Resource Guide

Michigan Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery

In May 2021, Michigan’s governor released the MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery. This multi-year plan for holistic, whole child recovery provides evidence-based and equity-driven recommendations to address challenges across many aspects of education. Michigan Virtual offers several resources that align with the MI Blueprint.

The governor appointed 29 members to form the Student Recovery Advisory Council, who developed the MI Blueprint. The council represents a diverse geographic and demographic perspective on behalf of communities, students, educators, and families.

The MI Blueprint is divided into five sections, with each section identifying challenges the council has found to be a priority. Below you will find the challenges and corresponding Michigan Virtual resources to address these challenges.

Table of Contents

Wellness

Challenges: Impacts on students’ physical and mental health
Offering Title
Description
Audience
SCECHs
Cost
Social-Emotional Learning: Creating a Professional Culture Based on SEL
Explore methods of self-care to better create a sustainable and culturally responsive SEL environment among staff and students
Educators
6
Free
Social-Emotional Learning: Trauma-Informed Support
Discover how social and emotional learning can offer students skills to combat traumatic experiences and succeed academically.
Educators
6
Free
Social-Emotional Learning: Introduction to SEL
Identify how to remove barriers to student success by embedding SEL across schools and districts
Educators
6
Free
MEMSPA: Embedding SEL Schoolwide
Micro-Credential for school and district leaders: Show how Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is embedded into your school’s learning environment and how it impacts academic achievement
School and District Leaders
6
$99
MEMSPA: SEL & Whole Child
Demonstrate the value of a Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model that incorporates SEL in your school
School and District Leaders
5
$99
Challenge: Educator burnout, low job satisfaction, and high staff turnover
Offering Title
Description
Audience
SCECHs
Cost
Take Care of Yourself: A Course in Well-being and Self-care
Practice living your best and most balanced life while focusing on the five pillars of wellbeing.
Educators
3
Free
Being a Reflective Teacher During a Pandemic
Develop skills to transform your mindset, prioritize your well being, and rediscover your “why” for being a committed teacher.
Educators
3
Free
Moving Forward for District Teams & Teachers Workshop
We are happy to introduce a new practical workshop for teachers to help you prepare for the future. With so much to think about, where do you start? Don’t worry — our experts are here to help you move forward.
Educators, School and District Leaders
3
$10 – $25
Social-Emotional Learning: Adult SEL and Self-Care
** Coming soon
Educators will learn to prioritize self-care as part of their SEL practice and model SEL skills for the students with whom they work.
Educators
2
FREE
MEMSPA: Comprehensive Staff Well-Being
Micro-Credential for school and district leaders: Reap the benefits of implementing a staff well-being program in your school
School and District Leaders
6
$99
Resources for Families
Offering Title
Description
Audience
Cost
Michigan Cares Program
Thanks to funding from the state of Michigan, we are able to provide Michigan families with FREE access to our Michigan Cares Portal. This online platform houses hundreds of lessons designed to help children in grades K-12 develop the skills required for social, emotional, and mental well-being. **Available through Summer 2021
Families, Students & Educators
Free to Michigan Residents
Build a Comprehensive SEL Program for Student and Adult Well-Being​
Join Carla Tantillo Philibert for a trauma-informed approach to social emotional learning that unpacks the “how to” behind effective school-wide SEL implementation.
Families, Educators
Free

Academics

Challenge: Students with unfinished learning
Offering Title
Description
Audience
SCECHs
Cost
Distance Learning Playbook – Book Study
In this online book study, you will read, reflect, apply, and connect your learnings from the Distance Learning Playbook.
Educators
7 + 5
$60
Assessments in the Blended Classroom
Compare the benefits of different types of assessments and what will be most useful in your blended classroom.
Educators
4
$15
Online National Standards 3: Assessment
Explore the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching and Courses to measure student progress in your online classroom
Educators
2
Free
Differentiated Instruction: Maximizing Learning For All
Review strategies and tips for guidance in differentiating instruction to meet all students’ learning needs.
Educators
4
Free
Challenge: Engaging students
Offering Title
Description
Audience
SCECHs
Cost
Online Teacher’s Guide: Engagement
Explore methods and technology to engage students and develop connections in your online classroom.
Educators
2
Free
Online Lessons with Littles: Engagement
Learn tips to help engage preschoolers through kindergarteners in online instruction.
Educators
2
Free
Teacher Boost
Teacher Boost is a one-day workshop, targeted for busy classroom teachers who want to jump straight to practical implementation steps for student-centered, blended and online learning.
Educators
6
$50
EduProtocols Book Study
This online book study explores Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo’s, The EduProtocol: Field Guide Book 1 and how to implement these strategies.
Educators
5 + 5
$60
MEMSPA: Leading Student Engagement
Assess the current state of student engagement in your building and design professional learning experiences to increase engagement.
School and District Leaders
12
$99

School culture and climate

Challenges:
Offering Title
Description
Audience
SCECHs
Cost
Social-Emotional Learning: Integrating SEL into Culturally Responsive Classrooms
Learn how to improve your classroom culture and engagement as you integrate SEL on a daily basis.
Educators
6
Free
Social-Emotional Learning: Equity Elaborations
Educators will gain knowledge and skills to implement SEL, ensuring equity is explicitly incorporated into learning opportunities.
Educators
1
Free
Online National Standards 4: Meeting Needs
Recognize the National Standards for Quality that help you better meet students’ needs online.
Educators
2
Free
Changing Minds to Address Poverty in the Classroom
Employ practical classroom strategies to combat the effects of poverty on learning.
Educators
11
Free

Family and community engagement

Challenge: Strained school-district-relationships.
Offering Title
Description
Audience
SCECHs
Cost
Whole Child & Continuous Improvement: A Deeper Understanding (MI only)
Recognize the urgency in implementing the WSCC model, and connect WSCC to the Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process.
Educators
5
Free
MEMSPA: SEL & Family Engagement
Micro-Credential for school and district leaders: Demonstrate ways in which your school is successfully embedding SEL into family engagement practices
School and District Leaders
6
$99
Challenge: Lack of access to afterschool and summer programming.
Offering Title
Description
Audience
Guide To Setting Up Online Summer School Program
If you’re considering setting up an online summer school program in your school or district, this guide will help you think through the process to determine what will be required and how it will benefit your students and school community.
School and District Leaders
Summer Learning with Michigan Virtual
This year, your children’s needs may be a little different. If you’re looking for ways to keep your children learning this summer with safe and structured educational opportunities, consider enrolling them in our online summer school programs
Students

Post-Secondary

Challenges: Access to high-quality postsecondary pathways
Offering Title
Description
Audience
SCECHs
Cost
Understanding the Modern Military
This resource-driven course will present you with information that will help in understanding an array of military career options and the education benefits that can support students in the pursuit of those careers.
Counselors
5
Free
Career Counseling: Building a Resume
This course will show you how to advise students on creating resumes that are professional and in line with current hiring practices and industry trends.
Counselors
10
Free
College Counseling: The College Selection Process
** Coming soon
This course will provide an introduction to theories and skills needed to work with students and families in the college selection process.
Counselors
16
Free

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.