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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

A study released by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy recommends that Michigan expand its leadership role in online education in light of research that indicates students can perform as well or better in online learning environments, and online… Read more

Credit recovery is one of the fastest-growing areas of online education, and the way course providers and developers are crafting those courses is changing quickly as well, an Education Week article reports. “We continually try to figure out what… Read more

Along with the significant growth in online learning – Education Week reports that the percentage of high school students taking at least one online course in 2009 was nearly double the amount in 2008 – the available amount of… Read more

Four past and current Michigan Virtual Online Teachers of the Year have been invited to participate in the Network of Michigan Educators (NME). The invitees are 2008 Online Teacher of the Year, Lorri MacDonald; 2009 Online Teacher of the… Read more

A Report to the Legislature, 2010

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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

Michigan Virtual worked collaboratively with Dr. Richard Ferdig of Kent State University to produce two reports that provide educators with insights into two key areas of online learning: online professional development for teachers and the student dropout problem. Both… Read more

Teachers from opposite sides of the state were named Michigan Virtual’s Online Teacher of the Year at an awards presentation dinner at the Kellogg Center at MSU on Monday, Nov. 8. Molly Bruzewski of Bay City and Andrew Vanden… Read more

The purpose of the Quality Assurance Review is to: Evaluate the school’s adherence to the AdvancED quality standards and policies. Assess the efficacy of the school’s improvement process and methods for quality assurance. Identify commendations and required actions to… Read more

Michigan Virtual high school students now have the opportunity to take more than two online courses at a time – including a full-time online schedule – through the Genesee Network for Educational Telecommunications (GenNET) seat time waiver (STW) program…. Read more

Michigan Virtual teacher Andrew Vanden Heuvel of Coopersville was one of 14 educators nationwide who claimed a “Gold Star” honor in the NASA-sponsored Top Stars contest, which invited U.S. formal and informal educators to submit their best examples of… Read more

Michigan LearnPort added a sixth national provider of content with the addition of 10 Atomic Learning courses. Atomic Learning offers courses in 21st-century skills training on subjects relevant to modern teaching techniques. Tutorial series teach complex subjects in short… Read more

TechSmith Corp., a Michigan-based company and the world’s leading provider of screen capture and screen recording solutions, awarded 339 Michigan schools, and Michigan Virtual, more than $2.3 million in multimedia software through the TechSmith Michigan K-12 Software Grant Program. Michigan… Read more

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