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  • Aug
    20
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:45am

    Schoology is Macomb County’s newest Learning Management System, specifically designed for K-12 teachers and students. Schoology is a safe and secure online space where all class materials can be found 24/7 and assignments and grades can be accessed. Many teachers look at Schoology as a “one-stop shop” for communicating with students, parents, and peers through the use of the course, group, and resource features. This course will cover the basics of Schoology. Topics include login and navigation information and how to build a basic course in the system. Find out how Schoology can be used to deliver feature rich content, including audio and video created right from your computer. Learn about creating groups for sharing resources and information across the hall or across the district. We will explore parent access, assessments, and more as time permits. Schoology is not just for secondary teachers. Many elementary teachers are also drawn to the platform as well. Ease of use is one of the most noteworthy features of the system, so no experience is needed to join the course. Directions will be sent for logging in to the Schoology system several days before the course date.

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  • Aug
    20
    This event is scheduled for 12:15pm to - 3:30pm

    NOTE: This course assumes some familiarity with navigation in Schoology, including the ability to log in and create a class. If you are new to Schoology, you might want to take “Basics of Schoology” first or review basic information about Schoology on the Schoology Support Site. Participants will dig deeper into options for course building while reviewing possibilities for organizing and developing of classes in Schoology. Features of assignments, discussion boards, and media albums will be addressed. You will learn to add content to your course from the web and use your webcam to create video for students within pages and assignments. Tips and tricks for embedding content will be explored, as well as other features as time allows.

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  • Aug
    21
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    This three hour introductory session is designed for participants who plan to provide district training on the use of Schoology, Macomb County’s Learning Management System. This session will provide an overview of the Schoology interface and allow opportunities to learn and practice using Schoology. Topics will include Schoology navigation and building of class materials in the platform. Participants will also receive training materials and recommendations for training. Intended Audience: Schoology Trainers

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  • Aug
    21
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    Come and learn the difference between Interactive and Shared Writing and why both are essential in a comprehensive literacy framework. Participants will learn how to implement these writing techniques in their classroom and how both approaches can promote literacy success.

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  • Aug
    21
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 4:00pm

    Attending will help those who work with families and youth: - Increase knowledge of current drug trends and youth´s perception of harm - Recognize unique challenges for children/families who have been impacted by substance abuse and addiction - Gain strategies to increase protective factors - Identify resources, evidence based materials and appropriate supports.

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  • Aug
    21
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:30am

    This three hour introductory session is designed for participants who plan to provide district training on the use of Schoology, Macomb County’s Learning Management System. This session will provide an overview of the Schoology interface and allow opportunities to learn and practice using Schoology. Topics will include Schoology navigation and building of class materials in the platform. Participants will also receive training materials and recommendations for training. Intended Audience: Schoology Trainers

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  • Aug
    22
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This workshop will provide tools and structures to assist participants in designing a positive classroom management plan. Participants will: • Gain an understanding of what influences and motivates behavior • Develop/strengthen a vision for success in their classrooms • Develop/strengthen organization and routines in their classrooms, and • Prepare/modify a comprehensive classroom management plan founded on principals of effective behavior support

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  • Aug
    22
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 2:00pm

    Schoology Palooza is a day of Schoology learning at Macomb ISD! This conference style day will include a Keynote with information about new features and ideas for using Schoology as well as breakout sessions led by experienced Schoology users and trainers. Participants will experience Schoology’s communication and collaboration tools for digital age learning. There will be hands-on sessions featuring opportunities to experiment with Schoology features such as rubrics, portfolios, discussion boards, and more. Come check out the new Schoology interface and see exciting new features in Assessments beyond simple test questions. Ways to engage students with media and interactives will also be highlighted. The day will include lunch, prizes, interactive opportunities and more. Get ready for the new school year by giving your online classroom presence a make-over!

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  • Aug
    22
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 2:00pm

    Macomb 2020 is a two year professional development program designed to prepare teachers in Macomb County to develop and facilitate a blended learning environment in their classrooms. Participants will navigate a unique series of workshops to provide them with the technology skills and pedagogy essential to teaching classes using a blended approach.

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  • Aug
    22
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 2:00pm

    This class is for Cohort 4 participants who have completed the Year 1 requirements for Macomb 2020. Macomb 2020 is a two year professional development program designed to prepare teachers in Macomb County to develop and facilitate a blended learning environment in their classrooms. Participants will navigate a unique series of workshops to provide them with the technology skills and pedagogy essential to teaching students using a blended approach.

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  • Aug
    22
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:30am

    This training provides an overview of issues related to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness in the United States. Topics include: • the definition of homeless, • statistics related to family and youth homelessness, • causes of family and youth homelessness, • educational barriers and challenges faced by homeless children and youth, • educational rights and services available to homeless children and youth, and • ways to become more involved in supporting the education of homeless students. Objectives: As a result of this workshop, participants will have a greater understanding of their role in identifying and supporting the academic success of homeless youth in their districts.

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  • Aug
    23
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 12:00pm

    Teaching Strategies GOLD is a seamless system for assessing children birth through kindergarten. Participants will learn/review the basic skills of the assessment system: - Entering notes - Assigning levels - Printing reports - Utilizing strategy information Authentic ongoing observational assessment is critical to planning appropriate learning expectations and helping children thrive!

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  • Aug
    23
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 3:00pm

    The MISD is pleased to announce the return of speaker Christopher Harris to once again present Advancing Understanding of Black Americans from Contemporary Urban Communities. This training is designed to build a sociocultural bridge between Black Americans from Contemporary Urban Communities and the organizations that support them, and is intended to help attendees build awareness, knowledge, and interpersonal effectiveness in communicating and building effective relationships with black students and their families. Learn tips and techniques to deploy best practices for building working relationships with students and families from the community.

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  • Aug
    23
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 12:00pm

    Many students need medications dispensed during the school day. Some may have permission to self-administer, but most depend on a designated school staff person to dispense their meds to them appropriately. In order to provide safety to the students and safeguards for those who actually administer the student's medication, this workshop will prepare staff in compliance with the Michigan Department of Education medication administration policy. It prepares licensed and non-licensed personnel to administer medications in a school setting.

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  • Aug
    23
    This event is scheduled for 1:00pm to - 3:00pm

    Participants will: Learn the latest trends in the opioid epidemic; how to prevent drug diversion; the 3 R’s of overdose prevention (Recognize, Respond & Rescue); how to use Narcan; and help resources. Participants will receive free Narcan & Deterra kits; free nitrile gloves and rescue breathing masks; free locking medication pouch (while supplies last). No Fee, No SCECHs, No PD Funds or Sub Reimbursements.

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  • Aug
    23
    This event is scheduled for 1:00pm to - 4:00pm

    Many students need medications dispensed during the school day. Some may have permission to self-administer, but most depend on a designated school staff person to dispense their meds to them appropriately. In order to provide safety to the students and safeguards for those who actually administer the student's medication, this workshop will prepare staff in compliance with the Michigan Department of Education medication administration policy. It prepares licensed and non-licensed personnel to administer medications in a school setting.

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  • Aug
    23
    This event is scheduled for 6:00pm to - 8:00pm

    Participants will: Learn the latest trends in the opioid epidemic; how to prevent drug diversion; the 3 R’s of overdose prevention (Recognize, Respond & Rescue); how to use Narcan; and help resources. Participants will receive free Narcan & Deterra kits; free nitrile gloves and rescue breathing masks; free locking medication pouch (while supplies last). No Fee, No SCECHs, No PD Funds or Sub Reimbursements.

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  • Aug
    24
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 3:00pm

    Studies are an in-depth investigation that allow children the opportunity to investigate a topic and engage them in meaningful learning. This workshop is designed for teachers that are ready to begin implementing studies into their day.

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  • Aug
    30
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    These meaningful professional development opportunities are designed for GSRP educators. Each workshop will help participants deeper their understanding of effective and appropriate early childhood practices. Come and join your GSRP colleagues for a morning of fun!

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  • Aug
    30
    This event is scheduled for 12:00pm to - 2:00pm

    This will be a two hour session to go over the changes made to the EDP Completion Standards for the 2018-2019 school year.

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  • Sep
    06
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:00am

    Hosted by: JoAnne Elkin, Early Childhood/Early Literacy Consultant Kelly Adamek, GSRP Coordinator

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  • Sep
    11
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 11:30am

    The literacy coaching network will be available at the ISD for Macomb County coaches, reading consultants and certified teacher Interventionists. The network is designed to support job-embedded professional learning and the implementation of effective instructional practices for Early Literacy Coaches in Macomb. The purpose of the coaching network is to provide the designated staff with ongoing professional learning; to deepen knowledge surrounding effective evidence based coaching practices; and engage in a collaborative environment while developing coaching skills centered around the Essential Instructional Practices in Early literacy and the Michigan ELA Standards.

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  • Sep 11
    Sep 12
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Corrective Reading is a comprehensive intensive intervention program designed for students in Grades 3-12. It targets students who are reading two or more years below grade level in general or special education classrooms.

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  • Sep
    11
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 12:00pm

    ETS approved materials, in-depth review of test content, and test-taking strategies. A minimum of 4 participants are required for each workshop. If less than 4 register, participants will receive materials only.

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  • Sep
    11
    This event is scheduled for 2:00pm to - 5:00pm

    SERV SAFE IS A FOOD SAFETY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION EDUCATION FOUNDATION. IT MEETS LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

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  • Sep
    12
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 4:00pm

    Attending will help those who work with families and youth: - Increase knowledge of current drug trends and youth´s perception of harm - Recognize unique challenges for children/families who have been impacted by substance abuse and addiction - Gain strategies to increase protective factors - Identify resources, evidence based materials and appropriate supports.

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  • Sep
    13
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:30pm

    The Educational Benefit Review is time-tested strategy to examine multiple, consecutive years of IEPs in order to determine a student’s growth/change (i.e., educational benefit) over time. Cohort participants will understand and practice the Ed Benefit Review (EBR) process in order to apply it to IEP development in the local district.

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  • Sep
    13
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This workshop will train teachers to use the Reading Mastery Level K and 1 programs through hands-on active practice. Teachers will learn to apply direct instruction techniques to accelerate the acquisition of literacy skills for their students and enhance their understanding of direct instruction teaching techniques.

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  • Sep
    14
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    ** Please note that the May meeting is not included in the SCECH required meetings. You will need to attend a minimum of 6 meetings from September 14th 2018 to April 12th 2019 Meetings**

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  • Sep
    14
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 12:00pm

    Literacy needs to be a critical part of any early childhood program. Teachers play a very important role in encouraging children’s positive attitudes toward reading and writing. In each of the modules participants will develop a deep understanding of the components of early literacy and how to teach the skills in a meaningful and intentional way. Each module is 3.5 hours in length and will be offered on multiple dates. Participants will register for each module separately (pick and choose what works for you)

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  • Sep
    17
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Our experience as teachers, coaches, and leaders in education has been such that our most powerful professional learning occurs when we are allowed time to collaborate with others. This is imperative to develop and sustain relationships that challenge and support our common vision of mathematics teaching and learning. These supportive relationships not only help us grow professionally, but also allow us the opportunity to alter our practice in a safe space and to deepen our understanding of mathematical content and professional pedagogy. Macomb County needs you to lead the vision with your teachers.

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  • Sep
    17
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 7:00pm

    The Macomb ISD is a site administrator for the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Testing. All testing sessions will be held as scheduled. No participation minimum is required.

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  • Sep
    17
    This event is scheduled for 4:15pm to - 7:30pm

    What better way to teach young people the power of maps and the limitless depth of geography than a half court-sized map of a continent or state map on which they can explore, travel around, compete, collaborate and have lots of fun? Giant Traveling Maps are an enormously entertaining and educationally powerful tool for introducing geography and map reading skills to students, grades K-12. This evening session is designed to introduce K-12 teachers to the MISD’s Giant Traveling Maps, orient them to the lessons and activities, and schedule their school for 1 week of use with the map of their choice. The MISD has purchased a Giant Map of Asia and with the support of the Michigan Geographic Alliance has available a Giant Map of Michigan as well. Both maps are available to schools to borrow during the 2018-2019 school year. Designed to promote geographic literacy by igniting interest in geography, the maps and accompanying activities incorporate physical movement and games to teach students place names, physical geography, and cultural geography as well as map reading skills. The map requires an indoor space the size of a small gym or basketball court. It can be rolled up and stored, but it’s best to have the space reserved for as much of the day as possible. The Michigan map also comes with a trunk full of lessons/activities and the materials to use for them. Materials for the Asia map are being developed.

