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New Teacher Academy Course Offerings

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) 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. (*This workshop is a foundational course, and will be a pre-requisite for other trauma courses) *Depending on phase, this workshop would be held virtually August 17-18 from 8:30-11:30.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Pre-requisite Course: Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools (or Trauma-Informed Schools) Resetting for Resilience builds upon Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools, with a strong focus on understanding the link between a student’s private logic and their academic achievement and behavior deficits in the Circle of Courage’s universal needs. Participants will learn how to integrate positive behavior intervention supports, rewards, and consequences into their classroom management systems. Participants will also learn how to assess students and create behavior support plans for each. Trauma-informed, resilience-focused student and classroom scenarios will be presented and discussed in small groups, in addition to Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions. Strategies to collaborate with families and communities and to support staff will be presented, as well as examples of how to collect and utilize outcome data. Note: This course covers the last 4 of 10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School and Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports, such as resets that occur outside of the classroom. The course also provides an in-depth overview of how to assess and develop behavior support plans for students using the Circle of Courage model. *Depending on phase, this workshop would be held virtually August 19-20 from 8:30-11:30.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) In this session teachers will learn about the WSCC (Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child) model that is a 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 the school setting. Finally, teachers will learn about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This is a federal law that supports the educational stability of homeless youth. Learn how to identify homeless youth that may be "hidden in plain sight." *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) 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! *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Move beyond the basics of technology to job-embedded experiences that engage students in interactive learning. From creating a blended classroom to empowering students with technology resources, find out what is freely available to improve teaching and learning. Come on a guided tour of technology resources for the K-12 classroom, including Discovery Education, Schoology, EduBlogs, 21things, Using Technology through CITW, and professional development options like Macomb 2020! *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat with you This session will focus on the importance of building a community as a new school year starts, and how that foundation supports the theme of this series of self-care which blends part workshop and part yoga/mindfulness and meditation practices to provide participants with tools to navigate the school year. Participants will engage in how to build a community while exploring fear and empathy. (*This workshop is a part of a series) *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) This webinar provides the fundamental steps to successfully navigate, communicate and organize courses within Schoology. Participants will go on a guided tour of the Schoology platform, Courses, the Schoology Gradebook, and related grading features. Participants will learn the skills and knowledge needed to begin developing a course in Schoology. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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  • Oct
    13
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) This session will parallel the "Whole Child" approach in education by looking at the needs of the "Whole Teacher". It is not just what teachers know that impacts instruction. A teacher's own social emotional skills and attitudes also affect instruction. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) For experienced VTS practitioners, this workshop will explore advanced questions for deeper classroom discussions and the various ways VTS can be used as a prompt for student writing including quick writes, ekphrastic writing, choreopoems, and more. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Learn about the 4 Critical Questions of Learning and specific response strategies that lead to increased student achievement. Engage in hands-on activities that can be immediately implemented in the classroom and with collaborative teams. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Come on a guided tour of the MISD systems for educators, including MISchoolData, Performance Matters, PowerSchool, TieNET, and beyond. Explore technology resources that get students ready for online testing, including options in Schoology, Discovery, and more *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to output of work, focus on what helps a student participate in classwork. Look closer at what your student do know to keep them engaged. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) For new practitioners, learn the basics of this science-based questioning strategy for experienced practitioners, refresh and brush up on skill while problem-solving any challenges. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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  • Nov
    11
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 6:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Please Note: This workshop is only 2 hours *Participants will need access to internet and a PC to gain full access to the resources and presentation In this session, participants will explore the Open Middle resource and consider ways to engage students in problem solving. This session will provide challenging problems worth solving for K-High School students. Breakout rooms will be available to differentiate content for different grade spans.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) * 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.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Pre Requisite: You Matter: Building Community This session will build on session 1 which talked about building a community to include how mindfulness and meditation are tools that can be implemented not only into the daily routine of educators but with the students they serve as well. A dive into how mindfulness can be used as a tool for cultural competence as well as how joy can be a part of one’s daily routine. *Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat with you *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Teachers will get strategies to help differentiate instructions for students, based on students’ English language skills and levels, using SIOP components and WIDA Standards. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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  • Dec
    01
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) We will explore the Instructional research-supported literacy instructional practices for daily use in the classroom. We will also examine Essential Instructional Practice 3, Individual and Small group Instruction as a differentiated approach to teaching literacy in a small group setting. The use of these practices in every classroom every day can make a measurable, positive difference in Students’ literacy achievement. (Limit 20) *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Including all children, especially students with special needs, helps create a welcoming environment. Learn how to use empathy training and peers to include all students. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *Each participant will receive their own copy of the resource. The session is limited to 30 participants. Dive into the "Next Step Forward in Guided Reading" resource to explore the many strategies and activities you can use with students to improve their reading comprehension. We will end the day with writing accountability for students and how we can use guided writing and on-demand writing to improve student proficiency. Teachers will receive a copy of the guide reading resource and will walk away with ready-to-use resources for the classroom.

