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Transitioning to Remote Teaching 1: Getting Started

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 1: Getting Started

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH

Through this course, you will view examples of remote teaching and reflect on considerations that should be taken into account when transitioning to remote teaching.

Credit Hours: 2

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 5: Adapting to Meet Needs

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 5: Adapting to Meet Needs

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH

You will understand the importance of flexibility in remote teaching, as well as how you might meet the individual needs of your students online.

Credit Hours: 2

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 6: SEL Supports

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 6: SEL Supports

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH

You will understand the importance of addressing social emotional learning, family support, and teacher self care.

Credit Hours: 2

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 4: Digital Assessment

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 4: Digital Assessment

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH

You will understand the importance of assessments and various assessment strategies,and explore tools to facilitate online assessment.

Credit Hours: 2

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 2: Communication Online

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 2: Communication Online

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH

You will understand how to build relationships using online communication and explore tools that are available for online communication.

Credit Hours: 2

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 3: Digital Content

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Transitioning to Remote Teaching 3: Digital Content

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH

You will understand how you might organize and explore tools that can be used to create and distribute digital content.

Credit Hours: 2

Survival Kit for New Teachers

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Survival Kit for New Teachers

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Feel a little trepidation before entering your classroom? You’re not alone! Whether you’re already teaching, a newly credentialed graduate, or a substitute looking to transition to full-time, this course will provide you with proven tools, tips, and tricks to make your early years in the classroom a breeze.

Teaching is a balancing act, and it requires a blend of subject expertise and classroom skills to reach all of your diverse learners. In this informational and interactive six-week course, you’ll learn the particulars of running a motivational classroom that will feel like home to your students. 

You’ll find out how to write winning lesson plans, reach diverse learners through differentiated instruction, communicate clearly, plan memorable events, and most important, keep stress at bay so you can feel good about going to work every morning.

Much like a virtual mentoring program, Survival Kit for New Teachers will provide you with benefits gained through many years of firsthand classroom experience.

Credit Hours: 24

Empowering Students With Disabilities

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Empowering Students With Disabilities

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Teaching students with disabilities is a rewarding challenge, and this course gives you the tools you’ll need to succeed.  No matter what grade you teach-from preschool through high school-you’ll learn powerful strategies you can put to work immediately in your classroom. In addition, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to understand and cope with the most common disabilities you’ll encounter.

You’ll start by putting yourself in the shoes of students with special needs as you explore a wide variety of disabilities ranging from autism spectrum disorder to cerebral palsy. Simulations and real-life stories will give you a firsthand look at what it’s like to be a learner with special needs, and you’ll see how common disabilities affect classroom behavior and learning.

Then comes the best part: solutions! In each lesson, you’ll find dozens of tips for fostering the reading, writing, and math skills of students with special needs. In addition, you’ll master techniques for helping these learners behave appropriately and make friends in your classroom. You’ll also get the inside story on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and transition plans, and you’ll learn the most effective ways to collaborate with parents and professionals.

By the end of this course, you’ll feel confident in your ability to help any student who comes through your door. You’ll also discover that while the challenges can be big when you’re teaching students with disabilities, the victories are big as well.

Credit Hours: 24

Online National Standards 4: Meeting Needs

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Online National Standards 4: Meeting Needs

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH

The course is designed to support educators by tweaking existing teaching practices for a remote or blended environment in ways that are aligned with the National Standards for Online Learning, focusing on meeting learner needs.

Credit Hours: 2

Online National Standards 2: Course Content & Design

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Online National Standards 2: Course Content & Design

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

3

Credit Type:

SCECH

The course is designed to support educators by tweaking existing teaching practices for a remote or blended environment in ways that are aligned with the National Standards for Online Learning, focusing on course content and design.

Credit Hours: 3

Online National Standards 3: Assessment

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Online National Standards 3: Assessment

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

2

Credit Type:

SCECH

The course is designed to support educators by tweaking existing teaching practices for a remote or blended environment in ways that are aligned with the National Standards for Online Learning, focusing on assessment.

Credit Hours: 2

Online National Standards 1: Getting Started

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Online National Standards 1: Getting Started

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

In this course, you will be introduced to the National Standards for Quality (NSQ) Online The course is designed to support educators by tweaking existing teaching practices for a remote or blended environment in ways that are aligned with the National Standards for Online Learning.

Credit Hours: 4

Intro to CEL’s 5D/5D+ Teacher Evaluation System

Subject 5D/D+ Department

Description

Intro to CEL’s 5D/5D+ Teacher Evaluation System

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

3

Credit Type:

SCECH

This on-demand module provides an overview of CEL’s foundational ideas, 5D instructional framework, 5D+ rubric, and 5D+ inquiry cycle. It fulfills the minimum statutory requirements for teacher training in the district adopted evaluation tool. Participants gain both an understanding of the background and purpose for using the 5 Dimensions of Teaching and Learning™ (5D™) instructional framework, the 5D+™ Rubric for Instructional Growth & Teacher Evaluation and their roles and responsibilities within cycles of inquiry.

Credit Hours: 3

Teaching Adult Learners

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Teaching Adult Learners

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


If you’re excited about the challenge of reaching and teaching adult learners, you’re in the right place! In this course, you’ll discover how to use the newest educational methods to create a student-centered classroom that’s perfectly suited for adult learners. 

First, we’ll explore the unique needs and motivations of adult students and find out just what they’re expecting from your class. After that, we’ll examine your students’ different learning styles and multiple intelligences and look at how you can teach to each learner’s strengths. We’ll also talk about ways to get misbehaving or under-achieving students back on track. 

