November 2019
Michigan Open Books Project (MiOpenBooks)
In June of 2019 the State Board of Education approved new social studies standards, and implementation of those standards in K-12 classrooms has begun.  The Michigan Open Book Project followed the writing process of the standards and team members have been working on updating the correlation guides available online to reflect alignment to the new standards.

With the scope of content not changing dramatically, the current roster of books available from Michigan Open Book remain well-aligned to the Michigan Content Expectations.  In addition, their focus around inquiry with chapters beginning with compelling and supporting questions, makes them a valuable tool for implementing what is new within the standards, the C3 Framework.

Teams will continue to review the materials for alignment.  We encourage everyone to continue looking at the teachers guide on the website to see how the materials align with other resources, as well as the newly revised standards.

The MI Open Book Project was a multi-year initiative funded as part of the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG), which empowered groups of master teachers to come together, collaborate, and develop an open education resource for use in classrooms around Michigan.

Please send any questions to Dave Johnson, Project Manager, at
Essential Cybersecurity Practices for K12
Click below to access the Essential Cybersecurity Practices for K12. This document was created by the Michigan Education Technology Leaders (METL) network and is also available on the MAISA website.
EWIMS EduPaths Course Gaining Use
Looking for a great way to learn to effectively use early warning system data to address student dropout risk? The Early Warning Intervention Monitoring System (EWIMS) is a 7-step process that schools can use for that purpose. Earlier this year Edupaths self-paced courses were created as one method of providing PD for that topic. The group of 8 courses includes an overview and a course for each step in the process.  Since inception, the EWIMS EduPaths courses have had nearly 1,200 enrollees

Additionally, there is a MiDataHub 101 course that can serve as a foundation for learning how to manage your data for use in EWIMS and beyond. Log into  for more information or follow the link below.
To access courses, create your FREE EduPaths account and start earning FREE SCECHs today!
Professional Learning Opportunities
REMC’s free Virtual Courses for December
Register for REMC's December courses to earn up to 10 SCECH credits a course,
  • Social Media: Professional Development through Social Media, Level 1
  • Google: Applying Google Apps for Education in Chrome, Level 1
  • Authentic Student Learning & Gamification
  • The What, Why, and How of Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • Google for Learning: Using SAMR & DOK Design Authentic Learning Opportunities
  • Multimedia Tools to Engage Students
  • Tech Up Your K-5 Content With MITECS
Registration Deadline: November 29th, 2019
Leadership Series: School & Center-wide Practices in Literacy
WHEN: Jan. 29th - Jan. 30th 2020
WHERE: Livingston ESA, 1425 W Grand River Ave, Howell, MI 48843

  • Who should attend? ISD leaders who are facilitating the MAISA GELN Essential School-wide and Center-wide Practices in Literacy
  • ISD's may invite up to 3 people who help support the work. Teams may include literacy coaches, ISD consultants, local administrators and/or curriculum directors.

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