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Wayne RESA offers numerous professional development opportunities across a range of topics. Sustained professional development is the most impactful means of support for educators across Wayne County. 

The professional development courses below are for the 2019-2020 school year. You can use filters and keywords to search.

Please note: This catalog only contains events scheduled between January 1, 2020 and June 30, 2020.

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Courses

  • Safe and Healthy Schools
The Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training has proven effective in resolving potentially violent situations. By participating in this program, participants will gain the skills and confidence necessary to handle crisis situations in schools with minimal anxiety and maximum security. The training will help participants intervene more safely when student behavior becomes dangerous without damaging any professional bond already established with students. Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be CPI certified for a one-year period. Following this initial 2-day training, a formal refresher CPI training is recommended annually.

Start dates:

  • 02/12/2020

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  • Safe and Healthy Schools
The Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training has proven effective in resolving potentially violent situations.  Refresher course participants will review knowledge and practice skills necessary to handle crisis situations in schools with minimal anxiety and maximum security.  This refresher training will review safe ways to intervene when student behavior becomes dangerous without damaging any professional bond already established with students.   In order to maintain an up to date CPI certification, this former refresher course is recommended to be taken annually.  

Start dates:

  • 03/19/2020

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  • Safe and Healthy Schools
In light of the recent escalation of school emergencies, Wayne RESA and its community partners are offering Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training for school crisis response teams. CISM training attempts to develop a common language approach that fits within the broad goals and specific needs of school crisis management.  Working together, we explore organizing principles, develop specific skills and culminate in a role-play simulation.

Start dates:

  • 03/03/2020

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  • Safe and Healthy Schools
This workshop is designed to help participants examine ways to become welcoming for all students including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.  Workshop participants will review terminology related to LGBTQ population and explore the relationship between biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.  Participants will discuss ways to increase awareness and decrease intolerance while identify strategies to make school welcoming to all students.

Start dates:

  • 03/10/2020

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  • Safe and Healthy Schools
Come and experience Michigan's evidence-based Michigan Model for Health curriculum.  Participants will discover the importance of facilitating student skill development that will lead to meaningful behavior changes in the classroom and add value to school-wide PBIS efforts.  Curriculum and materials are rich with opportunities to address Common Core State Standards in reading and writing.  content covers Social and Emotional Skills; Nutrition and Physical Activity; Safety; Alcohol. Tobacco and Other Drugs; and Personal Health and Wellness. Each training participant will receive their grade level manual and materials.

Start dates:

  • 03/18/2020

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  • Safe and Healthy Schools

Leave this course prepared to teach skill-based lessons of the Michigan Model for Health middle school curriculum.  This curriculum includes a new module on Social and Emotional Skills, and revised modules on Nutrition and Physical Activity, Safety, Tobacco, and Alcohol and Other Drugs.  Participants will discover the importance of facilitating student skill development that will lead to meaningful behavior changes in the classroom and add value to school-wide PBIS efforts.  Curriculum and materials are rich with opportunities to address Common Core State Standards in reading and writing.  Each training participant will receive 4 manuals for middle school instruction.

Start dates:

  • 02/26/2020

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  • English Language Arts
  • Social Studies

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. 

Start dates:

  • 03/12/2020

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  • Adult Education and CTE

Sue Johnson, WDA MAERS Specialist, will be presenting a day long overview for MAERS Users.  Topics include: MAERS Report Interpretation, MSG/Outcomes Clarifications, Follow Up and General Questions.

Participants will need to bring their own laptops and have valid MAERS Login Information.  Lunch will be provided.

Start dates:

  • 01/18/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

An overview of the MI School Data Portal, how to navigate through the tool, what data is available and how the data in the tool can support school improvement. Hands-on time will be provided to delve into your own data. The audience for this course is administrators and curriculum directors.

Start dates:

  • 03/19/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

Receive information to help school personnel prepare for, schedule, and administer the spring assessments. Overview describes information that everyone involved in the M-STEP and SAT administration process needs to know, including District Coordinators, Building Coordinators and Test Administrators. 

Start dates:

  • 02/25/2020
  • 02/27/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

This course will teach the skills necessary to lead and support all technical aspects of Illuminate DnA at the local level. Participants will learn how to manage user login/roles and permissions, upload state and national data files, explore custom report features, share assessments and much more. The audience for this course is school district DnA system administrators.

Start dates:

  • 01/22/2020
  • 03/25/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

This session, based on the recent book by James Popham, will provide an "all you need to know" overview of the important aspects of assessment development and data usage. This session is designed for school administrators and teacher leaders. A copy of the book is included. For additional information. please contact Dr. Ellen Vorenkamp at 734-334-1318.

Start dates:

  • 05/12/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

Freeman A. Hrabowski III, President of the University of Maryland-Baltimore, once asked his professors of incoming freshmen what one thing they wanted the K-12 system in Baltimore to teach their students. Their response, "to ask good questions." Asking the "right" question at the right time can be a powerful assessment tool. this workshop will explore how teachers can be more intentional and purposeful in how they ask questions as well as provide insight into increasing the quantity and quality of questions asked by their students. This course will be offered as a stand-alone course at RESA and as in-district/school professional learning as requested.

Start dates:

  • 04/22/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

Recent studies have shown a large discrepancy between the rigor of work students are engaged in during class time and state expectations. One way to close this "curriculum slippage" is for teachers to use protocols and dialogue around examples of student work. This one-day professional learning opportunity will engage participants in the need for and use of these protocols. For additional information please contact Dr. Ellen Vorenkamp at 734-334-1318.

