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Montana Digital Academy March 24, 2010. Montana Math and Science Teacher Initiative. Online Learning: National Perspective. From: 2009 Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning Report. MTDA Meeting the Needs of Students. Eliminate a scheduling conflict Graduate on time

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Montana digital academy march 24 2010

Montana Digital AcademyMarch 24, 2010

Montana Math and Science Teacher Initiative

Online Learning: National Perspective

From: 2009 Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning Report

Mtda meeting the needs of students
MTDAMeeting the Needs of Students

  • Eliminate a scheduling conflict

  • Graduate on time

  • Learn at a pace that is right for them

  • Take a summer school course conveniently from home or another location

  • Recover course credit in a discreet manner

Determining readiness for student success
Determining Readiness for Student Success

  • Profile of an online student - varies

  • Readiness assessment – principal, counselor, parent and teachers

  • Determine student interest and motivation

Teacher preparation
Teacher Preparation

  • All MTDA Teachers will to complete an online instructor training course

    • Blend of pedagogy, use of learning management system and online tools and resources (audio, video etc.)

    • Strong emphasis on teacher responsiveness to students and presence in courses

Becoming an mtda teacher
Becoming an MTDA Teacher

  • Application Questionnaire – Coming Soon to Website

  • Letter of Support – Principal or Supervisor

  • MTDA Online Teacher Training

Responsibilities of mtda teachers
Responsibilities of MTDA Teachers

  • Academic – Providing feedback, asking questions, stimulating discussions, encouraging student participation.

  • Social – Using regular and consistent communication with students to set a positive tone in the course. Keeping the communication flowing with students and local school facilitators.

Responsibilities of mtda teachers1
Responsibilities of MTDA Teachers

  • Managerial – Coordinating all aspects of the facilitation of the course. Grading assignments, assessments, and completing student evaluation and final course grading.

  • Technical – Guiding students in the use of technology to understand and complete their coursework.

Curriculum development schedule
Curriculum Development Schedule

January - February

  • Determine course offerings

    March -May

  • Recruitment of teachers, subject matter experts, course developers

  • Develop courses and load in LMS

  • Test LMS and courses

  • Information/training campaign for schools

  • Enrollment fall semester students begins

  • April -August – Teacher Training

  • June – July – Pilot Test Run of MTDA Courses

Mtda montana schools
MTDA & Montana Schools

Delivering E-Learning


Montana Students