Middle School Principals' Meeting
Clarity is a Leaders Best Friend!
1. Do staff know your expectations for __________?
2. Do you provide examples? non examples?
3. Do you have non-negotiables? Do they know what they are?
4. Do you set due dates and deadlines?
5. Do you put it in writing?
6. Do you monitor around your expectations? Review?
Clarity is leaderships best friend. The clearer we are about what the expectations are for staff (and students) the more likely they will meet those expectations. When staff do not, then we can refer back to expectations with specific feedback.
GCI Grand Re-Opening
Please RSVP (810) 591-3297 if you would like to attend.
You can call the main office if you would like to take advantage of this space (810) 591-4462
Student-Centered Coaching is an evidence-based instructional coaching model that shifts the focus from ‘fixing’ teachers to collaborating with them to design instruction that targets student outcomes. Shifting coaching towards a data-driven approach increases the efficacy of teachers, coaches, and most importantly our students.
Participants will learn concrete strategies for implementing a coaching model that is grounded in student evidence. This will include an introduction to the core practices for student-centered coaching. We will also explore how principals and district leaders can take an active role in leading a coaching effort.
Please join us on Oct. 22 and 23 for this great learning opportunity.
Additional Information and Registration can be found by click here.
6-12 Essential Literacy Practices
The purpose of this set of essential instructional practices for grades 6 through 12 is to improve Michigan students’ academic literacies and content learning at the secondary level. Professional development throughout the state can focus on these research-supported literacy instructional practices for regular use in the classroom.
Expert research suggests that 10 sets of practices outlined in this document can have a positive impact on both literacy development and conceptual learning of content. The consistent use of these practices in every Michigan classroom can make a measurable, positive difference in student learning and improve the state’s literacy achievement.
The document is available at www.literacyessentials.org
The ISD ELA Leadership group is working on creating resources for the ELA portion of the document.
Dr. Tammy Pawloski Update and Debrief
We had a great Kick-off! Teams received information on
Strategy #1: Building Relationships
along with a good background on poverty, neuroscience, action research and foundations.
Your team received:
Resources including video, slides and resources by email to assist their efforts as they plan to share with their staff
Your team needs to decide:
How they will share the project with all staff
How they will implement Strategy #1: Building Relationships
Will they implement by level, school or district wide?
How will you support?
Revised Social Studies Standards News
- Approved by SBE June 2019 for immediate implementation
- Revised MSTEP expected to be administered Spring 2022
- PD Development Committee working on 5 year plan
- Monday, October 14, 2019, MDE Standards Rollout Session
- Social Studies Teacher Leaders Meeting will focus on implementing revised standards
- Infusion of C3 Framework and pedagogical shifts
- Emphasis on essential practices for disciplinary literacy instruction
- Middles School 6h grade is World Geography and 7th grade is World History and Geography Eras 1-4
- C3 Framework
- C3 Pedagogical Shifts
- Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in Secondary Classroom
- Geospatial Inquiry and New Temporal Sequencing - GIANTS - Grades 3-8 Curriculum
- MI Open Book
- C3 Teachers - K-12 Inquiry based lessons from various states
- Northern Michigan Inquiry Hub - K-12 Inquiry based lessons from MI educators
- Big Ideas Clickable Maps