- State of the Association with Dr. Tina Kerr
- Keynote: Following the S.A.M.E. Pathway Into the Future, Dr. John Hodge
- Featured Speaker: U of M National Center for School Safety
Keynote: Dr. Hodge will discuss the three domains (Social-Academic-Moral) that he says can only thrive in a culture of Distributed Leadership. Using this framework to guide your work, interventions can be tailored to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of schools in urban, suburban, and rural districts throughout the United States. Learn more about the S.A.M.E. Framework.
The National Center for School Safety (NCSS) based at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is focused on improving school safety and preventing school violence. NCSS supports schools, districts, and other entities to implement evidence-based school safety programs designed to help increase the ability of school communities to identify appropriate school safety strategies and adapt them to fit their unique contexts, including their school’s capacity, population, geography, and funding constraints.
Talent Together: From Idea to Launch [Leadership Development/Other]
This session will chronicle the development and launch of Talent Together, its impact and focus on quality and diversity, and will include a discussion of where the program might be headed next.
Focus: Small & Rural Districts/Urban School Districts/Diversity, Equity, Inclusion/Teaching & Learning.
1) In order to solve some of the state’s biggest challenges, we must innovate together.
2) Building trust and deep collaboration helps create stronger programs, and more efficient ones.
3) Innovative platforms like Talent Together are well-positioned to tackle other systemic needs.
Higher Order Thinking – The Future is Now [Teaching & Learning/Mental Health & Wellness]
In his keynote address, Dr. Hodge will discuss the three domains
(Social-Academic-Moral) that he says can only thrive in a culture of Distributed Leadership. Using this framework to guide your work, interventions can be tailored to meet the academic and social-emotional needs of schools in urban, suburban, and rural districts throughout the United States. Learn more about the S.A.M.E. Framework.
Moving "Beyond Equity" to Transformative Action [DEI/Teaching & Learning]
Representative districts and ISD/ESA/RESA's of MASA's 2022-2023 Beyond Equity cohort will share their journey of discovery and planned strategic transformation to ensure that each student has equitable access in their district. Join us and hear from YOUR COLLEAGUES as we more than imagine a student body and programs that represent the diversity of human experience where all doors are open to opportunities to engage each student in challenging critical thinking learning experiences, through instructional excellence, celebration, and representation; to a place where a staff and student body are motivated and supported to discover their passions and advance toward college, career, community, and life readiness.
Is On-Site Solar a Good Fit for Your District? [Leadership Development/Other]
As the State of Michigan moves toward a more carbon free agenda, the Michigan Schools Energy Cooperative (MISEC) has launched the BRITE (Bringing Renewable Innovation to Education) program to assist Michigan public schools in procuring on-site solar projects to provide more affordable electricity, reduced environmental impact, and an opportunity to showcase educational institutions as leaders in the development of renewable energy. This session will give an overview of the program, the process, and up-to-date information on the schools participating in the program. For over 20 years, MISEC has provided energy management and guidance to hundreds of districts resulting in millions of dollars in savings to invest in your students.
Focus: Central Office.
Takeaways: In-depth understanding of the BRITE program, step-by-step participation process, specific information on how other districts are progressing.
Addressing Gender Bias in the Rural Superintendency [DEI/WIL]
Using data from recent research involving long-serving rural superintendents from Idaho and Michigan, this interactive session will explore issues of gender bias in the rural superintendency. In addition to sharing experiences of women and men superintendents encountering and responding to gender bias, this session will also share data on salary discrepancies between men and women superintendents serving small and rural districts in Idaho and Michigan. The session will engage participants in a robust discussion of the realities faced by women rural superintendents, some indicators of positive change, and strategies to ensure equity in the rural superintendency.
Focus: Small & Rural Districts and Women in Leadership.
Takeaways: Participants in this session will learn more about the salary discrepancies and the lived experiences of men and women superintendents in Idaho and Michigan regarding gender bias. The participants will engage in discussion regarding the information presented, share their personal experiences, and explore strategies to recruit and retain women in the rural superintendency.
