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Need a Topic for your Opening PD? Why not Ed Camp or Un-Conference it?!

You may have heard something about an Ed Camp or an Un-Conference but if you haven't had the good fortune to attend one you might not be sure what they are or how they function. The concept is perfect for professional development in an ISD, a school district or within one school building. All it takes is the willingness of a teaching staff to share their "best stuff" and to participate as active learners. A number of schools have been experimenting with this concept with rave reviews from teachers and administrators alike!'s picture

Opening Staff Meeting and PD

Last year I posted this article and I noticed it trending again on our website. I looked it over and still feel that it offers some good ideas and advice. I’ve updated it a little based on some things I’ve found recently. I hope it is helpful as you begin your planning for when the teacher’s return!'s picture

August #masspchat Topics

Join us this week and every week at #masspchat from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday nights!

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MDE Public Hearing Draws a Crowd

In addition to taking public comment via email or letter, the Michigan Department of Education held a public hearing this past Wednesday to give citizens a chance to present their concerns directly to Department representatives. MASSP was there as were several Principals from around the state and well over 100 other educators, legislative staff, reporters, and citizens.

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Webinar: Planning for 2014-15 Educator Evals

Is your local evaluation system in compliance with the revised law that passed in June? Are you ready to make the transition if comprehensive evaluation reform passes this September? If you still have questions or just want to get a more complete understanding of how educator evaluation laws are shaping up for this upcoming school year, then this webinar is for you.