PD in a Box:
Your Summer Learning Adventure!

Say hello to your personalized professional development solution… delivered straight to your door!

Why PD in a Box?

We understand that summer is a precious time for educators like you. It’s a time to relax, recharge, and reinvigorate your passion for teaching. With PD in a Box, you can do all of this and more—right from the comfort of your home.

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What’s Inside?

Each PD in a Box is thoughtfully curated to provide you with engaging, practical resources tailored to your interests and needs. Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect:

  • Themed Learning Experience: Dive into a topic you’re passionate about that aligns with our various themes. 
  • Educational Resources: Each box includes a carefully selected book and enrollment in an online course that will compliment the book and offer you SCECHs.
  • Surprise Treats: Because who doesn’t love a little extra joy in their day?
How It Works
  1. Choose Your Theme: Select from a variety of themes that match your professional interests and goals.
  2. Determine Your Timeline: PD in a Box is designed to fit into your busy summer schedule, allowing you to learn at your own pace. For the online course you select, you’ll have between 30-60 days to complete the self-paced work.
  3. Receive Your Box: Sit back and relax as your personalized PD box arrives at your doorstep.
  4. Engage and Grow: Dive into the resources, join the online community, and watch your skills soar!

Ready to Get Started?

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to enhance your teaching skills while enjoying your well-deserved break. Click the button below of your selected theme to enroll in your customized PD in a Box today!

Educational Resources
Finding Joy
Infuse joy into your practices through reflective practices and by watching award-winning television.
  1. Teach Happier This School Year
  2. Ted Lasso TV Series: This TV series study includes thought-provoking reflections and discussions connecting Lasso to effective practices in the classroom.
Keeping It Real
Reflect on real-world classroom experiences and identify action-oriented practices that empower you and your students.
  1. Make Teaching Sustainable
  2. Abbott Elementary TV Series: Explore themes from the award-winning TV series Abbott Elementary and uncover insights to enrich your own educational practice.
Inspiring New Teachers
Thrive in your new role by discovering strategies that will help you establish your classroom practices, connect with colleagues, and teach your students.
  1. Your First Year: How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher
  2. Fostering Student Agency through Positive Relationships: Catalyze a shift in your classroom to move students from complacency to becoming empowered and engaged.
Increasing Engagement with UDL
Design learning experiences that support all of your students and explore strategies that increase autonomy and engagement.
  1. The Shift to Student-Led
  2. Intro to Universal Design for Learning: Engagement: UDL makes education accessible to all learners. In this course, you will have an opportunity to explore one principle of UDL: engagement.
Taking Time for Wellness
Prioritize your well-being with strategies that support personal wellness and professional growth.
  1. 180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators
  2. Reaching Your Potential: Develop self-advocacy strategies to help you navigate life’s challenges and, in turn, help your students thrive.
Understanding Artificial Intelligence
Equip yourself with knowledge and skills to think critically about AI and its use in your classroom.
  1. Co-Intelligence
  2. Rethinking Classroom Practices with ChatGPT: Use ChatGPT to personalize learning and help students use the tool ethically and effectively
Working Towards Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Consider how unconscious bias impacts learning and instructional practices and embrace strategies to foster a classroom where all students belong.
  1. Start Here, Start Now
  2. Understanding Unconscious Bias for Educators: Discover how unconscious bias impacts educational spaces, and identify strategies to mitigate the impact of unconscious bias on learners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Upon enrolling in your course/theme in the PLP, you will have access to the online course. You must complete a google form within the course to release the course content.

You can expect to receive your box within 2 weeks of completing the form in the course.

You will receive an automated email from Michigan Virtual regarding your enrollment in a course. Depending on the selected course, you might have between 30-60 days from your date of enrollment to complete it. Please verify your end-date which is posted on your course tile on your dashboard.

Yes. You will get SCECHs based on your successful completion of the online course in which you are enrolled. If you are interested in earning additional SCECHs from the book you read, you can check out information on MyPD, located at the end of your course.