Summer Institutes, Livonia, Michigan
University of the Pacific

Course Title

PDSI  – Student Engagement, Enriching the Learning Environment

3 Credits Available

Course Information

Date: June 22 – 26, 2020
Time: 8AM – 6PM daily
Franklin High School
31000 Joy Rd
Livonia, MI 48150
Credits Available: 3

Summer Institutes presents

Livonia, MI

This rejuvenating conference includes everything you’ve grown to expect from SI and more.

  • Relational Equity
  • Relevant Standards-Based Presentations
  • Interesting PLC Collaboration Component
  • Place Based Education Day Trips
  • Effective Implementation of the Common Core
  • Important Wellness Activities
  • Innovative Technology
  • Replenish, Rejuvenate & Remember Why You Teach.
Livonia, MI -Downtown

Course Information

  • 3 Semester University of the Pacific Graduate Level Credits
  • Three-credit class is a forty-five hour week (3 semester units = 4.5 quarter credits).
  • University of the Pacific (non-profit/WASC approved)
  • Save money with Early Bird registration and Group Rates! (3 or more from the same school)

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The Summer Institutes Difference

Attending a Summer Institutes Conference provides more than just a way to earn additional teaching certification credits, opportunities to earn salary advancement credits, or obtaining professional clock hours. We want to be your partner throughout your continuing education journey. Whether it’s listening to one of our engaging presenters, attending a PBE (Place Based Education) workshop, sharing peer expertise in PLC’s, or participating in a wellness activity or stress reduction class,  we’re committed to providing you with the maximum return on your investment. You’ll leave our conferences feeling refreshed, replenished, and rejuvenated. Bottom line: we care about you!

Salary Advancement Credits Teaching Certification Credits Wellness Options Stress Reduction Place-Based Education

What Makes Summer Institutes Unique?

Featured Presenter: Pam Shafer-Brown

Spend a day with Classroom Management Strategies Facilitator, Pam Shafer-Brown.

Pam Shafer-Brown – Presenter

Pam Shafer-Brown

Classroom Management Strategies Facilitator, Presenter

Pam Shafer-Brown is a graduate of Lansing Public Schools and attended MSU for her BA and MA in Education. She taught 30 years for the Lansing Public Schools: Five years as a Certified Support Specialist at the Hill Vocational Education Center and 25 years at Everett High School as a Spanish Teacher.

Pam served as an instructional coach working with teachers on classroom management and instructional strategies during her last two years with Lansing Public Schools.   She currently facilitate workshops on classroom management strategies with a focus on Assertive Discipline in Lansing School District. Pam’s 32 years of classroom experience formed her desire to address the struggles that educators have in today’s classroom with a proactive approach to discipline.

Additional Presenters

Don Fogle

Don Fogle

SEL training, Educational Entertainer and Comedian
Twesigye Jackson Kaguri – Presenter

Twesigye Jackson Kaguri

Featured: CNN Heroes, TIME Magazine, and The Christian Science Monitor

Site Coordinator: Dick Comar

Dick Comar

Dick Comar

Livonia and Okemos, MI

Dick Comar will be facilitating the Livonia SI Conference.

Dick will be covering the follow topics during the summit:

  •     Relationship building based on care, hope & trust
  •     Mindfulness practices to decrease stress
  •     Social & Emotional Wellness
  •     Subject/Grade level PLC Facilitator
  •     Place Based Education
  •     Wellness Education

Conference Fees & Registration

Take advantage of Early Bird prices through April 15, 2020! Space is limited, reserve your seat today!

View the conference rates and available options below. Select the option that works for you and add to cart to continue registration.

 Refund Policy: There will be a $100 non refundable deposit and no refunds after June 1st. However, class fees are automatically refunded in full when: the class or workshop is full, the activity is canceled, or SI rejects the enrollment application.  If you drop a class before June 1, your class fee is automatically refunded, less the $100 non refundable deposit. If you drop a class after June 1, no refund will be given.

 Class Changes and Cancellations: A class will be closed when it reaches maximum enrollment, so register early. Classes with insufficient enrollment will be canceled, and those registered will be notified of the cancellation by email or phone. To make contacting you easier, provide an email and phone number with your registration.  Refunds will be processed automatically for classes canceled by SI.

SI reserves the right to cancel any class. Class locations, dates, times and instructors are subject to change without notice.


Early Bird Pricing – Register before April 15th and and save $90.00!

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Location & Directions

This event will take place at Franklin High School located at 31000 Joy Rd
Livonia, MI 48150.

Franklin High School, Livonia, Michigan

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