Start dates:

  • 02/14/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

Providing formative feedback at all levels of a classroom setting from educators during evaluations or walk-throughs to students during the teaching and learning process is a complicated process.  this one-day professional learning opportunity is an overview of the research on how to get and give effective feedback to feed forward.

Start dates:

  • 05/04/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

Wayne RESA will host multiple opportunities for Illuminate users to get hands-on support or guidance about all aspects of the DnA tool. Bring your questions, ideas or just come in for some focused time to work on a specific area of need. These open lab sessions are available to all ability levels and roles. Please registered as space is limited.

Start dates:

  • 01/22/2020
  • 03/25/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

This course is designed to provide Building and District Leaders an overview of the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment that will be required to be administered in the fall of the 2020-21 school year. This course will provide information on the developmentally appropriate tool designed to measure school readiness for incoming kindergarteners across four domains: Language & Literacy, Mathematics, Social Foundations, and Physical Well-being & Motor Development. The audience for this course is building and district leaders.

Start dates:

  • 03/18/2020
  • 05/20/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

The MTSS Intervention Tracking module in DnA gives educational leaders the ability to share district interventions, add students to these interventions, log session data, and report MTSS information at the student or program level. This data is also accessible via custom reporting and can therefore be used to create and share student intervention data with multiple audiences. Participants will explore different methods for collecting and using intervention data within Illuminate DnA. The audience for this course is building and district leaders, instructional leaders and interventionists.

Start dates:

  • 01/30/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

The purpose of these meetings is to inform and collaborate around effective use of Illuminate to promote quality assessment practices. Wayne county districts in the MISTAR consortium are invited to send two representatives to these meetings at no cost. Districts are encouraged to select participants with knowledge in curriculum, instruction and assessment, as well as proficiency in the district's technology systems. Please register each participant separately. The target audience for this course is school district leadership for the Illuminate DnA system.

Start dates:

  • 02/24/2020
  • 05/01/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

Student growth measures have become an integral part of the educator evaluation process. In this session, participants will explore the features of DnA that can support teachers and administrators through the collection and reporting of student growth data. The audience for this course is building and district leaders.

Start dates:

  • 01/17/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

The instructional learning cycle (ILC) consists of reviewing data, identifying areas for additional learning needs, targeting those areas with instructional strategies and assessment for learning. This process is most effective as part of a collaborative team, such as a professional learning community (PLC) as teachers collectively analyze data and strategize methods for reaching all learners. Participants in this course will learn how DnA can support the ILC process by analyzing pre-built reports and creating short-cycle assessments with the INSPECT itembank. The audience for this course is instructional leaders.

Start dates:

  • 01/17/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

Illuminate DnA is a powerful data management tool that allows educators to organize and view multiple data points for a variety of audiences and purposes. Participants will learn how to collect all types of data as well as explore how to select and use the most effective data reports for intended purposes. The audience for this course is instructional leaders.

Start dates:

  • 04/16/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

Common or teacher developed assessments not working as well as intended? Are your assessments aligned tightly with state standards? Are they at the appropriate DOK? If you can't answer yes, definitively, to all or even some of these questions this session is for you. Bring a copy of your current assessment and we will break it apart, revise it and work together to make it better. This session is particularly beneficial for teams of teachers using common assessments.

Start dates:

  • 03/23/2020

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  • Assessment and Evaluation

Different assessments have different purposes and therefore various uses and users. From high stake summative assessments to interim benchmark assessments to the classroom Formative Assessment Process, this one-day stand alone professional learning opportunity will provide participants with a framework of what data to use for what purpose. 

Start dates:

  • 03/03/2020

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  • Adult Education and CTE

CTE CIP Self-Review documentation with upcoming deadlines will be examined and reviewed.  Technical assistance will be provided for documentation previously submitted in CTE Navigator.  An opportunity will be given to upload documentation into CTE Navigator.  A laptop will be made available for those who need one.  Participants must be Region 25 career and technical education teachers.

Start dates:

  • 03/31/2020

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  • Adult Education and CTE

CTE Navigator is a system that "provides real-time access to Michigan's state approved CTE program standards which is necessary for educational decision-making, management and ultimately student achievement.  The web-based, online database is comprehensive, statewide, user-friendly, and instructor-driven and can be used for managing the technical standards, career cluster content, segments, resource content, and academic alignment results for all of Michigan's CTE program areas."  The workshop activities center around the various components related to CTE classroom activities and instruction.  Guidance and instruction are provided to assist in the implementation and documentation of the activities.  After activity completion, documentation is uploaded into CTE Navigator. CTE CIP Self-Review documentation with upcoming deadlines will be examined and reviewed.  Technical assistance will be provided for documentation previously submitted in CTE Navigator.  An opportunity will be given to upload documentation.  A laptop will be made available for those who need one.

Start dates:

  • 03/31/2020

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  • Adult Education and CTE

CTE Cip Self-Review documentation with upcoming deadlines will be examined and reviewed.  Technical assistance will be provided for documentation previously submitted in CTE Navigator.  An opportunity will be given to upload documentation. A laptop will be made available for those who need one.  Participants must be Region 25 career and technical education teachers.

