PD Workshops

The GVSU CSO encourages participation in professional development opportunities that will enhance the teaching and learning experience for all.

Current Workshops being offered:

  • Guided Reading and Instructional Stations
  • Writing K-5 and 6-8
  • Hands-On Math Interventions
  • NWEA 101 Training
  • NWEA 201 Training
  • NWEA 301 Training
  • Creating Student Booklists: A Lexile Workshop
  • Five Essential Components of Reading
  • Strengthening the Middle
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Responsible Thinking Students
  • Designing Differentiated Units of Instruction
  • Special Education Law
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Common Core
  • Teaching & Connecting with the Urban Student

2013-14 PD Brochure

PD Brochure

Note: If you search for a workshop that is listed on our offerings but is not being offered again until next year, please check back by August 1 next year.


Important Workshop Reminders

  • Most workshops run from either 8:30am - 11:30am or 12:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Register no later than 10 days prior to the workshop.
  • Please obtain clearance for participation through your principal prior to registration.
  • State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) may be available for select workshops.
  • If substitute instructors are required for GVSU authorized charter schools, substitute costs are reimbursable by the CSO at $25/half day workshop and $50/full day workshop. In order to be reimbursed, please submit an invoice (with proof of payment), after the substitute cost has been incurred and paid for by the school.

Cost to Attend

  • FREE for GVSU authorized charter schools
  • $75 per person per workshop*

*Please pay with a credit card.  If you are not able to pay with a credit card, contact Sarah Pepper Haven at peppersa@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-2240 at the GVSU Charter Schools Office prior to registering to obtain an invoice.



GVSU Charter Schools Office 
201 Front Ave. SW, Suite 310
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


GVSU Detroit Center
163 Madison St.
Detroit, MI 48226


If you have questions regarding Professional Development, please contact Amirah Vosburgh at vosburga@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-9068. If you have technical difficulties registering, please contact Sarah Pepper Haven at peppersa@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-2240.