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  • Sep
    18
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30pm

    The 2018-2019 Learning Leadership Series affords participants the opportunity to increase their knowledge by networking with other principals and leaders from districts across the county. The series will focus on: • Extending and deepening knowledge of key educational concepts related to leadership development, diversity, and cultural competence. • Creating a professional community of learners whereby participants build on their strengths and the strengths of others. • Working together to practice responsible leadership. PLEASE CHOOSE ONE SEPTEMBER DATE (CHECK THE BOX). -IT IS A FULL DAY 8:30-3:00PM). ALSO, YOU MUST CHOOSE WHETHER YOU ARE ATTENDING ON WEDNESDAY (12:30-3:30PM), WEDNESDAY (4:30 TO 7:30PM) OR THURSDAY (8:30 TO 11:30AM) FOR THE REMAINING SERIES DATES.. ALL DATES AND TIMES ARE LISTED.

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  • Sep
    18
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    In this session participants will learn how to use backward design to write curricular units that engage students and lead to deep understanding of content standards. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences with the three stages of UbD: desired results, evidence (assessment), and learning plans.

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  • Sep
    19
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 2:30pm

    Come and learn from one of the country’s leading RTI Consultants, Mr. Wayne Callender, as he presents the essential ideas associated with using RtI as a means of determining need and eligibility for special education! Emphasis will be placed on RtI components, such as solid tier supports, research-based interventions, progress monitoring, and effective systems. You will leave knowing how to use informal diagnostic assessments, along with progress monitoring data (trend line growth and like-student comparisons) for special education eligibility. Useful forms for documenting CBM discrepancy ratios, interventions, and student response to intervention will be provided, along with example eligibility reports.

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  • Sep
    19
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Come join us for an exciting professional development offering - the Next Generation Science Standards Exemplar Program (NGSX). This program, which focuses on the practices of developing and using models, engaging in argumentation, and constructing explanations, will allow you to engage as adult learners with science content and classroom cases as well as reflect on your own classroom. Teachers will learn and practice the pedagogy shifts in the NGSS. At the same time, teachers will see classroom examples of modeling, argumentation and constructing explanations in practice. You will immediately be able to apply your new knowledge to your own classroom practices.

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  • Sep
    19
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    The Michigan Model for Health Early Childhood Module offers early childhood educators a resource that contains a set of age appropriate health activities. Establishing positive health habits at a young age increases the likelihood that a healthy lifestyle will be maintained throughout life. The early childhood module complements the K-12 modules of the Michigan Model for Health curricula by using similar lesson structure, providing emphasis on family involvement, and maintaining an overlap of specific health topics. Key features: • Adaptable to an early childhood learning environment. • Aligned to Michigan Early Learning Expectations • Aligned to National Health Education Standards • Includes a take home Family Resource Sheet for all activities • Activities are designed to be repeated as needed and do not require sequential implementation • Includes scaffolding strategies and suggestions for differentiated learning During the training, the Early Childhood teacher will learn about the various activities that involve the young learner in healthy habits. The teacher will also practice the skills and approaches to work with the Pre-K student in implementing the modules.

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  • Sep
    19
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:00am

    Everyone must register through the Macomb ISD online system for each meeting you plan to attend

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  • Sep
    20
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    The need for support in our middle school math classes is as demanding as ever before. The MISD is hosting a three day course to support teachers in building a class structure that is research based and incorporates effective use of technology inside a well-rounded curriculum for all students.

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  • Sep
    20
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30am

    Dates for this training are (9/20/18 and 9/21/18) The Creative Curriculum for Preschool defines and incorporates 38 objectives for development and learning that are predictors of school success and tied to early learning standards. Teachers will learn how to design an effective learning environment, develop a daily schedule that reflects programmatic and curricular objectives, and incorporate intentional teaching throughout the day to support each child’s development and learning in all areas.

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  • Sep
    21
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    It is well known that early intervention is critical for children with phonological disorders. Everyday communication presents communication challenges. Furthermore, research suggests that children who arrive in kindergarten with unintelligible speech are significantly more likely to experience academic difficulties (Williams, 2005). In the past, conventional wisdom has suggested that treatment should mimic typical development in that sounds are presented in developmental sequence. However, children with phonological disorders require different input because of their limited sound repertoires. Instead, a paradigm shift has occurred during the past 25 years, demonstrating the efficacy of teaching phonetically-complex, later-developing and nonstimulable sounds. Such paradigm shifts require the careful study and application of SLPs. This effort leads to reduced treatment time and a more expedient return to classroom instruction. The first half will cover the most critical concepts of complexity theory. Furthermore, SLPs will analyze assessment and treatment data for young children (ages 3-7) who received group treatment in the schools. The second half will feature strategies for teaching complex sounds through children’s literature and play-based activities. By the end of the one-day conference, participants will possess the tools and knowledge to apply these principles to their own caseloads.

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  • Sep
    24
    This event is scheduled for 9:00pm to - 3:00pm

    Arts educators, along with school and community leaders, now have a new set of tools and resources available for implementing high quality arts education instruction and assessment in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts for all K-12 students. This session will provide an in-depth study of how MAEIA engages and educates the "whole child." Teachers and administrators will leave with a treasure of exciting ideas!

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  • Sep
    25
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 11:30am

    The literacy coaching network will be available at the ISD for Macomb County coaches, reading consultants and certified teacher Interventionists. The network is designed to support job-embedded professional learning and the implementation of effective instructional practices for Early Literacy Coaches in Macomb. The purpose of the coaching network is to provide the designated staff with ongoing professional learning; to deepen knowledge surrounding effective evidence based coaching practices; and engage in a collaborative environment while developing coaching skills centered around the Essential Instructional Practices in Early literacy and the Michigan ELA Standards.

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  • Sep
    25
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    This series is designed to help teachers implement the Michigan Social Studies GLCEs for grades K through 4. Based on the MC3 materials, teachers will learn social studies content, explore social studies best practices, and understand how they can integrate literacy into social studies lessons.

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  • Sep
    25
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    To provide educators with an understanding of a balanced literacy framework and its components.

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  • Sep
    25
    This event is scheduled for 1:00pm to - 3:00pm

    This will be a two hour session to go over the changes made to the EDP Completion Standards for the 2018-2019 school year.

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  • Sep
    25
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Healthy Grading Many teachers struggle with a grading systems that does not seem to emphasize the type of learning and classroom culture they envision. For these teachers it is clear that new ways of approaching assessment, feedback, and grading are needed. This evening PLC workshop is open to all educators interested in reevaluating current grading practices, discussing the challenges of moving towards a standards-based system and collaborating with others to explore how to create a healthy grading program in your classroom. The session will be facilitated by Don Pata and Bryan Battaglia with support from ISD Consultants Mike Klein and Sean McBrady. Don and Bryan are expert teachers that have made the transition to standards based grading and are excited and willing to share what they learned along the way.

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  • Sep
    26
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 2:30pm

    This training is for teachers of grades 4-12 who are responsible for instruction of students’ reproductive health, sexuality education and HIV/AIDS education. The training fulfills the mandated HIV Certification. Participants will understand the law as it pertains to Sex Ed and HIV Prevention in the school setting, comprehend basic HIV facts, understand what makes an effective curriculum and feel comfortable talking about this topic with students.

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  • Sep
    26
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This session will feature an overview of determining behavioral functions related to problem behavior and how to implement practical function based and evidence based interventions in a variety of contexts. Participants will have an opportunity to practice newly learned skills through case studies, interactive conversation, and guided practice. Additionally, participants will be provided with resources that will foster implementation of evidence-based practices as Tier 2/3 interventions.

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  • Sep
    26
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    This program provides teachers with efficient and effective assessment tools to recognize their students’ current understandings of number concepts, and to support data-driven instruction. Forming collegial teams is encouraged during the course to provide for ongoing study.

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  • Sep
    26
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 2:30pm

    Goals: • Provide a safe and creative environment to contribute, receive feedback and encouragement as members implement a complex K-12 assessment system within their districts • Build foundational assessment literacy skills • Utilize the results from a quality balanced K-12 assessment system to advance student achievement • Appropriately utilize assessments for evaluation and accountability needs • For all members to have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda of each meeting in addition to the NWEA User Group Subcommittee

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  • Sep
    26
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 8:00pm

    NVCI Refresher for Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19 *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • Sep
    27
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    WHAT: Through an intensive, skill-and practice-oriented professional development session, teachers will gain the knowledge and competencies needed to address sensitive topics in the classroom and meaningfully incorporate current issues into their curriculum. Teachers will leave with the ability to connect the headlines to major concepts and tensions in our democracy and to generate and facilitate high quality debates and deliberations in the classroom. The workshop will be facilitated by a trainer from the Close Up Foundation and broken into three strands that are outlined below. Strand One: Framing Controversial Public Issues and Forming a Classroom Community This strand is intended to establish the foundation for a community of learners where all voices are equally heard in discussions. By accounting for a diversity of experiences, readiness, interests, and learning profiles of students, teachers will learn how to create an inclusive environment where various perspectives are respected. Once the idea of a learning community is established, the workshop will develop teachers´ abilities to connect current events and issues to longstanding political and social controversies through the use of well-crafted questions, guided inquiry, and critical analysis and evaluation. Teachers will be guided through the practice of developing good questions to frame issue-based discussions and foster student inquiry. Strand Two: Principles and Practices for Classroom Debate & Deliberation Here, teachers build upon their understanding of the best ways to frame controversial issue discussions to consider the varied ways in which debate can be used in the classroom. Teachers will be introduced to a range of debate and deliberation structures, practice facilitation skills, and examine real-life classroom scenarios to consider how to respond when discourse breaks down or leads to unproductive arguing. Teachers will also learn and practice techniques to better help students form good arguments and evaluate and respond to the arguments of others. Finally, teachers will engage in and reflect on a model debate to better understand the skills used by facilitators to guide a debate. Teachers will receive written explanations of various classroom-ready discourse structures to help them implement the ideas and skills developed during this strand. Strand Three: Integrating Controversial Issues into your Classroom This time is intended to introduce teachers to all of the Close Up in Class resources. Facilitators will guide teachers through various issue discussions and lesson plans and will engage teachers in modeling activities. After teachers have a grasp of the materials, facilitators will help teachers to start building a comprehensive curricular sequence. Using a combination of Close Up’s resources and your own curriculum, Close Up trainers will help teachers create specific plans for implementing strategies and techniques in the classroom. Teacher Resources (included): - Principles and Practices Sheets for developing questions, leading debates, and facilitating deliberations; - Descriptions of several debate and deliberation structures; - Graphic organizers and scaffolding materials; - Guidelines for finding sources; and, Guidelines for evaluating arguments.

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  • Sep
    27
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:00am

    These meetings are for the district Homeless Liaisons only. The Homeless Liaisons are the designated person in a school district that assist in identifying and providing supports to homeless youth in the school district.

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  • Sep
    27
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • Sep
    27
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Strengthen students´ comprehension by following a few guidelines when asking them to read text. Learn how to set a purpose for reading, and how to use some before, during and after reading activities to keep students engaged and active while reading. This session is suitable for 6-12 teachers in all subject areas where students are assigned reading in or out of class

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  • Sep
    28
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    This course will review data from Math Recovery diagnostic assessment and support interventionists in making instructional decisions to meet the needs of the students on their case load.

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  • Sep
    28
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 12:00pm

    Literacy needs to be a critical part of any early childhood program. Teachers play a very important role in encouraging children’s positive attitudes toward reading and writing. In each of the modules participants will develop a deep understanding of the components of early literacy and how to teach the skills in a meaningful and intentional way. Each module is 3.5 hours in length and will be offered on multiple dates. Participants will register for each module separately (pick and choose what works for you)

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  • Sep 28
    Sep 29
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    NVCI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19. *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • Sep
    28
    This event is scheduled for 9:01pm to - 3:00pm

    Please note: this is a one hour webinar followed by participant discussion and sharing of resources. This webinar will explore: the definition of addiction; the brain and addiction; risk factors in substance use disorders.

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  • Oct
    02
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    The Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) will be offering the 2018-2019 series of workshops for Secondary School Improvement Chairs. These professional development opportunities are intended to support schools with their school improvement process. The sessions will address common issues for those working with Michigan´s School Improvement Framework (SIP), Professional Learning Communities (PLC´s), NCA, and the Education Yes! The topics discussed at these sessions will address the process of school improvement and timely issues related to annual requirements. It is the intent to have the same people participate in the entire series.

