Council of Academic Leadership

About the Council of Academic Leadership

The Council of Academic Leadership (CAL), which was re-established in May of 2011, has quickly become an integral part of The Metropolitan Bureau of School Studies by providing a strong forum for the sharing of instructional programs and practices among member school districts. CAL is comprised primarily of curriculum and instruction leaders from the three Metropolitan Detroit counties, but also includes members from outstate school districts, Wayne State and Oakland Universities.

The Council of Academic Leadership serves as a clearinghouse for current instructional practices of member districts while also identifying needed in-service activities not currently offered through other agencies. The  Council,  recognizing  that  new educational practices being investigated for consideration and possible implementation face  the constraints of a tight budget, assists member districts by showcasing presentations from only those educational leaders who have demonstrated success and have presented topics that are relevant, innovative, but most of all economically feasible to replicate.

CAL meets monthly to share common curriculum/assessment concerns and to seek ideas and solutions to benefit all students within our member districts. Each meeting begins with a guest presenter or a panel discussion of a relevant educational topic. Meetings regularly include presentations from K-12 teachers and university faculty that focus on innovative instructional practices and the use of technology in the classroom. These interactive presentations include active and spirited dialogue among CAL members and guests. CAL meetings conclude with a round robin sharing on each member district’s current status update as it relates to instruction and curriculum. The meetings are open to curriculum, instruction and technology leaders from member districts.

The Council also keeps current with political and legal issues impacting instruction and curriculum matters by inviting national, state and local instructional leaders who are knowledgeable  and actively involved in those areas that impact our member districts.

Finally, The Council of Academic Leadership serves at the pleasure of its member Metro Bureau Districts and, as a result, will reflect only those ideas, values and practices that are in their best interests.

Our Mission

The Council of Academic Leadership offers a forum to inform, network and learn with and from colleagues.

Contact

Nancy J. Campbell Ed. D.

Associate Executive Director

Phone: 313-577-1611

CAL Resources

Meeting Schedule
Eidex Breakfast & Learn-Identifying Students with Learning Loss: Beginning Questions
04/28/2021
https://vimeo.com/542669912
A Comprehensive Student Safety Assessment presentation by Rebecca Heitsch, Restorative Practice Coach, Lynne Swerhone, School Mental Health Specialist of West Bloomfield School District
03/26/2021
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KcvYhQQg0vhpv7DxjqRrtnOzpuuIyMnD_1Q9QU4S9Ms/edit?usp=sharing
Southfield Public Schools - Teaching & Learning Showcase Resources
02/26/2021
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1h7kfHOH8p5tDJeultYJ0gW_3aI--4AcMpIISkc4RwMM/edit?usp=sharing
Southfield Public Schools - Teaching & Learning Showcase Resources
02/26/2021
https://www.canva.com/design/DAETygZHtf4/pYWHgiQ-r2uxgXpYEOZ1Pg/view?utm_content=DAETygZHtf4&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link&utm_source=sharebutton
The Concurrent Classroom
02/26/2021
https://padlet.com/alexmcneece/gycxtyth39bdgtr4
Certification updates
08/11/2020
CAL January 2021 meeting
01/22/2021
Alternative School Models presentation
05/26/2019
Taylor School District's Road to Instructional Coaching
03/22/2019
Health Curriculum and Instuction Handouts
04/26/2019
Munetrix Presentation
02/22/2019
Michigan Merit Curriculum
10/25/2019
Personal Curriculum Roles and Steps
10/25/2019
Personal Curriculum Types
10/25/2019
Request for Personal Curriculum for Students With An IEP
10/25/2019
Social Studies Framework
05/15/2020
What if the Graduation Requirements Do Not Make Sense for Some Students
10/25/2019
Request for Personal Curriculum for General Education Students
10/25/2019