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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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Tuesday August 3

Assessments in Schoology - Working with Enhanced Question Types

9:00 am - 10:00 am ( 08/03/2021 )
Location: Online format; details will be emailed
This training will explore the many options for assessments through Schoology

Assessments in Schoology - Working with Enhanced Question Types

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ( 08/03/2021 )
Location: Online format; details will be emailed
This training will explore the many options for assessments through Schoology
Wednesday August 4

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

9:00 am - 12:00 am ( Occurring 08/04/2021 - 08/25/2021 )
Location: Online
The authors of How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction provide a detailed framework for K-3 teachers

Assessments in Schoology - Working with Enhanced Question Types

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm ( 08/04/2021 )
Location: Online format; details will be emailed
This training will explore the many options for assessments through Schoology
Friday August 6

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

( 05/27/2021 - 09/06/2021 )
An asynchronous opportunity to learn the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Mathematics document
Monday August 9

Summer Book Study

( Occurring 06/21/2021 - 08/20/2021 )
Location: Online/asynchronous
Choose one or both books for this summer learning opportunity!

Getting Started with Schoology

( Occurring 05/28/2021 - 10/01/2021 )
Location: Online
In this online course, participants will be introduced to the Schoology Learning Management System

Grading in Schoology

( Occurring 06/28/2021 - 10/01/2021 )
Location: Online
Participants will learn how to set up their Schoology gradebook to ensure grade passback to PowerSchool
Wednesday August 11

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

9:00 am - 12:00 am ( Occurring 08/04/2021 - 08/25/2021 )
Location: Online
The authors of How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction provide a detailed framework for K-3 teachers
Monday August 16

Summer Book Study

( Occurring 06/21/2021 - 08/20/2021 )
Location: Online/asynchronous
Choose one or both books for this summer learning opportunity!

Getting Started with Schoology

( Occurring 05/28/2021 - 10/01/2021 )
Location: Online
In this online course, participants will be introduced to the Schoology Learning Management System

Grading in Schoology

( Occurring 06/28/2021 - 10/01/2021 )
Location: Online
Participants will learn how to set up their Schoology gradebook to ensure grade passback to PowerSchool

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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