Online Lessons with Littles: Planning

Transitioning to online learning requires educators to make adjustments and think outside the box when it comes to planning lessons for young students. This course focuses on simple strategies to easily plan online teaching for your preschool and early elementary classroom by breaking lessons into fun and digestible components for your little students. We will explore what weekly and daily planning looks like, online assessment options for young students, and how you can involve families and communities in online learning.

In this course, you will:

  • Understand how to plan weekly and daily online lessons with helpful tips catered to your littles,
  • Identify how to use at home and remote activities to assess learning progress,
  • Explore engagement activities/lessons in which families can be involved, and
  • Discuss how you might use newfound resources to organize a single day of online instruction.

Online Lessons with Littles: An Overview is strongly recommended as a precursor to this course, but not required.

SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?


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

Early Childhood
Lower Elementary

Course Partner

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.