Kent ISD strives to provide the highest quality professional learning opportunities for educators. The West Michigan Educational Leadership Conference (WMELC) is an intensive day of learning and networking experience bringing together hundreds of education administrators and leaders, as well as, content experts.
The goal of WMELC is to inform and equip school leaders so they may govern and lead their districts effectively. The theme this year will be Leaders in Action. A “Leader in Action” is someone who has successfully implemented the topic of the presentation. Every presentation will have a district/building administrator that can showcase the presentation topic in action. Continue reading Leaders in Action Needed
On October 15 & 16, we hosted our annual AssisTechKnow Assistive Technology Conference at the Kent ISD. The atmosphere was electric and we filled the Education Service Center with over 225 people each day. Participants came from near and far to learn about how to use Assistive Technology in their teaching and learning practice.
This year, we brought in a nationally known speaker, Chris Bugaj, from Louden County Public School in Virginia. You may have read a previous blog post about him titled, “3 Unique Reading Strategies You’ll Want to Try!” And as expected, he electrified our participants with his keynote and other presentations over two days. Continue reading Assistive Technology Conference was a Huge Success!
As another year begins to wind down, administrators are preparing for 2015-2016. Many administrators are working hard on their school improvement plans.
Before you finish your school improvement plans, make sure you take a look at the professional development opportunities that Kent ISD is planning for 2015-2016.
2015-2016 school year is shaping up to be a powerhouse for professional learning. Continue reading 2015-2016 PD Plan is Online!
Science teachers from Kent County and Southwest Michigan unite to show students that science is fun!
Teams of teachers and administrators have been meeting to find ways to collaborate and share best practices that align to the Framework for K-12 Science Education. The science and engineering practices of the framework promote equity among students and truly get students engaged in doing science. These groups will continue next school year as we begin to look at ways to answer the question,
“How do we know what students know?”
Continue reading Science is Fun!