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Friday, March 2 • 8:00am - 8:45am
Updates from the Michigan Department of Education and the DTMB

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Do you have questions about teacher certification and changes to the highly qualified rules? Curious about the M-STEP? Are you wondering what opportunities for grant funding are available? If so, this session is for you. Unable to join us for this timeslot and have burning questions? Come find us at our booth in the exhibit hall!


Rashell Bowerman

Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
Rashell Bowerman is an Educational Consultant Specialist with the Michigan Department of Education. With an emphasis in the areas of instruction and intervention, her position allows her to support Michigan’s school districts as they strive to improve achievement for all students... Read More →

Jill Griffin

Education Consultant, Michigan Department of Education
Dr. Griffin’s current work includes work with schools to close the achievement gap through the statewide African American Student Initiative (AASI).  The work through the AASI includes providing cultural proficiency leadership, training, and networking opportunities.  Much of... Read More →
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Ruth Anne Hodges

Manager, Education Experiences Unit, Michigan Department of Education
Ruth Anne Hodges is the Supervisor of the Education Experiences Unit in the Michigan Department of Education. Responsibilities of the unit include work around accelerated learning including Tier 1 instruction, essential skills, and engaging learning opportunities. Other responsibilities... Read More →

TJ Smolek

Michigan Department of Education
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MiSTEM Executive Director, Michigan Department of Education
The MiSTEM Network is a government support service created to engage schools and communities in authentic learning experiences that encourage interest and build awareness of STEM jobs. The Network provides a convening space to support schools in increasing achievement in STEM learning... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am EST
Capitol 4 Radisson Hotel