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Dipping Your Toes in the G-Suite Pool -Detroit

Event Start: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Location: Detroit Center

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.

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter Schools only

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Diving Into the Deep End of the GSuite Pool -Detroit

Event Start: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 9:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: Detroit Center 115

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

General Location: East

Presenter: Lissa Brunan

Description: You're armed with the basic knowledge of Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms, but you're ready for more! You're ready to open your arms and invite Google Classroom into your life. Learn the basics of how Google Classroom can streamline your assignments, create engaging conversations and help your classroom GO GREEN by saving you tons of paper! Plus, learn new tips and tricks on how to utilize your Google Apps and Add-Ons in a whole new way. Participants will get independent work time to apply what they've learned and start to create for their own classroom.

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Diving Into the Deep End of the GSuite Pool -Grand Rapids

Event Start: Thursday, August 31, 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)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
High School (Grades 9-12)

General Location: East

Presenter: Lissa Brunan

Description: You're armed with the basic knowledge of Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets and Forms, but you're ready for more! You're ready to open your arms and invite Google Classroom into your life. Learn the basics of how Google Classroom can streamline your assignments, create engaging conversations and help your classroom GO GREEN by saving you tons of paper! Plus, learn new tips and tricks on how to utilize your Google Apps and Add-Ons in a whole new way. Participants will get independent work time to apply what they've learned and start to create for their own classroom.

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The Gift of Time, Collaboration, and Food: Determining Student Academic Growth Measure(s) Together - Lansing

Event Start: Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Location: Lansing

Presenter: Alissa Thelen

Description: Do you feel like an island and you are trying to reinvent the wheel on your own when it comes to teacher evaluations and measuring student academic growth? Come to this workshop to collaborate with other great leaders to work together to determine the most appropriate student growth measure(s) for your district by using NWEA and other resources and find on-line tools to calculate growth.

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DIBELS Next -Detroit

Event Start: Tuesday, September 12, 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

General Location: East

Presenter: Wendy Miller

Description: DIBELS is an advanced assessment tool designed to provide additional in-depth information to help improve instruction for students who have not yet reached their grade-level benchmark goals, or for students who may have met some benchmark goals but are inaccurate in their skills. DIBELS is a critical piece within a comprehensive RtI or MTSS model. The assessment informs instruction that takes places in Tier 1, 2 & 3.

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Principals' Meeting (Detroit)

Event Start: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Location: Detroit Center

General Location: East

Presenter: GVSU CSO Staff

Description: We invite all principals and assistant principals to join us for our fall meeting to discuss all resources that the GVSU Charter Schools Office will be offering this school year. Lunch will be provided.

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Principals' Meeting (Grand Rapids)

Event Start: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Location: L. William Seidman Center

General Location: West

Presenter: GVSU CSO Staff

Description: We invite all principals and assistant principals to join us for our fall meeting to discuss all resources that the GVSU Charter Schools Office will be offering this school year. Lunch will be provided.

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DIBELS Next - Grand Rapids

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

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $150.00

Location: GVSU DeVos - Building E

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

General Location: West

Presenter: Wendy Miller

Description: DIBELS is an advanced assessment tool designed to provide additional in-depth information to help improve instruction for students who have not yet reached their grade-level benchmark goals, or for students who may have met some benchmark goals but are inaccurate in their skills. DIBELS is a critical piece within a comprehensive RtI or MTSS model. The assessment informs instruction that takes places in Tier 1, 2 & 3.

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The Secret Ingredients to a Phenomenal Presentation -Grand Rapids

Event Start: Wednesday, September 20, 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:
High School (Grades 9-12)
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: West

Presenter: Lissa Brunan

Description: It's time to expand your horizons. You've mastered the art of teaching your students in the comforts of your classroom, but presenting to a larger audience of adult learners can be a whole different ball game. Whether it's at a school staff meeting or at a national conference, it's time you stood up, grabbed the mic, and shared the amazing things you're doing in the world of education. This workshop will help you get started by exploring the secrets of how to create an engaging, energetic, phenomenal presentation experience that your participants will walk away telling their friends about. By focusing on creating catchy titles, utilizing visual teasers, incorporating active engagement, you can begin to look for opportunities to share your new found skills with the world, one phenomenal presentation at a time.

