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

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

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

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.

Creating Classroom Centers

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Creating Classroom Centers

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Discover how easy and effective classroom centers can really be! In this course, you’ll learn how to create and implement activities that boost independent learning in the classroom.

You’ll start out by learning what centers are (and aren’t), what benefits they offer, and how to make the most of them. Next, you’ll explore some very common mistakes teachers make with centers and gain tips for keeping your planning time to a minimum. You’ll also get step-by-step instructions for creating a centers schedule all your students can use independently even if they can’t read. The insights you’ll gain will show you how to adjust your centers routine for both your fastest learners and those who need more time.

Short on classroom space? You’ll get great ideas for storing your centers and explore some alternatives to having a permanent spot for every center. You’ll master an easy, effective process for introducing centers and their materials to your students, and develop strategies for what to do when things don’t go quite as planned.

Increased small-group instruction time is one of the biggest benefits of centers, and you’ll explore the kinds of instruction you can pursue during centers time.

Think centers can only be used for reading and language arts? Think again! We’ll explore ideas for using centers to support instruction in math, science, and social studies. You’ll also see how you can use technology (such as virtual bulletin boards, apps, and interactive white boards) in your centers to help keep your students engaged. By the time you finish the course, you’ll not only have the knowledge you need to get the most out of centers, you’ll have a wealth of resources and center ideas you can take and try so you can get started right away!

Credit Hours: 24

Creating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Creating the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Success

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


In this professional development course for teachers, you’ll get the training you need to reach the diverse mix of students you face every day-learning proven strategies for inclusion that turn diversity into opportunity. With a mix of students who have learning disabilities, neurobiological disorders, and physical challenges, the modern classroom requires an efficient and effective teacher who can prioritize under tight deadlines and be creative on demand. Over the next six weeks, you’ll learn how to be the kind of super teacher who can guide every student toward academic success. And do you know what the best part is? You don’t have to tear your hair out in order to adapt each lesson so that it makes sense for all your students!

We’ll start our journey by talking about how students with special needs became a part of the mainstream. Then we’ll discuss the inclusive classroom as a home for these students, exploring how all our kids can benefit from an adaptive learning environment. We’ll examine how each child learns and what you can do to help him or her develop new strengths. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities offered by inclusion and how to build collaborative partnerships with the special educator and classroom aides.

Over the course of 12 lessons, you’ll discover creative, low-budget strategies for turning your inclusive classroom into a nurturing, supportive learning environment that helps every student. If you’re looking for the right way to get all your students excited about coming to school, this is the course for you!

Credit Hours: 24

Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing Learning for All

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing Learning for All

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

4

Credit Type:

SCECH

In spite of the growing variety of students in our classrooms and abundant evidence that our schools are not serving students well, many teachers teach as though all students in the same grade level are exactly the same! Many teachers are aware that students are different and agree that addressing these differences is beneficial, however, most teachers do not have a systematic way of doing this. Differentiated instruction is a system to help address student differences and has been shown to have a strong positive effect on outcomes across all groups, but many teachers do not fully understand the concept or are hesitant to implement it for a variety of reasons. This 4-hour course, based on the work of Carol Tomlinson, will cover the basics of differentiated instruction, some tips on getting started, and some strategies.

Credit Hours: 4

Digital Content in the Blended Classroom

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Digital Content 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 allow for you to design content that offers student-centered learning opportunities. It is HIGH RECOMMENDED that you first take “Blended Classroom Design” prior to this course.

Credit Hours: 4

Discover Sign Language

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Discover Sign Language

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


It’s truly amazing that we can communicate just by using our hands! Add different facial expressions, and you have a conversation?the language of Deaf people. In this course, you’ll discover how to use this graceful, expressive language to communicate with Deaf people.

You’ll begin with an introduction to the language itself, and learn to create the signs for numbers. You’ll also master the sign alphabet so you can fingerspell proper names.

Then you’ll learn to sign phrases and expand to complete sentences, and see how to put it all together so you can introduce yourself and start a conversation. Along the way you’ll learn signs for colors, numbers, where you live, family, and the activities you like to do and even the ones you don’t.

Throughout, you’ll learn by watching videos that demonstrate how to make the signs and how to incorporate facial expressions to communicate in this beautiful language. This course is taught using the best practices of the industry with a minimum of audio support. Throughout, you’ll be immersed in silence, so you’ll gain an understanding of the perspective of Deaf people and sign language.

You’ll also gain an introduction to the world of Deaf culture and explore topics such as lipreading, baby signs, and the career of interpreting. By the end of the course, when you meet a Deaf person, you’ll be ready to sign!

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.