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  • Oct
    02
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    This series is designed to help teachers implement the Michigan Social Studies GLCEs for grade 5. Based on the MC3 materials, teachers will learn social studies content and examine early American history through the adoption of the U.S. Constitution, explore social studies best practices, and understand how they can integrate literacy into social studies lessons. The series is open to general and special education teachers, curriculum specialists and grade-level leaders.

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  • Oct
    02
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Teachers Join us for one of our full-day courses which will introduce teachers and math coaches to the theory, structure and focus of Number Talks appropriate for their grade span. Participants will interact throughout the day in this high energy, hands on course with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings called for in the Michigan Math Standards.

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  • Oct
    02
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Take a deeper look into the 6-12 ELA standards. Together we will look at how the standards are assessed on standardized tests like the M-Step and PSAT/SAT, as well as consider how we are formatively and summatively assessing standards in our classrooms.

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  • Oct
    03
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Extend your learning about implementing Story Champs and CUBED assessments in this advanced workshop. Dr. Trina Spencer will guide you through the newest lessons and materials for teaching oral language. Learn new techniques to teach retellings, vocabulary, and written retell as well as lessons to teach students to generate their own stories and informational passages. This is a repeat workshop for those who missed out on the September 20, 2017 session. Previous participants are welcome to attend as a refresher.

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  • Oct
    03
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30pm

    The Michigan Model for Health K-6 is now a hybrid (combined online and face to face) training that requires the completion of the online training module prior to attending the face-to-face portion at the Macomb Intermediate School District. The online portion of the training may take anywhere from 2-3 hours and is a mandatory part of the training. Here is the link to register on the Learning Management System (LMS) courses.mihealth.org Follow the instructions on the attached Quick Reference guide for creating a new user account when you are ready to access the system. *NOTE: When you are ready to begin the online portion, be sure to look for the module titled, “Michigan Model for Health”. This is the only course you should click on for this training. If you have any problems registering for or navigating the system, please contact the LMS help/support ISGTraining@mphi.org. If your problem does not get resolved, feel free to contact Mary Lebioda at 586-228-3490

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  • Oct
    03
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Teachers Join us for one of our full-day courses which will introduce teachers and math coaches to the theory, structure and focus of Number Talks appropriate for their grade span. Participants will interact throughout the day in this high energy, hands on course with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings called for in the Michigan Math Standards.

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  • Oct
    03
    This event is scheduled for 4:15pm to - 7:30pm

    Learn to: - Access, interpret, and apply key MAP Growth K-2 reports used by teachers and instructional coaches. - Identify which assessments and reports to use for status, growth and diagnostic data - Boost differentiation efforts by connecting groups of students to skills in the Learning Continuum

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  • Oct
    03
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    “Fix” your workshop issues and “up” your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Partnerships and Strategy Groups - Pave the way for cooperative learning

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  • Oct
    03
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    “Fix” your workshop issues and “up” your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Conferring - Construct a careful student writing conference

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  • Oct
    04
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    Educators will participate in three full days of deep learning about the essential literacy practices and effective strategies to foster literacy and academic language development in English Learners, grades K-3. Participants will receive a copy of the GELN Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy to plan responsive literacy instruction for K-3 English Learners (ELs). The focus of the document is on the ten research based classroom practices that when implemented with fidelity, can have a positive impact on literacy development for all students. Passionate educators interested in collaborating to make their curriculum, instruction, and assessment more accessible and receptive to the unique needs of English Learners are encouraged to participate in this three day workshop!

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  • Oct
    04
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    Educators will participate in three full days of deep learning about the essential literacy practices and effective strategies to foster literacy and academic language development in English Learners, grades K-3. Participants will receive a copy of the GELN Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy to plan responsive literacy instruction for K-3 English Learners (ELs). The focus of the document is on the ten research based classroom practices that when implemented with fidelity, can have a positive impact on literacy development for all students. Passionate educators interested in collaborating to make their curriculum, instruction, and assessment more accessible and receptive to the unique needs of English Learners are encouraged to participate in this three day workshop!

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  • Oct
    04
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    The Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) will be offering the 2018-2019 series of workshops for Elementary School Improvement Chairs. These professional development opportunities are intended to support schools with their school improvement process. The sessions will address common issues for those working with Michigan´s School Improvement Framework (SIP), Professional Learning Communities (PLC´s), NCA, and the Education Yes! The topics discussed at these sessions will address the process of school improvement and timely issues related to annual requirements. It is the intent to have the same people participate in the entire series.

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  • Oct
    04
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Teachers Join us for one of our full-day courses which will introduce teachers and math coaches to the theory, structure and focus of Number Talks appropriate for their grade span. Participants will interact throughout the day in this high energy, hands on course with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings called for in the Michigan Math Standards.

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  • Oct
    05
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    This session is designed for teachers who work with English Language Learners that are searching for new and innovative ways to accelerate the literacy skills of students using the most effective practices. Educators will learn how to play to the strengths and support the literacy and linguistic needs of English Learners by scaffolding instruction in each of the five essential components of reading instruction; Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. Passionate educators interested in collaborating to make their literacy curriculum, instruction more accessible and responsive to the unique needs of English Learners are encouraged to participate. Teachers will leave the workshop with easy to implement strategies and a plan for how to use them in their lessons.

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  • Oct
    05
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    Everyone must register through the Macomb ISD online system for each meeting you plan to attend

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  • Oct
    06
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    Join us for one of this full-day course which will introduce new teachers to the theory, structure and focus of Number Talks appropriate for their grade span. Participants will interact throughout the day in this high energy, hands-on course with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings called for in the Michigan Math Standards.

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  • Oct
    06
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A SERIES OF 3 MORNING SESSIONS YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR. YOU ARE ONLY SENT A REMINDER FOR THE FIRST DATE, PLEASE MARK OTHER DATES IN YOUR CALENDAR. October 6, 2018: Understand the connections between the ILC process and Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) Understand the process of effective unit planning with assessment development: • Prioritize and unwrap standards to the target level • Utilize the Surveys of Enacted Curriculum • Accurately identify DOK • Utilize assessment blueprint and analysis tool November 10, 2018: Understand how we will intervene for students who struggle and enrich the learning for students who are proficient. • Analyze Pre-Assessment Data to the Target Level • Gain an understanding using NWEA with Targets • Develop the Instructional Plan • Utilize Effective Assessment Practices • Apply Today’s Learning December 1, 2018: Participants will be able to: • Connect the ILC process with a common understanding of best practices using data generated from high quality Common Formative Assessments • Examine tools and protocols to analyze data efficiently and effectively • Plan the next steps for implementing these practices for the remainder of the year

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  • Oct
    06
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:30pm

    Participants will have work time to practice using the materials and resources shared in the morning Balanced Assessment Practices workshop. School improvement facilitator’s will be available to support teachers as they practice using the tools and planning for the implementation of phase one of instructional learning cycles.

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  • Oct
    08
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 7:00pm

    The Macomb ISD is a site administrator for the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Testing. All testing sessions will be held as scheduled. No participation minimum is required.

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  • Oct
    09
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    Teaching reading to secondary students can be a unique challenge. This session will take a deep look into the Michigan ELA standards to identify the reading skills students need to master at each grade level, and how those skills build as students advance through the grades. Together we will begin to consider an instructional model that includes elements of modeled reading, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading. Participants will examine research around effective adolescent reading instruction, and explore practical strategies for improving students’ comprehension, critical thinking and independence.

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  • Oct
    09
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Play is the learning environment of young children. Learn how to use play to teach social competencies in fun, engaging ways! Use evidence-based concepts for teaching preschool and early elementary students about thoughts and feelings such as thinking with your eyes, following the group plan, keeping your body in the group, and whole body listening—establish a common social vocabulary for children and are foundational to all social interactions. This fall Kari Palmer from Social Thinking, will present a workshop on Oct. 9th and then lead a book study about the social thinking curriculum for early childhood. Book Study Session Dates: 1/22/19, 3/5/19 & 4/9/19. Sign up for just the workshop or also the book study.

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  • Oct
    09
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 10:30am

    This will be a two hour session to go over the changes made to the EDP Completion Standards for the 2018-2019 school year.

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  • Oct
    09
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    Facilitated by MC3 Grade 6 World Geography course curriculum author Carol Egbo, this series is designed to introduce teachers to the MC3 organizational structure and methods for teaching the Michigan social studies content expectations for sixth grade. These materials situate student learning in a global context as students explore social studies concepts and issues. Through these sessions teachers will deepen their own content knowledge, examine lessons demonstrating best practices in the teaching of social studies. A special focus will be placed on spatial thinking skills and curriculum to address the shift to grade 6 as a world geography course in Michigan.

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  • Oct
    09
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This 3-day workshop presents an overview of the best instructional practices as found in the research literature and then shows how these practices can be implemented in the classroom. Specific types of knowledge such as vocabulary, terms and phrases, details, generalizations, and principles are applied to instructional practices, and a model for sequencing instructional techniques is also examined.

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  • Oct
    10
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Morning: MISD consultants will facilitate an exploration of the components of the SAT Suite of Assessments. We will: • Examine PSAT 8/9 scoring structure and domains • Identify current instructional strengths and alignment • Review the assessment structure by dissecting PSAT 8/9 items • Plan next steps… Afternoon: College Board will facilitate and provide information regarding school access codes, logistics for administering 8th grade accommodation procedures and questions.

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  • Oct
    10
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Come and learn why phonemic awareness is critical for reading success. Participants will learn how to engage children in key instructional strategies and walk away with a wealth of phonemic awareness ideas.

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  • Oct
    10
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    This half day workshop introduces educators to the basics of the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). Participants will leave having experienced VTS discussions from a student’s perspective and understanding a basic overview of the theory behind the process. (Duplicate offering on November 14, 2018)

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  • Oct
    11
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Facilitated by Ruth Cummins, the creator of this Classroom Government program and veteran practitioner and elementary teacher, this 1-day workshop will arm teachers with everything they need to create a student run classroom government. Teachers will experience the learning first hand, see a classroom government in action (with real students in a real classroom!), and have an opportunity to adapt the materials and create a personalized plan for their own students that meets the needs of their own schedule and classroom. Running a classroom government only takes up about an hour a week, and has virtually zero cost. By mid-year, the students´ understanding of how government works is remarkable. They haven´t simply memorized facts and definitions. They’ve lived it. They experience the frustrations of debating their opinions with a group, and lobbying members of other bodies to support a bill. They plan the details of classroom parties and experience the tax consequence of the ’services’ they vote for.

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  • Oct
    12
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 12:00pm

    Literacy needs to be a critical part of any early childhood program. Teachers play a very important role in encouraging children’s positive attitudes toward reading and writing. In each of the modules participants will develop a deep understanding of the components of early literacy and how to teach the skills in a meaningful and intentional way. Each module is 3.5 hours in length and will be offered on multiple dates. Participants will register for each module separately (pick and choose what works for you)

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  • Oct 12
    Oct 13
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    NVCI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19. *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • Oct
    12
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:30am

    These meetings are for the district Reproductive Supervisors only. The Reproductive Supervisors are the designated person in a school district who oversees the program of instruction. The designated person must be approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

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  • Oct
    13
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    *Academy members may only register for one of the two Culture Links workshops offered during this calendar year. The other offering is scheduled for December 1, 2018. In this interactive workshop you will learn conscious strategies to support and improve culturally responsible practices in the classroom. Identify the impact of social identities and other factors on views and actions that impact school achievement.

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  • Oct
    13
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Get ready to be engaged as you learn about the timely topic of unconscious bias as it relates to every educator and student in America. Obtain invaluable knowledge about the ways that bias is created and fostered, while gaining perspective regarding the incredible impact it makes on actions and engagement, in and outside of our schools. Furthermore, this meaningful learning opportunity includes a remarkable activity that will transform your understanding of the challenges regularly encountered by students and their families who speak English as a second language. Discover research-based facts that disprove mainstream disapproval of bilingualism and gain methods for enhancing the accuracy of your communications with all families. Leave with practical tools that you can use right away to support all members of your school community!

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  • Oct
    15
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This program gives students who are at-risk of falling behind, or who have already fallen behind, the chance to catch up and learn significant mathematics. The program, designed to meet and exceed the Common Core State Standards, provides explicit, systematic, intensive instruction to: • Introduce key concepts clearly and carefully to accelerate student progress • Teach students to connect skills and “big idea” concepts • Monitor each student´s progress daily to differentiate instruction • Use explicit strategies that incorporate oral and written responses

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  • Oct
    15
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    This session is designed for teachers who work with English Language Learners that are searching for new and innovative ways to accelerate the literacy skills of students using the most effective practices. Educators will learn how to play to the strengths and support the literacy and linguistic needs of English Learners by scaffolding instruction in each of the five essential components of reading instruction; Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary and Comprehension. Passionate educators interested in collaborating to make their literacy curriculum, instruction more accessible and responsive to the unique needs of English Learners are encouraged to participate. Teachers will leave the workshop with easy to implement strategies and a plan for how to use them in their lessons.

