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Guided Reading & Independent Workstations -Detroit

Event Start: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)

General Location: East

Presenter: Jill Weber & Lori Davis

Description: In this workshop, teachers are introduced to guided reading, given the opportunity to see it in action and then allowed to take the information and apply it to their teaching. Teachers will be given the tools to "become their own reading specialist". In the afternoon participants will get a clear understanding of what components go into developing independent (center) workstations. Stations will align to Common Core Standards and/or NWEA Learning Continuum Goals. Participants will review a checklist for developing center activities. Work time will be factored into the day so attendees can develop center activities for their classrooms.

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NWEA Applying Reports (ADVANCED) - Detroit

Event Start: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: Lissa Brunan & Alissa Thelen

Description: Attend this full day workshop to get an even deeper understanding of your NWEA MAP reports. Learn to connect data points from separate reports to understand the full roadMAP of what the data is saying about the student, class, grade, and school. With an opportunity built into the workshop to focus on your own data and begin to plan and discuss for continued improvement. Leave fully prepared for the next workshop in the series, NWEA Informing Instruction.

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NWEA Applying Reports (ADVANCED) - Grand Rapids

Event Start: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Bicycle Factory

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: West

Presenter: Lissa Brunan & Lissa Thelen

Description: Attend this full day workshop to get an even deeper understanding of your NWEA MAP reports. Learn to connect data points from separate reports to understand the full roadMAP of what the data is saying about the student, class, grade, and school. With an opportunity built into the workshop to focus on your own data and begin to plan and discuss for continued improvement. Leave fully prepared for the next workshop in the series, NWEA Informing Instruction.

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Engaging Students in Meaningful Math Using Games - Detroit

Event Start: Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: David & Kathryn Coffey

Description: Games are an effective way to engage students in authentic learning. Games not only provide a context for learning mathematical content but also an opportunity to practice mathematical thinking. However, play is only the start of learning. Without intentional teaching, the learning opportunities associated with game playing can be lost. In this workshop, participants will experience how to support the development of K-8 mathematicians through purposeful play and intentional instruction. Be prepared to learn some new games and develop lesson scenarios that you can use in your classroom.

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The Gauntlet: How to Avoid Getting Crushed by Classroom Management -Detroit

Event Start: Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $75.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
High School (Grades 9-12)

General Location: East

Presenter: Jayme McWain & Taylor Casarez

Description: Are you tired of working harder than your students? Does a lack of student engagement have you feeling blue? If this sounds like you, check out our session on gamifying your classroom! Learn how to use healthy competition and collaboration to help kids be the best versions of themselves. These tips and tricks can dramatically reduce the amount of time you spend redirecting behavior, and intensify the awesome that is your teaching!

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Buddy Up! Full STEAM Ahead -Grand Rapids

Event Start: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Bicycle Factory

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)

General Location: West

Presenter: Jessica Priem

Description: Let's move beyond "reading buddies" and expand the potential of your buddy time to provide a meaningful STEAM and buddy experience for all students. Come explore a year of hands-on STEAM activities that you can do with an older buddy class. Projects will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Leave energized with enough STEAM buddy activities to get you through an entire school year, as well as creative ways to integrate STEM into your classroom. There will be in depth learning about using Makerspace in the elementary classroom, as well as hands on activities to practice these new skills.

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Climate and Culture 101: Being Culturally Responsive to the Needs of Urban Students-Detroit

Event Start: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $75.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: Shena Hill-Scott and Vondra Glass

Description: Many believe that urban schools are failing to educate the students they serve. The perception is that urban students are in an environment that is violent, decaying, disruptive, scant resources and the quality of teaching and learning is poor. One of the biggest predictors of student success is the socio-economics status and urban schools are more likely to have higher concentrations of low income families. Urban students score lower on achievement tests and are less likely to complete college. How should we as educators be culturally responsive and intentionally meet the needs of the urban student?

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Introduction to Design Thinking within K-12 Education -Grand Rapids

Event Start: Friday, November 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Location: GVSU Bicycle Factory

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: West

Presenter: Jason Pasatta

Description: Design Thinking has become a buzz-word within both the education and business sectors, but what could and should it look like in K-12 schools and classrooms and how can it effect student achievement? This session will give participants the opportunity to experience, reflect on, and design around a practical model for Design-Thinking within K-12 contexts. After this fun, active, and practical session, participants will leave with an understanding of how Design Thinking could be incorporated into their current practice and various techniques and protocols that can be implemented immediately.

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter Schools only

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NWEA Informing Instruction - Detroit

Event Start: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: Lissa Brunan & Alissa Thelen

Description: Attend this full day workshop to dive deeper into classroom applications of MAP reports and the Learning Continuum. Support differentiated instruction and meet the needs of every student through flexible groupings and instructional ladders based on your MAP results.

