SAM Update 6-16-17

 Hi SAM Members!

This was and outstanding week for SAM!  It was great to see so many of our members engaged in the the SAM LPLP Provider Symposium, SAM Da Rud Cup Golf Scramble, SAM Board of Directors Meeting, 11th Annual Evening of Excellence and SAM Delegate Assembly 2017!  Thankyou to all who participated and contributed to these events that are so important to our association.  Here are a couple of items for your consideration...
Providing Input on the ESSA Montana Plan
The Office of Public Instruction has recently sent notice to schools about the effort to collect input on the Montana ESSA Plan (through the end of June) that will be resubmitted to the US Department of Education by the end of July.  Click HERE to go to the ESSA webpage on the OPI site for information.  During an engaging dialogue at the SAM Delegate Assembly 2017, a request was made that this SAM Update contain some pertinent information that would help administrators provide input to the OPI on their thoughts about what the new plan should contain before the public comment period (begins in July) on the Draft plan.  So here are some suggestions for the easiest way to provide input...
The Guiding Document allow you to submit you input in each of the area outlined by the webinars.  The MT-PEC has been reviewing the current plan suggestions and has submitted reponse to two of areas that you may want to review when thinking about submitting a response.
Please consider submitting a response to the webinars using the Guiding Document forms -- it is easy to do.  It is important for the voice of our education leaders to be heard in the recrafting of the Montana ESSA Plan.
Please take a moment to sign up NOW so that we can meet the commitment Montana gave to Dr. Bill Daggett to return to Montana complimentary if we (administrators) would return to the SAM Administrators Institute 2017 and bring a teacher team with you! (111 administrators indicated they would do so in the SAM AI 2016 conference survey).  The SAM Administrators Institute 2017 is scheduled at the Radisson Colonial Hotel in Helena from July 31st - August 2, 2017

You can expect your school team to gain valuable insight into current issues in education such as transforming education and personalized learning, leading for social emotional learning, leadership of contemporary issues, leadership and technology, and the new "Social Media Lounge".  The SAM Administrators Institute is designed to enhance your planning for the 2017-18 school year. 

Please click HERE to see the Draft Agenda and HERE to see the Instuctional Leadership Summit outstanding Clinic Sessions on August 2, and click HERE to Register for the Conference.  

Don't delay, sign up today!

The SAM Board requests your consideration of signing up for the SAM LPLP 2017-18!  Montana administrators, both new and experienced, are registering to be a part of SAM's innovative approach to professional learning, the SAM LPLP.  Click HERE to view a 4 minute video describing SAM LPLP 2017-18.  Click HERE to register for SAM LPLP 2017-18!  Please sign up now to take advantage of this personalized professional learning.
The successful development of the SAM advocacy priorities took place at the Delegate Assembly 2017 today.  We will be preparing the Postions and Resolutions adopted by the Delegates for the consideration of the SAM membeship at the SAM Business Meeting atMCEL 2017 on October 19 in Billings.  We sure hope you will plan to attend MCEL 2017 and the SAM Business Meeting to participate in the Advocacy process.  Have an outstanding weekend!


Past Updates:

SAM Update 6-9-17.pdf 

SAM Update 6-2-17.pdf

SAM Update 5.26.17.pdf

SAM Update 5-19-17.pdf

SAM Update 5-12-17.pdf

SAM Friday Update 4-28-17.pdf