Start dates:

  • 01/16/2020

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  • Adult Education and CTE

CTE Navigator is a system that "provides real-time access to Michigan's state approved CTE program standards which is necessary for educational decision-making, management and ultimately student achievement.  The web-based, online database is comprehensive, statewide, user-friendly, and instructor-driven and can be used for managing the technical standards, career cluster content, segments, resource content, and academic results for all of Michigan's CTE program areas."The workshop activities center around the various components related to CTE classroom activities and instruction.  Guidance and instruction are provided to assist in the implementation and documentation of the activities.  After activity completion, documentation is uploaded into CTE Navigator.   CTE CIP Self-Review documentation with upcoming deadlines will be examined and reviewed .  Technical assistance will be provided for documentation previously submitted in CTE  Navigator.  A laptop will be made available for those who need one. 

Start dates:

  • 01/16/2020

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  • District/School Improvement

School principals, instructional coaches, lead teachers, and district instructional leaders learn how to implement processes and tools to implement walkthroughs for Continuous Improvement. In this session, participants will practice using the data collection tool to accurately gather, aggregate, and analyze the data to identify patterns and trends. You will also learn and practice a process for promoting meaningful, reflective conversations and for generating classroom-level actions to strengthen your program.

Start dates:

  • 05/07/2020

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  • School Culture, Climate and Equity

Participants will:

  • Examine the key elements of classroom management and explore seven myths about classroom management.
  • Explore effective classroom management plans with classroom practitioners.
  • Understand the relationship between effective instruction, classroom management, and student development learning needs.
  • Understand the role mindset plays in teacher and student motivation.
  • Develop a classroom management plan for their classroom setting.

Start dates:

  • 02/08/2020

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  • School Culture, Climate and Equity

 In this laboratory/seminar workshop session, participants will actually integrate equity mindsets and implement culturally responsive instructional strategies into their classroom practice. The focus of this seminar is the use of culturally responsive instructional strategies across the core curricular areas.

Start dates:

  • 01/16/2020

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  • School Culture, Climate and Equity

During this interactive session participants:

  • Examine the current educational status of African American males in this country (re: academic achievement, graduation rates, suspensions/expulsions, tracking, etc.)
  • Identify factors that contribute to the achievement gap between African American males and other students.
  • Engage in reflective discourse with peers about their own attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions related to educating African American male students
  • Explore ways to motivate and engage African American males in the learning process for the purpose of raising their academic achievement. 

Start dates:

  • 01/23/2020

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  • School Culture, Climate and Equity

In this 3 half – day workshop teams will utilize relevant strategies that promote and support teacher leadership. Teams will implement strategies to establish: a shared vision, team norms, relational trust and a plan to guide and support staff in improving school climate.

Start dates:

  • 03/26/2020

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  • School Culture, Climate and Equity

In this 3 half – day workshop teams will utilize relevant strategies that promote and support teacher leadership. Teams will implement strategies to establish: a shared vision, team norms, relational trust and a plan to guide and support staff in improving school climate.

Start dates:

  • 01/15/2020

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  • English Language Arts

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.

Start dates:

  • 01/27/2020

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  • English Language Arts

Designed as a boot-camp for new and prospective coaches, this series examines key components of coaching. Join us as we explore what literacy coaching is and how it can lead to systemic improvement within a school or district. In this foundational course, we delve into the skills necessary to be an effective literacy coach, including nurturing a growth mindset, developing relational trust, active listening, meaningful use of data, and providing effective feedback. Discover how the Essential Coaching Practices for Elementary Literacy connect with the other components of the Essential Practices in Early and Elementary Literacy and learn how to integrate these core elements into successful practice. The intended audience for this course is new or aspiring literacy coaches, as well as experienced coaches seeking to deepen their understanding of foundational coaching.  

Start dates:

  • 03/20/2020

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  • English Language Arts

Whole-class novels?  Student choice? In Kate Roberts’ A Novel Approach, she provides strategies that blend student-centered with whole-class reading. By exploring this method, participants will learn how to deepen students’ critical thinking, academic and content vocabulary acquisition, and writing through the use of Reader's and Writer's Notebook. Participants will also develop conferencing, formative assessment, small group instruction techniques that will increase students’ understanding of the reading and writing connection. The intended audience for this course is secondary ELA teachers.

Start dates:

  • 02/10/2020

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  • English Language Arts

Makerspaces encourage teachers to develop interactive opportunities for students as they develop products for a wide range of purposes and audiences. In this t workshop, participants will discover ways to inspire active storytellers through digital media that tap into multiple literacies to create meaning. Participants will explore green screens and stop animation, e-book creations, and more. All participants will receive a stop animation starter kit and The Green Screen Maker Space Project Book. The intended audience for this course is K-12 educators. 

Start dates:

  • 03/19/2020

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  • English Language Arts

 In this session, participants will be provided an overview to the K-3 and 4-5 Literacy Essential Practices.  Participants will spend time learning about motivation and engagement and the critical role these plays in all aspects of literacy development as well as the other 9 essentials.  As each of the 10 essentials is introduced, participants will be given time for reflection and action planning, therefore school literacy teams and/or grade level teams are encouraged to enroll together.

Start dates:

  • 01/09/2020

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  • English Language Arts

The creation of an effective school schedule is a key component of every elementary principal’s work.  While many different personnel should be involved in the process, to delegate this responsibility is to abdicate the role of instructional leader. Based upon 40+ years of experience working in schools across the country Dr. Michael D. Rettig, professor emeritus from James Madison University, founder of School Scheduling Associates, and co-author of Elementary School Scheduling: Enhancing Instruction for Student Achievement (Eye on Education, 2008), will outline problems which have been identified with typical elementary school schedules, relate general principles for effective elementary school scheduling, provide a process for creating quality schedules, and share examples and templates.

