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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

Michigan Virtual’s Virtual Learning Solutions recently partnered with Mobile Comply, a Pontiac-based international leader in mobile training and curriculum development, to implement an interactive, virtual learning environment that provides a blended learning environment for their innovate training program. There… Read more

Michigan Virtual kicks off the inaugural iEducator 21st Century Digital Learning Corps this month, training 14 recent education graduates in the art of online teaching. The iEducator Corps employs recent graduates of Michigan’s teacher preparation programs who are ready… Read more

More and more students are taking courses online — enrollments in virtual courses jumped more than 60% last year for Michigan students in kindergarten through 12th grade, and approximately 76,000 K-12 students participated in nearly 320,000 online course enrollments… Read more

Michigan Virtual is partnering with Knowledge Delivery Systems, a leading provider of strategic and blended professional learning solutions for states and school districts, to re-launch KDS courses in its Michigan LearnPort online learning management system. Michigan Virtual will be… Read more

Michigan Virtual recently released the Online Learning Orientation Tool, or OLOT, a free, self-paced, web-based resource that is intended to help students understand what online learning entails and introduces the skills and knowledge that are key to success. OLOT… Read more

  The first Blackboard K-12 Executive Symposium in Detroit, March 2, will feature Jamey Fitzpatrick, President & CEO of Michigan Virtual, in a panel presentation with school superintendents from Utica, Gladstone, Fraser and Fall Creek, Wisc. The panel will… Read more

Michigan Virtual‘s research arm, the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, conducted a study of the similarities and differences across Virtual School Leadership Alliance member programs with a focus on teacher recruitment, hiring, training, support, evaluation and retention. Teachers are… Read more

The second annual report on K-12 virtual learning in the state of Michigan continued to show accelerated growth in use but declines in student performance measures. The report prepared by the Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, a division of… Read more

A strong majority of Michigan adults – 79% – feel that it is important for middle and high school students to have the option of enrolling in an online course at their local school district, according to a recent… Read more

Michigan Virtual’s “A Report to the Legislature” includes an in-depth summary of Michigan Virtual for Students courses, enrollments and pass rates for 2013-14. “A Report to the Legislature-2014,” is submitted in compliance with Section 98 (6) of Public Act… Read more

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