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Language Arts Course Offerings

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

    Target Audience: K-3 teachers, Literacy Coaches, Interventionists, EL Staff, Special Education Staff, Building & Central Office Administrators, and Support Staff. Educators will participate in three full days of deep learning around the K-3 Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy. The purpose the Essential Practices in Early Literacy document is to increase Michigan’s capacity to improve children’s literacy by identifying a small set of research supported daily core literacy instructional practices. Ten practices will be examined across the three days, including considerations for English Language Learners.

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

    Target Audience: Second Grade Teachers, Literacy Coaches/Interventionists, Title I Teachers, Special Ed. Teachers, and ESL Teachers The Literacy Learning Modules are designed to ensure that teachers have a clear understanding of a comprehensive approach to high-quality literacy instruction. It is not a prescribed curriculum, set of materials, or a program. Macomb’s Comprehensive Approach to Literacy is a framework designed to help ALL students learn to read and write effectively! Each cohort consists of 7 full days (after-school session will be 14 half days).

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

    Target Audience: Second Grade Teachers, Literacy Coaches/Interventionists, Title I Teachers, Special Ed. Teachers, and ESL Teachers The Literacy Learning Modules are designed to ensure that teachers have a clear understanding of a comprehensive approach to high-quality literacy instruction. It is not a prescribed curriculum, set of materials, or a program. Macomb’s Comprehensive Approach to Literacy is a framework designed to help ALL students learn to read and write effectively! Each cohort consists of 7 full days (after-school session will be 14 half days).

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

    Target Audience: Macomb County coaches and reading specialists. 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 to 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
    18
    This event is scheduled for 9:00am to - 11:00am

    Target Audience: Grade K-5 Educators 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 day series 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 at the first session and will be expected to bring student writing samples to later sessions.

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  • Sep
    18
    This event is scheduled for 4:15pm to - 6:15pm

    Target Audience: Grade K-5 Educators 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 day series 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 at the first session and will be expected to bring student writing samples to later sessions.

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

    Target Audience: Grades 3-5 Elementary Teachers, Literacy Coaches, and Elementary Building Administrators To provide educators with an understanding of a balanced literacy framework and its components. Topics to be addressed: Discovering texts through Read Alouds, Adjusting the scale of support through Shared Reading, Guiding development through Small Group Work, Extending Literacy Practice during Independent Workshop Time, Providing access to rich text and strategies for engagement. This series consists of reading assigned pages outside of workshop time.

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

    Target Audience: All Macomb County ACRI Teachers In this session, participants will go deeper with their knowledge of teaching the most at-risk adolescent readers. You will have the opportunity to reflect on your teaching practices and how it aligns with the tenets of ACRI. As a group, we will explore questioning strategies, mapping of text, new titles to engage readers, and more. Whether you are new to the teaching of ACRI or experienced, this session will focus on aligning practice across Macomb County to ensure fidelity. Attendance of all ACRI teachers is recommended.

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  • Sep
    25
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:45am

    Target Audience: Grade 3-5 Teachers This workshop is designed to infuse literacy practices with humane education content. Participants will learn to foster empathy and compassion about global issues while developing critical thinking skills and means for discussion.

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

    Target Audience: Title I teachers, reading teachers, ESL teachers, Special Education teachers and support staff working with elementary students in grades K-5. The Intervention Network is designed to support professional learning and best practices in Tier II and Tier III intervention for teachers working with students in a small group. Participants will explore current and new research based practices and interventions related to literacy. They will acquire resources and activities for teaching comprehension skills and word solving skills to accelerate students’ literacy achievement.

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  • Sep
    26
    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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  • Oct
    17
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 2:30pm

    Target Audience: ELA Grades 6-12 This session examines the MAISA GELN Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in the Secondary Classroom. The purpose of this document is to “increase Michigan’s capacity to improve children’s and adolescent’s literacies by identifying a focused set of research-supported instructional practices that have been shown to increase student achievement and/or engagement with academic literacies. Research suggests that each of the ten sets of practices, if implemented in every secondary core content classroom (English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Mathematics) at the unit and course level, could make a measurable positive difference in the literacy development and achievement of secondary students in the state.” Staff members are encouraged to attend in cross-disciplinary teams representing English, science, social studies / history and math, as well as administrators and content-area teacher leaders. The training begins by examining the ten Essential Practices in detail. Next, each school team will decide on 1-2 Essential Practices that coordinate with their building goals. Teams will have time to make a plan for the year (and/or beyond) that includes sharing the information with their colleagues, creating a training and implementation timeline, identifying support needs and determining success criteria.

