Michigan Mathematics Educators (#MichME) (Course # 20CUR0930)

Starts: 10/28/2020*
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

*This group will meet five times a year. The dates and times will be decided in breakout groups during the first meeting.


Registration open through 4/29/2021 8:00 AM EST


279 seats currently available.



The registration period has closed for this event.


Course Description

Michigan Mathematics Educators (#MichME) is a collaborative networking group where administrators, math coaches, math specialists, and math teachers work together to learn and implement effective teaching and learning of mathematics.


For the 2020-2021 school year, we will meet virtually with educators across the state who are interested in common topics. While this is a group that will focus on what works in teaching and learning mathematics K-12, it will also offer an amazing networking and personal reflection opportunity for all involved.

While the format and cost is changing, the quality you have come to expect will not change. #MichME's core values are building relationships, cultivating a growth mindset, and deeper learning through dialogue.



In order to bring members a larger scope of learning and networking, this year #MichME is proud to partner with some of the best teachers, coaches, and consultants from the state of Michigan (e.g. Oakland Schools, Muskegon Area ISD, Calhoun ISD, Wexford-Missaukee ISD, Kent City Community Schools, Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, Zeeland Public Schools, and Waterford Schools). Membership will also open up to educators from all around the state. This enhancement will allow members additional opportunities to build relationships.


Click here to see the breakout options available this year at #MichME


Enjoy this short video from Rusty Anderson and Marcus Deja to tell you more about what to expect as a member of #MichME this year!





Marcus Deja is a Mathematics Specialist at Kent ISD. His previous roles include working at All Saints Academy Middle School before spending four years at Kent Innovation High School. During these years, Marcus grew to understand relationships to be the most critical aspects of a thriving environment. He has taken his experiences of Project/Problem Based Learning and a student-centered classroom and aligned it to a belief in supporting educators for adaptive changes in the profession. His passions include creating equitable environments and opportunities for all students and staff, using inquiry and experiences to establish conceptual understanding, developing effective system alignment and creating the appropriate conditions for a learning culture.

Rusty Anderson is a leader in mathematics education and supports area educators as the mathematics consultant at Kent ISD.  Rusty provides training, coaching, and professional learning in the area of Mathematics curriculum, instruction and assessment.  Prior to working as an educational consultant, Rusty taught high school mathematics in North Carolina for six years before moving to Michigan and teaching for the past year at Kent Innovation High School.  As a member of many local and state education groups, Rusty is an active learner who continues the study of best practices in mathematics education both through these professional organizations and also being active in online social networks.

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Course Cost

There is no charge for this course.

Credit Information

Course: Hours - 5





  • Rusty Anderson, Kent ISD
  • Carrie Carlson, Muskegon Area ISD
  • Jennifer Curtis, Oakland Schools
  • Marcus Deja, Kent ISD
  • Gerri Devine, Oakland Schools
  • Kim Fox, Calhoun ISD
  • Kristin Frang, Muskegon Area ISD
  • Kristin Haga, Godwin Heights Public Schools
  • Scott Kortlandt, Waterford Schools
  • Tracy Krafft, Godwin Heights Public Schools
  • Andy Ley, Byron Center Public Schools
  • Tara Maynard, Zeeland Public Schools
  • Jodi Redman, Wexford-Missaukee ISD
  • Debbie Schuitema, Godfrey-Lee Public Schools
  • Marie Smerigan, Oakland Schools
  • Jess Tufnell, Kent City Community Schools
  • Danielle Vossekuil, Muskegon Area ISD
  • Kelli VanSetters, Ottawa Area ISD