Meeting the Needs of the Whole Child through Systemic Thinking

The two-day conference will focus on Supporting the Whole Child.

See the agenda.

See the breakout session descriptions.

November 18

Featuring keynote speaker Jim Harris discussing Supporting the Whole Child in a Complicated World. Attendees will also attend breakout sessions by fellow educators on a variety of strands, including:

  • Building Systems for Continuous Improvement
  • Deepening Learning
  • Providing Leadership
  • Utilizing Data
  • Thinking Systemically & Equitably
  • Supporting the Whole Child
  • Implementing MTSS
  • Creating a Positive Climate & Collaborative Culture
  • Educational Supports – ISD/ESA/RESA, MDE, Education Organizations

November 19

Attend a day-long intensive session with keynote speaker Michael Fullan. A worldwide authority on educational reform; a prolific, award-winning author whose books have been published in many languages; and an advisor to educational leaders in helping to achieve the moral purpose of all children learning, Michael Fullan, OC is the former Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and Professor Emeritus of the University of Toronto.


Overnight Accommodations are available at the Radisson Lansing at the Capitol  1-800-333-3333 or 517-482-0188.  Overnight room rate $121.95.  MDE School Improvement Block of Rooms.  Also online at  Use Promotional Code OSIC19.  The Radisson is located at 111 N. Grand Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933. This hotel is sold out.

Rooms are also available at the Hilton Garden Inn, (517) 999-9930. Overnight room rate is $119, and includes breakfast. Use the Promotional Code MISP. The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 633 N Canal Road, Lansing, MI 48917.


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Full conference: $350
Day 1 only: $175
Day 2 only: $175