Professional Development

Professional Development
Ongoing professional development is essential for staying on top of current research and laws related to English Learners.  Our staff actively seeks out professional development in areas of need we believe will most effectively increase our ability to support our students' growth.

Upcoming
December 5th, 2017
- "Aligning Program Procedures to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Uniform Grant Guidance" at Oakland ISD.  Topics include achieving federal/state program goals and strengthening fiscal and program accountability for districts.

January 17, 2018Title III Advisory Council through Oakland County ISD.  Topics will include updates to WIDA and other issues impacting EL's.

April 17, 2018 - Creating a Culture of Thinking Around EL's.   Topics include the 8 Cultural Forces that define a classroom, and visible thinking routines to build connections

May 9, 2018 - Beyond WIDA 101. Topics include using WIDA resources and tools to plan rigorous and responsive instruction.

May 16, 2018 - Title III Advisory Council through Oakland County ISD.  Topics will include scaffolding lessons for EL's and state and federal updates.

Previous
November 7th, 2017 - All EL Department staff will participate in training on Let's Talk About It.  This is a wonderful tool we use to build students' oral language development and use those skills to transfer to reading and writing. 

October 20th, 2017 - All EL Department Staff attended the MITESOL Pre-Conference at Oakland ISD.  Topics included language acquisition strategies.

October 4th, 2017 - Coordinator Cynthia Pierson and Facilitator Elizabeth Napier participated in the Title III Advisory Council through Oakland County ISD.  Topics included updates to WIDA scoring, and federal funding changes

September 30th, 2017 - All EL Department Staff received training on the new Third Grade Reading Law and Working with Students in Poverty through Livonia Public Schools