WMGLSI Dinner and Dialogues 2018-19



  • Wednesday, October 10, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Times: 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM (registration starts at 4:15 PM)


The registration period has closed for this event.


Registration is FREE. Dinner will be provided.


Registration open through 4/14/2019 11:59 PM



The West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative (GLSI) offers teachers the opportunity to learn the characteristics and student impacts of place-based education, forge partnerships with community members, expand content knowledge on watersheds, and design a community-based project to implement in the 2018-2019 school year. The Dinner and Dialogues will expand on NOAA assets, water resources, placed-based education and other topics introduced during the WMGLSI Summer Institutes. These sessions are open to all teachers interested in the West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship. A minimum of two dinner and dialogues are required for participants applying for project funds from the West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.

About Us

The MAISD is a strong regional education service agency serving the public schools of Muskegon and parts of Oceana, Ottawa, and Newaygo counties.

Our primary mission is to provide the leadership, programs, and services that enhance the success of everyone we serve and it is our vision to be the premier source for quality educational leadership, programs, and services.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made in writing to registrar@muskegonisd.org no later than seven (7) days prior to the start date of the workshop. Phone cancellations are not accepted. 'No shows' will be charged the full registration amount.

Inclement Weather Policy

In case of inclement weather, all events at the MAISD North Building will continue as scheduled unless the MAISD itself is closed. An announcement would be made through local media outlets, as well as the MAISD Facebook and the @MAISD Twitter, if the MAISD were to close due to weather.

In the event of a two-hour delay at the MAISD North Building:

  • Events beginning at 10:00 am or later will continue as scheduled.

  • Full-day events (those lasting at least five hours) scheduled to begin before 10:00 am will begin at 10:15 am.

  • Partial-day events beginning before 10:00 am will be canceled.

Exceptions to this policy will be communicated to participants via email at least 12 hours in advance of expected inclement weather.

Continuing Education

10 Professional Development Hours

3-10 SCECHs Available (must attend at least 2 sessions to be eligible for SCECHs)


Erica JohnsonErica Johnson has worked at the MAISD Regional Math and Science Center since 2012. She coordinates several programs for the MAISD, including the West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative and REAL Science. She earned her B.A. in biology and education, along with her M.A in education from Grand Valley State University.

Sarah Coleman is the science consultant for the Muskegon ISD. She is the project director for West Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative and works with the Career Tech Center's Academy. Before coming to work for the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District, Sarah spent 13 years teaching middle school and high school science and mathematics.


For questions on this session, contact:

MAISD Registration Assistance



Day 1 - 10/10/18 ONLY

Muskegon Area CTC Conference Center

200 Harvey Street
Muskegon, MI 49442

Click here for directions


Days 2-4

630 Harvey St
Muskegon, MI 49442