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Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar 2019-20

(This is a four day workshop.)


The Adaptive Schools Foundation Seminar presents a productive, practical set of ideas and tools to develop collaborative groups, allowing them to become effective and better equipped to resolve complex student learning issues. The work of the Adaptive Schools Seminar is to develop the resources and capacities of the organization and of individuals to cohesively respond to the changing needs of students and society.



Char-Em ISD staff members Pam Ciganick, Professional Learning Coordinator, and Ben Hicks, Director of Special Education, both Associate Trainers for Adaptive Schools


Char-Em ISD Professional Learning Focus Area

Collective Teacher Efficacy, Positive School Culture


5D+ Target Dimensions

Student Engagement, Classroom Environment & Culture


Target Audience

  All teachers pre-K through grade 12, administrators, counselors, ISD staff,

  paraprofessionals, support staff, community partners/agencies


Learner Outcomes

Participants will develop

  • an increased capacity to initiate, develop, and sustain high-functioning groups.
  • new lenses for diagnosing the stages and phases of group development.
  • an expanded repertoire of practical facilitation tools.
  • an understanding of when and how to engage groups in dialogue and discussion, and the limitations, forms, and values of each.
  • skills to move groups beyond consensus to common focus.
  • ways to value and use dissension, argument, and conflict.
  • strategies for keeping group members/students on track, on topic, energized, and resourceful.


State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)

Pending approval, SCECHs will be available for this training. Information will be provided at the workshop.


Substitute Reimbursement

Reimbursement for a substitute will be provided for all teachers from districts within the Char-Em ISD service area who indicate yes for sub reimbursement during registration.


Registration for staff outside of Char-Em ISD
Based on space availability, there will be a registration fee of $100 for any participants from outside Char-Em ISD service area. This fee includes meals and all materials for this four-day training. Payment is due upon receipt of registration confirmation. Payments should be made to Charlevoix-Emmet ISD and sent to Charlevoix-Emmet ISD, 08568 Mercer Blvd, Charlevoix, MI 49720.

No Sessions available for registration.

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