Teachers from 21Genesee County schools (greater Flint) 




State-level assessments ask us to think about teaching and learning differently.


Skills are required that mirror the real-world use of math, science, and language arts.


Your teachers can evolve their curriculum to include these elements. With these techniques, you create multi-tiered systems of support and learning for all becomes more interesting, relevant and motivational for students. (SCECHs available)


"Students need to understand what they CAN be, before they must choose what they WANT to be!" ....Kristen Garceau


Online Learning options: These online trainings help educators and workforce development specialists understand:


1) Education Options After High School

  • Showcasing the variety of educational options for students. Resources are provided that will help you talk about many options with your clients, and help them research and choose where they could work. 15 SCECHs


2) Developing Externships and Field Studies for Educators

Click here for a podcast of results from ONE field study!


Developing partnerships with any business or educational organization to connect your topic with client or classroom neeeds. Participants will better understand the needs of employers. Materials and resources help you teach the important concept of Career Mobility. 15 SCECHs


3) Differentiated Instruction Enhances Student Motivation and Learning

Don't YOU want relevance when you learn? SO. DO. STUDENTS.


Discover simple ways to evolve existing lessons:

  • Create Common Core “Performance Tasks.” for YOUR existing lessons and units of study,
  • Discover how career and STEM connections are an easy addition.
  • Teachers will develop ideas toward relevance for students.

4) Creating Relevant Activities using the "Practices" (English, Math)

“8 Math Practices” and “ELA Capacities” mandated by the State Standards

Using existing units of study, teachers experience simple ways to create career and STEM  relevant "Performance Tasks" (Michigan State Assessment language)  for their students.

Teacherswork with the concepts and have TIME to develop ideas - used immediately in their classrooms. We explore and generate ideas, and evolve the existing lessons. The course also includes an overview on how to create performance tasks that connect with careers.

5) Relevant Performance Tasks for Next Generation Science Standards

Working with the “Science and Engineering Practices” mandated by the Next Generation Science Standards. Using existing units of study, teachers find simple ways to evolve lessons to create career and STEM- relevant "Performance Tasks" (Michigan State Assessment language) . Our goal is to give teachers time to plan a lesson that can be used immediately in their classrooms. Teachers day, "I can at least do  that!" It's easy! Teachers are given TIME to explore and generate ideas. Existing lessons evolve. How can teachers create performance tasks that connect with careers?