Transitioning to Remote Teaching 1: Getting Started

With extended school closures in place, the transition to remote or online teaching may seem like a daunting task. However, this applicable course provides you with the right support and resources to help you adapt your teaching methods and ensure continuity across modalities. Through self evaluation, you will assess your remote teaching readiness and subsequently, receive examples of remote teaching strategies and tools for multiple grade levels. The information you gain here aims to meet you where you are on your path to joining educators who have successfully shifted to remote teaching.

In this course, you will:

  • Identify your strengths and areas for growth with the remote teaching readiness self-evaluation,
  • Understand the similarities and difference between face-to-face and remote teaching,
  • Identify factors that are unique to remote teaching to keep in mind during your transition, and
  • Reflect on what resources and tools you have available that are already familiar to you and your students.

SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?


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

Early Childhood
High School
Lower Elementary
Middle School
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.