Subject Area

Course Partner

#GoOpen: Open Educational Resources in Michigan

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

#GoOpen: Open Educational Resources in Michigan

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

In this course, you will learn more about Open Educational Resource: how and why to use them, where to find them, and how to incorporate them into your instructional design.

Credit Hours: 4

5D/D+ Assessment for Student Learning

Subject 5D/D+ Department

Description

5D/D+ Assessment for Student Learning 

Price:

$125

Credit Hours:

20

Credit Type:

SCECH

How can we create classroom cultures that engage students in authentic assessment practices that promote self-directedness and internal motivation? It is generally acknowledged that authentic assessment practices paired with student-centered teaching are essential for learner achievement. Creating an environment focused on formative assessments and documentation of progress (both students and teachers) leads to strategic teaching and authentic learning. Let’s explore ways to enhance ownership and independence through the use of student self-assessment.

Credit Hours: 20

5D/D+ Classroom Environment & Culture

Subject 5D/D+ Department

Description

5D/D+ Classroom Environment & Culture 

Price:

$125

Credit Hours:

20

Credit Type:

SCECH

How can we create classroom cultures that support and nurture highly motivated learners? It is generally acknowledged that motivation plays a critical role in learning as does creating the conditions for learning to take place. Creating an environment of vulnerability and trust coupled with strategic teaching often makes the difference between learning that is superficial and shallow and learning that is deep and internalized. Let’s explore the relationships that exist within the classroom environment while focusing on the intentional structures you can create to ensure all students achieve the goal of becoming, life-long learners.

Credit Hours: 20

5D/D+ Curriculum & Pedagogy

Subject 5D/D+ Department

Description

5D/D+ Curriculum & Pedagogy 

Price:

$125

Credit Hours:

20

Credit Type:

SCECH

How can we align standards, curricula, assessments, and tasks so that we can effectively differentiate and scaffold learning? It is generally acknowledged that differentiating instruction is the catalyst for true learning. Fostering and sustaining this type of environment requires both intentional planning and being willing and able to adjust, in-the-moment, based on the needs of the individual and collective learners. Let’s explore ways to enhance learning for all students regardless of where they enter the learning process.

Credit Hours: 20

5D/D+ Professional Collaboration & Communication

Subject 5D/D+ Department

Description

5D/D+ Professional Collaboration & Communication 

Price:

$125

Credit Hours:

20

Credit Type:

SCECH

How can we create adult cultures that embrace cognitive conflict? It is generally acknowledged that collective efficacy is the catalyst for a successful team; having the belief that the team is better together and can produce results. Fostering and sustaining this type of environment resides in the adult culture. Let’s explore ways to enhance shared ownership and responsibility for both adults and students.

Credit Hours: 20

5D/D+ Purpose

Subject 5D/D+ Department

Description

5D/D+ Purpose 

Price:

$125

Credit Hours:

20

Credit Type:

SCECH

How can we create classroom cultures that engage students in purposeful tasks and meaningful interactions that are focused on both the task and learning? It is generally acknowledged that purposeful planning paired with in-the-moment teaching decisions are essential for learner achievement. Creating an environment focused on the curriculum, the learning standards, and the unique learners often makes the difference between students who learn and student who learn to comply. Let’s explore ways to enhance learner engagement and ownership while focusing on the intentional teacher and learner interactions that will guide students into learning, growing, and prospering as live-long learners.

Credit Hours: 20

5D/D+ Student Engagement

Subject 5D/D+ Department

Description

5D/D+ Student Engagement 

Price:

$125

Credit Hours:

20

Credit Type:

SCECH

How can we create classroom cultures that support engagement, ownership, and agency? It is generally acknowledged that engagement plays a critical role in learning as does creating the conditions for learning to take place. Creating an environment focused on the unique learners often makes the difference between students who learn and student who learn to comply. Let’s explore ways to enhance learner engagement and ownership while focusing on the intentional actions educators can take to ensure all students learn, grow, and prosper.

Credit Hours: 20

5D+ Indicators of High-Quality Instruction

Subject 5D/D+ Department

Description

5D+ Indicators of High-Quality Instruction

Price:

$150

Credit Hours:

12

Credit Type:

SCECH

The 5D+ dimension specific module assists educators in developing a vision for rubric indicators within each dimension, authentic examples of what each indicator looks like in daily practice, suggested teacher and student moves to enact the distinguished performance level in daily lessons, and opportunities for participants to self-assess and determine areas of focus based on areas of strength and need. A district or mentor may supplement support around the modules using MASSP provided Facilitation Guides as each participant engages and completes the module independently.

Credit Hours: 12

A to Z Grant Writing

Subject ed2go Department

Description

A to Z Grant Writing

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing! You’ll learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You’ll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package.

This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors.  It’s also an excellent primer for individuals wishing to become grant writing consultants or community grant writing volunteers.

Many of this course’s elements also easily translate to the for-profit field and to individual artists, and material specifically designed for businesses and individuals is included.  No matter who you are or what level of experience you have, you’ll find the A to Z of writing and submitting successful proposals here!

Credit Hours: 24

Assessments in the Blended Classroom

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Assessments in the Blended Classroom

Price:

$15

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

In this course, you will have an opportunity to look at various tools that offer students options to demonstrate their learning as well as create a blended assessment to utilize in your classroom. It is HIGH RECOMMENDED that you first take “Blended Classroom Design” prior to this course.

Credit Hours: 4

Basic First Aid

Subject Compliance Course Department

Description

Basic First Aid

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

None

Credit Type:

None

Emergencies can happen any time, any place. This course will teach employees the basics of first aid procedures and how to apply them to real-world scenarios. Employees will learn how to identify the steps for conducting basic first aid. They will also learn how to recognize the symptoms and procedures for common first aid situations. This course is presented in English and Spanish.