Start dates:

  • 03/10/2020

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  • English Language Arts

The creation of an effective school schedule is a key component of every school principal’s work. While many different personnel should be involved in the process, to delegate this responsibility is to abdicate the role of instructional leader. Based upon 40+ years of experience working in schools across the country Dr. Michael D. Rettig, will focus on middle and high school scheduling possibilities. He will share many different models of scheduling, discuss the pros, cons, costs, and research related to these models, and outline an adoption and implementation process.

Start dates:

  • 03/11/2020

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  • English Language Arts

Join Jan Richardson as she brings her years of experience as a reading specialist, Reading Recovery teacher leader, best-selling author, and national literacy consultant to share best practices in providing small group reading instruction, a critical component of a balanced literacy program. Dr. Richardson will demonstrate how to use student assessment data to plan targeted instruction to meet individual needs. 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. Workshop participants will receive Dr. Richardson's popular professional book, The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading. The audience for this workshop includes K-3 classroom teachers,
reading specialists, literacy coaches, elementary resource room teachers, and members of the leadership team.

Start dates:

  • 02/25/2020

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  • English Language Arts

In this interactive course, Penny Kittle and Kelly Gallagher will demonstrate how they: (1) plan a year of instruction; (2) design specific units of study; and (3) plan and execute daily lessons. Participants will have an opportunity to reimagine units of study using Gallagher’s and Kittle’s newest book, 180 Days and Michigan’s Essentials Practices for Literacy in the Secondary Classroom. Participants will explore ways to deepen student engagement through diverse texts, integrate various compelling reasons for writing for real audiences and authentic purposes, and learn to examine student work as data for making instructional decisions.

Start dates:

  • 04/20/2020

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  • English Language Arts

Join world-renowned literacy specialist and best-selling author, Stephanie Harvey, for an inspiring day exploring researcher’s workshop—a powerful and authentic instructional approach which adapts the familiar structures of reader’s and writer’s workshop to support students’ engagement and independence as learners.

Start dates:

  • 05/06/2020

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  • English Language Arts

This three-day workshop series will explore effective instructional strategies and available resources for infusing all components of the literacy block and content instruction with informational text sets and engaging read aloud books, along with learning opportunities to build the strong foundation necessary for students to read, comprehend, and respond to increasingly complex texts across all content areas.

Start dates:

  • 02/27/2020

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  • English Language Arts

Join national literacy consultant Leslie Blauman, author of Kid-Tested Writing Lessons for Grades 3-6 and The Inside Guide to the Reading-Writing Classroom,  and explore effective classroom structures and strategies that support engagement in authentic, sustained writing.

Start dates:

  • 05/12/2020

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  • English Learner

Participants will acquire required certifications in administering the WIDA ACCESS Kindergarten, Alternate ACCESS Grades 1-12, Paper Based Grades 1-12, and/or Online Grades 1-12 for students receiving English Learner (EL) services.  

Start dates:

  • 01/29/2020

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  • Early Childhood

This workshop provides the Great Start Readiness Program staff training on how to engage parents and families in their children's educational program. Participants will learn strategies on how to communicate, connect and build strong relationships for successful parent involvement. They will also practice ways to engage families in the process of active learning. 

Start dates:

  • 01/10/2020

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  • Early Childhood

During the workshop, we will explore how sensory input can affect young children in the preschool classroom. We will explore the eight sensory systems: Visual, Auditory, Tactile, Olfactory, Gustatory, Vestibular, Proprioception and Interoception and how these systems can affect a child's behavior. We will explore strategies to use in the classroom to help with sensory behavior. 

Start dates:

  • 02/14/2020

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  • Early Childhood

Children's challenging behaviors are the most common discussions among educators in early childhood settings. As expulsion rates rise, join us to increase your awareness of why challenging behaviors occur and leave with effective strategies that help prevent conflicts. Help us create safe, connected, problem solving classrooms so we can send our children forward to build safe, connected problem solving communities!

Start dates:

  • 01/31/2020

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  • Early Childhood

This workshop focuses on the benefits of yoga for children, child friendly yoga poses, yoga activities, using yoga during transitions, breathing exercises, and visualization techniques. Participants will experience how to combine yoga with engaging songs, puppets, stories and art that exercise social, sensory, literacy and motor skills. Participants will also walk away with materials to use in the preschool classroom.

Start dates:

  • 01/10/2020

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  • Early Childhood

During this workshop participants will explore hands on small group activities. We will explore the parts of small group and the components of active learning during small group. Participants will learn how these components can be implemented throughout all small group activities.  

Start dates:

  • 03/27/2020

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  • Early Childhood

We will explore the RESA Referral Form and discuss how to complete the form with families. 
We will discuss the steps when filling out referral forms and what language teachers can use to describe children's behaviors and abilities. 
We will discuss the areas where a child can qualify for special education services. 
We will explore the steps we take once the referral is completed and the evaluation process begins.
We will explore Speech/Language-Autism-ECDD and explain each one a little more in depth. 
We will discuss parent support and how to partner with parents during the process. 

