Creating Classroom Centers

As a teacher, the balance between your responsibilities for the education of an entire classroom and the need to provide individualized learning is though to meet on a day-to-day basis. In this process oriented course, explore how small-group instruction in the form of classroom centers can help students interact with course material at their unique pace and help them reach the learning goals. You will be guided through using your own resources, planning, and developing centers that can be used immediately in your own classroom.

In this course, you will:

  • Determine a multitude of examples for what learning centers can be and also what they are not,
  • Discover how centers can benefit your students by catering to their unique learning styles and pace,
  • Learn from an experienced former teacher and author the ‘Keys to Center Success’ how to apply them, and
  • Develop ideas for your own centers directly from this course that you will be able to use in your classroom right away.

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What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

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Limited Course Capacity

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.