Professional Learning

Area-Wide Professional Learning Day – Nov. 6, 2020

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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Tuesday December 1

Math Collaborative 2020-21

( 10/05/2020 - 12/21/2020 )
This year’s focus will be motivating students in the mathematics classroom. (Virtual sessions in Oct./Dec.)
Thursday December 3

Special Education Collaborative 2020-21

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ( 10/06/2020 - 12/03/2020 )
Engage in learning related to special education best practices.
Wednesday December 9

Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students

8:30 am - 12:00 pm ( 12/09/2020 )
This workshop focuses on the effective pedagogical principles for Holocaust instruction.
Thursday December 10

Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy K-3

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ( 10/08/2020 - 12/10/2020 )
Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy K-3 outlines 10 practices that can have a positive impact on literacy development K-3.
Friday December 18

School Counselor Meetings 2020-21

9:00 am - 12:00 pm ( 10/16/2020 - 12/18/2020 )
These virtual sessions will provide K-12 counselors an opportunity to learn and grow in their roles.

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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