MEMSPA: Leadership & Literacy Part 1 – Action Plan

The implementation of School-Wide and Center-Wide Literacy Practices aims to improve Michigan students’ reading levels across all grades, but clear steps and focus are required to make the greatest impact. In this course, you will develop an actionable plan to move towards the Essential School-Wide and Center-Wide Literacy Practices. You will utilize data and identify focus areas to help inform your plan and encourage growth in your school to help every student reach grade level in reading. This is the first of three micro-credentials on your pathway to the digital Leadership & Literacy badge.

In this course, you will:

  • Familiarize yourself with the Essential School-Wide and Center-Wide Practices in Literacy document,
  • Identify your focus areas in the School-Wide and Center-Wide Literacy Essentials using a screening tool,
  • Develop a plan of action to implement building-wide practices to help every student reach grade level literacy standards, and
  • Provide the evidence to earn your “Leadership & Literacy Part 1 – Action Plan” micro-credential.

SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?


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

High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Upper Elementary

Course Partner


Leadership & Literacy Part 1 - Literacy Action Plan

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.