The Superintendent/Board of Education Relationship: Developing & Sustaining a Healthy and Productive Governance Team [Supt/Board]
In today's environment, developing new board members while integrating them into an effective governance team is an essential component of the superintendent’s responsibilities. To this end, the superintendent must have a comprehensive system to grow and sustain a healthy and productive governance team. From proactive outreach to board candidates, to a board member orientation process, to a strategic communication plan, to intentional engagement with school building communities, this session will equip attendees with resources to create a synergy between the superintendent and individual board members while growing a governance team that is best equipped to lead the school district. This session may be most beneficial for superintendents who are in their first few years of the superintendency.
Focus: Central Office/Leadership Development/Other.
1) Attendees will understand how to orient new board members to their role on a school board.
2) Attendees will understand how to develop and sustain a healthy and productive board governance team.
3) Attendees will leave the session with resources to assist with building a system to develop and sustain a productive board governance team.
Leadership Through Engagement: Activating Your Community [Small & Rural/Leadership Development/Other]
Buckley Community Schools Superintendent Jessica Harrand and C2AE Education Market Leader Sandra March, Associate AIA, will discuss their experience in leadership positions through the development of a bond request, engaging the Buckley community, and building a consensus around necessary school district improvements. Moderating this discussion will be Steve Jurczuk, AIA, LEED AP, who served as one of the project managers supporting these two leaders through the entire process. Regardless of the outcome of the vote on August 8, Jessica and Sandra will use this session to share lessons learned and their advice for women leaders.
Focus: Small & rural Districts/Women in Leadership/Leadership Development/Other.
1. Audience members will see an example of how strong women leaders can engage with communities to build consensus.
2. Audience members will understand how strong leaders collaborate with professional service providers to get results.
3. Audience members will learn the value of early engagement with architecture and engineering firms for guidance, time management, and a broader perspective.
Avoiding Alligators in the Swamp – How Savvy Superintendents Communicate [Leadership Development/Other]
Effective superintendent/board communication plays an important and significant positive role in increasing student achievement. Review current and various data trends, so you are prepared to talk with a variety of stakeholder groups. Learn how to manage the message within the context of your district to build support for district initiatives.
Focus: Leadership Development/Other.
1. Explore and refine current communication strategies
2. Use a communication template to define message, audience, and key-takeaways
3. Learn the do’s and don'ts to avoid the alligators in the swamp.
System Wide Actions to Improve K-3 Literacy [Teaching & Learning]
The session is designed as a practical overview of research findings as well as insights from the MEMSPA-MAISA-MDE sponsored Literacy Leader Network. Schools often have multiple initiatives and goals to juggle so we will examine key actions and tools leaders can use to build the internal clarity and coherence and identify the most critical things you can do now to set the stage for improvements this year (in one year). We will look at several cases to illustrate the tools and actions you can put into place to improve organizational, instructional and leadership capacity and achieve measurable gains in K-3 teaching and learning.
The Courage of Transformation Through a Curriculum of Caring [DEI]
This session will address the question, "How do we continue to provide quality education in our rapidly changing society, with cultural "norms" being challenged, traditions being upended, people talking at each other instead of with one another with the only voice being heard is their own?" Presenters will propose that one way to address this is by developing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) focused curriculum of caring that can impact all students. Through a DEI focused curriculum of caring, we can transform our schools so that they are culturally responsive, where students can experience a felt sense of belonging, whether they are students of marginalized communities or students in majority groups. This better prepares all students to live in an ethnically and culturally diverse world and society.
Focus: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion.
1) Introduction to the Five Shifts of Transformation to help shift school culture so that all students feel seen and heard.
2) Re-righting history - allows all stories to be told.
3) The value of developing a curriculum of caring, (not learing about caring, but participating in it) in order to belong more quickly.
