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Administrative Conference Center 711 St. Joseph Ave. P.O. Box 364 Berrien Springs, MI 49103 (269) 471-7725 (269) 471-2941 (fax)

THE BERRIEN RESA

COMPASS

A Professional Development Catalog for the Education Community

Courses being offered by Berrien RESA have been developed/contracted to address the needs of the Berrien County Student Achievement Framework, Michigan Common Core Standards and School Improvement Plans

Berrien RESA Today’s Purpose - Tomorrow’s Promise.

www.berrienresa.org/development


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THE BERRIEN RESA

COMPASS The Compass is a publication of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency. Comments, suggestions or questions may be sent to Karen Heath, Supervisor of Communications at karen. heath@berrienresa.org. The views and perspectives shared in “Parents Advocating Communication” may not necessarily reflect those of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency, affiliated schools, staff or board members.

Berrien RESA complies with all federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and with all requirements and regulations of the United States Department of Education and the Michigan State Department of Education. Mission: “We support our school community with respect and compassion through quality programs, leadership and dedicated partnerships.”

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Berrien RESA Today’s Purpose - Tomorrow’s Promise.

Billing: Unless you tell us differently, your district/company will be billed for any workshop for which you have registered. If you will be self-paying, you may pay by check or credit card. Please make checks payable to Berrien RESA and send to: REGISTRATIONS 711 St. Joseph Avenue Berrien Springs, MI 49103

For credit card payments, please contact Jo Urias at (269) 471-7725, ext. 1149. A receipt is available upon request. Cancellations: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to jo.urias@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation. Inclement Weather: If Berrien RESA is closed, each of its schools, facilities and programs, as well as all workshops and meetings are cancelled for that day. In case of potential inclement weather, be sure to check our website, your local news station, and/or call the Berrien RESA switchboard at (269) 471-7725. In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941. Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/event so appropriate accommodations can be made. Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are recommended for use with this site. Please note: Your pop-up blocker(s) must be set to allow pop-ups from www.solutionwhere.com to view error messages generated by Coursewhere. All users experiencing problems with the online registration system should contact Jo Urias or call 269-471-7725, ext. 1149 for assistance.

Berrien RESA Conference Center Space is Available for Rent! The Berrien RESA Administrative Conference rooms are available for community use. For rates and rental availability, please contact Teresa Schueneman at (269) 471-7725 ext. 1225 for assistance.


Subject: Literacy

Leveled Literacy Intervention - Primary

Based on Work by Fountas and Pinnell Targeting Grades K-2 Registration: $260 for all 3 days 6-18 SCECHs ($10)

June 22-23 & October 29, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Berrien RESA

The groundbreaking new Fountas & Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention is a small-group, supplementary intervention program designed for young children who struggle with reading and writing. Designed to bring children up to grade-level performance in as few as 18-24 weeks, LLI is a powerful, research-based early intervention program that can prevent literacy difficulties before they turn into long-term challenges. Professional Support for LLI includes three days of training (two days of intensive learning plus one followup day) to give participants an in depth understanding of the LLI systems:

Topics within the three-day Professional Support curriculum include: • • • • • •

Overview of the Lesson Framework Understanding the demands of texts Assessing and grouping students Teaching within the LLI Lessons Using the Prompting Guide Documenting progress

In addition to learning how to implement LLI lessons, participants will deepen their understanding of many research-based techniques to help struggling readers make accelerated progress. Please expect to have lunch on your own. Questions may be directed to Kelli Campbell, Berrien RESA Director of Education, at kelli.campbell@berrienresa.org or (269) 471-7725 ext. 1343.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?300 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

Several components included in each LLI system will be explored, including the new Fountas and Pinnell professional books When Readers Struggle:Teaching That Works, The Fountas & Pinnell Prompting Guide 1, and the Program Guide, which comprehensively outlines the implementation of the System.

