Welcome to Tools for Teachers! This section is packed with resources and materials to use in your classroom. Here you will find answers to your questions about how to arrange your classroom, how to set rules and procedures, where to find funding sources for class projects and your own professional development and more. Take a minute to explore all the Professional Development resources Michigan ACTS has to offer.
Michigan ACTS Workshops
Next Workshop Coming Soon
Differentiating Instruction (.3 SB-CEUs)
Saturday, November 19th, 2011, 8:30am- 1pm
AFT Office, 2661 E. Jefferson, Detroit, MI 48207
Most contemporary classrooms serve students who learn at different rates, come to school with different experiences, have different interests, demonstrate different levels of motivation to do what school asks of them, represent different language groups, and learn in different ways. Yet, instruction in many classrooms overlooks these differences and treats students as though they were essentially alike. This session is designed to raise awareness of research that supports differentiation and to examine the basic elements of differentiation. The goal of the session is to help teachers reflect on some strengths of their current instructional practices as well as identify opportunities for further growth in effective teaching of academically diverse students.
- Sponsored by Michigan ACTS- No Cost to participants
- Facilitated by Classroom Teachers
- Earn .3 SB-CEUs (Hours towards your state license renewal requirement)
- Continental Breakfast Provided
This session is free, but space is limited and you must be registered by Monday, November 14th, 2011. To register please click this link and complete the registration form.You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registration. If space is unavailable, you will be notified and put on a waiting list. If a spot opens, you will receive an email and reminder phone call as a notification. If you have additional questions, contact Nate Walker or Adrienne Berry at 313-393-2200.
American Federation of Teachers
Many of the AFT's professional resources are available to read, download, and print right here. You also will find links to the AFT's award winning publications for teachers and school staff, as well as copies of in-depth and thoroughly researched reports on important education issues.