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Year 1 – TRIG Data Service Collaboratives

Southwest Michigan Consortium – (Total Award – 369,869.37)

SIS System Reporting – (Total budgeted amount – 72,000)

Purpose: Train end users to begin creating, modifying, and sharing reports throughout SW Consortium and potentially cross consortia.
Impact: 43 districts.

File Server Hosting consolidation– (Total budgeted amount – 255,503)

Purpose: Build additional capacity for file server hosting in the SW Region.
Impact: Will be able to provide file server hosting at a minimal cost to school districts.

Infinite Campus Data Integration– (Total budgeted amount – 25,000)

Purpose: Create the connector for Infinite Campus SIS so they will connect to Ed-FI.
Impact: 8 districts in SW Michigan but will be shared throughout the state with Infinite Campus districts.

Open Badges Collaborative– (Total budgeted amount – 17,366)

Purpose: Establish a platform and process for issuing open badges.
Impact: All districts in SW Michigan region, process has scalability to go statewide.


Kent ISD Consortium – (Total Award – 480,051.94)

Digital Content Management Delivery

Purpose: project will encourage standardizing the LMS platform by Providing high quality digital content, learning modules, and PD on using Digital content.
Impact: Kent Consortium - Ionia ISD, Kent ISD, Lenawee ISD, Mecosta-Osceola ISD, Monroe ISD, Montcalm ISD, Ottawa ISD.


Intra Michigan – (Total Award – 408,960.48)

Common "Green" Pupil accounting process (Developing a paperless audit system)

Purpose: data support office will work with local auditors, refine the process, expand from local WMISD pilots to more diverse testing and implement across the region. This work will continue in partnership with MDE to ensure viability with a goal of serving as the statewide model for paperless auditing.
Impact: Macomb, Manistee, West Shore and Wexford-Missaukee. Secondary partners, COOR and TBA are participating in work-projects.

Common report development for SIS and data warehouse

Purpose: Intra Michigan consortium will work to identify the highest needs and develop reporting tools to support educators.
Impact: Macomb, Manistee, West Shore and Wexford-Missaukee. Secondary partners, COOR and TBA are participating in work-projects.

Development of an "Early Warning System" tied to PowerSchool        

Purpose: System designed to alert administrators, counselors, social workers, and teachers when students have one or more alerts triggers that may indicate problems that need to be addressed.
Impact: Wexford ISD,West Shore ISD,Manistee ISD,Macomb ISD.

Regionalized common helpdesk with knowledge base system

Purpose: The INtra Michigan consortium will research, select, and adopt a common online helpdesk system to streamline support requests, assign work to appropriate staff, and to build a database of issues to aid in decision-making, reduce response time, and decrease training efforts.
Impact: Macomb, Manistee, West Shore and Wexford-Missaukee. Secondary partners, COOR and TBA are participating in work-projects.

Regional State Reporting & Instructional Data support              

Purpose: Regional support for pupil accounting and instructional technology & data support.
Impact: Macomb, Manistee, West Shore and Wexford-Missaukee. Secondary partners, COOR and TBA are participating in work-projects.

Collaboration on professional development for ISD and LEA staff                   

Purpose: The regional data support collaboratives will facilitate data Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Lead support staff will focus on state reporting and school cycle (e.g. report cards, assessment roster loading, etc.). Helpdesk staff will provide training on a wide range of technical matters, program enhancements and products, such as the EWS system. Programmers provide training on new reporting tools and customizations.
Impact: Macomb, Manistee, West Shore and Wexford-Missaukee. Secondary partners, COOR and TBA are participating in work-projects.

Rural Northern Michigan Consortium – (Total Award – 352,464.19)

Professional Development – (Total Budgeted Amount – 109,190)

Collaborative Work - standardization

Purpose: This initiative would convene workgroups of office administrative staff (principals and assistants) over the course of the year to create regional understanding and processes enabling true collaborative sharing and standardization of a variety of methods used for procedures like GPA calculations, attendance, enrollment, etc.
Impact: 6 ISD’s.

PD - Powerful Powerschool PD

Purpose: Staff participate in differentiated SIS training, targeted at their specific level of need.
Impact: 70% of ISD’s in RNMC will participate.

PD - Google Certified Educator or 21 things (Teachers)

Purpose: Enable teacher participation in either the Google Apps for Education workshops or the 21Things courses.
Impact: 80% of ISDs will participate in this initiative.


