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Goals and Action Targets 2012-13
Model unified leadership and commitment around a shared compelling vision for our public education system.
- Engage education partners, legislators, civic leaders, and private sector leaders with the MASA Lead Forward vision, goals, and strategies.
- Adapt and update MASA’s Lead Forward work as needed to maintain current relevance and responsiveness to stakeholder feedback.
- Monitor and evaluate Michigan education finance project recommendations from the Oxford Foundation and ensure consistency with MASA legislative objectives and lead forward funding targets.
- Support efforts to inform the public on November, 2012 election ballot proposals.
Recruit, develop, induct, support, and mobilize school leaders who exhibit enhanced professional practices.
- Expand and enhance MASA DISC programs and services to develop, induct, and support new district level leaders (including mentoring and coaching).
- Expand, evaluate, and validate the MASA (CJ) endorsement programs and implement an alternative certification option for school leaders.
- Help develop new models for evaluation and compensation using multiple relevant data sources including student achievement.
Build bridges via relationships and collaborations, while modeling integrity and focusing on the “common good.”
- Expand education community and private sector partnerships and collaborations to advance the MASA and Lead Forward goals and solicit stakeholder feedback.
- Relationship between MASA/MAISA – Continue to work with MAISA Executive Director and members to identify “pockets of innovation” at LEAs and ISDs, provide network links, support initiatives of transformational leadership and help scale successful programs and services.
- Maintain strong communication and work of MAISA superintendents as they support the induction of our newest MASA members.
- Work with Michigan ASCD to develop and disseminate School ADvance, a system of learning, growth, and adaptation focused Educator Evaluation tools, including tools for administrator evaluation and tools for assisting districts in the design and implementation of effective educator performance evaluation systems
Design a model education system that enables students to utilize tools of technology to achieve 21st Century Skills.
- Expand the base of stable school funding while securing additional funding for growth and improvement.
- Engage and encourage school leaders to update their schools with 21st century technologies (e.g. e-learning).
- Capture and disseminate stories of educational innovation through superintendent talks and other multi-media.
- Support the field in implementing legislation changes to tenure, evaluation and certification.
Work proactively to shape public policy that supports our vision for the future of public education.
- Increase policy and legislative impact in support of MASA and Lead Forward Goals.
Educate and mobilize the public to support our vision.
- Increase grass roots advocacy for MASA and Lead Forward goals.
Advocate tirelessly for a system responsive to the needs of children.
- Utilize MASA communications and engagement strategies to promote the MASA Mission and LEAD Forward Vision in service of Michigan’s children.
- Establish a Contribute to the Superintendent’s DEN (Discovery Education Network) to encourage and support adaptive change in Michigan’s school districts.
Break barriers that prevent children from achieving their best results.
- Showcase and Share-case districts and leaders who are achieving improved results with and for students.
- Contribute to the work of researching and validating “what works.”