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OPTIMISE (Virtual Event)

OPTIMISE (Virtual Event)

June Professional Learning

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
8:30 AM - 2:45 PM (EDT)

This event will be held via zoom and a link will be sent out closer to the event.

Event Details


Presenters - Laurie VanderPloeg and Kathy Fortino

As this groundbreaking effort continues, join us virtually for an interactive session to hear updates and provide feedback with the OPTIMISE team regarding the work around building, supporting, and sustaining a NEW education system that can enthusiastically attract, prepare, and retain an effective and diverse special education workforce to serve individuals across Michigan. MAASE members have served in key leadership roles, effectively shaping this work to best serve our students, educators and families. OPTIMISE wants and needs to hear from you!!!

 You won't want to miss new recommendations and updates from new action teams:

  • Supporting student behavior
  • Updated credentials/standards for teachers and administrators
  • How we can best support attracting and preparing paraeducators
  • Strategies of increasing the number of special education personnel in the pipeline
  • Workload/caseload and paperwork reduction action teams
  • Elevating the Profession campaign strategies

 The OPTIMISE team will be joined by their marketing firm to discuss how our public relations networks can help. Does your district have a PR or communications leader? If so, invite them to join us!!

We know how the end of the year gets, the days pass quickly and the work is heavy, that is why this final event of the school year is virtual, and all packed into one great day of learning!  Every moment of this presentation will apply to your daily work. 

Included in this virtual day of learning will be Developing Leaders sessions AND the General Membership Meeting. 

Developing Leaders is THE place to solve current problems of practice with other MAASE members. Topics for this informal "Ed Camp" opportunity are brainstormed prior to the event. During the sessions, notes are taken to capture the information and resources shared by fellow MAASE members on the hot topic of the day. The General Membership Meeting is where you will hear state level updates from MDE OSE and our lobbyist. You will also hear updates from the President on the Board meetings, current MAASE work and have the opportunity to give input on the direction of the organization.

For More Information:

Lindsey Zeller
Lindsey Zeller
Manager of Membership & Marketing MAASE