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 offered a wide variety of workshops emphasizing literacy instruction, data instruction, technology, classroom management, and many more.  A full line-up of the 2015-16 professional development workshops will be available by the first week of school.  Please continue to check back throughout the summer for new workshops to be added. 


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

  • NWEA 101, 102, 201, & 301
  • Lexile
  • Technology Tools and Tricks
  • Guided Reading
  • Unwrapping the ELA Common Core Standards
  • Middle/High School Assessments & Interventions
  • Using PBS LearningMedia in the Classroom
  • Creating Engagement in Mathematics
  • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention
  • ADHD Clinic for Educators
  • Writing K-8
  • Special Education Law
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
  • Learning Styles
  • Google Tips for Teachers

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 the "Register" button above. 

2014-2015 PD Brochure


Important Workshop Reminders

  • Workshops range from half to full day workshops. 
  • 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



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 Erin Lecker at leckerer@gvsu.edu or (616) 331-9094.