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
Early On PLC A gathering of professionals committed to growth through the sharing of ideas, evaluating current practices using the latest research, and commitment to adherence of the Key Principles of Early Intervention, Local Service Area Plan, the State Plan for Early On, and IDEA Part C.
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.
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.
Independence Facilitator (IF) Training Series Our one on one support personnel and school systems need common principals for supporting students with disabilities and a systematic structure and approach for doing so. This PD will offer information on: Positive behavior interventions and supports;Integration of students and peer support;Team approach for planning, development, and implementation;Training and coaching to support implementation;Researched based strategies and supports
Professional Learning Opportunities Statewide
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.
Professional Learning Opportunities Online
Back to School Learning from Illuminate Online webinars presented by Illuminate Ed for DnA and ISI users to enhance their understanding and use of the Illuminate products to guide instruction using student data.
EduPaths Professional Development for Educators We help educators navigate their professional growth. Edupaths is organized into pathways containing self-paced courses. Choose a pathway that meets your professional learning go
Michigan Virtual Professional Development for Teachers & Educators Michigan Virtual™ provides unparalleled access to professional development tools for educators. By working with individuals and districts to find the path that fits them best, Michigan Virtual grants access to opportunities that provide the best in professional learning.
REMC Virtual Courses for Teachers-January 2019 Virtual learning isn’t just for students. Virtual courses offer a convenient way for educators to connect and collaborate while reducing time and cost. REMC offers *free* Virtual Courses throughout the year, open to all Michigan school personnel. Each course is open for three weeks and consists of two (2) one-hour webinars and four (4) to eight (8) hours of resource review, assessment developments and written reflection. SCECHs are available, ranging from 6 - 10, depending on the course. Many of these courses are available through an agreement between Presidio/Dell and the REMC Association through its REMC SAVE device purchasing program. A new slate of courses begins in January 2019. Register now so you’ll be ready to start the New Year with fresh inspiration! *OER to Support Early Literacy *Student-Designed OER for 21st Century Learning *Inquiry and Questioning: Igniting Student Curiosity with Technology, Level 1 *Authentic Student Learning and Gamification *Applying Google Apps for Education in Chrome, Level 1 *Transforming Education - Maker Movement *Increasing Efficiency and Productivity