Professional Development training for
Elementary, Secondary Educators and Administrators
Great Expectations, get more information at: www.greatexpectations.org
When we began implementing the Great Expectations 17 Classroom Practices the culture of our school changed dramatically. It became a positive environment where both teachers and students were happy and excited to come to school, making it conducive for learning to take place. Students and teachers were able to reap the rewards of a 20% increase in our state test scores!
―Susan Carlsen, Elementary Principal
Oklahoma City Public Schools
Great Expectations® Summer 2019
July 15-18, 2019 (Monday - Thursday)
8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center
4155 Monitor Rd., Bay City, MI 48706
Transforming Lives Through Education
to motivate, inspire, and challenge individuals to achieve excellence in learning and living.
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Great Expectations® Tenets & 17 Classroom Practices
The Great Expectations teaching/training model is guided by Six Basic Tenets. These tenets provide guidelines
for program training and implementation and serve as standards for evaluating GE school/districts.
The GE Tenets are further defined by 17 Classroom Practices. When you learn about and implement the
GE Practices, you will experience the benefits of a classroom of respectful students, a circumstance that sets the
stage for increased academic achievement.
Assure a luminous future for you and your students by enrolling today in this premier professional development program.
Federal Education Funding
Great Expectations®, a whole school reform model, qualifies under the strict requirements for use of the Federal Education Funding because it has been validated by scientifically based research. Moreover, GE has established a progressive record for enhancing teacher quality; raising student achievement, and shaping student character. Schools that implement GE get powerful results and their students add value to our society.
First-time Participants to the Summer Session are introduced to the GE Methodology for educators and support staff. This is a four-day course.
GE Methodology Description for Educators
Experienced classroom teachers share basic practices, methods, and theories of GE. Methodology is grounded in six basic tenets: All Children Can Learn, Building Self Esteem, Climate of Mutual respect, High Expectations, Teacher Attitude and Responsibility, and Teacher Knowledge and Skill. In the four-day training session participants are immersed in the research-based 17 Classroom Practices to be an effective teacher. Each of the 17 practices is examined through the lens of developing a Culture of Respect and promoting Academic Excellence. Classroom management is anchored in the GE 8 Expectations.
The 36 Life Principles promote students of character. Participants are provided with a GE Manual of instructional materials and a wealth of resources, research, and structures to use in his/her own learning environment. GE Methodology provides a blueprint to be an exemplary educator. With full implementation of Great Expectation Methodology, academic performance and attendance go up and discipline referrals go down. Grade Level Choices:
• Elementary (PK-5/6) • Secondary (5/6-12)
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Registration - Enroll Online for:
• Methodology I (PK-2) or (3-5/6) • Methodology 3 (1-day)
• Methodology I (6/7-8) or (9-12) • Advanced Electives
• Methodology 2 • Principal Unity (2-days)
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Returning Participants and Administrators who have previously attended GE Methodology can choose from advanced courses created especially for them. These courses represent all subject areas and other areas of interest. The Great Expectations® Methodology is woven throughout each of these advanced courses. GE courses which are content-specific to core academic subject areas are high quality professional development to improve students’ academic performance to meet state standards.
As of this writing, the following courses are open for enrollment. However, a course requires a minimum of 15 and a maximum of 30 participants. If the course does not meet the minimum, or it has reached capacity, we will do everything possible to place you in your alternate course selection. Descriptions for the Advanced Sessions can be found on WisdomWhere and are listed below.
Methodology 3 (1-day)
REGISTRATION FEE: $550 OUT-OF-DISTRICT FEE: $650
Methodology 3 (1-day): $150 Methodology 3 (1-day): $200
Principal Unity (2-days): $300 Principal Unity (2-days): $350
Advanced Elective (2-days): $300 Advanced Elective (2-days): $350
• 24 SCECHs (Included in the Registration Fee)
• 3 CMU Graduate Credits Possible $50 registration fee may apply
• 3 SVSU Graduate Credits ($1,790.85)
Registration fee still applies if issued college credits from CMU or SVSU. A technology fee through the university may apply.
CLASS TIMES are 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
LODGING & MEALS are on your own.
PAYMENT METHOD includes purchase order, cash, or check.
CMU or SVSU credit payment will be handled the first day of class.
CANCELLATIONS must be received in writing two weeks prior to the event. If registration fees have been paid and a participant cancels, a credit will be applied to the school for future GE training.
NO-SHOWS: Due to cost associated with anticipated attendance, participants who do not attend classes will be charged full price.
No credit will be given to no-shows.
ENROLLMENT CONFIRMATION will be emailed to the email address provided in the enrollment form.
Principal Unity (2-days)
Great Expectations Summer 2019 July 15 - 18, 2019
Bay-Arenac ISD Career Center 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
First Time Participants
Fun, Learning, Friendship, Networking, Motivation, and Inspiration! This guide will give you all the pertinent information you need to enroll in a Summer Session.
Great Expectations® sessions are taught by teachers who successfully implement the Great Expectations (GE) practices in their own classroom/trainings during the school year.
These trainings have their foundation in the best educational research and help develop practices that will excite students and revolutionize learning! Each course features practical
methods you can take back to your classroom and use next year.
Your instructors will model the types of learning strategies and community-building activities that they use with their students, so you will experience GE in action.
What to Expect at the Summer GE Session