All of our comprehensive online courses are approved by the Michigan Department of Education. To check approved provider status, we are listed on the MI Department of Education page as TKL. Approved SCECH courses are offered in partnership with our local partner Midwest Educational Consulting Services (MECS).

Earn 50 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) toward the 150 needed for the renewal of your MI Teaching Certificate. We also offer Graduate Credits which can be applied towards your State License Renewal, Salary Advancement or Continuing Education needs.

Seasonal and Expedited Course Terms – We offer two types, of course, timetables to choose from for registration. Seasonal (Spring, Summer, and Fall) terms are offered during specific time periods throughout the year. Credits will be at the submitted for credit at the end of the term period. Registration for Expedited Courses is available at any time throughout the year and credits submitted for credit immediately after course completion.  Please note:  it may take 2-3 weeks for credits to be processed once submitted to MDE. Registration Closes on July 28, 2017

Registration closes on July 28, 2017

Term end date: September 4, 2017


SCECH Processing Fee:  A $12.00 fee is required to process your SCECHs and upload them to the MOECS System.  Please make sure this fee is paid prior to finishing your course.


Our flex-time bundled course program is an affordable way to purchase multiple courses which can be used whenever you decide you are ready to complete the coursework. By purchasing our 3 or 5 course bundles you will save 15% off of our regularly priced $170.00 course fee. With our 3 Course Bundle, you will save $76.50. Theses bundled course package codes will never expire.
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Course Bundled Pricing Packages

This course will explore practical teaching strategies to integrate 21st Century skills, and more specifically Critical Thinking & Problem Solving, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity & Innovation into classroom units and lessons.Teachers will gain insight into the 21st Century skills and their relevance to education today. Shifts in the world including the proliferation of technological resources and information will be highlighted, as well as the skills students today will be expected to have in the workforce will be explored.
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21st Century Learning: Addressing the 4Cs, Grades K-12

This comprehensive course provides all of the needed resources, strategies, and materials to be successful with the English Language Arts State Standards. The course is professionally facilitated by an experienced content specialist and incorporates lively discussions to enable shared experiences and thoughtful dialogue, coupled with proven research-based techniques to be applied in the classroom.
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ABCs of Higher Expectations for Elementary English Language Arts, Grades K-5

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators with research-based methods to effectively address the needs of English Language Learners in daily classroom practices in order to meet state English Language Proficiency across all content areas. The focus of this course is to support educators in identifying the needs of their English Language Learners and learning how to plan and facilitate a classroom where all learners can engage in structured interactions to develop and practice Academic English tied to content concepts.
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Academic Achievement For English Language Learners (ELLs), Grades K-12

As a result of this course, participants will increase the amount of discourse in the classroom, thereby also deepening students’ reading and writing skills. Research shows that as students increase academic discourse, their reading and writing skills are also enhanced as they more deeply learn the academic vocabulary and text structures of the content areas. This course will explore ways to increase student use of academic language and vocabulary in today’s secondary classrooms.
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Academic Discourse for ALL Students, Grades K-12

This course is a unique comprehensive course which is rich in resources that succinctly summarizes the extensive key components in the ELA CCSS, uncovers the deep connections between the four literacy strands, explains the base of research, and provides immediately transferable instructional strategies. This course is a unique comprehensive course which is rich in resources that succinctly summarizes the extensive key components in the ELA State Standards, uncovers the deep connections between the four literacy strands, explains the base of research, and provides immediately transferable instructional strategies.
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Addressing Higher Expectations for Secondary English Language Arts, Grades 6-12

Relational aggression is the predominant method of bullying used by females. Starting as early as 2.5 years, this dynamic can interfere with relationships and academic progress in grade school girls, tweens, and teens. This course provides an overview of relational aggression, female bullying, and the dynamics that lead to the causes and effects of this phenomenon. Each succeeding module enriches and leads to in-depth knowledge of the types of relational aggression, what feeds and diminishes the bullying, and how to help girls learn to make positive choices to solve their own friendship problems.
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Anti-Bullying: Guiding Girls Through Relational Aggression, Grades K – 12

