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EO/MMSE & ECSE Collaborative Learning & Coaching Series


Dates: (Attend all 4 dates, plus complete 4 hours of online learning.)

  • Friday, September 18, 2020
  • Friday, December 4, 2020
  • Friday, February 19, 2021
  • Friday, April 16, 2021


Time: 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (registration starts at 8:15 AM)



The registration period has closed for this event.


Registration is Free.


Registration is open through 9/17/2020 11:59 PM



This series will offer in-depth opportunities for learning focused on the use of evidence-based practices to support regulation, joint attention, language and early literacy development in toddlers and preschoolers experiencing developmental delays and/or identified disabilities. In each session, participants will engage in learning to impact services provided in homes and within ECSE classrooms as well as develop plans for implementation that include coaching approaches for use with parents and classroom instructional staff.

Information and resources presented in this series will be informed by the Home & Community Supports & Teaming Processing Self-Assessment, Essential Instructional Practices in Language and Emergent Literacy: Birth to 3, Classroom Environment and Teaching Assessment (CETA), and Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: Prekindergarten.

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.

Continuing Education

12 Professional Development Hours

12 SCECHs Available (2 per session)


Corinn HowerCorinn Hower is an Assistive Technology Consultant at the MAISD. Her experience in education includes provision of OT and AT services, and professional development, to local district educators and teams, as well as state level training in the areas of Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Learning. Her work is dedicated to supporting educators in ensuring access to the curriculum and maximizing the educational success of all students. Corinn earned her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University.

Jessica Plummer was an Early Childhood Special Education teacher for 19 years before coming to the MAISD. Jessica specializes in behavior management techniques through the use of universal supports in the classroom. She earned her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Grand Valley State University.

Lisa BaileyLisa Bailey is an Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant for the MAISD. Her background in the classroom includes teaching general education kindergarten, Moderately Cognitively Impaired K-2, Early Childhood Special Education, and providing Infant-Toddler MMSE services in homes and communities. Lisa completed her undergraduate work at Alma College, earned her Master’s in Early Childhood Developmental Delays at Grand Valley State University, and completed her Autism Endorsement at Michigan State University. Lisa's passion is supporting staff to understand Autism, learn and apply evidence based practices, build teams who can problem solve around challenges, and support all students in thriving in the areas of independence, engagement, and social skills.

Missy Post is an Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant at the MAISD. Prior to this role, she was a special education teacher at Fruitport Community Schools. Missy has taught at the elementary and secondary level, worked in ASD, SXI, MOCI, co-taught and general education classrooms, along with some work with Early On. She earned both her Bachelor's degree and her M.A., Ed from Central Michigan University. Missy provides coaching support to local district teams and training in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, START, and Mindfulness.

Theresa AugustyniakTheresa Augustyniak MS, CCC-SLP
Autism Spectrum Disorder Consultant

Theresa is an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Consultant for the MAISD. Theresa's experience includes direct provision of school-based speech & language services and consultation with local educators serving students with autism spectrum disorders. As an AAC Consultant and member of the MAISD's Assistive Technology Team, Theresa supports educators in the development and implementation of communication and educational supports for students experiencing complex communication and learning challenges. Theresa earned her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Central Michigan University.


For questions on this session, contact:

MAISD Registration Assistance



630 Harvey Street
Muskegon, MI 49442


Look for the large blue and white MAISD sign with the RED message board.

NOTE: The MAISD will no longer provide pop for meetings; however, a vending machine is available for your use.

Please note that in an effort to be more environmentally friendly, bottled water is no longer offered for meetings. Water bottle filling stations and cups are available for your use.

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