PD Workshops

The GVSU CSO encourages participation in professional development opportunities that will enhance the teaching and learning experience for all.

Check Out Our Workshops

During the 2014-2015 school year the GVSU Charter Schools Office will offer a wide variety of workshops emphasizing literacy instruction, data instruction, technology, classroom management, and many more.


 Here are just some of the professional development opportunities we are offering:

  • NWEA 101, 102, 201, 301 & 302
  • Lexile
  • Technology Tools and Tricks
  • Guided Reading
  • Unwrapping the ELA Common Core Standards
  • Middle/High School Literacy Strategies
  • Hands-on Math
  • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention
  • ADHD Clinic for Educators
  • Writing K-5 and 6-8
  • Special Education Law
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid

To see all of the professional development opportunities hosted by the GVSU Charter Schools Office please click on the PD Brochure to the right, or search for a workshop by clicking Register

2014-2015 PD Brochure


Important Workshop Reminders

  • Most workshops run from either 8:30am - 11:30am or 12:30pm - 3:30pm
  • Register no later than 10 days prior to the workshop.
  • Please obtain clearance for participation through your principal prior to registration.
  • State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECH) may be available for select workshops.
  • If substitute instructors are required for GVSU authorized charter schools, substitute costs are reimbursable by the CSO at $25/half day workshop and $50/full day workshop. In order to be reimbursed, please submit an invoice (with proof of payment), after the substitute cost has been incurred and paid for by the school.

Cost to Attend

  • FREE for GVSU authorized charter schools
  • $75 -$150 per person per workshop*

*Please pay with a credit card.  If you are not able to pay with a credit card, contact us at gvsucso@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-2240 prior to registering to obtain an invoice.



GVSU Charter Schools Office 
201 Front Ave. SW, Suite 310
Grand Rapids, MI 49504


GVSU Detroit Center
163 Madison St.
Detroit, MI 48226


If you have questions regarding Professional Development, please contact Amirah Vosburgh at vosburga@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-9068. If you have technical difficulties registering, please contact us at gvsucso@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-2240.