Michigan Virtual Office Hours

Providing personalized support to educators to enable them to apply distance-learning concepts and resources contextual to their practice.

Talk to an advisor who's been there.

As a teacher or leader, there are many resources available to you that can help to support distance-learning. How do they “fit” in your school’s plans for fall? Your existing classroom practice? How might it look and feel with your students when it’s working well?

Michigan Virtual Office Hours is a way for you to connect with other educators with expertise in online and blended learning practices. The purpose of this program is to allow you to select a topic of conversation and access to an educator you can learn with.

This is a pilot experience provided at no cost in exchange for your feedback on the value of your experience. We appreciate your response to surveys that you will complete before and after attending an office hours session. We might reach out in additional ways as the pilot progresses in order to further understand your experience with us.

For more detail on what kind of support is provided in these advisory sessions, view this document.

Our Advisors

Hannah Bur

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Planning & Design, Technology, Digital Relationships, Students with Diverse Needs

Midori Grahl

Area of Support Provided: Planning & Design, Technology, Digital Relationships

Jaci Hartman

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Planning & Design, Digital Relationships, Students with Diverse Needs

Kristi Peacock

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Planning & Design, Technology, Digital Relationships, Students with Diverse Needs

Christy Trombetta

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Planning & Design, Technology, Students with Diverse Needs

David Milne

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Planning & Design, Technology, Digital Relationships

Ryan Call

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Digital Relationships

Kevin Santer

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Planning & Design, Technology

Emily Sicilia

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Planning & Design, Technology, Digital Relationships, Students with Diverse Needs

Megan Riggers

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Planning & Design, Technology, Digital Relationships, Students with Diverse Needs

Tara Bladow

Area of Support Provided: Planning & Design, Technology, Digital Relationships

Jeff Gerlach

Area of Support Provided: Planning & Design

Andrea Kistler

Area of Support Provided:Technology, Communications

Anne Perez

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Planning & Design, Digital Relationships

Jill Souza

Area of Support Provided: Technology, Digital Relationships, Planning & Design, Students with Diverse Needs

Kim Garvison

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Digital Relationships, Students with Diverse Needs

Nicole Ehle

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Planning & Design, Students with Diverse Needs

Lori Coyle

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Technology, Digital Relationships, Students with Diverse Needs

William Springer

Area of Support Provided: Communications, Planning & Design, Digital Relationships

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.