Thank you for attending MASA’s 2021 Fall Conference!

MASA’s Fall Conference took place September 22-24, 2021 at the Grand Traverse Resort. Attendees from across the state came together for three days of professional development focused on going from “surviving” to “thriving” in the new school year. Learning sessions covered topics such as district emergency plans, essential instructional practices, delayed learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, student wellness, and more.

 

Conference Materials

Miss a general session? Want to re-watch a keynote? Recordings of all three of the general sessions from the 2021 Fall Conference are now available online.

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Conference Agenda

Wednesday, Sept. 22

1 p.m. – 3 p.m. General Session
Welcome
State of the Association – Dr. Tina Kerr
EDI and Social Justice – Dr. Sarena Shivers & Dr. Brian Davis
MDE Update – Dr. Michael F. Rice
3 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Region Meetings
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Partner Showcase & Reception

Thursday, Sept. 23

7 a.m. – 8 a.m. SETSEG Fun Run
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. General Session
G.R.I.P.E. – The 5 Reasons People Complain & How to Get Them to Stop – Will Bowen
Hot Topics Facilitated Discussion
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
Lunch & Learn Sessions 

    1. Amp Up Your District Programming!
    2. Executive Compensation: How to Navigate the Complexities of Superintendent Compensation
    3. Tools to Relieve Employee Stress
    4. Telling and Monitoring Your Data Story for MICIP and Beyond
    5. Got Mental Health On Your Mind?
    6. Analytics: How Do I Use All The Pretty Data?
    7. Bridging the Gap: How Parent Communication is the Key to Supercharging Your District
    8. Looking Ahead: K-12 HVAC, Power Contingency Planning Offers Flexibility and Peace of Mind
    9. Finding Your Growth Heroes in EVAAS
    10. The ABC’s of Filling Teacher Vacancies
    11. Solar is Not Just for Hippies Anymore – Why Leading Midwestern School Districts are Making the Switch to Renewables
12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. Learning Sessions

2 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Learning Sessions

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m. Learning Sessions

5 p.m. –  6 p.m. Leaders in Education Networking Reception
9 p.m. – 10 p.m. Mentor Coach Reception

Friday, Sept. 24

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. General Session
Legislative Update – Peter Spadafore & Athena Antonis