Last week I wrote a brief article on the importance of self-assessment for educators. Self-assessments allow one to identify where their practice is in relationship to the district's vision of high quality instruction. The second step in growing our practice or the practice of others is to set goals and create an action plan.
Join members of the Michigan Music Education Association (MMEA) in a Tweet Chat regarding the evaluation of music teachers. Facilitated by Dr. Colleen Conway from the University of Michigan and Dr. Phillip Hash from Calvin College the session will explore accommodations and strategies for music teacher evaluation leading to improved teaching practice and student learning in music.
Legislation on educator evaluations has been temporarily put on hold as the House Education Committee debates a pair of bills aimed at making sure all students are reading on grade level by third grade. This week's marathon hearing was the second one focused on this bill package, which would put in place a number of interventions to ensure that all students, but also has language that would effectively retain students in third grade if they weren't proficient in reading on the state's third grade assessment.
MASC/MAHS is proud to announce the return of Leadership Day at the Palace! This awesome partnership with the Detroit Pistons allows our student leaders to witness what collaboration and leadership skill sets look like on the professional level. Students that participate in the event come to the Palace to learn from a panel of professionals within the Detroit Pistons organization and how creating a culture of leadership can propel you to the next level. After the educational Q and A with Pistons personal, students get to witness leadership on the court!