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Great Lakes East
Comprehensive Center

Annual Plan of Work

The Great Lakes East Comprehensive Center, a five-year contract funded by the U.S. Department of Education, is working closely with other technical assistance providers, regional comprehensive centers, national content centers, and regional educational laboratories. Great Lakes East focuses its technical assistance and support to address topics identified by the Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio departments of education and the priorities of the U.S. Department of Education related to No Child Left Behind (NCLB) implementation.

2005–06 State Goals

The Indiana Department of Education has determined the following three areas of focus:

  • Developing policies and procedures for assisting local education agencies in corrective action.
  • Developing policies and procedures for assisting non-Title I schools in need of improvement.
  • Developing procedures and processes for measuring the effectiveness of the state-offered professional development.

Michigan is focusing attention in two areas: teacher quality and high school redesign. The priorities are as follows:

  • Reviewing and recertifying teacher preparation programs.
  • Exploring effective alternative certification programs.
  • Developing and implementing a tool for educators to use in planning their professional learning.
  • Adopting and implementing new high school graduation standards for all students.

Ohio has identified three priority areas that directly support the focus of technical assistance under Great Lakes East. These priority areas are as follows:

  • Enhancing the content knowledge of special education teachers to promote teacher quality.
  • Exploring data-driven decision-making approaches that use technology tools to enable principals and teachers to analyze and use data to improve assessment and instruction.
  • Exploring a system for credentialing professional development providers and supplemental educational service providers.

The state initiatives identified above are the broad, publicly identified focus areas for Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. Our commitment is to be driven by the NCLB-related needs identified by each state and the priorities of the U.S. Department of Education.


State Goals for Other Years

2006–07 State Goals
2007–08 State Goals


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