Critical Friends Group
As teachers we make difficult instructional decisions while we juggle informal data and questions with evidence about what students know
and what must be taught. Think about the ways we are expected to navigate quickly and effectively through the changing tides of our
classrooms. Since student work is the real window into
our classrooms, let's think of collaboratively looking at student work as the anchor
needed on a regular basis.
High Schools Redesign with "Breaking Ranks II"
The overarching priority is to Prepare All Students to Succeed in Postsecondary Education and Careers by implementing the Breaking Ranks II Cornerstone Strategies and Recommendations as well as the Michigan School Improvement Frameworks.
Professional Learning Community
Teacher collaboration impacts student achievement and, in particular, collaboratively looking at student work improves student achievement.
MCES aligns school change with the state School Improvement Framework by strengthening or creating a schoolwide professional
learning community that collaborates, inquires, and reflects about teaching and learning.
The major thrust of Reading Apprenticeship (RA) is to create communities of inquiry among teachers and students across all content areas. Each discipline has its own specific reading processes. When teachers become aware of their own mental processes used to make sense of text and can converse out loud, they can help their students do the same. Teachers then see themselves as valuable resources in the teaching of reading and overtime students begin to see themselves as independent problem solvers with text.
School - Parent and Community - Involvement
MCES follows the model from the National Network of Partnership Schools at Johns Hopkins University on school, family, and community partnerships, directed by Dr. Joyce Epstein. This model aligns with the Strand IV of the Michigan School Improvement Framework.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT GRANT EXTERNAL PROVIDER
MCES prepares all students to succeed in post secondary education:
- Experienced staff
- Evidence of results
- Collaborative approach
- Connected to a national network of schools and organizations
- Aligned with Michigan Frameworks and Standards
Middle School Application
High School Application
Elementary School Application