Introducing EduPaths – Free Online PD

In addition to the online courses offered by the Kent ISD through the Professional Development Hub, you might hear about a new professional development platform called EduPaths.  The result of a statewide TRIG activity, this professional development portal is designed for ALL Michigan Educators.  EduPaths courses are aligned with school improvement framework, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and designed to expand understanding on a wide variety of topics.

edupathssmallCourses are available online, are completely self-paced, and free for any educator, childcare provider, administrator, pre-service teacher or individual that works for an educational entity in the state of Michigan. They are intended to help educators to personalize their own learning plan anytime and anyplace while supporting technology readiness and instructional practice. The web based resource will:

  • Help educators identify learning interests or needs
  • Link to meaningful options for professional learning
  • Award SCECHs and Badges
  • Connect to Statewide resources and opportunities
  • Align with Continuous Cycle of School Improvement and MTSS Framework
  • Create a collaboration between ISDs, REMCs, TRIG projects, and educational organizations throughout Michigan

Benefits for districts and administrators:  

  • Alignment with School Improvement Framework 2.0 to support continuous improvement. This can then become part of the SI process.
  • Allows administrators to guide necessary staff development
  • Addresses diverse needs of staff through focus on instructional and/or technology opportunities

Benefits for educators:

  • Access to free professional learning opportunities
  • Provide awareness of professional learning opportunities from in region and across state
  • Provide State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs)

Future statewide benefits:

  • Provide analytics to pinpoint needs and guide creation of future professional learning throughout the state of Michigan
  • Eliminates duplication of effort
  • Digital badges

For more information, please watch this quick video

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