School Improvement Category: Teaching for Learning

• LLI Orange System, Levels A-C (Kindergarten), 70 Lessons with 70 original titles • LLI Green System, Levels A-J (Grade 1), 110 Lessons with 110 original titles • LLI Blue System, Levels C-N (Grade 2), 120 Lessons with 120 original titles


Subject: Literacy

Leveled Literacy Intervention - Intermediate Based on Work by Fountas and Pinnell Targeting Grades 3-5

Registration: $260 for all 3 days 6-18 SCECHs ($10)

June 24-25 & October 30, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Berrien RESA

The newly released Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Red, Gold, and Purple systems are designed for students in grades 3, 4 and 5 who are reading below grade level. These systems may also be used to help students at higher grade levels who are reading below level W. Designed to bring students up to gradelevel performance in as little as 18-24 weeks, LLI Intermediate Systems deliver powerful, research-based intervention geared specifically for intermediate students who are lagging behind their peers in literacy learning. The intervention is designed to take place in addition to classroom literacy instruction.

Please expect to have lunch on your own. Questions may be directed to Kelli Campbell, Berrien RESA Director of Education, at kelli.campbell@berrienresa.org or (269) 471-7725 ext. 1343.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?301 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

This three-day training includes: • An introduction to the LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems with special attention on what the research has shown to be effective instruction for older, struggling readers. • Clear rationales for the instructional procedures in the LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems–comprehension, vocabulary development, fluency, phonics/word study, and writing about reading–and how they all contribute to the reader’s development of an effective processing system. • Opportunities to observe, discuss, and practice using the lesson frameworks, instructional procedures, and resources in the LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems. • A focus on supporting students to develop strategic actions for processing text using a gradient of high quality fiction and nonfiction texts, written explicitly for the LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems. • Specific instruction on the assessment and record keeping in the LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems that is crucial to inform teaching decisions and maximize effectiveness. • An introduction to the Online Resources website for accessing materials and the LLI Data Management Website for recording, collecting, and analyzing data on student progress.

School Improvement Category: Teaching for Learning

In this seminar, participants will receive three days of intensive training (two days of start-up training and one follow-up day) on the LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems and will learn specific strategies to address the needs of struggling older readers. In addition to an overview of the components and implementation of new LLI Red, Gold, and Purple systems, this program delves in to the advanced routines needed for intermediate students. These routines include a focus on comprehension, vocabulary development, and fluency, as well as phonics and word study principles, book discussion formats, writing about reading routines, novel study units, test taking study, and silent reading.


Subject: Instruction

maisa

K-2 reading & writing workshops

Presented by Amy Williams, Berrien RESA English Language Arts Consultant

During these workshops, teachers will explore the MAISA narrative, opinion, or informational reading and writing units at their grade level. In each course, teachers will engage in model lessons, professional dialogue around successes and challenges, and short and long term planning. Note: These courses do not form a series - you must register individually for each course you wish to attend.

at Berrien RESA (Registration begins at 8 a.m.)

• August 10, 2015 - K-2 Narrative Reading Units • August 25, 2015 - K-2 Narrative Writing Units • October 20, 2015 - K-2 Opinion Writing Units • November 10, 2015 - K-2 Opinion Reading Units • January 26, 2016 - K-2 Informational Writing Units

Questions? Contact: Amy Williams, ELA Consultant amy.williams@berrienresa.org (269) 471-7725 ext. 1134

No registration fee. Lunch on your own.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

https://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showconference.asp?322 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Instruction

• March 29, 2016 - K-2 Informational Reading Units

Student Achievement Focus Area:

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

(Each session is 5 SCECHs)

School Improvement Category: Personnel and Professional Learning Teaching for Learning

5-33 SCECHs: $10


Subject: Instruction

maisa

grades 3-5 reading & writing workshops

Presented by Amy Williams, Berrien RESA English Language Arts Consultant

During these workshops, teachers will explore the MAISA narrative, opinion, or informational reading and writing units at their grade level. In each course, teachers will engage in model lessons, professional dialogue around successes and challenges, and short and long term planning. Note: These courses do not form a series - you must register individually for each course you wish to attend.

at Berrien RESA (Registration begins at 8 a.m.)

• August 11, 2015 - 3-8 Narrative Reading Units* • August 26, 2015 - 3-5 Narrative Writing Units

No registration fee. Lunch on your own.

