Upcoming Professional Learning

May 2022
MAC offers and supports a wide variety of professional learning opportunities. From scheduled events to self-paced modules and webinars, we offer and support many opportunities for educators to become “assessment literate” and improve their assessment practice. And MAC’s professional communities welcome educators and advocates to spread assessment practice and policy inspired by our shared vision to use assessment to develop lifelong learners.

Explore the list below and choose the options that best fit your needs!

Kathy Dewsbury-White, President/CEO
Michigan Assessment Consortium

Scheduled events (in-person or live webinar)

Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators (FAME)

3-year district-embedded professional learning
Teams forming now

Local Coach and Learning Team engage in learning and mutual support in use of the formative assessment process.
Apply now

FAME Arts Learning Team

District-embedded professional learning

Application deadline May 6

Get valuable learning and support in using formative assessment within arts classrooms.
Apply now

MAEIA at 10

Conference in East Lansing

June 22, 2022

Celebrate the accomplishments of the last 10 years, engage in the creative process, hear from experts, and plan for the future of arts education in Michigan.
Learn more and register

Building a Better Assessment Future

Conference in East Lansing
August 3-4, 2022

In-person event featuring keynote addresses and workshops. Explore issues and inspire actions to build assessment systems that promote student learning.
Learn more and register

Assessment Learning Institute

Year-long institute

Begins August 2022

Year-long engagement to help participants develop the conditions and capacity to promote quality assessment practices and accelerate student learning in the classroom.
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Achieving Balance in Classroom Assessment

3-year cohort; learning & implementation
Launching August 2022

Structured programming, planning consultation, and high-quality resources to help district teams increase student achievement through improved classroom assessment practices. Integrates with MICIP.
Learn more and apply

Achieving Balance in Classroom Assessment (for ISDs/ESAs)

2-year cohort; "train-the-trainer" learning & support

Launching September 2022

For ISD/ESA staff who want to learn to facilitate classroom-level, assessment-literate practice to improve student learning & achievement.
Learn more and apply

Michigan Performance Assessment Cadre (MiPAC)

Research & Development
Begins Fall 2022

Seeking ELA and mathematics teachers grades 3-8 to develop performance assessments for a catalogue to share statewide (for voluntary use).
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MAC Reads

Statewide Book Study

Begins Fall 2022

Engage with peers statewide in a  book study and engage with the author. Planning for 2022-23 is underway.
Review 2021 program

Self-paced learning

Assessment Learning Modules

Self-paced modules

Based on Assessment Literacy Standards, each module provides an opportunity for engagement, reflection and access to tools and other resources that can continue to support professional learning.
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Common Assessment Development Modules

Self-paced modules

Video modules with step-by-step instructions on how to create and use common assessments.
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A Vision of Excellence in Assessment

Recorded, interactive webinar series

Assessment expert Rick Stiggins provides practical guidance to improve planning, practice and district assessment systems designed to support and advance student learning.
Explore the series

MAEIA EduPaths Courses

Self-paced modules

Courses to help educators assess students in the arts, evaluate their arts program, and demonstrate effectiveness.
Explore the courses

MAEIA Video Modules

Self-paced modules

Video modules on how to use MAEIA resources and tools for arts education.
Explore the modules

Professional Communities

The Assessment Learning Network (ALN) is a professional learning community open to educators and policymakers committed to improving student learning through innovative and effective use of high-quality, balanced assessment systems. Participants and affiliates engage 4-6 times per year to explore innovations and hot topics in assessment with international, national, and state experts and practitioners. Participants engage with one another toward the pursuit of improved assessment literacy. 2022-23 event schedule coming soon!
Our online platform—Michigan Collaborative Scoring System (MI–CSS), powered by OSCAR Classroom, enables teachers to collaboratively score student responses to performance assessments with reliability achieved through peer review. Teachers can submit student responses in a variety of formats such as written work, video clips, and/or audio clips. They can view, score, and comment on their own student work and that of colleagues elsewhere in Michigan. Participation by invitation only at this time.
The Michigan Assessment Literacy Facilitators Association (MALFA) is a network of intermediate and local district educators who actively facilitate the assessment learning of students, parents, educators, and policymakers. The group’s goal is to support one another’s work by sharing assessment literacy resources and strategies, and, create new resources for member use.

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