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Professional Learning Opportunities 2016

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Relax, Recharge and Renew!

Below are some exciting summer professional learning opportunities to help you get ready for the 2016-2017 school year. We will add additional opportunities as they become available. Follow the links for those events requiring registration. Have a fantastic Summer!

Cross-Curricular

Literacy

Technology

Reading Recovery Assessment Training

Dates: August and once a week (evenings) throughout the school year

Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (for August dates)

Location: Health, Safety, and Nutrition Services

Descripton: Reading Recovery is a short-term early literacy intervention delivered by a certified teacher to the most struggling first grade readers and writers.

Of interest to: K-2 General & Special Educators

Contact: jleblanc@geneseeisd.org

Mathematics

Making an Impact with Intel Math

Dates: 06/27/2016-7/1/2016, 8/15/16-8/19/16, 8/22/16-8/25/16
Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location: Health, Safety, and Nutrition Services

Presenters: Laura McLeman, University of Michigan - Flint; Carol Purvis, Dryden Middle School

Descripton: (MI2M) is a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant designed to increase student achievement by enhancing teacher content knowledge and supporting effective classroom instruction. Intel® Math is grounded in a problem-solving approach to topics such as integer arithmetic, the decimal number system, place value, rational number arithmetic, rates, linear equations, and functions. Participants will receive a stipend of $125/day for a total of approximately $1666.


Of Interest to: K-5, 6-8, Elementary, Middle

Contact: lfunsch@geneseeisd.org

Social Studies

Science

NGSX Summer Cohorts

NGSX is the best way to begin developing an understanding of how different (and vastly improved) instruction is when it is in line with the vision put forth by A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Michigan Science Standards. Better yet, this professional learning experience was developed by some of the researchers/writers of the Framework and Next Generation Science Standards. So, it isn’t my interpretation of the vision, it is THE VISION as put forth by the developers themselves.

I believe that ALL teachers of science NEED this professional learning, K-12.


To register: http://goo.gl/forms/QpM1dih1XCSx4tTD2

Other Learning Opportunities Across the State:

Modeling in Michigan Science Worskhops

Modeling in Michigan program has ambitiously scheduled 11 modeling workshops in addition to one our grant helps support in Genesee County. We have a few that have open seats and we would like to fill those up to make the most of the investment. For more information, please visit the Modeling Instruction in Michigan website.


MODELING IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE: (seats in 2 events: 1 in Genesee County, 1 in Novi) This is a new, VERY EXCITING, timely and unique opportunity. We think all high schools should consider a course sequence that includes a course that addresses the Physical Science Disciplinary Core Ideas of the new Michigan Science Standard. So we contracted with AMTA to redesign their physical science workshop to directly align to our new standards. The instructional pedagogy is right on target with the new Michigan Science Standards and teachers gain expertise in supporting productive academic talk to help students make sense of the evidence they generating in student centered investigations. Teachers return to their classes with detailed guidance documents that help them implement a modeling in physical science course. The course can be marketed as a Freshman Physics course, which includes the chemistry needed for success in a subsequent biology course.


Apply to the Novi event (June 20 - July 8)

Apply to the Genesee event (July 18 - Aug 5)


This is a statewide project and we will accept well matched applicants from anywhere in Michigan.Teachers who live more than 50 miles away may stay in a hotel, with support of our grant. They all will get $1500 and if they want, 6 grad credits or 90 scechs (150 if we can equate them).


MODELING IN HIGH SCHOOL PHYSICS (seats in 2 events: 1 in Royal Oak, 1 in Lansing Modeling in High School Physics provides a deep and sustained experience exploring topics in Mechanics. This workshop and is the longest implemented and most thoroughly researched content area of all the modeling workshops. There is a rich research base on how topics in mechanics are learned by students, which participants get to explore and practice. The content is well aligned to the Mechanics topics of the new Michigan Science Standards (NGSS). The instructional pedagogy is right on target with the new Michigan Science Standards and teachers gain expertise in supporting productive academic talk to help students make sense of the evidence they generate classroom science investigations. Teachers return to their classes with detailed guidance documents that help them implement a modeling in physics course. This has also been applied in the portions of physical science courses that apply.


Apply to the Royal Oak event (July 18 - Aug 5)

Apply to the Lansing event (July 11 - July 29)


MODELING IN HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY (seats in 1 event) Modeling in High School Chemistry guides teachers through 9 well-constructed units where the evidence that supports the particle model of matter is generated and analyzed. Students develop a deep and robust understanding of the most fundamental evidence and theory that all other chemistry ideas are based upon. As with the other workshops The instructional pedagogy is right on target with the new Michigan Science Standards and teachers gain expertise in supporting productive academic talk to help students make sense of the evidence they generate classroom science investigations. Teachers return to their classes with detailed guidance documents that help them implement a modeling in chemistry course.


Apply to the Lansing event (July 11-July 29)

Michigan Reading Association Summer Literature Conference

Come to Shanty Creek July 13 & 14 Register here!

nErDcampMI 2016

July 6 & 7 at Western High School in Parma, MI. It's free! Click here for details!
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