MACUL December Newsletter

We are excited to share the December Newsletter that is loaded with "gifts" to make your Holiday Season great:

Happy Holidays from MACUL!!!

Check out the "gifts" and resources from our Board members below to help you have a great break and start the New Year off right!

Wishing everyone Health, Safety & A Password Manager - Kellie D.

Family Tech Plan & Technology Controls - Angie D.& West Ottawa

Unlock your Inner Artist Over the Break - Dave. T

Find Time To READ!- Danelle B.

Kids, Family & Media Reminders - Amy D. & CommonSense Media

Do A Digital DeClutter -Kier I.& Style Factory

Need a Pep Talk? Give the line a call to checkout this great idea from Owosso Public Schools and create one for your district:

Here are some fun apps to enjoy over the Break:

Make Your Own Snowflake - share it!

Build a Virtual Snowman

The Happy Color App (Apple or Android)

Calm (free for Educators)

Headspace App (Educator Version)

The 2023 MACUL Conference preliminary schedule of sessions is out, Workshops are available, featured speakers are ready to go, now we need you to make it the best conference yet... REGISTER TODAY!

We’ve got news for ALL of our MACUL Instructional Coaches! 

This coming February (2023) we are launching the MACUL Certified Coach Program, designed specifically to provide high-caliber professional learning and networking events for MACUL instructional coaches. $459 and it includes a MACUL Conference Registration and up to 14 SCECHs!

Unlike the average online training course or coaching book, the MACUL Certified Coach Program is designed to directly impact teaching and learning. Over the span of 5 months, coaches will meet regularly with a small cohort of like-minded coaches to learn the latest research-based coaching strategies and methods and collaborate on real-life coaching challenges. Sign up today!

The MACUL Leadership Application window is open until 1/9!

This coming year we have multiple open seats for MACUL Leadership opportunities. Our leadership includes Board of Directors and Learning Area Delegates. If you are interested in running for one of these seats, please complete the online application. Please note that all interested parties may not end up on the final ballot, but all are welcome to apply. The aim of the nominations committee is to provide a ballot that is representative of the diverse state which our organization represents. Apply Today!!!

We are excited to release the information and guidelines for the 2023 Award Nominations. Current MACUL board members, Learning Area Delegates and Sponsors are not eligible for the MACUL Awards. We hope that these procedures will encourage people to nominate themselves or others for:

  • Innovative Teacher– (must be a certified PK-12 classroom teacher)
  • Innovative Leader – (must be a non-classroom educator, such as an ISD employee, technology or curriculum staff in a district, tech integration coaches, caregiver or student, etc.)
  • Innovative District – (must be a district within the realm of PK-12)
  • Innovative Technology Professional – (must be a non-classroom employee working in an educational setting, such as an ISD employee or technology staff)


All nominations are due by Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at 5:00 PM EST using this form!!!

Calling 6th, 7th and 8th Graders and Their Parents/Caregivers!

The past two years have reminded us of how much we rely on our devices. We want kids to thrive when they are online, and we want parents and caregivers to have confidence and tools for supporting that journey. Please join us Saturday, January 21st, from 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m., for the U-M Digital Wellness Conference! 

5% discount on all CDW Amplified Services*

We know that effective use of technology is paramount to supporting today’s students. At CDW Amplified for Education we know Google, and we know Education. Allow us to help you get the most from your Google Workspace for Education investment with an exclusive discount for MACUL members.

Reach out to your CDW Amplified for Education Google Customer Success Specialist for more information: Districts under 5,000 students Kim Mauney (, District’s over 5,000 students Dana Jackson ( Services include:

·  Google for Education Audit

·  Google Technical Collaborative

·  Google for Education Support

*net-new, not renewal, and not including 3rd party partners

Building Efficiencies Micro Learning PD - these micro learning series will provide school leaders with strategies and resources that will inform and improve their work efficiency. Participants will receive text messages with short summaries that link to more in-depth learning and templates. Join and get short bursts of info that will save you time.

Digital Learning Resources from our Partners

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  • Michigan Virtual: Watch Ted Lasso & Earn SCECH's (Yep, you read that right)...Learn More
  • Michigan Department of Education: How does your district engage with parents on the topic of technology?...Learn More
  • REMC Association of Michigan: Treat yourself to a REMC December course!...Learn More