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Moving forward with purpose

As we continue to navigate the new waters of distance learning, and envisioning what education will look like next year, MAPSA is hosting weekly webinars with key content experts to share best practices and creative thinking strategies to help charter educators maximize success and think outside the box. Check out the recorded webinars, presentation slides and additional resources - as well as connect with content experts.

Webinar Archive:

June 10, 2020: Parent polling & fall communication

Presenter: Peri Lynn Turnbull

Advisor, State Advocacy & Support, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools

This webinar covers important parent polling conducted by the National Parents Union regarding reopening schools post-COVID-19 pandemic. Get key national and Michigan-focused insights on which topics are most critical to parents as we envision next school year, from health and safety, to online tools, to academic support systems and more - and be sure to use this information as your team develops a strategy for communicating the transition to your parent audience. 

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June 3, 2020: Digital student engagement


Jamie DeWitt, Principal at NexTech High School of Lansing // Sheryl Tatum, Director of Academic Policy and Research at K12, Inc.

This webinar discusses best practices for digital student engagement via a virtual and/or blended education model, as all educators continue to evaluate strategies for learning next fall and beyond - including how to set meaningful content mastery goals, how to implement systems of virtual accountability, and how to create a safe, consistent virtual space for learning.

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May 27, 2020: Teacher recruitment, retention & certification

Presenter: Angi Beland

Program Director, Professional Innovators in Teaching // Lead Implementation Strategist, Infused Evolution

This webinar discusses creative certification and marketing tactics to recruit and retain amazing educators, first by ensuring that you're leveraging your competitive assets (beyond salary), and second by broadening your applicant scope to include passionate prospects who may not yet hold a certification/endorsement in the area you're hiring for.

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May 20, 2020: School Aid Budget & school funding


Brad Wever, Deputy Director of Education Policy Advisor, House Republican Policy Office // Don Cooper, Deputy Director of Charter Schools, GVSU Charter Schools Office // Michael Wrobel, Director of Fiscal Performance & Accountability, The Center for Charter Schools at CMU

This webinar dives into the key information points from the recent 2020 May Revenue Estimating Conference, and this pandemic's overall impact on state funding - and subsequently school funding. Our content experts shared not only the hard facts, but also how schools can prepare and react given the circumstances.

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May 6, 2020: Marketing tactics to drive enrollment during a pandemic

Presenter: Grace Noyola 

Digital Communications, MAPSA 

This webinar dives into how the pandemic has impacted prospective and returning families' priorities as they consider which school is best for their child, and how your school can leverage storytelling on digital platforms to reach them. 

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COVID-19 & Distance Learning FAQs 

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