Subject Area

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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

DLN: A Teacher’s Guide to Khan Academy

Subject DLN Department

Description

DLN: A Teacher’s Guide to Khan Academy

Price:

$20

Credit Hours:

8

Credit Type:

SCECH


 

Khan Academy is a free resource teachers can use to assign lessons and monitor student progress.  With thousands of free lesson resources including questions, videos, quizzes and unit tests, Khan Academy is a great resource for any teacher.  Khan Academy even offers personalized SAT practice for students and allows coaches to monitor Math & ELA SAT skills.  This course features videos, resources and other materials including feedback on assignments in order to get set up and start running with this game changing platform.  Participants will learn from Erin Carlson, an ELA teacher and Khan Academy Student Ambassador from Sandusky Jr/Sr High School.

 

Credit Hours: 8

DLN: Administrator Simulator – Staff Accountability

Subject DLN Department

Description

Administrator Simulator – Staff Accountability

Price:

$20

Credit Hours:

None

Credit Type:

None

This activity will walk an individual or a team through a simulation centered around holding staff accountable. The activity can be replayed multiple times and includes a facilitation guide to help guide learners through the simulation.

DLN: Classroom Environment & Culture

Subject Teacher+ Department

Description

Classroom Environment & Culture 

Price:

$250

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

DLN: Curriculum & Instruction Alignment

Subject DLN Department

Description

DLN: Curriculum, Instruction & Alignment 

Price:

$200

Credit Hours:

30

Credit Type:

SCECH

This online module reinforces an educator’s understanding of organizational development and the role of a guaranteed and viable curriculum in the continuous improvement of schools, teaching and learning for all students. Through guided lessons and activities, school administrators and key members of school improvement teams learn to create a plan of implementation, monitoring, support, and evaluation that will lead to vertical and horizontal alignment of their educational institution.

Credit Hours: 30

DLN: Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Leaders

Subject DLN Department

Description

DLN: Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Leaders 

Price:

$75

Credit Hours:

15

Credit Type:

SCECH

The purpose of this set of Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Leaders is to improve Michigan students’ academic literacies and content learning at the secondary level. Professional development throughout the state can focus on these research-supported literacy instructional practices for regular use in the classroom. In this course, learners will be presented with content in the form of slides, articles, websites, and videos and will be assessed through reflection, short answer questions, matching, and multiple choice. Participants are encouraged to implement the learning and to submit samples of competency.

Credit Hours: 15

DLN: Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Leaders + Action Planning

Subject DLN Department

Description

DLN: Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Leaders + Action Planning 

Price:

$125

Credit Hours:

21

Credit Type:

SCECH

The purpose of Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Leaders + Action Plan is to improve Michigan students’ academic literacies and content learning at the secondary level. Professional development throughout the state can focus on these research-supported literacy instructional practices for regular use in the classroom. In this course, learners will be presented with content in the form of slides, articles, websites, and videos and will be assessed through reflection, short answer questions, matching, and multiple choice. Participants are encouraged to implement the learning and to submit samples of competency. Learners are required to participate in a synchronous virtual kick-off session, a mid-point check-in session, and a celebration session after completing the six virtual learning modules.

Credit Hours: 21

DLN: Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Leaders + Coaching

Subject DLN Department

Description

DLN: Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Leaders + Coaching 

Price:

$250

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH

The purpose of Disciplinary Literacy for Secondary Leaders is to improve Michigan students’ academic literacies and content learning at the secondary level. Professional development throughout the state can focus on these research-supported literacy instructional practices for regular use in the classroom. In this course, learners will be presented with content in the form of slides, articles, websites, and videos and will be assessed through reflection, short answer questions, matching, and multiple choice. Participants are encouraged to implement the learning and to submit samples of competency. Administrators will complete all six virtual learning modules, participate in three virtual, synchronous sessions, and receive three hours of individualized coaching support.

Credit Hours: 24

DLN: Foundations of Restorative Practices & Circles

Subject DLN Department

Description

Foundations of Restorative Practices & Circles

Price:

$20

Credit Hours:

5

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is designed for Building Administrators along with Counselors, Social workers, Behavior Interventionist, Deans, and Building Team Leaders involved in the daily interactions with students. Learners will have the opportunity to explore Restorative Practices facts from myths, identify shame triggers and responses, analyze, measure, and improve adult student relationships, identify the physiological, emotional, and psychological needs of students, discuss the steps of the circle process, and review the serious Infractions and removal process.

Credit Hours: 5

DLN: Getting to Know the SAT Suite of Assessments

Subject DLN Department

Description

DLN: Getting to Know the SAT Suite of Assessments

Price:

$10

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH


 

New to SAT or need an overview of how the  College and Career Readiness assessments work?  Learners who enroll in this course will review the assessment order, content and structure, as well as key test features, scores and report options.  The course also offers resources students can use to help prepare for the SAT suite.

 

Credit Hours: 2

DLN: Implementing Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy in Your School

Subject DLN Department

Description

DLN: Implementing Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy in Your School

Price:

$10

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH


 

Did you know that the College Board offers free, official SAT practice through Khan Academy for students?  In this course, participants will learn about the statistical gains in performance students can see when using the personalized, online practice.  Modules will walk learners through the steps on how to link College Board and Khan Academy accounts, take practice tests, and how coaches can monitor student progress.

 

Credit Hours: 2

DLN: Leading Collaborative Meetings in a Virtual World

Subject DLN Department

Description

Leading Collaborative Meetings in a Virtual World

Price:

$20

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH

Virtual meetings have become the new normal and will forever change the way some teams interact. However true, if collaboration is the true belief system of the organization, both individuals and teams will transfer the “brick-and-mortar” practices to the virtual world. Successful teams understand the importance of setting norms, having clearly defined outcomes, creating space for balanced talk, embracing cognitive conflict, and reflecting on the functioning and learning of the team.

Learners will be presented with content in the form of slides, articles, websites, and videos and will be assessed through reflection, short answer questions, matching, and multiple choice. Participants are encouraged to implement the learning and to submit samples of competency.

Credit Hours: 6

DLN: Observation & Feedback

Subject DLN Department

Description

DLN: Observation & Feedback 

Price:

$200

Credit Hours:

30

Credit Type:

SCECH

Participants will conduct a number of teacher observations and feedback conferences. Support documents will be provided. Participants will engage in a case study, meaning they will be required to observe a teacher and provide feedback in both written and face-to-face modes. Based on collected observation data, participants will: (a) will script a lesson, code the script using the districts observation/evaluation tool will notice and wonder in the teachers areas of focus, and will provide feedback (b) discuss this experience within the course blog (c) reflect upon authentic observations and conduct a recorded reflection conversation with case study teacher.

Credit Hours: 30

DLN: Project Gameplan – Keeping Compliant Scenarios

Subject DLN Department

Description

Project Gameplan – Keeping Compliant Scenarios

Price:

$20

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH

As part of MASSP’s Digital Learning Network, these self-facilitated courses will provide learners with the opportunity to review and understand important laws put in place to protect students and the school community. Topics to be covered include: Mandatory Reporting, Zero-Tolerance, and Anti-Bullying. In the course modules, learners will review basic laws and requirements, as well as how to interpret those requirements in a school building when working with students and staff. These modules provide a variety of learning activities including scenario games, quizzes, case studies, reflect & respond questions, as well as document and video reviews. Learners will also be able to compare and contrast their current building and district policies to the current laws.

Credit Hours: 6

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.