• November 12, 2015 - 3-5 Opinion Reading Units • January 27, 2016 - 3-5 Informational Writing Units • March 30, 2016 - 3-5 Informational Reading Units *Register for this course by visiting: https://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showconference.asp?324 For all other classes, visit the registration link below.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

https://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showconference.asp?323 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Instruction

Questions? Contact: Amy Williams, ELA Consultant amy.williams@berrienresa.org (269) 471-7725 ext. 1134

• October 21, 2015 - 3-5 Opinion Writing Units

Student Achievement Focus Area:

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

(Each session is 5 SCECHs)

School Improvement Category: Personnel and Professional Learning Teaching for Learning

5-33 SCECHs: $10


Subject: Instruction

maisa

grades 6-8 reading & writing workshops

Presented by Amy Williams, Berrien RESA English Language Arts Consultant

During these workshops, teachers will explore the MAISA narrative, argument, or informational reading and writing units at their grade level. In each course, teachers will engage in model lessons, professional dialogue around successes and challenges, and short and long term planning. Note: These courses do not form a series - you must register individually for each course you wish to attend.

at Berrien RESA (Registration begins at 8 a.m.)

• August 11, 2015 - 3-8 Narrative Reading Units* • August 27, 2015 - 6-8 Narrative Writing Units

No registration fee. Lunch on your own.

• November 13, 2015 - 6-8 Argument Reading Units • January 28, 2016 - 6-8 Informational Writing Units • March 31, 2016 - 6-8 Informational Reading Units *Register for this course by visiting: https://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showconference.asp?324 For all other classes, visit the registration link below.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

https://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showconference.asp?325 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Instruction

Questions? Contact: Amy Williams, ELA Consultant amy.williams@berrienresa.org (269) 471-7725 ext. 1134

• October 22, 2015 - 6-8 Argument Writing Units

Student Achievement Focus Area:

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

(Each session is 5 SCECHs)

School Improvement Category: Personnel and Professional Learning Teaching for Learning

5-33 SCECHs: $10


Subject: Leadership

SOLUTION TREE PLC ACADEMY 6-36 SCECHs: $10

This PLC Academy course is divided into three parts. Building Leadership Teams will participate in an ongoing six day professional development experience throughout the 2015-2016 school year. Participants will receive continued feedback and support while learning how to lead high-performing collaborative teams. The course will focus on linking assessment data with instruction and interventions, as well as building assessment literacy.

Part I: August 10-11, 2015 Part II: January 13-14, 2016 Part III: June 7-8, 2016 Each session takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Berrien RESA.

Questions? Contact Kelli Campbell at kelli.campbell@berrienresa.org or (269) 471-7725 ext. 1343.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?288 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction, Leadership

(includes 6 days of PD and lunch each day)

School Improvement Category: Teaching for Learning, Leadership

Registration: $450


Subject: Teaching

25 SCECHs: $10 FREE Registration Registration Deadline September 5, 2015

Dates:* • • •

September 10, 2015 October 7, 2015 November 12, 2015

• • •

January 14, 2016 February 11, 2016 March 10, 2016

• •

April 13, 2016 May 12, 2016

*All sessions take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The first session on September 10

will be held at Berrien RESA, with subsequent session locations to be determined.

Please note: Academy members must make a year-long (September-May) commitment. The cohort will meet 7 times for 90 minute sessions. In addition to monthly cohort collaboration meetings, each member will receive individualized coaching to further enhance his or her personal and professional growth in evidence-based instructional practices. Questions? Contact Ann Marie Shell at (269) 471-2941 ext. 1256 or ann.shell@berrienresa.org.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?304 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction, Data Use/Analysis

Through collaboration, coaching, and action research,The Engaging Teacher Academy is designed for a small cohort of self-contained elementary classroom teachers interested in enhancing student engagement through evidence-based instructional practices. Academy members will acquire and expand their knowledge of the pedagogical skills necessary to meet the needs of today’s students.

School Improvement Category: Teaching for Learning

The Engaging Teacher Academy


Subject: Literacy

Special Populations Academy literacy focus

Presented by Jamison Bennett & Ann Marie Shell

25 SCECHs: $10 No Registration Fee Register by August 3

All sessions: 4:30-6 p.m. at Berrien RESA

Screening, diagnosing, and progress monitoring are essential to making sure that all students become fluent readers, but assessments alone will not do the job. Teachers must also be able to accurately and effectively analyze student data to determine needs and continuously monitor student progress. The purpose of the Special Populations Academy is to provide those who work with struggling readers professional learning through guided and ongoing action research. Participants will be provided with professional learning around student data and how to accurately and effectively analyze data to make well-informed and timely decisions about the instructional needs of individual students. *Please note: Participants must commit to all sessions and be a current or willing user of AIMSweb (or other General Outcome Measure for Literacy) to screen and progress monitor students throughout the entire 2015-2016 school year.