Don't Get Cyber Punked: Investing in Cybersecurity to Stay One Step Ahead of Digital Disaster [Leadership Development/Other]
Hear a real-life accounting of an ISD’s efforts to heavily invest in cyber security efforts. Learn how holding proactive Cyber Security Summits, embracing state-of-the-art security features, and collaborating with technology and security leaders have strengthened their defenses to ensure they are well prepared in the ongoing battle against bad actors.
Focus: Central Office/School Safety/Mental Health Issues.
1. Learn about new requirements from the cyber insurance market
2. Learn security trends and top tools schools can use to safeguard their systems
3. Learn the importance of investing in cyber security and why the best defense is a good offense.
- Keynote: The Implications and Implementation of PERA
- Featured Speaker: Update from the Governor's Office
Keynote: The Implications and Implementation of PERA
In the Summer of 2023, the Michigan Legislature significantly amended PERA and Section 1248 of the Revised School Code. How did we get here and what does it mean? This presentation will briefly explore the history of labor relations in Michigan schools and provide a pathway to move forward.
Join Dr. Tina Kerr for a sit down with two of the governor's key education advisors to discuss policies, ideas, and the current education landscape.
Hot Topic Session: Accreditation in Michigan: Collaboration for Continuous Improvement
While regional accreditation has been a part of the Michigan educational landscape for over 125 years, the evolution of continuous improvement practices and policies can sometimes leave school leaders with unanswered questions for successful implementation. This session will provide guidance on the status of accreditation in Michigan, its value proposition, and support for the integration/alignment of MDE resources.
Hot Topic Session: Building a Better World for Michigan Kids
Learn about new programs and activities aligned with Michigan’s Top 10 Strategic Education Plan from leaders of the Michigan Department of Education to help district leaders improve outcomes for students. Participants will learn about efforts to increase the numbers of certified teachers in areas of shortage, improve early literacy achievement, expand early childhood learning opportunities, and improve student mental health. This engaging, hot topic session will also discuss new budget items and statutes that address adequate and equitable school funding, transportation, and universal school meals.
Dr. Sue Carnell, Chief Deputy Superintendent
Dr. Delsa Chapman, Deputy Superintendent
Dr. Diane Golzynski, Deputy Superintendent
Dr. Michele Harmala, Deputy Superintendent
Dr. Michael F. Rice, State Superintendent,
Richard Lower, Director, Office of Preschool & Out-of-School Time Learning
Rané Garcia, Director, Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Hot Topic Session: A Balcony View on AI & Learning - An Integration Framework for Districts
Are you interested in learning how AI can transform K-12 education? In this session, we will introduce you to a framework for integrating AI into K-12 school districts that focuses on the impact of AI on leadership, teaching and learning, and operations. You will learn about the benefits and challenges of AI in education, as well as some practical examples of how schools are using AI to enhance student outcomes, teacher effectiveness, and school efficiency. The Planning Guide for AI: A Framework for School Districts has been created in collaboration with districts across Michigan and education leadership associations starting in Spring of 2023.
System Accreditation: A Shared Vision for Continuous Improvement [Leadership Development/Other]
As a powerful form of improvement, system accreditation uses research-based standards and evaluative criteria to examine a whole institution or system — the policies, programs, practices, learning conditions, and cultural context — to determine how well the parts work together to carry out the system’s vision. During this session, a panel of Michigan superintendents will provide insight into their system accreditation experiences and how it has impacted their continuous improvement journey.
Creating Multipliers: A Journey of Serving [Teaching & Learning]
Great leadership is contagious. Great leadership multiplies. If we are willing to set aside our personal agenda for the greater agenda of serving those around us, campuses, districts, and entire communities can be transformed. Our job as leaders, is to create an environment of safety and trust, whereby students and staff are engaged, connected, and empowered to be their best. We believe, “if you have a child’s heart, you have a child’s mind.” When school culture is built by leaders on positive relationships, service, and by “Capturing Kids’ Hearts®,” a multiplier effect can happen. Performance accelerates at all levels, and behaviors greatly improve because kids and staff want to be in school.
Focus: Women in Leadership/Teaching & Learning/Leadership Development/Other.