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  • Oct
    18
    This event is scheduled for 4:00pm to - 5:00pm

    Target Audience: Classroom Teachers, Interventionists, and Support Staff Grades 3-12 In this virtual, three-session book study we will examine how teachers can use intentional grouping to help readers succeed in upper elementary and secondary ELA classrooms. What Are You Grouping For? offers the practical tools, classroom examples, and actionable steps essential for starting, sustaining, and mastering the management of small groups. This book explains the five teacher moves that work together to support students’ reading independence through small group learning-kidwatching, pivoting, assessing, curating, and planning-and provides examples to guide you and your students toward success. Like many educators in intermediate classrooms across the country, you may be using guided reading principles to teach reading. Whether you’re following targeted reading levels or sticking with your school’s established routines, chances are that guided reading has become synonymous with small group reading for you and your students. But . . . are your students getting the most out of small groups? Are readers of all ability levels experiencing the dynamic learning that can occur in small groups? Do you feel confident that the way you’re grouping kids is based on their wants and needs? Intermediate grade readers don’t need to be guided as much as they need to be engaged and authors Julie Wright and Barry Hoonan have solutions for doing just that using small groups. From must-have beginning-of-the-year strategies to step-by-step advice for implementation, this guide breaks down the processes that support small groups and help create effective instructional reading programs. Based on more than 45 years of combined experience in the classroom, this resource will empower you with tools to ensure that your readers are doing the reading, thinking, and doing-not you.

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  • Oct
    29
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 2:30pm

    Target Audience: Grades 6-12 ELA Teachers Problem-based units of instruction present authentic problems to help engage students in the learning process. Staff members are highly encouraged to attend in cross-disciplinary teams representing English, science, social studies/history and math, as well as administrators and support staff. The training begins with the whole group learning together about the theory and components of problem-based instruction. Next, participants will break into discipline-specific groups for content-focused learning facilitated by ISD consultants. The last hour of the session will include time to meet as school teams to process the day’s learning and plan next steps. Participants will leave with a general understanding of... what problem-based instruction looks like establishing engaging purposes for students to read, write, and communicate guiding students to ask questions and plan inquiries helping students see connections in their lives by engaging in real-world and issue-based investigations creating opportunities for students to enact literate identities connected to their learning across disciplines

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

    Target Audience: Grades 3-5 Elementary Teachers, Literacy Coaches, and Elementary Building Administrators To provide educators with an understanding of a balanced literacy framework and its components. Topics to be addressed: Discovering texts through Read Alouds, Adjusting the scale of support through Shared Reading, Guiding development through Small Group Work, Extending Literacy Practice during Independent Workshop Time, Providing access to rich text and strategies for engagement. This series consists of reading assigned pages outside of workshop time.

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

    Target Audience: Second Grade Teachers, Literacy Coaches/Interventionists, Title I Teachers, Special Ed. Teachers, and ESL Teachers The Literacy Learning Modules are designed to ensure that teachers have a clear understanding of a comprehensive approach to high-quality literacy instruction. It is not a prescribed curriculum, set of materials, or a program. Macomb’s Comprehensive Approach to Literacy is a framework designed to help ALL students learn to read and write effectively! Each cohort consists of 7 full days (after-school session will be 14 half days).

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

    Target Audience: ELA Teachers Grades 6-12 Do you want to prepare your students for the reading and writing demands of the PSAT/SAT without it feeling like 'test prep'? Participants will identify which skills are assessed on the SAT test, and to which Michigan ELA standards they connect. We will examine a variety of instructional approaches to incorporate into regular teaching to help students meet curricular standards while preparing for the SAT at the same time. We will explore strategies to help students succeed with both the Evidence Based Reading and Writing (ERW) portion, as well as the SAT essay. Educators will learn how to access supportive resources from the College Board, the state and county that they can incorporate into their daily lessons. Participants will have time at the end of the day to create a plan to implement these new strategies throughout the year. Attendees should plan to have access to their current curriculum and pacing guides.

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  • Nov
    21
    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
    04
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:45am

    Target Audience: Grade 3-5 Teachers This workshop is designed to infuse literacy practices with humane education content. Participants will learn to foster empathy and compassion about global issues while developing critical thinking skills and means for discussion.

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

    Target Audience: Grades 3-5 Elementary Teachers, Literacy Coaches, and Elementary Building Administrators To provide educators with an understanding of a balanced literacy framework and its components. Topics to be addressed: Discovering texts through Read Alouds, Adjusting the scale of support through Shared Reading, Guiding development through Small Group Work, Extending Literacy Practice during Independent Workshop Time, Providing access to rich text and strategies for engagement. This series consists of reading assigned pages outside of workshop time.

