Join in on the GooseChase!

Throughout the day you’ll have opportunities to collaborate and have a little fun by playing along in GooseChase! Plus PRIZES! Download the app for Android or iPhone and then search for “Day Camp 18” and you’re in!

Red Station

At this station, you will have the opportunity to learn about the differences between “tech-rich” and blended learning environments. You will also have time to share your own experiences with tech-rich and/or blended classroom with others.
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Blue Station

At this station, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of instructional strategies you can utilize to increase student engagement and meet the diverse learning needs in your classroom.
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Green Station

At this station, you will create a poster to share either a) What blended learning looks like in your classroom? OR b) What you’d like blended learning to look like in your classroom?
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Individual Rotation: Classroom Tool Smackdown!

  • To access the slide deck for Demonstrating Learning, click here.
  • To access the slide deck for Learning Environments, click here.
  • To access the slide deck for Student Collaboration, click here.
  • To access the slide deck for Lead Your Own Learning, click here.

Keynote Speaker: Michael Bonner

MOTIVATION LEADS TO INNOVATION - THE AUDACITY TO GET UP

Let us be honest. The turnover rate within education is a serious dilemma that we have yet to find the antidote for. A study conducted at UCLA showed only 4% of college freshmen were interested in following the path to becoming an educator. The profession of teaching is not an easy one and now the entire world is exposed to this truth. In schools all across the world, creating new and innovative strategies within the classroom is an exciting task but can seem daunting to the teacher who is worn down by the profession. Due to many reasons (negative student behavior, poor scores, etc), the school climate can become toxic and suffocate the life out of teachers which ultimately affects student performance.

In order to shift the school culture, it begins with individual teachers making the decision to change their classroom into an engaging learning environment. Michael Bonner will share how he utilized the power of self-reflection to evaluate his qualities as a teacher, navigating the tumultuous waves of working within a Title 1 school (100% FRL free and reduced lunch), to understanding the value of applying creativity!

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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.