1. Understand the value of intentional service
2. Create a culture through a relational approach to leadership
3. Learn the power of reframing and gratitude
4. Explore a communication model that lends to deeper student engagement
5. Receive key insights into the alignment of behavior to academic outcomes
6. Learn tools for creating social, emotional, and academic safety at all levels
7. Discuss strategies for positively accelerating the 5 Key Indicators of School Performance.
Building Quality Classroom Libraries [Teaching & Learning]
This session will focus on how districts/schools can harness the power of designing classroom libraries for each classroom that fosters motivation and engagement for readers through community partnerships and the commitment of ongoing allocated funds. Join us to hear about the 8 session learning series we provide for teachers that help them take their classroom libraries from "book deserts" to book rich environments that are inclusive to all students and their interests. This session aligns to the K-3 Essential Instructional Practice #8 and the new Organizational Practices #7, as well as the recommended District Commitments written by the Early Literacy Task Force.
Focus: Small & Rural Districts/Diversity, Equity, Inclusion/Teaching & Learning.
1. Understand the topics of learning that teachers need in order to develop inclusive classroom libraries.
2. What community collaborations are helpful in designing a classroom library makeover initiative.
3. How to leverage the District Commitments, Organizational Practices and K-3 Essential Instructional Practices to create high quality classroom libraries.
Inclusive Community Engagement for Successful Bond Programs [DEI/Leadership Development/Other]
Aligning bond programs to district and community needs and the outreach necessary to garner community support is an art and a science. In this facilitated panel discussion, you’ll hear from two superintendents along with their construction manager and architect partners who have traversed the unique twists and turns of bond program scope development. Through a series of Q&As with active audience engagement, we’ll explore best practices for fostering inclusive processes, building trust, and pursuing equity.
Focus: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion/Leadership Development/Other.
1. Easing the burden for the superintendent and district administrators
2. Facilitating inclusive, trust-building bond programs aligned to district and community needs
3. Ensuring all voices are heard to advance equity and enable successful bond passage.
Shining the Light on Solar Projects and Energy Improvement Projects [Leadership Development/Other]
This session will explain the basic legal and financial structure that enable “third party” solar financings for school districts as well as the direct ownership tax credits available as part of the Inflation Reduction Act. Understand the process of implementing a solar/renewable energy project from procurement through installation and operation.
Participants will learn:
1. How to navigate the initial steps in solar and energy improvement projects;
2. How the projects should be analyzed from a legal and financial perspective; and
3. The necessary steps to complete a solar or energy improvement project.
Leveraging AI to Promote Student Voice, Choice & Agency [Teaching & Learning]
Re-Designing learning today requires educators to rethink how we leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) to engage students’ minds through inquiry, inspiration, and trust. Educators must learn to re-engage students authentically by using AI tools to listen for their strengths, interests, and values. Leaders must adopt new AI strategies that honor and engage student voice, choice, and agency. This session will assist leaders with gaining how to leverage AI tools that support the skills, competencies, and a common language necessary to navigate and adapt in today's world. Leaders will learn practical AI strategies that strategically elevate student voices so that a full range of ideas, approaches, and perspectives are valued and recognized. Join us to learn how Ypsilanti Community Schools has begun this journey with its leadership team and educators to develop a true learning community.
Focus: Leadership Development/Other.
1. Leaders will learn practical AI strategies that strategically elevate student voices so that a full range of ideas, approaches, and perspectives are valued and recognized.
2. Leaders will learn how to leverage AI tools to support student learning and personalize the educational experience.
3. Leaders will walk away with practical tools they can use to build educator confidence and eliminate the fear of the unknown.
MASB: What We're Hearing [Leadership Development/Other]
Please join MASB leadership and board development experts as they discuss the topics and issues that are presently being navigated by district governance teams. This is an opportunity to hear from those currently working in the field with district boards and superintendents about how to best handle situations around board governance, community input in board meetings, superintendent evaluation, and leadership continuity amongst many other areas of interest to both superintendents and their boards. There will also be an opportunity to address and brainstorm possible solutions to issues that are happening in your district.
