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Welcoming Teachers to the Michigan District, LCMS

A quick introduction and welcome into teaching and living in the Michigan District, LCMS.
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435 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2015
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
understand the basics of teaching in the Michigan District, LCMS.
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  • Grab a pen and paper
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Welcome to the Michigan District, LCMS! We are excited to have you join us in ministry in Michigan! We designed this course to cover a variety of topics that you'll need to know about going into your first year of teaching.

This Udemy video course covers topics like:

  • Personal items you'll need to consider
    • Housing allowance
    • Insurance issues
    • Personal budgeting
  • Building relationships with parents and fellow educators
  • Developing Professional Networks
This course is structured into four sections and can be completed at your own pace. This is our first year offering this video course, and we look forward to learning how can we best improve this for the future.

Have a great year!

Who is the target audience?
  • New educators entering Lutheran Schools in the Michigan District, LCMS
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 12 Lectures Collapse All 12 Lectures 53:56
1 Lecture 09:26

Gain an understanding of the outline of this course. Learn about teacher certification, mentors, compensation and more.

Welcome Message from the Superintendent of Schools

Lecture 1 Recap
9 questions
Personal Items Checklist
5 Lectures 15:34

Insights on building relationships with key stakeholders at your school.

Starting Mentality and Focus on Relationships

Discover several of the key local items you'll want on your to-do list.

Think Locally

It's important to fully understand how your housing allowance works.

Housing Allowance

Julian takes you through several types of insurance and the important steps you'll need to complete.

Insurance Issues

Julian covers both short-term and long-term goals for personal budgeting.

Personal Budgeting

Lecture 2 Recap - Personal Items
6 questions
Building Relationships
4 Lectures 24:15

Using the analogy of Fishing Buddies, Kyle will explain how building relationships can help you in your first years in a new environment.

"Fishing Buddies" - Kyle Chuhran

Karla offers up several resources and tips on effectively communicating with parents.

With Parents - Karla Hardies on Communication Tools

Harv explains the benefits of getting to know the people at your school and also respecting the history of it.

With New Colleagues & Congregation - Harv Schmit

Charles takes you through some of the key points of conflict resolution.

Conflict Resolution - Charles Winterstein

Building Relationships
9 questions
Continuing Education
1 Lecture 03:39

Dan explains the difference between PLNs and PLCs and helps you understand how to use them both effectively.

PLNs & PLCs - Daniel Burk on Developing a Professional Support Structures

PLNs and PLCs
3 questions
Closing & Thank You
1 Lecture 01:02

Thank you for your interest in taking this course and we value your feedback!

Closing with Bruce Braun
About the Instructor
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435 Students
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Serving 380 LCMS Congregations in Michigan

The Michigan District, LCMS consists of 380 congregations and serves over 15,000 students in 77 elementary schools, 7 high schools, and 159 early childhood centers.

The vision of the Michigan District, LCMS states, "Our congregations are filled to overflowing with people of HOPE! Our living hope, indeed our joyful and confident life and witness to the world, comes from the transforming power of the Gospel and the resurrected Christ who has graced us with an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade—kept in heaven for ALL who believe in Him as Savior and Lord (1 Peter 1:4). This living hope inspires our dependence on, devotion to, and commitment to the Word of God, worship, prayer, and each other and moves us to take the love of Christ to our family, friends, neighbors, community, and the world in word and deed."

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