Workshop LiveBinders

LiveBinders allow the GVSU CSO to effortlessly share materials from professional development workshops with participants.  Included in the LiveBinders are the presentation, hand-out materials, activities, as well as websites and online resources.  We currently provide LiveBinder access to the NWEA, Lexile, and Technology workshops, with LiveBinders for reading instruction coming soon. To request the Access Key for a LiveBinder click here

NWEA 101

NWEA 101

Building on the Basics of MAP Testing

Lissa Brunan | Email: brunanl@gvsu.edu

NWEA 101 is great for beginners, teachers/administrators new to NWEA MAP testing.  Understanding the purpose of the test and how it can be your ally is key.  Learn about creating an environment where student take ownership of their performance and their goals.

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NWEA 102

NWEA 102

Proctor Training for Web-Based MAP

Lissa Brunan | Email: brunanl@gvsu.edu

NWEA 102 is for those individuals who are NEW to proctoring the NWEA WEB-BASED assessment. Participants will be introduced to the steps of preparing the system for testing as well as proctoring a live test. Participants will also experience the test from the student's perspective and sample a computer adaptive test. Multiple testing scenarios will be covered so proctors know the best way to handle all situations.

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NWEA 201

NWEA 201

Analyzing Data & Informing Parents

Lissa Brunan | Email: brunanl@gvsu.edu

NWEA 201 dives deeper into the numbers.  Teachers/Administrators will learn how to analyze MAP data quickly and efficienctly.  No more sorting through pages of data.  Know what to look for and what it's saying about your student's instructional level.

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Lexile Workshop

Lexile Workshop

Creating Student Booklists

Lissa Brunan | Email: brunanl@gvsu.edu

Creating Student Booklists - A Lexile Workshop takes one piece of data from the NWEA test to a whole new level.  Understanding what the lexile score is and how it can help you put the right books in the hands of your students, can positively effect their test scores.  Finding books that match student's interest, comprehension level, and maturity level are the three keys discussed in this workshop.

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NWEA 301

NWEA 301

Utilizing the NWEA Learning Continuum

Lissa Brunan | Email: brunanl@gvsu.edu

NWEA 301 brings the data into the classroom.  To become a data driven classroom, not only do you have to be able to analyze data quickly but you also have to allow it to effect how you teach.  This workshop will get hands on with ways to use the Learning Continuum and its connected resources as tools to enhance your current lesson plans in order to meet the needs of all learners.

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Grammer Mirth

Grammar Mirth - Playing With Parts of Speech

ELA Instructional Strategies Workshop

Alissa Thelen | Email: thelenal@gvsu.edu

Grammar Mirth- Playing With Parts of Speech ELA Instructional Strategies Workshop connects grammar, comprehension and writing skills through ELA teaching strategies for students; based on the NWEA Learning Continuum learning statements and Common Core. Learn to gesture the parts of speech and do hands-on activities to reinforce them.

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NWEA K-1

NWEA K-1

Data Opportunities

Alissa Thelen | Email: thelenal@gvsu.edu

NWEA K-1 Data Opportunities workshop gives K-1 teachers a walk-through of the optional NWEA Screening Assessments & Skills Checklists. These diagnostics are available for use if your district is currently using NWEA assessments.  "These additional MPG assessments give the primary grade teacher a more effective means of determining classroom grouping for differentiated instruction, designing curriculum, and diagnosing student needs." - NWEA

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Tech Tools

Technology Tools & Teaching Tricks

Fast, Fun and FREE!

Lissa Brunan | Email: brunanl@gvsu.edu

Technology Tools & Teaching Tricks Workshop goes through free/easy technology tools available to teachers/students/parents as well as discusses fun/easy teaching strategies that can bring more life to the classroom and the content.

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