Continuing Education


Current Opportunities

GRAIN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT — 2014 - 2015
Literacy Academy Summer Institute Sessions
August 1, 2014 - May 15, 2015
The district-selected Units of Study resources will serve as the foundation in the process to create Grain Valley District ELA Units of Study. These units will reflect Backwards Design Philosophy and will be created to meet the rigorous Common Core State Standards. The development period will occur with a select group of teachers (2 teachers per grade level) during the duration of the 2013-14 school year. This process will provide teachers with in-depth analysis of Common Core alignment to the instruction in the classrooms. Feedback will be provided on specific lesson components, scope and sequence of teaching points, and resources. This feedback will not only help guide the development of the Units of Study, but also serve as professional development to the teachers regarding instructional strategies and alignment of rigorous lessons. These Grain Valley ELA Units of Study for Reading and Writing will be fully implemented in the 2014-15 school year.

Register for CEUs and for this event by contacting Wakisha Briggs

HARRISONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT — 2014 - 2015
Reboot 2014 - Professional Learning Without Limits
June 10 - June 11
July 21 - July 25
July 28 - August 1
This year’s reboot camp is taking on a whole new look based on teacher input from the district needs assessment survey and the Standards Assessment Inventory (SAI2 from Learning Forward organization). An entire week has been added (plus two sessions in June) to accommodate vacations and school activities “dead week” - sessions will be spread out (and some repeated) over ten days between July 21 and August 1. Presenters have been recruited to lead sessions on topics ranging from basic teaching pedagogy from the new district teacher evaluation model to specific district instructional programs. Notice in the “Other Information” section sessions with option for graduate-level college credit through Park University at a reduced rate. There is something for everyone! Take a look! *Session locations will be updated after enrollment numbers are finalized and rooms are secured.

Register for CEUs and for this event by contacting Wakisha Briggs