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FAME LogoFormative Assessment for Michigan Educators (FAME)

“Formative assessment is a planned, ongoing process used by all students and teachers during learning and teaching to elicit and use evidence of student learning to improve student understanding of intended disciplinary learning outcomes and support students to become more self-directed learners.”

For additional information about FAME, please contact Kim Young, YoungK1@michigan.gov

2018-2019 FAME NEW Coach Application Information: 

The Michigan Department of Education, together with other project partners, is excited to announce the 11th year of a professional learning initiative, Formative Assessment for Michigan Educators (FAME).  

The primary purpose of this initiative is to establish a foundation and process that will promote teacher collaboration and planning for effective formative assessment practices in the classroom.  The model relies on building a cadre of Michigan educators to serve as coaches for site-based learning teams of teachers and administrators in Michigan schools.

Through face-to-face trainings and via distance technologies (e.g., social networking, webinars, and a resource website), coaches are trained to provide job-embedded support for learning teams.  Coaches work with learning teams to create a collaborative learning environment in which team members learn about, implement, and reflect on formative assessment practices in their classrooms. To be most effective, learning teams will continue their work over a three-year period, facilitated by the FAME coach.

FAME May Be Looking for YOU!

  • Do you have a history of successful collaboration and enjoy supporting classroom teachers?
  • Are you an educator (teacher, administrator, district leader) looking to gain personal and professional growth in coaching and The Formative Assessment Process?
  • Are you willing to commit to and work with a team of classroom teachers to create a collaborative learning environment?

Join this statewide professional learning initiative and work with a learning team to facilitate learning of effective formative assessment practices. There are up to 80 open slots for the 2018-19 coach cohort. 

Requirements and time commitments for this program include:

  • Recruiting a learning team of six to eight teachers (with an administrator option) who are interested in a multiple-year (at least three years) commitment to the project
  • Attending an informational webinar for coaches (date and time to be determined)
  • Planning and conducting a pre-launch meeting with your learning team
  • Attending Cognitive Coaching Seminars®; Days 1-4 Read more about Cognitive Coaching℠. (training for coaches only)
  • Attending a one-day face-to-face training with your learning team in the fall. There are several site and date options for attending Formative Assessment: Launching into Learning.
  • Facilitating monthly learning team meetings and 1-on-1 coaching conversations with team members
  • Attending and participating in various FAME coach webinars throughout the year
  • Collaborating with your assigned FAME Regional Lead Coach, the Michigan Department of Education, and other support partners to help the program grow and improve. Read more about FAME Initiative Expectations.

The FAME coach plays a critical role in the success of a learning team. Please give careful consideration to the requirements of, and commitment to, your colleagues and the initiative.