Questions? Contact Ann Marie Shell, Educational Consultant, at ann.shell@berrienresa.org or (269) 471-7725 ext. 1256.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?331 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction, Data Use/Analysis

September 24, 2015 October 22, 2015 November 19, 2015 December 15, 2015 January 21, 2016 February 25, 2016 March 22, 2016 April 28, 2016 & May 26, 2016

School Improvement Category: Data and Information Management, Teaching for Learning

Learning to read is arguably the most important work of students and lays the foundation for future learning and understanding across all areas of the curriculum. When it comes to teaching struggling readers, it is critical that schools think in terms of student data (skills/needs), rather than instructional programs. Empirical research clearly indicates the urgent need to provide high quality, intensive instructional interventions to struggling readers. Therefore, those who work with struggling readers must have a data-based problem solving process that allows them to use assessments properly for the benefit of students.


Subject: Crisis Management

Presented by Cynthia Cook, Ph.D., James Stevens, M.A. & Judy Whitehurst, LMSW, Clinical Director of Gryphon Place

Van Buren ISD Conference Center 490 S. Paw Paw, Lawrence, MI

SCECHs: 5 Cost: $10

Intended for school crisis response team members and community mental health providers, the first part of this training seminar provides information on how to manage crisis response, and the debriefing process in a district after a critical incident. The second part of the day is a simulated experience designed to practice the debriefing model discussed. Questions? Please contact Joyce Miller, Berrien RESA Educational Consultant, at joyce.miller@berrienresa.org or (269) 471-7725 ext. 1126.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?302 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Personnel and Professional Learning

Registration is Free Register by September 16

School Improvement Category: Leadership

September 25, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (check-in begins at 8 a.m.)


Helping Kids

Subject: Bullying

Get Along

5 SCECHS

$5

with Marcia McEnvoy, Ph.D.

In this staff workshop, a conceptual framework for establishing nonviolence as a school norm will be shared. Practical strategies for preventing school-based mean behavior and aggression, particularly bullying, intimidation, and harassment will be discussed. One-on-one, classroom, and system-wide prevention and intervention techniques will be emphasized. Strategies for enhancing prosocial behavior such as empathy, kindness, and tolerance will also be shared. Dr. McEvoy’s hands-on, interactive training style includes a series of role-plays, video clips, large group activities, and small group discussions.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?346 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

Questions? Contact Joyce Miller, Health Consultant, at joyce.miller@berrienresa.org or (269) 471-7725 ext. 1126.

School Improvement Category: Personnel/Professional Learning, School/Communitty Relations

September 28, 2015, 9:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Berrien RESA Register by September 21. There is no cost to attend.


Subject: Special Education

All session take place at Berrien RESA from 4:30 - 6 p.m.

No registration fee. Please register at least 24 hours before the next session you plan to attend.

September 29, 2015 October 27, 2015 December 1, 2015 January 26, 2016 February 23, 2016 April 19, 2016

Questions? Contact Liz Pockrandt, Teacher Consultant, at (269) 471-7725 ext. 1257 or liz.pockrandt@berrienresa.org

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?343 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction, Data Use/Analysis, Leadership

This Network allows special education providers to meet, collaborate, obtain resources and build a professional support network within the county. A variety of relevant topics, from assessment to instruction, will be discussed.

School Improvement Category: Personnel & Professional Learning

Special Education Network


Subject: Literacy

for all content areas I. September 30, 2015 II. December 2, 2015 III. March 16, 2016

Each session takes place 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at Berrien RESA

Register by: September 11 Fee: $50 Lunch on your own 16 SCECHs: $10

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?327 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

This three session course will provide content area teachers (Math, Science, Social Studies, Etc.) with research-based practices for how they can impove students’ reading, comprehension, and writing in their content areas. If teachers have previously attended Reading Apprenticeship training they will likely find this workshop redundant.

School Improvement Category: Personnel and Professional Learning

sign-in begins at 8 a.m.

