1. Roadmap for teachers: U-M online free learning platform paves the way

    Mark Rivett posted October 6, 2020

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    “We went from zero to 1,500 students in three weeks.”

    Like thousands of K-12 teachers across the country, Dawn Michalak faces an uncertain school year. She’s implementing a combination of in-person and remote learning in her third grade class at Bay City Public Schools, and that means bridging the gap between online and in-person learning.

    “I think what a lot of teachers are facing is ‘how am I going to deliver what these kids need to know in a way that’s engaging’ because we can’t use our normal teacher tools,” she said. “When kids aren’t in front of you, it can be very difficult to tailor your instruction.”

    But Michalak has help from the Collabrify Roadmap platform, a set of free, customizable digital learning tools developed by the Center for Digital Curricula at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. Michalek was an early adopter of the platform last year, and she’s now one of hundreds of teachers who have used Collabrify Roadmaps with an estimated 4,000 students at public and charter schools across the state.

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