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Cognia Continuous Improvement Institute: Michigan

The Cognia Continuous Improvement Institute: Michigan will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing.

  • Gain insight into Cognia accreditation updates, organizational changes, and new opportunities for network engagement.
  • Learn how to create a culture of continuous improvement in your school.
  • Explore diverse tools designed to inform data-driven decision making, allowing teams to create strong goals that drill down to measurable outcomes.

Please visit the event website for additional information and registration.

MDE Fall 2019 Continuous Improvement Conference

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Fall 2019 Continuous Improvement Conference will take place November 18-19, 2019. The theme of the two-day conference is “Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child through Systemic Thinking.” All attendees will also participate in a Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process update session.

November 18

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Keynote presentation:
The conference will kick off with a keynote presentation by Dr. Jim Harris on “Supporting the Whole Child in a Complicated World.”

Breakout sessions:
Educators will lead breakout sessions on these topics.

  • Building Systems for Continuous Improvement
  • Deepening Learning
  • Providing Leadership
  • Utilizing Data
  • Thinking Systemically and Equitably
  • Supporting the Whole Child
  • Implementing MTSS
  • Creating a Positive Climate & Collaborative Culture
  • Educational Supports – ISD/ESA/RESA, MDE, Education Organizations

   November 19

M FullanInteractive session: Attend a day-long intensive session with Michael Fullan, OC, a worldwide authority on educational reform; a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages; and an advisor to educational leaders in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning. Fullan is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto.

 Visit the event website for additional information and registration.

Demographic Updates in ASSIST

Please take a moment to check your institution's demographics in ASSIST. If you need to update the head of institution or primary contact demographic information in ASSIST, please contact our office.

Any changes to the name of a school, institution, or head of institution need to be updated in the
Educational Entity Master (EEM) before being changed in our system. The EEM is a repository that contains numbers and basic contact information regarding educational systems in the state of Michigan. Once the official name is reflected at the state level, you can submit a name change request for us to update our database.

School Improvement Support Unit

The MDE School Improvement Support Unit provides technical assistance and support for ASSIST users. For detailed instructions on submitting reports, please see the Resources section found on the Cognia/MDE website. As a reminder, AdvancED and Measured Progress are now Cognia. Note that there are tabs for Schools, Districts, and Quick Guides along with additional information. Please contact our office if you need further assistance.

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