FAQs:

What is EduPaths?

EduPaths is a professional development portal for ALL Michigan Educators. EduPaths courses are aligned with school improvement framework, multi-tiered systems of support, and designed to expand multi-tiered systems of support, and designed to expand understanding on a wide variety of topics. Courses are available online and are completely self-paced. They are intended to help educators to personalize their own learning plan anytime and anywhere.

Another feature of EduPaths is the strategic partnerships with statewide educational organizations. Our goal is to "Help Educators Navigate their Professional Growth" through providing content and connecting content from our statewide partners.

Who can access it?

EduPaths is free for any educator, childcare provider, administrator, pre-service teacher, or individual that works for an educational entity in the state of Michigan.

What are the benefits?

Benefits for districts and administrators:

Benefits for educators: Future statewide benefits:

What makes it unique from other online course sites?

What does it mean for me?

Identifying professional learning opportunities is a difficult task. Our goal is to help educators navigate and locate professional learning opportunities within EduPaths as well as additional online, blended, and in-person opportunities throughout the state. EduPaths will also provide SCECHs for course completion. This mean maximizing your time and money from the comfort of your house or classroom!

What does it cost?

Any course created for EduPaths is completely free for users. Additional opportunities for in-person, blended, and self-paced learning opportunities from educational partners list registration fees if applicable. The cost of every opportunity will be listed in the description within EduPaths.

How are courses developed?

Courses are developed in a variety of ways:

Who can develop courses?

We are looking for educators as well as organizations that understand the needs and interests of educators. The EduPaths team of content creators is available to work with possible content creators.

How can I provide feedback about courses?

Course feedback is encouraged. First, participants have the opportunity within each course to complete an evaluation. Questions are designed to gather feedback on course content. Second, the FAQ within each course has contact information for ambassadors as well as EduPaths staff. Finally, feedback can be provided through EduPaths.org by accessing either the FAQ or the Contact Us page.

Please know that input from statewide organizations is welcomed when viewing courses. Our intent is to connect from statewide partners and create content that will support educators in Michigan.

All content is aligned with School Improvement Framework as well as MTSS framework.

Who do I contact if I want to discuss course material?

Please feel free to contact EduPaths as well as each consortium's ambassador(s). Please find ambassador contact information here: LINK HERE.

How can I suggest a course?

EduPaths is looking for your feedback and suggestions! There are multiple ways to suggest a course:

  1. Each course has its own unique evaluation. If you see a need to be addressed, would like a course in greater depth, or notice a topic that is missing, please let us know via the evaluation.
  2. The contact page on EduPaths.org has a handy way to leave us a message as well as our ambassadors who are your contacts throughout the state.
  3. Email EduPaths directly. We love to hear from you! edupaths@geneseeisd.org

How can I get involved in developing a course?

EduPaths wrapped up summer professional development and is working to publish courses. Look for information closer to Summer of 2017.

What are plans for future courses?

Thanks to an amazing summer of professional development, EduPaths is working on publishing almost 100 courses submitted by educators throughout the state of Michigan. We are also working with statewide partnerships to create and connect additional content to support instruction and initiatives.

How can I access my transcripts?

Users can easily access and print their transcripts within Canvas Learning Management System. Transcripts will detail completion in two ways: First, it will show progress through each module completed. Once complete, the transcript will reflect as such. Second, transcripts will be able to be viewed as progress through each pathway.

Are all EduPaths courses eligible for SCECHs?

Only courses identified as internal courses, which are housed within EduPaths, are available for SCECHs. Each course description lists if SCECHs are offered, as well as if it is an internal or external course.

How do I apply for SCECHs?

The process of applying for SCECHs is connected to completion of courses and the WorkLog.

How do I use EduPaths for DPPD?

EduPaths may be used by districts to allow building administrators to differentiate professional learning opportunities for District Provided Professional Development (DPPD). Please view our help documents under the resources page for the process to use EduPaths modules for DPPD.

How long are EduPaths courses?

EduPaths courses are self-paced and bite sized, averaging around an hour in length. The majority of EduPaths courses are between 30-90 minutes long. You can find the length of each course on the course details page or by using the EduPaths Pathways Planning Document.

Resources:

EduPaths Pathways Planning Document

The EduPaths Pathways Planning Document can be used to chart your professional goals as you consider your learning in EduPaths.

Work Log

The Work Log link (below) will be used to submit for SCECHs for participating in EduPaths.

SCECHs

The process of applying for SCECHs is connected to completion of courses and the Work Log.

DPPD

EduPaths may be used by districts to allow building administrators to differentiate professional learning opportunities for District Provided Professional Development (DPPD).

PIC Number

Your Personal Identification Code (PIC) number is required for all programs that offer SCECHs. This needs to be included on your Work Log.

EduPaths Course List

Click here to view all course opportunities:

*Please note that as these courses are offered outside of EduPaths, they are not available for SCECHs through the EduPaths Work Log and might have a registration fee.

My Transcript

Interested in printing your transcript or seeing your progress in courses you are enrolled in? Access "My Transcript" under your username.

Change Password

Have you created an account in EduPaths, but do not recall your password? Are you interested in changing your password for security purposes? Use the links below as your guide:

How-To Videos and Documents

There are several how-to videos and visual aids included on this page. Use these as quick references.

Videos:

Visual Aids:

Forms: