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New Teacher Academy Course Offerings

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 Text Dependent Questions to Passage BasedWriting 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 content area passages, participants will learn to write their own passage based analysis writing prompts. Presenter: Lisa Rivard

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 Using the research from the NCTM publication, “Principles to Actions,” participants will investigate the effective teaching of mathematics through the lens of productive struggle. Productive Struggle should be considered essential to learning mathematics with understanding and help students realize they are capable of doing well in mathematics with perseverance. Participants will engage in activities in which they have the opportunity to analyze classroom dialogue and video to identify teacher and student actions associated with productive struggle. Presenters: Kristi Hineman & Lea McAllister

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

    Target Audience: New Teacher Academy Members ONLY (1-3 years) The goal of this session is to provide teachers with the skills and resources necessary to grow and blossom along with learning self-care practices to lead happy, healthy and balanced careers. Join Instructor Mike Croy for a life-changing evening of positivity and growth.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 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! Presenter(s): Jeff LaPierriere & Donny Sikora

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 Come explore the tools and resources available to help strengthen your understanding of the standards, develop meaningful learning targets, examine quality pre-assessment practices, and progress monitoring tools to support instruction and summative assessments. Presenters: Joyce Arbaugh & Theresa Hasenauer

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 *Each participant will receive their own copy of the resource. The session is limited to 30 participants. Author Jerry Evanski will share his extensively-researched new methods for performing critical teaching tasks: gaining and keeping students’ attention, engaging students and teaching the content, encouraging students’ participation, giving directions, communicating clearly and making successful transitions. Presenter: Dr. Jerry Evanski

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 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. Presenter: Mike Klein

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  • Jan
    28
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 *Each participant will receive their own copy of the resource. The session is limited to 30 participants. Many students who receive special education support and services struggle with reading comprehension, written language, organization skills, etc. The hierarchy provides a framework to allow students to show what they know even with these deficits. Join Kerri Laduke, Special Education Consultant, to explore and share ideas on how to do this with assignments and assessments. Presenter: Kerri Laduke

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 (*This workshop is a foundational course, and will be a pre-requisite for other trauma courses) This course teaches school professionals how to create trauma-informed schools and classrooms. The training focuses on resilience, exploring the core values and beliefs of educators and placing an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience. Learn proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills and establishing safety while promoting play. Presenters: Joyce Arbaugh & Michelle Marcellin

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 Using the research from the NCTM publication, “Principles to Actions,” participants will investigate the effective teaching of mathematics through the lens of using purposeful questions. Questioning needs to assess and advance students’ reasoning and sense making about important mathematical ideas and relationships. Participants will engage in activities in which they have the opportunity to analyze classroom dialogue and video to identify teacher and student actions associated with posing purposeful questions. Presenters: Kristi Hineman & Lea McAllister

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

    You can improve literacy in the secondary classroom using scaffolding techniques! Join instructor Diana Coles for this hands-on workshop and learn how to help students understand challenging content without frustration! Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years)

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  • Feb
    11
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teacher Academy Members ONLY (1-3 years) The goal of this session is to provide teachers with the skills and resources necessary to grow and blossom along with learning self-care practices to lead happy, healthy and balanced careers. Join Instructor Mike Croy for a life-changing evening of positivity and growth.

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

    Prerequisite: This is a continuation for participants who have taken the NTA workshop on November 7, 2019. In this session, participants will learn additional vocabulary performance activities as well as strategies to adapt vocabulary instruction for lower cognitive or grade levels.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 Designed for teachers new to social studies, this session will explore the updated 2019 Michigan Social Studies Content Expectations as well as the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework. We will consider the recent call for more inquiry in Social Studies teaching and learning by exploring Michigan centered curriculum and resource options such as the MC3, MI Open Book, and GIANTs as well as tools such as the Inquiry Design Model, Read.Inquire.Write., and other online resources. Presenter: Sean McBrady

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 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. Presenter(s): DIA Staff

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

    Target Audience: Members of the New Teacher Academy who are new to Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Participants will travel by bus to the DIA to participate in this introductory session designed for teachers with no prior experience with Visual Thinking Strategies. Participants will learn the basics of VTS and explore how to infuse art into diverse classrooms and subjects.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 Learn the best way to optimize your students’ environment to maximize learning, improve study skills, memory techniques, and create the ideal learning environment. Presenter: Dr. Jerry Evanski

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

    Target Audience: Members of the New Teacher Academy who are new to Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Participants will travel by bus to the DIA to participate in this introductory session designed for teachers with no prior experience with Visual Thinking Strategies. Participants will learn the basics of VTS and explore how to infuse art into diverse classrooms and subjects.

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

    Target Audience: Members of the New Teacher Academy who are new to Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Participants will travel by bus to the DIA to participate in this introductory session designed for teachers with no prior experience with Visual Thinking Strategies. Participants will learn the basics of VTS and explore how to infuse art into diverse classrooms and subjects.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 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. Presenter: Lisa Rivard

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 *Bring one state standard you will teach & bring an assessment you have used to assess 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. Presenter: Emily McEvoy

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 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. Presenter: Lisa Rivard

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *NEW TEACHER ACADEMY PARTICIPANTS: Registering for this workshop automatically enrolls you in the 2019-20 Macomb New Teacher Academy. First, second, and third year teachers are welcome to attend as many 2019-20 Academy workshops as they choose for a yearly fee of $125.00. In the spring of 2020, Macomb County districts will be billed $125.00 per teacher participating in the Academy. Please check with your district regarding payment of this fee (whether you are responsible for payment). PLEASE NOTE (New Teacher Academy Participants): We cannot accept credit cards for payment. Please make checks payable to: Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD) Send payment to: Attn: Lauri Jurcak, Consultant Services, Macomb ISD, 44001 Garfield Rd., Clinton Township, MI 48038 Join us for a fun learning experience at the DIA. We will meet at the MISD for a boxed lunch and then board a bus to travel to the DIA where docents will take us on a guided tour in the late afternoon/evening. This workshop is designed to inspire educators to use artistic methods for school and educational improvement.The educational experience will be new this year so those who joined us last year will be able to take this class for the 19-20 season. Presenter(s): DIA Staff

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