2022-23 Professional Learning Community

Professional Learning Community Opportunity for BCPS Second Year Teachers and Long-Term Guest teachers!

As part of GVSU’s Early Career Teacher Mentoring/PLC program, the Professional Learning Community provides the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue focused on the pragmatic experiences of early career teachers in an urban public school environment.

This program serves teachers who are new to the BCPS district and/or new to their grade level or academic content area. The PLC benefits teachers interested in receiving GVSU/peer support. It also provides an opportunity for those serving as long-term substitutes within the district to receive support in their instruction, as they consider pursuing formal teacher certification in the future. 

Major Topics include:

Trauma-informed teaching practices

Widening participation and equity 

Culturally responsive teaching and school community 

Problem-based learning

Instruction, motivation behavior and connections   

Planning, assessment and curriculum design

Approaches in using school data to inform instruction

The teacher as a leader - organization and systems-thinking approaches in the classroom

Participants will have the opportunity: 

  • To develop and deepen professional relationships 
  • To share resources and collaborative teaching strategies 
  • Explore the use of differing assessment strategies  
  • Examine current themes and trends in K-12 education 
  • Exploring career goals  

Meetings will be held from 4:15 to 5:30 pm in The Kellogg Room in the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center on the Tuesdays listed below.  Dinner will be provided!

10 SCHECHs and $500 stipends will be provided to those who attend all 10 sessions.

September 13
October 4
October 25 
November 8
December 6

January 17
January 31
February 21
March 14
April 18

For more information, please contact Kerry Hegele ([email protected]) or Sarah Cox ([email protected]).

Students in class

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