Blended Classroom Design

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Blended Classroom Design

Price:

$15

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

In this course, you will begin designing a blended unit for your students after learning about the blended pathway to personalization, instructional design and creating a blended learning environment.

Credit Hours: 4

Bloodborne Pathogens

Subject Compliance Course Department

Description

Bloodborne Pathogens

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

None

Credit Type:

None

This course has been designed as a bloodborne pathogens (BBP) awareness training specifically for educational professionals.  It will meet your annual compliance training requirements for bloodborne pathogens while providing information that is relevant in your classroom, lunchroom, school bus, playground, or front office. This training does not meet the requirements for OSHA Category A employees. Learners must earn at least an 80% on all four quizzes to earn a certificate of completion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define bloodborne pathogens (BBP) and related hazardous materials
  • Explain how BBP relate to your job, position, or role
  • Distinguish between the primary three BBP, their symptoms, and vaccine options
  • Explain the methods of transmission of BBP
  • Explain the medical response options available after BBP exposure
  • Identify proper personal protective equipment (PPE) for different BBP situations
  • Choose the correct disposal methods for BBP contaminated items
  • Communicate appropriate instructions to students regarding blood spills
  • Identify where to find your Exposure Control Plan (ECP)

Building a College List

Subject MACAC

Description

Note: This course has limited capacity. If all seats are taken, you will still be able to see the course description, but will not be able to enroll at the current moment. As the current learners complete the course, their seats will open up. If you are not able to enroll in this course today, please check back in a few days.

Building a College List

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

Counselor SCECH for College Prep. and Selection

Students need to build a college list based on a comprehensive review of all the options available to them. This course will familiarize the counselor with a wide array of college search resources, allowing the counselor the opportunity to support the student’s college search with confidence.

Building Teams That Work

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Building Teams That Work

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Teams are becoming a staple in today’s workplace. In this course, you’ll learn the components of a successful team and the stages of its development. You’ll master the skills you’ll need to effectively manage projects, make decisions, and solve problems in a team setting. Plus, you’ll have a chance to learn the pitfalls of unhealthy group interaction and minimize any of its effects on your team.

Along the way, you’ll follow real-life examples and scenarios to help you identify with the team-building process. There’s a lot more to it than just getting a number of people together in a room at the same time. Are you eager to develop your leadership qualities and be a quality team participant? Many of today’s teams rotate leadership roles, so it’s crucial to understand both perspectives as you learn the best ways to communicate and work together for positive change.

Credit Hours: 24

Changing Minds to Address Poverty in the Classroom

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Changing Minds to Address Poverty in the Classroom

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

11

Credit Type:

SCECH

Educators are faced with new challenges as the number of students living in poverty increases across the country. These challenges raise several questions and concerns for schools: How do you support the academic achievement of students who have not eaten? Who do not know where they are going to sleep? Who have responsibilities that far exceed their age? 
Based on the work of Eric Jensen, this course provides background on the effects of poverty on learning in the classroom. The course moves beyond theory and provides practical classroom strategies tied to seven essential mindsets for the successful education of all students, especially those who are at-risk. Explore your own mindset, as well as how you convey that mindset to students through thoughtful and reflective activities and questioning. While identifying strategies to foster mindsets in your students, you will build an action plan to begin using these skills in your classroom immediately. Join this course to electrify the learning and empower students living in poverty with what they need to succeed in your classroom and in life.

Credit Hours: 11

Chemical Safety

Subject Compliance Course Department

Description

Chemical Safety

Price:

$5

Credit Hours:

None

Credit Type:

None

There are nearly six hundred and fifty thousand chemical products available today, and hundreds more introduced every year. OSHA estimates about thirty-two million employees work with at least one chemical hazard every day. Employees who take this course will learn how to identify hazards associated with different chemicals, how to identify those hazards based on container labeling, how to properly use personal protective equipment, and safe storage and cleanup procedures. This course is intended for general-industry employees who work with or around hazardous chemicals on a regular basis. It will also aid employers in meeting several standards found under OSHA?s Hazardous Materials Standard.

College Counseling for 9-10 Graders

Subject MACAC

Description

Note: This course has limited capacity. If all seats are taken, you will still be able to see the course description, but will not be able to enroll at the current moment. As the current learners complete the course, their seats will open up. If you are not able to enroll in this course today, please check back in a few days.

College Counseling for 9-10 Graders

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

Counselor SCECH for College Prep. and Selection

Exploration of the full array of college options needs to begin well before the end of high school. This course will give counselors an understanding of the essentials of a strong college counseling curriculum, and how to introduce these ideas to 9th and 10th graders in developmentally-appropriate ways.

Conflict Resolution Strategies

Subject Compliance Course Department

Description

Conflict Resolution Strategies

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

None

Credit Type:

None

Conflict is part of human nature. We all see things at least a bit differently from each other, and when we care a lot about those things, we’re often willing to argue, or even fight, for what we believe. Learners who successfully complete this course will demonstrate knowledge of how to dispute causes, potential dispute consequences, general types of conflict resolution programs, Thomas-Kilmann categories of conflict coping strategies, common bargaining styles and their benefits, and methods for practicing negotiation and mediation in the workplace. This course is designed to help managers, supervisors and HR professionals create conflict resolution strategies for their workplace.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention in the Workplace

Subject Compliance Course Department

Description

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention in the Workplace

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

None

Credit Type:

None

COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a virus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome. While some people can work from home or work alone, many other people must still go to work with other people. This course is designed to help all workers understand SARS-CoV-2 and how to prevent its spread during work and home life. When learners have completed this course, they should be able to identify general preventive measures for virus transmission, as well as strategies to prevent the spread of disease in the workplace.

Keep up with the latest Michigan Virtual has to offer

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.