Michigan recently revised its school improvement mindset, process, and platform to create the new Michigan's Integrated Continuous Improvement Process, or MICIP. MICIP is based on the basic tenets of a high-quality continous improvement process, which should include the following:
- Equitable opportunities, environments, and supports resulting in students that are healthy, safe, engaged, challenged, and supported,
- A continuous cycle of improvement that informs the way we work on a daily basis (rather than being an annual event designed to meet compliance requirements),
- Improvement processes that are integrated rather than isolated,
- Continuous improvement targets that reflect non-academic areas that influence academic achievement (rather than just academics by themselves),
- Improvement plans that consider systems necessary to support high-quality implementation of actions and high levels of student outcomes.
- A committment to understanding students through lenses that consider not only needs, but also assets.
If you have questions, or if you'd like assistance with any aspect of your continuous improvement process at any time, please contact Lindsay Brindley, regional school improvement facilitator,
Phone: 906-632-3373, ext. 5114
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education Major: Language Arts Minor: Biology Master of Arts in Curriculum Development and Instruction
Ms. Lindsay Brindley
School Improvement Facilitator, Language Arts/Social Studies Curriculum Consultant
As a school improvement facilitator locally and at the state level, Lindsay supports districts as they establish practical systems for continuous improvement; this commitment closely relates to her instructional consulting position in both language arts and social studies, through which she works to increase viable curriculum, high-quality instruction, and robust assessment practices throughout the region.
Lindsay has taught locally at both the elementary and secondary levels, and has coordinated professional learning for local districts, multiple regions, and at the state level for over fifteen years. She continues to enhance her learning with certifications in Blueprint Facilitation, Adaptive Schools, Cognitive Coaching, and Reading Apprenticeship, as well as membership in a variety of professional organizations, including as a past board member of both the Michigan Council for Teachers of English and the Michigan Council for History Education. She is also a coordinating member of Michigan School Improvement Facilitators’ Network and the Michigan Continuous School Improvement workgroup, contributing to MDE’s recent redesign of the statewide Integrated Continuous Improvement Process.
K-12 Social Studies Instruction and Teacher Leader Corps
6-12 Literacy Instruction
MTSS Literacy, MTSS Strengthening Systems
Continuous School Improvement
Collaborative Learning Cycle
Blueprint for Systemic Reconfiguration
Reading/Writing Workshop, Reading Apprenticeship