Educator Evaluation in MI: Preparing for Formative Review

Educator evaluations can be an important tool in facilitating reflection and applying feedback to your practice, and through collaboration, you can aid in maintaining an accurate picture of your own teaching methods. This proactive course empowers you to lead your own professional growth while working with effective teacher teams. You will come to understand the differences among educator evaluation models, reflect on your professional growth, and explore action steps for preparing for your formative review. This course is part of the Educator Evaluation in Michigan series.

In this course, you will:

  • Analyze differences between the Inspection Model and the Demonstration Model for educator evaluations,
  • Generate ideas of how elements of the Demonstration Model could be used in your local setting
  • Identify opportunities to support formative reflection,
  • Plan for how you will engage in formative reflection,
  • Explain how you have implemented formative reflection feedback from your evaluator in to your instruction.

SCECHs Granted

2

Who should take this course?

Teacher

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

High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner

MDE

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual

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.