Middle School Principals'Newsletter

May 2019

Nuance by Michael Fullan

"The more complex the problem, the more that people with the problem must be part and parcel of the solution."

MiSTEM News from Diana Allard-Check it out!

Why Poverty Matters; Why We Can Matter More!

for a complete list of all of the strategies:


Linking Walk Facilitator Support Network-Save the Date

We are hosting a great follow-up to the Linking Walk Facilitator Training. On May 23rd we are hosting a support session to help facilitators review all resources, materials and plan for district and county wide Linking Walks.

We will be sending this special invitation out soon!

SPOTLIGHT Newsletter

MDE Updates

Career Exploration

School Improvement

School Improvement-Career Awareness

Questions to ask:

How would you approach this new language and/or incorporate into your existing strategies?

What are you/we already doing that supports this?

What makes sense for the different grade levels? (you determine)

How could you enhance your current SIP goals to include more career related opportunities?

How could we enhance our existing relationships with businesses/community?

The GISD will host a Spring School Improvement Workshop that will highlight all changes!

Word on the Street...

1. The framework that MDE is using for the MiCIP is the Whole Child. Goals may look different in the future...

2. ASSIST ONE more year

3. Once the the MICIP is implemented, Program Evaluation will most likely be embedded into the School Improvement Plans and not be a separate process.

Social Studies Standards Update

  • The newly revised Social Studies Standards were presented to and received by the State Board of Education on Tuesday, April 9. During the next few weeks MDE will offer a series of Listen and Learn session to acquire public feedback on the 2019 version of the standards. That feedback will be reviewed by the writers and then a final copy will be presented to the State Board of education for approval on June 11.

    Below you can find the dates, locations, and times for each session; copies of the standards; and access to the online survey.

  • Public Comment Dates
  • 2019 Draft Social Studies Standards
  • 2007 v. 2019 Social Studies Standards Comparison
  • 2018 v. 2019 Social Studies Standards Comparison
  • April 9, 2019, State Board of Education Presentation
  • Online Public Comment Survey
  • Professional Learning Opportunities

    Genesee County's Professional Learning Catalog

    View professional development opportunities offered by GISD!

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