The MI Excel Statewide Field Team’s newly created Northern Michigan Professional Learning Hub offers professional learning and support to local districts and ISD/ESAs in both the upper peninsula and the northern lower peninsula as we do in our Lansing location. The intent of this newly created hub is to provide many of the same professional learning opportunities that we currently provide only in Lansing to our friends farther away without the need to drive such long distances to participate. We will use a variety of delivery methods including traditional in-person workshops, online learning, remote access, and a new hub and spoke strategy that electronically connects our facilitator and participants to our Lansing hub from the comfort and ease of a northern Michigan location. Chris Parker, Assistant Director of the MI Excel Statewide Field Team, and Chasity Sutton, Coordinator of Professional Learning, have created this exciting new opportunity, and we look forward to this location becoming a vibrant and exciting addition to our level of support for our northern partners.
As a result, you will notice that many of the professional learning events now ask you to choose a location: Lansing or Sault Ste. Marie. Thanks to our partner, the Eastern Upper Peninsula ISD, we have secured space to offer these opportunities to you in northern Michigan.
Please note that we close registration for the Northern Hub option 10 days prior to the event if there are no registrants, so please register early! We do this to ensure enough time to cancel venues. If you plan to attend remotely, please also note registration for remote participation will close 3 days prior to an event.