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 …

Partner Spotlight: Lexia Learning

Three Critical Success Factors for Reading Intervention and Effective Prevention “Strong fundamental literacy skills are essential for students’ success, and third-grade reading proficiency is one of the most important indicators of future academic success. This whitepaper examines the methodologies for monitoring student progress and targeting skill gaps, and the critical elements of high-quality instruction that accelerate skill development for on-level …

Principal Mentoring and Coaching

Principals are faced with an increasing number of challenges as they strive to improve teaching and learning in their schools. One-on-One mentoring and coaching is an effective tool to support the growth of the principal and increase effectiveness and longevity in the profession. Principals find the long-term relationship with a mentor supportive and helpful in the sometimes isolated role. Mentoring …

17 Summer Leadership Institute

#MEMSPASLI17 Resources Organized by Speaker Kathy Dewsbury-White Assessment Literacy Series: Making Sense of Assessment Ted Gardella The College Board – Preparing Middle Schools for the PSAT 8/9 in grade 8   Tuesday Breakout Speaker Materials Derek Wheaton How to Understand, Care For and Love Traumatized/Emotionally Charged Children Krista Ried Appropriate Placement and Hiring Practices Saline Area Schools (Betty Rosen-Leacher, Laura …