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Michigan Virtual recently retooled the engine that powers Michigan’s leading online portal for K-12 teachers called Michigan LearnPort. Michigan teachers, school administrators and other school staff rely on the portal, in part, to earn continuing education units, take state… Read more

Today is the first-ever National Digital Learning Day! As part of this initiative, Governor Snyder issued a proclamation to recognize the importance of technology supported learning in Michigan. Gov. Snyder’s proclamation references Michigan Virtual as “one of the largest… Read more

The Michigan Department of Education, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, announced on January 30 its participation as a state host in the first-ever Digital Learning Day campaign and kick off to Michigan’s “Year of the Digital… Read more

A veteran teacher was named Michigan Virtual’s 2011 Online Teacher of the Year at an awards presentation dinner at the University Club at MSU on Monday, Dec. 5. Julia Swartz of Vermontville was honored for being a true pioneer… Read more

A Report to the Legislature, 2011

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This report is submitted in compliance with Section 98 (6) of Public Act 196 of 2014, 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

The national Digital Learning Council says “Michigan is leading the nation in transforming education for the digital age.” The Digital Learning Council’s mission is to define the policies that will integrate current and future technological innovations into public education…. Read more

Michigan Virtual for Students has enhanced its course delivery options for the remainder of the 2011-12 school year. Following a thorough review of courses, course styles and pricing practices by Michigan Virtual staff and an external team of school… Read more

Michigan Virtual and 28 public and private school organizations have formed a Partnership in Innovation group to help explore the academic needs of Michigan schools and to foster the development of new and innovative online learning solutions. “We appreciate… Read more

With the signing of a K-12 Geographic Information System three-year software license agreement, Michigan Virtual can provide access to a complete GIS tool for K-12 students, teachers and administrators across the state. Through a partnership with California-based Esri, ArcGIS… Read more

New Michigan LearnPort launched

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Michigan LearnPort has been completely transformed from the ground up. The new user-friendly features will make the acquisition of high-quality online courses and resources, meeting professional development requirements and earning SB-CEUs easier than ever. New Features A new, fresh… Read more

The new Michigan LearnPort was designed with customer feedback in mind. Here are some of the new features that you’ll be seeing Oct. 3: A new, fresh look including a Welcome Page that provides quick and easy access to… Read more

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike Flanagan suggested to Michigan Virtual online teachers that they are in a position to help inform state colleges and universities that train new teachers about the online learning knowledge and skills needed by… Read more

Michigan Virtual instructor Andrew Vanden Heuvel was named one of TechSmith’s 20 Educators to Watch, a list of the few of many people that are “using education technology in notable ways.” Andrew uses a variety of technology tools in… Read more

Earn SB-CEUs and stipends too!

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Michigan LearnPort provides many opportunities for teachers to earn SB-CEUs and, in some cases, stipends too. These four courses afford both. Michigan History for Third Grade Teachers Michigan History for Third Grade Teachers covers the period from the glaciers… Read more

Michigan Virtual’s reigning Online Teacher of the Year explores the full potential of the intrinsic data in online courses in the Spring/Summer 2011 edition of the MACUL Journal. Andrew Vanden Heuvel, who was named Michigan Virtual’s Online Teacher of… Read more

Study highlights blended learning

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A new 178-page study by Innosight Institute and the Charter School Growth Fund reveals a broader picture of the emerging blended-learning market. The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning: Profiles of Emerging Models highlights 40 influential blended-learning organizations across the… Read more

A new, flexible, facilitated course for elementary teachers, Michigan History for Third Grade Teachers, is available in Michigan LearnPort. This course allows users to take some or all the course content, any time that works for them, in a… Read more

Michigan Virtual was well represented at the 2011 MACUL conference in Detroit. As one of 14 major sponsors of the event, Michigan Virtual staff participated in nine presentations and staffed a booth in the exhibitors’ area, showcasing Michigan Virtual… Read more

“I believe I was selected as a finalist not because I am the best online teacher,” Andrew Vanden Heuvel said, “but because of my enthusiasm for online education and its power to transform how we approach teaching and learning… Read more

Michigan Virtual for Students online teacher Andrew Vanden Heuvel of Grand Haven is one of five finalists for the 2011 National Online Teacher of the Year. The announcement of the 2011 National Online Teacher of the Year will be… Read more

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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.