Wayne County RESA Offers Nationally Acclaimed Learning Opportunities

Wayne RESA is always seeking to provide the best opportunities for Wayne County Educators. Several state of the art professional development sessions facilitated by national speakers can be observed every year in a variety of contexts. This year, over 110 Wayne County Teachers from fourteen districts attended our Writing with the Experts series facilitated by several national experts in the area of literacy. Writing with the Experts is only one example of the Wayne RESA tradition of high standards and excellence. Another great example can be observed through the Professional Learning Community project offered to Priority schools.

Carl Anderson at WRESA

Carl Anderson speaks at WRESA in December, 2014, as part of the Writing with the Experts series 

Nationally acclaimed authors and speakers Richard and Rebecca DuFour kicked off a year-long Professional Learning Communities Coaching Academy for identified Wayne County Priority Schools with a two day overview at the Detroit Renaissance Marriott on August 20 and 21, 2014. Sharing their knowledge and expertise with over 200 Wayne County teachers and administrators, the Dufours took a no excuses  approach with the educators around planning and reflecting on current practices in order to raise student achievement. Forty eight schools subsequently identified leadership teams who attend six Saturday Academy sessions from October to May. Teams received a comprehensive set of resource materials including a School Tool Kit for supporting the implementation of PLCs at their buildings. Wayne RESA expects to offer another PLC Coaching Cohort for newly identified Priority Schools next year.

Richard and Rebecca DuFour 

Richard and Rebecca DuFour

For more information regarding Writing with the Experts please contact Debra Reeves,  Reevesd@resa.net or Rosalyn Shahid, Shahidr@resa.net. For more information regarding the priority school initiative please contact Tracey Wright at WrightT@resa.net

Professional Development at WRESA webpage