Upcoming Events

November 21
6128 Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) K-2
8:30 AM
6128 Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) K-2
Nov 21
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Events

The Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Program System (LLI) is a scientifically-based early intervention program designed to prevent literacy difficulties before they turn into long-term challenges. Participants will learn effective small group instructional strategies to provide the intensive support necessary for some primary students to achieve grade level competency in reading and writing. This program also specifically supports the unique needs of English Language Learners. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants, so early registration is recommended. Participants must bring an orange, green, or blue LLI grade level kit (not included in this series) to each session. The intended audience is: K-2 teachers and literacy specialists/coaches. Register online with credit card or submit registration form below to register with check, purchase order.

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November 27
6024 Developing Quality Assessments
8:30 AM
6024 Developing Quality Assessments
Nov 27
8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Events

Student assessment has become increasingly important to educators and their students. Yet, those most affected by these student assessment efforts - students, parents/guardians, teachers - are not fully prepared to develop high quality assessments that carry such high impact on student learning. This course will provide insight into how classroom assessments must be developed. It will help test developers determine the purpose for the assessment, how to select the most suitable and sound approaches to assessment, how to administer these assessments appropriately, and how to use and report the results from these assessments. Intended for individual teachers or teams of teachers developing assessments within their PLCs. Register online with credit card or submit registration form below to register with check, purchase order.

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6115 Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk Leading to Content Understandings
9:00 AM
6115 Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk Leading to Content Understandings
Nov 27
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Events
Where would we be without conversation? Conversations have allowed us to see different perspectives, build ideas, and solve problems. Academic conversations push students to think and learn in lasting ways. Academic conversations are back-and-forth dialogues in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging, and negotiating relevant ideas. The intended audience for this course is secondary English language arts, social studies, and science teachers. Participants will receive a resource book and lunch.
6188 Introduction to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom
10:00 AM
6188 Introduction to Fountas & Pinnell Classroom
Nov 27
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Events

This informational session, presented by Heinemann"s national content specialist-Dr. Pam Smith, will provide an introduction to NEW literacy resources from Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell.   Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is a cohesive, multi-text approach to literacy instruction for all students in grades PreK–6. The System is designed to support whole-group, small-group and independent learning opportunities including: interactive read-aloud, reading mini lessons, shared reading, phonics/spelling/word study lessons, guided reading, book clubs, and independent reading collections.  Fountas & Pinnell Classroom™ is rich with authentic texts, lessons or conferring cards, mini lessons and professional tools & learning for a systematic, transformative approach to literacy instruction.

The audience for this session includes curriculum directors, K-6 building principals, literacy specialists, and school leadership team members.

November 28
5959 Critical Incident Stress Management
8:30 AM
5959 Critical Incident Stress Management
Nov 28
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Events
In light of the recent escalation of school emergencies, Wayne RESA and its community partners are offering a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training for school crisis response teams. CISM training attempts to develop common language approach that fits within the broad goals and specific needs of school and community crisis management. Working together in multi-disciplinary teams, we explore organizing principles, develop specific skills and culminate in an incident planning simulation. School crisis team training is recommended as a prerequisite but not required, as an overview of techniques will be provided. The audience for this course is anyone working in or with K-12 schools in wayne county. 
5990 Culturally Responsive Instruction
9:00 AM
5990 Culturally Responsive Instruction
Nov 28
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Events

Participants will gain an in-depth understanding of culturally responsive instruction and how to implement it in the classroom. This workshop will examine tools that facilitate and support cultural competency at every level and learn equitable classroom practices to support higher achievement for ALL student groups.
Outcomes:
•Examine the intersection of culture and race in instruction.
•Understand cultural competency and its importance for educators.
•Explore equitable classroom instructional practices.
•Examine critical literacy as an equalizer for classroom instruction.
Is your district or school challenged by how to fully support diverse student populations and subgroups? Culturally Responsive Instruction is an excellent tool to guide and promote an open dialogue and examination of the interconnectedness of teaching, learning, and culture. Participants will actively engage and learn the journey to cultural competency, experience rich resources diverse students bring to the classroom, and understand how culturally responsive instruction provides equity and opportunities for ALL students to achieve at high academic levels. Fee includes lunch and materials, two books, special guest speakers to share cultural resources. There will be two cohorts from which interested participants may register.
For additional information, contact: Virginia Winters, Equity, Culture, & Engagement Consultant 734-334-1582, email: winterv@resa.net

