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Path to Leadership Program - Up and Running!

The MASSP Path to Leadership provides an alternative to the traditional Education Leadership Masters programs with the same result - a K-12 Principalship certificate. Our program is for Principals, by Principals. Each course is specifically designed to meet the Michigan Standards for School Administrators with assignments, activities and projects that are relevant and practical. Our instructors are all practitioners who have a combination of advanced degrees, a track record of success as an administrator and expertise earned on the job.

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Common Core and ACT Update - Changes Worth Noting

If you were unable to attend the MASSP High School and CTE Mid-Winter Summit, you missed an opportunity to learn some key information. We were fortunate to have Mel Riddile provide a keynote session on the changes we can expect as we transition to the Common Core Standards. John Carroll from ACT also shared a number of important updates.

Highlights on Common Core:

  • Mel explained that the transition to the Common Core is a 2nd order change.
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Turning Technologies - New MASSP Sponsor

MASSP is pleased to welcome Turning Technologies as a sponsor and a partner in education. Turning Technologies, a leader the industry leader in Student Response Systems, generously donated 150 clickers to MASSP for use during conferences and one-day sessions to gain instant response and opinions for attendees. We look forward to modeling the effective use of this technology in hopes that members will also see the benefits to instant response systems in the classroom.

Transforming Pedagogy with Turning Technologies’ Student Response Systems

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Weighing the Permissibility of Student Internet Speech

By: Rick Kroopnick, Lusk & Albertson PLC

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Dylan Wiliam On the Power of Classroom Assessments

As a Principal, I always appreciated MASSP’s Marshall Memo. It is an excellent resource that condenses a number of great articles in one convenient location. All Marshall Memos are archived on the MASSP website for reference if needed in the future, so don't worry if you've deleted an old one from your inbox. Marshall Memo 404, which was sent last Tuesday, contained an article that was very timely, “The Power of Classroom Assessments” by Dylan Wiliam.