MDE and Michigan Virtual Partnership
Michigan Virtual™ is partnering with the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) to offer educators free online and blended professional development opportunities.View All MDE Courses
Assessment Security Training
This MDE-approved course will help you establish and maintain appropriate and secure test administration practices. When test day comes around, this course will help you build a fair testing environment.
One-hour | self-paced course | free of charge
Early Literacy Essentials Training
These MDE-approved courses help address our state’s most pressing literacy issues, including Michigan’s ranking as 41st among U.S. states in 4th-grade reading scores and the fact that less than 50 percent of Michigan 3rd graders are proficient readers.
Research suggests that the practices overviewed in these courses will have a positive impact on literacy development. We believe that the use of these practices in every classroom every day could make a measurable positive difference in the State’s literacy achievement.
Seclusion & Restraint Awareness Training
This one hour, self-paced course — created in partnership with MDE — fulfills the State of Michigan requirements for seclusion & restraint awareness training.Learn More
Computer Science Standards: A Primer for K-5 Teachers
For Michigan’s students to be competitive in the 21st-century economy, it is critical that they have access to computer science learning opportunities. Why? Because they need to develop skills and aptitudes in computer science that equip them to navigate new and emerging innovations.
In partnership with the Michigan Department of Education, we have developed a course that provides an overview of Michigan’s K-12 Computer Science Standards and demonstrate how they can be integrated with existing teaching practice in a K-5 classroom setting.Learn More
Educator Evaluation in MI
This set of courses explores specific strategies and opportunities that empower participants to take ownership of their evaluation and become the driving force behind their own professional growth. Participants will learn how to leverage specific strategies and opportunities to engage in evaluation cycles, including self-reflection and goal-setting, student growth planning and tracking, identifying professional learning needs and opportunities, processing and implementing feedback, gathering evidence of effective practice, and preparing for evaluation conferences.