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Learning Network

The Learning Network is an effective leadership development program that supports leadership teams to improve overall school achievement and to close achievement gaps through targeted improvement of learning and teaching.

Schools are encouraged to participate in the Learning Network, as it fulfills part of their academic grant requirements and has proven to be beneficial to schools.  We are asking that each school provide a coach who will be the head of the team. We still expect the team to consist of 3-4 people from your school. 

*Please note that once you register your team for the first Learning Network in August, your team will not need to register again as we expect the team to stay the same. 


Location and Dates


GVSU L. William Seidman Center
50 Front Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

August 7-8, 2017
October 26, 2017
January 24, 2018
March 15, 2018
May 9, 2018

East K-6 Cohort

GVSU Detroit Center
163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226

August 14-15, 2017 
October 24, 2017
January 22, 2018
March 13, 2018
May 7, 2018

EAST 6-12 Cohort

GVSU Detroit Center
163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226

August 16-17, 2017
October 25, 2017
January 23, 2018
March 14, 2018
May 8, 2018

Important Reminders

  • Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
  • Team should consist of the coach and 2-3 school leaders. The team should stay the same the entire school year.
  • Network will run from 9am to 4pm. 
  • The school must participate fully in the Learning Network to receive that portion of the 2017/18 academic grant award.

Learning Network


If you have questions regarding the Learning Network, please contact Erin Abel at or (616) 331-9094.