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New Teacher Academy Course Offerings

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) This in-depth, 3-day course will provide teachers the opportunity to gain an understanding of the research and strategies that are the foundation of the VTS method and will provide age-appropriate images from the DIA’s collection to use in the classroom. Also, teachers will be able to access continued support and coaching in VTS techniques from the DIA staff. *Possible Offsite workshop with bus on 3/06 (COVID-19 may impact this visit) Training Dates: February 2, 2021 from 4:30pm-7:30pm February 10, 2021 from 4:30pm-7:30 pm March 6, 2021 from 8:30am-3:30pm *Depending on phase this workshop would be held virtually.

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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
    09
    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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  • Feb
    20
    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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  • 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
    02
    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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  • 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
    10
    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.

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

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) *This workshop will run over 2 three hours sessions, March 22nd and 23rd from 4:30pm until 7:30pm. *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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  • Mar
    24
    This event is scheduled for 4:30pm to - 7:30pm

    Target Audience: New Teachers (1-3 years) Pre-requisite Course: Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools (or Trauma-Informed Schools) This workshop is currently held over two sessions. Must attend both sessions. Session Dates: March 24, 2021 and March 30, 2021 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.

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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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