Partner Spotlight – Michigan Virtual

On Tuesday, April 24, we celebrated the release of the new Michigan Virtual Student Learning Portal, which will replace CEMS as our primary enrollment system. The impetus for this change comes from consistent feedback from our users. We listened, and we’re looking forward to providing a better user experience by offering a more straightforward enrollment process, more immediate data and …

Partner Spotlight: Standard for Success

As Standard For Success continues to grow across the nation and with our recent acquisition of STAGES software, we feel it is a perfect time to offer the members of MEMSPA a special new client price through our partnership.  As a company founded by educators we understand how important it is to make the most of your time as administrators …

Principal’s Award

Click Here to Download the 2018 Principal’s Award! As the end of the school year draws near, we at the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association are making a “Principal’s Award” available to every principal in the state of Michigan. We believe that there is an exemplary child in every school who deserves special recognition from their building principal. …

STEM Teaching SCECH Program

THE NATIONAL CERTIFICATE FOR STEM TEACHING   The National Institute for STEM Education (NISE) offers competency-based programs leading to the National Certificate for STEM Teaching. Successful teachers who wish to build their skills and teachers looking to grow their STEM teaching skills now have the opportunity to do so. Partnering with the globally recognized American College of Education (ACE), the …

Partner Spotlight: Curriculum Associates

MEMSPA partner Curriculum Associates is proud that Ready Mathematics received the highest score of all K-5 math programs from the independent, non-profit EdReports — including perfect scores for Focus and Coherence and Rigor and Mathematical Practices. Ready Math lessons develop the Standards for Mathematical Practices and ensure deep conceptual understanding through a manageable “Think-Share-Compare” instructional routine that is driven by …

Roundup: four big education stories in 2017

2017 is nearly a wrap—below are four big topics in education from the past twelve months, and stories about each that caught our eye. Media Literacy and Civics Education Media literacy has been a huge news story in 2017, including in education reporting. In many schools, educators are working to ensure that students have the critical thinking skills necessary to …

Michigan’s Individualized Reading Improvement Plan

Resources to Support the Individual Reading Instruction Plan (IRIP) We know that your commitment to helping all of your students become readers and writers has been a focus for you AND we understand that the Michigan Reading Legislation has influenced the sense of urgency around reading proficiency in the state for our K-3 students.  In a sincere labor of love …

Recommended Assemblies

Please select category of School Assembly you are looking for: Arts/Music Bullying Prevention/Character Health/Sports History/Geography Literature/Reading/Writing Magic Math Science/Animals We are currently accepting applications for the Recommended School Assemblies Website! At the bottom of this page, you can download the application and email Annette Erickson at annette@memspa.org. Do you, as a MEMSPA member, have a school assembly program that you would …

Renaissance Flow 360 – FREE RECORDED WEBINAR!

Imagine being able to connect valid and reliable assessment data with high-quality, Michigan-aligned instructional resources and practice assignments. MEMSPA members are invited to learn more about Renaissance’s brand new, innovative platform– Renaissance Flow 360™– at our free recorded webinar. Find out how educators can have more time to teach, more insight to plan, and spark more growth for their students. See how …