MI Charter Symposium

 The annual Michigan Charter School Symposium is an exclusive event for charter professionals across the Mitten, built to help us push boundaries, learn from each other, and grow together.


You deserve this!

The Michigan charter school movement is comprised of diverse leaders, innovators, and pioneers - including you. We're giving you a platform to disconnect from your everyday life and network with the brightest minds in public education reform to discover innovative learning approaches featuring dynamic speakers, engaging sessions, and a fearless atmosphere.


MiCSS24 is December 11-12, 2024!


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MiCSS Focus Areas

The Michigan Charter School Symposium is a conference built for charter professionals, by charter professionals. We believe that to push the boundaries of innovation, we have to lead in the areas that matter to students and families most. That's why our sessions and speakers are curated in these focus areas that help us grow together as a movement in shared ideas.

Mental Health & Wellness

Sessions in this category will explore core foundations that create the opportunity for healthy educators to subsequently support and grow emotionally healthy students.

Talent Recruitment & Retention

Sessions in this category address how to cultivate professional growth opportunities for teachers, amplifying teacher voices to build a strong school culture, and creative practices for recruiting great educators.

The Charter Landscape

Sessions in this category examine where the MI charter movement is at & where we can go,  big ideas that can redefine and reshape K-12 education, and how we, as charter advocates, can have impact on the education policies that impact our schools and students.

Reimagining Education

Sessions in this category will examine the innovative educational strategies of tomorrow. As we move past pandemic thinking, how will we deliver instruction in 2, 5, 10 years? How will we as educators continue to adapt to meet the modern needs of students and families? 

Community & Family Engagement

Sessions in this category will address how we can meaningfully engage key stakeholders like parents and community members to build more success in our schools. 

Changing the Charter Narrative

Sessions in this category will showcase tools and resources for developing and sharing YOUR MI charter story. We all have a role in changing the charter narrative that is dominated by negativity, and shifting it to a positive focus on our passionate educators, successful students, and incredible schools. 

#MiCSS testimonials

“I loved the energy and information of this event. As teachers we need a “revival” every now and then.”
“I was reminded that each and every one of us plays a key role in leadership despite our titles. It also takes a lot of self-awareness, patience, and collaboration to reach the goals we want to achieve.”
“I felt empowered hearing from those that have in the trenches. I left the Symposium feeling motivated.”
“Excellent presentations. Excellent resources. Excellent perspective. Engaging discussion.”

“I really enjoyed the topics such as mental health and leadership as well as the presenters, student performances, and the interactive nature of the workshops.”

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Follow the Symposium topic via Mastermind Network

All MiCSS programming updates and conference details will be shared in the Symposium topic inside the MI Charters Mastermind Network. Check in every week for additional details on everything from speakers, to available sessions and MORE!

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