Presented by Amy Williams, ELA Consultant


Berrien RESA’s

Subject: New Teachers

NEW TEACHER ACADEMY 2015-16 School Year

Cost: $50

Registration Deadline: September 5, 2015

25 SCECHs: $10

The Berrien RESA New Teacher Academy (NTA) has been created to provide quality professional learning experiences that will enhance the professional learning of Berrien County teachers. In addition to professional learning, the NTA provides new teachers (in his or her first three years of teaching) the opportunity to work towards the state requirement of 15 days of required professional learning for new teachers. Teachers beyond the first three years of teaching have the opportunity to earn 25 SCECHs (1 credit) towards the renewal of his or her Provisional and or Professional teaching certificate.

September 30, 2015: Surviving & Thriving Your First 3 Years of Teaching October 21, 2015: Classroom Management Day 1 November 18, 2015: Classroom Management Day 2 December 16, 2015: Technology (TWITTER CHAT) January 28, 2016: BREAK OUT SESSIONS (Math, ELA, SpED, and more) February 29, 2016: BREAK OUT SESSIONS (Math, ELA, SpED, and more) March 16, 2016: Differentiated Instruction April 13, 2016: Assessment May 18, 2016: Ending The Year Strong

Each session takes place 4:30 - 7 p.m. at Berrien RESA. PLEASE NOTE: * Session topics are subject to change depending on the needs and desires of the participants enrolled in the NTA. ** The planned sessions for the New Teacher Academy will give new teachers a total of 25 SCECHs in the event that he or she attends a minimum of 75% sessions offered.

Questions? Please contact Ann Marie Shell, Berrien RESA Teacher Consultant at ann.shell@berrienresa.org or (269) 471-7725 ext. 1256.

TO REGISTER, VISIT: http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?320 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development Berrien RESA Today’s Purpose - Tomorrow’s Promise.

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

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School Improvement Category: Teaching for Learning, Personnel/Professional Learning

All teachers employed in any Berrien County School District are eligible to participate in the Berrien RESA New Teacher Academy!


Subject: Mathematics

Raising Elementary Mathematicians: Classroom Strategies that Ensure Mathematical Success for All

In this series, elementary educators will investigate eight essential teaching practices that are necessary to promote the mathematical habits of mind outlined in the Common Core State Standards. • • • •

September 30, 2015: Establishing goals and implementing high-leverage tasks October 28, 2015: Making connections and facilitating meaningful discourse November 18, 2015: Purposeful questioning and building procedural fluency from conceptual understanding December 9, 2015: Supporting productive struggle and utilizing student thinking

All sessions meet at Berrien RESA, 12:30 - 3:45 p.m. Register by September 28: $10. 12 SCECHs available for $10. Questions? Contact Ann Bingham, Mathematics Education Consultant ann.bingham@berrienresa.org or (269) 471-7725 ext. 1274

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?334

School Improvement Category: Teaching for Learning

TO REGISTER, VISIT:


Subject: Mathematics

Raising Secondary Mathematicians: Classroom Strategies that Ensure Mathematical Success for All

Register by September 28. All sessions meet at Berrien RESA, 8 - 11:15 a.m. September 30, 2015: Establishing goals and implementing high-leverage tasks October 28, 2015: Making connections and facilitating meaningful discourse

Registration Fee: $10 12 SCECHs: $10 In this series, secondary educators will investigate eight essential teaching practices that are necessary to promote the mathematical habits of mind outlined in the Common Core State Standards.

Questions? Contact Ann Bingham, Mathematics Education Consultant ann.bingham@berrienresa.org or (269) 471-7725 ext. 1274

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?337 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

December 9, 2015: Supporting productive struggle and utilizing student thinking

School Improvement Category: Teaching for Learning

November 18, 2015: Purposeful questioning and building procedural fluency from conceptual understanding


Developing with Technology for Learning  October 7 ­ November 18, 2015   

Technology for  Learning  sessions  will  give  educators  the  opportunity  to  learn  about  various  web  tools  and  sites  you  could  use  in  your  classroom  with  students  the  next  day.  Participants  will  investigate  a  variety  of  topics,  and  then  complete  "hands­on" activities to further explore the topic and its application in their job. 

 

This is a blended course ­ a majority of the work will be completed online, along with a mandatory face­to­face session that  occurs after the course has started.  Content in this course is aligned to a portion of the 21 Things for Teachers content.  This course is approximately ⅓ of the 21 Things course.   

