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Taking Education to the Next Level

Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through online learning, and the methods along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.

Michigan Virtual supports educators, schools and districts by providing the best in blended learning resources and courses. We can also provide support and customized training in blended learning to better serve schools.

Our blended learning training opportunities include:

Blended Learning Live!

A two-day, immersive event

Are you an administrator looking to implement blended or online learning in your district? Attend our Blended Learning Live event!

This two-day experience will help district teams design, prepare, and implement student-centered learning initiatives for online or blended-learning models for the 2017-2018 school year. This event is for teams of five, including at least one district or building leader and one teacher.

The cost for a five-person Michigan team is $250 and $50 per person after that. Out-of-state pricing is $1975 for a team and $395 per person after that.

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“Blended Learning Live! ranks up there with the best professional learning experience I’ve had. As an educator who does not have a background in instructional technology, the content of this 2-day series helped me to easily understand the possible entry points into blended learning a teacher can choose from based on his/her readiness.” — Meaghan Gauthier, Alpena Public Schools

Life is Better When You Blend

Earn 6 SCECHs for FREE —
June 27-28 @ Kent ISD

Are you a K-12 educator looking for ways to incorporate technology in your classroom? Wondering how you can utilize whatever technology you have to support quality teaching and learning? Then this event is for you!

Participants will:

  • Explore practical ways to implement blended learning in the classroom
  • Maximize the technology you have to engage and support students
  • Investigate digital tools that assess and capture student understanding
  • Intentionally design a blended lesson suited to your classroom needs

This event is broken up into two separate days — the first day is designed for K-5 teachers while the second day is designed for 6-12 teachers. At no cost to you, you’ll earn 6 SCECHs and have your lunch provided. Join us this year on either June 27 or June 28 at Kent ISD!

K-5 Teachers Register Here

 

6-12 Teachers Register Here

“As a full-time elementary teacher and mother of three, I have appreciated the flexibility of the course and instructors — they really make it manageable for busy professionals to grow in their profession.” — Keri Powell, Cadillac Public Schools

Learn.BLEND.Lead

A community of innovative educators

Learn.BLEND.Lead is an ongoing, face-to -face and online approach to professional learning. Developed by blended learning coaches and former teachers, this learning experience is designed to explore best practices in the blended classroom. In this meaningful, collaborative and personalized professional learning, participants will begin by reflecting on their own classrooms, student data and learning outcomes. Through a collaborative and interactive process, learners will be supported, not only in blending their own classrooms, but also with training on best practices in instructional coaching.

For $200, you will earn 54 SCECHs by participating in this year-long, immersive community. 

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“The level of support and resources provided by the Michigan Virtual team have been invaluable in transforming my thinking about blended learning.” — Kelly Newell, Fraser Public Schools

Day Camp 2018

Earn 6 SCECHs for $45 — Tuesday, July 24 @ Oakland ISD

Join us for Day Camp ’18 — a 7-hour summer event where you’ll earn 6 SCECHs for $45 while learning tips and tricks for personalizing student learning through the strategic use of technology.

Come network with other Michigan teachers and see all the creative ways that educators around our state are using technology in their classrooms to boost student engagement and learning.

The registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and an awesome experience with educators who make a difference — just like YOU!

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Free Online Courses

Michigan Virtual offers a variety of online professional development courses to support educators in understanding and embracing blended learning concepts. We offer several free, SCECH-bearing courses including:

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Blended Learning For Your Whole District

Meet your PD dream team!

District-provided PD has the ability to strengthen a team of teachers or a whole district and can be a powerful tool in engaging and activating tomorrow’s blended learning leaders. Leading for Blended Learning is critical for monitoring, maintaining and growing a school or district’s blended learning plans. Additionally, Michigan Virtual will support in the collaborative development of District Provided Professional Development Plans.

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Coaching and Consultation

Michigan Virtual provides consultation support for leaders as they integrate blended learning into their school improvement goals. Michigan Virtual’s instructional coaches will work with staff at the teacher level as they develop blended learning lessons for their students. Leadership support also includes professional development in blended learning leadership, which will help you become well versed in schoolwide blended strategies and methods for supporting your teachers. Michigan Virtual will connect you with other Michigan educational leaders working toward similar goals. Rich collaboration and leadership coaching will help you grow the necessary environment for change in your district.

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Join Michigan Virtual and other partners, collaborators, motivators and dreamers at engaging regional events that throw industry standards to the wind while looking for innovative new ways to educate.

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