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  • Oct
    16
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This session presents the skills and strategies necessary to read, comprehend and learn from informational text. Levels 2 – 5 builds background knowledge and thinking skills required for comprehension.

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  • Oct
    16
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    The Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) will be offering the 2018-2019 series of workshops for Elementary School Improvement Chairs. These professional development opportunities are intended to support schools with their school improvement process. The sessions will address common issues for those working with Michigan´s School Improvement Framework (SIP), Professional Learning Communities (PLC´s), NCA, and the Education Yes! The topics discussed at these sessions will address the process of school improvement and timely issues related to annual requirements. It is the intent to have the same people participate in the entire series.

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  • Oct
    16
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 6:00pm

    Teaching reading to secondary students can be a unique challenge. Join other teachers to examine Kelly Gallagher’s powerful book Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and What You Can Do About It. We will discuss key points of the book and reflect on the suggestions Gallagher makes for reading instruction in secondary classrooms.

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  • Oct
    16
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Shared Reading is an interactive reading experience that occurs when students join in or share the reading of a book or other text while guided and supported by a teacher. It is one component of a balanced literacy framework. Participants will gain an understanding of the benefits of Shared Reading and become familiar with the various formats and materials that can be used for Shared Reading. Lots of practical ideas and strategies will be shared in this workshop!

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  • Oct
    17
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:45am

    Language for Learning provides young learners with the knowledge and understanding of language they need to achieve proficiency and reading comprehension. This oral language program teaches children the words, concepts, and statements important to both oral and written language, and helps enable them to extend this knowledge to other areas of their development.

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  • Oct
    17
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    The Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) will be offering the 2018-2019 series of workshops for School Improvement Chairs. These professional development opportunities are intended to support schools with their school improvement process. The sessions will address common issues for those working with Michigan´s School Improvement Framework (SIP), Professional Learning Communities (PLC´s), NCA, and the Education Yes! The topics discussed at these sessions will address the process of school improvement and timely issues related to annual requirements. It is the intent to have the same people participate in the entire series.

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  • Oct
    17
    This event is scheduled for 12:15pm to - 3:30pm

    Language for Thinking builds upon the concepts, vocabulary, and statement patterns introduced in Language for Learning. A placement test is used to determine if Students should be placed in Language for Learning or Language for Thinking. Carefully organized sequences of activities, exceptional vocabulary development, extensive practice, sequencing and retelling exercises, and inference activities set the stage for reading comprehension and the grammatical analysis of written language. Language for Thinking includes instruction in Classification, True/False, Analogies, and Absurdity that emphasize reasoning and Critical thinking. This program can be used as a supplement for an entire classroom in first grade, or with small groups of students needing language skills for thinking and problem-solving. This course will provide practice with the Language for Thinking materials and direct instruction teaching techniques.

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  • Oct
    17
    This event is scheduled for 4:15pm to - 7:30pm

    Prerequisite: Use of reading/writing workshop in the ELA classroom. Using Foldables® Langauge Arts classroom is a great way to differentiate your instruction and to keep the students engaged! Come experience a range of interactive graphic organizers aimed to encourage student ownership of study material, provide a kinesthetic component to teaching strategies, and promote long-term retention of academic lessons. Learn to use these engaging organizers to spruce up your readers’ and writers’ notebooks! This session will be all hands-on and mostly geared for Grades 3-5! Come prepared to learn and create all evening long! Participants will each receive a book as well.

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  • Oct
    18
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Using the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework as a foundation for understanding the recent shift towards more inquiry in Social Studies teaching and learning, this workshop will introduce teachers to the Arc of Inquiry of the C3 Framework as well as a design tool for creating their own inquiries (Inquiry Design Model).

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  • Oct
    18
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    The Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) will be offering the 2018-2019series of workshops for Secondary School Improvement Chairs. These professional development opportunities are intended to support schools with their school improvement process. The sessions will address common issues for those working with Michigan´s School Improvement Framework (SIP), Professional Learning Communities (PLC´s), NCA, and the Education Yes! The topics discussed at these sessions will address the process of school improvement and timely issues related to annual requirements. It is the intent to have the same people participate in the entire series.

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  • Oct
    18
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:45am

    Prerequisite: Use of reading/writing workshop in the ELA classroom. Using Foldables® Langauge Arts classroom is a great way to differentiate your instruction and to keep the students engaged! Come experience a range of interactive graphic organizers aimed to encourage student ownership of study material, provide a kinesthetic component to teaching strategies, and promote long-term retention of academic lessons. Learn to use these engaging organizers to spruce up your readers’ and writers’ notebooks! This session will be all hands-on and mostly geared for Grades 3-5! Come prepared to learn and create all evening long! Participants will each receive a book as well.

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  • Oct
    19
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    ** Please note that the May meeting is not included in the SCECH required meetings. You will need to attend a minimum of 6 meetings from September 14th 2018 to April 12th 2019 Meetings**

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  • Oct
    19
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    This course will review data from Math Recovery diagnostic assessment and support interventionists in making instructional decisions to meet the needs of the students on their case load.

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  • Oct
    19
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 12:00pm

    Literacy needs to be a critical part of any early childhood program. Teachers play a very important role in encouraging children’s positive attitudes toward reading and writing. In each of the modules participants will develop a deep understanding of the components of early literacy and how to teach the skills in a meaningful and intentional way. Each module is 3.5 hours in length and will be offered on multiple dates. Participants will register for each module separately (pick and choose what works for you)

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  • Oct
    20
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 1:00pm

    You are invited to attend the 2018 SPECIAL EDUCATION FAIR packed with information specifically designed to help PARENTS and staff better understand important and complex Special Education issues. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author - RON SUSKIND is this year’s keynote speaker! You won't want to miss it!! The fair is FREE to attend and is a great opportunity for all parents, special education staff, and administrators to come and learn about important and complex issues regarding special education.

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  • Oct
    23
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    In this session teachers will learn about the WSCC (Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child) model that is part of the Michigan Department of Education ESSA plan. Instruction will include the chronic health conditions affecting 30% of all students and how to manage these conditions in a school setting. Finally, teachers will learn about the McKinney-Vento (Homeless) Assistance Act, the federal law that supports the educational stability of homeless youth. Learn how to identify homeless youth that may be "hidden in plain sight."

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  • Oct
    24
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    The Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) will be offering the 2018-2019 series of workshops for School Improvement Chairs. These professional development opportunities are intended to support schools with their school improvement process. The sessions will address common issues for those working with Michigan´s School Improvement Framework (SIP), Professional Learning Communities (PLC´s), NCA, and the Education Yes! The topics discussed at these sessions will address the process of school improvement and timely issues related to annual requirements. It is the intent to have the same people participate in the entire series.

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  • Oct
    24
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Guided Reading has significant beneficial effects on helping students develop reading skills and allows teachers to meet the needs of all students. Participants will learn basic structures of Guided Reading and suggestions on how to make the most of Guided Reading. Guided Reading has significant beneficial effects on helping students develop reading skills and allows teachers to meet the needs of all students. Participants will learn basic structures of Guided Reading and suggestions on how to make the most of Guided Reading.

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  • Oct
    24
    This event is scheduled for 10:00am to - 11:30am

    Today’s seniors face many health challenges: Diabetes, Heart and Respiratory Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Cancer to name a few. Multiple medications cause dry mouth and increase risk for tooth decay. Missing teeth and loose dentures make healthy food choices difficult to chew and digest often leading to acid reflux. Make the connection how improved oral health can help you manage chronic diseases and how modern dental treatments can improve your overall health, chewing comfort, quality of life, and help you Smile Again With Confidence! Dr. Sophia P. Masters is a general dentist in Clinton Township, Michigan and adjunct faculty at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She is a lifelong learner who enjoys staying current through continuing education, values trusting relationships with patients, and passionate about helping them improve their quality of life through the art and science of dentistry.

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  • Oct
    24
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 2:30pm

    Goals: • Provide a safe and creative environment to contribute, receive feedback and encouragement as members implement a complex K-12 assessment system within their districts • Build foundational assessment literacy skills • Utilize the results from a quality balanced K-12 assessment system to advance student achievement • Appropriately utilize assessments for evaluation and accountability needs • For all members to have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda of each meeting in addition to the NWEA User Group Subcommittee

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  • Oct
    24
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Healthy Grading This will be a follow up on the first session. (Many teachers struggle with a grading systems that does not seem to emphasize the type of learning and classroom culture they envision. For these teachers it is clear that new ways of approaching assessment, feedback, and grading are needed. This evening PLC workshop is open to all educators interested in reevaluating current grading practices, discussing the challenges of moving towards a standards-based system and collaborating with others to explore how to create a healthy grading program in your classroom. The session will be facilitated by Don Pata and Bryan Battaglia with support from ISD Consultants Mike Klein and Sean McBrady. Don and Bryan are expert teachers that have made the transition to standards based grading and are excited and willing to share what they learned along the way.)

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  • Oct
    25
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    The MISD invites school or district teams to learn how to interpret 2016-2017 PSAT /SAT data, with a focus on how these results can inform everyday instructional practices. The training is designed to help teams identify which cross-curricular skills their students need to practice to improve their SAT scores. Mixed teams made up of teachers, coaches, administrators and other district curriculum leaders are encouraged. - MISD consultants will provide an overview of Macomb county data - District / School teams will have time to process their own data - MISD consultants will suggest skills to integrate into everyday instruction to improve student performance - Teams will network to share ideas and choose their next steps

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  • Oct
    25
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 4:00pm

    Mental Health challenges are shockingly common in the United States. Approximately one in five youths struggle with mental health issues. This course will provide the attendee with the knowledge and skills necessary to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This training is identified on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs & Practices and helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.

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  • Oct
    25
    This event is scheduled for 1:00pm to - 3:00pm

    Participants will: Learn the latest trends in the opioid epidemic; how to prevent drug diversion; the 3 R’s of overdose prevention (Recognize, Respond & Rescue); how to use Narcan; and help resources. Participants will receive free Narcan & Deterra kits; free nitrile gloves and rescue breathing masks; free locking medication pouch (while supplies last). No Fee, No SCECHs, No PD Funds or Sub Reimbursements.

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  • Oct
    26
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    These meaningful professional development opportunities are designed for GSRP educators. Each workshop will help participants deeper their understanding of effective and appropriate early childhood practices. Come and join your GSRP colleagues for a morning of fun!

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  • Oct
    29
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    TARGET AUDIENCE: Speech-Language Pathologists in Macomb County At this annual SLP meeting, MISD, Director of Special Education will review the latest compliance information and ways to streamline compliance for Speech-Language Pathologists. SLPs will hear about what’s happening in best practice such as recommendations for goal writing, and setting the bar for syntax intervention from Dr. Staskowski. This will be followed by a presentation on Pain and Symptom management by Dr.Anand Thakur, physician at ANA Pain Management. This course will meet the Pain and Symptom Management requirement for all licensed SLPs. It applies to SLPs whose CE window is from 2017-2019 and those with 2018-2020.

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  • Oct
    29
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Come join us for an exciting professional development offering - the Next Generation Science Standards Exemplar Program (NGSX). This program, which focuses on the practices of developing and using models, engaging in argumentation, and constructing explanations, will allow you to engage as adult learners with science content and classroom cases as well as reflect on your own classroom. Teachers will learn and practice the pedagogy shifts in the NGSS. At the same time, teachers will see classroom examples of modeling, argumentation and constructing explanations in practice. You will immediately be able to apply your new knowledge to your own classroom practices.

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  • Oct 30
    Jan 11
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    DAY ONE: October 30, 2018 Increasing the Achievement of Students with Disabilities (and Other Students Who Struggle): The Superintendent calls you to his or her office. “Our outcomes are clear. We must drastically improve the achievement & learning of our students with disabilities. What should we do?” Are you ready for that conversation? Do you have a plan? During this full-day workshop, John O’Connor will provide a road map for increasing the performance of students with disabilities. DAY TWO: January 11, 2019 10 Steps to Make it Happen-Increasing the Achievement of Students with Disabilities: After developing the road map in the previous session, participants will develop steps to become strong and powerful change agents that increase the achievement of students with disabilities. Learn how to develop consensus, partner with other educators, simplify the message & invest deeply in supporting teachers and leaders so that instruction is refined and student learning is expanded.

