Practical strategies for online & blended teaching.

Unsure where to start with online or blended teaching? Have some ideas, but need more resources? Michigan Virtual has designed a variety of free PD courses on remote & blended teaching to help you get started.

We know that one of the best ways to support our students online is to experience it for ourselves as a learner. Join us as we provide you not only an online experience but provide examples and resources as you begin to build this remote learning experience for your students.

Transitioning to remote teaching series

 A series of six 2-SCECH, self-paced courses designed to provide you with examples and resources on how to reach your students via remote teaching. You are free to move through the courses as they pertain to your needs and interests, as they are designed to allow for choice and are not dependent upon prior course knowledge.

national online standards series

We have developed a series of free online professional development courses on that inform educators about the National Standards for Quality Online Learning. View these courses below.

online lessons with littles courses

Online learning can be tough for our little ones. This course series offers tips and tricks for teaching little ones (both preschool and kindergarten) online.

blended teaching courses

We have a variety of free and low-cost online professional development courses that give teachers the opportunity to earn SCECHs while exploring best practices for blended instruction and classroom design. 

Keep Michigan Learning

A webinar series of best practices for emergency remote learning

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.