Ionia County & Montcalm Area Intermediate School Districts

2023-2024 MAISD CORE Literacy Network FOCUS: Student -centered Coaching book

The MAISD CORE, partially funded under Michigan's 35a(4) early literacy funds and supporting literacy coaching under all funding sources is dedicated to building skill and capacity in implementing research-based literacy coaching to support all students in our Montcalm County. CORE, which stands for “Coaching Our Reading Educators,” is the goal of our members coaches, and this year, we approach that goal by diving into Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves by Diane Sweeney and Leanna Sulzer Harris. We will use this mentor text to shift towards an evidence-based model that focuses on student outcomes. For those Montcalm coaches who already attend the MAISD Coaches network (facilitated by Miranda Holmberg), which supports coaches of all types throughout our county, this offering is complementary. Attending both series will enhance your work as you begin to lean on research and mutual support from other coaches who have a specific focus on literacy.


Lunch is included with each session.


**Please see flyer for additional dates.



Access Event Flyer HERE: 2023-2024 MAISD CORE Literacy Network FOCUS: Student -centered Coaching book


Event date(s): Friday, September 8, 2023 through Friday, March 8, 2024


Event times: 10:45 AM through 3:00 PM



K-5 instructional coaches and leaders who want to learn more about Student-Centered
Coaching and how we can apply this coaching model with the Essential Literacy Practices in conjunction with your district curricular resources to improve outcomes for students.


Priority to districts within MAISD. Addl spaces may be opened beyond MAISD.


Registration is $150.00 for outside of the MAISD/local districts.


  • Many events carry a 20% discount for MAISD schools and districts. Some events are entirely free to MAISD schools and districts. See flyer (above) for details. Discount will be confirmed at billing.


  • Cancellations BEFORE the registration deadline will be at no cost. Please contact prior to the registration deadline if a cancellation is needed.


  • Cancellations AFTER the registration deadline will be charged $25. In some cases, late cancellations may be charged up to 100% of the event registration and material costs. After the registration deadline, MAISD orders materials for registered participants.






Registration open through 9/25/2023 11:45 PM

Continuing Education

SCECHs: Units - 15


Presenter(s): Heather Phillips

Heather Phillips is the Early Childhood Literacy Coordinator at MAISD. She is a passionate educator serving as the MAISD Early Childhood Literacy Coordinator. Her Master’s degree is from Michigan State University in educational leadership, and her B.A. from Grand Valley State University in Psychology/Special Education continues to enhance her mission to serve educators, caregivers, and students with compassion and effective practices. She believes in the power of coaching to transform individuals or groups. Some of her most recent professional learning has been with university researchers and other experts around the literacy essentials, engaging children, and the Historically Responsive Literacy Framework.


Registration Deadline: 9/25/2023 11:45 PM

For more information, contact: (616) 225-4700



Montcalm Area ISD - Hamler Administration Building

621 New Street
Stanton, MI 48888


Remaining registrations for this event: 11




Montcalm Area ISD - Hamler Administration Building

621 New Street
Stanton, MI 48888

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