January 10, 2018


Happy New Year!  By now all districts are back in session, the holidays are a great memory (I hope), and we are all back to the task of supporting MI Excel districts.

Just a brief reminder that the next MI Excel Collaborative Partner meeting is scheduled for February 9 beginning at 9:00 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Creyts Road in Lansing.  If you haven’t registered for this event, we have provided the link below for your convenience.

Collaborative Partner Meeting Registration Link

What’s Happening?

We are about to launch the third cohort of MTSS Facilitator Certification.  This program is primarily geared for districts wishing to implement the MDE’s vision of Multi-Tiered System of Supports in a way that is aligned with the installation of the Blueprint or in a way that uses district systems and building routines as a foundation to support MTSS in non-Blueprint installing districts.  Districts or ISD/ESAs who send at least one person to this facilitator certification program receive ongoing support and coaching from the MI Excel Statewide Field Team who will assist you ensuring total alignment between the Blueprint installation work and MTSS.  The first session for Cohort III is scheduled for February 6-7 in Lansing.  The registration link is provided below for your convenience.

Registration Link

As you may recall from our Blog post right before the holidays, we’ve launched a new Resource Center and a new Online Warehouse.  The old warehouse has been disabled and you no longer have access there.   If you haven’t gone to the new Resource Center to check it out and request Online Warehouse Access, please do so right away as all the new tools and all the updates can only be found in the new Online Warehouse.

The new Resource Center and Online Warehouse can be found at:


On February 1st we will launch our new online registration system.  This is an amazing new tool and will provide everyone with a much greater ability to track your learning and to make adjustments to your registration.  This system will appear on the new Resource Center (see link above) and will require you to create a login and password.  If you’ve already created an account and it has been activated to allow you access to the Online Warehouse, that’s all you need to do in preparation for this new system.  You will be able to manage all your needs with just one login and password for the entire Resource Center.  Stay tuned for more information.

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