Professional Learning

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. The 2019-20 Professional Learning offerings will be available here beginning in July 2019 (this will replace the online booklet). 

Click on the session titles below for complete details. 

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Monday April 22

All In With Inquiry

8:30 am - 3:30 pm ( 04/22/2019 )
City: Charlevoix
Location: Char-Em ISD Charlevoix Office
Join us for this three-day series!
Wednesday April 24

English Language Arts Collaborative for Middle/High School

8:30 am - 3:30 pm ( 04/24/2019 )
City: Charlevoix
Location: Char-Em ISD Charlevoix Office
Join fellow ELA teachers on a path toward collective efficacy and empowerment.
Wednesday May 15

Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy - PreK

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Language and Literacy Development and Read Alouds with Reference to Print ( Occurring 05/15/2019 )
City: Petoskey
Location: Taylor School
Learn practical, easy-to-implement literacy strategies for preschool children!
Friday May 31

Great Start Readiness Program Wrap-Up

9:00 am - 12:00 pm ( 05/31/2019 )
City: Boyne City
Location: Char-Em ISD Boyne City Office
Analyze child assessment data and align instructional strategies using the Creative Curriculum
Wednesday June 5

Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy - PreK

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm Interactive Read Alouds Focusing on Vocabulary and Comprehension ( Occurring 06/05/2019 )
City: Petoskey
Location: Taylor School
Learn practical, easy-to-implement literacy strategies for preschool children!

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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