February 2023 MICIP Continuous Communication

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In the February issue of MICIP Continuous Communication

This issue of MICIP Continuous Communication includes important information about limited maintenance goals, MICIP platform features, the MICIP Collaboration Series, and more!


Did you know that when deactivating a MICIP user who has assigned strategies
and activities, these assignments can be easily transferred to another user?
Scroll to the bottom of the user management screen and click on the hyperlink of the deactivated user.

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Here you can select another user who will be assigned to that particular strategy or activity.

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MICIP PlatformLimited Maintenance Goals

On February 2, 2023, MDE released a memo regarding limited maintenance goals. A limited maintenance goal is a former ASSIST goal that will allow districts to monitor it and include it in their SY23-24 consolidated application. It will be limited only to a goal, strategy, and activities that have been previously approved.

The MICIP development team is creating a new platform feature for release by February 28, 2023, where districts can enter the information for the new limited maintenance goals. There will be a limited window of time for districts to enter limited maintenance goals into their MICIP portfolios once the new platform is released. This window will close on June 30, 2023, and after this date districts will only have the option to create active goals or move active goals into maintenance.

Look for more information about limited maintenance goals in February 2023 via the MICIP website, MICIP Continuous Communication Special Edition, and the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) Thursday Communication.

Training for MICIP Limited Maintenance Goals

10:00 – 11:00 am, Friday, February 24

Appropriate for ISDs and districts. The presentation will be recorded and posted.

Connection information is as follows:

SWFT logoStatewide Field Team

The Statewide Field Team is excited to share the January Newsletter - Instructional Leadership Routines. 

PL logoMICIP User Group

The next MICIP User Group Conversation will take place on Monday, February 6 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm.

We will engage in a discussion of writing systems goals in MICIP. If you did not attend the Systems webinar, you might want to review these System webinar slides prior to the meeting. Note: Once the power point and recording have been posted to the MICIP web site, this slide link will be deleted.

Connecting information is as follows:

Future meetings for 2023 include the following dates and topics; all conversations take place from 1:00 – 2:00 PM

  • March 6 – Maintenance Goals
  • April 10 – Monitoring Impact
  • May 1 – Participant Choice

You will find the resources and recordings for the entire year at the User Group Dashboard.  

Specific meeting invitations are sent based on the data in this survey. If you have not completed it, please do so to ensure that you receive the most up-to-date information.

You only need to complete the survey once, not for each meeting.

virtual meetingMICIP Collaboration Series

MDE is again offering a four-part MICIP Collaboration Series allowing participants to engage with colleagues across the state as well as with their own district teams in the MICIP process.

The series is intended to address the variation in readiness and capacity for districts across the state to engage in continuous improvement work. It also attempts to value the work districts have put into MICIP over the past several years.

The series provides choices for where to onboard with the learning and provides opportunities for district teams to learn and collaborate around their own MICIP plans.  

The intended audience for the series is district and school leaders responsible for continuous improvement. This is inclusive of district and building administrators, teacher leaders, or other school staff. District readiness will dictate which sessions may be most appropriate.

The series will take place on alternate Wednesdays from 8:30—11:30 am using the zoom platform. Session 1 has already been completed, but there are still three more sessions:

  1. Session 2 – February 15, 2023 – Strategies and Activities - The first two hours will focus on strategies and activities while the final optional hour will focus on MICIP and the ’23-’24 Consolidated Application.
  2. Session 3 – March 1, 2023 – Monitoring and Adjusting – There will be two options based on readiness – an introductory level as well as a session for those that already have a good handle on the mechanics.
  3. Session 4 – March 15, 2023 – Two Flexible Options – Teamwork time or topical breakouts based on participant feedback from sessions 1-3.

Participants are welcome to attend the sessions that best fit their readiness and context. The ability to be present at every session is not a requirement for participation.

SCECHs will be offered based on attendance. Series registration can be completed at this link: MICIP 2023 Collaboration Series Registration. You will find the series dashboard at this link: MICIP 2023 Collaboration Series Dashboard.

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MICIP for Districts and Schools Identified for Additional Supports

  • 10:00 – 11:00 am, Thursday, February 9
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm, Wednesday, February 15

This presentation will help districts and schools understand how to use MICIP to meet the requirements for this identification.

The sessions are identical and will be recorded.

This same information will be shared with MDE and ISD personnel supporting these districts and schools at the Collaborative Partner meeting on Wednesday, February 8. More information regarding the Collaborative Partner meeting will be coming soon.

Connection information for both sessions is the same:

checklistRequest for Survey Resources

In addition to talking directly to those represented in data (street data), a number of districts have expressed a desire for survey resources to collect perception data, including from students, staff, parents, community members.

If you have surveys that your school or district has used, consider sharing them with the field. Send them to Ben Boerkoel at boerkoelb@michigan.gov, and we will consider posting them to the MICIP website under Resources from the Field. We will be happy to acknowledge the source.

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