MAP© Workshops

Offered in Grand Rapids and Detroit

Throughout 2016-2017, our assessment specialists offer MAP© training. Their goal is to help you understand the complete process of MAP© testing, from how to easily understand and analyze the data to how to use it effectively to inform instruction.

Workshops Include:

Applying Reports


October 18, Detroit

October 19, Grand Rapids

February 21, Detroit

February 22, Grand Rapids

Informing Instruction

November 15, Grand Rapids

November 16, Detroit

March 28, Detroit

March 29, Grand Rapids

Focusing on Growth

December 7, Grand Rapids

December 6, Detroit

May 2, Detroit

May 3, Grand Rapids

Which one is right for you?

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Applying Reports

Description: MAP© Testing is over and the data is coming in, but what does it all mean? This workshop will dive into the data to better understand which numbers to focus on and what it all means in the classroom by identifying targeted instructional groups based on MAP goal area performance data. Time will be spent learning to access, interpret, and apply MAP© reports used by teachers and instructional coaches through a variety of hands-on activities. Participants will gain strategies to boost differentiation efforts by connecting groups of students to skills in the MAP Learning Continuum, use the reports to set goals for students, and to the data with parents.

Informing Instruction

Description: It's time to apply MAP© reports directly to classroom instruction and utilize the learning continuum. Learn how to create flexible groups and be able to work on specific skills and concepts all the while supporting differentiation for all learners. This workshop provides time to identify specific instructional resources you can use to target diverse learning needs as well as design tiered, responsive instructional plans by integrating standards, MAP student readiness data, and local curriculum.

Focusing on Growth

Description: After a full year of MAP© data under way, this workshop provides administrators and instructional leaders time to explore longitudinal growth to identify significant trends, strengths and areas of improvement through their data. Use the analysis to set goals at all levels that support school or district improvement plans.

Workshops offered in two locations!

GVSU Bicycle Factory

201 Front Ave. SW

Suite 310

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

GVSU Detroit Center

163 Madison St.

Detroit, MI 48226

Meet Your NWEA Certified Facilitators

Lissa Brunan

After six years as a middle school math teacher and four years training teachers all over the country in the areas of technology and NWEA data, I am currently is the Assessment Specialist for the GVSU charter schools office and a certified NWEA facilitator. My main roles are to facilitate professional development focused on understanding & utilizing NWEA data as well as implementing new/creative/fun/free technology into the classroom.

I received my undergraduate teaching degree from Alma College in the area of elementary education with a focus on Math and English, and my Master’s Degree from Michigan State University in the area of Educational Technology. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband Jeremy and my son Coltan, traveling, organizing/leading a 20/20 giving group, volunteering at church, and browsing Pinterest for my next new creative project.

Alissa Thelen

HELLO! I am a GVSU CSO Assessment Specialist and I have a passion for education and effective instructional strategies. I have taught Kindergarten, Third Grade and Seventh Grade along with being an Instructional & Curriculum Coach. I love to help educators on topics built around NWEA and effective teaching strategies. My workshops are filled with engaging activities and hands-on tools for immediate use back in the classroom. Come and join the fun!

Call Erin Abel at 616-331-9094 or email