A blended learning environment requires that teachers transform teaching and learning experiences to engage students by utilizing available technology resources, local and global resources, and relevant curriculum content. This course provides participants with practical strategies, resources, and ideas to effectively facilitate a “Blended Learning” experience for learners with technology rich lessons and activities where students explore; practice and apply; create, communicate and collaborate using 21st century skills in a blended learning environment.
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Blended Learning: Fostering College and Career Readiness, Grades K – 12

What is one of the most critical indicators of students’ success in school, in life and standardized tests? A student’s expansiveness of vocabulary, coupled with their ability to leverage it in enhancing their reading, speaking, listening, and writing abilities. The focus of this course is to support teachers by helping them to identify ways to expand student vocabulary knowledge and usage within the content area classroom in grades K-5. This interactive course is designed for job-embedded learning and practical classroom application using our virtual lesson study process.
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Building Academic Vocabulary and Comprehension, Grades K-5

What is one of the most critical indicators of students’ success in school, in life and standardized tests? A student’s expansiveness of vocabulary, coupled with their ability to leverage it in enhancing their reading, speaking, listening, and writing abilities. The focus of this course is to support teachers by helping teachers identify ways to expand student vocabulary knowledge and usage within the content area classroom in grades 6-12.
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Building Academic Vocabulary and Comprehension, Grades 6-12

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators proven ways to help classroom teachers challenge and enrich the education of academically talented or “gifted” students in the regular classroom. The course will help educators answer such questions as: What is the difference between a truly gifted student and a hard-working, highly-motivated student? How can I best help my gifted students stretch and grow in a heterogeneous or clustered classroom? What are disabled gifted students and how can I help these students experience the success they deserve? How do I differentiate my lessons so that I challenge my gifted students yet do not overwhelm my struggling students? How can I answer parent questions and help them best support the needs of their gifted children at home and at school?.
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Challenging Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom, Grades K-12

This course will explore practical teaching strategies to integrate positive classroom management into the classroom. Various areas of classroom management will be explored, including classroom set-up and arrangement, teaching social skills, teaching cooperative learning strategies, power dynamics and struggles, rewards and punishments, rules and expectations, student buy-in, consistency, and other topics. Participants will learn about the “public praise/private conversations” philosophy and how it can change the dynamic of the classroom.
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Classroom Management: Keeping it Positive, Grades K-5

In this course, participants will gain insight into classroom management and ways to keep a positive focus in the classroom. Shifts in common classroom practices will be highlighted, including setting up a positive classroom culture, explicitly teaching expectations and reinforcing positive behaviors in the classroom, and building positive relationships with students. Research shows that teacher’s actions, including classroom management, have a high impact on student achievement. Numerous studies conducted over the past few decades have outlined the importance of having a classroom where students and teachers are clear on behavioral expectations as well as consequences for inappropriate behavior.
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Classroom Management: Keeping it Positive, Grades 6-12

To ensure that students learn to read increasingly complex texts, teachers have to understand not only what makes a text hard but also fun and engaging. This course focuses on the quantitative and qualitative factors of identifying texts that are neither too difficult nor too easy for students but rather, helps them stretch and grow as readers. We also examine how close reading of complex texts scaffolds student understanding of what they are reading at deeper levels and allows them to develop the skills necessary to read informational text like a detective.
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Close Reading Made Easy for English Language Arts, Grades 2-5

To ensure that students learn to read increasingly complex texts, teachers have to understand what makes a text hard but also engaging. This course focuses on the quantitative and qualitative factors of text complexity as well as the ways to engage students in this process. We also examine how close readings of complex texts scaffold students understanding and allow them to develop the skills necessary to read like a detective.
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Complex Textual Reading Made Easy, Grades 6-12

One of the challenges facing today’s teachers is the fact that today’s students need to acquire skills habits of mind that were not the focus of classrooms in the past when the focus was on learning content. Participants will re-imagine their classroom learning space by creating rituals, routines, and communication plans for uninterrupted learning time, develop assignments for collaborative learning, and engage students in rich learning discourse through the use of effective questioning strategies.​
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Creating Learning Classrooms: Supporting the Danielson Framework, Grades K – 12

