Michigan Central Office Initiative (MCOI) | Michigan Association of School Administrators

This initiative is designed for any superintendent, central office leader, and/or central office team that has a passion to better support principals in the area of instructional leadership. Through a partnership with the University of Washington/Center for Educational Leadership, MASA is pleased to provide this quality leadership opportunity. By joining MCOI you will:

  • Understand and begin to apply the current research and best practices on improving the performance of principals as instructional leaders
  • Understand and be able to use tools and processes to work effectively with principals in one-on-one teaching and coaching relationships
  • Develop the routines and structures of successful learning communities to support their work together

A great feature of this program is that you will do all of this learning side-by-side with colleagues from across the state. MCOI is specifically designed so that you will attend statewide program sessions as well as local cohort meetings with leaders from around your region. Session content includes:

  • How to coach and provide feedback to principals to support improvement of instructional leadership practices
  • How to use data to gather evidence of continual progress of student learning and teaching and leadership practices
  • How to observe and provide strength-based support feedback to colleagues on problems of principal supervisor practice

For more information on instructional leadership tools and research used in this program, check https://www.k-12leadership.org/district-leadership.

Program details for 2016-17 school year

3 day-and-a-half sessions for all participants (state-wide) at a central location

  1. Full day on Thursday, October 13, and half day on Friday, October 14
  2. Full day on Monday, February 27, and half day on Tuesday, February 28
  3. Full day on Tuesday, April 25, and half day on Wednesday, April 26

3 one-day sessions with a regional cohort (Dates to be determined)

  • Who should attend?

We encourage central office teams made up of those who supervise principals to attend. Superintendents that do not have a central office team but supervise principals are also welcome.

View the current cohort MCOI flyer here

If you are interest in joining a cohort forming for the 2017-18 school year, fill out and submit the following form: