Online Learning eNews
Teacher of Record
Update on Teacher of Record
We have received several questions on the previous newsletter regarding Teacher of Record. Due to the high demand for virtual learning this year, most of our providers been challenged with finding teachers than in past years. We have been notified by a few of our providers that have had challenges finding Michigan certified teachers. When we learn of a teacher whose certification may be in question, we notify the districts. At time we recommend to the districts the following options:
1) Provide a certified Teacher, certified within the content area within your district to be the Teacher of Record (TOR) for those students enrolled in those courses, 2) Contact the course Provider to see if they can resolve this situation with you directly, or 3) Drop those students from those courses and enroll them in a different course that does have a MI certified teacher (perhaps from another provider).
Due to the high number of enrollments this year, we recommend that you validate the Teacher's certification as well for any online courses. Portal users can do this by clicking on "Dashboard" in the portal and running the Teacher PIC Report in the upper right corner.