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MASA: Communications Micro-credential: Developing a Communications Plan

Subject MASA

Description

MASA Communications: Communications Plan Micro-Credential

Price:

$150

Credit Hours:

0

Credit Type:

NON-SCECH

Through this micro-credential, the current or aspiring administrator or school leader demonstrates a clear understanding of the foundational elements of a district communication plan and provides evidence of their district’s creation and implementation of a plan that proactively shapes the conversations within their school or district.

In this micro-credential, you will:
  • Utilize a SWOT analysis to determine communication priorities,
  • Clearly articulate goals and objectives to support your district-wide communication plan,
  • Determine the target audience for the district communication plan,
  • Articulate clear messages to shape conversations within the district, and
  • Create and implement a plan that effectively uses strategies, tactics, and success measures that support the district’s communication priorities

MASA: HR Best Practices Micro-Credential: District Framework

Subject MASA

Description

MASA: HR Best Practices Micro-Credential: District Framework

Price:

$150

Credit Hours:

None

Credit Type:

None

The HR administrator will demonstrate understanding of their District’s Framework and provide evidence to support a successful system.

MASA: HR Best Practices for Leadership: District Framework

Subject MASA

Description

MASA: HR Best Practices for Leadership: District Framework

Price:

$60

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH

Through this course, administrators will gain a deeper understanding of their district framework through a Human Resources lens. They will apply best practices to their current system and identify areas already being addressed.

Credit Hours: 2

MEMSPA: Module 1 – Supporting Improvement with Systems

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

Module 1 – Supporting Improvement with Systems

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

10

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

This course is brought to you by MEMSPA. This course is organized into four sections focusing on some foundational components of continuous improvement. Together, the four sections will begin to build a deep, practical understanding of the critical components needed to provide leadership for a continuous improvement process. The focus of Supporting Continuous Improvement with Systems Thinking will be on understanding the critical components of a system as it relates to leading a continuous improvement process.

Credit Hours: 10

MEMSPA: Comprehensive Needs Assessment

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

Comprehensive Needs Assessment

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

15

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

This course is brought to you by MEMSPA. This course will take participants through the who, what, where, why, when, and how to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment (CNA) that is compliant with state and federal legislation, meets current MDE expectations, and links findings to the school improvement plan strategies and activities leading to increased student achievement.This course will help participants get organized, gain tools and resources, and create a process that is effective and efficient for school improvement teams.

Credit Hours: 15

MEMSPA: School Vision for Learning

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

School Vision for Learning

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

12

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

This course is brought to you by MEMSPA. School leaders will consider the key components that go into a mission statement and the purpose that statement brings to the school community. The leader then works collaboratively to develop the mission, values, and core beliefs that will be at the center of creating a school vision for learning. Through the process, the leader assesses his or her own assumptions, researches the current literature, analyzes case studies, and ultimately implements a plan that reflects a vision of learning in their school. School leaders can earn the “School Vision for Learning” micro-credential upon successful evaluation of the artifacts submitted as evidence. This micro-credential is designed to be part of the Leadership Mission and Vision Stack. It can stand on its own, but it is designed to support the work contained in the Leadership Mission and Vision: Developing Your Personal Mission Micro-credential as well.

Credit Hours: 12

MEMSPA: Developing Your Personal Mission

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

Developing Your Personal Mission

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

12

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

This course is brought to you by MEMSPA. School leaders will examine the need for reflection and intentionality in leadership, develop and articulate a statement of personal mission, and provide evidence of the work that was done during this process. School leaders can earn the “Developing Your Personal Mission” micro-credential upon successful evaluation of the artifacts submitted as evidence. This micro-credential is designed to be part of the Leadership Mission and Vision Stack. It can stand on its own, but it is designed to support the work contained in the Leadership Mission and Vision: School Vision for Learning Micro-credential as well.

Credit Hours: 12

MASA: Communications Microcredential (Horizon Leadership Academy)

Subject MASA

Description

MASA: Communications Microcredential

Price:

$250

Credit Hours:

30

Credit Type:

SCECH

NOTE: This course is for approved Horizon Leadership Academy participants only.

This microcredential’s purpose is to build and assess participants’ knowledge, skills, and abilities to confidently and capably serve in the frequent communications role of a district or school leader. You will understand key elements of communications practice in education – including proactive, operational, and crisis communications – as well as necessary concepts of communications law. You will apply the knowledge gained from each module by creating or refining your own communications plan, which can be either district/school-wide or issue-specific.

