Academics: Professional Development Opportunities
These opportunities can be structured to meet the specific needs of your staff.
To explore the possibilities contact us
Workshop or conference sponsored by an organization with optional workshop credit.
CEA Convention 2011
Oct. 20 - 21, 2011 in South Bend, Indiana. Calvin's Graduate Studies in Education is partnering with the Christian Educators Association in offering a unique opportunity to earn SB-CEUs during the conference.
MIDA Conference 2010
October 9, 2010 The Graduate Studies in Educatin will partner with the Michigan Branch of the International Dyslexia Association in their annual fall conference. See flyer about the conference or call the office at 616-526-6105 for more information. Registration will be through the MIDA website.
SB-CEUs are available during this conference.
Rekindling Christian Imagination: An Institute for Christian Studies Worldview Conference
The Graduate Studies in Education has partnered with the Kuyer Institute and the Institute for Christian Studies to bring David Smith's lecture series on The Garden of Delight and Learning From the Stranger to Grand Rapids on Saturday, November 7, 2009.
See brochure for registration information and deadline Nov 4, 2009.
Content consistent with the mission and academic standard of the College yet structured cooperatively with a school or district to meet the specific needs of teachers.
Many are offered during the summer months but can be designed to meet your schools needs anytime of the year.
Asian Studies Workshop
What Do We Need to Know About China Today?
(2 sem. hrs.) On campus Wed. October 26 8:45AM-3:30PM
This workshop introduces some key concepts about the Chinese people, their history and society, and deals directly with some of the ways in which China is often misunderstood and distorted in the media and in many schools. It is designed for junior high and high school social studies teachers, especially teachers of world history or courses dealing with globalization or modernization. But it would be informative and useful for teachers of any age group who address Asian Studies topics in their classrooms. Fulfills continuing education requirements. Pre-course reading assignment and viewing of DVD documentary before class required. Reduced Tuition for first 20 applicants due to grant sponsorship. Lunch and Refreshments provided at no extra cost. Registration deadline is October 12.
Instructors: Dan Bays, Larry Herzberg, Diane Obenchain
Intensive and practical, one week workshops sponsored by Calvin academic departments for in-service teachers and administrators. Receive graduate credit.
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State Board-Continuing Education Units (SB-CEUs) are State Board-approved in-service, workshop, training, or conference credits that are used for the renewal of selected certificates issued by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). SB-CEUs are calculated by dividing the total number of contact or instructional hours by the number ten. Thus, an 8-hour session would be eligible to receive eight-tenths (.8) of an SB-CEU. Generic CEUs cannot be used toward renewal of a Michigan Teacher Certificate. Only State approved SB-CEU training counts toward certificate renewal. Only approved sponsors may apply directly to the Michigan Department of Education for approval to offer training and/or conferences for SB-CEUs. Calvin College is an approved sponsor.
Summer Teaching Program with ELIC
Michigan CEA teachers have the opportunity to earn 7.8 SB-CEUs this summer. See for more deals.