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The Michigan LearnPort web-based professional development delivery system was created in partnership with MVU® and the Michigan Department of Education. School employees are provided up-to-date and flexible online professional development to help meet personal and district learning requirements. Michigan LearnPort provides high quality courses and content through a full set of web-based communication tools and offers full professional development record-keeping capabilities. Financial support for Michigan LearnPort is provided through ESEA Title II, Part (A) funds.
MICHIGAN HISTORY FOR THIRD GRADE TEACHERS
FLEXIBLE, FACILITATED, FUN • Need to know more about Michigan history for your 3 rd
• Wondering how Michigan became a state? • Want to explore resources about Michigan’s Native Peoples? • How did the French help early settlers? • What was the role of the British in Michigan?
Elementary teachers will find all this and more in the new online course, “Michigan History for 3rd available for free in Michigan LearnPort®.
- grade Teachers,”
This flexible course allows users to take some or all the course content, any time that works for them, in a facilitated environment that provides feedback from experts and colleagues.
“Michigan History for 3rd Grade Teachers” covers the period from the glaciers to 1837 by featuring important elements in and significant contributions to Michigan achieving statehood.
Users will explore and learn more about relevant topics and develop resources suitable for classroom use about a wide variety of subjects.
The course pairs high-quality digital content with a Facebook group to enable sharing and collaboration that enhances and extends the learning experience.
Registered Michigan LearnPort users may enroll in any of the four course modules at any time. Access to the requested module begins the Monday after a user enrolls.
Complete all four units, meet additional requirements and earn a $200 stipend.
Algebra for All Online
Learn Today, Use Tomorrow
An online professional development course preparing middle and high school mathematics teachers for teaching Algebra using the functions-based approach.
Any Michigan mathematics teacher interested in new methods/resources for teaching Algebra
FEATURES Entirely online
Nine one-week modules corresponding to the eight days of the original Algebra for All training
Activities and strategies for implementing the functions-based approach in mathematics classrooms
Interactive graphing calculator tutorials
Over 25 original online interactive tools and lessons for immediate implementation with students
Access to the Algebra for All Social Network including interaction with 1000+ Michigan mathematics teachers, lesson plan repository and
additional resources for students
Video from live Algebra for All training sessions Taught by a trained Algebra for All facilitator
Opportunities for discussion, collaboration and feedback with peers and the instructor
Scienceas a way of Thinking
This course introduces
Elementary and Middle School science teachers to teaching science as “a
way of thinking” through the methods of inquiry and induction.
The course is made up of
four modules. Each module
contains a small assignment, exposing
participants to resources and preparing them for the final
The Online Teaching and Learning Mastery (OTLM) program is a four-course online program for K-12 educators who want to build skills and become leaders in the rapidly advancing field of online/ blended teaching and learning.
This is a hand-on and practical program, resulting in skills in design and implementation as well as products for immediate use. SB-CEUs are available.
COURSE AT A GLANCE Delivery: Online with a few face-to-face/
Courses: An Introduction 3-week course and 3 Core courses each 7-8 weeks requiring about 4-6 hours of your commitment per week. Practicum with mentor support. Participate at your time within weekly completion frames.
Learning: Learn with and from a cohort of K-12 educators and an experienced instructor of online
teaching and learning through individual and collaborative online activities. Access to a social networking site rich with resources, tools and task aids.
Outcomes: Knowledge and skills in design and teaching of online activities and courses and ready to use online products.
Goals: Participants will study the important themes of online teaching and learning in a continuous spiral so
that each concept is explored in more depth throughout each course of the program.
Themes are: E-Learner, E-Instructor, Assessment/ Evaluation and E-Instructional Design
Participants will participate in a community of peers that will provide regular feedback, support and interaction.
Participants will apply all elements of the content to their current teaching situation in a variety of practicum opportunities.
Participants will regularly contribute to a community of practice in an online social networking site.
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