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Blueprint Institutes 2018

Building Leadership Capacity to Realize Systemic Reconfiguration

July 11-12, 2018
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lansing

MI Excel Blueprint Institute IV:  Disrupting the Status Quo:  Installing the Blueprint to Realize Student Success for All

August 1-2, 2018
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Lansing

The MI Excel Statewide Field Team is dedicated to providing local districts, and the ISD/ESAs who support them, with the intense support needed to assist them in systemic reconfiguration for the sole purpose of saving the lives of Michigan’s children. We are committed to this vision and will do whatever it takes to support district superintendents and their teams in this critical endeavor to educate all children and to demonstrate to others that public education is viable and is capable, if it chooses to, of successfully serving all children in a culturally proficient environment regardless of who they are, how they identify themselves, where they come from, or what type of family support they have or do not have.

Welcome to the new MI Excel Resource Center. We hope this new site, its new look and its enhanced infrastructure will continue to help you do the great work you do for Michigan’s children. Although, we migrated to a new site in July, we have outgrown what Google sites can do for us and for you. All of the content from the former site has been migrated to this site and we have expanded and will continue to expand our resources for you.

This new site allows the Resource Center to be a one stop location for all resources, tools and information you need from the MI Excel Statewide Field Team. Access to certain features on this site will require you to create a WordPress log in and password. You may simply use your email address and a password of your choice. You will only need that log-in to access certain resources and you will be prompted to create and/or use that log-in when needed. In early 2018, we will roll out a new registration platform and that same log-in and password will be needed there as well.

Of particular note are two areas: the Blueprint’s Online Warehouse and the many fine presentations from the Blueprint Institute 2017. These are open to anyone now; simply use the form to acquire access to this amazing collection of work.

Check out the new video resource library. The materials housed in this library have previously been shared with Blueprint superintendents and their teams. We now make these available to you as you consider disrupting the status quo by reconfiguring your district.

Finally, we have added a certification page where we highlight the names and organizations of those amazing folks who complete either facilitator or technical certification in the areas of Blueprint installation, Multi-Tiered System of Supports, and Comprehensive Needs Assessments.

Coming soon! We will also be adding tools and resources for Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA). Stay tuned for more information in these two broad areas (and their connection to systems reconfiguration) .

The MI Excel Statewide Field Team is committed to your success. Please do not ever hesitate to reach out to you if we can be of assistance to you. We at Calhoun ISD, are grateful to our ISD partners – Muskegon Area ISD, Eastern UP ISD, and Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD – as well as to the Michigan Department of Education for their continued assistance and support.

We look forward to continuing to make this resource center as helpful to you as possible.

Materials presented on this Resource Center including the Online Warehouse were developed with Title I, Part A funds and are in the public domain.