Does your school use iBooks or ePubs in its curriculum? Are you looking for low cost (free), high quality resources for your traditional, online, and/or blended learning courses? If so, register for a free webinar titled, Classroom Teachers Authoring Multi-touch iBooks for Education on Thursday, April 16 at 3 pm at http://easybib.enterthemeeting.com/m/B8YJBUHT.
The Topic: Growth Mindset
With the advent of Carol Dweck’s book Mindset, many parents, teachers, and school leaders have been analyzing and evaluating interactions through the lens of a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. Dweck’s work has so many implications for school leaders and teachers that we would love to explore this in our weekly #MASSPchat. Regular participants in #MASSPchat know that the strength of our professional learning network is in our collective sharing and the wisdom of the group.
On Thursday, the Michigan Department of Education announced in a press release that a three-year contract for the new state assessment has been awarded to the same pair of companies that are responsible for this spring's M-STEP. Today's announcement means that Michigan's assessment moving forward is likely to look a lot like the M-STEP that educators and students will be seeing for the first time this spring.
The House and Senate K-12 budget subcommittees each voted out their respective proposals for the FY 2015-16 School Aid Budget this week. The Senate proposal was quite similar to Governor Snyder's proposal, leaving a good deal of categorical funding in place and even doubling down on targeted money for early literacy and CTE.
With ACT week over and M-Step underway, it's time to shift some attention to thinking about how to best prepare students and staff for the SAT in 2016. It’s also the middle of legislative budget season and the House, Senate and Governor have released their budget proposals.
To help you plan ahead for the SAT and get your head around the various budget proposals, MASSP is offering a FREE Adobe Connect webinar next Wednesday, April 1, from 9-10 a.m.