Transitioning to Remote Teaching: Advanced Placement Edition

Whether you are new to teaching AP courses remotely or a seasoned veteran, this free course has resources for you!

Teacher Advocacy

12 hrs

Self-Paced

12 SCECHs

Credit Type: SCECH

With remote teaching and learning becoming more prevalent in today’s world, you may be wondering how curriculum for your Advanced Placement classroom will transfer to online instruction.

This comprehensive course will cover general tips and support for transitioning to online teaching and more specific information about the resources available to you for teaching AP courses online. Learn how to access the College Board’s quality, vetted digital content for the AP classroom and how to navigate assessments as an important aspect of AP instruction.

Dr. Michael F. Rice <br / ><small>State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Dr. Michael F. Rice
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
“Michigan Virtual and the College Board deserve praise for their work to increase access to quality AP programming for all Michigan students, regardless of zip code, consistent with the fourth goal of our new state strategic education plan. I appreciate the dedication to meaningful professional development for AP teachers to ensure curriculum fidelity online, especially important at this time.”
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“Michigan Virtual and the College Board deserve praise for their work to increase access to quality AP programming for all Michigan students, regardless of zip code, consistent with the fourth goal of our new state strategic education plan. I appreciate the dedication to meaningful professional development for AP teachers to ensure curriculum fidelity online, especially important at this time.”

Dr. Michael F. Rice
State Superintendent of Public Instruction

In this course, you will:

  • Access a remote teaching readiness checklist and rubric to help streamline your transition,
  • Understand how to build relationships using online communication tools,
  • Explore recommendations from other teachers using the AP Classroom digital resources,
  • Identify options for formative and summative assessments using the AP Classroom materials, and
  • Recognize the need for adaptation and flexibility in an online learning environment.
Trevor Packer  <br / ><small>Senior Vice President, AP and Instruction at The College Board
Trevor Packer
Senior Vice President, AP and Instruction at The College Board
"The AP Program has long been impressed by Michigan Virtual’s dedication to expanding AP opportunities through virtual coursework. As we’ve seen this past year, the American education system has much to learn about effective virtual instruction, and we applaud Michigan Virtual for being in the vanguard of these efforts."
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“The AP Program has long been impressed by Michigan Virtual’s dedication to expanding AP opportunities through virtual coursework. As we’ve seen this past year, the American education system has much to learn about effective virtual instruction, and we applaud Michigan Virtual for being in the vanguard of these efforts.”

Trevor Packer
Senior Vice President, AP and Instruction at The College Board

This is a FREE course offering to all Michigan teachers!​

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.