Upcoming Events


Launches April 22, 2021

The Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative (MESC) is pleased to offer a virtual day of professional learning on the many aspects of Social Emotional Learning. With more than 10 sessions for K-12 educators, participants will enhance their understanding of how to support student's emotional health and add tools to their toolkit that can be implemented immediately.

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Registration is $35.00 and includes access to the virtual platform for nine months. State Continuing Education Clock Hours will be provided.

Building Belonging for Students Virtual Workshop

Pam Maat, Teacher Consultant

Join All Belong's, Pam Maat for this four-part webinar series brought to you at no cost by the Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative (MESC). The webinars will all be offered from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. on the dates below.

Part I: Introduction to Inclusive Education (April 29)

What are the characteristics of an Inclusive school? What is meant by a “Puzzle Piece

Community”? Together we will explore the history of inclusion. We will discuss two major components of inclusion: ownership and friendship. With the help of the “Ten Dimensions of Belonging,” we will consider what more can be done to create belonging for all.

Part 2: Knowing Students Excellently: Intro to a Neurodevelopment & Social-Emotional Framework (May 6)

Each of us, including our students, has a learning profile that includes strengths and challenges. Utilizing the lens of a Neurodevelopmental Framework and a Three-Step Process, teachers can begin to understand their students’ learning profile (head). Along with gaining insight into the mind of a student, a Social-Emotional Framework enables a teacher to gain insight into the heart of students. The two frameworks are key to knowing students excellently.

Part 3: Effective Teaching: Teaching Strategies and Techniques (May 20)

Building on Parts 1 and 2, the use of teaching strategies and techniques will increase teacher effectiveness and learning for all students. Student engagement is a key component to maintaining student attention and sparking active working memory. Discover new strategies and techniques to sharpen your effectiveness.

Part 4: Intentional Building Belonging for All Students (May 27)

What is next? With an understanding of inclusive education, a three-step process for supporting all learners, a neurodevelopmental and social-emotional framework, and effective strategies for all learners, what is next? Similar to the Nike slogan, “Just Do It”, your commitment and action is vital.

Registration is FREE. Six (6) State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) will be available for an additional cost.

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Professional Learning Grants

The Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative (MESC) is pleased to offer a limited number of professional learning grants to Michigan's non-public schools. Grants of up to $5000 are available based on the guidelines contained in the 2021 Michigan Equitable Service Collaborative Professional Learning Grant. The purpose of these grants is to increase student achievement by improving the quality of instruction and to encourage the growth of professional learning systems in non‐public schools.

Criteria for Selection:

  • Data-driven: applicant must demonstrate that the proposed plan reflects documented instructional needs in the school(s).

  • Plan of action: applicant must outline the activities, timeline for implementation, and method for evaluating the effectiveness of the proposed professional learning plan.

  • Budget: applicant must provide a budget justification outlining all expenses and how they relate to the proposed plan.

Examples of allowable expenses include contracting with instructional coaches, in‐service

events for staff, peer exchanges, conference attendance, and the purchase of instructional

tools aligned with professional learning goals. This list is not exhaustive but is meant to provide a sample of allowable expenses that can be requested through this grant.

The review committee will only consider applications from non‐public schools registered through the Michigan Department of Education Nonpublic School Membership Report as of May 2021.

Applications must be submitted using the online application form by 5:00 p.m. on May 24, 2021.

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Click here access the online application form.