Important Course Dates ­   Course Start Date​ : October 7 (online)    Face­to­Face​ : 4:30­7:00 pm  choose your location ­   ● Berrien RESA  ● Calhoun ISD   ● Kalamazoo RESA    Course End Date​ : November 18  30 SCECHs Available ­ Optional  Fee: ​ $25  Registration:  http://goo.gl/forms/Q1jAuvZu6b    Direct any questions to:   Melinda Waffle  Educational Technology Consultant   REMC 12E Director  Calhoun ISD  wafflem@calhounisd.org    

Joe Rommel  Educational Technology Consultant  REMC 11  Berrien RESA  joe.rommel@berrienresa.org 

Topics that will be covered:  Basics  Refresh or learn about keyboard shortcuts, screenshots and other useful  skills for helping you master the course and build your efficiency with  technology  Face of Your Classroom  Create a space to apply your learning from this course and extend your  learning and efficiencies by using it with your students.  Assessment & Evaluation ­ FERPA  Get a refresher on laws surrounding educators ­ especially FERPA and how  it applies to you.  Communication  Learn about several tools that can easily help you extend your classroom  beyond the walls.  Digital Images  Create and share with easy to use online photo sites.  Productivity  Learn to use several tools for increased efficiency and communication with  your students and parents.  Digital Citizenship  Explore various areas of digital citizenship and how they apply to you and  your students.  Powerful Presentations  Break free of presentations tied to traditional software ­ learn about several  online options and create using one of them. 

Tina Tribu  Instructional Technologist/Data Specialist  REMC 12W Director  Kalamazoo RESA  tina.tribu@kresa.org 


Subject: Health

MiPHY Webinar Presented by Nicole Kramer of MDE Coordinated School Heath & Safety Programs

October 8, 2015 2:45-3:45 p.m. or October 14,2015 10:14-11:25 a.m.

Student Achievement Focus Area:

This session is free. Login anywhere! Links and login information will be sent to registrants via email.

Questions? Contact Joyce Miller, Health Coordinator, at (269) 471-7725 or ext. 1126, or joyce.miller@berrienresa.org.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?342 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Data Use/Analysis

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School Improvement Category: Personnel & Professional Learning, School & Community Relations

Learn about the new Michigan School Health Survey System and get stepby-step instructions for implementing MiPHY and other school health surveys. These webinars include live Q&A with State staff.


Subject: Technology

3D Printing

Workshop with

SeeMeCNC

October 9, 2015 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Berrien RESA

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?345 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

Join us for a full day of 3D printing! Experts from SeeMeCNC are coming to Berrien RESA to teach you all about your brand new Rostock MAX 3D printer that you will receive with the cost of registration! Highlights of the day will include how to get started with 3D printing, how to use the printer with your students across the curriculum, and how to troubleshoot the printer if needed. PLEASE NOTE: A Purchase Order Number from your district must be submitted with your registration. After registering, please fax the Purchase Order to Sue Kruck at (269) 471-9731 or email to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org. The first 5 registrants with Purchase Orders received will be accepted. Contact John Phillips, Technology Consultant, with any questions at (269) 471-7725 ext. 1101 or john.phillips@berrienresa.org.

School Improvement Category: Personnel & Professional Learning, Teaching for Learning

Cost: $1500. Registration fee covers the cost of one Rostock MAX 3D printer for each participant to keep. Register by September 11.


Subject: Leadership

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F acilitation S trategies 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Berrien RESA

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Leadership

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?333

School Improvement Category: Leadership, Personnel and Professional Learning

TO REGISTER, VISIT:


Subject: Instruction

5

Presented by Amy Williams, Berrien RESA ELA Consultant

the daily NETWORK

Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

Free Registration

7 SCECHs: $10

Deadline: November 30 Lunch on your own

Contact Amy Williams, ELA Consultant, with questions at: amy.williams@berrienresa.org, or (269) 471-2941 ext. 1134.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?311 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

October 15, 2015 & February 17, 2016 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Berrien RESA

School Improvement Category: Personal and Professional Learning

This workshop series is designed to provide DAILY 5 practioners an opportunity to celebrate their successes and troubleshoot their trials. This workshop is open to individuals who are new to DAILY 5, as well as seasoned veterans.


Subject: Paraprofessionals

Paraprofessional Training Register by: October 24, 2015 Registration is FREE Dinner is included at no cost.

