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January 2018

$99
January 10, 2018

Student Engagement Strategies PD

Increase engagement by harnessing student interests and energy! Participants will learn new strategies for engaging students during instruction, transitions, and reflection. Presenters will utilize current brain research to model various instructional strategies and provide participants opportunities to consider application tailored to fit their needs. Teachers from all levels and subject areas are invited to attend and bring back valuable ideas that can be implemented immediately in their classrooms. Registration Closed

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February 2018

February 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Power of You Conference

Saginaw Valley State University Curtiss Hall,

The Institute for Excellence in Education in partnership with Saginaw Valley State University is hosting the second annual Power of You educators conference on February 28th, 2018. The content will push participant thinking to consider new approaches to data, collaboration, and school reform. The conference is aimed at practicing educators who strive to bring leadership to their district, building and classroom. The learning strands for this conference will be Collaborative Culture, Data and Accountability, Unique Student Needs, Academic Achievement, Leveraging…

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April 2018

$2,500
April 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Middle School Network Meetings

Together we can "DIY Today" - one young adolescent, one classroom, one school at a time. IEE brings together teams of building principals and teacher leaders to engage in continuous school improvement through a powerful combination of networking and on-site coaching. The seminars provide middle-grades leadership teams opportunities to focus on creating schools aligned with the national and state Schools to Watch (STW) vision and criteria. The learning is further supported through on-site coaching from a qualified Leadership Coach. 9/20/17…

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February 2019

$125
February 25, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

Ultimate Bus Tour

Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Road
University Center, MI 48710 United States
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The world around us is changing swiftly.  As educators, we need to adapt to the technological environment that allows students to learn 24/7.  The 2019 Ultimate Bus Tour provides participants with a glimpse into schools that have shifted instructional practices to meet the demands of today.  Join us as we explore cutting edge schools that have made Project Based Learning the center of teaching and learning.   Tour Schedule 7:30 Depart Saginaw Valley State University 8:15 - 11:15 Explore Meridian…

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April 2019

$599
April 24, 2019 @ 8:30 am - May 17, 2019 @ 3:30 pm

Adaptive Schools Foundation Training

The Institute For Excellence In Education, 711 W. Pickard St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 United States
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April 24 April 25 May 16 May 17 The Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminars present a productive, practical set of ideas and tools for developing collaborative groups in becoming effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning. The work of the Adaptive Schools Seminars is to develop the resources and capacities of the organization and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society. The training not only explores what makes teams effective, but how…

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September 2019

$599
September 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - October 3, 2019 @ 3:30 pm

Cognitive Coaching Foundation Training

The Institute For Excellence In Education, 711 W. Pickard St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858 United States
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Dates:September 18, 2019September 19, 2019October 2, 2019October 3, 2019 We know that implementing the changes necessary to reach your school improvement goals is not easy. Excellence cannot be mandated and behavior changes cannot be demanded. At IEE, we rely on the Cognitive Coaching™ method to facilitate change in schools by mediating adult thinking and learning. While coaching provides teachers and school leaders with a “thought partner” as they apply new learning and changes to their practice, it is Cognitive Coaching™…

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November 2020

$99
November 2, 2020 - January 21, 2021

OBX

The Institute for Excellence in Education is changing professional learning.  IEE’s OBX (Out of the Box) application provides teachers with an innovative learning experience that takes only ten minutes a day.  No substitute teachers needed, no extra lesson planning needed, no evening meetings.  OBX delivers high quality professional development right to your smart phone and it only takes 10 minutes a day.  This innovative method of professional learning allows you to stay in the classroom or virtual classroom where you…

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$100
November 2, 2020 - January 21, 2021

Unpacking the Standards

Online,

Effective instruction requires a deep understanding of the content that is to be taught.  The common core curriculum provides the details of what is to be taught but the standards can be hard to understand.  Educators need to sort through the standards, understand the learning outcomes and translate those standards into instruction.  The IEE online course Unpacking the Standards is part one, of a two-part series which supports educators as they deepen their understanding of standards and how they are used to guide…

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$100
November 2, 2020 - January 21, 2021

Special Education 101

Online,

Servicing the needs of special education students is a legal and moral requirement that can be overwhelming for teachers and school leaders.   This course guides educators through the history of legislation which impacts special education programing and helps educators understand their responsibilities to students.  Key elements of the course include deepening understanding of FAME and IDEA.  This course helps educators recognize different types of special needs and guides teachers as they plan to meet the individual and unique needs of students. Contact courses@excellenceined.org…

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$100
November 2, 2020 - January 21, 2021

Project-Based Learning

Online,

Creating learning opportunities that are engaging and in the context of daily living is challenging and exciting.  This PBL course guides educators through the seven essential elements of project-based learning.  The course guides thinking and deepens understanding of how to bring real world application to the content you teach.  This course is for educators who already have a grasp of content standards, curriculum mapping and special education. Contact courses@excellenceined.org with any questions on this course. 8 SCECHs are offered for an additional fee.

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