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Our professional learning experiences can take place at your school site, at our CIESC offices, through online webinars, or as a hybrid experience of all three.

Meet the PLConnect Team

Laurie Ferry

Laurie Ferry

Director of Professional Learning

  • Former Math Teacher, MS & HS Principal
  • Prior to CIESC served as a K-12/STEM Specialist for IDOE
  • Served on national & state level instructional standards, next generation assessment organizations
  • Presented at state, national and international conferences
  • 29+ years of educational experience and provided PD to over 20,000 educators
Carrie Rosebrock

Carrie Rosebrock

Professional Learning Specialist

  • Former E/LA teacher, PLC Leader, English Curriculum Administrator
  • Literacy and writing specialist with a focus on quality instruction
  • PLC development coach
  • Presented at local, state, and national conferences
Dr. Christy Hilton

Dr. Christy Hilton

Professional Learning Specialist

  • Former Middle and High School Science teacher
  • K-12 Science Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education
  • Held positions as Indiana School Corporation Assistant Superintendent, Director of HR, Intermediate School Building Administrator
  • Served as the K-12/STEM Specialist for the Indiana Department of Education
  • Served on professional development committees and presented at local, state, and national conferences

List of School-Site Services

  • Instructional Coaches Cadre
  • New Teacher Cadre
  • Professional Learning Community (PLC) Cadre
  • Teacher Leadership Academy (TLA 2.0)
  • Technology Leadership Certification (TLC)
  • New Administrator Evaluation Training (RISE)
  • Feedback taht Grows and Supports your Teachers
  • Growing your Bench: Fostering Leadership Among your Staff
  • Facilitating Tough Conversations
  • Creating a Culture to Love
  • Thriving as an Instructional Leader
  • PLC Year 1: Implementation
  • PLC Years 2-3: Early in the Process
  • PLC Years 4+: Longevity and Imapct
  • PLC Teaching Leadership: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Google 101, Google 201
  • Best Practices in Blended Learning
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Deeper Learning in the Digital Age
  • Best Practices for Technology Coaches
E/LA and Literacy Curriculum and Instruction
  • ILEARN 101 for E/LA
  • ILEARN Instructional Strategies for E/LA
  • ILEARN Writing Strategies, 3-5 and 6-8
  • ILEARN Content Area Literacy Strategies
  • E/LA Standards-based Curriculum Building
  • Effective Formative and Summative Assessments using DOK E/LA
  • Visible Learning in the E/LA Classroom
  • Visible Learning in Content Area Classrooms
  • Close Reading 101: The Why, What and How
  • Increasing Critical Reading Skills for Secondary Students
  • Embedding Nonfiction with Purpose and Connection
  • Engaging Writing Mini-lessons for Secondary Classrooms
  • Feedforward: The Power of Feedback During the Writing Process
  • Constructed Response Practice that Works!
  • High Ability E/LA Curriculum and Assessment Design
  • Equity in the Reading Classroom
  • Writing Practices that Spark Joy
  • Writing for the Real World
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
  • The Power of Questioning
  • The Power of Clarity
  • The Power of Feedback
  • Authentic Engagement for Secondary Students
  • Teach Like a Champion Techniques
  • Rigorous Discourse in the Classroom
  • Designing High Quality Common Assessments
  • Using Data to Drive Instruction
  • Grading to Learn: Current Research, Practice and Tools
  • “We’ve got the data, now what do we do?”
  • Data Collection Practices that Improve Student Learning
  • Standards Based Assessment and Grading
  • Assessment Capable Learners
Math and STEM Curriculum and Instruction
  • ILEARN 101 for Math
  • ILEARN Instructional Strategies for Math
  • Math Process Standards
  • Creating Effective Math Discourse
  • Instructional Design: Guided Math
  • Buildeing Number Sense in the K-5 Classroom
  • Best Practices in the Math Classroom: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Effective Formative and Summative Assessments using DOK Math
  • Teaching with STEM
  • Visible Learning in the Math Classroom
  • 8 Math Teaching Practices: K-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Questioning and Feedback in the Math Classroom