Future Proud Michigan Educator

As a continuation of Michigan's efforts to grow and diversify the educator workforce and reduce educator shortages, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is providing resources that facilitate recruitment into the profession for an existing pool of candidates to address short-term school vacancies and long-term staffing needs in the state of Michigan. 

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Future Proud Michigan Educator:  Curricular Alignment
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This document specifies the objectives and standards met with the Future Proud Michigan Educators Explore curriculum.

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) launched the Future Proud Michigan Educator (Future PME) initiative for school districts to develop programs for students who may be interested in the teaching profession. The newest pathway, referred to a “Explore,” provides an expanded opportunity for
students in grades 6-12 to explore education professions. This document serves as
a resource for instructors and administrators who will be integral in preparing a
course offering.

Subject:
Education
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Author:
MDE-OEE
Date Added:
07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator:  Curricular Overview
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The Curricular Overview details the units, essential questions and lessons included in the Future Proud Michigan Educators Explore curriculum.

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) launched the Future Proud Michigan Educator (Future PME) initiative for school districts to develop programs for students who may be interested in the teaching profession. The newest pathway, referred to a “Explore,” provides an expanded opportunity for
students in grades 6-12 to explore education professions. This document serves as
a resource for instructors and administrators who will be integral in preparing a
course offering.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
MDE-OEE
Date Added:
07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 1.1: Identity and Culture
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In this lesson, you will explore identity. Identity is a very broad term and it can impact us in a variety of ways. Today, we will think about what defines and shapes our own identity. We will also reflect on how these characteristics of identity affect our relationships in school and the way that we experience school.

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Education
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MDE-OEE
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07/15/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 1.2: Learning and Growing in a Community
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For this lesson, you will define and explore the idea of community. You will think about what communities you belong to and you will realize that those communities tell you messages (overt and covert) about your own learning. When you can receive those messages, it may impact the way that you teach and interact with others when you are in the classroom.

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Education
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07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 1.3:  Elements of a Healthy Learning Community
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Now that you can distinguish between a community and a group, let’s think about what makes a learning community a healthy and productive community. In the “Learning & Growing in a Community” lesson, you reflected on messages that you received from various communities. In this lesson, you will identify and analyze elements of a healthy learning community and think about the roles that adults play in creating that community.

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Education
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07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 1.4: Classroom Environment and Culture
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In the last lesson, you focused on the elements of a healthy learning community. In this lesson, you are going to delve deeper into two big ideas from the previous lesson: environment and culture. Through this lesson, you will learn how classroom environments are developed and how a teacher can use the environment to create a positive classroom culture.

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Computer Science
Education
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MDE-OEE
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07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 1.5: Observing Core Teaching Practices
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For this lesson, you will closely consider teaching practice or the moves (actions) that teachers make in the classroom while they are teaching. You will begin to practice labeling those moves with teaching vocabulary and noticing the way that teacher’s moves can build positive academic identities for students.

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Education
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07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 1.6: Classroom Routines & Relationships
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In our previous lessons, we’ve talked about moves teachers make to build community and positive classroom culture. In this lesson, we’ll continue to closely consider those concepts when we analyze how teachers use routines and relationships to respond to student behavior.

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Education
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07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 1.7: Beliefs About Teaching & Learning
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In this lesson, you will notice examples of how teachers use reflective practice to focus on or improve their teaching practice. Then, you will apply reflective practice to express your own beliefs about teaching and learning in healthy learning communities.

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Education
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MDE-OEE
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08/03/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 2.1:  Defining Culture
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Culture is a very broad term. Many different components can make up a person’s culture and contribute to our interpretation of culture. Through this lesson, you will explore the concept of culture by reviewing various examples. The lesson will help you form your own personal definition of culture and an understanding that the uniqueness of each person’s culture is important in teaching and learning.

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Education
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07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 2.2: Learning and Developmental Theory
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In the previous lesson, you spent time thinking about your own culture and experiences. Throughout this lesson, you will take this idea further to understand why experts think culture influences teaching and learning.

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Education
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08/03/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 2.3: Funds of Knowledge & Community Capital
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Throughout this lesson, you will learn about two key concepts: Funds of Knowledge and Cultural Capital. We will use these concepts to reflect your own experiences, family experiences, and community experiences related to education. You will learn more about your own Cultural Capital and Funds of Knowledge and think about how these contribute to your ideas and beliefs surrounding teaching and learning.

Subject:
Education
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08/03/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 2.4: Bias, Stereotyping, and Discrimination
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Throughout this lesson, you will learn about the ways in which bias, stereotyping, and discrimination can influence our ability to communicate and build relationships. Specifically, you will consider why we make assumptions about those who are different from us, assumptions others make about us, and the impact assumptions can have on relationships. You will be asked to consider the ways that these assumptions and their impacts can interfere with teaching and learning.

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Education
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MDE-OEE
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07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 2.5: Personal and Social Identities
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For this lesson, you will continue to explore identity and how it impacts your experiences in school and out of school. You will consider the ways that individual identities combine and work together to produce power, privilege, oppression, and sometimes discrimination.

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Education
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MDE-OEE
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07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 2.6: Cultural-Historical Influences
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This lesson is the culmination of the unit on Culture and Identity. In the lesson, you will review the major cultural influences in your life, thinking about what role they played in developing your identity and your interest in working with young people. You will also work to explain those influences from your own perspective in order to practice building relationships.

Subject:
Education
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07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 3.1: Purpose of School and Society
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Most students think of school as a required part of life. But, have you ever stopped to think about why it is required? Or what the purpose of education is? Throughout this lesson, we will consider the historical purpose of education and the purpose of education today. You’ll also spend time understanding how schools are governed.

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Education
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07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 3.2:  Civil and Educational Rights
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In the last lesson, you learned about the purpose of school, school governance, and its impact on society. As we explore this lesson, you will take your learning a step further and explore Civil Rights and Educational legislation. You will spend time reflecting on how educational policies impact educators and students in schools and in the classroom.

Subject:
Education
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07/26/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 3.3: Equity, Equality and Social Justice
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Our first two lessons helped you understand from a historical perspective why the educational system was created and the current ways in which the system functions. We explored a brief history of civil and educational rights and now you should be thinking about the current education system. As you explore the content over the next few lessons you will begin to explore inequity and inequality in the current system.

As we continue to explore this topic over the next four lessons, keep these ideas in the back of your mind.

Why are some school systems designed for the success of some students and not others?
Who are the policy makers and entities that might favor maintaining educational equity and why?
Who has historically benefited and who has historically not benefited from educational systems?
Who might oppose the changes that support increased equity? Why?

Subject:
Education
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MDE-OEE
Date Added:
08/03/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 3.4: Addressing Educational Gaps
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During your last lesson, you spent time understanding educational inequity and injustice. In this lesson, we will review how those inequities are revealed through educational gaps. Additionally, you will better understand policies and practices that can narrow these gaps.

Subject:
Education
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MDE-OEE
Date Added:
08/03/2021
Future Proud Michigan Educator Lesson 3.5: Professional Ethics
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Throughout this unit, you’ve explored equity and opportunity in public education. You’ll learn about ethics in this lesson with a focus on equity. What are the ethical expectations of educators in Michigan? You’ll evaluate these requirements and consider how some practices support or minimize equity in schools.

Subject:
Education
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Author:
MDE-OEE
Date Added:
07/26/2021