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DPPD/SCECHs Process

Effective July 1, 2020, MDE implemented a change in the process for reporting District Provided Professional Development (DPPD) to be used for teacher re-certification purposes. DPPD must now be entered into Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS) as State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).  

The accompanying video is intended to assist administrators in this process.


Professional Learning Calendar

Use the calendar below to find all Professional Learning offerings. You can search by month, multiple months, or even a year by selecting the “From” and “To” dates in the boxes below. After you have entered your search dates, click on the magnifying glass (next to the Professional Learning box) to perform your search. The calendar displays in Agenda View as a list or you may toggle to Calendar View to view as a calendar grid.  This format replaces the online booklet of prior years.

Click on the session titles below for complete details. 

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Wednesday September 29

PBIS Tier 3 Systems and Strategies

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ( 09/29/2021 - 02/01/2022 )
Location: Charlevoix ISD office, online (Nov.)
These sessions cover the critical features of sustainable Tier 3 systems to improve outcomes for students.

Transition Collaborative

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ( 09/29/2021 )
Location: Online
Session 1 - These sessions cover relevant special education topics related to transition.
Thursday September 30

Student Group Progress Monitoring in Illuminate

8:00 am ( 09/30/2021 )
Location: Online, on demand
This on-demand webinar has been designed to introduce educators and administrators to three pre-built reports in Illuminate.

Data Driven-Dialogues: Creating Effective Teams, Schedules/Calendars, and Agendas

8:00 am ( 09/30/2021 )
Location: Online, on demand
This on-demand learning opportunity is designed for administrators who wish to create or shore up teams looking at data in their building/district/department.

Guided Practice with Illuminate: Using the Assessment Features

9:00 am ( 09/30/2021 )
Location: Online, on demand
These webinars are designed to help assess which features of Illuminate can help assess and identify individual student learning needs.i
Monday October 4

Becoming Familiar with the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Mathematics Pre K-3

8:30 am ( 09/07/2021 - 01/03/2022 on Mon )
Location: Online
Session 1 - Enhancing the ways in which children use, understand, and do mathematics using a strengths-based approach.

Math Collaborative

9:00 am ( 10/04/2021 - 10/29/2021 )
Location: Online, at your own pace
Session 1 - Collaborate and network with colleagues across the region in the Standards of Mathematical Practices.
Tuesday October 5

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction: K-3 - Online Book Study

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ( 09/14/2021 - 11/04/2021 )
Location: Online
The authors of How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction provide a detailed framework for K-3 teachers
Wednesday October 6

Leadership Learning Network (LLN)

9:00 am - 10:30 am ( 10/06/2021 - 05/10/2022 )
Location: Online through 2021, then in person at Char-Em Charlevoix office
For administrators across Char-Em ISD.
Thursday October 7

CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Hybrid Training (Initial)

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm ( 10/07/2021 )
Location: Char-Em ISD Boyne City office
This training meets the State Board of Education policy on the use of seclusion and restraint, and the requirements to have staff appropriately trained.

MyPD – MI Virtual

Educators today are agents of their own learning, engaging in informal networks and independent pursuits for personal growth and development. Michigan Virtual’s MyPD is a vehicle to formally honor educators’ informal learning efforts. Through this SCECH-bearing experience, educators will engage in a process to tell the story of their independent learning journey, tying a specific learning objective to evidence of informal learning pursuits, reflecting on learning from those pursuits, and developing an action plan based on the professional implications that have emerged. A true model of adult learning theory, this learning experience offers maximum autonomy with supportive guidance, seeks to validate the experience of today’s educators, and creates a holding space for educators to focus on a problem relevant to their own context.

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About Char-Em Professional Learning

Char-Em ISD believes that professional learning should be based on research and result in a permanent change of knowledge or behavior of the participants and their professional practice.  A variety of learning opportunities are made available that support school improvement goals, educational initiatives, and personnel development that are aligned with the Michigan School Improvement Framework.

All school personnel within the Char-Em ISD service area have the opportunity to participate throughout the school year, as well as during the Area Wide Professional Learning Day traditionally held on or near Nov. 1.

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