Focus: Leadership Development/Other.
1. Information on what's happening out in districts with boards and superintendents;
2. Ways to address these issues;
3. Opportunity to hear from other colleagues.
Applying ESSER Funds to Transition High-Poverty Students from Consumers of Information to Producers, Applying Knowledge and Learning Through STEAM [Small & Rural/DEI]
Bridgeport Spaulding students are transitioning from consumers to producers, applying STEAM knowledge. We shifted focus to becoming problem-solving educators and students. SmartLab Learning shares our belief in nurturing big dreams within our disadvantaged community. This session explores long-term solutions, backed by research, to support student engagement and create world-changing creators.
Focus: Small & rural Districts/Urban School Districts/Diversity, equity, Inclusion/Teaching & Learning/After School/Out of School.
1. Project-based learning through STEAM Labs can change the lives of learners (Examples of HS students now employed out of school)
2. Investing one-time funding into long-term project-based learning can change the trajectory of students’ lives through the vehicle of student engagement.
3. High-poverty schools benefit from innovative approaches to learning and an alternative to stagnant, traditional learning models.
4. Hands-on learning inspires innovation for students to become problem solvers.
Securing Your Technology, State Funded Support for All Districts [Leadership Development/Other]
Find out what funding and resources are available to your district to improve cybersecurity. We’ll share opportunities being provided through MAISA this school year to support districts in their efforts to improve cybersecurity. You’ll learn about tools and resources available to your district that allow you to assess your current status, measure your progress, and protect your critical technology infrastructure.
A District's Path to Transformation and Lessons Learned [Teaching & Learning]
Moving a school district to a student-centered instructional model is a monumental shift for everyone within and outside of the system. Success, failure, learning, and success is messy work but worthy of the effort on behalf of students. After 10 years of transformation in a K-12 Michigan school district, a blueprint exists to lead the work in any district by focusing on the why, what, and how. This session will share the blueprint along with lessons learned.
Focus: Teaching & Learning/Leadership Development/Other.
Takeaways: Attendees will leave with an understanding of multiple entry points for transformation, tools to lead the transformation, and ways to avoid delays and pitfalls from the work.
The Power of Partnership for Afterschool Programming [After School/Out of School]
Expanding afterschool and summer opportunities has solid evidence of positive impacts for learning acceleration and meeting students’ academic, social, and emotional needs, and enhancing college and career readiness. Join us to learn from state experts and school administrators who are investing in connecting systems and supports so that all young people can reach their highest potential.
Beyond the Divide: Fostering Community in the Space Between Freedom and Fear [DEI]
New York Times columnist Tom Friedman says, “A complex, adaptive coalition has no left and no right. It must be made from the center out. Everyone working together is the only way it’s going to work.” To that end, a group of superintendents from across the country came together to learn, ask questions, consider perspectives, and design a new path forward that will not only meet the needs of students today, but protect our democracy for tomorrow.
Focus: Women in Leadership/Urban School Districts /Diversity, Equity, Inclusion /Leadership Development/Other.
Takeaways: Together we explored the following questions:
How do we meet the needs of ALL students in a time of great polarization? How can global competence serve as an organizing tool and framework for positive conversations in our communities? How do we ensure that our education system is adequately preparing young people to be active and engaged citizens in a multiethnic democracy?
School Bonds: A Map to Success [Leadership Development/Other]
Join us as we delve into the critical role of school bonds in shaping successful facilities upgrade plans. The presentation will focus on the intricacies of bond campaigns, including strategic planning, community engagement, and effective communication strategies. Learn how the West Bloomfield School District passed a $148M, 3-series bond and take away strategies that you can leverage in upcoming bond campaigns. Leave this session equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complexities of school bond elections, and ideas for the future in your district.
Focus: Central Office/Leadership Development/Other.
