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.
Everyone Can Create Use Everyone Can Create and your iPad to teach students to communicate ideas through video, photography, music, & drawing. Learn fun & meaningful ways to bring these skills into the classroom.
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.
Classroom Maker Summit Learn more about the maker movement, ways to infuse hands-on learning in your classroom, gain valuable resources and connect with maker-minded educators through firsthand opportunities.
Creator Summit Learn about making, maker-centered learning, STEM/STEAM education, and project-based learning. Interact with subject-specific creative experts as you work on personal or group projects.
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.
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.