Contact Danea Gorbett with questions at (269) 471-7725 ext. 1158, or danea.gorbett@berrienresa.org

evidence-based practices, and facilitating independence and social relationships with peers.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?348 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Instruction, Data Use/Analysis

October 26, 2015 November 30, 2015 December 14, 2015 & February 29, 2016

Student Achievement Focus Area:

Specific topics covered

4:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. include behavior, data collection, implementing at Berrien RESA

School Improvement Category: Teaching for Learning

Participants will be provided an overview of challenges typically encountered by paraprofessionals when working with students with autism and other developmental disabilities in a classroom setting.


Subject: Instruction

Writing Assessment November 4, 2015 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Berrien RESA

Register by October 16 This session will explore Lucy Calkins’ new book on quality writing assessment. Individuals will benefit most from this session if they are utilizing the MAISA Writing units or Lucy Calkins’ Writing units. Discussion topics will include on-demand assessment probes, writing continuums, and student-facing check lists/self-assessments.

Questions? Contact: Amy Williams, ELA Consultant amy.williams@berrienresa.org (269) 471-7725 ext.1134

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?330 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

5 SCECHs: $10

(includes lunch and one copy of Writing Pathways)

School Improvement Category: Personnel and Professional Learning

Registration Fee: $50.00


Leading Learning for Results: Level 1 November 5-6, 2015

Berrien RESA

711 ST. JOSEPH AVENUE, BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI 49103 Hosted in collaboration by MEMSPA and Michigan ASCD Presenter: Kimberly St. Martin, Ph.D. MiBLSi Assistant Director Cost: $250 (Includes both days) Time: Both Sessions: Registration - 8:00am; Workshop - 8:30am-3:45pm (light breakfast and lunch included) Audience: Instructional Leaders, Administrators, Principals and Teacher Leaders Learning Objectives - Participants will: • Unpack Hattie’s synthesis of the research outlined in the book, Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses • Discuss the components of effective instruction • Relate the components of effective instruction with the list of effect sizes outline in Visible Learning to identify areas of overlap • Briefly discuss how best to select practices / strategies for district-wide implementation • Connect the information from the book Visible Learning to understanding the factors that influence our mind’s ability to retain information (understanding the “why”) • Review the factors that contribute to cognitive overload • Discuss the conditions necessary for optimal learning • Briefly discuss the challenges with leading during a time when people are asked to change practices • Begin to unpack some of the leadership practices outlined in School Leadership that Works that are most helpful for staff to move through the change process 6 SCECHs per day Pending MDE approval

Registration Form Kim St. Martin - Leading Learning for Results: Level 1 (Berrien)

Payment Information Registration fee:

$250 ($150 for 1 Day)

Full name: _________________________________ Informal name: ____________________________ Position: ___________________________________ Company/District: _________________________ Company address: ________________________ City/state/zip: _____________________________ Email (required): ___________________________ Phone number: ____________________________ You can register online at michiganascd.org or memspa.org

Payment option:

Check enclosed payable to MEMSPA

Credit Card:

Visa

MasterCard

Name on card: _______________________________________ Card # _______________________________________________ Expiration date: _______________________________________ Signature: _____________________________________________

Send form to: MEMSPA

1980 N College Rd Mason, MI 48854 Fax: 517-694-8945

A $50 service fee will be retained for cancellations. No refunds are given for cancellations within two weeks of the event. Substitutions may be made at any time. It is the registrant’s responsibility to verify workshop status in the event of severe weather or other emergencies. Payment must be received by the date of the event or a $25 late fee will be assessed. Purchase order is not payment. Pre-registration is strongly recommended. Registration cannot be guaranteed at the door.


Subject: Instruction

5

Presented by Amy Williams, Berrien RESA ELA Consultant

the daily NEXT STEPS

Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Registration fee: $35

5 SCECHs: $10

Deadline: November 30 Fee includes lunch and a copy of The Café.

Contact Amy Williams, ELA Consultant, with questions at: amy.williams@berrienresa.org, or (269) 471-2941 ext. 1134.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?312 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

December 9, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Berrien RESA

School Improvement Category: Personal and Professional Learning

This workshop is designed for teachers who have read the DAILY 5 book and previously implemented the DAILY 5 work structure for at least one full school year. The Café will be addressed. Math Daily 3 will not be covered in this session.