Gain insights into bond campaigns: Learn about the strategic planning, community engagement, and effective communication strategies that contribute to successful bond campaigns. Understand the key components involved in shaping public opinion and garnering support for school bonds. Learn from the West Bloomfield School District’s success story: Discover how the West Bloomfield School District passed a $148 million, 3-series bond. Explore the specific strategies they employed, with practical takeaways and considerations that are applicable to other districts. Leave equipped with knowledge and tools for future bond campaigns: Acquire valuable knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complexities of school bond elections. Whether you are planning a bond campaign in the near future or looking to improve your strategies for future endeavors, this session will provide you with practical ideas and insights to enhance your approach and increase the likelihood of success in your district.
Tailored AI Insights: Intentional Coaching for School Leaders [Leadership Development/Other]
School leaders recognizing a need to address the public conversation of AI will participate in small-group dialogue with peers and Michigan Virtual partners on how AI may address their school's unique challenges and opportunities across eight domains. With a blend of shared knowledge, introspection, and tailored advice through topical coaching, participants will develop their vision and thoughts for addressing AI in their learning community. This workshop session follows Michigan Virtual’s Hot Topic session introducing the Planning Guide for AI: A Framework for School Districts.
The Law and Legal Issues Surrounding Transgender Staff and Students [DEI]
Does a transgender student have the right to use the bathroom or locker room of the gender with which they identify? Can a teacher refuse to use a student’s preferred name or pronouns? This session will help administrators understand state and federal law and guidance and case precedent related to transgender staff and students. Takeaways: Participants will learn the current status of how civil rights laws apply to transgender students and staff and how to apply the law to common circumstances.
The Implementation of a Transparent Budgetary Process with the Board of Education & Community [Leadership Development/Other]
Learn how Dearborn Public Schools uses a transparent budget process to explain complex accounting information to the Public. The Board of Education and administration collaborate to approve a budget that is aligned with the District Strategic Plan. Learn from professionals that will share how they communicate their budget and handle multi-year forecasting discussions with non-accountants, including tips for success. Dearborn Public Schools is the 3rd largest District in the State of Michigan with 20,000 students.Led by the Superintendent, Executive Director of Business Services and the Board of Education we have seen a tremendous positive impact with the alignment of our budget with district goals. Our "Students First Model" has led to increased morale among the entire school community. As a result the district continues to shine on a state and national level. Michigan with 20,000 students.
Focus: Central Office/Leadership Development/Other.
Participants will learn how the Superintendent/Administration and Board of Education work together to approve a balanced budget.
Participants will come to understand how it is important for the District to plan three separate budget options due to uncertainty of school funding from the State of Michigan.
Participants will learn how they can put “students first” by aligning district budgetary priorities with programs, models, and initiatives that lead to increased student growth and achievement.
Participants will learn how Dearborn Public Schools has added to the fund balance through the budgetary process and Superintendent Goals.
Participants will come to understand how it is important for the Administration to plan three separate budget options due to uncertainty of school funding from the State of Michigan.
Navigating Community Involvement and Engagement on Thorny Issues [Leadership Development/Other]
How do school districts and Boards of Education respond to the needs of their community when confronted not only by the typical problems of a post-Covid era but also those added to the mix by state and local politics? A partnership between Farmington Public Schools and Oakland University has explored responses to that challenge. The Galileo Institute and the Center for Community Engagement at Oakland University developed a workshop for district teams (superintendent, central office, principals and board members) around issues concerning civility and engagement in public life, the need for more opportunities for conversation and dialogue, possible root causes of distrust and division as well as strategies to address these challenges. Farmington Public Schools has offered a series of "community dialogues" which have helped the district successfully navigate thorny issues by diverse groups of individuals with diverse viewpoints which they shared with attendees at the workshop and the OU Civility Day conference.
Focus: Small & Rural Districts /Central Office /Urban School Districts /Diversity, Equity, Inclusion/School Safety/Mental Health & Wellness /Teaching & Learning Leadership Development/Other.
1. Strategies to more successfully navigate thorny issues in your district and school community.
2. What political science and school leadership research tells us about community engagement and lessons learned from all sides of this project.
3. How local communities can show resilience and engage successfully despite diverse viewpoints and divisions that can arise in local districts.
