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.
Help Shape Future PD Offerings
Teacher PD Survey As COOR ISD fulfills our mission to provide programs and services with our partners to meet the current and emerging teaching and learning needs of our schools and communities, we are seeking input about Professional Development offerings from our local educators. This brief survey is asking for your preferences related to the CONTENT (what is being learned), FORMAT (when and where it is learned), and INCENTIVES (what you receive for attending) of PD offerings. While we are not yet asking about specific offerings, you will have the opportunity to suggest programs you'd like to attend in our region. Along with your principals, our team will use these preferences to better design and deliver Professional Development of high interest and high access for all teachers. Thank you for helping shape the future PD offerings at COOR ISD!
Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities at COOR ISD
Coaching Collaborative monthly starting September 19, 2019 This Collaborative PLC will meet throughout the year with two purposes at each session. 1) We will engage in defining and refining coaching practices using MAISA’s Coaching Series Modules aligned to the Michigan Model of Coaching. 2) We will participate in discussions around best practice, discuss latest research findings, work in self-selected break out groups that apply to each coach’s needs, and participate in opportunities to learn from each other’s practice. While some meetings will be held at COOR ISD, it is the hope that we can visit each district and have the district coach host a Coaching Collaborative to showcase the literacy learning happening in that school. Lunch will be provided by COOR.
Get Outside Science on April 7 Get outside your comfort zone, your classroom walls, and DO science in the environment around your school. This is a great opportunity to get a plethora of ideas to take your students outside and save time and money on materials. Participants will experience Project Learning Tree, Project Wild, and Citizen Science to leave this training with a full toolbox of outdoor education and ready to lead their students in exploring Life Sciences.
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) 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.
Instruction Beyond Tier 1 Series starting on November 21 The purpose of this series, meeting at COOR ISD on 11/21, 1/9, 2/13, 3/19, and 5/14 from 8:30am-11:30am is to have an ongoing dialogue within our community about how to support children who are struggling with reading despite various interventions within the Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 environment. Digging into the Cognitive Model of Reading (McKenna & Stahl, 2015), The DRIVE Model (Cartwright & Duke, 2019) and the Essential Instructional Practices, we will meet to: • unpack and discuss the components of the Cognitive Model of Reading Pathways (Automatic Word Recognition, Oral Language Comprehension, and Strategic Knowledge)and their contribution to student achievement in literacy • learn about and discuss the DRIVE Model as a metaphor to demonstrate the working parts of the reading process • analyze student data to determine areas of instructional need • Use a "follow-the-student" approach to authentically apply and process the Cognitive Model of Reading and the DRIVE Model • Receive and create resources throughout the process that will support you in your day-to-day teaching
Independence Facilitator Training Series 2019-2020 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.
Transition Council 2019-2020 This committee focuses on student outcomes in special education at the post-secondary level. Local district’s designee, public agencies, and community partners will meet monthly. SCECH’s will be available. Sessions will be facilitated by Brenda Vaughan-Ide.
Social Studies Round Tables November 7 (NEW DATE) and April 22 On November 7 (NEW DATE), 2019 and April 22, 2020, from 4:30pm-7:30pm, COOR ISD will be offering Social Studies Round Tables. These will be hosted at Ogemaw Heights High School. Gather with your fellow COOR area Social Studies teachers and Dave Johnson, NMLC Social Studies Consultant, to learn about the latest updates regarding Social Studies content and teaching, as well as new resources and activity ideas for enhancing Social Studies learning for all students. Each session will include opportunities for large and small group sharing about local successes as well as collaboratively solving problems of practice. The value and richness of a round table is multiplied with each participant, so plan to attend and bring a friend! Dinner will be provided by COOR.
Professional Learning Opportunities Online
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