Professional Development

High Leverage Practices

Faculty in the College of Education and Community Innovation of Grand Valley State University will provide professional development to seasoned teachers in high-leverage teaching practices grounded in theory and connected to the leadership development priorities of Battle Creek Public Schools. High-leverage teaching practices help to improve classroom management to allow teachers to understand learning through the eyes of their students. 


Project-Based Learning

Faculty in the College of Education and Community Innovation will provide professional development to teachers connected to the leadership development priorities of Battle Creek Public Schools. The training will focus on high-quality, projected-based learning and competency-based education grounded in educational theory. This approach emphasizes intellectual challenge and learner accomplishment, public sharing of solutions, and reflection on process and results. These methods focus on student-driven projects, real-life applications of concepts and skills, and student evaluations.