GPS Professional Learning

After School Learning Opporunities

Number Talk Classroom Learning Lab

12:30-3:00 Jamie Stuart's 8th Grade Math Classroom
Grandville Middle School

Secondary Number Talks

October 20, Middle School 3:00-4:00

Rusty will share the importance behind Number Talks and how you can use them to engage students in explaining their number knowledge.
Are your students grabbing a calculator for simple operation problems? Do they calculate and write answers with little understanding? Are your students prepared for the upcoming "No Calculator" portion of the SAT? Number Talks can strengthen accuracy, efficiency, and flexibility in students with mental math and computation strategies.

Understanding the Science Instructional 5 E Model

October 26, 4:15-5:30
East Elementary

Wendi Vogel will help you to develop a deeper understanding of the 5 E Model: Engage, Explain, Explore, Extend/Elaborate, Evaluate, 5E Model is an inquiry based method for writing lesson plans based on the constructivist perspective. It is mainly used in science, however it is very adaptable.

Elementary Number Talks- What's Next?

October 28, 4:15-5:30
Grand View Elementary

Rusty will share strategies and tips in how to focus your Number Talks and how to use them to make instructional decisions.

Maximize Student Learning by Tapping into Your Math Resources

Tuesday, Nov. 3rd, 4:15-5:30pm

Grandville Administration Building

Understanding how to more effectively use the math resources to maximize teaching and learning.

Get the most bang for your buck out of math games

Thursday, Nov. 5th, 4:15-5:15pm

4052 Prairie Street Southwest

Grandville, MI

Games provide a more comfortable setting and context for communication and sharing of ideas. Debbie Schuitema, Math Consultant, will highlight how the shared experience also serves as an anchor for future discussions and new learning. Participants will play games and engage in conversations around language being used and how the experience can be leveraged in class discussions.

Grade Level Collaboration

Tuesday, Nov. 10th, 4:15-5:15pm

Grandville Public Schools, MI, United States


K-2 East, 3-5 West, 6th South

Use this time to explore, expand, and plan......................

Does the tool match the thinking?

Thursday, Nov. 19th, 4:15-5:15pm

East Elementary School, Grandville

Debbie Schuitema will lead an investigation of the tools we use in mathematics and how to be more strategic in planning for student thinking.

Understanding Claim-Evidence-Reasoning

Monday, Nov. 30th, 4:15-6pm

West Elementary Media Center

Claim, Evidence, Reasoning is a method for writing an explanation in science. This is one of the main science and engineering practices in the Next Generation Science Standards

Creating Standards Based Assessments in your ELA Classroom

Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 4:15-5:30pm

3650 Navaho Street Southwest

Grandville, MI

Administration Building

Understanding what the evidence of learning looks like and how to formally evaluate and report student learning.

Science and Engineering Practices in Your Classroom

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 4:15-5:30pm

East Elementary, Grandville

Science and Engineering Practices are the doing part of science education. These 8 practices are the means in which the science content is constructed in the Next Generation Science Standards.