What is the goal of MI-LEAP?

The goal of Michigan Model for Health Learning to Enhance and Adapt for Prevention (MI-LEAP) is to support MMH responsiveness to the needs of high school students. Our research has identified that acceptability, student needs, and adaptability are three key barriers and facilitators to the implementation of MMH. MI-LEAP aims to target MMH to meet the needs of, in one teacher’s words, “the students who need it the most” by focusing on strategies to enhance the fit of the curriculum to the context of the classroom in which it is taught.

Asynchronous Teaching Tools

Class Presentations:
Students make video / virtual presentation

“Record Slide Show” feature on Microsoft PPT

“Go Live” on YouTube

Google Chrome Extension (Screen Recorder)
Class Presentations:
Student find short video / slide show on topic

SlideShare (https://www2.slideshare.net)
Class Discussions:
Discussion Boards (Original posting, require “x” amount of responses)

Google Classroom

Class Discussions:
Surveys or polls


Google Forms

Survey Monkey
Group Projects, Discussions, and Worksheets:
Assign small groups to meet virtually. Groups stay together for multiple weeks/assignments. Change groups every 2-4 weeks (recommendation).
Google Hangout (have students provide recording of meetings)

Zoom, Zoom Breakout
Group Projects, Discussions, and Worksheets:
Groups create discussion posts/prompts

Google Classroom


Online Teaching Resources

Creating Course VideosWSU Teaching Tidbits Webinar
Creating Instructor PresenceWSU Teaching Tidbits Webinar
Adapting Course Materials /
Activities for Asynchronous Learning
April Edwards Presentation
Creating Breakout RoomsGoogle Meet Breakout Rooms
Zoom Breakout Rooms

Additional Resources

Michigan Department of Education Website
Oakland Schools Tool Kit
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Toolkits for COVID-19 ReopeningIncludes resources for how to prioritize standards, information on pre-assessments to implement upon returning to face-to-face instruction, and incorporate SEL and trauma-informed practices into instruction/teaching.
MMH Prioritized Content for Distance LearningList of units and lessons that are prioritized in the MMH curriculum to best address the experiences/needs of students during COVD-19. Also includes tips to aid in facilitation and student engagement.
Michigan Department of Education – Online Instructional ResourcesA list of things to consider when teaching health education at a distance. Also provides additional resources to support and supplement teachers and content.
ETR Virtual Vitality – Creating and Maintaining Safe Spaces for Virtual EducationVirtual classroom management tips, including resources and helpful hints for cyberbullying and protecting the online classroom.
SHAPE America School Re-Entry Considerations- Teaching Strategies WorkbookA workbook designed with questions for teachers to consider when planning for re-opening/face-to-face learning amid COVID-19. Some content includes SEL and equity considerations and the impact face masks, social distance might have on students and learning.
Best Practices for Remote Learning in the Content AreasA detailed document with recommendations and approaches for establishing a positive learning environment for students and family.
Supporting Learning at Home: A Guide for Parents and Other Care ProvidersTips, guidance, and ways to support an at-home learning environment for parents/guardians.
Michigan School Health Coordinators’ Association (MISHCA) Resources
Michigan Re-Entry Plan 2020 for Health and Physical Education: Considerations and RecommendationsCOVID-19 call for the prioritization of social and emotional health skills, infectious disease prevention, and nutrition and fitness goal development. This plan covers strategies for health educators under pandemic and post-pandemic instruction.
Prioritizing Health Lessons: 20-21This document outlines lessons in the Michigan Model for Health curriculum that have been adapted and prioritized based on COVID-19 challenges.