MI Student Aid: Making College Accessible, Affordable and Attainable [DEI]
MI Student Aid is committed to supporting students in their pursuit of post-secondary education. Join us for an engaging discussion about the State's financial aid programs, student data available in the MiSSG High School Counselor Portal, and other interactive MI Student Aid resources available to assist high school counselors and support staff with inspiring and motivating students towards their path for financial success in college. Superintendents and administrators will also hear successful outreach strategies, learn about MI Student Aid’s regional approach and how they can help support high school counselors in implementing MI Student Aid services into their work with students. Focus: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion/Leadership Development/Other. Takeaways: 1. Superintendents and administrators will understand how their high schools can access valuable student level data available in the MiSSG High School Counselor Portal. 2. Superintendents and administrators will understand the various resources and support available through MI Student Aid to assist high school counselors in post-secondary efforts/planning at their school. 3. Superintendents and administrators will have a better understanding of state financial aid programs and how they can empower their high school counselors to engage with services provided by MI Student Aid through continuous partnership.
Lessons Learned from an Emergency That Didn't Happen: Taking Advantage of Opportunities from a Near Miss [School Safety/Mental Health & Wellness]
When a tragedy happens, district leaders and their community partners spend countless hours studying what went wrong and what could have been done differently. Unfortunately, it is too late. In this session, we will discuss the importance of conducting an after action review of emergencies that were averted and how to use the knowledge and information from the review for prevention and preparedness. We will share a framework for the review and how to put the findings into practice.
Focus: School Safety/Mental Health & Wellness.
1. Using a "near miss" as a learning opportunity for your district.
2. Access to a simple After Action Review framework which will identify strengths and gaps in the district's safety and security.
3. Common findings from "near miss" incidents with actionable recommendations for prevention.
MTSS: There's a Story Behind Every Number [Teaching & Learning]
Swartz Creek Community Schools has pioneered MTSS for many years, focusing on academic and behavioral interventions. Over the last five years, the district has prioritized mental wellness at the Tier 1, 2, and 3 levels. Most recently, SC has been using weekly wellness survey data to understand the mental health of all students. This session will provide insight into the why, what, and how of making mental wellness an integral part of your MTSS plan.
Focus: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion/School Safety/Mental Health & Wellness/Teaching & Learning.
1. Attendees will learn how to effectively integrate mental wellness into an MTSS plan.
2. Attendees will explore the tools to collect, analyze, and utilize data to make informed decisions to support academic, behavioral, and mental health intervention.
3. Attendees will review the why behind meeting every student's needs to realize growth in academics and mental wellness.
Opportunities in Adult Education Across Michigan [Leadership Development/Other]
Adult Education in Michigan has seen a significant investment in the state budget and program enhancements. Learn about these important updates if your district is a current provider. We will also share information on the upcoming Spring 2024 RFP for new adult education providers and programming. Learn how adult education can be a powerful asset in your local community.
Focus: Small & Rural Districts/Central Office /Urban School Districts /Diversity, Equity, Inclusion /Teaching & Learning Leadership Development/Other.
Takeaways: Participants will gain a great understanding adult education investment in Michigan. Participants will explore how programs across Michigan are utilizing resources, funding and staffing to ensure quality adult education programming. Participants will gain an understanding of what steps they can take to learn more in preparation for the Spring 2024 open RFP for adult education services.
- Welcome: Dr. Glenn Maleyko
- Keynote: Mark Mayfield
- Featured Speaker: Legislative Panel
Keynote Mark Mayfield FIND YOUR DAY (A mental health program with inspiration & humor)
Perspective. It’s vital to survival. And during times like these, when daily unrest seems never-ending, perspective is essential for our well-being. In this inspiring AND hilarious presentation, Mark will discuss his experience with gaining perspective during difficult times while providing people with valuable insights and skills on coping and thriving. Frustration, anxiety, and depression are common in today’s workplace. Mark will give you skills to manage your mental health and reset your baseline for happiness and success. He will help you “Find Your Day.”