Elevate Your Professional Learning with TV Series and Book Studies

Where innovation and inspiration transform your practice as you watch or read content that’s relevant to you.

TV Series Studies

Yep, you read that right! It’s like a book study, but instead of discussing chapters, you discuss episodes of TV shows relevant to educators. Our first “TV series study” launched in 2022, and the response is overwhelmingly positive! Join us to discover what  Season 1 of Ted Lasso and Abbott Elementary can illuminate about teaching, learning, and the world of education.

Key Dates

Course Offering
Registration Opens
Registration Closes
Coursework Due
Ted Lasso TV Series Study
October 9th, 2023
October 20th, 2023
December 8th, 2023
Abbott Elementary TV Series Study
January 8th, 2024
January 19th, 2024
February 23rd, 2024
Ted Lasso TV Series Study
March 4th, 2024
March 18th, 2024
May 3rd, 2024
Abbott Elementary TV Series Study
May 6th, 2024
May 17th, 2024
June 21st, 2024
Ted Lasso TV Series Study
June 24th, 2024
July 8th, 2024
August 23rd, 2024
Abbott Elementary TV Series Study
June 24th, 2024
July 8th, 2024
August 9th, 2024

Book Studies

When it comes to reading, book studies provide educators with more structure, social connection, and accountability. The way we design them, these PD experiences strike the perfect balance of synchronous and asynchronous learning. We invite educators to read and reflect at their own pace with options for live check-in points and small-group discussions. Gather some colleagues and connect with us to discuss books like EduProtocols, The Impact Cycle, or Rebound.

Two pathways to join the conversations:

For individual educators: Join one of our current studies

If you’re an individual educator interested in joining a book or TV study, we do periodically offer online options for educators all across Michigan. To join us for an upcoming study, consult the registration dates in the table above. Then, sign up for the study you’re interested in through our Professional Learning Portal. Please note that course sections will only be visible on the dates when registration is open.

By participating in a book or TV study, you will… 

  • Get excited about learning something new
  • Connect with other educators across the state
  • Read/watch and reflect at your own pace
  • Swap insights & strategies with peers
  • Earn SCECHs for reading/watching!
For administrators: Customize a book (or TV) study for your staff

If you’re a school or district leader, you may already have ideas in mind you’d love to offer to staff as a book or TV study. Maybe you’ve even considered hosting one before, but the logistics of running such a group one at scale took more time and energy than you had capacity. We’ve got you covered. Our team routinely works with administrators across Michigan to host facilitated book or TV studies and other PD events.

By customizing a book or TV study, you can…

  • Create opportunities for staff to connect & learn together
  • Offer an engaging, self-paced PD experience without the heavy lift
  • Set the pace and time of your book or TV study to fit staff needs
  • Choose books or shows relevant to your school or district improvement plan
  • Reward staff for learning new things, boosting their skills, and collaborating with peers

What other Michigan educators
shared about their experience:

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Danielle Peck

Danielle comes to Michigan Virtual’s professional learning services team with over a decade of experience teaching in the classroom. She is passionate about collaborating with educators to create and implement instructional practices that are transformative and liberating. Danielle is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in English and history and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. In her free time, she enjoys reading, acting, crafting, and spending time with her family.


Anne Perez

Anne is joining Michigan Virtual after fifteen years of classroom teaching. Anne’s experiences in diverse classroom settings have shaped her desire to continuously learn with and from others. She enjoys mentoring educators, problem-solving curriculum issues, and learning best practices, so her work with the Professional Learning Specialists team puts her passion into daily practice. At home, Anne and her husband have three children who keep their evenings full of sports practices and visits to the playground.

Reach out to our team today!

If you are a school leader interested in customizing a book or TV study for your staff, fill out the form below. We will be in touch with you soon!