Online Lessons with Littles: An Overview

Virtual learning poses a challenge for teachers of pre-k and kindergarten students to find new ways of encouraging hands-on activities, connections, and independence—all from a remote setting. This course will offer you general guidance and tips to help plan and implement online lessons with your littles. You will become familiar with five main strategies to incorporate into your online lessons including being brief, encouraging family connections, sticking with routines, utilizing music, and staying flexible. You’ll also have the opportunity to share ideas and resources with other educators.

  • Understand the “why” behind each of the five strategies for teaching littles online,
  • Explore examples and resources to get ideas about how you might incorporate the five tips in your online classroom, and
  • Participate in teacher “show and tell” to share what has worked (or what hasn’t) in your classrooms.

SCECHs Granted

2

Who should take this course?

Teacher

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

Early Childhood
Lower Elementary

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.