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State Board of Education leaders provide ASSISTance for beginning teachers, experienced teachers, and administrators!

Investment 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 teachers.