The goals and priorities for this course is intended to provide opportunities for teachers to proficiently master engaging strategies for using Writer’s Workshop as a vehicle to provide tangible connections between the state standards and real-life, hands-on application of literacy instruction within the classroom through student choice, building confidence as writers and through frequent, ongoing collaboration and dialogue.
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Creating Enthusiastic Student Writers, Grades 3-5

This course will provide teachers with specific strategies aligned to the Writer’s Workshop model to seamlessly align instruction with innovative techniques to build students’ confidence as writers. Writer’s Workshop is based upon the premise of three components to encourage such dialogue, through short, concise mini-lessons, leading into independent writing/conferencing and concluding with share time, known as Author’s Chair.
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Creating Enthusiastic Student Writers, Grades 6 – 8

Current State Standards for Mathematical Practice require teachers to help their students to develop the mathematical expertise or ‘habits of mind’ that will allow them to work with challenging tasks across mathematics domains. One way of developing this mathematical expertise is through the use of cognitively demanding tasks as a central lesson focus. Cognitively demanding tasks require students to think deeply, make sense of problems, productively struggle to create a solution, and then communicate their thinking and understanding in a public way.
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Developing Mathematical Expertise in a Problem Centered Classroom, Grades K – 12

Assessments and differentiation of instruction are inseparable. The goals and priorities for this course are intended to provide opportunities for teachers to proficiently master implementation of the foundations for using assessments effectively to differentiate instruction. This course provides participants a structured means for addressing the diverse individual needs of students using effective assessment methods in setting differentiated instructional learning paths.
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Differentiated Instruction Driven By Assessments (Foundations), Grades K-12

During this course, participants will learn how to create an effective PBL unit based on their grade level or key content standards and objectives. Participants will work toward creating a student-centered environment which fosters student independence and collaboration within the classroom to deepen critical thinking and problem-solving. Participants will use both formative and summative assessment to determine the depth of student learning. They will help the student reach higher levels of performance through focused self-analysis and feedback, peer feedback and teacher feedback.
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Engage Your Students With Project-Based Learning (PBL), Grades K-12

Our main focus in this course is to help in providing strategies for you and your school to become more focused on engaging parents not just involving them in pre-determined tasks. This course will provide participants with a variety of strategies designed to increase parent involvement at the school and classroom level. The course provides an opportunity for participants to analyze how the school environment welcomes parents, including considering the current effectiveness of activities designed to bring parents into the school environment, and potential barriers to parent involvement, along with ways to strengthen the current opportunities and minimize or eliminate the barriers that keep parents from being involved in the educational process.
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Engaging Parents In Support of Student Learning, Grades K-12

The goal of this course is to empower educators with everything they need to gain a foundational understanding of STEM principles and pedagogy. The course will also provide information, guidance, and direction on how to introduce students to the 21st-century skills that are inherent in STEM teaching and learning. Participants will be provided with skills to implement STEM learning, including; techniques to foster innovation, engineering design, data-driven design, critical-thinking, and problem-solving. This training also enables teachers to incorporate the STEM elements into any science lesson in their classroom with minor adjustments.
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Getting Started with STEM, Grades K-12

This course provides an understanding of why students struggle with reading, what barriers prevent students from becoming more fluent and efficient readers and what teachers can do to help struggling students become more effective readers and writers. The focus of this course will be to support teachers by helping identify what causes readers to struggle and what they can do to help struggling readers be more successful in their classroom.
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Helping the Struggling Reader Succeed in Grades 4-12

This course is for ELA teachers who wish to deepen their own understanding of how to help their students become more effective and efficient writers, listeners, speakers and deep thinkers. This course will explore how teachers can help their students excel with the types of writing genres found in typical State ELA Standards. Teachers will expand their instructional knowledge about writing genres such as narrative, informational, citing textual evidence, argumentative writing and synthesizing research from multiple sources to help students improve their abilities to write effectively to these common types of writing. Teachers will also explore ways to engage their students in productive listening and speaking activities that deepen their understanding and written work.
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Highly Effective Writing Instruction for Secondary ELA Classrooms, Grades 6-12

