Addressing the Michigan Teacher Shortage

Proximity Learning livestreams certified teachers into districts in pursuit of greater educational equity
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Learning Model Built for Student Success

Proximity Learning uses its Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to make sure that students in your district are getting that best instruction possible. The goal of ELIM is to stimulate a classroom environment through ALWAYS live instruction from a teacher via streaming video.

The Proximity Difference

Live, Synchronous Instruction
We livestream our certified virtual teachers right into your district classroom. Your dedicated team works with your district to fit with your school’s bell schedule and other needs.
Built by Educators for Educators
Our partnership directors are past superintendents, principals and teachers who understand the harm that long-term vacancies can have on students.
Certified Teachers
Proximity Learning teachers are not only certified, background checked, and experienced, but they're also trained in our Enriched Live Instruction Model (ELIM) to ensure they’re dynamic, engaging, and caring.
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Teacher shortage in Michigan

Michigan’s teacher vacancies are extreme, with open positions in every grade level for nearly every subject. An average of 8% of teachers leave the profession each year, leaving more unfilled classrooms. Additionally, students seeking teacher certifications has decreased an average of 10% year over year, meaning more teachers are leaving and fewer are studying education to replace them.

In April 2021, Frontline Education surveyed 1,200 district leaders to discover that two out of three respondents reported having teacher shortages in their schools. This is a record high since launching the survey in 2015.

Never Have Another Teacher Vacancy in MI

HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
HR Backup Plan
Never have another teacher vacancy. Use our HR Backup Plan to ensure that when you can’t find a teacher, we will place a cutting-edge livestreamed teacher into your classroom.
Student Program
Expansion
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
High-Dosage
Tutoring
Data-driven entrance and exit benchmarks to get students ready for what’s next.
Virtual School
Start offering typically hard-to-staff specialty courses to your students that want them.
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Meet Your State Representative!
John Harvey
Director of School Partnerships
John has spent his entire life committed to the enterprise of learning. He has taught courses at the university level and has worked in educational arenas for over 30 years. Previously, he sold educational materials and was recognized for being the top salesperson in the organization. He has a passion to help school districts, educators, and institutions offer students the very best educational opportunities. He has attended Wabash College, Yale Divinity School and Princeton Theological Seminary. In addition to his numerous accomplishments in education, he is also a pastor. His hobbies include reading, juggling, and ventriloquism.

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Could live online instruction from Proximity Learning benefit your school district?

Increasing Equity Across the Country
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