Michigan State University has prepared a number of support programs and materials that will help Michigan’s K-12 school districts prepare for online instruction this fall.
Among these programs is the Foundations of Successful Online Teaching and Learning series that was collaboratively developed by MSU digital pedagogy experts and Okemos Public Schools. This series is designed to help teachers understand and adopt the mindsets of successful online instructors, the core principals of meaningful online learning experiences, and the best practices of online pedagogy.
Additional MSU resources include a free massive open online course (MOOC) developed by the College of Education to help schools with the rapid transition to remote instruction. While the course was designed for supporting last spring’s rapid shift to remote teaching, many of the tenets can be applied to the longer-term online learning environments districts are now looking to create for fall. The College of Education also offers a three-course (nine-credit) Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning that focuses on thoughtful and skilled online teaching in-depth.