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Background Public Act 173 (Michigan Educator Evaluations At-A-Glance, 2015) states that a Professional Education Certificate will not be issued unless an individual was rated effective or highly effective on his/her annual year-end performance evaluations for three consecutive years preceding… Read more

Introduction More and more professional learning is being delivered online, allowing for self-paced, on-demand access to a wealth of online courses and resources. This is not without pitfalls; technological issues can also create barriers, such as the increased emphasis… Read more

Introduction Based on feedback from existing district partners, as well as a desire to better serve customers by continuously improving upon existing products and developing new ones, Michigan Virtual launched three new products and services in the 2017-18 year…. Read more

This report is being published simultaneously with another: Helping Online Students Be Successful: Student Perceptions of Online Teacher and On-site Mentor Facilitation Support.  While we had originally planned on publishing a single report, we found that the report was… Read more

Introduction This report is being published with the report, Helping Online Students Be Successful: Student Perceptions of Online Teacher and On-site Mentor Instructional Support. Both reports start with nearly identical introductions, literature reviews, and method sections. However, the subsequent… Read more

Executive Summary Blended teaching involves combining online and in-person instruction.  There has been significant growth in the demand for blended learning in schools which has increased the need for teachers who know how to teach in a blended learning… Read more

Executive Summary Online learning enrollments are growing in Michigan year over year, and part of meeting the student demand for high quality online courses is training and certifying Michigan teachers with the requisite skills and knowledge to design online… Read more

Introduction Michigan Virtual staff have developed a digital mobile application for use by K-12 teachers. The application serves three basic functions: Serves as a platform for teachers and education professionals to network and connect to other professionals within their… Read more

The Initial Book Study Course: Teaching with Poverty in Mind In 2016, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) asked Michigan Virtual to develop an experience that would extend the learning taking place at a state-wide school improvement conference to… Read more

Executive Summary In this project we explored student behavioral, textual, and limited demographic data retrieved from Michigan Virtual School for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years. One overarching goal was to determine the type of data we could collect… Read more

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