Professional Development(PD) Workshops

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The Grand Valley State University Charter Schools Office encourages participation in professional development opportunities that will enhance the teaching and learning experience for all.


Included in the Workshops are:

2013-2014 brochure now available
  • Guided Reading and Instructional Stations
  • Writing K-5 and 6-8
  • Hands-On Math Interventions
  • NWEA 101 Training
  • NWEA 201 Training
  • NWEA 301 Training
  • Creating Student Booklists: A Lexile Workshop
  • Five Essential Components of Reading
  • Strengthening the Middle
  • Technology in the Classroom
  • Responsible Thinking Students
  • Designing Differentiated Units of Instruction
  • Special Education Law
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Common Core
  • Teaching & Connecting with the Urban Student


Click here to view and register for workshops


Important Workshop Reminders

  • 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 schools.

Cost to Attend

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

*Please pay with a credit card.  If you are not able to pay with a credit card, contact Sarah Pepper at or (616) 331-2240 at the GVSU Charter Schools Office prior to registering to obtain an invoice.

Locations & Directions

West East

GVSU Charter Schools Office 
201 Front Ave. SW, Suite330 or 340
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

GVSU Detoit Center
163 Madison St.
Detroit, MI 48226


If you have questions regarding Professional Development, please contact Amirah Vosburgh at or (616) 331-9068. If you have technical difficulties registering, please contact Sarah Pepper at or (616) 331-9069.


Page last modified March 14, 2014