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We Want You - Share an EdTalk @ EdCon

EdCon is just around the corner and we're looking to our membership again this year for inspiration. We want you to share an EdTalk - a 10 minute session sharing an innovation or change that has greatly impacted your building, students, staff, culture, etc. This highly impactful session is part of our first day line-up on June 25.

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Teacher Prep Reform Bills Pass House Committee

Just before leaving for their spring break, the House Education Reform Committee reported out a package of eight bills that would make significant changes to the laws governing teacher preparation in Michigan. Among other things, the legislation would impose continuing education requirements on college and university faculty, require specific content in subjects like classroom management and using data to inform instruction be added to undergraduate curriculum, and revise the student teaching experience.

The Bills

All tolled, the package contains eight bills that address a number of different aspects within teacher preparation:

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MDE Now Issuing Experienced-Based Certs to "Grandparented" Administrators

Beginning September 1, 2018, all Michigan school administrators are required to hold a School Administrator Certificate or School Administrator Permit – even if they are currently "grandparented." This is not a change in the law, but a change in practice by MDE designed to support schools and clear up confusion about compliance. MDE has already begun issuing Experience-Based School Administrator Certificates. The application, completed through the Michigan Online Educator Certification System (MOECS), is relatively fast and easy, and FREE to administrators who complete the process prior to September 1, 2018.


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SAT Resources Available Through MAISA/GELN

Continuing the series of highlighting activities and resources that take place in MASSP's recently updated Data Analysis Protocol 2.0 Workshop, participants will be able to explore a great instructional staff resource that highlights both Math and ELA content related to the SAT. This resource was developed by MAISA and GELN organizations through their SAT Task Force initiative. During the activity, participants will access the content and review the links, websites, and other curated articles for teachers to use with students before reflecting on how to implement the resources back in their buildings.

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Testing Tips and Important Information from the College Board

By now, schools should have received Supervisor planning kits, testing manuals for all staff, and secure testing materials for PSAT and SAT. But you may still have questions. The College Board recently provided a one-hour webinar with very timely information for Test Center Supervisors, including information about rosters for special ed students. The webinar was recorded, and provided a variety of answers to questions posed from the field.