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EPFP Learning Team Sessions

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. 

 

March 31, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Kellogg Center, MSU

Session A - Collaborating for Success - Parent Involvement in Policy Advocacy 9am - 12pm

Purpose: 

Provide an overview of parent involvement policies and engage the audience in processes that suggest the need/ benefits of parents collaborating with the community for their children’s education.

 

 

Session B - Policy Evaluation: Michigan Merit Curriculum (MMC) Under the Microscope, 1pm - 5pm 

Purpose:

This session will provide a complete review and analysis of the Michigan Merit Curriculum, a rigorous set of statewide graduation requirements meant to ensure that Michigan's high school graduates have the necessary skills to succeed either in postsecondary education or in the workplace. The history, local implementation, research-based outcomes, and proposed changes to the MMC will be discussed in detail. The timing of this discussion is relevant as the MMC is an area of current debate in the Michigan Legislature. 

 

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EPFP Learning Team Sessions

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. 

 

May , 2014
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Kellogg Center, MSU

Session A - Educator Evaluation Policy 1pm - 5pm

Purpose: 

Participants will understand how educator evaluation policy has been shaped over the past three years and will understand various stakeholder perspectives on the issue of educator evaluation, specifically teacher evaluation. In addition, participants will be able to articulate the components of Michigan’s current legislation related to educator evaluation and understand the state and local challenges related to design and implementation of the educator evaluation

 

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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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EPFP Learning Team Sessions

March 16, 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 - Future of Detroit Schools,  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Purpose: This learning team session is designed to give fellows an overview of the current landscape of schools in Detroit, the impact of education in Detroit on the state as a whole, and possible future landscapes for education in Detroit in light of recent initiatives aimed at reforming the system. A panel discussion of major strands in the aforementioned three key areas will be followed by a question and answer session so fellows can capitalize on the expert knowledge of panelists as they form their own opinions about where Detroit schools may be headed. 

 

Session B - Early Childhood Inequalities and Opportunities,  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Purpose: Learning begins at birth. However, education is not compulsory until age six. The most critical years of the child's life have no guaranteed education component. The purpose of the session is to explore the various factors that contribute to the inequalities children experience in the first five years of life, as well as the current initiatives related to education that exist to mitigate these factors. Additionally, fellows will examine how early childhood practices impact the K-12 system, including ways in which these practices may be applied. Presenters will discuss policy implications.

 

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EPFP Learning Team Sessions

March 30, 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 - Education as a Business,  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Purpose:  This session is designed to create an education model that utilizes the benefits of a business model to improve student achievement and ultimately produce contributing members of society. Education as a business, at a minimum, develops educational franchises that provide consistency of academic delivery to each and every Michigan student.

Session B - Updating School Funding,  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Purpose: This session will have a multifaceted approach on issues surrounding school funding. The focus will be on the different funding streams (federal, state, and local), historical events (Proposal A) and current fiscal issues impacting education. Expert speakers will contribute to the presentation and panel discussion covering healthcare and retirement costs, inequity of salaries and benefits, consolidation of services which impact school budgets.

 

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