Overview of Planned Work
Great Lakes Comprehensive Center (GLCC) implemented a new process for technical assistance planning for Year 5. Rather than developing a plan designed around the requests from MDE office directors and deputy superintendents, the Michigan state manager and project leads reviewed MDE goals and strategies, Year 4 projects, and proposed projects for Year 5. GLCC leadership reviewed the proposals using a newly developed technical assistance selection criteria checklist (Appendix A). Following the review, four project proposals with strong potential to advance MDE goals and strategies were presented to MDE’s Chief Deputy Superintendent for approval. Two projects are multiyear initiatives that will be completed in Year 5. Year 5 project summaries are provided next.