District-Provided Professional Development

Expand Your Options

It’s time we offered teachers more voice and choice in their professional learning.

Michigan Virtual offers about 250 professional development courses that can be bundled into thematic pathways that meet the needs of your school or district’s improvement plan. These pathways are entirely customizable. Our professional learning specialists will help you design a plan tailored to the needs of your educators. You can pick just one class or several with both free and affordable options, as well as online and face-to-face training and events.

We expect innovation in our classrooms. Shouldn’t we expect the same from our professional development?

Why Choose Michigan Virtual?

With the support of our professional learning specialists, you can:

  • Design a customized PD menu for your staff
  • Choose from 250 online courses on critical topics in education
  • Incorporate face-to-face training, instructional coaching, facilitated book studies, online PLC facilitation, and more
  • Access robust reports with staff completion data to promote transparency and accountability
  • Offer your busy teachers relevant, on-demand, and self-paced training options that align with your school or district’s improvement plan

Your staff can study over 250 critical topics in education, including:

  • Assessment & Data Analysis
  • Remote & Blended Teaching
  • Classroom Computing
  • Classroom Management
  • Compliance
  • Culture and Diversity
  • Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy
  • Leadership Development
  • Mentoring Online Learners
  • Subject Area Training
    • Art
    • Mathematics
    • Reading & Writing
    • Science
  • Tools for Teachers
  • And many more!

Group Registration & Enrollment Service

Let us take care of the heavy lifting for you! With Group Registration & Enrollment (GRE), we'll bulk register and enroll all of your staff into their desired courses for the start date you choose. And with GRE Choice, we’ll collaborate with you to come up with a PD plan for your staff, creating a catalog specific to your staff’s learning targets and goals. Both GRE services include account creation, MOECs verification, learner registration, SCECH processing, and a customized report weekly report of learning progress.

Don’t take our word for it! Hear what Michigan teachers have said about our products/services:

“Over the past twenty years, Michigan Virtual has helped over 250,000 people receive high-quality online instruction they might not otherwise have been able to afford or access through traditional learning programs. Michigan Virtual positions Michigan to lead in the delivery of high-quality education and training at a time when the demand for this has never been greater.”​

Doug Rothwell
President & CEO Business Leaders For Michigan​

“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

“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​

“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

Here are a few sample pathways you can customize to meet the needs of your school or district:

Personalized Learning

District Instructional Coaching

Self-Paced Learning

If none of these options are appealing to you, don’t worry! We are more than happy to work with you to design a bundle that aligns with your SIP/DIP. Contact us below for pricing and to learn more about your customization options!

Interested in learning more?

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in speaking to one of our professional development specialists about providing educators in your district with goal-focused professional learning opportunities.

  • (Please include school name and district)
  • Let us know what courses you may be interested in
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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.