Spring Institute 2022 Resources:
Alternative Education/K-12/Early Childhood
- GED Testing Services:
GED Testing Service offers the only learner-centric program that is recognized and portable from state to state. The program is based on the expectations and standards for college- and career-readiness and will lead to better outcomes in education.
- Michigan Learnport:
A division of Michigan Virtual Schools: Michigan Learnport® provides online learning solutions for educators. Through Michigan Learnport, you can access you can access high-quality courses and resources, meet professional development requirements, earn state continuing Education Clock Hours and more.
- Afterschool Alliance:
Works to ensure that all children have access to affordable quality afterschool programs
- Early Childhood Research & Practice:
A peer-reviewed multilingual journal on the development, care and education of young children
English as a Second Language. The Michigan ESL Professional Advisory Committee seeks to provide ESL adult educators with the greater sense of cohesiveness through a forum for discussion and education.
The Michigan Alternative Education organization purpose is to advocate quality alternative education for Michigan youth, to provide a network of support for alternative educators and students, and to promote awareness of alternative education at the local, state and federal levels.
- Michigan Afterschool Partnership:
Supporting after-school initiatives Michigan children and youth will have the opportunity to participate in high-quality after-school programs that support their success through social, cultural, physical and intellectual development.
- Michigan’s Children:
Michigan’s Children is the only statewide independent voice working to ensure that public policies are made in the best interest of children from cradle to career. We focus on influencing public policies that can reduce disparities in child outcomes such as the academic achievement gap – disparities that are caused by economic hardships coupled with structural barriers by race or ethnicity. Our goals are to catalyze support from elected and appointed public officials to prioritize the needs of Michigan’s most challenged children – children of color and children from low-income families – and to ensure that their decision-making reflects that; and to build public will and influence public action.
- Michigan Recreation & Park Association:
Provides advocacy, resources and professional development opportunities to a devoted and diverse membership of park and recreation agencies, professionals, vendors and advocates.
- National Association for the Education of Young Children:
NAEYC ‘s mission is to serve and act on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with primary focus on the provision of educational developmental services and resources.
- National Council of State Directors of Adult Education:
The purpose of the NCSDAE is: to attend to legislative needs and concerns, to work with other adult education organizations, to exchange ideas and solve common problems, and to establish and maintain a nationwide communication network regarding national policy and legislative issues.
- Youth Service America (YSA):
Youth changing the world when young people have the chance to serve their communities everyone benefits. Young people gain skills necessary to success in schools, in the workplace, and in life. The community develops strong diverse groups of inspired, civically engaged young people.