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  • Oct
    30
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Read.Inquire.Write. uses inquiry and investigation to support the development of low-achieving readers´ and English learners´ content knowledge, reading comprehension, analytical thinking, and argument writing in diverse classrooms. The Read.Inquire.Write. curriculum provides investigations on a range of topics taught in middle school social studies alongside disciplinary literacy tools and writing assignments that connect past and present and offer a more authentic purpose and audience than traditional 5-paragraph essays.

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  • Oct
    30
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    To provide educators with an understanding of a balanced literacy framework and its components.

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  • Nov
    02
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    These meaningful professional development opportunities are designed for GSRP educators. Each workshop will help participants deeper their understanding of effective and appropriate early childhood practices. Come and join your GSRP colleagues for a morning of fun!

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  • Nov
    05
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 12:00pm

    ETS approved materials, in-depth review of test content, and test-taking strategies. A minimum of 4 participants are required for each workshop. If less than 4 register, participants will receive materials only.

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  • Nov
    07
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    This program provides teachers with efficient and effective assessment tools to recognize their students’ current understandings of number concepts, and to support data-driven instruction. Forming collegial teams is encouraged during the course to provide for ongoing study.

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  • Nov
    07
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:00am

    Everyone must register through the Macomb ISD online system for each meeting you plan to attend

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  • Nov
    07
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 7:00pm

    The purpose of these meetings is to bring together leaders in the world of science education at all levels in Macomb County. Teacher Leaders, as well as District Coordinators, are welcome to attend as we explore together current science related issues, instructional techniques, new equipment and what’s going on in science education in Macomb.

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  • Nov
    07
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 8:00pm

    NVCI Refresher for Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19 *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • Nov
    07
    This event is scheduled for 4:15pm to - 6:15pm

    Are you in need of crystal clear trajectories for writing development? Do you have appropriate assessment tools for each type of writing? Do your current tools provide students with opportunities to assess their own progress? This book study will provide an assessment toolkit that allows for both teachers and students to take a reflective stance on writing. This three night event will consist of reading assigned pages outside of workshop time. Attendance at each session will include a discussion and debrief of the assigned pages along with practice in conducting norming sessions. Each participant will receive a copy of the book in advance of the first event and will be expected to bring student writing samples to sessions.

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  • Nov
    08
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 5:00pm

    One in four Americans lives with a mental health problem each year. Yet, far too many – up to two-thirds – go without treatment. Just as CPR training helps someone without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training helps a person assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis. ALGEE action principles will be discussed in detail. ALGEE action principles assist people with knowing how to respond to someone having a mental health crisis. This is an interactive workshop which runs 8 hours and introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, builds understanding of their impact and overviews common treatments.

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  • Nov
    08
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Story Champs is a fun, active approach to teaching students the academically and socially important language skills necessary for school success. Learn how to deliver Story Champs intervention with your whole class or your small group. Story Champs uses explicit yet flexible teaching procedures for the development of a strong oral language foundation through storytelling, and promotes other aspects of academic language through information retelling, vocabulary learning, and writing.

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  • Nov
    08
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Join ELA consultants Liz Lietz and Lisa Rivard for a tour of the Beal Professional Library and the Teacher Resource Center. Together we will learn about the vast ELA resources available to Macomb County teachers, including virtual field trips, electronic resources and community partnerships.

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  • Nov
    08
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Literacy centers have two main purposes. The first is to provide students with meaningful activities where students work independently and reinforce skills previously taught. The second purpose is to engage students while the teacher works with small reading groups. Participants will be given engaging and instructional ideas and resources on how to implement and manage literacy centers.

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  • Nov
    09
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    ** Please note that the May meeting is not included in the SCECH required meetings. You will need to attend a minimum of 6 meetings from September 14th 2018 to April 12th 2019 Meetings**

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  • Nov
    09
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 12:00pm

    Literacy needs to be a critical part of any early childhood program. Teachers play a very important role in encouraging children’s positive attitudes toward reading and writing. In each of the modules participants will develop a deep understanding of the components of early literacy and how to teach the skills in a meaningful and intentional way. Each module is 3.5 hours in length and will be offered on multiple dates. Participants will register for each module separately (pick and choose what works for you)

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  • Nov
    10
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:30pm

    Participants will have work time to practice using the materials and resources shared in the morning Balanced Assessment Practices workshop. School improvement facilitator’s will be available to support teachers as they practice using the tools and planning for the implementation of phase one of instructional learning cycles.

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  • Nov
    12
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    Macomb ISD is pleased to host the second annual UDL-IRN Great Lakes Summit, a two-day immersion into Student Centered Design. Educators can learn how to help their students become expert learners. Attendees will explore core UDL themes of Designing the Learning Space, Designing for Executive Function Skills and Culturally Responsive Design, choosing the path that best meets their professional learning needs. National UDL leaders and local practitioners will facilitate presentations, panel session and breakout sessions. Attendees will network with other UDL implementers and meet with their individual UDL teams. Join us to learn how to make student learning relevant, challenging, engaging and joyful. Day 1 Cost: $25 Keynote presentations and breakout sessions follow three strands that explore UDL implementation through the lens of the Designing the Learning Space, Designing for Executive Function, and Culturally Responsive Design. It’s also a great day to network with other UDL innovators as we build Michigan´s UDL Network.

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  • Nov
    12
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 7:00pm

    The Macomb ISD is a site administrator for the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Testing. All testing sessions will be held as scheduled. No participation minimum is required.

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  • Nov
    13
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    Students need to be able to notice key features of texts as they read. Many students struggle with this task, but what can teachers do about it? In this session, participants will discover instructional ‘signposts’ they can use to help students comprehend texts. Two professional books from authors Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst are included in this session: Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading and Reading Nonfiction: Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies. Participants will explore these two resources to help demystify both literary and informational texts for students at all reading levels. Together we will begin to consider how these signposts can be used in an instructional model that includes modeled reading, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading. This in an introductory session geared to teachers who are new to using the signposts, or have recently begun to incorporate them into their instruction and would like some review and support.

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  • Nov
    13
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    Macomb ISD is pleased to host the second annual UDL-IRN Great Lakes Summit, a two-day immersion into Student Centered Design. Educators can learn how to help their students become expert learners. Attendees will explore core UDL themes of Designing the Learning Space, Designing for Executive Function Skills and Culturally Responsive Design, choosing the path that best meets their professional learning needs. National UDL leaders and local practitioners will facilitate presentations, panel session and breakout sessions. Attendees will network with other UDL implementers and meet with their individual UDL teams. Join us to learn how to make student learning relevant, challenging, engaging and joyful. Day 2 Cost: $50 By Invitation Only: Macomb County Teams, please email Susan Hardin at shardin@misd.net for an invitation to join. School teams will receive intensive instruction in UDL implementation, collaborating with UDL experts to design a student-centered UDL implementation plan and continue networking with other UDL innovators in and around Michigan.

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  • Nov
    13
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Teachers Join us for one of our full-day courses which will introduce teachers and math coaches to the theory, structure and focus of Number Talks appropriate for their grade span. Participants will interact throughout the day in this high energy, hands on course with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings called for in the Michigan Math Standards.

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  • Nov
    13
    This event is scheduled for 6:00pm to - 7:00pm

    A maturation program to help answer questions that girls might have about their growing and changing bodies and emotions during puberty and menstruation.

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  • Nov
    14
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Teachers Join us for one of our full-day courses which will introduce teachers and math coaches to the theory, structure and focus of Number Talks appropriate for their grade span. Participants will interact throughout the day in this high energy, hands on course with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings called for in the Michigan Math Standards.

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  • Nov
    14
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    A solid foundation of explicit phonics and word study skills are critical components of literacy instruction. Phonics instruction follows a defined sequence and includes direct, explicit teaching of letter-sound relationships. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of how to systematically teach phonics and word study.

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  • Nov
    14
    This event is scheduled for 4:15pm to - 7:30pm

    Learn to: - Design tiered, responsive instructional plans (instructional ladders) by integrating standards, MAP student readiness data, and local curriculum - Engage with topics of interest, such as formative assessment or flexible grouping, to deepen understanding of instructional planning

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  • Nov
    14
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    This half day workshop introduces educators to the basics of the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). Participants will leave having experienced VTS discussions from a student’s perspective and understanding a basic overview of the theory behind the process. (Duplicate offering on November 14, 2018)

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  • Nov
    16
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    This course will review data from Math Recovery diagnostic assessment and support interventionists in making instructional decisions to meet the needs of the students on their case load.

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  • Nov
    16
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    Participants will learn how to: - Capture useful evidence of children's development and learning - Explore strategies for maximizing planning time - Use the reports in GOLD to inform instructional decisions - Share children's progress with families

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  • Nov
    16
    This event is scheduled for 1:00pm to - 3:00pm

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids has quadrupled since 1999. More than six out of ten drug overdose deaths involve an opioid and more than 91 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. This webinar features federal, state and local programs that are effectively addressing the opioid epidemic, such as: - SAMHSA´s State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grants that aim to increase access to treatment -Reduce unmet treatment needs - Reduce opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment, overdose rescue (narcan) and recovery activities for opioid use disorder.

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  • Nov
    17
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 2:00pm

    This workshop will: • Show you exactly what the format of the test is and the kinds of questions to expect on each section of the test • Teach you specific SAT and testing strategies • Give you practice with pacing • Provide a practice test and answer key you can use at home Calculator and pencil. Payment must be received before workshop date.

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  • Nov
    19
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Our experience as teachers, coaches, and leaders in education has been such that our most powerful professional learning occurs when we are allowed time to collaborate with others. This is imperative to develop and sustain relationships that challenge and support our common vision of mathematics teaching and learning. These supportive relationships not only help us grow professionally, but also allow us the opportunity to alter our practice in a safe space and to deepen our understanding of mathematical content and professional pedagogy. Macomb County needs you to lead the vision with your teachers.

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  • Nov
    20
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 10:30am

    This network is a professional learning environment that has meetings three times per year. These meetings are for the purpose of sharing strategies, approaches and lessons learned. These sessions are for those actively invested in integrating Restorative Practices in their school or district.

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  • Nov
    27
    This event is scheduled for 4:15pm to - 7:30pm

    Learn to: - Gain a deeper understanding of growth and how it¡¦s reported through MAP Growth. - Build a framework to better understand growth over time and how it can impact goal setting at all levels. - Analyze longitudinal MAP Growth data more deeply using relevant tools and coaching protocols.

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  • Nov
    27
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death in youth ages 10-19. This session will provide educators with: • Up to date information about youth suicide • Warning signs and risk factors • Resources for schools to launch a suicide prevention program

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  • Nov
    28
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Come join us for an exciting professional development offering - the Next Generation Science Standards Exemplar Program (NGSX). This program, which focuses on the practices of developing and using models, engaging in argumentation, and constructing explanations, will allow you to engage as adult learners with science content and classroom cases as well as reflect on your own classroom. Teachers will learn and practice the pedagogy shifts in the NGSS. At the same time, teachers will see classroom examples of modeling, argumentation and constructing explanations in practice. You will immediately be able to apply your new knowledge to your own classroom practices.

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  • Nov
    28
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    PRE-REQUISITE: ANY FULL DAY NUMBER TALK SESSION OFFERED BY MISD MATH CONSULTANTS MUST BE ATTENDED FIRST Teachers Join us for one of our full-day courses which will introduce teachers and math coaches to the theory, structure and focus of Number Talks appropriate for their grade span. Participants will interact throughout the day in this high energy, hands on course with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings called for in the Michigan Math Standards.

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  • Nov
    28
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 2:30pm

    Goals: • Provide a safe and creative environment to contribute, receive feedback and encouragement as members implement a complex K-12 assessment system within their districts • Build foundational assessment literacy skills • Utilize the results from a quality balanced K-12 assessment system to advance student achievement • Appropriately utilize assessments for evaluation and accountability needs • For all members to have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda of each meeting in addition to the NWEA User Group Subcommittee

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  • Nov
    28
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    “Fix” your workshop issues and “up” your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Opinion - Secure your footing in the opinion units.

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  • Nov
    29
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    In this session we will take an in-depth look into one of the 8 effective teaching practices from NCTM’s publication Principles to Actions, “Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving”. We will look at the characteristics of a tasks that require a higher level of student thinking and share resources for finding tasks. We will share a framework for enacting tasks with students and begin to think about how we can use these types of tasks as a formative assessment tool.

