Michigan Virtual Special Education Support

At Michigan Virtual, we aren’t willing to let any student slip through the cracks. We work with local schools to provide students with the best experience possible. This course provides foundational knowledge of our role in supporting students enrolled with IEPs and 504 plans. You will learn about the history, structure, and purpose of Michigan Virtual while gaining a deeper understanding of our expectations for supporting students with accommodation needs. The end of the course includes tips and tools for helping students with special needs find success with online learning.

In this course, you will:

  • Understand the basic history, structure, and purpose of Michigan Virtual.
  • Recognize the role that local mentors play in supporting students with special needs.
  • Identify types of accommodations and who’s responsible for managing them.
  • Understand the Michigan Virtual Exceptional Student Report (ESR) process and how to use these reports.
  • Discover tips and tools for helping students with special needs find success with online learning.
  • SCECHs Granted

    3

    Who should take this course?

    Mentor

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

    High School
    Middle School

    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.