The teacher shortage and a re-investment in career and technical education have brought industry experts to our classrooms with technical expertise but often lacking the knowledge of teaching and learning pedagogy commonly acquired in teacher prep programs. Many principals who have hired non-traditionally certified staff are looking for ways to support these teachers who are often in stand-alone courses and unique subject areas. There may also be situations when a traditionally certified teacher may have a gap in their preparation and more direct support is needed. To meet these needs, MASSP has developed the Teacher+ modules which are designed to provide educational practitioners with the core knowledge, skills, tools, and dispositions necessary to create and enhance teaching and learning in all grade levels and contents.
The Teacher+ content consists of six carefully crafted online modules that can be accessed by PK-12 teachers statewide via Michigan Virtual. Each of the modules consists of readings, self-reflection, planning, implementation, and goal setting. The modules build upon the educators’ core knowledge in key areas, including classroom environment and culture, student engagement, lesson design, assessment, culturally responsive teaching, and professional collaboration and evidence-based decision making.
Engaging in continuous learning is paramount when supporting the growth of others and oneself. If you are seeking an authentic and practical learning opportunity, you will not want to miss the chance to engage in the new, Teacher+, on-line learning modules created by team MASSP. The modules are relevant, flexible, facilitated, and designed with the practitioner in mind.