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Adaptive Schools Training

Occurring Thursday, March 3, 2022 - April 27, 2022
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
8560 Mercer Blvd
08568 Mercer Blvd
Charlevoix, MI
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The Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar presents a productive, practical set of ideas and tools to develop collaborative groups, allowing them to become effective and better equipped to resolve complex student learning issues. The work of the Adaptive Schools Seminar is to develop the resources and capacities of the organization and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society. This is a four-day training.

Participants will develop:

  • An increased capacity to initiate, develop, and sustain high-functioning groups.
  • New lenses for diagnosing the stages and phases of group development.
  • An expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools.
  • An understanding of when and how to engage groups in dialogue and discussion, and the limitations, forms, and values of each.
  • Skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus.
  • Ways to value and use dissension, argument, and conflict.
  • Strategies for keeping group members/students on track, on topic, energized, and resourceful.


Pam Ciganick, Char-Em ISD Professional Learning Coordinator; Ben Hicks, Char-Em ISD Director of Special Education, both Associate Trainers for Adaptive Schools

All teachers, administrators, counselors, ISD staff, paraprofessionals, support staff, community partners/agencies


March 3, April 21, April 27, and May 24, 2022

Start Time/End Time: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Registration for staff outside of Char-Em ISD
Based on space availability, there will be a registration fee of $100 for any participants from outside Char-Em ISD service area. This fee includes meals and all materials for this four-day training. Payment is due upon receipt of registration confirmation. Payments should be made to Charlevoix-Emmet ISD and sent to Charlevoix-Emmet ISD, 08568 Mercer Blvd, Charlevoix, MI 49720.

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