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ELA, SS, and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Other Technical Subjects December 2020

Here are some of the latest PD opportunities and resources!

The Michigan Learning Channel!

The Michigan Learning Channel is a statewide public television partnership offering instructional content to support the education of students and to provide alternative resources for families and teachers. Designed to enrich school learning, the instructional content is aligned with Michigan’s educational standards and follows widely accepted sequences for mastering skills throughout the school year.

The lessons, generally about a half-hour each, are presented by a diverse group of educators, delivered as if the teacher is in a classroom setting. Nearly every program has supplemental educational activities and resources to build on the lesson.

This programming is being broadcast on special on-air channels established by each of the participating public television stations in Michigan. It is also available as a livestream and stored for on-demand viewing on a variety of digital platforms, ensuring accessibility to all students, teachers and families in the state.

All content is offered at no cost to schools, families and caregivers.

Here is the main website where you can watch a video and read more on the late 2020 early 2021 launch of this resource.

Read the frequently asked questions for more information.

Foundational Skills Training for Administrators and Coaches postponed until Late January or early February 2021

*Please note all of these offerings will be held virtually for the 2020-2021 School year.  Please register at the links provided and as the date for the session gets near you will be sent a link to zoom at access the meeting.

  1. Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding: Supporting Administrators and Coaches
    Late January/Early February 9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    Regular Price: $30.00
    Please follow the link below for the specific Web address for this course:
    https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0001-0020-ad5e4a67753a4ca7bb97387080b6c364

HOW TO ENROLL ONLINE:

  • Click Here to Enroll Online

  • You may search for this course by entering the title or course number.

  • Enter your User ID and Password or Create a New Account.

  • If you don't know if you have an account, you may contact the PD Hub at 616-365-2235.

  • To obtain a receipt for payment, you may log on to your account

If you have any special needs, require accommodations or have questions contact PD Hub 616-365-2235 or pdhub@kentisd.org
Thanks,
Mark

Save the Date - Join us for Constitutional Conversations in February!

 
 
 
Join us each Wednesday evening in February from 6:30 - 8:00 PM EST for this free virtual workshop series presented by the National Constitution Center and hosted by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation. Deepen your constitutional knowledge and enhance your strategies for fostering civil dialogue around Constitutional questions.
 
Attendees will:
  • Join an opening session that introduces the framework for creating space for Constitutional conversations, debates, and deliberations in the classroom
  • Discover historical content through virtual tours of both the NCC's and the Gerald Ford Museum's exhibitions
  • Participate in modeled classroom activities using online resources, including the Interactive Constitution
  • Receive lesson plans and other classroom-ready educational materials
  • Develop and practice skills necessary to facilitate civil dialogue for all learners
  • Apply learned information and share resources while participating in a Constitutional conversation with colleagues in the final session
  • Michigan educators can apply to earn six SCECHs
 
 
Please note, this is a sequential series. Attendees are encouraged to participate in all four sessions; however, we understand there may be schedule conflicts. 
Please register for all of the sessions you plan to attend. 
Michigan educators wishing to apply for six SCECHS will be required to attend all sessions. 
 
Register for February 3rd Session  
 
 
Register for February 10th Session  
 
 
Register for February 17th Session  
 
 
Register for February 24th Session  
 
 
 
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
 
 

 

Pandemics and Power in World History and Literature 

Pandemics & Power in World History and Literature - WHaLI 2020
Module 1: Released November 21
Module 2: Released December 5
Live Video-Conference Workshop: December 12 9:30am-2:00pm
Registration Fee: $50 refundable upon completion of modules
 
All registrants will receive a selection of books on pandemics and power in world history and literature. Attached to this email is the flyer for WHaLI 2020. 
 
The World History & Literature Initiative (WHaLI) is an annual collaboration between the University of Michigan’s five Title VI National Resource Centers and the School of Education. It offers K-12 history, social studies, and English teachers with area studies and pedagogical instruction to deepen teachers’ content knowledge, enhance their pedagogical practices, and acquire new resources and instructional materials that encourage students to think on a global scale.

Professional Learning around Holocaust Texts


Creating Context for Teaching Night

Learn how to prepare students to read and understand Night within the larger historical framework of the Holocaust.
Examine Jewish life in Eastern Europe to provide cultural context for Night.
Examine the history of antisemitism to provide context before students read Night.
Discuss and identify themes, life lessons and the current relevance of Night.
Explore the use of multimedia assets including using visual history testimonies and other primary sources and materials to support the effective teaching of Night.

For more details and to register click here.
 

Creating Context for Teaching the Diary of Anne Frank

Provide Michigan ELA teachers with strategies and resources to create context for teaching one of the most frequently-taught Holocaust texts: Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl.

Understand and apply pedagogical principles of effective Holocaust education to the teaching of Anne Frank's diary.
Explore the historical and cultural context within which Anne Frank and her family lived.
Explore and learn how to use a variety of resources, including visual history testimonies and other primary sources and materials, to teach Anne Frank's diary.

Bring your own book or books will be available to borrow for the training.

For more details and to register click here.

ELs and Special Education: Protocol & Practices for Separating Difference from Disability


English Learners are the fastest growing student group in Michigan. Across the state, schools and districts are over- and under- identifying English Learners as students with disabilities. It is likely that you will be called upon to problem solve about an English Learner with learning difficulties. Are you familiar with the document Oakland Schools Guidance: Big Ideas When Considering a Special Education Evaluation of a Student Learning English as a Second Language? Come learn about a structured protocol, which includes new tools, and examine case studies to help you when you have an English Learner with suspected disabilities. An outcome of this two-part series is to assist educators in thinking about their own short- and long- term plans for non-discriminatory identification practices. Multidisciplinary teams which include district EL and Special Education leaders are especially encouraged to attend.

Presenters: Dr. Susan Koceski and Suzanne Toohey, Oakland Schools

21EL0202P: ELs and Special Education: Protocol & Practices for Separating Difference from Disability on
Tuesday 2/2/2021 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Wednesday 3/3/2021 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
for Consortium members in Kent, Ottawa, Allegan & Muskegon: $0.00


Please follow the link below for the specific Web address for this course:
https://reg.abcsignup.com/reg/event_page.aspx?ek=0001-0020-f6508061faca40cea3eacacf7497ea26
HOW TO ENROLL ONLINE:
  • Enter your User ID and Password or Create a New Account.
  • If you don't know if you have an account, you may contact the PD Hub at 616-365-2235.
  • To obtain a receipt for payment, you may log on to your account
If you have any special needs, require accommodations or have questions contact PD Hub 616-365-2235 or pdhub@kentisd.org
Mark Raffler
Kent Intermediate School District
Educational Consultant
2930 Knapp NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
 
Phone: (616) 447-3075
Fax: (616) 364-1489
Email: markraffler@kentisd.org
Resource Website: http://www.protopage.com/markraffler
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