Start dates:

  • 02/28/2020
  • 02/28/2020

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  • Early Childhood

The message board shares important information for your children to have a successful day. Through pictures and simple text, children learn to read and decode messages that are relevant to the day and/or issues that arise in the classroom. As with curriculum, messages should be scaffolded as the year progresses.

Start dates:

  • 02/28/2020

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  • Early Childhood

Large group time builds a sense of community. Learn more about the ingredients for a successful large group time including movement and music activities, interactive storytelling, and other shared experiences. We will also explore strategies for using COR to plan Large Group Time and enter scored notes right in the moment. 

Start dates:

  • 03/13/2020

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  • Early Childhood

During this workshop we will briefly explore the High Scope Key Development Indicators and review writing and scoring anecdotal notes. The majority of the time will be spent reviewing the COR Advantage platform and features. Participants please bring your laptop or ipad.

Start dates:

  • 01/31/2020

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  • Early Childhood

Rest time is one of those daily rituals that can end up being stressful rather than relaxing for children and their teachers. Thinking about rest time as part of the curriculum and planning carefully for individual differences can help take the nightmare out of rest time. In this session, participants will learn strategies to create an environment of relaxation to help children release from the activities and tensions of the day as well as childcare licensing and MDE requirements.

Start dates:

  • 04/17/2020

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  • Early Childhood

Recruitment and enrollment is a critical process for all Great Start Readiness Programs. Each year updates, including legislation and forms, are shared with programs for the next fiscal year. This is an annual training with required participation from WCRESA GSRP Subrecipients. 

Start dates:

  • 02/28/2020
  • 03/13/2020

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  • Early Childhood

Pre-Kindergarten educators will participate in eight half days of intense training around Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy. Based on Michigan Department of Education (MDE) expectations to increase Michigan's capacity to improve children's literacy through daily core literacy practices the ten Pre-Kindergarten instructional practices will be examined across the eight sessions.

Start dates:

  • 01/17/2020

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  • Early Childhood

Pre-Kindergarten educators will participate in eight half days of intense training around Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy. Based on Michigan Department of Education (MDE) expectations to increase Michigan's capacity to improve children's literacy through daily core literacy practices the ten pre-kindergarten instructional practices will be examined across the eight sessions.

Start dates:

  • 01/17/2020

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  • Early Childhood

Pre-Kindergarten educators will participate in eight half days of intense training around Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy. Based on Michigan Department of Education (MDE) expectations to increase Michigan's capacity to improve children's literacy through daily core literacy practices the ten pre-kindergarten instructional practices will be examined across the eight sessions. This training is intended for Wayne County GSRP staff only. Participants must attend all eight sessions to receive a certificate of completion.

Start dates:

  • 01/17/2020

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  • Early Childhood

The purpose of the Early Childhood Michigan Model for Health training is to offer Early Childhood educators a resource that contains a set of age appropriate health activities. Establishing positive health habits at a young age increases the likelihood that a healthy lifestyle will be maintained throughout life. 

Start dates:

  • 01/24/2020
  • 03/13/2020

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  • Early Childhood

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Advisory Council in Wayne County provides a forum for Consortium members to support monitoring and decision making activities. The membership includes administrators, owners, Early Childhood Specialists,  parents/guardians of enrolled children, community, social service agencies, and the Great Start Collaborative-Wayne.  The advisory committee annually reviews program components and make recommendations to promote high quality learning environments.  This team sets goals for continuous quality improvement of the Great Start Readiness Program. 

Start dates:

  • 01/10/2020

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  • Early Childhood

The Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) Advisory Council in Wayne County provides a forum for Consortium members to support monitoring and decision making activities. The membership includes administrators, owners, Early Childhood Specialists,  parents/guardians of enrolled children, community, social service agencies, and the Great Start Collaborative-Wayne.  The advisory committee annually reviews program components and make recommendations to promote high quality learning environments.  This team sets goals for continuous quality improvement of the Great Start Readiness Program. 

Start dates:

  • 03/06/2020

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  • Early Childhood

Cultural Competency training is designed for early childhood professionals working with young children, birth-5 years of age. Information provided demonstrates how to integrate racial and ethnic age appropriate information on the following: 

  • books and other learning resources, 
  • food, 
  • language
  • holidays traditional customs, 
  • policies and practices to help children feel welcomed, validated, and included 
  • strategies to support children as they adapt to diverse environments.

Start dates:

  • 12/13/2019
  • 01/10/2020
  • 02/07/2020
  • 03/20/2020
  • 04/17/2020

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  • Instructional Technology

3D Printing provides students with a tangible opportunity to take an idea through the design process by digitally designing a model, printing a prototype and then refining their work through a series of trial and errors.  Learn how to get started with 3D printing and bring ideas to life.  Explore ways that 3D printing can be used effectively in the classroom to enhance learning and move our students from being passive consumers to active learners who are in control of their own learning. Audience for this course is K-12 Educators, Media Specialists. 

Start dates:

  • 01/21/2020

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  • Instructional Technology

Coding provides students with opportunities to think logically and to problem solve with a purpose.  It also encourages collaboration and communication as they work together toward common goals.  learn how to make coding fun for your students by using unplugged activities, digital resources and robots.  Explore free tools, techniques and ideas to inspire fun and creativity with programming.  Audience for this course is K-12 Educators and Media Specialists.  For further information, contact Judy Bowling at 734-334-1545.

