You’re invited: Responsive Teaching Institute

The Responsive Teaching Institute, grew out of what was known as the Responsive Mathematics Institute because we realize that responsive teaching strategies can be implemented in any classroom. The Responsive Teaching Institute is an opportunity for educators to examine instruction from an equity perspective.

As educators, we are seeking to provide all children with learning environments that are equitable, accessible, and supportive. The institute provides educators with the opportunity to critically reflect on their instructional practices, as well as, school policies to identify practices or policies that promote inequity.

Register for the FREE virtual sessions hosted by Dr. Jennifer Banks at Washtenaw ISD taking place this week!

Supporting Educational Equity during COVID-19

As school leaders finalize continued learning plans, the Education Trust-Midwest has published key recommendations for how to promote instructional equity and preserve student well-being throughout this period of school closures for underserved communities. The educational stakes of the COVID-19 pandemic are especially high for students with disabilities, English learners, and students experiencing homelessness. A focus on educational equity throughout planning and school closures will be essential for meeting the needs of vulnerable student groups.

As school leaders prepare continued learning plans, Education Trust – Midwest published key recommendations for how to promote instructional equity and preserve student well-being throughout this period of school closures for underserved communities.

SUPPORTING ENGLISH LEARNERS

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

As school leaders adjust emergency plans, we’ve identified 8 specific steps they should explore in order to promote instructional equity and preserve student well-being throughout this period of school closures.

FACT SHEET – ENGLISH

FACT SHEET – ARABIC

FACT SHEET – SPANISH

MMSLN Math Chat, April 29

Are you a math educator in Michigan? We invite you to join in the next MMSLN Math Chat. FREE. No charge and no membership required.

In these difficult times, connection with our colleagues is more important than ever. Come connect and engage virtually with mathematics leaders from across the state in an open, semi-structured conversation.

The MMSLN wants to provide connection opportunities that are supportive of our mathematics leaders. The network will offer a series of weekly connection opportunities through April to May 6.

Date And Time

Wed, April 29, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

PLEASE REGISTER USING THIS LINK, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mmsln-math-chat-tickets-103151952266

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MI Sci PLN, April 30

MiSciPLN is for any educator supporting the implementation of the Michigan Science Standards.

This meeting will be virtual. Running from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Amy Oliver from Allegan County will present her work leading elementary teachers in revising science and ELA implementation. Rich conversations will follow.

After a lunch/walk break

From 1-2, Linnea Gibson will present her Disciplinary Literacy work and engage in conversations about DLE documents.

Date And Time

Thu, April 30, 2020

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

REGISTER USING THIS LINK, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mmsln-miscipln-meet-up-tickets-62858661950

Michigan Advancing Equity in STEM (MAE-STEM), May 4

Michigan Advancing Equity in STEM (MAE-STEM)

As STEM educators committed to dismantling inequitable systems for our students, let’s meet-up to hone our abilities to respond to deficit language when we hear it.

This month, we’ll start by sharing 1-2 real-life scenarios we’ve experienced (and, perhaps responded to) within the last month. We’ll react to the scenario in small groups discuss learnings with the whole group.

Then, we will each partner with a colleague to role-play responding to deficit language:

  • You and your partner will get a scenario.
  • Then, in a private break-out room, you’ll role play your response to the deficit language.
  • After the role-play, you and your partner will reflect and share feedback to improve your response for next time.
  • Then, you’ll share your responses with the whole group.

Use the following resources as pre-reads so that you are prepared to dive right into things with us. Please read and reflect on the following before the MAE-STEM Meet-Up on May 4:

Date And Time

Mon, May 4, 2020

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mmsln-mae-stem-meet-up-tickets-95913984309

MMSLN Math Chat, May 6

Are you a math educator in Michigan? We invite you to join in the next MMSLN Math Chat. FREE. No charge and no membership required.

In these difficult times, connection with our colleagues is more important than ever. Come connect and engage virtually with mathematics leaders from across the state in an open, semi-structured conversation.

The MMSLN wants to provide connection opportunities that are supportive of our mathematics leaders. Join us for the last Math Chat in our spring series.

Date And Time

Wed, May 6, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER,

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mmsln-math-chat-tickets-103155288244

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