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  • Nov
    29
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Shared Reading is an interactive reading experience that supports a comprehensive literacy framework. Participants will develop an understanding of the various formats that can be used for a Shared Reading. Come and learn how this instructional technique can be used to teach many reading skills.

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  • Nov 30
    Dec 01
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    NVCI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19. *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • Dec
    01
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    *Academy members may only register for one of the two Culture Links workshops offered during this calendar year. The other offering is scheduled for October 13, 2018 This workshop is designed to increase your understanding of the complexities of culture and norms and how it relates to the classroom environment. Through interactive small and whole group work, you will elevate your intercultural consciousness and communication skills.

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  • Dec
    01
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Join in this unforgettable and ever timely learning opportunity where you will learn more about yourself and your ability to successfully communicate with others from different backgrounds. This workshop will allow you to strengthen your intercultural consciousness for greater insight into the minds and actions of your students, their families, colleagues, and all others. Regardless of the diversity of your student population, this workshop is created to support all education professionals in preparing themselves and their students for current and future success. Using the timely, relevant topic of Muslims as an example, education professionals will gain a deeper insight into the impacts of unconscious bias and revealing truths about the way we and our students think. Learn how the matter lends itself to overall cultural competence in a way that relates to us all in current matters today. Expect to leave empowered with a heightened critical consciousness and strategies to begin sharing and implementing in your schools right away.

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  • Dec
    01
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:30pm

    Participants will have work time to practice using the materials and resources shared in the morning Balanced Assessment Practices workshop. School improvement facilitator’s will be available to support teachers as they practice using the tools and planning for the implementation of phase one of instructional learning cycles.

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  • Dec
    04
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    This program provides teachers with efficient and effective assessment tools to recognize their students’ current understandings of number concepts, and to support data-driven instruction. Forming collegial teams is encouraged during the course to provide for ongoing study.

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  • Dec
    05
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 2:30pm

    This training is for teachers of grades 4-12 who are responsible for instruction of students’ reproductive health, sexuality education and HIV/AIDS education. The training fulfills the mandated HIV Certification. Participants will understand the law as it pertains to Sex Ed and HIV Prevention in the school setting, comprehend basic HIV facts, understand what makes an effective curriculum and feel comfortable talking about this topic with students.

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  • Dec
    05
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    In this session administrators will be introduced to: - Purpose - Structure - Administrative features of GOLD

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  • Dec
    05
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Vocabulary plays a fundamental role in the development of reading skills and contributes greatly to a reader’s success. Participants will learn various strategies to promote vocabulary development and increase students’ vocabulary growth

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  • Dec
    05
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Participants will dig deep into the ELA standards and learn how to ask questions that prompt students to synthesize answers based on specific evidence within a reading passage. Then, using Social Studies passages, participants will learn to write their own text dependent analysis writing prompts.

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  • Dec
    06
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:00am

    Hosted by: JoAnne Elkin, Early Childhood/Early Literacy Consultant Kelly Adamek, GSRP Coordinator

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  • Dec
    06
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • Dec
    06
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    In this session we will take an in-depth look into one of the 8 effective teaching practices from NCTM’s publication Principles to Actions, “Implement tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving”. We will look at the characteristics of a tasks that require a higher level of student thinking and share resources for finding tasks. We will share a framework for enacting tasks with students and begin to think about how we can use these types of tasks as a formative assessment tool.

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  • Dec
    07
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 12:00pm

    Literacy needs to be a critical part of any early childhood program. Teachers play a very important role in encouraging children’s positive attitudes toward reading and writing. In each of the modules participants will develop a deep understanding of the components of early literacy and how to teach the skills in a meaningful and intentional way. Each module is 3.5 hours in length and will be offered on multiple dates. Participants will register for each module separately (pick and choose what works for you)

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  • Dec
    10
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 7:00pm

    The Macomb ISD is a site administrator for the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Testing. All testing sessions will be held as scheduled. No participation minimum is required.

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  • Dec
    11
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Although there is ample evidence showing that function-based interventions for students with serious problem behavior are effective, school-based FBA/BIPs do not always result in behavioral interventions being implemented and/or improved student outcomes.. The workshop will describe the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) model, a standardized individualized functional behavior assessment and behavior intervention plan process that is accepted by teachers and has been shown through a randomized controlled trial with more than 200 school-based teams to be effective in improving student outcomes. Participants will receive a description of the multi-step process and will include examples of activities as well as tools used by school teams. Video excerpts of pre-and post-intervention students will be shown that will demonstrate student behavior change. Participants will receive sample tools and protocols that have been used effectively by multiple school districts and teams. Objectives are for participants to: 1. Describe a multi-step individualized FBA/BIP process. 2. Apply principles of the PTR process to case study students 3. Identify collaborative processes that enhance the PTR model.

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  • Dec
    12
    This event is scheduled for 4:15pm to - 6:15pm

    Join colleagues from across the county for a book study featuring the title Readers ARE Writers: Flipping Reading Instruction into Writing Opportunities By Lester Laminack and Reba Wadsworth This three night event will consist of reading assigned pages outside of workshop time. Attendance at each session will include a discussion and debrief of the assigned pages along with practice in conducting lessons from the book. Each participant will receive a copy of the book in advance of the first event.

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  • Dec
    12
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    An interactive read aloud is a powerful teaching component. Interactive read alouds must be planned and purposeful. Participants will learn how to make the most of read alouds in their classroom.

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  • Dec
    13
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 4:00pm

    Mental Health challenges are shockingly common in the United States. Approximately one in five youths struggle with mental health issues. This course will provide the attendee with the knowledge and skills necessary to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. This training is identified on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs & Practices and helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.

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  • Dec
    13
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:00am

    These meetings are for the district Homeless Liaisons only. The Homeless Liaisons are the designated person in a school district that assist in identifying and providing supports to homeless youth in the school district.

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  • Dec
    14
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    ** Please note that the May meeting is not included in the SCECH required meetings. You will need to attend a minimum of 6 meetings from September 14th 2018 to April 12th 2019 Meetings**

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  • Dec
    14
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    Everyone must register through the Macomb ISD online system for each meeting you plan to attend

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  • Jan
    07
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 12:00pm

    ETS approved materials, in-depth review of test content, and test-taking strategies. A minimum of 4 participants are required for each workshop. If less than 4 register, participants will receive materials only.

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  • Jan
    08
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Come join us for an exciting professional development offering - the Next Generation Science Standards Exemplar Program (NGSX). This program, which focuses on the practices of developing and using models, engaging in argumentation, and constructing explanations, will allow you to engage as adult learners with science content and classroom cases as well as reflect on your own classroom. Teachers will learn and practice the pedagogy shifts in the NGSS. At the same time, teachers will see classroom examples of modeling, argumentation and constructing explanations in practice. You will immediately be able to apply your new knowledge to your own classroom practices.

    Click here to register
  • Jan
    09
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Reading fluency creates a bridge to reading comprehension and comprehension is understanding what is read. Explicit instruction in fluency and comprehension strategies help students become purposeful readers. Participants will learn effective instructional activities to help promote and strengthen children’s fluency and comprehension.

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  • Jan
    10
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Participants will develop a common understanding of structures, collaborative tools, and behaviors to promote and sustain an atmosphere of cooperative learning and student engagement in their classrooms. Have FUN learning how to make your students have FUN learning!

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  • Jan
    11
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    These meaningful professional development opportunities are designed for GSRP educators. Each workshop will help participants deeper their understanding of effective and appropriate early childhood practices. Come and join your GSRP colleagues for a morning of fun!

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  • Jan
    11
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:30am

    These meetings are for the district Reproductive Supervisors only. The Reproductive Supervisors are the designated person in a school district who oversees the program of instruction. The designated person must be approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

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  • Jan
    12
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 2:00pm

    This workshop will: • Show you exactly what the format of the test is and the kinds of questions to expect on each section of the test • Teach you specific SAT and testing strategies • Give you practice with pacing • Provide a practice test and answer key you can use at home Calculator and pencil. Payment must be received before workshop date.

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  • Jan
    12
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This 3-day workshop presents an overview of the best instructional practices as found in the research literature and then shows how these practices can be implemented in the classroom. Specific types of knowledge such as vocabulary, terms and phrases, details, generalizations, and principles are applied to instructional practices, and a model for sequencing instructional techniques is also examined.

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  • Jan
    14
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 7:00pm

    The Macomb ISD is a site administrator for the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Testing. All testing sessions will be held as scheduled. No participation minimum is required.

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  • Jan 15
    Jan 16
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Corrective Reading is a comprehensive intensive intervention program designed for students in Grades 3-12. It targets students who are reading two or more years below grade level in general or special education classrooms.

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  • Jan
    15
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This 3-day workshop presents an overview of the best instructional practices as found in the research literature and then shows how these practices can be implemented in the classroom. Specific types of knowledge such as vocabulary, terms and phrases, details, generalizations, and principles are applied to instructional practices, and a model for sequencing instructional techniques is also examined.

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  • Jan
    15
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    To provide educators with an understanding of a balanced literacy framework and its components.

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  • Jan
    15
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    In this session we will distinguish between models and strategies for addition and subtraction. We will explore addition and subtraction using “strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction” as listed in the standards. Models that support student understanding will also be explored.

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  • Jan
    16
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This series, designed for teams of middle grades general education and special education teachers, provides an approach and strategies for making mathematics more accessible to a range of students, The course is designed for teams of teachers. The target audience of middle grades teachers and special educators, as well as Algebra 1 teachers, will deepen their understanding of the kinds of difficulties students have with mathematics, with a focus on content related to expressions and equations. The course will provide an approach and strategies to support the math learning of struggling students, particularly those with learning disabilities. Course participants will also focus on ways to strengthen collaboration between math teachers and special educators. In the three course sessions, teachers will explore multiple approaches to math problems, view classroom videos, examine student work, engage in discussion, and plan accessibility strategies.

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  • Jan
    16
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This series, designed for teams of middle grades general education and special education teachers, provides an approach and strategies for making mathematics more accessible to a range of students, The course is designed for teams of teachers. The target audience of middle grades teachers and special educators, as well as Algebra 1 teachers, will deepen their understanding of the kinds of difficulties students have with mathematics, with a focus on content related to expressions and equations. The course will provide an approach and strategies to support the math learning of struggling students, particularly those with learning disabilities. Course participants will also focus on ways to strengthen collaboration between math teachers and special educators. In the three course sessions, teachers will explore multiple approaches to math problems, view classroom videos, examine student work, engage in discussion, and plan accessibility strategies.

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  • Jan
    16
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 8:00pm

    NVCI Refresher for Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19 *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • Jan
    16
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Teachers will get strategies to help differentiate instructions for students, based on students’ English language skills and levels, using SIOP components and WIDA Standards.

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  • Jan
    17
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This workshop will train teachers to use the Reading Mastery Level K and 1 programs through hands-on active practice. Teachers will learn to apply direct instruction techniques to accelerate the acquisition of literacy skills for their students and enhance their understanding of direct instruction teaching techniques.

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  • Jan
    18
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    ** Please note that the May meeting is not included in the SCECH required meetings. You will need to attend a minimum of 6 meetings from September 14th 2018 to April 12th 2019 Meetings**

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  • Jan
    18
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    This course will review data from Math Recovery diagnostic assessment and support interventionists in making instructional decisions to meet the needs of the students on their case load.

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  • Jan
    18
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 12:00pm

    Literacy needs to be a critical part of any early childhood program. Teachers play a very important role in encouraging children’s positive attitudes toward reading and writing. In each of the modules participants will develop a deep understanding of the components of early literacy and how to teach the skills in a meaningful and intentional way. Each module is 3.5 hours in length and will be offered on multiple dates. Participants will register for each module separately (pick and choose what works for you)

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  • Jan
    22
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    This session will focus on unpacking the new K-12 national science standards, also referred to as the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS). We will compare it to the existing state standards and explore the ways in which it encourages greater science inquiry and depth of understanding.

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  • Jan
    23
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 2:30pm

    Goals: • Provide a safe and creative environment to contribute, receive feedback and encouragement as members implement a complex K-12 assessment system within their districts • Build foundational assessment literacy skills • Utilize the results from a quality balanced K-12 assessment system to advance student achievement • Appropriately utilize assessments for evaluation and accountability needs • For all members to have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda of each meeting in addition to the NWEA User Group Subcommittee

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  • Jan
    23
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 7:00pm

    The purpose of these meetings is to bring together leaders in the world of science education at all levels in Macomb County. Teacher Leaders, as well as District Coordinators, are welcome to attend as we explore together current science related issues, instructional techniques, new equipment and what’s going on in science education in Macomb.

