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Special Education Coffee Hour with Cindy Shinsky

Mark your calendar for February 16, 2022 from 3:30 – 4:30pm

Future dates include: March 16, April 20, May 18, & June 15 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. SCECHs are available.

Special Education Federal Updates:

 

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Online Learning

SVSU Online SCECH Approved Courses

Complete your State Continuing Clock Hours (SCECHs) with Saginaw Valley State University.

Are you due for certification renewal? Check out the SCECH Offerings at SVSU's Office of Professional Development. Each offering is at least 24 credits and can be completed within 4 to 6 weeks.

 

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Professional Development Opportunities at GVSU

The GVSU Charter Schools Office is excited to offer a variety of free, virtual professional education opportunities this fall and winter to K-12 educators, including webinars that are available to all educators from all schools.

 

Below you'll find brief updates, spotlights on select webinar series, and a quick look at upcoming webinars. To see upcoming webinar options, please visit their Webinar page.

 

Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care

 

This series will equip participants to create and support the implementation of trauma informed practices in their own school settings. Participation in all eight sessions is strongly encouraged.

 

Session 8: Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care

  • Participants will define compassion fatigue and will recognize the signs and symptoms in educators
  • Participants will list three ways to address compassion fatigue and prevent burnout
  • Participants will evaluate and proactively plan for their own self-care and for greater “collective care” in their school setting

 

Audience: K-5 Teachers, 6-8 Teachers, 9-12 Teachers, Specials Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Support Staff

 

Date/Time: February 3rd, 2022, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

Presenter: Allison Nelson, Developmental Enhancement Behavioral Healt

 

SCECH Note: For $10, up to 12.0 SCECHs can be earned for participating in our Creating and Supporting a Trauma Informed School and Classroom series (1.5 for each session).

 

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Teacher-Powered Schools: Cultivating Trust and Collaboration

Participants of our Teacher-Powered Schools, Student-Centered Learning: Sharing Power with Educators, Students, and Communities series will gain knowledge and skills in collective school governance and leadership. Session 4 explores the necessary foundation of all teacher-powered work- trust and collaboration. Participants will explore practices that promote transparency, understanding each team member’s strengths, and ways to manage the inevitable team conflicts.

Note: School teams are encouraged to participate, to discuss ideas together and take them back to their school for implementation.

Audience: K-5 Teachers, 6-8 Teachers, 9-12 Teachers, School Leaders, Specials Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Date/Time: February 10th, 2022, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Presenters: Amy Junge and Sarah Giddings, Education Evolving

SCECH Note: For $10, up to 14.0 SCECHs can be earned for participating our Teacher-Powered Schools, Student-Centered Learning: Sharing Power with Educators, Students, and Communities series (2.0 for each session).

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The Literacy Cliff and Unfinished Literacy for Adolescent Learners

The first in our Building Bridges for Adolescent Writers series, this session will focus on the urgency of resolving the "literacy cliff" middle and high school students and teachers regularly experience. Through discussion of the research and the associated teaching strategies most likely to prevent the drop-off and instead build skills to address “Unfinished Literacy” participants will (re)discover tools they can put into practice immediately.

Note: The series consists of five sessions. Educators are encouraged to attend every session, but may also sign up for the individual session(s) that best fit their needs and schedule.

Audience: 6-8 Teachers, 9-12 Teachers

Date/Time: February 16, 2022, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Presenter: Bill Clarke, Results Ahead

SCECH Note: For $10, up to 7.5 SCECHs can be earned for participating in our Building Bridges for Adolescent Writers series (1.5 for each session).

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Practices: Positively Impacting Stakeholder Well-Being

Development and Integration of Effective Social EmotionalIn this session:

  • Participants will engage in discussions about specific strategies and actions for helping their different stakeholder groups and the organization as a whole heal forward.
  • Participants will learn practical steps and ideas for integrating stakeholder social-emotional support in daily routines, stakeholder retention initiatives, and overall stakeholder engagement at the macro, mezzo, and micro levels

Audience: K-6 Teachers, 6-8 Teachers, 9-12 Teachers, School Leaders, Specials Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Date/Time: February 24th, 2021,12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Weir, One Mind Consulting

SCECH Note: For $10, up to 18.0 SCECHs can be earned for participating in our Embracing Confusion: Leadership Post Pandemic series (3.0 for each session).

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Teacher-Powered Schools: Establishing Shared Leadership Structures and Practices

Participants of our Teacher-Powered Schools, Student-Centered Learning: Sharing Power with Educators, Students, and Communities series will gain knowledge and skills in collective school governance and leadership. Session 5 focuses on the wide variety of ways to organize a teacher-powered school. Participants will analyze a variety of different teacher-powered organizational charts and discuss how to innovate leadership positions.

Note: School teams are encouraged to participate, to discuss ideas together and take them back to their school for implementation.

Audience: K-5 Teachers, 6-8 Teachers, 9-12 Teachers, School Leaders, Specials Teachers, Special Education Teachers

Date/Time: February 24th, 2022, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Presenters: Amy Junge and Sarah Giddings, Education Evolving

SCECH Note: For $10, up to 14.0 SCECHs can be earned for participating our Teacher-Powered Schools, Student-Centered Learning: Sharing Power with Educators, Students, and Communities series (2.0 for each session).

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MiMTSS - Enhancing Implementation of Substance Misuse Mitigation Strategies within a PBIS Framework

This 90-minute webinar is for school staff who are implementing PBIS and some level of substance misuse programming. The session will review how substance misuse programming fits within the context of PBIS and the Interconnected Systems Framework, highlighting the existence of mental health, social-emotional learning, and substance misuse under the umbrella of behavioral health.

 

Training Details:

February 16, 2022

3:30 pm-5:00 pm

Live Zoom Session

Free for all participants

Trainers - Dr. John Seeley and Sean Austin

Who should attend? ISD, District and School staff who are actively implementing PBIS.

Event Contact - Melissa Nantais - mnantais@mimtss.org

 

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Coffee & Conversation: Meaningful, Inclusive Literacy Practices by Achieve the Core

 

Free - Online Event

Thursday, February 24, 2022

6:00 pm-7:00pm

 

How can we design inclusive literacy classrooms that foster trust and community?

Dr. Sarajaneé Davis will talk about creating meaningfully inclusive literacy classrooms. She will share strategies for understanding how teacher identity impacts student learning experiences, analyzing text for bias, and soliciting student feedback. She will also discuss how to process student feedback in ways that are productive and beneficial to building trust and community in the classroom.

There will be time for participants to hear directly from Dr. Davis, time to connect with peers in small groups, and time for questions.

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