Subject: Instruction

Kathleen Kryza’s

Differentiating Instruction:

Practical Strategies for Real Classrooms January 18, 2016 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mars Community Ctr. 1 Sylvester Ave. Berrien Springs, MI

5 SCECHs: $10

Take the complexity out of creating an effective differentiated classroom with easy-to-implement, step-by-step plans and doable strategies. Design engaging and meaningful lessons that meet standards and benchmarks, while honoring the varied learners in your classroom. Check out www.kathleenkryza.com for more information and resources! Questions? Contact Kelli Campbell, Director of General Education, at (269) 471-2941 ext. 1343 or kelli.campbell@berrienresa.org.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?307 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

Cost: $85 (includes lunch)

School Improvement Category: Teaching for Learning

Register before January 18,2016


Subject: Instructional Models

Presenting

Mike Mattos: RtI at Work

8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Berrien RESA

Registration Fee: $250 - Lunch included. Register by January 13

Questions? Contact Kelli Campbell at (269) 471-7725 ext. 1343 or kelli.campbell@berrienresa.org

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?344 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction, Data Use/Analysis, Leadership

January 19 & 20th, 2016

The RTI at Work™ model builds on the foundation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process by using team structures and a focus on learning, collaboration, and results to drive successful outcomes. Mattos will emphasize that all students must have access at Tier 1 to essential grade-level curriculum and highly effective instructional practices to prevent most learning struggles. In addition, a school must provide increasing targeted supplemental (Tier 2) and intensive (Tier 3) interventions for all students needing additional support to master the academic skills, knowledge, and behaviors required to succeed in school and beyond.

School Improvement Category: Leadership, Teaching for Learning

SCECHs: 6-12 for $5


Subject: Instruction

Right Brain meets Left Brain Fostering Habits of Mind through Mathematics and the Arts: Elementary Edition

Registration Fee: $10 9 SCECHs for $10

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?335 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

In this three part series, elementary educators will work in teams comprised of at least one math teacher and one arts teacher from their respective buildings. Participants will explore the eight habits of mind in both mathematics and the arts to discover the striking similarities. Teams will participate in a Questions? variety of activities that illustrate how these two seemingly different Contact Ann Bingham, topics can coexist in the classroom. All work will be rooted in Mathematics Education Consultant: promoting the habits of mind established by both disciplines. (269) 471-7725 ext. 1274 Register by January 22. ann.bingham@berrienresa.org

School Improvement Category: Teaching for Learning

January 26, 2016: Developing a Shared Understanding of Habits of Mind February 23, 2016: Investigating High Leverage Tasks March 22, 2016: Developing Collaborative Units All sessions take place at Berrien RESA, 12:30 - 3:45 p.m.


Subject: Instruction

Contact Ann Bingham, Mathematics Education Consultant, for more information: ann.bingham@berrienresa.org (269) 471-7725 ext. 1274

Right Brain meets Left Brain

9 SCECHs for $10 Registration Fee: $10 Register by January 22

In this three part series, secondary educators will work in teams comprised of at least one math teacher and one arts teacher from their respective buildings. Participants will explore the eight habits of mind in both mathematics and the arts to discover the striking similarities. Teams will participate in a variety of activities that illustrate how these two seemingly different topics can coexist in the classroom. All work will be rooted in promoting the habits of mind established by both disciplines.

TO REGISTER, VISIT:

http://www.solutionwhere.com/berrienresa/cw/showcourse.asp?336 In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, it is the policy of the Berrien Regional Education Service Agency to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap against qualified handicapped persons, in admission or access to, participation in, or treatment of employment in, its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to Human Resources, Berrien RESA, 711 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103; telephone (269) 471- 7725; fax (269) 471-2941.

Please note: Participants with physical or dietary limitations or requirements are asked to notify the workshop coordinator with any specific need before the workshop/ event so appropriate accommodations can be made.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration fee will be refunded only if cancellation is received two working days prior to the workshop start date. You must send an e-mail cancellation notice to sue.kruck@berrienresa.org containing the title of the workshop. Your reply message will be your confirmation.

To view all of Berrien RESA’s professional development opportunities, please visit www.berrienresa.org/development

Student Achievement Focus Area: Instruction

January 26, 2016: Developing a Shared Understanding of Habits of Mind February 23, 2016: Investigating High Leverage Tasks March 22, 2016: Developing Collaborative Units All sessions take place at Berrien RESA, 8 - 11:15 a.m.

School Improvement Category: Teaching for Learning

Fostering Habits of Mind through Mathematics and the Arts: Secondary Edition

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