Webinar – #whatifwedidwhatmadesense: A no-nonsense approach to early language and literacy instruction Speaker: Molly Funk, Core School

Let’s take a no-nonsense approach to early language and literacy instruction Webinar Leader: Molly Funk, Core School Solutions Molly is a highly engaging facilitator, NAESP Nationally Certified Principal Mentor, Principal Mentor Coach, and recognized expert in early literacy systems. Is it REALLY worth the investment in early literacy and language programs? Yes! In this session, participants will learn how investing …

17 MEMSPA Literacy Summit

#LitSummit17 Resources Organized by Speaker Molly Funk and Melissa Usiak Molly Funk’s Website Resources Lisa Brown and Laurel Triebel Coming Soon! Lisa Madden Mindfulness & Literacy Learning Adrea Truckenmiller Demystifying Assessment Barb Johnson Need A Plan for Every 3rd Grader Gets To Grade Level? Kathy Lester, Carrie Betts & Karren Reish School-Wide Essential Literacy Practices, ESSA, and Libraries Other Materials …

MEMSPA Connects – Principal Induction Program

Principals today are asked to wear many hats. Research studies support- the principal is the key to success in the building.  However, research also shows that many early career leaders may not be given the support necessary to be successful within their first few years on the job.  Great teachers are often encouraged to become principals; however, the skill set …

The Learning Leadership Compass

The Learning Leadership Compass is a cohort style professional learning experience for learning leaders, both teachers and administrators, who want to individually and collaboratively grow teaching practice in support of student learning. John Hattie in Visible Learning for Teachers (2012), describes Learning Leadership as “…the leaders’ motivation of teachers and students identifying and articulating high expectations for all, consulting with …

HYBRID Leverage Leadership Series!

New twist on an Old Friend! The learning opportunity we’ve been hoping would come along is finally here. As principals, we must spend our energy and resources carrying out activities that will give us the most “leverage”- the greatest result for effort expended. MEMSPA introduces Leverage Leadership “HYBRID” Style. MEMSPA and Dr. Debbie McFalone are excited to share this “blended” …

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 …

Leadership Matters

The 2017 cohort of Leadership Matters has begun! Look for information for the 2018 cohort soon. (Tentative 2018 Dates: Jan 19/20, Feb 16/17, Mar 9/10, Apr 20/21. June 15/16, Aug 1/2, Sept 21/22, oct 12/13) Deepen your knowledge… Improve your leadership Strive for mastery. The Leadership Matters Specialty Endorsement Program is a very special learning opportunity for principals who aspire …

NEW Leverage Leadership – Hybrid!

The learning opportunity we’ve been hoping would come along is finally here. As principals, we must spend our energy and resources carrying out activities that will give us the most “leverage”- the greatest result for effort expended. MEMSPA introduces Leverage Leadership “HYBRID” Style. MEMSPA and Dr. Debbie McFalone are excited to share this “blended” format with Michigan Leaders of Learning. …