We are excited to partner with the Saginaw Valley State University Office of Charter Schools to offer this workshop to school leaders and teachers at SVSU-authorized charter schools.
At this one-day workshop, you’ll learn proven student engagement strategies for delivering quick wins in student achievement. We’ll show you how to apply these strategies in your existing lesson plans and how to analyze their impact on your students’ achievement. In addition, we’ll help you develop a plan for sharing these strategies with your colleagues and implementing them at your entire school.
Student Engagement Strategies Workshop
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
9:00am – 2:30pm
Saginaw Valley State University
Regional Education Center – Macomb
30330 Hickey Road
Chesterfield, MI 48051
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Dr. Craig Douglas, Director, School/University Partnerships, Saginaw Valley State University
After the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to receive follow-up support from our instructional and leadership coaches.
Patricia Benson is the founder and former director of the Center for Excellence in Education, a k-12 professional development organization now known as the Institute for Excellence in Education. Under her direction, the Center received national recognition and awards for marked increases in student achievement at schools they serviced. Patricia served on the Board of Directors for Michigan ASCD, is a member of Learning Forward and the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, and is a certified Cognitive Coaching Agency Trainer. A frequent presenter at state and national conferences, Patricia is the author of High Performing Teams and several professional publications.
Dr. Mary Alice Krajenta has served as an instructional, data and leadership coach for the Institute for Excellence in Education for the past 7 years. With over 35 years of classroom and school administration experience, Mary Alice is a renowned presenter who trains educators on using data to inform instruction. She is a member of the Michigan Education Research Association and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Mary Alice received her Ed. D. from Western Michigan University and also has degrees from Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan Universities. Mary Alice also served as the education consultant for the first World Rabies Day, co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control.
Dave Nizinski brings over 30 years of experience as a principal and teacher to his role as a leadership coach at the Institute for Excellence in Education. For the past 11 years, Dave has guided improvement efforts in schools throughout Michigan by providing ongoing leadership coaching and facilitating professional development workshops for educators. He is a member of The William Glasser Institute, the National Middle School Association, the National and Michigan Associations of Elementary and Middle School Principals, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and is a certified Cognitive Coaching Agency Trainer. Dave holds multiple educational certifications and earned a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Saginaw Valley State University.
Tracy Nofs is a Leadership Coach for the Institute for Excellence in Education and has over 30 years’ experience as a principal, teacher, speech pathologist, and dean of curriculum. A frequent conference presenter and workshop facilitator, Tracy now coaches educators across the country on implementing leadership and curriculum best practices. She is a member of Central Michigan University’s High School Reform Initiative and the Michigan Schools to Watch Appointment Committee. Tracy earned a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University and holds several education certifications.
Molly Sholten brings 11 years of classroom experience to her role as an instructional coach for the Institute for Excellence in Education. As a former middle-grades math teacher, Molly was a key partner in the development of an instructional model that skyrocketed her students’ achievement. She now provides ongoing professional development and coaching to schools throughout Michigan, empowering hundreds of educators to implement instructional strategies that drive sustainable increases in student achievement. Molly holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University.
Mark Whelton is an instructional coach for the Institute for Excellence in Education. With over 13 years of experience as a classroom teacher and principal, Mark passionately upholds the philosophy that “No barriers, just possibilities” is essential for providing students with pure opportunities for growth. During his tenure as principal, Mark raised his school’s overall student achievement, significantly increased math proficiency in the building, and met all AYP targets. Mark earned a Master’s degree in teaching from Marygrove College and was awarded an Education Excellence Award from the Michigan Association of School Boards.
Event Registration Cancellation Policy
Transfer: Registrations are transferrable, but not refundable. Substitutions for persons attending can be made up to one day in advance of the event without charge.
Cancellation by Participant: No refunds will be given, but a voucher for attendance at another Institute for Excellence in Education event will be offered and will be valid for one full year.
Cancellation by IEE: In the event of circumstances beyond its control, the Institute for Excellence in Education reserves the right to amend or cancel any event. If the Institute for Excellence in Education cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund.
* This workshop is hosted by the Saginaw Valley State University Office of Charter Schools and is complimentary for SVSU-authorized charter schools.