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Why aren't they Engaged? Understanding Stereotype Threat in Mathematics - Grand Rapids (Full Day)

Event Start: Thursday, September 21, 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)
High School (Grades 9-12)

General Location: West

Presenter: Kathryn Coffey

Description: Engagement is an essential element to learning. Why is it so difficult to engage some learners --especially in mathematics? This interactive session will explore stereotype threat as a potential barrier to engagement and cause of underperformance in mathematics. We will focus on practical strategies for engaging all learners for optimal learning with special consideration given to ýwise feedbacký as a successful method that can reduce stereotype threat and increase engagement in mathematics, particularly for diverse learners. Participants will consider how to implement ýwise feedbacký in each teachersý individual teaching situation and will have an opportunity to practice the technique.

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Why aren't they Engaged? Understanding Stereotype Threat in Mathematics - Grand Rapids (Half Day)

Event Start: Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $75.00

Location: Bicycle Factory

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

General Location: West

Presenter: Kathryn Coffey

Description: Engagement is an essential element to learning. Why is it so difficult to engage some learners --especially in mathematics? This interactive session will explore stereotype threat as a potential barrier to engagement and cause of underperformance in mathematics. We will focus on practical strategies for engaging all learners for optimal learning with special consideration given to ýwise feedbacký as a successful method that can reduce stereotype threat and increase engagement in mathematics, particularly for diverse learners. Participants will consider how to implement ýwise feedbacký in each teachersý individual teaching situation and will have an opportunity to practice the technique.

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The Secret Ingredients to a Phenomenal Presentation -Detroit

Event Start: Thursday, September 21, 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

General Location: East

Presenter: Lissa Brunan

Description: It's time to expand your horizons. You've mastered the art of teaching your students in the comforts of your classroom, but presenting to a larger audience of adult learners can be a whole different ball game. Whether it's at a school staff meeting or at a national conference, it's time you stood up, grabbed the mic, and shared the amazing things you're doing in the world of education. This workshop will help you get started by exploring the secrets of how to create an engaging, energetic, phenomenal presentation experience that your participants will walk away telling their friends about. By focusing on creating catchy titles, utilizing visual teasers, incorporating active engagement, you can begin to look for opportunities to share your new found skills with the world, one phenomenal presentation at a time.

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

Event Start: Thursday, September 21, 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)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
High School (Grades 9-12)

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

Event Start: Friday, September 22, 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:
High School (Grades 9-12)
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
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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Tech Tools: A Make & Take Experience - Detroit

Event Start: Wednesday, September 27, 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

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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Why aren't they Engaged? Understanding Stereotype Threat in Mathematics - Detroit (Full Day)

Event Start: Thursday, September 28, 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:
High School (Grades 9-12)
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: Kathryn Coffey

Description: Engagement is an essential element to learning. Why is it so difficult to engage some learners --especially in mathematics? This interactive session will explore stereotype threat as a potential barrier to engagement and cause of underperformance in mathematics. We will focus on practical strategies for engaging all learners for optimal learning with special consideration given to ýwise feedbacký as a successful method that can reduce stereotype threat and increase engagement in mathematics, particularly for diverse learners. Participants will consider how to implement ýwise feedbacký in each teachersý individual teaching situation and will have an opportunity to practice the technique.

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Why aren't they Engaged? Understanding Stereotype Threat in Mathematics - Detroit (Half Day)

Event Start: Thursday, September 28, 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:
High School (Grades 9-12)
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: East

Presenter: Kathryn Coffey

Description: Engagement is an essential element to learning. Why is it so difficult to engage some learners --especially in mathematics? This interactive session will explore stereotype threat as a potential barrier to engagement and cause of underperformance in mathematics. We will focus on practical strategies for engaging all learners for optimal learning with special consideration given to ýwise feedbacký as a successful method that can reduce stereotype threat and increase engagement in mathematics, particularly for diverse learners. Participants will consider how to implement ýwise feedbacký in each teachersý individual teaching situation and will have an opportunity to practice the technique.

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Tech Tools: A Make & Take Experience - Grand Rapids

Event Start: Friday, September 29, 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:
High School (Grades 9-12)
Elementary School (Grades K-5)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)

General Location: West

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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Grammar Mirth - Playing with Parts of Speech - Grand Rapids

Event Start: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 10:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Location: GVSU Bicycle Factory

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

General Location: West

Presenter: Alissa Thelen

Description: Participants of this grammar-based workshop will be able to make the explicit connection between reading comprehension, writing skills, and grammar knowledge. During this training, we walk through how to create class generated grammar walls and concept charts that explicitly teach the eight parts of speech and other grammar basics. These concepts apply to the learning statements from the NWEA" Learning Continuum for all grades (mainly K-8). Participants will learn a methodology called Text-cavation" that can be an extension to help students improve their sentence fluency and ability to produce complex sentence structures. Another methodology that participants will learn is Syntax Surgery; which continues to reinforce the parts of speech and syntax of a sentence in a fun hands-on learning experience. This workshop also will provide participants with lesson plan, poster, and/or game ideas to introduce and practice the parts of speech in meaningful ways. The foundation of some of these strategies is based from Kevin Clark's consulting team.