What does deep engagement look like, how can you increase the level of student engagement within your classroom, and how can you do this in a way that is easy to manage, timely, and, most of all, meaningful to students. This course will help educators answer those questions, and also to support them in their initial efforts of applying strategies to increase student engagement in their classroom.
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Increasing Student Engagement Planning Outside the Box. Grades K-12

This course is for content area teachers in grades 6-12 who wish to deepen their own understanding of how to help their students become more effective and efficient readers, writers, listeners, speakers and deep thinkers. Participants will explore how content teachers can support the ELA standards within the subjects of History, Social Studies, Science and/or Technical subjects.
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Me? Teach Reading and Writing? Teaching Literacy Across Content Areas

Participants will learn how to access resources to learn about students’ cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Lesson planning template(s) will be suggested to ensure effective planning for ELLs. Participants will be able to differentiate between effective and ineffective teaching methods and understand and implement research-based instructional approaches to language and content area instruction. In addition, participants will explore a language diagnostic tool that is easy to use in informal settings and they then will be able to evaluate the results in order to guide instruction in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
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Meeting ELL Students’ Needs in Today’s Classroom, Grades K-12

The course will not only help teachers understand the nature and needs of the student with an ADHD disability, it will also provide them with concrete skills to design engaging lessons that will help students with ADHD work more effectively, develop organizational skills and support them in becoming a more successful student within the general education classroom.
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Meeting the Needs of Students with ADHD in the Regular Classroom, Grades K-12

This course is designed to help prepare educators and schools for how students will be assessed under the current more rigorous state mathematics assessments. As well as provide instructional strategies which will focus on key areas in helping students to better understand math at a conceptual level.
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Preparing Students for More Rigorous Math Assessments (Grades 3 – 10)

We hear this buzzword everywhere in education but what does it really mean for teachers and their students? Not only do we have trouble identifying what this word actually means but educators also have trouble knowing how to put rigor into the classroom without overwhelming their students. ​This comprehensive course will help educators design rigorous lessons to use within the classroom, learn to ask comprehensive questions at higher levels of rigor and engage students in activities with high levels of mental cognition and reflection.
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Raising Rigor In Your Classroom, Grades 3-10

With the recent implementation of more rigorous state standards, teachers are expected to combine reading and writing in the ELA block. Over the past decade, reading and writing were taught in isolation in many classrooms. Writing was taught through Writer’s Workshop, and instruction was often prompt-based, while reading was taught separately through Reader’s Workshop. Although the Workshop model was often used to provide instruction in both reading and writing, the two were seldom connected to one another. This course is intended to provide opportunities for teachers to master implementation of their more rigorous state standards for English Language Arts, using various components of Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop in conjunction with writing in response to reading and one-on-one student conferences. Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop consist of a mini-lesson, guided practice, independent practice and a time for reflection.
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Reading and Writing: You Can’t Address One Without the Other, Grades K-5

This course is intended to provide additional opportunities for teachers to proficiently master implementation of using assessments effectively to differentiate instruction, by focusing specifically on the “ strategies” and “techniques” used to differentiate instruction. Course content will be presented and delivered for teachers in a variety of ways that will result in their specific application of these strategies, based upon the use of data-driven assessments and which will result in the design of individual teacher units designed to effectively differentiate instruction based upon a variety of student assessment data.
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Strategies for Assessment-Driven Differentiated Instruction, Grades K-12

This comprehensive instructional course provides educators and administrators proven methods to implement a rigorous mathematics culture which will help students to achieve better results and mastery. This course takes a deeper look into how the current more rigorous mathematics state standards can easily be integrated into today's classroom lessons. Through the use of a lesson study process, teachers will address the question of what should instruction look like with rigor in mind?
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Teaching Mathematics With Rigor and Results, Grades 3-10