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  • Jan
    23
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    “Fix” your workshop issues and “up” your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Conferring - Construct a careful student writing conference.

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  • Jan
    23
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    "Fix" your workshop issues and guph your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Non-Fiction - Build a solid foundation for your non]fiction units.

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  • Jan
    24
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Come and learn the difference between Interactive and Shared Writing and why both are essential in a comprehensive literacy framework. Participants will learn how to implement these writing techniques in their classroom and how both approaches can promote literacy success.

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  • Jan
    25
    This event is scheduled for 1:00pm to - 3:00pm

    Participants will: Learn the latest trends in the opioid epidemic; how to prevent drug diversion; the 3 R’s of overdose prevention (Recognize, Respond & Rescue); how to use Narcan; and help resources. Participants will receive free Narcan & Deterra kits; free nitrile gloves and rescue breathing masks; free locking medication pouch (while supplies last). No Fee, No SCECHs, No PD Funds or Sub Reimbursements.

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  • Jan
    26
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    Author Jerry Evanski will share his extensively-researched new methods for performing critical teaching tasks: gaining and keeping students’ attention, engaging your students and teaching the content, encouraging students’ participation, giving directions, communicating clearly and making successful transitions.

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  • Jan
    31
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO QUESTIONS WHEN YOU REGISTER. PLEASE CHECK THE BOX INDICATING YOU READ THE STATEMENTS. THE STATEMENTS ARE: 1. Please bring at least one state standard you plan to teach in the near future. 2. Please bring an assessment you have used to assess the standard you plan to teach in the near future. Target Audience: New Teacher Academy members ($125 yearly fee) Was creating a quality assessment part of your learning during your undergraduate/graduate work? When you design a unit do you start with the end in mind and build your assessment before you start your instruction? Do you ensure your assessments are balanced between standards, depth of knowledge, and the time you spend teaching the students the standards? If you answered no to any of these questions, this workshop may be for you. Assessment quality, design, and structure will be addressed throughout the evening. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the skills learned to a unit assessment you have used or created before the end of the workshop.

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  • Feb
    02
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 2:00pm

    This workshop will: • Show you exactly what the format of the test is and the kinds of questions to expect on each section of the test • Teach you specific SAT and testing strategies • Give you practice with pacing • Provide a practice test and answer key you can use at home Calculator and pencil. Payment must be received before workshop date.

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  • Feb
    04
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Our experience as teachers, coaches, and leaders in education has been such that our most powerful professional learning occurs when we are allowed time to collaborate with others. This is imperative to develop and sustain relationships that challenge and support our common vision of mathematics teaching and learning. These supportive relationships not only help us grow professionally, but also allow us the opportunity to alter our practice in a safe space and to deepen our understanding of mathematical content and professional pedagogy. Macomb County needs you to lead the vision with your teachers.

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  • Feb
    05
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This session presents the skills and strategies necessary to read, comprehend and learn from informational text. Levels 2 – 5 builds background knowledge and thinking skills required for comprehension.

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  • Feb
    06
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:45am

    Language for Learning provides young learners with the knowledge and understanding of language they need to achieve proficiency and reading comprehension. This oral language program teaches children the words, concepts, and statements important to both oral and written language, and helps enable them to extend this knowledge to other areas of their development.

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  • Feb
    06
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:00am

    Everyone must register through the Macomb ISD online system for each meeting you plan to attend

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  • Feb
    06
    This event is scheduled for 12:15pm to - 3:30pm

    Language for Thinking builds upon the concepts, vocabulary, and statement patterns introduced in Language for Learning. A placement test is used to determine if Students should be placed in Language for Learning or Language for Thinking. Carefully organized sequences of activities, exceptional vocabulary development, extensive practice, sequencing and retelling exercises, and inference activities set the stage for reading comprehension and the grammatical analysis of written language. Language for Thinking includes instruction in Classification, True/False, Analogies, and Absurdity that emphasize reasoning and Critical thinking. This program can be used as a supplement for an entire classroom in first grade, or with small groups of students needing language skills for thinking and problem-solving. This course will provide practice with the Language for Thinking materials and direct instruction teaching techniques.

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  • Feb
    06
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Collaborate with the DIA Education Programs staff to design resources aligned to your curriculum. Over the course of the evening there will be time for exploring the DIA’s online collection and existing learning resources and discussing ways to connect art with your student learning outcomes. Come prepared to experiment with a big idea or essential question.

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  • Feb
    07
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    In this session we will distinguish between models and strategies for multiplication and division. We will explore multiplication and division using “strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between multiplication and division” as listed in the standards. Models that support student understanding will also be explored.

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  • Feb
    08
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    Everyone must register through the Macomb ISD online system for each meeting you plan to attend

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  • Feb 08
    Feb 09
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    NVCI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19. *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • Feb
    11
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 7:00pm

    The Macomb ISD is a site administrator for the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Testing. All testing sessions will be held as scheduled. No participation minimum is required.

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  • Feb
    13
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Participants who attend the FBA to BIP training will learn the ten tenets of behavior. Understanding the tenets will help us understand where and why behavior appears in the classroom. All behavior is communication. Afterward, participants will be able to take ten days of real data, plug it into an analysis tool, discuss with table mates and learn the functions and triggers of behavior. After analysis of Scout’s data, the participants will learn how to plug this into the Triple T-Triple R Chart to build a behavioral intervention plan that is data-based decision making. This is the ABC’s of behavior in a simplified version. Participants will leave with an understanding of FBA and BIP.

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  • Feb
    13
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    "Fix" your workshop issues and guph your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Non-Fiction - Build a solid foundation for your non-fiction units

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  • Feb
    13
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    "Fix" your workshop issues and guph your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Grammar - Use your work with the units as a conduit for grammar instruction.

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  • Feb
    14
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:00am

    Hosted by: JoAnne Elkin, Early Childhood/Early Literacy Consultant Kelly Adamek, GSRP Coordinator

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  • Feb
    14
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • Feb
    15
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    ** Please note that the May meeting is not included in the SCECH required meetings. You will need to attend a minimum of 6 meetings from September 14th 2018 to April 12th 2019 Meetings**

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  • Feb
    15
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    This course will review data from Math Recovery diagnostic assessment and support interventionists in making instructional decisions to meet the needs of the students on their case load.

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  • Feb
    21
    This event is scheduled for 6:00pm to - 8:00pm

    Participants will: Learn the latest trends in the opioid epidemic; how to prevent drug diversion; the 3 R’s of overdose prevention (Recognize, Respond & Rescue); how to use Narcan; and help resources. Participants will receive free Narcan & Deterra kits; free nitrile gloves and rescue breathing masks; free locking medication pouch (while supplies last). No Fee, No SCECHs, No PD Funds or Sub Reimbursements.

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  • Feb
    26
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 10:30am

    This network is a professional learning environment that has meetings three times per year. These meetings are for the purpose of sharing strategies, approaches and lessons learned. These sessions are for those actively invested in integrating Restorative Practices in their school or district.

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  • Feb
    26
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 6:00pm

    Join colleagues from across the county for a book study featuring the title A Novel Approach: Whole-Class Novels, Students-Centered Teaching, and Choice by Kate Roberts. This three- night event will consist of a discussion on how do teachers manage the sometimes conflicting research about whole-class or student-choice novels in secondary ELA classrooms? Is there still a place for both in today’s rigorous curriculum? Join other teachers to examine Kate Roberts’ powerful book A Novel Approach: Whole-Class Novels, Student-Centered Teaching, and Choice. We will discuss key points of the book and reflect on the suggestions Roberts makes for balancing whole-class novels and independent reading instruction in secondary classrooms.

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  • Feb
    26
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Participants will develop a common understanding of structures, collaborative tools, and behaviors to promote and sustain an atmosphere of cooperative learning and student engagement in their classrooms. Have FUN learning how to make your students have FUN learning!

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  • Feb
    27
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 2:30pm

    Goals: • Provide a safe and creative environment to contribute, receive feedback and encouragement as members implement a complex K-12 assessment system within their districts • Build foundational assessment literacy skills • Utilize the results from a quality balanced K-12 assessment system to advance student achievement • Appropriately utilize assessments for evaluation and accountability needs • For all members to have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda of each meeting in addition to the NWEA User Group Subcommittee

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  • Mar
    02
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 2:00pm

    This workshop will: • Show you exactly what the format of the test is and the kinds of questions to expect on each section of the test • Teach you specific SAT and testing strategies • Give you practice with pacing • Provide a practice test and answer key you can use at home Calculator and pencil. Payment must be received before workshop date.

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  • Mar
    04
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 12:00pm

    ETS approved materials, in-depth review of test content, and test-taking strategies. A minimum of 4 participants are required for each workshop. If less than 4 register, participants will receive materials only.

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  • Mar
    05
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    Independent reading allows student choice in what, when and how they read. But how does a teacher coordinate and monitor student progress? In this session, we will explore the research around the benefits and challenges of incorporating independent reading into the secondary classroom through student book clubs, literature circles and sustained silent reading (SSR). We will examine research about using a reader´s workshop approach to improve each student´s reading . Topics will include how to build and maintain a classroom library, how to get students engaged in reading on their own, and how to work with students to set and meet reading goals. By the end of the session, participants will have some concrete ideas about how and why to incorporate independent reading into their curriculum. Participants please bring one student-appropriate novel they have read on the day of the session.

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  • Mar
    05
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Come join us for an exciting professional development offering - the Next Generation Science Standards Exemplar Program (NGSX). This program, which focuses on the practices of developing and using models, engaging in argumentation, and constructing explanations, will allow you to engage as adult learners with science content and classroom cases as well as reflect on your own classroom. Teachers will learn and practice the pedagogy shifts in the NGSS. At the same time, teachers will see classroom examples of modeling, argumentation and constructing explanations in practice. You will immediately be able to apply your new knowledge to your own classroom practices.

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  • Mar
    05
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    “Fix” your workshop issues and “up” your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Revision - Revisit revision as a primer for instruction

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  • Mar
    05
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    "Fix" your workshop issues and guph your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Poetry - Beautify your students writing with poetry.

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  • Mar
    06
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Teachers Join us for one of our full-day courses which will introduce teachers and math coaches to the theory, structure and focus of Number Talks appropriate for their grade span. Participants will interact throughout the day in this high energy, hands on course with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings called for in the Michigan Math Standards.

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  • Mar
    07
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Speech–language pathologists routinely ask for information and training on working with school-age children who stutter. The purpose of this workshop is to provide clinicians with the tools to assess the real-life impact that stuttering has on the child and their family by identifying various factors which affect the child’s ability or desire to communicate in different settings. Participants will be introduced to a dynamic assessment protocol which leads to individualized treatment plans. Practices will be reviewed in light of the current research base and functional examples will be used to demonstrate specific strategies applicable to working therapeutically with children who stutter and their families.

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  • Mar
    07
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Teachers Join us for one of our full-day courses which will introduce teachers and math coaches to the theory, structure and focus of Number Talks appropriate for their grade span. Participants will interact throughout the day in this high energy, hands on course with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings called for in the Michigan Math Standards.

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  • Mar
    11
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 7:00pm

    The Macomb ISD is a site administrator for the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Testing. All testing sessions will be held as scheduled. No participation minimum is required.

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  • Mar
    13
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:45am

    Summer reading loss contributes greatly to achievement gaps. Learn the research behind summer reading loss with strategies to prevent it. Why let all that hard work you have done throughout the year lag? Instead, put a plan in place to sustain your efforts. This (2) half day session event will consist of reading assigned pages outside of workshop time. Attendance at each session will include a discussion and debrief of the assigned pages.

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  • Mar
    13
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 8:00pm

    NVCI Refresher for Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19 *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • Mar
    14
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Mental health disorders and crises are more common than we might think. This session will educate on the prevalence of Mental Health difficulties in youth and focus on what traits we need to foster in our youth so they will be mentally healthy and productive.

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  • Mar
    15
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    ** Please note that the May meeting is not included in the SCECH required meetings. You will need to attend a minimum of 6 meetings from September 14th 2018 to April 12th 2019 Meetings**

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  • Mar
    15
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    These meaningful professional development opportunities are designed for GSRP educators. Each workshop will help participants deeper their understanding of effective and appropriate early childhood practices. Come and join your GSRP colleagues for a morning of fun!

