March 2019
MiRead is Going Live!
MAISA is proud to launch MiRead, Michigan's literacy portal.

Overview
MiRead supports the work of the Essentials by providing a clear and compelling view and focus on Tier-I. Ensuring that every student has access to high-quality literacy instruction every day is critical to student literacy and to the effective use of MiRead. 

The Literacy Essentials are critical for every child, in every classroom, every day. MiRead is designed to enhance that work and to help schools and educators effectively and efficiently comply with Michigan’s third grade reading law.

What is MiRead?
  • Easily identify students who may need literacy support
  • Quickly create Individualized Reading Improvement Plans (IRIP)
  • Meet legal requirements for 3rd grade reading law
  • Provide access to prior IRIPs when students change districts
  • Promote best practices and Literacy Essentials

How was MiRead created?
Collaboration! MiRead is a collaborative effort between Michigan ISD's, MiDataHub, Educational Associations, and research partners.
How does MiRead work?
MiRead is powered by
Provides student data,
teacher data,
roster data, and
assessment data using a single-Sign-On
Combines data from MiDataHub to ensure that data follows the student!
Supports and streamlines access to and the use of evidence-based and local strategies
Cost
There is a cost to operate MiRead and our goal is to share that cost across all users. Below is the cost structure for 2019-2020
  • Local District purchase: $1.00 per-pupil (fall 2018 k12 student count)
  • ISD payment on behalf of some local districts: $.75 per-pupil (fall 2018 k12 student count)*
  • ISD-wide payment for all LEA’s & PSAs: $.50 per-pupil (fall 2018 k12 student count)**
Cost Footnotes: 
*ISD is acting as a purchasing agent and may bill local districts back for some or all of the cost based on local agreements.
**ISD facilitated purchases include expectation that the ISD will serve in a support and consulting role on technology, data, and curriculum support of MiRead.

Important Dates
 June 1, 2019 
  • Completed Registration Form
  • License Agreements electronically signed
  • MiDataHub SIS integration complete
June 15, 2019
  • Assessment Integrations complete
  • MiStrategyBank Committee work scheduled 
June 30, 2019
  • Teacher training date set
  • Single Sign-On system configured and tested
August 10, 2019
  • MiStrategyBank work completed with strategies selected or created for all grades K-3 and all IRIP Reading Components

Please contact Taylor Hoag of MAISA at thoag@gomasa.org with questions or for more information.
Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in the Secondary Classroom, Grades 6 to 12
Essential Practices for Disciplinary Literacy Instruction in the Secondary Classroom, Grades 6 to 12 will be released to GELN representatives shortly. The posting of this document to the MAISA website is planned for mid-April 2019.

Please check with your GELN representative if you need more information.
REMC March Courses
Hop into spring learning with REMC Virtual Courses! Courses begin Monday, April 8th
Springtime is finally here! Time to enroll in one or more Virtual Courses offered by REMC.

These courses provide a convenient way for education professionals to connect and collaborate while reducing time and expense. These courses are available throughout the school year and are open to all Michigan school personnel. Best of all, all courses are free and offer free SCECHs when completed.

Seven courses are offered in April and begin on Monday, April 8.  Each course is open for three weeks and consists of two (2) one-hour webinars and four (4) to eight (8) hours of resource review, assessment developments and written reflection. 
SCECHs are available, ranging from 6 - 10, depending on the course.

  • Literacy Instruction and Technology: Foundational Elements, Level 1
  • Inquiry and Questioning: Igniting Student Curiosity with Technology, Level 1
  • Media Literacy: Fake or Real
  • Authentic Student Learning & Gamification
  • The What, Why, and How of Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Social Media: Professional Development through Social Media, Level 1
  • Dynamic Presentations

If you have questions or need further assistance with your course registration, please contact Erin Rommeck .
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