Continuing Education


Current Opportunities

GRAIN VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT — 2014 - 2015
Literacy Academy 
August 2, 2014 - May 15, 2015
The district-wide implementation of Units of Study for Reading and Writing are underway.  The Units of Study that were written and revised are now being implemented with fidelity as Grain Valley’s guaranteed and viable curriculum.  This course will focus on the revisions of each unit based on teacher feedback and new learnings.  Student anchor papers will be established for each unit providing annotations indicating alignment with specific teaching points in the unit showing 4, 3, 2, and 1 models.  These anchor papers and revised units will reflect the Grain Valley philosophy that our curriculum is informed and “living” based in the most current research and beliefs.  This course would be offered for 22 teachers in the district with a variety in background with experience.  This feedback will serve as a source of professional development for our teachers regarding current assessment practices, developmentally appropriate writing skills and concepts, and instructional strategies aligned to rigorous lesson plans.

Register for CEUs and for this event by contacting Wakisha Briggs

HARRISONVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT — 2014 - 2015
New Teacher Program 2014 - 2015
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