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Professional Development (SCECHs)

Traditional Professional Development

Our District will be offering both traditional and non-traditional District sponsored professional development.  Traditional professional development will include our Districtwide full day professional development programs which have been scheduled in the 2021-22 District Calendar:

        • Wednesday, August 25, 2021
        • Thursday, August 26, 2021
        • Friday, June 3, 2022

These (3) full day programs will be complemented by the building-level sponsorship of a series of (1) hour sessions that will be scheduled and hosted by the respective building principals to round out the remaining required professional development hours that the District is required to provide. Please reference the Professional Development Calendar provided in the right column.


Our District Plan for completing the District-Provided Professional Development (DPPD) will be as follows:
Districtwide Days 3 Days x (6) SCECH's (18) SCECH's
Building-Level Meetings 12 Mtg. X (1) SCECH (12) SCECH's
  Total SCECH's:  (30) SCECH's

Non-Traditional Professional Development

All of our buildings have important support functions that are provided to ensure building and staff preparedness to best educate students. Please review the list provided below:

    • Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Teams
    • Mentor Teacher Program
    • Supervision of Student Teachers
    • Counselor Development Programs
    • Admin. Leadership Team Professional Development

Regarding most non-traditional professional development, the staff “point of contact” will be the building principal for questions and application forms where applicable.




SCECH Earning Opportunities

Due to absences, cancellations or attendance issues, staff can fall off the pace for earning adequate SCECHs to renew professional certificates.  The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has compiled and maintains a list of free or low cost professional development opportunities that staff can independently pursue to earn SCECH’s. Please reference the following linked document below:

MDE - Free & Low Cost Online Professional Learning

Two major sources referenced in the MDE Professional Development resource list include the following online learning platforms that are free to join. Regardless of your professional learning situation, all certified staff should consider registering and maintaining accounts with these organizations:



Staff that have specific questions regarding District-sponsored professional development and SCECHs can contact Human Resources Specialist Keri Goupil at (810) 591-2390 or ([email protected]). 

New Teachers!

You will need to create a MEIS account first that will allow you to establish a MOECS account.  Please follow the instruction sheet attached below:

Support Documents
Principals and teachers may want to review the building-level instructions packet or the professional development schedule which have been attached below: