Thursday, November 1, 2018


Teacher Planning & Implementation Day

Planning and Implementation Days were introduced this year to give teachers involved in an instructional or assessment network some intentional time to plan around their new learning in order to put it into classroom practice. 

On the first Planning and Implementation Day, October 18th, teachers had time with experts and consultants who frequently speak at our network meetings. Consultants were available on this day solely to support teacher's self identified professional learning needs.   

We were fortunate to have a plethora of expertise working with us that day:

Dr. Cathy Fleischer, EMU- Teacher Research and writing

Dr. Darin Stockdill, UM- Disciplinary Literacy

Dr. Gina Cervetti, UM- science units K-3

Heidi Roy-Borland, WLES, Coach-  K-3 reading instruction
Jenny Miller, AAPS, BLE - K-3 Writing instruction
Tonya Saragoza, MAS, Coach- Teacher Research, Reading Instruction 3-5
Tracy Terris, MAS, Coach- Reading and Writing Instruction K-3
Kate Rossetter, Coach, Howell-  PBL, Information in Action Kits
Members of the Achievement Initiatives Team at WISD - on literacy, assessment, responsive mathematics, & coaching.

Future Planning and Implementation days will be February 14th and April 18th.

Upcoming Professional Learning

Join us as we explore how educators can engage in culturally relevant pedagogy in literacy, mathematics, and science!

  • Decentering Whiteness Selecting Complex and Compelling Texts for your Classroom- Dr. Laura Jimenez
  • Mathequity - Dr. Aris Winger - Georgia Gwinnett College
  • Achieving the Goal of Leading for Equity - Dr. Richard Milner - University of Pittsburgh
FREE to all educators in Washtenaw & Livingston counties
$35 for all other attendees
Register HERE  


Essential Instructional Practices in Literacy- Grades 4 & 5 OVERVIEW for Literacy Coaches

The purpose of literacy essential instructional practices for grades 4 and 5 is to improve children’s literacy in Michigan. Professional development throughout the state can focus on this set of research-supported literacy instructional practices for daily use in the classroom. Expert research suggests that each of the 10 practices outlined in this document can have a positive impact on literacy development. The use of these practices in every Michigan classroom every day can make a measurable, positive difference in the state’s literacy achievement. Join us for a one-day overview of these practices. Cost is $25.00   Register HERE

*For questions regarding registration for any event, contact Jay Kirby at WISD. 

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