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NWEA Informing Instruction - Grand Rapids

Event Start: Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Bicycle Factory

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: Lissa Brunan & Lissa Thelen

Description: Attend this full day workshop to dive deeper into classroom applications of MAP reports and the Learning Continuum. Support differentiated instruction and meet the needs of every student through flexible groupings and instructional ladders based on your MAP results.

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Engaging Students in Meaningful Math Using Games - Grand Rapids

Event Start: Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: Bicycle Factory

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: West

Presenter: David & Kathryn Coffey

Description: Games are an effective way to engage students in authentic learning. Games not only provide a context for learning mathematical content but also an opportunity to practice mathematical thinking. However, play is only the start of learning. Without intentional teaching, the learning opportunities associated with game playing can be lost. In this workshop, participants will experience how to support the development of K-8 mathematicians through purposeful play and intentional instruction. Be prepared to learn some new games and develop lesson scenarios that you can use in your classroom.

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Tech Tools: The Integration Begins -Grand Rapids

Event Start: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Bicycle Factory

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: West

Presenter: Lissa Brunan

Description: Need some new tools in your teacher technology tool belt? Bring your laptop, a smart phone, a Gmail account, and your imagination as we rapid fire through TONS of online tools and websites available to teachers FOR FREE! Engage with the technology as if you were a student and observe the teacher-side at the same time. Explore and discuss a multitude of resources you can bring back to your classroom to utilize IMMEDIATELY with YOUR content at YOUR grade level. Everything from engaging students and parents to team building, to adding some creativity to your content. Participants will also be given time to network and share their best tips, tricks, and tools that are currently being used and utilized in their classrooms.

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5 Great ELL Instructional Strategies: You Won't Believe Number 3 - Grand Rapids

Event Start: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 10:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Bicycle Factory

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: West

Presenter: Alissa Thelen

Description: Participants of this instructional strategies workshop will learn 5 different methodologies that explicitly teach skills that English Language Learners (ELLs) need to build more vocabulary knowledge, improve their writing and reading techniques, and discover engaging ways to communicate. One method will specifically show participants how to teach verb tenses in a particular order with a specific plan. Other strategies modeled will teach participants how to build student academic language, conversation, and reasoning skills to help English Language Learners (ELL) students succeed. The foundation of some of these strategies is based from the Clark's consulting team.

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Dipping Your Toes in the G-Suite Pool -Detroit

Event Start: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: Detroit Center

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: Lissa Brunan

Description: When working in the Google World, it is best to work from the ground up. This workshop will start with the basics of Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms. Simple explanations and examples will be used to introduce each topic, as well as hands-on activities to show how implementation can happen instantly and without a lot of extra work. Participants will get independent work time to apply what they've learned and start to create using the Google Apps presented.

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5 Great ELL Instructional Strategies: You Won't Believe Number 3 - Detroit

Event Start: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: Alissa Thelen

Description: Participants of this instructional strategies workshop will learn 5 different methodologies that explicitly teach skills that English Language Learners (ELLs) need to build more vocabulary knowledge, improve their writing and reading techniques, and discover engaging ways to communicate. One method will specifically show participants how to teach verb tenses in a particular order with a specific plan. Other strategies modeled will teach participants how to build student academic language, conversation, and reasoning skills to help English Language Learners (ELL) students succeed. The foundation of some of these strategies is based from the Clark's consulting team.

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Dipping Your Toes in the G-Suite Pool -Grand Rapids

Event Start: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Bicycle Factory

General Location: West

Presenter: Lissa Brunan

Description: When working in the Google World, it is best to work from the ground up. This workshop will start with the basics of Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms. Simple explanations and examples will be used to introduce each topic, as well as hands-on activities to show how implementation can happen instantly and without a lot of extra work. Participants will get independent work time to apply what they've learned and start to create using the Google Apps presented.

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Climate and Culture 102: Being Culturally Responsive with Pedagogy and Relevant Instructional Practices within the Urban Classroom -Detroit

Event Start: Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: Salwa Abdulrazzaq-Qasem & Vondra Glass

Description: We will provide educators with in-depth instructional strategies to make connections with the urban student within the classroom setting. The techniques shared, will allow educators to reach their students by going beyond the curricular tools to build engagement and relevancy within their lessons. Educators will be able to gain a deeper understanding of instructional alternatives while making curriculum relevant to student needs and interests. Educators will also acquire knowledge on proven and well-researched instructional approaches to small group instructional delivery, with a specific focus on laying the foundation for set-up of the building blocks of small group workshop instruction.