The communications microcredential includes the following modules:

  • Module 1: Communications Law
  • Module 2: Building the Foundation of a Communications Plan
  • Module 3: Developing a Communications Plan
  • Module 4: Being an Effective Communicator and Working with the Media
  • Module 5: Communicating in a Crisis

As you progress through these modules, you will be asked to complete a variety of assessments. These assessments will include: 

  • Ungraded periodic knowledge checks
  • Graded submissions demonstrating competency

Credit Hours: 30

MASA: Communications: Being an Effective Communicator

Subject MASA

Description

MASA Communications: Being an Effective Communicator

Price:

$30

Credit Hours:

1

Credit Type:

SCECH

The purpose of this course is to build and assess participants’ knowledge, skills, and abilities to confidently and capably serve in the frequent communications role of a district or school leader. You will learn about your own and others’ communication styles and how to tailor your message to your audience.

Credit Hours: 1

MASA: Communications: Developing a Great Communication Plan

Subject MASA

Description

MASA Communications: Developing a Great Communication Plan

Price:

$60

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH

The purpose of this course is to build a great communications plan. You will learn about the components of a great communications plan to build a foundation to support your communications.

Credit Hours: 2

MASA: Communications: Communications Law

Subject MASA

Description

MASA Communications: Communication Law

Price:

$30

Credit Hours:

1

Credit Type:

SCECH

The purpose of this course is to build your foundational knowledge for legal issues related to school and district communications. The topics include: Protecting First Amendment Rights – Freedom of Speech, Right to Privacy, Intellectual Property Standards, and the Freedom of Information Act.

Credit Hours: 1

MEMSPA: Understanding Your Title IV, Part A Program

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

Understanding Your Title IV, Part A Program

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

12

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

Through this micro-credential the aspiring or current school leader will demonstrate the intended use and allowability of applicable Title IV, Part A funds, identify each Title IV, Part A activity within their district improvement plan, and establish and/or enhance the Title IV, Part A planning processes for replication annually.

Credit Hours: 12

MEMSPA: Comprehensive Staff Well-Being

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

Comprehensive Staff Well-Being

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

School leaders will demonstrate an understanding of a comprehensive staff well-being program and seven dimensions of well-being and the implementation of a comprehensive staff well-being program and its impacts.

Credit Hours: 6

MEMSPA: Braiding MTSS & SEL

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

Braiding MTSS & SEL

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

9

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

School leaders will demonstrate how social emotional learning instruction and practices that support academics and behavior are integrated through all tiers of the school’s multi tiered system of support.

Credit Hours: 9

MEMSPA: SEL & Family Engagement

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

SEL & Family Engagement

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

School leaders will demonstrate an understanding of authentic family engagement and the value it contributes toward the success of SEL, provide evidence of how family engagement practices are embedded into SEL throughout their building and within staff professional development and practices.

Credit Hours: 6

MEMSPA: SEL & Whole Child

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

SEL & Whole Child

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

5

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

School leaders will demonstrate an understanding of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model including the contributions of SEL towards implementation of the WSCC model, the integration of SEL into a whole child goal and continuous school improvement plan, and that the value of whole child initiatives is equal to academic initiatives.

Credit Hours: 5

MEMSPA: Leadership & Literacy Part 3 – Reflection

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

Leadership & Literacy Part 3 – Reflection

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

The current or aspiring school leader will provide evidence in the form of self- and teacher-reflections that demonstrate they have implemented their Literacy Action Plan.

Credit Hours: 4

MEMSPA: Leadership & Literacy Part 2 – Resources & Alignment

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

Leadership & Literacy Part 2 – Resources & Alignment

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

The current or aspiring school leader will gather resources and align the Literacy Action Plan with school improvement and best practices.

Credit Hours: 4

MEMSPA: Embedding SEL Schoolwide

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

Embedding SEL Schoolwide

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

Through this micro-credential, the current or aspiring school leader demonstrates an understanding of SEL, its impact and Michigan’s five SEL competencies, share how SEL is embedded throughout their building and within staff professional development and practices.

Credit Hours: 6

MEMSPA: Leadership & Literacy Part 1 – Action Plan

Subject MEMSPA Department

Description

Leadership & Literacy Part 1 – Action Plan

Price:

$99

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course is recommended for administrators and teacher leaders.

The current or aspiring school leader will develop an actionable plan to move towards the Essential School-Wide and Center-Wide Practices, utilizing data and identifying essential focus areas.

Credit Hours: 4

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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.