Because educators deserve credit for their informal learning efforts.

What is MyPD?

What if you could take all the time that you spend informally researching educational strategies (e.g., reading blogs and articles, watching YouTube videos or participating in Twitter chats) and formally honor this time commitment with SCECHs? Now you can! MyPD is a vehicle to formally honor educators’ informal learning efforts. In this course, you will define your problems of practice, create a plan to address them and receive valuable feedback from our professional learning coaches.

Here's why you deserve credit for your informal learning:

A rule of thumb in the world of professional learning and development is the 70-20-10 rule. It goes something like this:

  • 70% of your learning comes from on-the-job experience
  • 20% of your learning comes from your relationships with others
  • 10% of your learning comes from formal training courses

A significant part of our learning happens outside of the umbrella of what we formally consider “professional development.”

That’s why we believe you deserve to earn SCECHs for your informal learning efforts.

Earn 10 SCECHs for $30

Forge Your Own Path, Tell Your Own Story

Through this SCECH-bearing experience, educators will engage in a process to tell the story of their independent learning journey by:

  • Tying a specific learning objective to evidence of informal learning pursuits
  • Reflecting on learning from those pursuits
  • Developing an action plan based on the professional implications that have emerged
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A Model of Adult Learning Theory

A true model of adult learning theory, this learning experience:

  • Offers maximum autonomy with supportive guidance
  • Seeks to validate the experience of today’s educators
  • Creates a holding space for educators to focus on a problem relevant to their own context

Ready to take control of your professional learning journey?

If you want more autonomy and agency in your professional learning journey, sign up for our MyPD course today and start designing learning objectives relevant to your problems of practice.

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.