April 26-29, 2021 4:30-5:15pm
Zoom Webinar

After School Wins is a series of short webinars that aim to share ideas, tips, and tricks to finish the school year strong and support an excellent start for the next year.  The sessions will be held from 4:30-5:15pm each day during April 26-29.  The series is hosted by the Educational Network of Greater Grand Rapids (EDNET) and Grand Valley State University.

Up to 3 SCECHs can be earned for attending the After School Wins series. (A $10 SCECHs processing fee applies.)

There is no cost to attend the webinars, but registration is required.  Zoom information will be emailed to you prior to the events.

Click on the button below to register!




Lissa Brunan

As a former middle school teacher and current professional development specialist, Lissa understands the need for engaging and innovative opportunities for learners of all ages AND on all platforms. Her experience in the classroom and over a decade of providing quality professional development has inspired her to create "Engaging TECHniques", an educational technology consulting business serving educators all across the country. 

Lissa is a Google Certified Trainer and is certified in seven additional ed tech companies including Flipgrid, Pear Deck, Screencastify, Mote and others. Her main objective is to facilitate high-quality, relevant professional development for educators to understand and apply educational technology into the classroom.

Monday, April 26, 2021 4:30-5:15pm

5 End of the Year MUST DOs for Google Classroom For Cruising Into Summer Vacation

As you begin to think about cleaning out and packing up your physical classroom for summer break, don’t forget to give some attention to your digital classrooms as well. Google Classroom has some great features that will save you tons of time and to help you wrap up the school year effectively and even begin planning for next year. Learn 5 MUST DOs when it comes to finalizing your Google Classroom.

Focus: All Grades


Nicole Ludwig

Nicole Ludwig, M.A. is a fourth-grade teacher in Kentwood Public Schools in Michigan. Her teaching career has been spent serving urban student populations and understanding how to best support their growth. She is passionate about changing the narrative that has been written about data use in education.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 4:30-5:15pm

Looking Back to Look Forward: Reflection and Organization Tips and Tricks to #endwitha win

This presentation will focus on the importance of reflecting on both academics and organization in order to wrap up your year on a positive note and set yourself up for success for the next school year.

Focus: All Grades

Lindsay Ellis

I have been teaching English teachers at GVSU for over twelve years.  Every summer, I co-lead the Lake Michigan Writing Project, which is a think-tank that gathers K-12 teachers to exchange best practices and to experience the life of writers for a month.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:30-5:15pm

Writing to Develop Concentration, Mindfulness, and Meaning

Participants will enjoy reading and writing in response to several poems that invite concentration, mindfulness, and meaning-making.  Participants will be able to share these poems and optionally their own responses with their students as mentor texts to promote both literacy and well-being.

Focus: Gr. 3-6, Middle/High Schoo

SuLyn Weaver

SuLyn Weaver is a math instructional coach who works closely with middle school math teachers to increase educator capacity through coordination of district initiatives, high-quality learning experiences, and individualized support. She brings over 20 years of experience as a middle school math teacher, math department lead, Leading Educators cohort member, and EdReports Interim Assessment reviewer.  Her coaching is grounded in equitable access to math education for all students through anti-racist, standards aligned curriculum through the framework of the Common Core Shifts. SuLyn believes that building community through mutual respect and relationship development is the key to a successful educator experience.

Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:30-5:15pm

What Does it Mean to be Smart in Math?

Unpack your identity as a mathematician and some of the implications that identity has on your classroom. Reflect on the ways that identity drives your practice to build student identity to position themselves as mathematicians. Consider current realities and actions you can take to build an anti-racist classroom.

Focus: All Grades



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