Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: School-wide and Center-wide Practices

Michigan has made it a priority to address negative literacy trends in our schools. This introductory course outlines the 10 essential instructional practices that apply to school-wide and center-wide curriculum and intend to increase the proportion of children reading proficiently by third grade. You will be informed on using research-based methods that systematically impact learning and support literacy development through collaboration with stakeholders and implementation of Multiple Tiers of Supports. This course is part of the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy series.

In this course, you will:

  • Recognize the state of Early Literacy in Michigan and your role in a systematic improvement process,
  • Assess your current knowledge of Early Literacy teaching methods,
  • View videos featuring experts who will explain how each essential practice relates to and builds upon one another, and
  • Discover examples of other schools effectively implementing methodical and systematic literacy instruction.

SCECHs Granted

4

Who should take this course?

Administrator
Teacher

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

Early Childhood
Lower Elementary

Course Partner

MDE

Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual

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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.