Macomb Academy for Digital Educators

Supporting Innovative Digital Educators since 2014*


Welcome to MADE - Macomb ISD's premier professional development for training blended learning educators in Macomb County, Michigan. Our mission is to support K-12 educators of all grade levels as they shift from a "classroom" where students are passive consumers of technology toward students who utilize technology to become active creators, critical thinkers and communicators.  We use the ISTE Standards for Educators as a major source of guidance.

What's new for 2024-25?

Blended Learning Certification

This is a FREE certification program for Macomb County, Michigan educators. The program promotes and supports the pedagogy of technology integration using the resources educators already have as well other resources available to make classroom use of technology more effective. Educators who are 1:1 with technology are especially encouraged to participate, however participants do NOT need to be technology experts. All technology skill levels are welcome!

Participants working toward MADE Certification will work independently through four online courses completing tasks that will directly apply to their professional situation (no busy work!).  Participants who complete all requirements will be able to apply for 28 SCECHs ($10 application fee).

Courses open June 1, 2024 and close August 15, 2025.  Work at your own pace. Register anytime, however

to get the most out of this year's networking opportunities, please register by August 15, 2024.

For more details regarding MADE Certification, please view this Smore flyer which contains live hyperlinks.

 *Formerly known as Macomb 2020 until 2020.


​This professional development program is designed to assist educators in developing and facilitating a blended learning environment and to help teachers personalize their instruction. Consultants from Macomb ISD's Instructional Technology, Special Education, and Consultant Services Departments team up to provide this quality training. Participants will also earn MADE Certification and are recognized as Ed Tech leaders in Macomb County; some participants have even gone on to work toward ISTE Certification.


  • Understand and use blended/hybrid (both online and in-person) pedagogy and resources
  • An opportunity to create a "blended" online environment for students
  • Explore ways to engage, teach, and assess students using technology
  • Become part of a network of like-minded educators who share ideas
  • Professional materials, including books and other technology resources
  • Support from Macomb ISD Consultants in Instructional Technology and Consultant Services
  • SCECHs available for a application fee

For More Information

  • Visit the Success Stories page linked at the top of this page. It contains presentations and screencasts from past participants demonstrating their successes with blended learning.
  • Recommend yourself by completing this short Google Recommendation Form, and someone will contact you to provide more information.
  • Contact MISD Instructional Technology consultants Kate Grunow , Ashlyn Rabahy , Jaimie Fons


The MADE program has given me the opportunity to expand my knowledge in educational technology and also infinite resources I can use in my classroom, and throughout my building.
The MADE program was the best professional development I have ever had. Not only did I learn a wide variety of techniques and tools needed for a blended classroom, I also learned how to successfully implement them. The MISD consultants truly cared about meeting the needs of all participants. Take this class; You WON'T regret it.
If your goal is to teach the 21st Century learner, Macomb/MADE will help you do just that! This program will enhance your teaching abilities and provide you with skills to teach in an innovative way that will definitely increase the student motivation factor in your class! Definitely worth the time and effort!

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Are you a tech director, curriculum director, or other administrator who is interested in having a group of teachers from a building, grade level, or department work toward MADE Certification? If so, please contact