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
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.