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Social-Emotional Learning: Integrating SEL Into Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Social-Emotional Learning: Integrating SEL Into Culturally Responsive Classrooms

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course focuses on how to integrate social and emotional learning (SEL) into the daily work of classrooms and engagement strategies for students that promote SEL. For example, teachers can implement practices that support student-centered learning or use language in a way that promotes the development of social and emotional skills. In addition, this course will include cultural considerations for classrooms while implementing social and emotional programming and practices as well as potential barriers to implementing SEL.

Credit Hours: 6

Social-Emotional Learning: Creating a Professional Culture Based on SEL

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Social-Emotional Learning: Creating a Professional Culture Based on SEL

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course focuses on creating a social and emotional learning (SEL) culture within a school. Specifically, educators will engage in activities that focus on educator social and emotional competencies, exploring ways in which adults can engage in self-care to reduce stress and professional burnout, and ways in which implicit bias influences interactions with students and colleagues.

Credit Hours: 6

Social-Emotional Learning: Introduction to SEL

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Social-Emotional Learning: Introduction to SEL

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH


This course provides an introduction to SEL, which will include its key components as defined by MDE: the five core social and emotional competencies; the research underpinning SEL; and comprehensive benefits and positive outcomes of SEL for staff, students, families, and other adults working with students.

Credit Hours: 6

Social-Emotional Learning: Trauma-Informed Support

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Social-Emotional Learning: Trauma-Informed Support

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

8

Credit Type:

SCECH


In recent years, there has been an increase in understanding the influence that childhood traumatic experiences can have on students in their learning environments. The intent of this course is to help educators gain some knowledge regarding trauma, how it impacts the developing brain, and thus potentially academic achievement. It is also to show how social and emotional learning can offer students skills to help combat those experiences.

Credit Hours: 8

Social-Emotional Learning: Embedding SEL Schoolwide

Subject Michigan Department of Ed

Description

Social-Emotional Learning: Embedding SEL Schoolwide

Price:

$0

Credit Hours:

6

Credit Type:

SCECH


This course provides information about the various ways that SEL can be thoroughly integrated in a school’s policies and practices. The course includes a strong focus on leadership and delineating the actions that administrators and instructional leaders can take to embed SEL within the core functioning of the school, such as defining the collective values of the school through the development of an SEL vision and mission, and aligning SEL with other initiatives.

Credit Hours: 6

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

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

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

Understanding Adolescents

Subject ed2go Department

Description

Understanding Adolescents

Price:

$115

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH


Yesterday, she was a sweet young girl. Today, you swear aliens have abducted her and put an evil twin in her place. 

To know your kids is to love them. In this course, an experienced social worker will help you gain a deep understanding and appreciation of your adolescent’s development and behavior. You’ll uncover the secrets of the adolescent mind and gain valuable information on how they think, how they feel, and how their identities develop. 

Parents, family members, teachers and related support staff, child and youth workers, counselors, nurses and the like will all benefit from the information shared in this course.

You’ll learn about the many physical, emotional, and cognitive changes that affect the teens in your life, and you’ll understand the significance of these changes both for you and the adolescent. You’ll look into relationships both in and outside of the home and the development of a teen’s identity. You’ll explore personality, moral development and the role of faith. 

Finally, you’ll gain an understanding as to how teens are affected by stress, including common defense mechanisms, coping techniques, and common mental health issues.

By the time you finish this course, you should be very well-prepared to understand, appreciate, and meet the needs of the teens in your life.

Credit Hours: 24

MASA: Communications: Best Practices for Handling the News and Social Media

Subject MASA

Description

MASA: Communications: Best Practices for Handling the News and Social Media

Price:

$30

Credit Hours:

1

Credit Type:

SCECH

The purpose of this course is to provide you with best practices for handling the news media as well as social media within your school district. You will learn to identify the factors to consider if something is newsworthy, how to write a media advisory, how to write a press release, and identify the guidelines for staff use of social media.

Credit Hours: 1

DLN: Understanding Human Behavior Through Restorative Practices

Subject DLN Department

Description

Understanding Human Behavior Through Restorative Practices

Price:

$20

Credit Hours:

3

Credit Type:

SCECH

This online course introduces participants to the social science of human behavior and how to use this understanding to build and repair relationships in a school through restorative practices, which integrates best practices from a variety of disciplines and fields, including education, psychology, social work, criminology, sociology, organizational development, and leadership.

Credit Hours: 3

DLN: School Safety Best Practices

Subject DLN Department

Description

DLN: School Safety Best Practices

Price:

$190

Credit Hours:

27

Credit Type:

SCECH

This course deepens participants understanding of the societal issues that impact student safety and well-being, socio-emotional development and academic learning, and the importance of safe and orderly school environments that are conducive to learning for all students. Participants explore proactive, school-wide approaches and classroom best practices for developing a safe, caring, and productive learning community that embraces the diversity of staff, students, and community. School safety and security, bullying and harassment, violence prevention, and crisis planning and intervention are addressed.

