2017 MASA Fall Conference: Sept. 20-22

Thank you to our members and presenters for making MASA’s 2017 Fall Conference an enriching experience!

LEARN was the word of the moment at the MASA 2017 Fall Conference. Superintendents from all across Michigan came together to learn from one another and share their own invaluable insights.

From an inspiring keynote speech by Dr. Tim Quinn to energizing ED Talks to informative panel to lively Q&A sessions, the 2017 Fall Conference was a place where education leaders came together to share ideas about how to strengthen public education.

2017 Fall Conference ED Talks

Watch Michigan School Leaders share their stories of leadership, learning, challenges and successes in an innovative and captivating way.

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2017 Fall Conference – you helped make it a success!

Conference Presentations

Presentations that were submitted to MASA are now available. To find a presentation, click on any of the three links below to see the full schedule of sessions for each day. Next, click on the title of the session you are looking for, then scroll to the bottom to see if anything is posted in the session’s “Documents” section.

Hot Topic: Defining Michigan’s Teacher Shortage and Next Steps

During the Hot Topic session on Thursday, a panel of experts from the Michigan Department of Education and Michigan State University delved into the details of Michigan’s teacher shortage, the data behind the reality in the classrooms, and some next steps we can take in Michigan to make a difference in local districts.

Speakers for the session included State Superintendent Brian Whiston; Joshua Cowen and Katharine Strunk from the MSU College of Education; Abbie Groff-Blaszak of the MDE’s Office of Educator Talent; and Leah Breen of the MDE’s Office of Professional Preparation Services.

Stay Connected with the MASA Events App

The MASA Events app continues to be a useful tool to help conference attendees connect with each other both during and after the conference. Interactions between users were up 109% compared with the 2016 Fall Conference. Compared to the first year that MASA started using the app, users are up a whopping 199%.

Interestingly, the app’s usage doesn’t end when the conference comes to a close.

App analytics show that people use the app throughout the year to send direct messages to their colleagues. The MASA team loves to see the connections made at our conferences continue throughout the year, and we encourage you to continue using the app to stay connected to speakers, sponsors and colleagues. If you have not yet downloaded the app, you can do so at:

Apple App Store https://itunes.apple.com/app/id910205823

Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.attendify.masa_events

Web Version http://8apw97.m.attendify.com/

The MASA Events App for the Fall Conference is generously sponsored by SET SEG.