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RFP: Design Thinking Processes

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The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to select a partner-vendor to lead a multi-stakeholder collaborative Design Thinking initiative to guide the evolution and scaling of statewide professional learning through human-centered design. The outcome sought is a… Read more

LANSING, MI — Michigan Virtual™’s Credit Recovery courses have been renamed “Essentials” and are now available for statewide enrollment. These 27 core classes are designed for students who either need to recover credits due to previously failing the equivalent… Read more

LANSING, MI — Michigan Virtual™ is excited to announce that it received a 2017 Quality Matters Making a Difference for Students Award for Outstanding Impact by a K-12 Organization at the QM annual conference “Connect Conference — Pathways to… Read more

Lansing — Michigan Virtual™’s research institute, with support from Education Development Center, is documenting an 18-month project underway in Rhode Island with a goal to more deeply understand the needs around high school redesign for the 21st century. Known… Read more

Michigan Virtual University®, a nonprofit organization that supports the growth and development of digital learning in Michigan’s K-12 schools, has recently undergone a rebrand. Michigan Virtual University, along with the Michigan Virtual School®, will now be known as Michigan… Read more

Michigan Virtual partnered with Genesee Intermediate School District by joining its GenNET Online Learning portal. GenNET users can now choose from Michigan Virtual’s online provider, Michigan Virtual for Students, when making online course decisions. The Michigan Virtual catalog of… Read more

High school students across St. Clair County will, this fall, have easier access to an expanded range of online classes offered through a cooperative effort among the county’s seven public school districts, St. Clair County RESA and Michigan Virtual… Read more

This report shares the experiences of blended learning teachers in Michigan and is the result of
interviews conducted to understand their experiences and professional learning choices.

A Report to the Legislature, 2016

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On December 1, A Report to the Legislature was submitted to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on State School Aid, the State Budget Director, the House and Senate Fiscal Agencies and the Department of Education that includes specific… Read more

Michigan Virtual added an accomplished business strategist to its leadership team with the hiring of Ray Batt as Vice President of Business Strategy. Batt has over 25 years of service delivery, operations and general management experience, including the past… Read more

Providing educational opportunities is central to the missions of both the Michigan High School Athletic Association and Michigan Virtual. To promote its expansive opportunities for online education for Michigan high school students and educators, Michigan Virtual will serve as… Read more

MEMSPA, Michigan Virtual and BloomBoard will collaborate to deliver a program that will provide school principals with an opportunity to earn advanced certification. The Michigan Association of Elementary and Middle School Principal’s Association (MEMSPA), Michigan Virtual and BloomBoard have… Read more

Michigan Virtual‘s PD course — Understanding Blended Learning for School Leaders — brings together a cohort of school leaders to engage in approximately 25 hours of studying and sharing over five weeks. The course combines synchronous and asynchronous online… Read more

Enacted in October 2013, Section 21f of Michigan’s State School Aid Act (MCL 388.1621f1) established that public school pupils in 6th through 12th grade (with the consent of parent or legal guardian if the student is under 18 or… Read more

Governor Snyder issued a proclamation declaring February 17, 2016, as Digital Learning Day. His proclamation is designed to help educate teachers, schools, parents, policymakers and the public on ways to integrate digital learning tools to improve education for all students…. Read more

A Report to the Legislature, 2015

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This report is submitted in compliance with Section 98 (6) of Public Act 85 of 2015, which requires Michigan Virtual to provide, not later than December 1 of each fiscal year, a report to the House and Senate Appropriations… Read more

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Brian Whiston joined the Board of Directors of Michigan Virtual. The 17-person board represents the business and education communities. Whiston, state superintendent since July 2015, replaces former state superintendent Michael Flanagan on the Michigan… Read more

Keeping Pace attempts to anticipate shifts in where such activity is concentrated, how practices are changing, advances in technology and devices, and the degree to which state policy impacts digital learning. Download the Report

The State of Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development through the Skilled Trades Training Fund awarded Capital Communications, Inc., a Plymouth-based leader in telecommunications $30,000 to participate in online and classroom training for the Connected Vehicle Professional program… Read more

Annette Gleason of Negaunee is Michigan Virtual’s 2015 Online Teacher of the Year. Since 2008, Michigan Virtual has chosen one online instructor to represent this special breed of educators who combine the unique skills of a classroom teacher with… Read more

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