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May 2021

Blueprint Systems / ISD Support Network-All Regions

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This statewide (both East and North/West regions together) networking opportunity is structured to provide continuous learning and ongoing contextualized support to ISD/ESA colleagues across the state who are engaged in supporting districts in the development of a systematic approach to the continuous improvement process. Participants will have an opportunity to collaborate and problem solve systemic barriers, pose possible solutions, and present support strategies that help district teams engaged in focused actions while making intentional connections between the MDE's MICIP Model…

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June 2021

District Leadership Team Institute: Leveraging Blueprint Systems to Move Upstream

June 15 @ 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

A one-day virtual institute for District Leadership Teams. The 2020-21 school year was one for the record books! You demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, and creativity as you worked to meet the needs of your community. As you wrap up the school year, we invite you to attend this event as a District Leadership Team. You will have the opportunity to reflect on what you learned this school year--what district systems and building routines worked well and what barriers were experienced--and apply…

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Changing Minds to Address Poverty in the Classroom

June 16 - August 11
Online MI

Changing Minds to Address Poverty in the Classroom is based on the work of Eric Jensen, this course provides background on the effect living in poverty has on students’ brains and their learning in the classroom. The course moves beyond the theory and provides practical classroom strategies that enrich the learning environment and increase the likelihood of success for students living in poverty. Participants will explore seven essential mindsets shown to positively impact student learning. This course provides strategies and…

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Collaborative Learning Cycle

June 16 - August 11
Online MI

Powerful data conversations can lead to powerful changes in instruction and dramatic improvement in student achievement. This online course focuses on what an effective data conversation looks like using Wellman and Lipton’s Collaborative Learning Cycle as well as how to facilitate these important conversations. Essential questions include: What are the attributes of high performing groups? What is the Collaborative Learning Cycle? How do we explore data using the Collaborative Learning Cycle? How do we use the Collaborative Learning Cycle as…

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The Mechanics of Building Leadership

June 16 - August 11

The Mechanics of Building Leadership (MBL) is an interactive online course designed for building leaders who desire to develop the skills and competencies necessary to effectively lead their learning organization. The course will explore what it means to be an instructional leader within the context of systemic reconfiguration by exploring the skills, strategies, and competencies that have a direct impact on achievement. Participants will engage in the process of developing a personal Blueprint Leader Vision by focusing on: Blueprint Leadership…

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