The Michigan Department of Education is opening the application process today for the Title II, Part A, Teacher and Leader Instruction Support Competitive Grant Program.

The MDE held an instructional webinar on July 19, with presenters walking through the application process and going in-depth on the criteria for a successful grant application. The recording can be viewed at: https://educatortalent.adobeconnect.com/ps22vxgonqxi/. The MDE also plans to make the recording available on the MDE YouTube page, as well as the Title IIA Grant landing page. The PowerPoint and a Q&A document that MDE provided after the webinar are also available for review.

MASA is an approved provider through the Title II, Part A, Teacher and Leader Instruction Support Competitive Grant Program, with the following programs qualifying for the grants:

Mentor Coaching: This program provides multi-tiered support for superintendents in their first three years on the job. During this year-long commitment, a well-trained and experienced mentor coach will work with a new superintendent to identify the most effective areas of support and together they will customize the experience based on those needs.

Sustain Excellence: A leadership development program for current superintendents. Through this program, participants can earn a Central Office Endorsement on a current Administrator Certificate or an Administrator Certificate with a Central Office Endorsement.

Navigate Leadership: A leadership development program for aspiring superintendents. Just like in Sustain Excellence, participants can earn a Central Office Endorsement on a current Administrator Certificate or an Administrator Certificate with a Central Office Endorsement.

School ADvance: This research-based and state-approved administrator evaluation tool and training is designed to advance leadership, develop skills, and further district learning growth and improvement, all while meeting the state requirements surrounding school level leadership evaluations.