"The professional development organized for Mill Creek Middle School by WISD was well thought out, meaningful, and spot on. Thank you for helping plant seeds to move our staff forward in authentic dialogue around students and growth." - Jami Bronson, Principal
Instructional Services works in collaboration with local districts, state agencies, universities and other intermediate school districts in all aspects of curriculum and instruction, focused on assisting local districts and school buildings in improving and enhancing student achievement.
Outlines the achievement initiatives work that WISD supports Secondary Options
Effective Instructional Practices
Overview of curriculum and instruction services including grade level content expectations, curriculum framework, personal curriculum, literacy, reading, math and science strategies and benchmarks. Michigan Common Core State Standards
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of K-12 academic standards in Mathematics and English language arts that will ensure that all students have the academic knowledge and skills they need to succeed after high school. Multiple Assessments of Common High Expectations
Literacy, mathmatical knowledge and application, content knowledge, identifying and accessing resources, communication, personal and interpersonal skills. Personalized Learning
Teaching and Learning Teams
Instructional Consultants and conference on teaching and learning toolkit.
Career and Tech Preparation
The Career Preparation System is designed to provide all students completing the Michigan education system with the necessary academic, technical, and work behavior knowledge and skills for success in a career of their choice and lifelong learning.
First Steps Washtenaw/Early On
First Steps Washtenaw/Early On - Parent education program offered through each school district in Washtenaw County, open to all families with children 0 to 5 in their preparation for school Michigan School Readiness Program
MSRP helps children get ready for school, increases attendance and reduces the number of children who repeat a grade by almost one-half. The programs provide strong family involvement/ parent education components as well as preschool education. Washtenaw County Head Start
Project Head Start was designed to help break the cycle of poverty by providing preschool children of low income families with a comprehensive program to meet their emotional, social, health, nutritional and educational needs. Washtenaw Success by 6 Great Start Collaborative
Washtenaw Success by 6 Great Start Collaborative provides resources for parents, including information on child development, preschool, child care, health insurance, and parenting classes.
Education Project for Homeless Youth
Educational Project for Homeless Youth (EPHY):
is a program of the WISD operating on grant funds from federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act awarded through the Michigan Department of Education. EPHY has been serving the 10 school districts in Washtenaw County since 1987. EPHY's primary goal is to help homeless children and youth enroll, regularly attend and succeed in school. We provide assistance with 'proof of residency' issues, enrollment documents, transportation, school supplies, advocacy, one-on-one tutoring and referrals to community agencies. Education Project Referral Form
Document contains Family/Student Referral Form, Temporary Residence statement, Permision to provide service/ release or exchange information, Know Your Rights, and Education Project Services. We are a project of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District that works to ensure students in temporary living situations enroll, regularly attend and succeed in school. Gifted and Talented Resources
Gifted and Talented website resources for educators, parents and students. These websites can help answer questions, highlight specific opportunities and connect parents and teachers of gifted students. Helpful Resources for Homeless Families and Youth
PDF file Washtenaw County Homeless School Liaisons List
PDF file Washtenaw International High School
Washtenaw International High School is a free, public, consortium high school for students in participating Washtenaw County school districts. Widening Advancement for Youth - Washtenaw
WAY Washtenaw is a county pilot program designed to provide a technology-rich, online, project-based learning environment for students who are enrolled in the program. This year-round educational program is targeting students who are 16-19 years old and are at risk of not graduating with their cohort. The pilot program will begin in the Fall of 2010 and will be carefully evaluated for effectiveness.
Livingston and Washtenaw Math and Science Center Teacher Workroom
The Teacher Workroom houses equipment and materials which are available for educational purposes
for Improving Educational Outcomes
of Youth Transitioning Out of Foster Care
Teens aging out of foster care struggle to make the transition to independent living and
are particularly vulnerable to under-education, unemployment, earnings below the poverty level,
homelessness and poor health.1 Schools can make a tremendous difference in the lives of these
teens, serving as a point of stability and equipping them with the skills they need to be successful. Document in PDF format.