School Disaster Preparedness - "Facing the Unthinkable," Dale County, Alabama Student Hostage Incident - Part 1

July 28, 2014

Donny Bynum, Superintendent, Dale County Schools of Ozark, Alabama recounts the events surrounding the school bus hijacking and kidnapping of a 54 year old boy by JImmie Dykes in 2013.  Recorded at Wayne RESA, 7/23/2014

District and School Improvement - MDE Program Evaluation - An Overview of the Process and Tool

July 03, 2014

District and School Improvement MDE Program Evaluation - An Overview of the Process and Tool Published on July 3, 2014

Education Achievement Authority - June 30, 2014 Education Achievement Authority Board Meeting

June 30, 2014

The Education Achievement Authority is the statewide school system that has assumed operation of the lowest 5 percent of performing schools in the state of Michigan, to transform them into stable, financially responsible public schools that provide the conditions, tools, resources, support and safe learning environment under which teachers can help students make significant academic gains. The agenda includes opportunities for public comment.

Education Achievement Authority - June 17, 2014 Education Achievement Authority Board Meeting

June 17, 2014

The Education Achievement Authority is the statewide school system that has assumed operation of the lowest 5 percent of performing schools in the state of Michigan, to transform them into stable, financially responsible public schools that provide the conditions, tools, resources, support and safe learning environment under which teachers can help students make significant academic gains. The agenda includes opportunities for public comment.

Michigan Assessment Consortium - Preparing our K-2 Kids for Online Assessments

May 22, 2014

"Preparing our K-2 Kids for Online Assessments" will discuss getting our youngest learners ready for future assessment opportunities. The session will focus on how to enhance our students' digital skills through the use of apps, websites, interactive whiteboards, as well as other technology. The bulk of this conversation will center around Math and ELA tools and ideas to help our students grow in technology preparedness and use.Presenter Amber Kowatch has been an elementary teacher for the past 6 years. She successfully launched and ran one of the first one to one iPad programs for students below third grade and it gained national attention. Her story has been captured in the documentary “Look! I’m Learning!” and is being shared around the state and country. Amber has recently stepped out of the classroom for the first time to work with the TRIG project and serve as a technology consultant for the Intra-Michigan Tech Readiness Leadership Consortium. Amber has traveled across the country and world speaking on the importance of technology integration in education. She has shared her experiences through seminars, keynotes, and professional development opportunities for educators at every level.