Content Area Leadership Teams

Meeting Schedules, 2019-2020

Building Leadership Capacity

Our Education & Learning content area consultants facilitate meetings throughout the year for district teacher-leaders in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Participants in these networks collaborate to share new ideas and content related updates; learn the latest instructional and assessment strategies; plan professional learning activities; and take information back to their districts. See descriptions and details below for each area.

English Language Arts

ELA Leadership meetings are an opportunity for Literacy Leaders from across Genesee and Lapeer Counties to come together to share ideas, work on projects, collaborate, and deepen their understanding of English Language Arts. Lunch is on your own, there is no cost, but pre-registration is required by emailing

Elementary ELA

Thursday, Sep. 19th, 8am-3pm

Erwin L. Davis Education Center, 2413 W. Maple Ave., Flint, MI 48507

Additional Dates:

October 17, 2019

November 21, 2019

December 12, 2019

January 23, 2020

February 20, 2020

March 19, 2020

April 16, 2020

May 21, 2020

Secondary ELA

Information to come!

REMINDER: GFEC Writing meetings are held prior to the leadership meetings, 8-10 a.m. All are welcome to attend!

GFEC and Secondary ELA

Thursday, Oct. 24th, 8am-2:30pm

Erwin L. Davis Education Center, 2413 W. Maple Ave., Flint, MI 48507

December 2, 2019 (Conference) -

February 13, 2020

May 14, 2020

Mathematics Leadership Teams

The Mathematics Leadership Team focus during the past three years was very strategic - a deep understanding of the Common Core, creating quality math units/lessons, and experiencing research-based strategies for improving classroom instruction. We will continue this work into the upcoming school year. At each meeting, we focus on a different math domain/conceptual category from the Common Core.

Our Team Purpose: The Mathematics Leadership Team will participate in research-informed professional development experiences with the purpose of sustaining improved mathematics achievement.

The meetings will provide networking opportunities for members who serve as representative of their district.

For more information contact Cathy Melody 810-591-4497 or email

Elementary Math Leaders Group

Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 8am-3pm

2413 West Maple Avenue

Flint, MI

Additional Dates:

December 5, 2019

February 5, 2020

April 17, 2020

Secondary Math Leaders Group

Monday, Sep. 30th, 8-10am

2413 West Maple Avenue

Flint, MI

Additional Dates:

January 15, 2020

May 5, 2020

Science Leadership Teams

With the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) being implemented, it is important that we come together to understand the expectations and create classroom experiences that both align with the standards and have the appropriate rigor for students.

Towards this end, workshops for Chemistry, Physics and Biology workshops are being planned. Physical Science teachers are welcome to attend both the Chemistry and Physics workshops. The same applies to Anatomy & Physiology, forensics, etc. teachers in regards to the Biology workshop.

If you have not had a chance to join the High School Science Group, please email me with the subjects that you teach. I would like hear your ideas. This will also allow me to gauge the interest in these types of meetings as we move forward.

In regards to Earth Science/Ecology etc., please feel free to attend the workshop you see fit. If you would like to discuss it, feel free to contact me.

Middle School/Junior High workshops and Elementary workshops will follow. I will be starting a MS/JH group and Elementary group. Please email me to join those groups.

The goal in these workshops will be to collaborate and lean on each other’s expertise in coming up with lessons that align with each of the standards and meet the three dimensions of NGSS.

My contact information is or call me at 810-591-4470.

I look forward to working with all of you.

Michael Pillay

High School, Middle School, and Elementary Science Leadership Team Meetings

Dates TBA

Social Studies Leadership Teams

Elementary Social Studies Leadership

Elementary teachers who are passionate about teaching students and advancing social studies education are invited to attend.

During the 2018-19 school year, the collaboration will continue:

  • focusing on implementing the newly revised content expectations
  • developing summative assessments
  • improving formative assessment practices
  • increasing skills of teaching information reading

Teachers will also be given an opportunity to participate in round table discussion, as each school district representative explains current initiatives and possible ways to collaborate to save time and money.

Elementary Social Studies Leadership

Tuesday, Oct. 9th 2018 at 7:30am-2:30pm

2413 West Maple Avenue

Flint, MI

Additional Dates:

December 18, 2018

March 5, 2019

Click here to register.

Secondary Social Studies Leadership

Social Studies Department Chairpersons are invited to attend whether their position is official, unofficial, or as a result of being "voluntold". During these sessions, which will be a combination of professional development and meeting time, educators will learn about the latest social studies information and share effective instructional practices.

Topics include:

  • Round table discussion
  • Improving information reading instruction
  • Summative assessment development collaboration
  • Formative assessment process implementation ideas
  • Implementing effective grading practices

Time spent during these meetings is designed to increase clarity of understanding and application of effective social studies education so that all students experience high achievement.

Secondary Social Studies Leadership

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd 2018 at 7:30am-2:30pm

2413 West Maple Avenue

Flint, MI

Additional Dates:

December 4, 2018

February 5, 2019

March 19, 2019

Click here to register.

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