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6092 Using Illuminate DnA to Support Early Literacy
9:00 AM
6092 Using Illuminate DnA to Support Early Literacy
Nov 28
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Events

MISTAR DnA (Illuminate) provides powerful tools to support literacy assessments and data analysis. In this session, participants will explore the recent 3rd grade reading legislation and consider methods for tracking and reporting early literacy data. Multiple resources will be shared along with time for hands-on exploration. This course is designed for all literacy educators with access to Illuminate. Register online with credit card or submit registration form below to register with check, purchase order.

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6207 SMART REP Workshop
9:30 AM
6207 SMART REP Workshop
Nov 28
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Events
Dedicated worktime with consultant support.
November 29
6211 IP Professional Staff Training
9:00 AM
6211 IP Professional Staff Training
Nov 29
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Events

The 3 session series will explain the role and responsibilities of the district and the professional staff as described in the Wayne County Act 18 guidelines.  Information and strategies will be provided on coaching and monitoring to ensure IPs are supporting students efficiently and effectively.

 
6285 Employee Analysis Training
9:00 AM
6285 Employee Analysis Training
Nov 29
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Events
Whether you are new or just need a little more training, please join us for an Employee Analysis Training Workshop.
5702 First Author Curriculum Kit Training: New Users
9:00 AM
5702 First Author Curriculum Kit Training: New Users
Nov 29
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Events
This session will provide the orientation to the First Author Curriculum Kits, including review of the kits, how to set up the classroom, mini-lessons, issues related to access, finding the alternate pencil, and giving all writers voice in the Author’s Chair. You must bring you?r First Author Curriculum Kit to training. This course is ONLY for special education teachers who have a newly purchased First Author Curriculum Kit or have not started to use their kits.
6241 Jan Richardson-Small Group Reading Instruction, K-1
9:00 AM
6241 Jan Richardson-Small Group Reading Instruction, K-1
Nov 29
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Events

Join Jan Richardson as she brings her years of experience as a reading specialist, Reading Recovery teacher leader, and staff developer to share best practices in providing small-group reading instruction, a critical component of a balanced literacy program. Participants will leave with a wealth of strategies to refine and energize their instructional delivery using precise assessment tools, detailed lesson plans, targeted reading strategies, and guided writing support. The intended audience for this workshop includes teachers of grades K-1 , literacy specialists/coaches, and resource room teachers.

6285 Employee Analysis Training
1:30 PM
6285 Employee Analysis Training
Nov 29
1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Events
Whether you are new or just need a little more training, please join us for an Employee Analysis Training Workshop.

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Local Districts

With a total population of approximately 1.8 million, Wayne County is the most populous county in the State of Michigan and the 18th most populous county in the nation. There are 33 school districts in 43 Wayne County communities serving approximately 226,000 students. Additionally, there are 108 Public School Academies (PSAs) serving 64,000 students for a combined total of approximately 290,000 students in public schools county-wide. .

Map of Wayne County Districts

Wayne RESA Board of Education 

pdfWayne County Directory 

PDF DocumentWayne County Schools of Choice - 1st Semester
 

Early Childhood Resources

Our early childhood staff connect parents and service providers in Wayne County to resources and information.
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Family Assistance Resources

Helpful information and other assistance for your family's wellness.
>View Family Resources

Freedom of Information Act

Procedures and guidelines manual.
>Freedom of Information Act Manual

School Accountability Scorecard

The latest update of the Michigan School Accountability Scorecards.
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School Year Recess Days

A list of extended recess days for the school year.
>School Days

Understanding Education Terms and Acronyms

What does NCLB stand for? What is pupil-teacher ratio? Look up often-used education terms through the links below.
>Glossary of Common Education Terms
>List of Common Education Acronyms

Wayne County Parent Advisory Comittee

Wayne RESA ensures the involvement of parents in special education through the Parent Advisory Committee (PAC).
>View Parent Advisory Committee Home Page