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Successful teacher induction systems focus on student learning and teacher effectiveness. Kent Intermediate School District's new teacher program provides opportunities for new teachers to meet, collaborate, and grow in a professional learning community that supports growth and development. Sessions are carefully designed with ongoing, engaging, and reflective learning to build the capacity of new teachers with an interactive experience in a supportive environment. Novice oriented professional development will be guided by expert colleagues who are responsive to your teaching through coaching, feedback, and best practice. This series of courses is designed to advance new teachers' understanding of the strategies that can be used to increase student engagement, build constructive relationships with students and establish the routines, procedures and structures needed to improve student learning. More...


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Student Registration Open for Groundhog (Job) Shadow Day
“Young people who had mentors report setting higher educational goals and are more likely to attend college than those without mentors,” according to “The Mentoring Effect”, a January 2014 report from The National Mentoring Partnership. Kent ISD’s Career Readiness Department is excited to announce that the student registration for Groundhog Shadow Day 2017 opens on December … Continue reading Student Registration Open for Groundhog (Job) Shadow Day
Will ESSA Impact You? Yes!
“With this bill, we reaffirm that fundamentally American ideal—that every child, regardless of race, income, background, the zip code where they live, deserves the chance to make of their lives what they will.” — President Barack Obama New Education Law In 2002, No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was put into effect to help educators … Continue reading Will ESSA Impact You? Yes!
10 Instructional Literacy Practices for K-3
Time is of the essence!  In education, your daily schedule is filled to the brim.   You’re planning your next meeting or instructional focus on the drive between sports practice, dinner, and the parent-teacher organization meeting.  Sometimes, a few professional “grab and go” options would assist in focusing energy and solidifying next steps.  Often times in … Continue reading 10 Instructional Literacy Practices for K-3

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Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty with Paul C. Gorski (He’s back in West Michigan!)

We are thrilled to announce that Kent ISD and Ottawa ISD will be hosting full day workshops on Reaching and Teaching Students in Poverty with Paul C. Gorski.

In March 2014, Kent County Health Rankings were released. It found that 23% of children in Kent County live in poverty, up from 20% the previous year; the national benchmark is 13%.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this PD and to enroll online. Seating is limited so register early!