Professional Learning

Announcement about 2022 PL

Char-Em ISD will continue to offer workshops and professional learning opportunities in an online environment through June, 2022, or until further notice. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we stay mindful of present conditions and barriers to hosting in-person events.

Go directly to the Professional Learning Calendar


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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Monday January 24

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course Jan-March 2022

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm ( Occurring 01/17/2022 - 03/07/2022 )
Location: Online
MBSR is an 8-week evidence-based, experiential program designed to provide practices to foster increased stress management and well-being.
Wednesday January 26

Transition Collaborative

12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ( 01/26/2022 - 05/25/2022 )
Location: TBD
Sessions 2 and 3 - These sessions cover relevant special education topics related to transition.

English Language Arts Collaborative

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ( 10/13/2021 - 04/21/2022 )
City: Charlevoix
Location: Char-Em ISD Charlevoix office
Sessions 2-3 - If you are looking to focus on the heart of WHY you became an educator, this is the learning network for you!
Friday January 28

K-12 School Counselor Committee 2021-22

9:00 am - 2:00 pm ( 10/22/2021 - 05/27/2022 )
Location: TBD prior to each session
These sessions provide K-12 counselors an opportunity to learn and grow in their role.
Monday January 31

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Course Jan-March 2022

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm ( Occurring 01/17/2022 - 03/07/2022 )
Location: Online
MBSR is an 8-week evidence-based, experiential program designed to provide practices to foster increased stress management and well-being.
Tuesday February 1

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.

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.

Register for MyPD

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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