Next, we’ll delve into a host of innovative teaching techniques that will turn your students into active learners and set them up for success. We’ll also look at high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech educational tools you can use to capture and hold your students’ attention. 

We’ll follow that up by tackling a challenging topic: how to organize your material effectively and design strong lesson plans. We’ll also talk about creating a warm, welcoming classroom environment and preparing a fun orientation. 

In addition, we’ll look at how to create effective tests and how to teach your students good study skills. We’ll also check out a wide range of assessments that will help you grade anything from a hairstyle to an ESL essay. And finally, we’ll talk about making your classroom accessible and enjoyable for students with disabilities. 

If you’re training to teach adults, the information and hands-on activities in this course will give you the confidence you need to succeed- and you’ll know all the tricks and techniques for winning over this fun, exciting, and very demanding group of students.

Credit Hours: 24

Teaching Students With ADHD

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Teaching Students With ADHD

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are always hearing things like “Try harder,” “Pay attention,” and “Sit still.” And they’d love to do these things-but they don’t know how!  

In this course, you’ll discover practical ways to help children with ADHD control their behavior and succeed in school. And you’ll be learning from the real experts: the children themselves. You’ll find out how Kristi controls her behavior and how Wanda handles boredom. You’ll see how Adam jump-starts his thought processes, how Harry satisfies his need to move without bothering his teacher, and how Darren aces his homework. 

In addition, you’ll hear from parents and teachers about the amazing benefits of relatively simple adaptations in space, structure, rules, and expectations. You’ll also explore myths and facts about ADHD and see how this condition affects motivation, activity level, attention, and memory.  

These lessons will arm you with powerful strategies you can put to use immediately in your own classroom. By the time you’re done, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to help students with ADHD compensate for their problems and achieve their full potential.

Credit Hours: 24

Teaching Students With Autism: Strategies for Success

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Teaching Students With Autism: Strategies for Success

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Just 20 years ago, we didn’t see students with autism in our classrooms. But today, we teach children with high-functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome right alongside their neurotypical peers. Reaching and teaching these students requires a delicate balancing act: understanding how their brains are wired, helping them turn challenges into opportunities, and learning to enjoy the rich perspective they bring to the classroom.

If you’ve ever had a student who blurted out in class, screamed when someone patted his or her shoulder, or rocked back and forth in the chair, you’ll appreciate the lessons ahead. We’ll discover the neurobiology behind these disorders and the way it affects students’ behavior, learning, and thinking. Most important, you’ll learn creative, easy, low-budget strategies to help these kids succeed in the classroom and beyond. 

Develop the skills to counter these students’ social awkwardness, sensory sensitivities, meltdowns, problems with homework completion, language reciprocity issues, and violent fixations. Even if you don’t have a student with high-functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome in your class this year, these strategies will equip you to deal with any student who exhibits these characteristics on a regular basis.

Credit Hours: 24

Instructional Practices with Technology 101

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Instructional Practices with Technology 101

Price:

$20

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH

Looking for best teaching practices paired with intentional technology integration? Welcome to Instructional Practices with Technology 101. Throughout this course, participants will explore best practices in teaching, as well as match these best practices with tech tools. Furthermore, participants will learn about blended models and blending holistically.

Have that lesson or unit that just isn’t working, or that you could teach with your eyes closed? Consider blending! This course will scaffold intentional technology integration within a learning cycle via holistic blending. Participants will walk away from this course with a blended lesson/unit, where tools and lesson/unit components have been intentionally selected to be delivered face-to-face or digitally.

Credit Hours: 6

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

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems (Self-Paced)

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


This is the SELF-PACED version of this course, meaning you have access to all material as soon as you are enrolled and can engage with the material at your own schedule. Assessments will be computer-graded, as there is no facilitator in the course guiding your learning. The course is also available as facilitated course. 

Please be aware, that sales on this course are final. We will not be able to accommodate ANY transfer or refund requests on this course.

In this professional development course, you’ll get the teacher training you need to deal effectively with serious discipline problems and help even the most challenging students you’re teaching make more responsible choices. You’ll discover how to use a new research-based six-step approach to solve severe and chronic discipline problems, including bullying, fighting, using abusive language, stealing, and refusing to work. 

You’ll learn how to deal with the special problem of attention deficit disorder, find out how to use time-outs effectively, and see how class meetings can help solve class-wide discipline problems. 

We’ll cover numerous preventative strategies, including 12 actions you and your colleagues can take to prevent problems from occurring in the common areas of your school, and six practical strategies that can prevent student violence.

You’ll gain a new understanding of what motivates severe and chronic misbehavior and, more important, what actions will help you effectively find solutions. We’ll look at numerous real-life examples set in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms so you can see how to put the ideas into action in your own teaching situation.

Credit Hours: 24

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Solving Classroom Discipline Problems II

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


In this professional development course, you’ll get the teacher training you need to deal effectively with serious discipline problems and help even the most challenging students you’re teaching make more responsible choices. You’ll discover how to use a new research-based six-step approach to solve severe and chronic discipline problems, including bullying, fighting, using abusive language, stealing, and refusing to work. 

You’ll learn how to deal with the special problem of attention deficit disorder, find out how to use time-outs effectively, and see how class meetings can help solve class-wide discipline problems. 

We’ll cover numerous preventative strategies, including 12 actions you and your colleagues can take to prevent problems from occurring in the common areas of your school, and six practical strategies that can prevent student violence.

You’ll gain a new understanding of what motivates severe and chronic misbehavior and, more important, what actions will help you effectively find solutions. We’ll look at numerous real-life examples set in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms so you can see how to put the ideas into action in your own teaching situation.

Credit Hours: 24

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.