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  • Dec
    09
    This event is scheduled for 4:30am to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Text Dependent Questions to Passage Based Writing (Grades 3-7) 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. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) 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. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) 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. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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  • Jan
    13
    This event is scheduled for 4:30am to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) 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! *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) This session will dive into the Next Generation Science Standards. We will examine the shifts in practice demanded by these standards and explore ways in which they encourage greater science exploration and student driven inquiry. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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  • Jan
    21
    This event is scheduled for 4:30am to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) This session will dive into the Next Generation Science Standards. We will examine the shifts in practice demanded by these standards and explore ways in which they encourage greater science exploration and student driven inquiry. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Spend an evening exploring classroom management techniques for a literature rich, hands-on learning environment. STEM Consultant, Mark Muzzin, and ELA Consultant, Lisa Rivard, will provide practical strategies you can use to engage your students. Our conversation and activities will relate to the important benefits of infusing STEM education into literacy instruction for elementary students. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Learn the best way to optimize your students’ environment to maximize learning, improve study skills, memory techniques, and create the ideal learning environment.

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  • Feb
    04
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Vocabulary acquisition and usage can be fun! Join us to explore quick and easy ways to boost vocabulary knowledge and motivate students to use vast vocabulary in speaking and writing!

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Pre Requisite: You Matter: Be Here Now This session will continue to build upon the previous sessions by exploring a Beginner’s Mind and how that sets the stage for the conditions of learning. Participants will explore the topic of curiosity and how to learn about learning so that you can learn more. *Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat with you *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) These day’ educators are required to do more with less, and need to find creative, new solutions to novel problems. In this workshop, participants will learn cutting edge techniques to solve any problem creatively and to live a creative life. This workshop is not what you think!

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  • Mar
    04
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Join ELA consultants Liz Lietz and Lisa Rivard to discuss all things ELA. Together we will learn about the vast ELA resources available to Macomb County teachers, including virtual field trips, electronic resources and community partnerships. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Learn about the 4 Critical Questions of Learning and specific response strategies that lead to increased student achievement. Engage in hands-on activities that can be immediately implemented in the classroom and with collaborative teams. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) In this session teachers will learn about the WSCC (Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child) model that is a 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 the school setting. Finally, teachers will learn about the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. This is a federal law that supports the educational stability of homeless youth. Learn how to identify homeless youth that may be "hidden in plain sight." *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *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. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) 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.” Participants will define what disciplinary literacy looks like in secondary classrooms, then examine the ten Essential Practices in detail. Together we will compare the 6-12 Essential Practices document with the K-5 Essentials documents to note how Essential Practices for Literacy support students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Staff members are encouraged to attend in cross-disciplinary teams representing English, science, social studies / history and math. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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  • Apr
    13
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) This session will parallel the "Whole Child" approach in education by looking at the needs of the "Whole Teacher". It is not just what teachers know that impacts instruction. A teacher's own social emotional skills and attitudes also affect instruction. *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Pre Requisite: You Matter: Be Here Now This session will bring the series to a close while exploring how to deal with change and the secrets to leading change. Participants will look at how patience and perseverance are keys riding the waves of change. *Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat with you *If the State of Michigan issues an executive order this workshop would be held virtually.

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  • Apr
    23
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 9:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) 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 20-21 season.

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