Cohort 9

Macomb Intermediate School District

Developing Digitally Ready Educators - Apply NOW!

The Macomb ISD is looking for a diverse group of elementary and secondary educators from Macomb County to join MADE; the MISD's premier 2-year blended learning academy designed to help participants develop and facilitate a personalized learning environment that inspires digital age teaching and learning. This is a FREE professional development opportunity. Participants should be interested in using technology to support classroom instruction either directly as a teacher or as a media specialist/coach, but do NOT need to be technology experts to join.

As a participant in Cohort 9, you will

  • understand and learn how to implement the models of blended learning.
  • determine the elements of blended learning that will enhance your learning environment.
  • go beyond the basic integration of educational technology to embedding it into everyday practice.
  • gain a deeper understanding of how to utilize Schoology as an LMS.
  • utilize MISD and district provided digital resources as well as appropriate free digital resources.
  • gain a better understanding of Discovery Education Experience resources.
  • explore the ISTE Educator Standards and ISTE Student Standards.
  • learn how to connect the ISTE technology standards to your current practices.
  • learn how to teach your students to use digital resources in safe and responsible ways.
  • create effective blended lessons to use with your students/staff.
  • understand and implement best practices for personalizing learning.
  • complete an online course about the different components of blended learning; coursework will be spread out over the two years.
  • connect the elements of differentiated instruction, learner variability, and Universal Design for Learning to blended instruction.
  • participate in professional development training workshops (see dates below).
  • create a digital artifact for your Capstone Project (culminating event for the year).

...and so much more. Join us for the informational webinar for a deeper dive.

Benefits of Participation

  • FREE professional development
  • Opportunity to earn approximately 39 - 46 SCECHs
  • TIME to work on developing a blended environment for your students/staff
  • Assistance with developing technology use that supports transformational instruction
  • Free software, books, and other materials to support your blended journey
  • Support from MISD consultants
  • Networking with other educators
  • Evidence needed for yearly evaluation

For More Information

  1. Join us for an informational webinar on Thursday, May 19 from 4:30 to 5:00 in this Zoom Room . Link to the recording will be available after May 19th.
  2. Visit the Success Stories page at It contains screencasts from past participants demonstrating their successes with blended learning.
  3. If you are interested in joining the next MADE cohort for this learning journey, please complete the Interest Form.
  4. Register in GSMU for Cohort 9.
  5. Contact Deb Potter, lead instructor at or the lead consultants Kate Grunow or Dr. Jennifer Parker

DEADLINE to register for MADE Cohort 9: August 17, 2022.

Mark Your Calendar!

2022 - 2023 Training Workshop Dates

08/24/22 -- Kickoff F2F

09/15/22 - Virtual

10/06/22 - Virtual

10/22/22 -- Saturday optional

11/03/22 - Virtual

12/01/22 - F2F

01/12/23 - Virtual

02/09/23 - Virtual

03/02/23 - F2F

03/11/23 -- Saturday optional

04/13/23 - Virtual

05/04/23 -- Capstone

  • This is a tentative schedule and subject to change.
  • All sessions except the Kickoff and Saturday optional dates will take place after school.
  • Participants who are unable to attend LIVE sessions will participate by viewing the session recording at their earliest convenience.