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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  • Lectures 12
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

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!

What are the requirements?

  • Print off several resources
  • Grab a pen and paper
  • Sign up for Twitter

What am I going to get from this course?

  • understand the basics of teaching in the Michigan District, LCMS.

Who is the target audience?

  • New educators entering Lutheran Schools in the Michigan District, LCMS

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome!

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

Lecture 1 Recap
9 questions
Section 2: Personal Items Checklist

Insights on building relationships with key stakeholders at your school.


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


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


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


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

Lecture 2 Recap - Personal Items
6 questions
Section 3: Building Relationships

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


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


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


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

Building Relationships
9 questions
Section 4: Continuing Education

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

PLNs and PLCs
3 questions
Section 5: Closing & Thank You

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

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Instructor Biography

Michigan District LCMS, 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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