Credit Hours: 27

Podcast PD: Growing Student Agency and Implementing Google Classroom

Subject Blended Learning Community

Description

Podcast PD: Growing Student Agency and Implementing Google Classroom

Price:

$15

Credit Hours:

5

Credit Type:

SCECH

Your students come from varying social, cultural, and academic backgrounds and, thus, follow different journeys on their way to adulthood. How can you help them grow their leadership of this journey? This practice-minded course focuses on student agency as a multi-faceted skill that can be grown and shaped and takes a look at how technology, like Google Classroom, can help grow this skill within a lesson cycle. 

This course is part of the Podcast PD series which is based upon content from the Digital Backpack, a podcast powered by Michigan Virtual.

Credit Hours: 5

STEM.org Online Certification

Subject STEM Department

Description

STEM.org Online Certification

Price:

$202.50

Credit Hours:

24

Credit Type:

SCECH

STEM.org Certified™ is the world’s most trusted, self-paced Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teaching course for both certified and non-certified educators. This practical, online training program carefully studies curriculum standards and the latest in STEM pedagogy. Participants learn how expectations of program functionality are changing and what techniques can ensure success. STEM plans are then crafted to build momentum towards personal and organization-wide unifying STEM goals.

  • Earn a digitally-encrypted employment credential
  • Access 1,000+ pages of editable K-12 STEM lessons
  • Expand the STEM competency level of your students
  • Gain insights on the latest trends in STEM education
  • Connect with a global, alumni base of STEM educators
  • Share your accomplishment on social media
  • Build a strong, dedicated team using growth plans
  • Enhance organizational knowledge and STEM skills
  • Improve STEM communication through common language
  • Increase efficiency and reduce STEM program costs
  • Credit Hours: 24

    Mastering Public Speaking

    Subject ed2go Department

    Description

    Mastering Public Speaking

    Price:

    $115

    Credit Hours:

    24

    Credit Type:

    SCECH


    You can become an effective public speaker! In this fun and hands-on course, you’ll find out how to talk confidently and persuasively to both large audiences and small groups. You’ll learn how to plan and deliver your presentations skillfully and how to manage one of the most common public speaking barriers-fear.

    As you build your skills step-by-step, you’ll find out how to present a short or long speech, how to handle questions and manage conflict in meetings, and even how to shine in a job interview. You’ll get tips for training your voice and learn how to use both verbal and nonverbal communication effectively.

    By the time you finish this course, you’ll have an entire set of skills you can use on the job, in social settings, and in any other situation where you need to communicate with ease and authority. Along the way, you’ll explore many real-world examples and have lots of opportunities to practice your new skills.

    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

    The Creative Classroom

    Subject ed2go Department

    Description

    The Creative Classroom

    Price:

    $115

    Credit Hours:

    24

    Credit Type:

    SCECH


    Creativity will abound in your classroom as you tap your students’ hidden talents. Learn how to use creativity to teach reading, writing, visual arts, performing arts, social studies, science, mathematics, and physical and health education. Develop creative new approaches to field trips, learning labs, activities, exercises, assignments, and evaluation methods. Think beyond the textbook and challenge your students by making your classroom a creative classroom!

    Credit Hours: 24

    Integrating Technology in the Classroom

    Subject ed2go Department

    Description

    Integrating Technology in the Classroom

    Price:

    $115

    Credit Hours:

    24

    Credit Type:

    SCECH


    In this professional development course for teachers, you’ll learn the secrets of technology integration in the classroom, gaining the skills educators need to use tools such as wikis, podcasts, and blogs effectively. You’ll discover simple ways to integrate technology to enhance your subject material and meet your Common Core standards and other course goals. We’ll explore quick-and-easy, standards-based solutions for more interactive lesson plans, exciting WebQuests, and challenging assignments. We’ll also unleash the power of Web resources, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. 

    You’ll learn how to design your presentation station based on auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning styles, identify kid-friendly Internet search tools, teach keyboarding and word processing, use tablets and assistive technology, and develop standards-based, integrated lesson plans in reading, writing, science, math, social studies, music, and art. We’ll delve into ways to reach special needs, GATE, and English language learners. Finally, we’ll look at computer ethics and integrating technology in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) classroom and the flipped classroom.

    Whether you’re new to the integration process or already use emerging technologies in your classroom, this course is a must for all of today’s teachers and future teachers who often have to produce more and more in less and less time. By the end of our time together, you’ll have a treasure of ideas for integrating all types of technology into your lesson plans across the curriculum!

    Credit Hours: 24

    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

    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

    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.