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Clearinghouse: Search Using Engine

Introduction:

At times, users may need to research articles and other publications from the field of K-12 online and blended learning. This process describes how to search for those resources using the Research Clearinghouse.

Details:

  1. First, enter search terms into the Abstract and Title Search box.
  2. Next, select drop-down options to choose which fields to search. You can also use the “AND” or “OR” selections from the drop-down fields on the left to narrow the results further by including or excluding specific phrases, words or article types.
  3. Finally, tap the Search button to submit your query and Record Results.
    Screen capture of the Search Clearinghouse section on the home page with arrows pointing to the Abstract and Title Search and to the Search button.

Browse Topics by Keywords

  1. First, select topic keywords from the Keyword drop-down field.
  2. Next, select drop-down options to choose which fields to search. You can also use the “AND” or “OR” selections from the drop-down field on the left to narrow the results further by including or excluding specific phrases, words or article types.
  3. Last, tap the Search button to submit your query and Record Results.
    Screen capture of the Search Clearinghouse section of the landing page. Arrows point to the keyword drop-down field and to the Search button.

Browse by Year, Reference Type and/or Bibliography

  1. First, select a year or multiple years by placing a check mark in the appropriate box or boxes from the Year drop-down field.
  2. Next, choose the appropriate Reference Type(s) from the drop-down field.
  3. Then select a Bibliography option from the drop-down field.
  4. At this point, tap the Search button to submit your query and Record Results.
    Screen capture of the Search Clearinghouse section of the home page with arrows pointing to the drop-down fields and to the Search button.

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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. 

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