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Future PME Explore

Future PME Explore
Future PME Explore supports local and intermediate school districts in developing participatory student learning experiences for students in grades 6-12. With supervision and mentoring from local educators, students can learn more about educational strategies, systems and professions. As a partner, MDE provides Explore programs with flexible models for implementation, content standards and curriculum, student learning modules and professional development for educators.
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Future Proud Michigan Educator Explore Grant Opportunity

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is continuing the Future Proud Michigan Educator (Future PME) initiative with a competitive grant to develop Explore programs for students interested in the teaching profession. Local and intermediate school districts are invited to apply up to $10,000 per school to implement Future PME Explore programs. 


Grant Information

Resources for Explore Courses

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Future PME: Explore at a Glance

Tomorrow's teachers take root in today's classrooms. Learn more.

Future PME: Explore at a Glance

Explore Introduction

This video should help teachers, teacher educators, and administrators better understand the resources that MDE can provide to assist in teacher recruitment efforts.

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Detailed Design Models

Explore programs can be implemented in many ways, offering schools new flexibility.
Detailed Design Models
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Explore Curriculum via #GoOpen Michigan

The Explore student learning modules are interactive, multi-modal and ready for flexible implementation in virtual, hybrid or face-to-face classrooms.
Explore Curriculum via #GoOpen Michigan
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Course Instructors

Selecting and supporting exceptional teachers to coordinate and teach this course is essential to its success. 
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Curricular Resources

Through classroom assignments and clinical experiences, students will analyze teaching and learning practices as they experience mentorship and participatory learning. 

The Explore curriculum is competency based and aligned to the Michigan Professional Standards for Teacher Preparation.

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Explore Professional Learning Registration

Teachers and Mentors who work with Explore students have access to free, self-paced learning modules that award SCECHs upon completion.
Explore Professional Learning Registration