Content Area Leadership Teams

Meeting Schedules, 2018-2019

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 mwing@geneseeisd.org.

Elementary ELA

Thursday, Sep. 27th, 8am-3pm

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

Additional Dates:

October 18, 2018

November 15, 2018

December 20, 2019

January 17, 2019

February 21, 2019

March 21, 2019

April 18, 2019

May 16, 2019

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!

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 ca.melody@gmail.com.

Elementary Math Leaders Group

Monday, Oct. 29th, 8am-3pm

2413 West Maple Avenue

Flint, MI

Additional Dates:

December 4, 2018

March 6, 2019

May 6, 2019

Secondary Math Leaders Group

Monday, Nov. 5th, 8am-3pm

2413 West Maple Avenue

Flint, MI

Additional Dates:

January 29, 2019

May 20, 2019

Science Leadership Teams

Science classroom teachers - to ensure successful transition and implementation of new science standards, building county-wide leadership is essential! Participants will have up-to-date information regarding science education and the NGSS, while increasing the science leadership within your district. Leaders will be expected to disseminate information to teachers in their building/district and lead them in collaborative work. Work will be shared across districts in leadership meetings to help us all move toward common goals in science instruction.

For more information contact James Emmerling at 810-591-4470 or email jemmerling@geneseeisd.org.

Elementary Science Leaders Network

Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 8:30am-3pm

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

Additional Dates:

January 23, 2019

May 15, 2019


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Middle School Science Leaders Network

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, 8am-2:30pm

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

Additional Dates:

January 30, 2019

May 1, 2019


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High School Science Leaders Network

Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 8am-2:30pm

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

Additional Dates:

February 6, 2019

May 8, 2019


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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, 7:30am-2:30pm

2413 West Maple Avenue

Flint, MI

Additional Dates:

December 18, 2018

March 5, 2019


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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, 7:30am-2:30pm

2413 West Maple Avenue

Flint, MI

Additional Dates:

December 4, 2018

February 5, 2019

March 19, 2019


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