August 19, 2021 MICIP Continuous Communication

MICIP Continuous Communication

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In this issue of MICIP Continuous Communication

Make sure new team members sign up for CC! You can also find information about MiStrategyBank curation, the Fall Continuous Improvement Conference, Voices from the Field, and more!

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Do you have new MICIP team members in your school or district? Make sure they sign up for Continuous Communication!

MiStrategyBankMiStrategyBank: Summer Curation Efforts

For the past year, many Michigan Department of Education (MDE) offices and Educational Organizations have been curating global improvement level strategies in the MiStrategyBank.

We now have over 300 strategies that are now found within the MiStrategyBank and therefore, are viewable in MICIP. Strategies such as: #GoOpen Michigan Toolkit, 21 Things 4 Students,, FAME, Math Recovery, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS), Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS), Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and so much more.

To find MDE Strategies:

  • Within MiStrategyBank use the filter screen to apply a filter on “Improvement” for Type. Remember you have the option to search by a curation group such as MDE, Michigan Assessment Consortium, MiSTEM Network, etc.
  • Within MICIP navigate under the Plan/Manage Strategies link, on the Create Strategy Implementation plan, and click Add Strategy. A pop-up window will appear. Districts will be able to:
    • Search on Title (Note: titles can be found easily by searching first in MiStrategyBank)
    • Browse by Domain (Academic, Non-Academic, and System) and Outcome Tags

In the continuous improvement mindset, please take a few minutes to share your feedback on strategy selection, curation, and training. The more the system is used and information is learned and shared, the more robust and easier the system will become. Your feedback is a valuable part of continuous improvement.
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Professional LearningMDE Fall 2021 Virtual Continuous Improvement Conference

The MDE Fall 2021 Virtual Continuous Improvement Conference “Equity and Stakeholder Voice: Making Education More Engaging and Relevant for Students, Families, and Educators” will take place on Tuesday, October 19. Keynoting the conference will be Dr. Jal Mehta, Professor of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, speaking on “Humane and Equitable Continuous Improvement: Why Tools Should Serve Humans and Not Vice Versa.”

Returning to the event will be Dr. Seena Skelton, Director of Operations for Region III Midwest and Plains Equity Assistance Center, speaking on "Equity and Continuous Improvement: Using Quantitative and Qualitative Data in an Equity-Centered Continuous Improvement Process."

Attendees will also have an opportunity to attend 30 breakout sessions. All sessions will be recorded, and those registered will have access to all presentations after the conference.

Conference information and a registration link are available at MDE Fall 2021 Virtual Continuous Improvement Conference | Michigan Association of Superintendents & Administrators ( Please contact Ben Boerkoel at if you have questions.

Voices from the FieldVoices From the Field

Voices from the Field is a new feature in MICIP Continuous Communication. Periodically we will suggest a topic to which we will ask CC recipients to respond. In subsequent issues we will publish representative answers.

We hope that this will promote collaboration and communication among MICIP users and will allow us to learn from each other’s experiences.

This month’s topic is: What I Wish I Knew About MICIP Before I Got Started. Follow the link to share your ideas which might be helpful to our colleagues who are new MICIP.

Thank you to those of you who have already shared your experiences! We will share some responses in the next issue of Continuous Communication!

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Previous issues of MICIP Continuous Communication are available on the MICIP web page.

Feedback is Essential for Continuous Communication!

Have a question, an idea, a suggestion, or a compliment? The MICIP team is always eager to hear your feedback! Send us an email using the MICIP email address (