Ignite Engagement Cohort (2021-2022 Apprentice Cohort) (Course # 21CUR0920)

Dates & Times:

9/20/2021 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM EST

9/24/2021 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST

10/4/2021 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM EST

11/8/2021 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST

11/9/2021 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST

12/13/2021 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM EST

1/10/2022 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM EST

2/14/2022 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM EST

2/16/2022 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM EST

3/14/2022 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM EST

4/18/2022 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM EST

5/9/2022 4:15 PM - 6:15 PM EST



Registration open through 5/9/2022 EST


16 seats currently available.



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Lunch is on your own.  It is not included. 

Course Description

How do we move our students from being compliant in our classrooms, to truly being motivated to learn and fully engaged in the learning process? Teacher and coach partnerships, in conjunction with a Kent ISD Early Literacy Coach, will implement research-based strategies for bringing high levels of authentic engagement to teaching and learning in their classrooms in the 2020-2021 school year. Cohort participants will also carry the work forward into future years, supporting other teachers in learning and implementing the work.


Ellin Oliver Keene; Diane Titche

Ellin Oliver Keene has been a classroom teacher, staff developer, non-profit director, and adjunct professor of reading and writing. For sixteen year she directed staff development initiatives at the Denver-based Public Education & Business Coalition. She served as Deputy Director and Director of Literacy and Staff Development for the Cornerstone Project at the University of Pennsylvania for four years. Ellin works with schools and districts throughout the country and abroad with an emphasis on long-term school-based professional development and strategic planning for literacy learning. She serves as senior advisor at Heinemann, overseeing the Heinemann Fellows initiative, and is the editor of the Heinemann Professional Development Catalog-Journal. Ellin is the author of many books as well as numerous chapters for professional books and journals on teaching reading as well as education policy journals.

Diane Titche is an Early Literacy coach with Kent ISD whose work centers around supporting administrators, coaches, and teachers across Kent County. Diane provides professional development, training, and coaching in best practices in literacy teaching and learning. Prior to joining Kent ISD, Diane was an instructional coach at Lincoln Elementary School in Greenville, Michigan, and before that she taught fifth grade and third grade over thirteen years with Lowell Area Schools. Diane has also trained teachers in Thinking Maps and Write from the Beginning and Beyond.

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Course Cost

The course cost is $100.00

Credit Information

Course: Hours - 40

SCECHs- 40


Kent ISD/ESC Building, LOT #11

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Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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