Data Center Services – (Total Budgeted Amount – 98,540)

DR & Centralized Backup

Purpose: Develop and implement a centralized a DR framework that can be utilized by our constituent districts across the consortium to lower costs while providing a more reliable and readily available service.
Impact: AMAESD, COPESD, Char-Em, and MARESA to collaboratively provide this back up data service for 31 LEAs serving nearly 30,000 students in two existing data center locations.

Expansion of Existing Data Center Services

Purpose: Enable the transition of DR and Centralized Backup to occur and will further expand the use of the SEN while also fostering continued collaboration and centralization of services, redirecting resources to classroom instruction and learning.
Impact: AMAESD, COPESD, Char-Em, and MARESA which includes 31 LEAs.

Centralized Meal Magic Service Migration

Purpose: Consolidate a number of districts to regional virtualized central servers, which will increase efficiency while reducing server maintenance and server hosting costs.
Impact: Districts throughout the Rural Northern Michigan Consortium.

Library Automation Services

Purpose: Create a tier of library automation services that is higher quality than our small schools currently have, eliminating the ongoing costs of the coop and/or licensing.
Impact: Chassell, Ontonagon, Wakefield, Bessemer, Ironwood, and CCISD will initially use
the system, although it could be expanded to support any number of districts.


Software Services – Total Budgeted Amount – 144,734.19)

Expand standardized Student Information System

Purpose: LEAs move to a common ISD-wide SIS platform hosted virtually. With this there can be greater economies of scale to training, local networking and expertise, and data system integration.
Impact: Numerous LEAs in CCISD, DSISD, and EUPISD.

Pilot System Management Software

Purpose: Sharing a single solution helps lower license costs, training costs, and builds a local network of expertise to lean on. We will be expanding the existing collaborative as a pilot implementation in the MARESA region.
Impact: Numerous districts throughout the RNMC.

Centralize servers, expand data acquisition and automation solutions

Purpose: CCISD will help lead the consortium to leverage and expand services provided by combining some of the 6 server installations to fewer centralized systems. This will result in license savings, hardware savings, and shared technical expertise, as well as creating scalable infrastructure for expansion.
Impact: Numerous districts throughout the RNMC.

Pilot online assessment solutions

Purpose: Assessments are critical to measuring and improving instruction. Developing quality online assessments that are tied to standards is time consuming and difficult to do well individually. CharEm will lead this initiative, as they and DIISD will be piloting online an assessment solution that can be shared between ISDs, districts.
Impact: Numerous districts throughout the RNMC.

File Server Hosting

Purpose: CCISD will help lead the consortium to combine some of the 6 server installations to fewer centralized systems which will lead to more data acquisition automation - taking forms, scanning them, and using the data to populate other systems (like automated Kindergarten registration, etc).
Impact: Numerous districts throughout the RNMC.

Data Warehouse solutions training

Purpose: AMAESD will provide extensive PD to assist local LEAs expand the use of data warehousing with the additional of question banks and automated grading solutions.
Impact: Numerous districts throughout the RNMC.


Greater Michigan Educational Consortium (Total award – 688654.02)

Online Readiness Instructional Tech (Total budgeted amount – $282,834.54)

Instructional Technology Collaborative


“TIE Academy” Collaborative Project Eaton

Purpose: The TIE Academy Series aims to help administrators and educators develop customized tech integration models of instruction that leverage the best practices of traditional models and take full advantage of the evolving nature of mobile technology.
Impact: Eaton RESA districts (Charlotte Public Schools, Eaton Rapids Public Schools, Grand Ledge Public Schools, Island City Academy, Maple Valley Schools, Oneida/Strange School, Potterville Public Schools, Relevant Academy) in collaboration with Ingham ISD.

Path to Online Assessment Readiness Initiative Calhoun/Jackson/Branch/Hillsdale

Purpose: Comprehensive plan and collaborative regional delivery model that complements, rather than competes with, other district initiatives such as blended/online learning, assessment/data analysis, efficient/effective communication and of course online assessments.
Impact: Calhoun, Jackson, Branch, Hillsdale.

Instructional Coaching Team Gratiot Isabella (w/LEAs)

Purpose: To develop a human-network of instructional coaches from within the ranks of the local districts.
Impact: Gratiot-Isabella RESD, Alma, Ashley, Beal City, Breckenridge, Fulton, Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, St. Louis and Shepherd.

St. Clair Instructional Technology Collaborative (w/LEAs)

Purpose: To build the capacity of teachers and administrators to develop a vision for digital learning, and design technology-rich learning environments.
Impact: Virtual LearningAcademy of St. Clair County and Algonac, Capac, East China, Marysville, Memphis, Port Huron, and Yale School Districts.

