Summer 2019
Take Courses on EduPaths this Summer
EduPaths continues to push out new courses every month.
The focus for this month is CyberSecurity and Classroom Libraries.
See the EduPaths Update for more details and to stay informed .

The iKeepSafe Data Privacy in Education courses introduce teachers and administrators to resources to keep students safe while they are online at school. A good source for information and practical implementation.

The Classroom Libraries courses are the final two courses in a series that focus on literacy and how teachers and administrators can support the development of classroom libraries in their schools.

As you take time to rest, relax, and enjoy your holiday, we know you are also considering the upcoming school year. EduPaths is a great way to participate in free courses for Michigan Educators which also offer free SCECHs! 
If you have any questions please email them to
Literacy Updates
Introducing the new, Essential Instructional Practices in Language and Emergent Literacy: Birth to Age 3
Upcoming Trainings
4th-5th Grade Essentials Training with Connections to Science and Social Studies
August 1-2, 2019
Location: Lansing Center

K-3 Training, Coaching Literacy: A Professional Learning Series for K to 3rd Grade Literacy Coaches
September 23-26, 2019
Location: Lansing Center

You can keep up with all of the literacy trainings based around the Essential Instructional Practices in Literacy by visiting
Third Annual: Midwest Forum on Equity, Opportunity & Inclusive Practices
July 29-30, 2019
Location: Marriott Eagle Crest Conference Center

2019 School Based Services Conference
Have you registered for the 2019 Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, School Based Services Conference?
August 15-16, 2019 at McCamly Plaza Hotel, Battle Creek
Details :

For questions, contact or call (517) 324-8330
MAISA's Points of Pride
MAISA recently created a "Points of Pride" document to assist with knowing and navigating our current projects and initiatives. Please feel free to use this document as an introduction to some of our collaborative work and as a resource to get more information about MAISA initiatives that may benefit your districts.

You can view the flyer here: Points of Pride
2019 Supts. Preparation Series Academy
Purpose: The Superintendent Preparation Series Academy is a comprehensive leadership development experience to prepare individuals who will be the next “class” of superintendent candidates – those considering the pursuit of positions in the year 2019 or thereafter. 

The Academy consists of four two-day sessions, beginning at noon the first day through 5:00 p.m. on the second day of each session:
  • August 19-20, Genesee ISD, Room 101
  • September 16-17, Genesee ISD, Room 101
  • October 14-15, Genesee Career Institute, Room 1-2
  • November 18-19, Genesee Career Institute, Room 1-2

In addition, out of class projects will include:
  • Use of Blackboard and email to communicate with other class members and for discussion boards
  • Reading assignments and discussion preparation
  • Shadowing experiences with a current Superintendent
  • Monthly debriefing with a Superintendent mentor

Cost: is $1,200 for the entire series. This fee includes meals and course materials. Participants will be responsible for travel and lodging expenses. All other costs will be covered through the generosity of session sponsors. 
MiSuite: a fully web based financial, human resources, and payroll system created  by  Michigan schools   for   Michigan schools. For more information contact MAISA's MiSuite Project Manager, Nancy Swanson at
1001 Centennial Way, Suite 300 | Lansing, MI 48917
Phone: (517) 327-5910