MASB needs your expertise to create exceptional learning experiences throughout its 2015 Annual Leadership Conference to be held Oct. 22 – 25 at the Grand Traverse Resort. To this end, the association is seeking clinic session presentation proposals from school districts, school board members, thought leaders and like-minded organizations. The presentations would be given on either Oct. 23 or 24.
For more information or to submit, please click here. The submission deadline is Wednesday, May 13, 2015.
Please plan accordingly! MASSP will soon be hosting the last available sessions of 5D+ training for this school year:
May 5: Curriculum & Pedagogy - Day #5
May 6: Summative Scoring - Day #6
If you need to make-up these sessions, please contact MASSP to sign up. All participants must be registered.
Can't attend these sessions or need to make up others? Please visit the MASSP website for upcoming 5D+ training opportunities and contact the MASSP office to register!
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