Design your own PD
& earn SCECHs

Because you’re doing extra work on your own time,
and you know your learning needs best.

What if you could design your own PD and make it awesome?

Educators, you know what it takes to make learning engaging, fun, and personalized. You know your students’ needs best, along with what skills you need to strengthen as an educator to help meet these needs. 

Besides, you’re probably already doing this kind of informal research outside of your work hours. So, why not earn SCECHs for it?

Questions to ask yourself...

You will enjoy MyPD if...

An independent study for educators

The MyPD course works kind of like an independent study. You will:

Take control of your PD

Find inspiration in these examples from real educators

Wondering what subject you might explore in MyPD? Here are a few questions that real Michigan educators have investigated in this course:

  • How can I better motivate and demonstrate empathy for struggling students?
  • How can I enhance the cultural diversity of my music lessons?
  • As a physical education teacher, how can I best support Islamic students with dietary restrictions?
  • What are the proper techniques and strategies for coaching athletes with special needs?

Don’t take our word for it!

Real Michigan educators have shared the following about their experience taking MyPD:

Are you a dedicated school leader who wants to offer MyPD to your staff?

Like the idea of MyPD and want to offer it to your staff? Our team regularly works with school leaders to help them build customized DPPD plans. Fill out the form below, and someone will get in touch soon to answer any questions you might have. 

  • (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.