DLN: School Improvement

Continuous improvement requires schools to have the on-staff knowledge, skills, and the shared ownership for achievement and sustaining improvement over a period of time. This professional development course will reinforce your understanding of organizational development and the role of alignment in the continuous improvement of schools and teaching and learning for all students. Through guided lessons and activities, you will create a plan of implementation, monitoring, support, and evaluation.

In this course, you will:

  • Demonstrate the critical components of school improvement through an authentic improvement process,
  • Create understanding of how horizontal and vertical sequencing alignment can increase instructional practices and student achievement,
  • Develop interdependent skills and capabilities in an effort to lead and sustain a vision for improvement and alignment, and
  • Write and foster a plan of action for aligning practices within a building and district regardless of grade level or content.

SCECHs Granted

30

Who should take this course?

Administrator
Teacher

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

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

MASSP - 5D/D+

Course Vendor

DLN

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.