Though 2020 has been a stressful year for many educators, it has also been a year of rapid and collective growth. So many teachers experienced remote learning for the first time and had to adapt quickly. If you found yourself in this position, you probably developed several homegrown strategies for connecting with your students in a virtual learning environment.
Recently, we launched our Teaching Tips & Tricks newsletter, featuring a series of short video recordings where educators share their tried-and-true tips for remote learning.
Do you have a quick tip you’d like to share with your fellow educators? Would you be willing to record a brief video (between 2-5 minutes) explaining this tip?
You can use your phone or video camera
Upload your mp4 file to the submission form
We will reach out to let you know if your video will be published!
If one of your videos is selected to be included in our newsletter or promoted on our social media channels, you will receive a $50 Amazon gift card to compensate you for your time and energy!
If you’re interested in submitting, first check out our guidelines for recording quality videos at home. Next, record your video and submit it using the form at the bottom of this page. Don’t worry about including the title or our logo — We’ll add these during the editing process. We can’t wait to hear your tips & tricks!
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.