Professional Learning | Empower Teachers
We provide educators with free instructor-led online courses and face-to-face events with the opportunity to earn free SCECHs.
Learn At Your Own Pace units are designed for independent learning and do not offer SCECHs.
Virtual Courses Virtual courses are convenient, free and offered every month and facilitated by Michigan educators. Topics include media literacy, gamification, Google Classroom and apps, and more.
PLAYDATE MI At PLAYDATEs educators come together to learn about ed tech apps, programs and tools. There are no presenters, no experts and no agenda. Simply time to play, tinker and explore.
Maker to Math: Play with Math Through Sport Encouraging students to play with math helps educators improve teaching and help students better understand and learn math in different, real-life ways.
CreATive Makers Use Makey Makey and Scratch to design activities adapted to meet the needs of children with special needs and increase their inclusion into STEM based activities and classes.
Promoting STEM Through Literature Use literature to get students excited about STEM by actively involving them in the design thinking process while developing their inquiry and problem-solving skills.
Discovery Education Experience Learn what’s new with Discovery Education, including reading passages, lesson plans, digital interactives, virtual field trips, instructional strategies, VR, and more to share with your students.
Learn at Your Own Pace These Independent Learning units help educators make connections between technology tools and best practice instructional strategies and can be used to teach others.