Start dates:

  • 02/04/2020

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  • Instructional Technology

Encourage creativity and innovation in your classroom through the introduction of design thinking and engineering principles.  Learn how students can work collaboratively to generate ideas, design solutions to problems, organize ideas, test designs and assess failures.  Participate in hands-on activities to help your students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will prepare them for their future.  Audience for this course is K-12 Educators, Media Specialist.  For further information, contact Judy Bowling at 734-334-1545.

Start dates:

  • 03/17/2020

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  • Instructional Technology

Join us for this introductory session on using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and explore the fundamental concepts behind using maps and geographic data in your classroom.  Discover strategies for using GIS to support instruction, discussion, and student engagement as they learn new ways to share information and tell stories.  Audience for this course is K-12 Educators and Media Specialists.  For further information, contact Judy Bowling at 734-334-1545.

Start dates:

  • 02/18/2020

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  • Instructional Technology

In this cohort, participants will have the opportunity to connect and collaborate with a community of makers to foster maker-centered learning. Digital media, stop-motion animation, and green screens will be explored.

Start dates:

  • 01/16/2020

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  • Mathematics

This session will review key information for preparing and administering the 8/9 PSAT which replaces the MSTEP for 8th grade Math and English Language Arts (ELA). We will explore crucial content features for both Math and ELA. Topics include: Why the shift; the PSAT 8/9 Test Blueprint; test dates and general information; special education accommodations and English learner supports; sample items; ELA instructional shifts; Math instructional shifts.

Start dates:

  • 02/05/2020

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  • Mathematics

This is a repeat of the geometry session that ran in the 2018-2019 school year. Research has shown that a child's mathematics skills upon entering Kindergarten are predictive of later academic achievement in both reading and mathematics (Claessens, Duncan, & Engel, 2008). In this session, we will discuss child development in early mathematics and share ways in which teachers can intentionally support students to increase in their exploration and understanding of early mathematics concepts. Because of its effects on later learning, we focus this session on the development of students' spatial sense and understanding of shape. 

Start dates:

  • 01/24/2020
  • 05/08/2020

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  • Mathematics

This two-session course will focus on developmentally appropriate practices for basic principles of counting. In this session, we will discuss child development in early mathematics and share ways in which teachers can intentionally support students to increase in their exploration and understanding of early counting concepts. Participants will explore how children develop their understanding of counting and how they begin to construct the rules of counting. Participants will also develop teaching strategies that can be used to help children develop counting skills. 

Start dates:

  • 02/07/2020
  • 04/17/2020

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  • Mathematics

This session will use a mental number sense routine for 10-12 minutes regularly to increase student fluency when working with fractions, decimals, and percentages. At this one-day Number Talks session you will be introduced to a Number Talk and the teaching practices that support the use of Number Talks in the classroom. Teachers will learn to identify students' strategies, record student thinking, use effective talk moves, and prepare a number talk to support student understanding of rational number. The cost of this workshop includes a Number Talk book and a complete set of images to be used to support students understanding of rational number.  

Start dates:

  • 02/11/2020

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  • Mathematics

Use a mental number sense routine for 10-12 minutes a day to increase student fluency in the basic operation.  At this one-day Number Talk session you will be introduced to a Number Talk and the teaching practices that support the use of a number sense routine in the classroom.  Teachers will learn to identify students’ strategies, record student thinking, use effective talk moves, and prepare a mini-lesson to support student development of the basic operations.  

Start dates:

  • 01/30/2020
  • 03/04/2020

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  • Mathematics

The overarching goal of this series is to bring a county-wide team together to engage in deep study and to create a coherent curriculum framework for mathematics aligned to the Michigan Math Standards using Everyday Mathematics 4 (EDM4) as a resource. The curriculum framework will be accessible to Wayne County teachers to help students understand mathematics as described by the standards and will incorporate effective instructional practices for making math accessible to all students.

Start dates:

  • 01/15/2020

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  • Mathematics

This PD offering supports teachers’ assessment and interventions for Tier II and Tier III and serves as a complement to TIPM3 for K-5 which supports teachers in Tier 1 Instruction in mathematics.  MTSS in Mathematics supports teams of K-4 teachers to implement tier II and Ill instruction for addition and subtraction in the elementary mathematics classroom.

Start dates:

  • 01/07/2020

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  • Safe and Healthy Schools

Day 1: Introduction to Restorative Practices Training focuses on the key concepts of Restorative Practices and how they are used to build strong, healthy relationships, resolve challenges, and build social capital. The concepts involve reflection and awareness of one's self and one's practice.

Day 2: Using Circles Effectively applies the fundamental processes of Restorative Practices and enables participants to practice the techniques, including how to optimally utilize circles in any setting.

Start dates:

  • 03/24/2020

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  • Safe and Healthy Schools

Facilitating a Restorative Conference focuses on techniques to facilitate a formal conference involving a "victim" and an "offender." Restorative conferences allow those who have been most affected by an incident to share their feelings, describe how they have been affected, and develop a plan to repair the harm done and prevent recurrence. 

Start dates:

  • 03/24/2020

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  • Safe and Healthy Schools

Leave this course prepared to teach skill-based lessons. The recently revised Michigan Model for Health high school curriculum strengthens the focus on mastery of health skills and expands the use of technology. This curriculum is formatted to fit nicely into an 18-week semester or 12- week trimester. The initial unit develops the essential health skills required by the Michigan Merit Curriculum Guidelines for Health. Skills are then reinforced in subsequent units: Social and Emotional Skills; Nutrition and Physical Activity; Safety; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs; and Personal Health and Wellness. Each training participant will receive Skills for Health and Life Manuals plus a set of 14 posters and other materials. 

