Tuesday, August 7 & Wednesday, August 8
Registration opens Tuesday @ 8:00AM
Tuesday's Session: 8:30AM - 4:15PM
Tuesday Evening Boat Cruise: 5:00PM
Registration opens Wednesday @ 8:00AM
Wednesday's Session: 8:15AM - 3:30PM
Bay City Doubletree Hotel
One Wenonah Park Place
Bay City, MI 48708
Reservations call 1-989-891-6000
Request MEMSPA's special rate of $109
Full Conference Member: $279
Full Conference Non Member: $329
(includes 4 meals, book and boat cruise)
Tuesday Only Member: $179
Tuesday Only Non Member: $219
(includes 2 meals, book and boat cruise)
Wednesday Only Member: $159
Wednesday Only Non Member: $199
(includes 2 meals)
Cancelled registrations will be charged $29. Cancellations received after July 17, 2012 will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
Participants may earn up to 1.2 SB-CEUs for this event.
SVSU graduate credit is available at an additional cost. See information here.
Download the event registration form.
The Institute is an in-depth and practical learning opportunity for practicing and aspiring principals as well as teacher leaders. School leaders will leave with the knowledge and confidence to implement key concepts and new skills.
Tuesday's Hand-On Session
David Langford, international Profound Learning Expert
Gain an understanding of the tools and processes needed to implement Profound Learning delivered by International Expert David Langford. You’ll learn how and what specific quality tools can be used to collect data and make informed school improvement decisions. Before this session is over, you will learn how to use 20 of the 60 tools in Tool Time for Education!
Enjoy an early evening cruise along the Saginaw River!
Relax, reflect on the learning and connect with fellow principals aboard the Islander then head to downtown Bay City for dinner on your own.
Wednesday's Intensive Learning Sessions
8:15 AM - 11:30 AM 12:15 PM - 3:30PM
The Highly Engaged Classroom for 21st Century Learners | Facilitated by Debbie McFalone, Ph.D. McFalone Consulting
The Highly Engaged Classroom for 21st Century Learners (Repeated) | Facilitated by Debbie McFalone, Ph.D., McFalone Consulting
Not only are classroom management and student discipline problems often cited in evaluations of “low skill” teachers, but student achievement is directly related to the teacher’s ability to engage 21st century students. Includes specific strategies that principals can share, as teachers develop relationships, integrate relevance into their lessons, and incorporate rigor into the curriculum.
Formative Assessment in the RtI Framework Facilitated by Eileen Depka, Ph.D., Solution Tree Author and Consultant
Frameworks and processes and assessment, oh my! What can be done to make the pieces fit togther? RTI is a framework. Formative assessment is a process. The structure of the RTI framework coupled with solid formative asssessment practices leads to data-based decisions that make a difference to the levels of success experienced by our students.This session will provide participants with tips, techniques and examples that are engaging, efficient, easy-to-use and effective. Join us for an exciting and informative tour of RTI in the Formative Assessment Framework.
Current Legal Issues for School Administrators | Presented by Meg Hackett, J.D. of Thrun Law Firm
Legal troubles can be the undoing of even the most skilled principals. If you can't get out of your building for MEMSPA's day-long legal seminar in the Spring, make time in your schedule for this abbreviated session. One of Thrun Law's best will discuss parent rights and responsibilities, medications, special education basics, and - of course - the most current legislation having to do will bullying prevention and teacher evaluations.
Conversations with Teachers to Improve Performance | Facilitated by Nancy Colflesh, Ph.D, Colflesh & Associates
Using Robyn Jackson's work, we will learn about and practice conversation strategies that help teachers improve their performance. Participants will learn the characteristics of and conversation techniques best suited for teachers who are 'low will / low skill', 'low will / high skill', 'high will / low skill', and 'high will / high skill'. Emphasis will be placed on those teachers who are, 'low will / low skill' and 'low will / high skill.'
Evaluating Instructional Effectiveness:
In this interactive session, participants will explore a fellow principal's journey into becoming certified as a proficient observer to assess teacher performance. He will share the lessons learned in filtering bias and personal preference and the challenges of scoring a complete observation in two domain areas using Danielson's framework. Video evidence will be viewed and discussed in the session.
iPads for Administrators | Facilitated by Nathan Bootz , Ed.S., Ithaca Public Schools Superintendent
Brass Tacks: Tools to Lead Literacy Facilitated by Sue Stauffacher, Random House Author & Literacy Consultant
Participants who register by July 17 will receive their own copy of Tool Time for Education, a spiral bound notebook that contains easy-to-understand diagrams and explanations of 60 quality improvement tools and their suggested uses for education. Books will be distributed at the event.