Transitioning to Remote Teaching 3: Digital Content

Finding and curating quality digital content for your students may pose some initial challenges when transitioning to remote teaching. This adaptive course provides you with relevant information on how to locate resources for incorporating appropriate digital content or creating content of your own that keeps student-focused learning in the forefront. You will gain insight on how to organize your content effectively within a remote lesson and how to vet digital content so that it is accessible to all students.

In this course, you will:

  • Identify areas of strength and areas of growth through a self-evaluation for use of digital content,
  • Understand the difference between instructional planning and quality instructional design,
  • Recognize how to make sure your digital content is accessible to all students,
  • Discover Open Educational Resources for vetted digital content and tools to create your own, and
  • Identify sources of digital content you might use and how you might organize it.

SCECHs Granted

2

Who should take this course?

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.