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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.

The professional development opportunities listed here are for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please note: Additional courses may be added to this catalog during the course of the academic year.

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Courses (2020-2021)

  • English Learner

The purpose of this training is to prepare participants to acquire certifications in administering and scoring the WIDA Online Screener and the Kindergarten WIDA-Access Placement Test (W-APT) for incoming students, grades K-12.
The WIDA Online Screener and WIDA W-APT are English language proficiency assessment given to newly enrolled students whose native language and/or the language spoken at home are other than English. These two assessments assist educators with the identification of students as English learners (ELs) and their placement in the language assistance program (LAP).

Start dates:

  • 09/08/2020

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  • English Learner
  • Special Education

Wayne County is home to the largest population of English Learners (ELs) in Michigan. ELs are often over-identified or under-identified for special education services, so collaboration is crucial in distinguishing difference versus disability. In this introductory workshop, we will provide an overview of  language acquisition, define disability, and recommend guidance on collaboration between the Special Education and English Learner departments in your district. We will also explore tools and creative ways of thinking around assessment for struggling English learners. We encourage districts to send collaborative teams. 

Start dates:

  • 08/27/2020
  • 11/03/2020

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  • English Learner

The purpose of this training is to prepare participants to acquire 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 EL services. This is a federally required summative assessment for students identified as English learners. The test is designed to measure K–12 ELs on their progress learning the English language. This assessment provides a status of their development of their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.

Start dates:

  • 01/28/2021

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  • English Learner
  • Instructional Technology

The purpose of this workshop is to fully integrate instructional technology and English Learner (EL) education. Participants will have the first look at the integration of IT into the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP).  They will also have the opportunity to explore different interactive tools to enhance engagement and participation of ELs in the general education and content areas; Math, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. The group will explore different ways of incorporating web-based delivery platforms such as Zoom, Webex, google classroom.

Start dates:

  • 12/14/2020

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  • English Learner

English learners (ELs) are the fastest-growing student population. By 2025, one in four K-12 students will be an EL. The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) is the only empirically validated model of sheltered instruction. This workshop is an introduction to the SIOP Model components and strategies and its inner workings to bridge the achievement gap for ALL learners.

Start dates:

  • 09/22/2020
  • 01/19/2021
  • 03/08/2021

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  • English Learner

English learners are the fastest-growing student population. By 2025, one in four K-12 students will be an English learner. Meet their needs with the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, or SIOP Model. SIOP is the only empirically validated model of sheltered instruction. Master the inner workings of SIOP to bridge the achievement gap for ALL learners. 

Start dates:

  • 08/26/2020

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