I recently shared my 2014-2015 master schedule with a colleague who complemented me on my creativity. I hadn’t thought of my schedule as creative. After spending more time than ever before building a master schedule, I had indeed produced a final document. However, I thought of it more as a product of desperation than an expression of creativity.
It was a very busy, very productive, but more importantly, a very fun summer for MASC/MAHS Michigan Student Leadership. In order to maximize our outreach to our member schools and students, our program schedule added six new programs over the summer months, providing leadership curriculum to almost a thousand students across Michigan. This included 5 new Middle School Summer Leadership Seminars, a new Summer Adviser Summit, and our High School Summer Leadership Camp. We were proud to pack our summer months full of programming for both Middle School and High School Students.
The Michigan Public Schools (MPSP), an exciting collaboration of public education supporters seeking to change the conversation around and perceptions about Michigan’s public schools, is starting publication of a digital magazine. InspirED Michigan will launch in September 2014 and is taking story submissions from educators across the state that highlight the work that is happening every day in our public schools to positively impact communities and find solutions to problems through education.
Michigan’s Integrated Mathematics Initiative (Mi)² is hosting a pair of two-day workshops for K-12 math content teachers to be able to more effectively implement the Common Core for struggling students. The program, Foundations of Math, will be open to educators from across the state and will be held in Howell, MI on September 18-19 and in Marquette, MI on October 2-3.
The Michigan Department of Education recently put out a series of informational memos that may be of interest to Principals. They contain information on a range of topics from the appropriate use of district provided professional development to the State Board 2014 Model Code of Student Conduct. There is also budget information on things like changes to the Sec 31a At-Risk funding and grants to help local districts and ISDs integrate MMC content into their CTE programs. Make sure you keep yourself informed and read on.