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.
PLAYDATE to Support Remote Learning Educators learn from each other as they discover programs, tools and helpful information centered on remote learning. Participants attending the full PLAYDATE receive a $25 Amazon gift card.
Promoting STEM Through Literature Use literature to get students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. Learn to use materials shipped before the session to actively involve them in the design thinking process.
Teaching Strategies for Virtual & Blended Learning Environments Learn general practices for virtual and blended learning environments with “Intro to Teaching Strategies.” Other sessions explore grade-specific practices for ELA & Math content areas.
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.
Presentation Skills Toolkit The toolkit offers learning resources and reflections, as well as exercises to improve presentation techniques to both students and adults.
#GoOpenMichigan Toolkit This Toolkit helps you learn more about what open educational resources (OER) are, why OER are valuable for teachers and learners, and how to get involved with #GoOpen Michigan.
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.