Teaching in the Testing Environment Initiative Ingham/Shiawasee/Eaton

Purpose: Create capacity in our local districts by providing training and support to all participating buildings in teaching in the testing environment.
Impact: Ingham ISD, Eaton RESA, Shiawassee RESD Dansville, East Lansing, Haslett, Holt, Lansing, Leslie, Mason, Okemos, Stockbridge, Waverly, Webberville, Williamston, Charlotte Public Schools, Eaton Rapids Public Schools, Grand Ledge Public Schools, Island City Academy, Maple Valley Schools, Oneida/Strange School, Potterville Public Schools, Relevant Academy.

Teaching in the Testing Environment Initiative


Virtual Professional Development Genesee (w/LEAs)

Purpose:This new initiative would use the grant funds to seed both a technical platform for hosting and serving virtual content.
Impact: Genesee ISD with Genesee County local districts.

Moodle Course Initiative Oakland Schools (w/LEAs)

Purpose: Oakland Schools will be developing and piloting high school courses in Moodle that are aligned with publically available curriculum in Atlas Rubicon.
Impact: Oakland ISD & LEAs.


Data Center Consolidation and Collaboration Initiative Grant (Total budgeted amount – 167,893)

Thumb Data Center Huron/Sanilac/Tuscola

Purpose: Provide shared, replicated storage and a start to providing shared computing power to the school districts in the Thumb through the expansion of two existing data centers and addition of a 3rd site for backup.
Impact: Huron ISD, Sanilac ISD, Tuscola ISD and the 24 LEAs and 6 Rural Schools within these ISDs.

Data Center Alternative Power Source

Purpose: The alternate power source would provide the necessary backup power for Lapeer ISD's Education and Technology Center to host a node in the SEN Activity. This facility hosts also hosts many services such as SIS, Moodle, Meal Magic, Financial, local file and print services as well as many online internet based services for the LEAs, PSAs, and local service agencies.
Impact: Lapeer ISD, five local districts, one PSA, and local community agencies

Central Michigan Data Center Hub

Purpose: This new consolidation/collaborative will provide shared, replicated storage and a start to providing shared computing power to the school districts in the service area through the expansion of two existing data centers (CCRESA and SRESD) and additional storage of a 3rd site (GIRESD) for backup.
Impact: Clinton County RESA, Gratiot Isabella RESD, Shiawassee RESD and the 22 LEAs within these ISDs.

Application Services/Data Center Consolidation BayArenac (w/LEAs)

Purpose: Project is geared toward consolidating services for transportation and food service software.
Impact: Bay-Arenac ISD and the 8 LEAs located within Bay and Arenac Counties.

Data Center Collaborative

Purpose: The goal of this initiative is to provide regional data center and application services to eliminate the inefficiencies of redundant services and to free resources that can then be redirected into the classroom.
Impact: Bay-Arenac, Clinton, Gratiot-Isabella, Huron, Lapeer, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac, Shiawassee, and Tuscola ISDs and their LEAs/PSAs.


Directory Services / Identity Management Project Grant (Total Budgeted amount – 19,618.75)

Identity Management Application Interface Project Clare/Gladwin

Purpose: using identity management (IDM) software to improve the provisioning of students within the local districts. With the use of IDM software CGRESD and its districts will be able to automate creating accounts for students to the many different systems CGRESD and its districts currently manage.
Impact: CGRESD and all five of its local districts.


Student Information System Integration Project Grant (Total Budgeted Amount – 123,728.25)

SIS Integration Collaborative Project Wayne/Oakland

Purpose: The purpose of this proposal is to automate processes to increase efficiency of course creation within Moodle, student enrollment into Moodle courses, and the integration of grades from the Moodle LMS to the MISTAR SIS.
Impact: Oakland Schools and Wayne RESA (total of 61 LEAs, 126 PSAs, and 476,071 students.)

SIS Hosting and Assessment Project

Purpose: To move the Skyward Data that is currently on Saginaw ISD's server to Bay Arenac ISD's server and also purchase service from BAISD to build assessments and train staff to build their own assessments aligned with the state standards.
Impact: Iosco RESA, BAISD, Whittemore Prescott Area Schools, Tawas Area Schools, Oscoda Area Schools, and Hale Area Schools.

REMCAM Statewide Collaboration ($94,579.48)

Purpose: In partnership with REMCAM, GMEC would fund the creation of a statewide aggregated bidding process for educational software.
Impact: Numerous district.