at the beginning of Camp. Depending on the size of the group, a variety of options may be available for participants to select. Click for more details.
Trauma Informed Practices The workshop will help community members recognize and understand behaviors that exemplify Adverse Childhood Experiences. Participants will learn what trauma is, how to identify students with trauma, how it impacts learning, how trauma presents itself in a student, strategies for community members to support students that have experienced trauma. Train community members who interact with students on a regular basis to understand and respond to students impacted by trauma. For more information, contact Marc Wills: 989-275-9562 email@example.com
Winter Book Study: "HEART! Fully Forming your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader Through a guided study of this book by Timothy Kanold, a teacher and principal who worked with Rick DuFour at Adlai E. Stevenson High School during the dawn of the PLC movement, you will examine the 5 HEART aspects of your professional life Happiness: a passion for teaching, a purpose, and a desire to positively impact education Engagement: teacher motivation, energy, and effort necessary to impact student learning Alliances: relationships, collaborative teaching, and teacher support Risk: vision-focused risk taking to create sustainable change in schools Thought: the knowledge and professional development integral to advancing your career Through personal reflections during the reading, as well as online discussion with colleagues related to each section, readers will discover (or re-discover) their personal answer to the question "Why Teach." Through this journey, you will be inspired and equipped to advance your career in education. Books will be provided to each participant on the first night
Crisis Prevention Institute To support the philosophy of Care, Welfare, Security, and Safety two initial CPI sessions will be held at the Roscommon Middle School for new hires or staff members who have let their certification lapse more than 12 months. Focus for the training is on proactive approaches through cooperation and evidence-based interventions, which in turn helps promote a positive school climate. It is suggested that participants only attend one of these sessions. Co-facilitated by Marc Wills and Melisa Akers. SCECHs and CEU's (Social Workers) available. Lunch will be provided.
Professional Learning Opportunities Statewide
FREE Code.Org Computer Science Fundamentals (K-5) Johannesburg: November 1, 2018. Computer Science Fundamentals was built with elementary school educators in mind. The courses have been specifically tailored to students in Kindergarten-5th grade, with no prior experience assumed. The lessons in CS Fundamentals are presented with the understanding that many teachers will not have any previous computer science training, and educators are therefore encouraged to learn along with their students. The curriculum supports teachers new to the discipline with daily lesson plans made up of inquiry-based activities, videos, assessments, and computing tools that empower students to discover core computing concepts. Other locations and dates are available-See flyer.
Infant Mental Health Training Opportunity NW MI Infant Mental Health Training Consortium, training: Climbing Mountains and Building Bridges: Essential Steps Toward Providing Culturally Informed Services to Families with Infants, Toddlers and Young Children.
MAASE 2018-2019 The focus of the 2018-19 MAASE Professional Learning Series is to provide the membership, and its professional colleagues and stakeholders, with opportunities to collaborate while gaining knowledge and understanding about the origins of trauma, scientific research explaining theories and hypotheses related to behaviors, brain connection and reaction, and the subsequent implications for learning. Participants will learn and develop strategies for immediate use in the educational environment and alignment with student IEPs as they understand the necessary work required to provide support to students, families and staff.
MCTM/MCEC Joint Educational Conference-Mathematics: Reaching All Learners Together The Michigan Council for Exceptional Children (MCEC) and the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM) in conjunction with Michigan’s Integrated Mathematics Initiative (Mi)2 are excited to announce the 4th annual joint conference coming this fall. Mathematics: Reaching All Learners Together brings math educators, including general and special education teachers, interventionists, coaches, administrators, consultants and support staff together for one day of learning and sharing. We are proud to host Dr. Thomasenia Adams, University of Florida as our Opening Session and Keynote from 8:30am - 10:45am with breakout sessions from 11:00am to 3:00pm and will include: Instructional Strategies Co-teaching Models Collaboration Structures Engagement Techniques Behavior Management Tier 2 Intervention Technology Integration • Students with Special Needs in General Education Settings
MDE Fall School Improvement Conference 11/19-20, Lansing Center. This 2-day conference on November 19 & 20, 2018 at the Lansing Center will offer attendees the opportunities to identify, utilize, and explore tools and resources that support continuous school improvement.There will be 54 breakout sessions on various topics throughout the day. Sessions will focus on Implementation, Monitoring, and Evaluation of the Continuous Improvement Process and how it directly links to MDE’s Top 10 in 10 Initiatives.
REMC-Discovery Education Experience Indian River, 10/29/2018. Learn what’s new with Discovery Education, including reading passages, lesson plans, digital interactives, virtual field trips, instructional strategies, VR, and more to share the world with your students and teachers. Rediscover the resources, strategies, and tools that help take your students anywhere – from the cities of China to the pen of a playwright. Whatever the topic, Discovery Education Streaming is the central hub for student engagement and achievement. The Discovery Education Experience (DEXP) is a one-day no-cost experience for educators to immerse themselves in all things DE. The target audience is inclusive of ALL educators (teachers, principals, curriculum, instructional technologists, and many more). Together, all will explore and learn about the resources Discovery Education has available for them! The day of interactive professional learning is brought to you by Discovery Education, in partnership with the REMC Association of Michigan and your local REMC center hosts. Click to register or find other dates and locations.
Science and Literacy-Explorations into Integration 11/26 & 2/20, Washtenaw ISD by Michigan Math Science Center Network. Following up on the June 1 workshop with Annemarie Palincsar and Miranda Fitzgerald, we will dive deeper into integration between elementary science and all aspects of literacy! We look forward to extending this collaboration. Bring a literacy consultant with you!!! This is a two-day workshop that is a follow up for the June 1 workshop. Video of the June 1 workshop will be shared in advance so you can be prepared for these two days. Work will be expected between November and February.
Professional Learning Opportunities Online
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