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Pear Deck: The Presentation Tools Built for the 21st Century Learner - Grand Rapids

Event Start: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $75.00

Location: GVSU Bicycle Factory

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: West

Presenter: Lissa Brunan

Description: Google's hidden treasure. A FREE presentation tool that doesn't just give information, it invites students to engage and interact with the teacher. Learning now becomes a team effort in the classroom. Come and discover all the amazing things you can do with this tool to instantly increase student engagement with the content you're teaching. Create your own presentations or easily upload your current Google Slides, PowerPoints, or PDFs. Want more? Take it one step further by utilizing Pear Deck Premium!

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3 Sure-fire Ways to Communicate with Students, Staff, and Stakeholders -Grand Rapids

Event Start: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $75.00

Location: GVSU Bicycle Factory

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: West

Presenter: Alissa Thelen

Description: Are you ready to see 100% participation at your parent-teacher conferences, have a variety of food at your classroom potluck parties instead of everyone showing up with a bag a chips, and easily get more people to sign up for community involvement and donations? Participants of this workshop will be guided to build their own communication tools through three free sites that are easy to navigate to get instant feedback online. Presenter will provide the step by step processes to technologies such as Mentimeter, Typeform and the Choice Eliminator add-on for Google Forms. Leave the training with innovative ways to communicate with everyone in a fun and engaging way.

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Pear Deck: The Presentation Tools Built for the 21st Century Learner - Detroit

Event Start: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $75.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)

General Location: East

Presenter: Lissa Brunan

Description: Google's hidden treasure. A FREE presentation tool that doesn't just give information, it invites students to engage and interact with the teacher. Learning now becomes a team effort in the classroom. Come and discover all the amazing things you can do with this tool to instantly increase student engagement with the content you're teaching. Create your own presentations or easily upload your current Google Slides, PowerPoints, or PDFs. Want more? Take it one step further by utilizing Pear Deck Premium!

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3 Sure-fire Ways to Communicate with Students, Staff, and Stakeholders -Detroit

Event Start: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $75.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: Alissa Thelen

Description: Are you ready to see 100% participation at your parent-teacher conferences, have a variety of food at your classroom potluck parties instead of everyone showing up with a bag a chips, and easily get more people to sign up for community involvement and donations? Participants of this workshop will be guided to build their own communication tools through three free sites that are easy to navigate to get instant feedback online. Presenter will provide the step by step processes to technologies such as Mentimeter, Typeform and the Choice Eliminator add-on for Google Forms. Leave the training with innovative ways to communicate with everyone in a fun and engaging way.

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Tech Tools: The Integration Begins -Detroit

Event Start: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: Lissa Brunan

Description: Need some new tools in your teacher technology tool belt? Bring your laptop, a smart phone, a Gmail account, and your imagination as we rapid fire through TONS of online tools and websites available to teachers FOR FREE! Engage with the technology as if you were a student and observe the teacher-side at the same time. Explore and discuss a multitude of resources you can bring back to your classroom to utilize IMMEDIATELY with YOUR content at YOUR grade level. Everything from engaging students and parents to team building, to adding some creativity to your content. Participants will also be given time to network and share their best tips, tricks, and tools that are currently being used and utilized in their classrooms.

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Designing Math Adventures - Detroit (Full Day)

Event Start: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: David & Kathryn Coffey

Description: What does the journey from what is known to what is new look like for students? How can we support students in making this journey through lesson design? This interactive and highly engaging session will explore these questions and more. Workshops will focus on using design thinking methods to create effective lessons. Participants will leave with lessons that are aligned to the standards and adjusted to their students. If your district uses a specific mathematics curriculum, please bring your teacher edition to this workshop.

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Tech Tools: A Make & Take Experience - Detroit

Event Start: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: Lissa Brunan

Description: Looking to spice up your formative assessments? Would you love to create the feeling of a game for the students, while still collecting data to help with instruction? This workshop will explore FREE easy to use technologies that can work in both a one-to-one and limited technology settings. Compare and Contrast up to six different quiz platforms and decide which will best fit in your classroom. Participate as a student with each of the technologies to get the "from the desk" perspective before learning tips and tricks on creating your own for your students. Time will be provided to work and test your new interactive formative assessments with your peers.

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Designing Math Adventures - Grand Rapids (Full Day)

Event Start: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: Bicycle Factory

Audience:
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
High School (Grades 9-12)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: West

Presenter: David & Kathryn Coffey

Description: What does the journey from what is known to what is new look like for students? How can we support students in making this journey through lesson design? This interactive and highly engaging session will explore these questions and more. Workshops will focus on using design thinking methods to create effective lessons. Participants will leave with lessons that are aligned to the standards and adjusted to their students. If your district uses a specific mathematics curriculum, please bring your teacher edition to this workshop.

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