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In-School Training

The GVSU CSO offers a variety of in-school workshops and services focused on data-driven instruction, reading instruction, classroom management, and using technology in the classroom.



Data Driven Instruction
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Measures of Academic Progress (MAP ©) is the assessment that the majority of GVSU’s charter schools utilize from the NWEA.

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Curriculum Crafter

The Curriculum Crafter

The Tool and the Common Core State Standards
Danna Ferris | Email:

The creation and adoption of Common Core State Standards is a momentous occasion that will certainly help our nation’s students compete more readily in a global economy.

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Nonviolent Crisis

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

Best Practices: Teaching for Student Safety
Dan Matthews | Email:

Matthews teaches educators how to properly assess and defuse a potential hostile situation in the classroom. Additionally, he performs classroom observations, recording engagement data during the lessons and following up with opportunities for teachers to reflect and talk openly abut their classroom management challenges.

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Reading Initiatives

Wendy Miller | Email:
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In guided reading, the teacher provides support for small, flexible groups of beginning readers.

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eLearning in the Classroom

Engaging Students Through Technology
Dan Warren | Email:

Technology advancement creates opportunities for classroom teachers to enhance instruction through various eLearning tools.