Professional Learning

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Professional Learning to remain in online format through Dec. 2021
Char-Em ISD remains committed to providing meaningful professional learning opportunities for educators across Charlevoix, Emmet, and northern Antrim counties as we approach summer and the upcoming 2021-22 school year. In response to ongoing conversations with our LEA administrators and current public health guidance and restrictions, we will continue to offer workshops and professional learning opportunities in an online environment through December 2021. 
Your safety, both physical and psychological, is of the utmost importance to us as we continue to make these decisions. Should current orders be lifted completely or modified significantly, we will collaborate with our local administrators to revise this guidance.

Important SCECHs reminder about changes in process

Please remember to check all of your certification due dates and renewal deadlines. Most of the educator certifications are housed in MDE’s MOECs site.  Also, please remember that new for the 2020-21 school year, educators are NOT able to input any District Provided Professional Development (DPPD) hours into the MOEC’s website as they may have done in the past. All DPPD provided throughout the 2020-21 school year, to be used for certification renewal, needs to be done via SCECHs. This format will be continuing for the foreseeable future.

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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Thursday May 13

Leadership Learning Network 2020-21

8:30 am - 12:00 pm ( 10/15/2020 - 05/13/2021 )
These sessions will provide administrators an opportunity to learn and grow in their capacity as a building/district leader.
Wednesday May 19

Ed Tech Collaborative

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ( 03/11/2021 - 05/19/2021 )
Location: Online format; details will be emailed
Each session will feature innovative classroom technology strategies!
Thursday May 20

Rethinking Summer School K-3

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm ( 02/08/2021 - 05/20/2021 )
This four-session series will focus on aligning summer reading programs and traditional summer school to best practice.
Friday May 21

School Counselor Meetings 2020-21

9:00 am - 12:00 pm ( 10/16/2020 - 05/21/2021 )
These online sessions will provide K-12 counselors an opportunity to learn and grow in their roles.
Monday June 7

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

( 02/01/2021 - 08/31/2021 on Mon )
Learn about Essential Instructional Practices in Early Mathematics

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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