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The Learning Academy

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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Gorski helps Educators Understand Barriers of Poverty
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%.   How might our strategies for teaching and relating with families in poverty change if we truly understood the barriers they experience – … Continue reading Gorski helps Educators Understand Barriers of Poverty
Grant Opportunity
Apply Now! Deadline is October 30, 2016 The TRIG Best Practice Apple Professional Learning Grant has been created to assist schools wishing to pursue professional learning opportunities for educators who are transforming their digital learning environments. The grant is open to schools/districts that are executing planned, learning environments and wish to enhance and create a … Continue reading Grant Opportunity
Closed Captioning to Improve Literacy
Captioning, or Closed Captioning, has a proven track record of improving literacy for learners of all ages. In one randomized study, students who engaged daily in content with “Same Language Subtitling” (SLS) scored significantly higher than students in the comparison condition on the reading comprehension achievement post tests. Data from PlanetRead has shown that even 30 … Continue reading Closed Captioning to Improve Literacy

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August 30, 2016

Michigan Mathematics Educators (#MichME)

This will be a collaborative networking group where administrators, math coaches, math specialists, and math teachers work together to learn and address effective teaching and learning of mathematics. While this is a group that will focus on the shifts in mathematics education K-12, it will also offer an amazing networking opportunity for all involved. It is time that we learn together while learning from each other. 

CLICK HERE to learn more or to join this network.