Michigan Occupational Special Populations Association

2020 State mospa conference

2019 growth mindset . . . closing the skills gap



44th Annual Michigan Occupation Special Populations Association State Conference

This 44th conference provided opportunities for secondary and post-secondary

educators to address issues facing special population students today through the sharing

of best practices from across the State. 

Trevor Muir, served as our keynote speaker. Mr. Muir is an educator, speaker and author. As a special gift, each participant left with a copy of his most recent book, "The Epic Classroom."

We had a wide array of concurrent sessions covering a variety of topics including foster care, scholarships, early middle college, English language learners and State updates.

This year’s conference closed with Dr. Brian Pyles addressing the conference. Dr.Pyles is the Michigan Director for Career and Technical Education. 

In addition to the outstanding line-up of speakers and concurrent sessions, all attendees received an access code for

the Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment. The assessment will help you to discover what you naturally do best and learn how to develop your talents further. In addition, we hope that you use your newfound knowledge of strength focus in your work with special population students.

For the entire program, see below for the MOSPA Brochure 2019. 

MOSPA photos from Karie Anne Photography

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Thank you once again for the opportunity to be a presenter at the 2019 MOSPA.

Alane Rozelle, B.S. Ag;  M.A. Spanish

ELL Consultant/Student Support Services

Kent Career Tech Center


Who Should Attend the MOSPA State Conference?

The State Conference is Designed for You

 The Michigan Occupational Special Populations Association (MOSPA) is pleased to welcome K-12 educators, Post-Secondary faculty and staff, community partners, administrators, non-profit partners, government agencies, and other professionals to attend the State MOSPA Conference.   

Each year the state conference committee puts together an event that meets both the expressed wishes and the diverse needs of our attendees. That means we are trying to make sure that each time slot offers speakers and topics of interest to both secondary and post-secondary conference-goers.  If you find the conference a good fit for you each year, remember that it was designed with you in mind. Wait to see what we have in store for you! 

Every year all registered conference participants are invited to the hospitality room for an opportunity to network, socialize, and enjoy refreshments. We will host a door prize drawing on Friday morning at the conference wrap-up.  Please help out by bringing a gift to donate and drop them off at the conference check in table upon your arrival. It sure would be great if everyone received a prize! 

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The 45th Annual State MOSPA conference will be held May 6-8, 2020 at the Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls, MI. 

Please note that May 6th will be comprised of conference registration, a MOSPA board meeting (3pm-4:30pm), and a networking opportunity during the hospitality event.

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