State Board of Education leaders provide ASSISTance
for beginning teachers, experienced teachers, and administrators!
in quality teachers yields high returns in student success. Michigan's
State Board of Education members are pleased to make this ASSIST web
site available to Michigan educators in line with the educational initiatives
proposed in its Ensuring Excellent Educators Task Force report. The
Michigan Department of Education's investment in these "Advocating Strong Standards-based Induction Support for
Teachers" (ASSIST) web site resources and modules provides a consistent
24/7 availability of resources to educators across Michigan.
These resources provide an innovative means of transforming teacher
induction and mentoring program standards into realistic materials
on an on-demand delivery approach. Beginning teachers, mentors, and
school building administrators have access to research based frameworks
for thinking, learning, and teaching for success. Within the ASSIST
resources are professional tools for peer assisted learning, observation
tools, and documentation systems that promote performance-based learning.
The ASSIST materials also provide tools that strengthen high quality
instructional leaders to better motivate and work with high quality