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Barb Fardell Educational Technology Manager [email protected] Michigan Department of Education December 12, 2008. It’s All About Options! Virtual Learning Can Make the Difference in Student Success. Virtual Learning Can Make the Difference in Student Success

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Barb Fardell

Educational Technology Manager [email protected]

Michigan Department of Education

December 12, 2008

It’s All About Options!

Virtual Learning Can Make the Difference in Student Success

Virtual Learning Can Make the Difference in Student Success

Online Learning Can Make the Difference for Student Success

Virtual Learning Can Make the Difference in Student Success

Michigan Department of Education

Counselor Professional Development Day

Kellogg Conference Center, Michigan State University

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The Next “Shift Happens”

“A Vision of K-12 Students Today” – Teacher Tube

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Goals for Today

  • Models of Instruction

  • Grants Available

  • Low cost content

  • PD

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Students “Getting” Credit

  • Meeting Content Expectations

    • In the traditional classroom

    • CTE coursework

    • Online courses

    • Online programs – notSchool

    • Lab Environments – Plato/NovaNet

    • Mix and Match!!

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Enhancing Ed Through Tech

  • EETT Grants

    • Pockets of Excellence vs Helping All Students

    • Models of Demonstrated Proficiency – must be replicable in any district

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Free Resources via EETT Grants

  • MSO – Michigan Schools Online (GISD & REMC)

    • Online courses

    • MORE Portal

  • MVU – Scholarships!

  • One-to-One Institute

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MI Schools Online

  • Identify Barriers

  • Identify Needs

  • Remove Barriers

  • Provide for Needs

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Removing the Barriers

  • Deliver Online Instruction with Teachers Already Employed by the District

  • Identify and provide low cost, high quality content

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  • MSO will provide a free Algebra I credit remediation course

  • MSO will provide free training for teachers to deliver this course in a blended or totally virtual environment – over 200 teachers to date

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Algebra I Remediation Course

  • Algebra Course Demo

    • To access demo of free Aventa Algebra Remediation course please contact your REMC Director

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On the horizon!

  • Algebra Intervention + PD

    • If you are interested in participating in pilot contact Karen Hairston at [email protected]

  • Additional low cost content

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  • REMC Online Project available throughout the state

  • Teacher led, self paced

    • Many providers

    • Low cost

  • Low cost IT

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How Can MSO Assist YOU?

  • How do your teachers (or you!) sign up for the online PD course?

    • Ask your REMC Director or

    • Contact Barb Fardell at

      • [email protected]

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Free Online Resources

  • MIT Open CourseWare for high schools

  • Hippocampus

  • Alison

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Low Cost Content

  • Epic Learning

    • All core

    • Includes LMS

    • Supplemental or Full Course

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How Can MSO Assist YOU?

  • You will find info for accessing the Algebra I course on the MSO Portal

  • You will also find (soon) resources for online learning/teaching/tech integration, etc.

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Math/Science Curriculum

  • MVU

    • Math/Science summer school opportunities

    • Scholarships for students from high needs schools

      Contact Jamey Fitzpatrick @

      • [email protected]

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Where’s the Portal?

  • MSO Beta

    • Your REMC Director will be the best resource for information on the MSO Grant.

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  • MORE is for teachers

  • MORE is for administrators

  • MORE is even for parents!

  • MORE brings resources to teachers quickly, easily, and ALIGNED to the MI Content Expectations!

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More on MORE!

  • MORE now has over 8,000 resources

  • MORE will soon have 55,000 more resources!

  • Thinkfinity has given these to Michigan to add to our portal

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Let’s take a look!

  • Go to

  • Click on MORE at the bottom of the page

  • The rest is easy!

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Why MORE? Aligned Resources!

  • Having resources aligned to the MI Content Expectations is the value of MORE

  • We need your help!

  • Contact Barb Fardell if you would like to host an alignment workshop

    [email protected]

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How Do You Find Resources?

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Thinkfinity Content Partners

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For clarification on any of these slides please contact Barb Fardell at [email protected]