Upcoming Events

All Belong: Building Belonging for Students with Disabilities

October 1, 2021 - Lansing, Michigan

Join All Belong's, Pam Maat for this one-day in-person workshop brought to you at no cost by the Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative (MESC). Participants will:

  • Explore the foundations of special education in a nonpublic school, including an introduction to ways that disabilities may impact student learning.

  • Understand how to understand the myriad ways that students' gifts and struggles impact their learning process in the classroom, applying a neurodevelopmental framework to diverse students, whether a diagnosis exists or not.

  • Utilize effective strategies for differentiation that meet the needs of diverse learners, and learn how to apply the right strategies based on student needs.


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NWEA Virtual Professional Development - FREE

Applying Reports (Administrators and/or Teachers)

October 26th 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or November 10th - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

  • Understand how MAP Growth RIT scores measure achievement and help identify students’ levels of instructional readiness

  • Identify ways to use MAP Growth data to flexibly group students + Access, interpret, and apply MAP Growth data

  • Analyze MAP Growth data to support planning and instructional decisions

Responsive Planning for Instruction (Administrators and/or Teachers)

October 27th or November 9th - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Attendees must have previously attended Applying Reports at some point.

  • Dive deeper into classroom applications of MAP® Growth™ reports and the Learning Continuum. Support differentiated instruction and meet the needs of every student through flexible groupings and responsive instruction using your MAP Growth results. Tailor your learning even further with learning centers focused on topics such as using formative assessment and integrating resources.

  • Use MAP Growth reports to gauge student readiness

  • Design responsive instructional plans by integrating standards, MAP Growth data, and local curriculum

  • Engage with topics of interest, such as formative assessment or flexible grouping, to deepen your understanding of instructional planning

Learning Leaders Cohort

Want to dive deeper and work alongside a group of nonpublic school leaders to explore other effective ways to deliver impactful professional learning? Join Learning Forward in a yearlong cohort designed to help you put the Standards for Professional Development into practice and create a culture of collaborative learning in your building. This opportunity is designed to:

  • Build your knowledge and skills for leading and facilitating Standards-driven professional learning, so that teachers in your buildings learn from each other every day to increase student success.

  • Develop and/or deepen understanding of the Standards for Professional Learning and the Cycle of Continuous Improvement.

  • Establish a community of learners committed to ensuring that everyone in your schools is learning in purposeful ways to positively impact student learning.

  • Identify problems of practice related to the specific needs of your teachers and students.

  • Commit to personal learning goals and take collective responsibility for the learning of your school teams.

Cohort Dates:

All sessions will be virtual and begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.

  • November 15 &16, 2021

  • December 6 & 7, 2021

  • January 10 & 11, 2021

  • February 7 & 8, 2021

This opportunity would typically cost more than $500 but it's FREE for Michigan nonpublic schools. The registration fee includes lunch at all face-to-face meetings, virtual follow-up and materials. Up to 24 State Continuing Education Clock Hours will be available.

It All Adds Up: How to Help Students Understand Math Deeply

FREE Virtual Professional Development

November 8, 15, 22, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Help bring the power of inquiry learning into math instruction! In this one-day professional development workshop, teachers will have an opportunity to see the world through their students’ eyes by learning brand new math content. As they move from concrete, hands-on experiences to abstract understanding, teachers will gain a deeper appreciation for how powerful mathematics instruction can be when it’s fueled by curiosity and deep conceptual understanding. Participants will also explore how to create a rich learning environment, how inquiry math integrates with the Common Core State Standards, and how to implement specific strategies to become the world’s most incredible math teachers!


Learning Objectives:

  • Experience an investigation to help you remember what it’s like to learn a new mathematics concept.

  • Walk through the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract progression to gain an appreciation for how powerful conceptual understanding can be.

  • Learn how to build your math instruction in a way that capitalizes on student curiosity.

  • Explore how inquiry math integrates with the key shifts and mathematical practices of the Common Core State Standards.

  • Come away with specific strategies and resources to help you improve your math pedagogy.


This FREE virtual professional development opportunity is brought to you by the Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative (MESC).


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Developing a Road Map for Strategic Planning and Intentional Implementation

November 4, 11, & 18, 2021 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Lansing, Michigan

If you and your team would like to dive deeper and begin the strategic planning and intentional implementation process, attend November “Know How.” In addition to investigating the why, what, and how of strategic planning and intentional implementation, you will leave November “Know How” with a road map for strategic planning and intentional implementation that will assist your school or organization with getting started and bringing your efforts to fruition.

You and your team will leave this session:

  • Understanding why strategic planning and intentional implementation are necessary for organizational goal attainment.

  • Identifying what strategic planning and intentional implementation are and what they are not.

  • Investigating strategies that will help you to begin the strategic planning and intentional implementation process in your school or organization.

  • Having developed a road map for creating your strategic plan and intentional implementation process. The road map will include getting started activities such as establishing a charge and engaging stakeholders; creating meeting agendas that include processes for active engagement of participants; and designing implementation and communication plans to demonstrate focus and accountability.

Take-aways: You will leave this session with resources and a road map that will help you to engage in strategic planning.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

Launches April 22, 2021

The Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative (MESC) is pleased to offer a virtual day of professional learning on the many aspects of Social Emotional Learning. With more than 10 sessions for K-12 educators, participants will enhance their understanding of how to support student's emotional health and add tools to their toolkit that can be implemented immediately.


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Registration is $35.00 and includes access to the virtual platform for nine months. State Continuing Education Clock Hours will be provided.