Start dates:

  • 03/04/2020

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  • Safe and Healthy Schools

This workshop focuses on the eight dimensions of adult well-being. Caring for yourself while supporting young children is often overlooked during the academic day. Participants will consider how their own dimensions of health are key factors of self-care. 

Start dates:

  • 03/27/2020
  • 04/24/2020

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  • Safe and Healthy Schools

This one-day training is for elementary teachers who provide instruction in reproductive health (puberty) and HIV education. The training fulfills the Michigan mandate for HIV Certification. One full day of attendance is required to receive a certificate. Content includes an overview of legal mandates; knowledge and skills; and classroom strategies with regard to reproductive health and HIV instruction. To gain maximum benefit from this course, teachers should possess knowledge of what materials and methods their district has approved. 

Start dates:

  • 02/06/2020

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  • Safe and Healthy Schools

This one-day training is for secondary teachers who provide instruction in sexual health and HIV education. The training fulfills the Michigan mandate for HIV Certification. One full day of attendance is required to receive a certificate. Content includes an overview of legal mandates; knowledge and skills; and classroom strategies with regard to sexual health and HIV instruction. To gain maximum benefit from this course, teachers should possess knowledge of what materials and methods their district has approved. 

Start dates:

  • 03/11/2020

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  • Safe and Healthy Schools

These quarterly meetings provide resources and relevant information to educators that serve as Homeless Liaisons from Districts and Public School Academies in the Wayne County Homeless Grant Consortium.  Wayne County Consortium policies and procedures will be reviewed at each meeting in addition to best practices for identifying and supporting students experiencing homelessness.   

Start dates:

  • 01/28/2020
  • 01/28/2020
  • 04/29/2020
  • 04/29/2020

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  • Science

The Next Generation Science Exemplar (NGSX) is a 5-day series to explore the major ideas found in the National Research Council Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These documents are at the core of the 3-Dimensions of the Michigan Science Standards.

Start dates:

  • 01/13/2020

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  • Science

Engineering is now part of our Michigan Science Standards. What does integrating engineering look like in in the middle school classroom? This hands-on workshop will explore this question using the researched-based curriculum, Engineering is Elementary, from the Boston Museum of Science.

For additional information; please contact Lisa Ogiemwonyi via the Professional Development Contact Form

Start dates:

  • 03/02/2020

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  • Science

These quarterly meetings provide resources and relevant information to educators that coordinate Title I, Part A Programs as well as other state & federal programs including Title II Part A, Title IV Part A, Title IX McKinney Vento Homeless and Section 31a At-Risk.  Consultants from the Michigan Department of Education Office of Educational Supports also provide legislative updates and guidance on best practices to help at-risk students meet high academic standards.

Start dates:

  • 03/26/2020

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  • Social Studies

You are invited to attend the Wayne County Social Studies Leaders Meetings. They are open to all social studies educators in Wayne County and beyond. Find out what is happening in Social Studies Education today! Stay informed, connect and involved in Wayne County Social Studies. 

Start dates:

  • 02/07/2020

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  • Social Studies

Issues to Action, Mikva's six-step process for youth activism, challenges students to examine their communities from an asset-based lens, identify issues of importance to them in their communities, conduct intensive primary research about these issues, analyze power structures in their community, develop strategies for change, and take action to improve policy - while reflecting on the process throughout. Participants will be introduced to Issues to Action, with particular attention to Step 2 -- Identifying issues through Project Soapbox, a unit in which students learn to stand up and speak out on an issue that they care about by developing and delivering a short speech on an issue that they care about. This course is appropriate for High School level students.

Start dates:

  • 01/29/2020

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  • Special Education

This is the sixth session in the series that aims to support districts to build capacity in Assistive Technology (AT). This half-day offering will focus on addressing complex needs. Participants will explore the tools and strategies related to access such as switch use, alternative computer access, environmental controls and mounting systems. 

Start dates:

  • 04/22/2020

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  • Special Education

This is the seventh session in the series that aims to support districts to build capacity in Assistive Technology (AT). This half-day offering will focus on Team Functioning. Participants learn about the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT) to guide the creation of AT teams in the local districts within Wayne County. 

Start dates:

  • 05/27/2020

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  • Special Education

This is the fifth session in the series that aims to support districts to build capacity in Assistive Technology (AT). This half-day offering will focus on Digital Access. Participants will explore the tools and strategies available in digital format (software, apps, subscriptions, etc.) to support student participation in the curriculum. 

Start dates:

  • 03/25/2020

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  • Special Education

This is the third session in the series that aims to support districts to build capacity in Assistive Technology (AT). This session will focus on the three principals of UDL and how to implement them into the curriculum. Participants will be provided strategies and supports to allow for all students to participate in the content areas of math, reading and writing and beyond. 

Start dates:

  • 01/29/2020

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  • Special Education

This is the fourth session in the series that aims to support districts to build capacity in Assistive Technology (AT). This session will focus on Executive Functioning. Participants will explore strategies and tools to support students with organization (self-management), information management, time management and materials management.

Start dates:

  • 02/26/2020

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  • Special Education

This workshop will review state and federal disciplinary regulations effecting students with disabilities, and will include forms and procedures that comply with these regulations.

