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Education Policy Fellowship Program

Previous Learning Team Seminar Topics

Listed below are previous Learning Team Seminar Topics and the year they were presented.  Supporting materials (i.e. Agendas, PowerPoint presentations) are linked where available.  These materials can serve as models and examples of seminar design, structure, and format. In most cases, hardcopy resources were also developed and provided by the Learning Teams.


Change Process

  • Who Is Teaching Our Children? Developing Teachers for Local & Global Change (2-4-08)
  • Envisioning the Future: Bridging the 21st Century Global Achievement Gap (4-27-10)
  • Purposes of Education (5-9-16) Agenda

  Education Reform

  • Best Practices: From Vision to Reality (3-18-02)

  • The Role of the MDE in the Effectiveness of Schools at the Local Level (5-13-02)

  • Implications of No Child Left Behind Legislation (1-27-03) PowerPoint

  • Education Choices: Like an Iceberg the Challenges Lie Beneath the Surface (2-9-04) PowerPoint

  • School Reform & Teacher Training Programs (3-29-04) PowerPoint

  • From the White House to Your House (2-7-05)

  • Pre-K for All  (4/24/06)
  • 21st Century Skills: A Michigan Perspective (1- 21-08)
  • Removing Barriers to Flexible Curriculum Delivery: Replacing Seat-time as the Funding Criterion (5-4-09)

Leadership

  • Leadership Issues (2-12-01)

  • Ethics as it Relates to Public Policy, Leadership & Individual Change (1-28-02) PowerPoint
  • Public vs. Private Leadership (4-29-02)

  • Principal Leadership in Urban Schools (4-26-04)

  • Preparing Leadership for the 21st Century (5-9-05) PowerPoint

  • Leadership Style Influences Upon People & Policies of Organizations (1/23/06)
  • Tough Choices or Tough Times? You Decide (3-10-08)
  • The Intentional Development of Educational Leadership (3-8-10)
  • Thriving Cities, Thriving Schools (5-4-15) Agenda
  • School Board Decision Making Process (3-2-15) Agenda

Networking & Collaboration

  • The Impact of Networking, Partnering, & Collaboration (2-11-02)

  • Creating a Community Agenda (5-18-09)
  • Parent and Community Engagement (5-6-13) Agenda

Politics & Policy

  • Making Michigan a Smart State (6-99) PowerPoint

  • Urban Revitalization (6-99) PowerPoint

  • The Politics Around Policy Making (3-19-01)

  • Providing Leadership & Developing Policy in a Culturally & Politically Divided Nation (3-28-05) PowerPoint

  • Advocacy & Public Policy: Considering Systemic Change in K-12 Education (4-25-05)

  • Michigan Merit Curriculum: Making It Work (2-25-08)
  • Activating Change: Influencing the Development, Communication & Implementation of Elementary & Secondary Policy (5-10-10)
  • Social Systems of Support: The Whole Child, Whole School, Whole Community (5-9-16) Agenda

Technology & Learning

  • A Virtual Learning Experience (5-10-04)

  • Technology & Learning (4-16-01)

  • The Imperative of Technology in 21st Century Literacy (1-24-05) PowerPoint (4-8-05; Washington, D.C.) 

  • Global & Technological Change & its Role in Transforming Education  (2/06/06)
  • Spirit of Assessment (5-5-08)
  • The Future of a Knowledge Based Economy in Michigan (2-11-13) Agenda