Do you ever wish you could receive specific, unbiased guidance that actually works? Michigan Virtual’s K-12 Consulting Services turns your goals into reality. Take back your time, and team up with a deep bench of consultants with decades of K-12 school leadership experience.
Michigan Virtual’s Consulting Services can guide your school or district in uncovering, formulating, and executing a future-focused vision of teaching and learning.
With decades of experience helping schools think about new education delivery models, Michigan Virtual provides consulting support and technical assistance to hundreds of K-12 stakeholders throughout Michigan and beyond. Work with our team of expert practitioners to develop your instructional vision and framework, including vision development, strategic planning, and program implementation in the following areas:
For more than 20 years, we’ve supported Michigan educators in areas like online learning, blended learning, and student-centered learning.
You know better than anyone that there’s no simple fix to the challenges and concerns in K-12 education, so our approach starts with getting to know you and your school community.
Our approach is all about what YOU need…
1. Connect with one of our expert practitioners
2. Discuss your school or district’s specific needs
3. Co-create a customized process and timeline based on your priorities
4. Collaboratively execute, monitor, and refine our work together
Consulting services was born out of the Michigan Virtual Learning and Research Institute and is led by Dr. Chris Harrington, Senior Director of Innovative School Design.
Collectively, the team has 50 years of K-12 school leadership experience leading schools through the design and implementation of innovative educational models throughout Michigan and across the Unites States.
Our consulting team includes superintendents, curriculum leaders, building-level administrators, technology leaders, and formally-trained instructional designers.
Driven by a culture of sustained improvement, support from the community, and a shared vision for student success (their Portrait of a Graduate), Oxford Community Schools is making learning student-centered. This case study details how through their K-12 International Baccalaureate program, well-developed career and technical education program, early college program that empowers students to take ownership of their education, and virtual academy that is customized to meet the needs of individual students, Oxford meets students at their point of need.
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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.