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Education Policy Fellowship Program

EPFP Learning Team Sessions

March 2, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Kellogg Center, MSU

 Each of the Michigan EPFP Fellows participates on a learning team that is created around their learning priorities and objectives. The learning teams are comprised of 4-6 members and they attempt to represent the diversity of the program's participants. The learning teams work as cross boundary groups to explore topics of mutual interest. Each learning team is responsible for developing one of the seminar presentations during the program year. The learning teams use multiple presentation formats, resources and learning styles to address the topic or theme selected by the group's members. Participation on a learning team provides enhanced networking opportunities and the development of collaborative skills

Session A - School Board Decision Making Process,  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Purpose: This session is designed to explore the decision making process in which school board members engage when faced with policy and reform within their local district. 


Session B - International Benchmarking of Effective Schools,  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Purpose: This learning team session is designed to inform participants of the purpose and the process of international benchmarking as a new perspective for investigating effective schools. Additionally, participants will be introduced to how the methodology of international benchmarking can be applied to local initiatives for school change.


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