In-School Training (Embedded)

What is in-school training?
The GVSU CSO offers a variety of in-school workshops and services focused on data-driven instruction, reading instruction, classroom management, English language learners, math instruction, and using technology in the classroom. 

How long is each session?
Customizable, the consultant will work with each school individually to create the best agenda for you and your staff.

How much does it cost?
FREE to all GVSU authorized charter schools, $500-$2,000 for all other schools depending on time commitment and materials.

How do I schedule a consultant?
If you are interested in having a consultant come in to your school, use the contact information listed under your desired section.

Assessment Data

Assessment, Leadership & ELL

Alissa Thelen | Email:

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

Reading Instruction

Reading Initiatives

Wendy Miller | Email:
Jill Weber | Email:

In guided reading, the teacher provides support for small, flexible groups of beginning readers.

Classroom Management

Crisis Prevention Training (CPI)

Bill Barker | Email:

Get practical skills for safely managing and preventing difficult behavior.

Learn more about the program.

Other Topics

Special Education

Cindy Shinsky| Email: 

Looking for assistance with your special education program? Do your teachers need direction on their special education students?