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  • Mar 15
    Mar 16
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    NVCI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19. *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • Mar
    15
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:30am

    These meetings are for the district Reproductive Supervisors only. The Reproductive Supervisors are the designated person in a school district who oversees the program of instruction. The designated person must be approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

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  • Mar
    16
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 2:00pm

    This workshop will: • Show you exactly what the format of the test is and the kinds of questions to expect on each section of the test • Teach you specific SAT and testing strategies • Give you practice with pacing • Provide a practice test and answer key you can use at home Calculator and pencil. Payment must be received before workshop date.

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  • Mar
    18
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Our experience as teachers, coaches, and leaders in education has been such that our most powerful professional learning occurs when we are allowed time to collaborate with others. This is imperative to develop and sustain relationships that challenge and support our common vision of mathematics teaching and learning. These supportive relationships not only help us grow professionally, but also allow us the opportunity to alter our practice in a safe space and to deepen our understanding of mathematical content and professional pedagogy. Macomb County needs you to lead the vision with your teachers.

    Click here to register
  • Mar
    19
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 2:30pm

    This training is for teachers of grades 4-12 who are responsible for instruction of students’ reproductive health, sexuality education and HIV/AIDS education. The training fulfills the mandated HIV Certification. Participants will understand the law as it pertains to Sex Ed and HIV Prevention in the school setting, comprehend basic HIV facts, understand what makes an effective curriculum and feel comfortable talking about this topic with students.

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  • Mar
    19
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Come spend an evening creating “Notebook” Foldables for use in both ELA and content specific classrooms. Participants will be provided with a composition book and supplies for the session. Don’t miss the excitement of using foldables to maximize learning in your upper elementary or middle school classroom.

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  • Mar
    20
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Teachers Join us for one of our full-day courses which will introduce teachers and math coaches to the theory, structure and focus of Number Talks appropriate for their grade span. Participants will interact throughout the day in this high energy, hands on course with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings called for in the Michigan Math Standards.

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  • Mar
    20
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE TWO QUESTIONS WHEN YOU REGISTER. PLEASE CHECK THE BOX INDICATING YOU READ THE STATEMENTS. THE STATEMENTS ARE: 1. Please bring at least one state standard you plan to teach in the near future. 2. Please bring an assessment you have used to assess the standard you plan to teach in the near future. Target Audience: New Teacher Academy members ($125 yearly fee) Was creating a quality assessment part of your learning during your undergraduate/graduate work? When you design a unit do you start with the end in mind and build your assessment before you start your instruction? Do you ensure your assessments are balanced between standards, depth of knowledge, and the time you spend teaching the students the standards? If you answered no to any of these questions, this workshop may be for you. Assessment quality, design, and structure will be addressed throughout the evening. Participants will have the opportunity to apply the skills learned to a unit assessment you have used or created before the end of the workshop.

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  • Mar
    21
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:00am

    These meetings are for the district Homeless Liaisons only. The Homeless Liaisons are the designated person in a school district that assist in identifying and providing supports to homeless youth in the school district.

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  • Mar
    22
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    This course will review data from Math Recovery diagnostic assessment and support interventionists in making instructional decisions to meet the needs of the students on their case load.

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  • Mar
    22
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    These meaningful professional development opportunities are designed for GSRP educators. Each workshop will help participants deeper their understanding of effective and appropriate early childhood practices. Come and join your GSRP colleagues for a morning of fun!

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  • Mar
    23
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners is a new two-day course offered at the MISD for K-12 teachers and staff that have attended CITW training in the past. · This comprehensive training will guide teachers of students acquiring English and includes teaching tips with each strategy to make it easier to work with all students, no matter their stage of language proficiency. · New tools and steps help you align your instruction of second-language learners to the higher-order thinking skills called for in the state standards. A template helps you select key vocabulary and grammar to design instruction that helps students engage in productive academic discussions. · English-language learners (ELLs) have specific needs and challenges that require a different approach. The nine proven Classroom Instruction That Works (CITW) teaching strategies are applied to the stages of language acquisition to make it easier to work with all students, at any stage of language proficiency or grade. · This course will unlock new techniques and strengthen your instructional planning, making it easier to know when to use research-based instructional strategies with ELL students at every grade level.

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  • Mar
    26
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    PRE-REQUISITE: ANY FULL DAY NUMBER TALK SESSION OFFERED BY MISD MATH CONSULTANTS MUST BE ATTENDED FIRST Teachers Join us for one of our full-day courses which will introduce teachers and math coaches to the theory, structure and focus of Number Talks appropriate for their grade span. Participants will interact throughout the day in this high energy, hands on course with opportunities to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings called for in the Michigan Math Standards.

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  • Mar
    26
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    It is the role of every educator to prepare our students for a successful career upon completion of their academic studies. In order to do that, it is imperative that we understand the tools available to help guide them as well as the post-secondary educational options available. During this training you will learn: • Resources available in Career Cruising and MI Bright Future. • What post-secondary training options exist and how students can engage with them. • Industry outlook and jobs of the future. • How to use the Design Thinking Process and PBL to develop an entrepreneurship spirit in students.

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  • Mar
    27
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 2:30pm

    Goals: • Provide a safe and creative environment to contribute, receive feedback and encouragement as members implement a complex K-12 assessment system within their districts • Build foundational assessment literacy skills • Utilize the results from a quality balanced K-12 assessment system to advance student achievement • Appropriately utilize assessments for evaluation and accountability needs • For all members to have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda of each meeting in addition to the NWEA User Group Subcommittee

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  • Mar
    28
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • Apr
    08
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 7:00pm

    The Macomb ISD is a site administrator for the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Testing. All testing sessions will be held as scheduled. No participation minimum is required.

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  • Apr
    10
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 2:30pm

    Participants will be training on the Mi Model for Health Curriculum for Reproductive Health (Growing Up and Staying Healthy, grades 7 & 8; and Healthy and Responsible Relationships, Grades 9-12). 10 Middle School Lessons and 22 High School Lessons.

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  • Apr
    10
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    This program provides teachers with efficient and effective assessment tools to recognize their students’ current understandings of number concepts, and to support data-driven instruction. Forming collegial teams is encouraged during the course to provide for ongoing study.

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  • Apr
    10
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:00am

    Everyone must register through the Macomb ISD online system for each meeting you plan to attend

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  • Apr
    10
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 7:00pm

    The purpose of these meetings is to bring together leaders in the world of science education at all levels in Macomb County. Teacher Leaders, as well as District Coordinators, are welcome to attend as we explore together current science related issues, instructional techniques, new equipment and what’s going on in science education in Macomb.

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  • Apr
    12
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    ** Please note that the May meeting is not included in the SCECH required meetings. You will need to attend a minimum of 6 meetings from September 14th 2018 to April 12th 2019 Meetings**

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  • Apr
    12
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    Everyone must register through the Macomb ISD online system for each meeting you plan to attend

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  • Apr
    16
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    This program provides teachers with efficient and effective assessment tools to recognize their students’ current understandings of number concepts, and to support data-driven instruction. Forming collegial teams is encouraged during the course to provide for ongoing study.

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  • Apr
    17
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    Come join us for an exciting professional development offering - the Next Generation Science Standards Exemplar Program (NGSX). This program, which focuses on the practices of developing and using models, engaging in argumentation, and constructing explanations, will allow you to engage as adult learners with science content and classroom cases as well as reflect on your own classroom. Teachers will learn and practice the pedagogy shifts in the NGSS. At the same time, teachers will see classroom examples of modeling, argumentation and constructing explanations in practice. You will immediately be able to apply your new knowledge to your own classroom practices.

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  • Apr
    25
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:00am

    Hosted by: JoAnne Elkin, Early Childhood/Early Literacy Consultant Kelly Adamek, GSRP Coordinator

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  • Apr
    26
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    This course will review data from Math Recovery diagnostic assessment and support interventionists in making instructional decisions to meet the needs of the students on their case load.

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  • Apr 26
    Apr 27
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    NVCI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19. *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • Apr
    26
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 9:30pm

    We will meet at the MISD for a light dinner at 4:30 p.m. and leave by motor coach for the DIA to take part in a special tour to learn how to connect art with your curriculum. NTA members may bring one non-member guest on this outing. Please ask your guest to register as well. It is important to indicate whether you would like to take the bus provided. Please follow registration instructions carefully.

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  • May
    01
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 8:00pm

    NVCI Refresher for Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19 *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • May
    03
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:30am

    These meetings are for the district Reproductive Supervisors only. The Reproductive Supervisors are the designated person in a school district who oversees the program of instruction. The designated person must be approved by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE).

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  • May
    06
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 12:00pm

    ETS approved materials, in-depth review of test content, and test-taking strategies. A minimum of 4 participants are required for each workshop. If less than 4 register, participants will receive materials only.

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  • May
    09
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Join your literacy leader colleagues in bi-monthly collaboration and conversation meetings.

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  • May
    13
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 7:00pm

    The Macomb ISD is a site administrator for the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Testing. All testing sessions will be held as scheduled. No participation minimum is required.

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  • May
    15
    This event is scheduled for 1:00pm to - 3:00pm

    This network is a professional learning environment that has meetings three times per year. These meetings are for the purpose of sharing strategies, approaches and lessons learned. These sessions are for those actively invested in integrating Restorative Practices in their school or district.

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  • May
    17
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    This course will review data from Math Recovery diagnostic assessment and support interventionists in making instructional decisions to meet the needs of the students on their case load.

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  • May
    20
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 3:00pm

    Our experience as teachers, coaches, and leaders in education has been such that our most powerful professional learning occurs when we are allowed time to collaborate with others. This is imperative to develop and sustain relationships that challenge and support our common vision of mathematics teaching and learning. These supportive relationships not only help us grow professionally, but also allow us the opportunity to alter our practice in a safe space and to deepen our understanding of mathematical content and professional pedagogy. Macomb County needs you to lead the vision with your teachers.

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  • May
    22
    This event is scheduled for 12:30pm to - 2:30pm

    Goals: • Provide a safe and creative environment to contribute, receive feedback and encouragement as members implement a complex K-12 assessment system within their districts • Build foundational assessment literacy skills • Utilize the results from a quality balanced K-12 assessment system to advance student achievement • Appropriately utilize assessments for evaluation and accountability needs • For all members to have the opportunity to contribute to the agenda of each meeting in addition to the NWEA User Group Subcommittee

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  • May
    23
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:00am

    These meetings are for the district Homeless Liaisons only. The Homeless Liaisons are the designated person in a school district that assist in identifying and providing supports to homeless youth in the school district.

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  • May
    24
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:30am

    ** Please note that the May meeting is not included in the SCECH required meetings. You will need to attend a minimum of 6 meetings from September 14th 2018 to April 12th 2019 Meetings**

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  • May
    30
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This session will introduce participants to a data-based process for identifying and understanding school-wide disproportionate discipline outcomes. Topics that will be addressed include: • Recommended data sources for root cause analysis • Process for obtaining stakeholder voice and participation in the problem-solving process • Linking school-specific hypotheses to interventions • Developing measurement plans to support evaluation • Utilizing decision rules to determine progress towards goals

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  • May 31
    Jun 01
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:30pm

    NVCI Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19. *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • Jun
    05
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 8:00pm

    NVCI Refresher for Non-Violent Crisis Intervention 2018-19 *Open to Macomb County Public School Employees ONLY*

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  • Jun
    18
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 3:00pm

    This 3-day workshop presents an overview of the best instructional practices as found in the research literature and then shows how these practices can be implemented in the classroom. Specific types of knowledge such as vocabulary, terms and phrases, details, generalizations, and principles are applied to instructional practices, and a model for sequencing instructional techniques is also examined.

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  • Jun
    18
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 12:00pm

    The Macomb ISD is a site administrator for the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Testing. All testing sessions will be held as scheduled. No participation minimum is required.

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  • Jun
    21
    This event is scheduled for 8:00am to - 3:00pm

    Professional Development opportunity for current Mechatronics teachers as well as Mechanical Design & Drafting teachers to work through the major disciplines in the Mechatronics curriculum. This professional development will be hands on. Teachers will leave with curriculum ideas, examples, and supplies.

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  • Jul
    18
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 12:00pm

    The Macomb ISD is a site administrator for the ETS Paraprofessional Assessment Testing. All testing sessions will be held as scheduled. No participation minimum is required.

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  • Nov
    28
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    “Fix” your workshop issues and “up” your game! The first hour of each evening will focus on a topic or tools to develop expertise. The second hour will be open to troubleshooting. Topic: Opinion - Secure your footing in the opinion units.

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