The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has updated standards for Health and Physical Education. As a result of these updates, K-12 stakeholders presented the idea of merging Health and Physical Education into one endorsement area. As such, teachers certified with a merged endorsement area will be authorized to teach Health and Physical Education at the K-12 Level.
Is your mind spinning as you consider how to best implement a new teacher evaluation framework? How about shoring up or changing your student growth measures? Do you have any new technology applications to introduce? If so you are not alone! Principals all over the State are in the same boat.
Organization and planning will be critical as you work to introduce these changes and support staff along the way. Here are some suggestions that may help you as you start to sketch out your PD plans:
A reminder to Principals that Michigan’s new educator evaluation law, Public Act 173 of 2015, will begin to tie teacher effectiveness to certification renewal and progression starting this school year (2016-2017).
Do you work with an exceptional superintendent who has shown outstanding leadership and is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and the community as a whole? Now is your chance to show your appreciation for all that he or she does for your school district.
The Michigan Association of School Administrators (MASA) is seeking nominations for Superintendent of the Year.
Following the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015, the Michigan Department of Education is currently putting together our state's plan for complying with the requirements of the new federal law. As part of developing this plan, MDE is taking public comment on the first draft of this new state plan. The first draft documents are all available online for review and comment and educators and members of the public are encouraged to review this information and provide feedback.