Professional Learning

Professional Learning Calendar Listings


Looking for Area Wide Professional Learning Day Nov. 1, 2019, information? Visit the Area Wide Professional Learning Day page!


2019-20 Workshops At-a-Glance by Grade Level and Priority Area

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  GRADE LEVEL PRIORITY AREA
WORKSHOP TITLE PK EL MS HS CTEF PSC SEL
504 Guidance – Thrun Law X X X X X    
Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar 2019-20 (Fall 2019) X X X X X X  
Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar 2019-20 (Winter 2020) X X X X X X  
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Work in the Classroom (Winter 2020) X X X   X X X
Autism Internet Modules 2019-20 X X X X X X X
Avoiding IEP Mistakes – Thrun Law Update X X X X X    
Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD Workshop X       X    
Early Literacy Essentials for Kindergarten – Third Grade   X     X    
Engaging Activities for the Elementary Math Classroom   X X   X    
Engineering is Elementary   X     X X  
English Language Arts (ELA) Collaborative for Middle/High School 2019-20     X X X X X
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Data Day X       X X  
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Fall Kick-Off 2019 X       X    
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Learning the Ropes – New Staff X       X    
Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Wrap-Up/Data Day and Curriculum Workshop X       X    
Leadership Learning Network (LLN) 2019-20 X X X X X X X
Literacy in Science   X     X    
Math Collaborative 2019-20   X X X X    
Mathematical Discourse Training   X X X X    
MiRead Strategy Selection Session   X     X    
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Training     X X X    
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certification Training 2019-20 X X X X   X X
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certification Training 2019-20 – BOYNE CITY EARLY CHILDHOOD X X X X   X X
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Certification Training 2019-20 – CHAR-EM ISD X X X X   X X
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Recertification Training 2019-20 – ALANSON X X X X   X X
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Recertification Training 2019-20 – BOYNE CITY X X X X   X X
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Recertification Training 2019-20 – EAST JORDAN X X X X   X X
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Recertification Training 2019-20 – HARBOR SPRINGS X X X X   X X
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program (NVCI) 2019-20 for GSRP Staff X         X X
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Program (NVCI) 2019-20 Follow-up for GSRP Staff X         X X
PBIS – SWIFT at SWIS   X X X   X  
PBIS (Central Lake Secondary)     X X   X  
PBIS (Charlevoix Elem, East Jordan Elem and Secondary, Ellsworth Elem)   X X X   X  
PBIS Data Review (Alanson, Central Lake Elem, Pellston Elem and Secondary)   X X X   X  
Pupil Accounting Workshop 2019-20   X X X   X  
Restorative Justice Training Circles (Day 2) X X X X   X X
Restorative Justice Training Introduction (Day 1) X X X X   X X
Social Studies that Sticks: Implementing Inquiry with Integrity   X X X X    
Special Education Collaborative 2019-20 X X X X X X X
Special Education Law Update – Administrators X X X X X    
Special Education Transition Collaborative 2019-20     X X X    
Using Manipulatives in the Math Classroom 2019-20   X X   X    

Grade Level Key:
PK=Pre-K
EL=Elementary
MS=Middle School
HS=High School

Priority Area Key:
CTEF=Collective Teacher Efficacy
PSC=Positive School Culture
SEL=Social and Emotional Learning


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 October 23

Using Manipulatives in the Math Classroom 2019-20

9:00 am - 3:00 pm ( 10/23/2019 )
City: Boyne City
Location: Char-Em ISD Boyne City Office
Join us for this exciting two-day series!
Thursday October 24

Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar 2019-20 (Fall 2019)

8:30 am - 3:30 pm ( 10/24/2019 )
City: Charlevoix
Location: Char-Em ISD Charlevoix Office
Join us on Sept. 24, Oct. 24, Nov. 19, and Dec. 18 for Adaptive Schools training
Wednesday October 30

Literacy in Science

8:30 am - 3:30 pm ( 10/30/2019 )
City: Charlevoix
Location: Char-Em ISD Charlevoix Office
Join us for an interactive day of learning and planning to integrate science throughout your instructional day.

Social Studies that Sticks: Implementing Inquiry with Integrity

8:30 am - 3:30 pm ( 10/30/2019 )
City: Charlevoix
Location: Char-Em ISD Charlevoix Office
Join us for this exciting three-day series!
Friday November 1

Char-Em ISD Professional Learning Day 2019

7:45 am - 3:00 pm ( 11/01/2019 )
City: Boyne Falls
Location: Boyne Mountain
You Hold the Key: Unlocking Greatness

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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