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AP Summer Institutes - Scholarships Available

AP® Summer Institutes (APSIs) offer weeklong professional development programs where you can network with peers and learn about tools and resources that inspire success in Advanced Placement® classrooms.

This year, the AP program is providing three scholarships:

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MDE Announces Second-Round Survey to Collect Feedback on ESSA Draft Recommendations

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) invites MASSP members to offer feedback to the draft recommendations by workgroups charged with drafting Michigan’s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). A set of feedback options has been posted at www.michigan.gov/ESSA (click “Get Involved”) and will remain open through Monday, January 23, 2017.

The MDE recently hosted a series of Feedback Forums at intermediate school districts throughout the state. At those forums, teams presented recommendations and invited input around five strategic areas:

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#MASSPchat 1/16 - Teaching with Poverty in Mind: Schoolwide Success Factors

The Topic:
Eric Jensen, noted author and researcher, defines poverty as "a chronic and debilitating condition that results from multiple adverse synergistic risk factors and affects the mind, body and soul." In 2015, 51% of all US students in public schools came from homes that met the federal standards for poverty. As educators, it is critically important that we understand how poverty impacts learning and, even more importantly, that we are empowered with a set of powerful instructional strategies to help ensure our students' success.

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AP Capstone: What If We Taught High School Students How to Do Real Research?

Mike Hobolth is the Associate Principal at Lapeer Community Schools, Zemmer Campus and has been an MASSP member since 2002

About four years ago, I noticed a national media piece about a partnership between the College Board, the owner/operator of the Advanced Placement Program, and Cambridge University; the partnership was piloting a new AP diploma program, a two-year apprenticeship supporting students in planning, proposing, implementing and publishing an original research project. AP Capstone was gaining attention from many universities across the country.