Start dates:

  • 04/02/2020

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  • Special Education

General and special education teachers will work together to explore creative ways to help students with ASD achieve academic and behavioral success in the practices to implement in their classrooms. 

Start dates:

  • 04/01/2020

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  • Special Education

Join us for a half-day session as we look behind the scenes at some common ASD behaviors in order to discover what drives the behavior and what staff can do to increase desired behaviors. Contextual, cognitive, and sensory factors that impact behavior are explored. 

Start dates:

  • 03/18/2020

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  • Special Education

Peer to peer support programs increase opportunities for students with ASD to access general education settings and curriculum. Peers model typical academic and social behavior in educational environments throughout the school day and provide support for students with ASD to promote independence and socialization. Peer to peer support programs and inclusion of students with ASD not only affects outcomes for the students with ASD, but also can benefit peers.

Start dates:

  • 01/17/2020

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  • PBIS
  • Special Education

This module is a team-based training on the principles of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Participants will gain an understanding of the 3-tiered model of PBIS as well as the problem solving process of functional behavioral assessment (FBA) and positive behavior support plan development. Participants will learn to collect relevant data and use that information to guide the development of behavioral strategies. Specific behavioral strategies effective for students with ASD are addressed.

Start dates:

  • 03/16/2020

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  • Special Education

Let's take a look at how ABA techniques are being implemented in the school environment. The presenter will walk participants through a school day showing ABA strategies and techniques in every classroom and throughout the school building. This engaging session will also provide participants with ideas and intervention strategies to be used in their classrooms and at home with family. Participants will leave with an understanding that ABA is more than 25 to 40 hours of discrete trails; instead it's about opportunities to engage with others and opportunities to practice mastering skills throughout the day with different people which helps with generalization. 

Start dates:

  • 02/19/2020

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  • PBIS
  • Special Education

This session is intended for K-12 general education and special education teachers, administrators, and ancillary staff who would like to learn more about how to embed Trauma-Informed PBIS strategies into their classrooms. Tier 1 interventions that teachers and other staff can easily implement to create a classroom where resilience is nurtured will be discussed. Participants will leave with practical ways to foster resilience in students and manage behavior in the classroom using Trauma-Informed PBIS. 

  • 01/29/2020
  • 04/24/2020

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  • PBIS
  • Special Education

Learn how schools around the country and in Wayne County are reducing office discipline referrals and increasing time spent on instruction.  PBIS provides a framework for school-based teams to collaborate and create positive expectations and strategies for all students, including those with significant behavioral needs.  Schools that implement PBIS use their own referral data to design more effective and sustainable school wide practices.  This course will provide an overview of the steps involved in getting started with PBIS.  The intended audience is elementary, middle and high school educators. Schools are encouraged to send teams.

  • 05/14/2020

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  • PBIS
  • Special Education

This session will provide an opportunity for Center Program staff to hear from each other regarding their experiences implementing PBIS. The focus will on sharing successes, things that work, challenges and obstacles overcome. The format will include several school teams doing short presentations followed by questions and discussion with the audience. All Center Program staff are welcome.

  • 01/23/2020

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  • PBIS
  • Special Education

This session will provide an opportunity for Center Program staff to hear from each other regarding their experiences implementing PBIS. The focus will on sharing successes, things that work, challenges and obstacles overcome. The format will include several school teams doing short presentations followed by questions and discussion with the audience. All Center Program staff are welcome.

  • 03/12/2020

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  • PBIS
  • Special Education

Schools that are implementing school-wide PBIS now have a way to analyze discipline data as it relates to disproportionality. This session will discuss how to implement culturally-responsive PBIS and also will guide school teams how to address disproportionality through a PBIS framework. New data reports that disaggregate discipline data by ethnicity will be explained. The session will also discuss alternatives to suspension that schools can use to reduce their reliance on out-of-school suspensions and add more effective, positive behavioral interventions to their toolkit.

  • 04/22/2020

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  • Special Education

This module is intended for participants educating students with what was formerly known as Asperger's Syndrome (AS). The module explores the characteristics of students with AS and effective practices identified in the literature to support students in their school environment. Relevant theories are covered, including social attribution theory and theory of mind, which are critical to supporting the social, emotional and behavioral development of students with AS. The Path A / Path B strategy is used to teach participants how attributions impact decision-making and responses to the behaviors of students with AS.

  • 04/20/2020

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  • PBIS
  • Special Education

This training emphasizes effective practices for teaching and supporting young children in a classroom environment. "Increasing learning opportunities in early childhood classrooms" serves as the foundation for the training and includes behavior support systems, classroom structure, and activities, basic applied behavior analysis (ABA) techniques/strategies and effective instructional delivery.

Start dates:

  • 12/13/2019
  • 01/17/2020
  • 02/21/2020
  • 03/27/2020

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  • PBIS
  • Special Education

 

This session is for schools and districts participating in the WRESA PBIS grant process for 2019-20. The target audience is individuals identified at a District PBIS Coach or Coordinator

Start dates:

  • 12/06/2019

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  • Special Education

 

This session provides strategies for professionals working with parents of children with feeding disorders. Feeding therapy requires consistent follow-through throughout the day and caregivers become easily overwhelmed. Help parents feel confident in their ability to feed their child and enjoy that time together and in turn, help them to follow through on their goals for their child in early intervention.

Start dates:

  • 03/23/2020

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