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YouTube Media. Executive Director’s Report Current Initiatives and Activities at MAISA. William Miller, Ph.D. Statewide Initiatives Supported by MAISA. Early Childhood Policy and Funding Changes M ichigan I nnovation N etwork for the D evelopment of Post Secondary Success
William Miller, Ph.D.
5. Broadband Merit Network and 1 to 1 Devices (Cisco, Intel, Google, Apple- public /private partnerships)
4. Teacher Preparation for New Models of Blended Learning
3. Consolidation of Business, Data and Technology Services
2. Online Digital Content and Assessments
1. 21st Century Instructional Models
To create a leadership network to identify, promote and scale innovative, evidence-based practices in education for the 21st century and beyond.
Michigan Early/Middle College Association
Chery Wagonlander, Director
25 sites in partnership with
community colleges and 4 year
universities. Affiliate Member of
the National Consortium for Early
Middle College Network.
MEMCA provides professional development,
credentialing, & conducts research
in partnership with NCREST,
Columbia College, NY.
Access Network (MCAN)
Brandy Johnson, Director
MCAN’s goal is to increase the proportion of Michigan Residents with college degrees or high quality credentials by 60% by the year 2025. MCAN supports the creation, expansion, and sustainability of high-quality, community-based college access strategies.
A Title I school that is identified for school improvement, corrective action, or restructuring because it did not meet the AYP proficiency goals in mathematics and/or reading receives services through MI Excel.
New Tech High, IgnitEDNetwork
Holly Heaviland, Director
11 sites in Michigan working together to create small learning communities based on project-based learning, 1 to 1 computing.
Each student has a personalized
plan based on skills and
personal goals. Students
progress through the curriculum
as quickly as they are
able, taking additional time
as needed. These school
sites often serve a maximum
of 600 students each; some are much smaller.
Each student has access to
the technology needed to
be literate in the systems
that will be used upon
entrance into college,
technical training, or work.
These options feature a
partnership of local school
districts with support from MDE, MAISA, higher education, MCAN, MEMCA, businesses and other
who have a commitment
Innovation, and creativity.
Each student is assessed on, and credit is awarded for, mastery of the
Standards, not the amount
of seat time in a class. College
and Career Readiness, including
benchmark assessments, are the
external measures. 21st century skills
are explicitly embedded.
Choice & Equity
Networks are open to all
students for collaborating
limits are addressed
through a lottery that
of the community by
ethnicity, race, gender, and
socio-economic class, if needed.