Foundational Skills Training for Administrators and Coaches February 10, 2021
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Literacy Leaders and Coaches Network 2020-2021
Podcast Episode 3 is Now Live!
The third Literacy Leaders and Coaches Network (LLC) Brief is LIVE! In this episode, Doug Fisher shares his thinking in relation to feedback that promotes academic growth. Here is a snippet from the conversation. Listen to the entire podcast and share with a colleague here:https://anchor.fm/llcnbrief
Ellin Oliver Keene Ignite Engagement Advanced Institute
This institute is designed for educators who wish to explore engagement more deeply and who have completed a one-day institute in either 2019 or 2020. We also welcome those who have readEngaging Children: Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning and who have experimented with some of its ideas in their classrooms. These sessions will include time with Kent County educators who have been deeply immersed in this work since fall of 2019.
Two options are offered:
Click the links above to read more and sign up today!
Questions? Contact Diane Titche, Kent ISD Early Literacy Coach
Culturally Responsive Instruction: Teaching Critical Literacy and Hard History, course #1899
When: March 2, 16, April 15, April 22 (All Virtual) Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m. Cost: $75 Scech Credits: Available at No Extra Charge, 8
Description: Created with and co-taught by the Charles H Wright Museum, participants in this four (4) day workshop, will gain an in-depth understanding of culturally responsive instruction and how to develop equitable classroom spaces that empower ALL students as learners and emerging citizens. This workshop will help teachers develop an equity lens by discovering and examining their own cultural identity in service of becoming culturally responsive instructors.
Using Gholdy Muhammad’s Equity Framework, you will develop your capacity to understand, develop, and implement culturally responsive lessons that cultivate the genius of ALL students. (Culturally Responsive Instruction pursues four goals instructionally by helping students develop their identity, skills, intellect, and criticality.)
To Register ONLINE— Create/Update your Learning Stream account at www.resa.net
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This is course #1899
Trainers: Virginia Winters, Dr Rosalyn Shahid, David Hales, and staff from the Charles H Wright Museum
Join Our First Online Course of 2021
Teaching the Holocaust, Empowering Students
As our nation continues to grapple with the recent violent insurrection from extremists at the U.S. Capitol, the lessons of the Holocaust are an important reminder of democracy's fragility, and each citizen's continued responsibility to uphold its values. Sign up today for our first3-Part Online Courseof 2021, which includes new interactive learning tools that create a more collaborative environment for educators as they enhance their Holocaust teaching skills and guide students in building a brighter future. Course opens February 1. We hope to see you there!
Looking for More Ways to Teach the Lessons of the Holocaust?
Register for one of our upcoming free webinars to increase your knowledge of Holocaust history and access instructional resources to make connections to today's world.
The Lake Michigan Writing Project - Summer Institute 2021 applications are due by Feb. 12
West Michigan community partners and educators,
For over 15 years, Grand Valley State University has been hosting teachers for a summer fellowship to improve writing instruction. For three weeks we write, read, discuss, analyze, enjoy texts, and rekindle our creative and critical voices.
At the end of the course, we hear participants repeatedly say, “This was wonderful! Why didn’t I hear about this earlier in my career?” Will you help us to get the word out to your teachers by forwarding this email or sharing our digital flyer?
The Lake Michigan Writing Project (LMWP) is recruiting teachers from all content areas for our 2021 Summer Institute. The institute will be held June 14 - July 1, 2021 at GVSU's Grand Rapids campus. There is no cost to participate. Fellows who successfully complete the institute will receive a $400 stipend or a full three-credit GVSU scholarship.
More information, testimonials, and our application can be found at gvsu.edu/lmwp. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have.
Watch Now! "Exploring the White House" with Author, Kate Andersen Brower
On January 13th, hundreds of students joined us for a special virtual program with bestselling author and journalist, Kate Andersen Brower, as we learned all about her latest book, "Exploring the White House: Inside America's
Most Famous Home."
Kate shared a special inside-look into the most famous home in America and the lives of hardworking staff members and first ladies who've maintained it. Students asked their questions about the history of the home,
White House traditions, first families, and more!
If you weren't able to join the live program, don't worry- simply click the link below to share with your class whenever you like:
This is a great resource for teaching about Presidential Inaugurations!
About Kate Andersen Brower:
Kate Andersen Brower is the author of the #1 New York
Times bestseller The Residence and First Women, also a New York Times bestseller, as well as Team Of Five, First In Line, and the children's book Exploring the White House. She is a CNN contributor and she covered the Obama administration for Bloomberg News. She is also a former CBS News staffer and Fox News producer. Kate has written for the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and the Washington Post. She lives outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband, their three young children, and their wheaten terrier.
Each year the theme for the President Gerald R. Ford Student Writing Challenge reflects on an important part of Gerald R. Ford's character. High school students nationwide are invited to participate in the contest.
Kent Intermediate School District
2930 Knapp NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525