Welcome to JCISD's Professional Development program!
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At the JCISD, delivering quality PD classes and workshops with the content you want and need is central to our mission. So we listen to what you tell us on surveys and in workshops and classes, and now offer more of what you asked for than ever before!

1. Easy Registration
Online software allows you to register and pay for any PD class 24/7/365. You'll know if you're registered for the class or on the waiting list, and we can email you quickly if a class is cancelled. All the information you need to know about classes or workshops will be available at the click of a button. You can even search for all available classes without logging-in, then log-in and sign up!
2. More Depth

You told us you want more in-depth classes offered during the summer, and less classes offered during testing periods (like Sept-Oct. for elementary and middle schools). So were offering more in-depth classes in the summer, and more time-sensitive classes from September to June keeping them as condensed as possible so you can have more time to work on classroom and other in-school activities.

3. PD at your Doorstep

You also told us that you want more workshops and building-wide PD held in your school building or district customized for your needs. We're bringing more PD right to the doorstep of many of our local schools -- customized philosophies, data-driven practices, and real-world training that districts want and need to improve their learning environment, score better on state tests, and deliver the education that our community demands!

Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities!

Lucy Calkins Units of Study for Writing Grades 6-8
Begins Monday, February 23

No longer just for elementary students—new middle school Units of Study cover writing lessons for narrative, informational and argumentative writing that will align to the Common Core State Standards, and can take students into middle school and beyond.

Math and Science Teacher Network
Begins Wednesday, February 18

These sessions have a combined focus and are coordinated to provide networking opportunities and updates on initiatives going on through the Jackson County Math and Science Center.

2014-15 New Teacher Academy for JCISD and Hillsdale
Begins Wednesday, February 18

New Teacher Academy (NTA) is designed to meet the needs of new teachers and assist in topics such as classroom management, learning styles, data and assessment, stress management, mentor/mentee relationships, curriculum expectations, quality instruction, and more.

Reading Workshop with Michigan’s 2014 Teacher of the Year – Melody Arabo
Thursday, March 5

Featuring Melody Arabo, Master Teacher and Michigan’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, participating teachers will gain access to mini-lessons, anchor charts, and more that can be used with any text and modified for all grade levels. This system is guaranteed to make you more efficient and effective in your preparation and reading instruction!

Connected Educator UnConference
Saturday, April 18
Mark your calendars for this mashup of educational technology and conversation - this is an opportunity to get you moving with an innovative classroom! The Un/Conference will feature formal and informal active learning experiences alongside and led by innovative Michigan educators! Be sure to bring your own device. 
We hope you'll take a look at the JCISD's upcoming Professional Development opportunities! The curriculum consultants and coordinators at the JCISD are looking forward to working with you for the success of your students!