Podcast PD: Google Forms, Failure-Free Failing & CBE

Helpful resources and new applications are constantly emerging in the teaching world that can shape your instructional practices, especially in a blended classroom. In this experiential course, you will listen to a podcast that discusses the topics of personalized learning and a growth mindset for your students, and then communicate your findings on the subject. You will have the opportunity to explore topics and resources about Google Forms, a classroom that embraces learning through failure-free failing, and competency-based education. This course is part of the Podcast PD series.

In this course, you will:

  • Discover the informal learning experience of listening to podcasts in a formalized course setting,
  • Explore growth mindset and possible classroom application,
  • Demonstrate the instructional affordances of Google Forms and possible classroom application,
  • Examine competency-based education and its benefits, and also the challenges associated with its implementation, and
  • Create artifacts and a lesson based on your findings.

SCECHs Granted

4

Who should take this course?

Administrator
Mentor
Teacher

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

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
Post-Secondary
Upper Elementary

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.