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  • Dec
    17
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 2:30pm

    Target Audience: Grades 6-12 ELA Teachers The goal of secondary reading instruction is to create competent, savvy, independent readers. Staff members are highly encouraged to attend in cross-disciplinary teams representing English, science, social studies / history and math, as well as administrators and support staff. The training begins with the whole group learning together about the theory and components of secondary reading instruction. Next, participants will break into discipline-specific groups for content-focused learning facilitated by ISD consultants. The last hour of the session will include time to meet as school teams to process the day’s learning, and plan next steps. Participants will leave with a general understanding of... a student’s interaction with reading across the disciplines in a typical secondary school day what effective reading instruction looks like in the secondary classroom as well as in each of the four core disciplines how reading routines support student’s reading skills and help them master content creating opportunities to include student choice in the selection of texts for study research-supported ways to incorporate vocabulary learning, especially tier 2 vocabulary and words in context

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

    Target Audience: Grades 3-5 Elementary Teachers, Literacy Coaches, and Elementary Building Administrators To provide educators with an understanding of a balanced literacy framework and its components. Topics to be addressed: Discovering texts through Read Alouds, Adjusting the scale of support through Shared Reading, Guiding development through Small Group Work, Extending Literacy Practice during Independent Workshop Time, Providing access to rich text and strategies for engagement. This series consists of reading assigned pages outside of workshop time.

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

    Target Audience: Second Grade Teachers, Literacy Coaches/Interventionists, Title I Teachers, Special Ed. Teachers, and ESL Teachers The Literacy Learning Modules are designed to ensure that teachers have a clear understanding of a comprehensive approach to high-quality literacy instruction. It is not a prescribed curriculum, set of materials, or a program. Macomb’s Comprehensive Approach to Literacy is a framework designed to help ALL students learn to read and write effectively! Each cohort consists of 7 full days (after-school session will be 14 half days).

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

    Target Audience: Second Grade Teachers, Literacy Coaches/Interventionists, Title I Teachers, Special Ed. Teachers, and ESL Teachers The Literacy Learning Modules are designed to ensure that teachers have a clear understanding of a comprehensive approach to high-quality literacy instruction. It is not a prescribed curriculum, set of materials, or a program. Macomb’s Comprehensive Approach to Literacy is a framework designed to help ALL students learn to read and write effectively! Each cohort consists of 7 full days (after-school session will be 14 half days).

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  • Feb
    12
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 2:30pm

    Target Audience: Grades 6-12 ELA Teachers The goal of secondary writing instruction is to create competent, flexible, independent writers. Staff members are highly encouraged to attend in cross-disciplinary teams representing English, science, social studies / history and math, as well as administrators and support staff. The training begins with the whole group learning together about the theory and components of secondary writing instruction. Next, participants will break into discipline-specific groups for content-focused learning facilitated by ISD consultants. The last hour of the session will include time to meet as school teams to process the day’s learning, and plan next steps. Participants will leave with a general understanding of... a student’s interaction with writing across the disciplines in a typical secondary school day what effective writing instruction looks like in the secondary classroom as well as in each of the four core disciplines how four different purposes for writing support content learning and increase engagement research-supported ways to provide efficient, meaningful, formative writing feedback to students

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  • Mar
    04
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 2:30pm

    Target Audience: Grades 6-12 ELA Teachers Research shows that intentional collaboration through speaking, listening and discussion helps students gain a deeper understanding of content across disciplines. While students are often asked to collaborate, they may not be formally instructed in how to interact effectively. This session explores classroom routines and activities to help students gain skills for communication and collaboration. Staff members are highly encouraged to attend in cross-disciplinary teams representing English, science, social studies / history and math, as well as administrators and support staff. The training begins with the whole group learning together about the theory and components of secondary writing instruction. Next, participants will break into discipline-specific groups for content-focused learning facilitated by ISD consultants. The last hour of the session will include time to meet as school teams to process the day’s learning, and plan next steps. Participants will leave with a general understanding of how to design meaningful opportunities for students to collaborate within, and beyond, the secondary classroom what effective student communication looks like in the secondary classroom as well as in each of the four core disciplines how intentional instruction in collaborating with peers supports content learning and increases engagement research-supported ways to provide regular opportunities for students to practice questioning skills, listening skills, respectful disagreement, and engage in collaborative sense-making

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  • Mar
    10
    This event is scheduled for 8:30am to - 11:45am

    Target Audience: Grade 3-5 Teachers This workshop is designed to infuse literacy practices with humane education content. Participants will learn to foster empathy and compassion about global issues while developing critical thinking skills and means for discussion.

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  • Mar
    19
    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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  • Mar
    19
    This event is scheduled for 3:00pm to - 4:00pm

    Target Audience: 6-12 ELA Teachers In this virtual, three-session book study we will examine how teachers can 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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  • May
    21
    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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