The Learning AcademySuccessful 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.
Professional Learning Updates
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!