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FREE PD for Teachers Implementing AP Computer Science

The Michigan Math Science Centers Network and Code.org are bringing free professional learning and curriculum resources to educators to implement AP® Computer Science Principles and Computer Science Discoveries. Applications are now being accepted for the 2018-19 professional learning cohort. Click here to view the application and visit http://micoding.weebly.com/professional-learning.html for more information on the program.

The professional learning for teachers is FREE and includes two components:

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This Week in Politics in 5 Sentences (or Fewer)

The Senate Education Committee took testimony Tuesday on SB 727, a bill to eliminate the Basic Skills Test (currently the SAT) for teachers going through alternative certification programs…the argument being that the things being assessed may not be relevant for people transitioning to teaching mid-career (i.e. does a former translator who wants to teach Spanish really need to get a a qualifying score on the math potion of the SAT?).

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Think Ahead About MDE's Parent Dashboard

Last week, the Michigan Department of Education Released their new Parent Dashboard, a new online data portal that is replacing the old color-coded school report card and other previous school accountability systems. The new dashboard eschews letter grades for schools in favor of simplified analytics—like student growth and proficiency—that are compared against both the statewide average and other schools with similar demographics.

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Member Spotlight: Mark Palmer

We want to share good news about education! MASSP is turning the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their school, district and community. Spotlighted members exemplify the mission of the MASSP: To advance learning through educational leadership.

Mark Palmer, Principal, St. Johns High School

How long have you worked in education?
Mid way through year number 30 right now! One year as athletic director at Shepherd High School, 7 years teaching math and history at Fowlerville High School, three years as associate principal at Lake Orion High School, and the last 18 years at St. Johns High School!

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Teacher Scholarships Available for AP Summer Institute

Each year, the College Board awards scholarships for qualifying teachers to attend an AP Summer Institute (APSI). They also award scholarships to teachers who are required to attend an AP Capstone professional development event. These programs are offered to teachers who meet the specific requirements described below. The deadline for all applications is all February 15. Michigan's AP Summer Institutes will be held this year at Grand Blanc High School (June 26-29) and Grandville High School (July 16-19).