The benefits of providing strong student activities programs stretch far beyond the scope of holding successful homecomings, proms, and fundraisers for your student body. The ripple effect that student leadership programs create generate waves of change in all areas of significance to any educational institution.
The school year is off to a great start and it is the perfect time for you to focus a couple of days on your own professional learning. As the demands of the principalship increase you need to sharpen your saw as the instructional leader of the building. This year’s Principal's Summit has a wide variety of sessions and learning opportunities along with options to network and share with colleagues. Make the time to join us and be a learner!
On September 24 MASSP tweeted from an MDE hosted review session on educator certification rules and then later reported in an article that, while school administrators could not use district provided professional development (DPPD) to renew their administrator certificate, they could use DPPD to renew a Professional Education (teaching) certificate—if they had one—and then use that teaching certificate to renew their administrator certificate.
The Michigan Department of Education recently released a memo that Principals will want to note as you plan for the Spring 2015 state assessments. This memo details the options schools have for paper/pencil testing options, technology requirements for computer-based testing, and the process for obtaining the waiver necessary to do paper/pencil testing in your district.
MDE Memo #133-14: Paper-Pencil Administration of Michigan Student Assessments