November 24, 2021 MICIP Continuous Communication

MICIP Continuous Communication

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In this Issue of MICIP Continuous Communication

This issue of Continuous Communication includes information about the next MICIP User Group meeting, new MICIP resources that are available from the field, and another opportunity to respond to this month’s Voices from the Field question.

REMINDER: Continuous Communication Moving to Monthly Publication in 2022

MICIP Continuous Communication will move to monthly publication on the first Thursday of each month beginning January 6, 2022.

ThanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving from the MICIP Team!

As we look forward to the Thanksgiving holiday, we’d like to take a moment to ponder some of the things for which we are thankful. In addition to family, friends, and dreams of a juicy turkey, we’re thankful for all of you—the folks who support continuous improvement in Michigan schools!

Here’s hoping you and yours have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving holiday.

User GroupMICIP User Group

The next User Group meeting will take place on Monday, November 29, from 1:00—2:00 pm and will focus on Monitoring.

Connecting information is as follows:

New attendees are welcome to join us. To do so, please complete the survey at this link so we have your contact information: MICIP User Group Questionnaire.

The meetings are being recorded and will be available to attendees following each session.  For questions, please contact Ben Boerkoel (

clipboardNew MICIP Resource From the Field

Kent ISD has developed a Hexagon Tool Companion Document to the NIRN Hexagon Tool that allows continuous improvement teams to document their ratings and rationale for the various components of the Hexagon Tool during the initiative inventory and strategy selection processes. 

For each component the document contains the key questions for consideration as well as definitions for the five rating categories. It also provides a place to make notations with the rationale for the rating choice. 

Based on the ratings, the tool provides the data for making decisions about the appropriateness of the strategy to meet the district’s needs.

The tool can be found on the MICIP website under Resources, Resources from the Field, Plan. 

Voices from the FieldVoices from the Field

Don’t forget to take a moment to share your experiences incorporating equity into your continuous improvement process:

How has your district addressed equity in the context of MICIP?

Follow the link to share your MICIP success!

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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 (