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Grammar Mirth - Playing with Parts of Speech - Detroit

Event Start: Thursday, October 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)

General Location: East

Presenter: Alissa Thelen

Description: Participants of this grammar-based workshop will be able to make the explicit connection between reading comprehension, writing skills, and grammar knowledge. During this training, we walk through how to create class generated grammar walls and concept charts that explicitly teach the eight parts of speech and other grammar basics. These concepts apply to the learning statements from the NWEA" Learning Continuum for all grades (mainly K-8). Participants will learn a methodology called 'Text-cavation" that can be an extension to help students improve their sentence fluency and ability to produce complex sentence structures. Another methodology that participants will learn is "Syntax Surgery;" which continues to reinforce the parts of speech and syntax of a sentence in a fun hands-on learning experience. This workshop also will provide participants with lesson plan, poster, and/or game ideas to introduce and practice the parts of speech in meaningful ways. The foundation of some of these strategies is based from Kevin Clark's consulting team.

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Closing the Gap: Improving Student Writing from Middle School to High School - Detroit

Event Start: Friday, October 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Non-GVSU Authorized Charter School Cost: $75.00

Location: Detroit Center 115

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

General Location: East

Presenter: Teresa Gibbons

Description: Educators, parents, and the general public often complain that students can't write well, and most research and test scores support this notion. As a result, frustrated college professors blame high school teachers who in turn blame middle school teachers for this problem. As a former middle school and high school teacher, GVSU Senior Affiliate Professor Teresa Gibbons will discuss her 23 years' experience teaching writing. In this workshop, Gibbons will explore possible causes of poor student performance in writing and ideas to improve writing at all levels. Workshop participants will receive grade-specific strategies to improve student writing. This workshop provides numerous resources and practical suggestions beneficial to 6 - 12 grade teachers. Participants will be asked to evaluate programs and strategies already in place at their schools, and then to make an action plan for adding to and improving upon those.

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Math & Reading RTI: A movement approach to intervention -Grand Rapids

Event Start: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 8:30 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: Jacque Groenendyk

Description: Reading portion: Physical movement can help students deal with anxiety, reduce stress, increase motivation, and attain higher academic achievement. Incorporating activities and exercises to develop eye movement helps struggling students with reading comprehension. The primary goal of Brains-in-Motion is to give educators a variety of teaching strategies can engage students in the reading process by incorporating movement and activities. Math portion: Today, research supports that movement and cognition are powerfully connected. Brains-in-Motion presents research based activities and exercises that are developmentally appropriate, helping the student master math concepts while simultaneously helping student feel energized, focused, and prepared to learn.

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Synthetic Phonics -Grand Rapids

Event Start: Tuesday, October 10, 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: Jill Weber

Description: To understand the synthetic phonics you have to understand the methodology behind it and how it will help students to learn to read and write. Traditionally, children are taught to read using "analytic phonics". This method has children "analyzing a word", taking clues from recognition of the whole word, the initial sound and the context. This is a hit and miss approach which encourages guessing as a first reading strategy! It is, therefore, no surprise that in the USA there are significant numbers of children failing to learn to read. Synthetic Phonics, on the other hand, involves no guessing! It is the synthesizing, or blending of phonemes (sounds) to make a word, enabling children to read.

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Writing -Grand Rapids

Event Start: Wednesday, October 11, 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:
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Elementary School (Grades K-5)

General Location: West

Presenter: Lori Davis

Description: Participants will leave this session with writing units aligned to the Common Core Standards using mentor texts. How will this process help with writing for the MSTEP ? This course will also discuss how using mentor texts helps the writer use books from their library to incorporate organization, voice, word choice and conventions into their writing, The participants will leave with a framework for their writing block. This Professional Development is targeted for grades K-8.

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DIY Grammar Walls- Create & Innovate - Detroit

Event Start: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM

GVSU/Ferris Authorized Charter School Cost: $0.00

Location: GVSU Detroit Center

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

General Location: East

Presenter: Alissa Thelen

Description: Participants of this workshop will be guided to build their own classroom grammar wall per grade level based on common core standards, NWEA learning continuum, and their own ELA curriculum. Presenter will provide materials and ideas for participants to develop their own grammar wall with guided tips and tricks.

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