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2020 Michigan School Testing Conference
When: Feb. 11-13, 2020
Where: Sheraton Ann Arbor
Book your hotel by January 10, 2020, to receive the room block rate!
The annual Michigan School Testing Conference consists of a day for workshops and two days of plenary and clinic sessions. On Tuesday, February 11, six half-day and two full-day workshops will be offered. The conference itself will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, February 12-13.
One-Day MDE Student Growth Workshop
When: Feb. 27, 2020
Where: MELG Office Building
Districts often have more questions than answers when it comes to accurately measuring student growth and appropriately attributing that growth to educators.
This one-day workshop is intended for school and district administrators interested in adopting student growth practices that are compliant with legislative requirements described within MCL 380.1249 and MCL 380.1249b. You will be provided with guidance for measuring student growth using LEA selected assessments and state assessments. MDE consultants will shoulder partner to engage you with guidance and support for using MDE developed calculator tools, using observation data and student growth data to determine end-of-year ratings.
What to bring:
- Access to district assessment data would be helpful to the participant but not required.
- Laptops with access to the internet would be helpful to the participant but not required.
- Knowledge of current and/or former educator evaluation and student growth measurement practices.
- Be prepared to share your perspectives and experiences, as we will provide opportunities for administrators to work together to learn from practices of other administrators in the room as well as from the MDE consultants facilitating the session.
MELG Office Building
(MASB Conference Room)
1001 Centennial Way, Suite 400
$50 / participant
Statistics in Schools
Statistics in Schools
The US Census Bureau is kicking off 2020 with recruitment for the Statistics in Schools Ambassador Program. Please share the messaging below with teachers in your schools and districts.
- The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for teacher ambassadors to join the Statistics in Schools Ambassador Program. Are you a Pre-K through 12th grade teacher or know someone who is? Email CLMSO.SISambassador@census.gov for more information and how to apply to represent your school and community on a national scale.
Use census resources in the classroom – lesson plans, data, and more available for free at: www.census.gov/schools.
2020 School Wellness Award
2020 School Wellness Award
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announces the launch of the 2020 School Wellness Award. The award encourages Michigan schools to promote physical activity, healthy eating, and tobacco/nicotine-free lifestyles for students and staff. The Michigan School Wellness Award recognizes and applauds schools working to create healthier school environments by establishing School Health Teams, completing the Healthy School Action Tools (HSAT) assessments and action plan, and implementing sustainable policy and environmental changes. All Michigan K-12 public and non-public schools are eligible to apply. The School Wellness Award will recognize schools committed to increasing student achievement with a healthier school community. Award winning schools will be recognized in May 2020 during a ceremony at the state capitol with local legislators.
The MDHHS, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Education, United Dairy Industry of Michigan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and Action for Healthy Kids invite schools to apply for the award by April 16, 2020. The online application can be found at http://swa.mihealthtools.org, along with additional information about the award and creating healthy school environments. Questions may be directed to Karen Krabill Yoder at MDHHS at email@example.com or 517-335-8908.
Senate Bill 600
New Legislative Requirements for Career Exploration
Each week, Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability provides you with time sensitive, important information on student assessments and accountability. Don’t miss critical information -- Please click the following link for the February 6, 2020 edition of Spotlight on Student Assessment and Accountability.
Dr. Tammy Pawloski Update and Debrief
Learning to Date:
Strategy #1: Building Relationships
Strategy #2: Reducing Stress
Strategy #3: Increasing Status
Strategy #4: Motivation
Strategy #5 Coming up: Student Behavior
- Your district team should be sharing the information with their staff
- Using the information, teachers to decide what THEY are going to do in their classroom
- Teachers should be then writing a plan and collecting data
What initiatives are happening? To what extent are teachers creating plans? Impact?
Dear Principals, Curriculum directors and Spelling Bee Coordinators,
Below you will find links to the 2020 Genesee County Regional County Bee documents.
Melissa and Linda
Professional Development Opportunities
All Learning is Social & Emotional
March 10, 2020
9:00 - 3:00 p.m.
$165 per person
Teams of 3+ are $145 per person
Visit michiganascd.org to find the location closest to you!
To be invoiced, or if you have any questions, please contact Sara Bishop via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.