Montana Digital                                                                 AcademyOnline Learning with Montana Digita...
Paperless Handoutshttp://www.workshophandouts.com/etcmtda11         (etcmtda11 is case sensitive)
Today’s Session•  My agenda:  –  Sorry… a lot of me talkin’  –  MTDA 2010-2011  –  MTDA 2011-2012  –  MTDA Innovations  – ...
Briefing                      Statewide                    Virtual School Moodle and                             Exists/Se...
Program Timeline2009                            2010                              2011•  HB459 passed and funded      •  A...
Who are the partners?                              Montana                            School Boards                       ...
Online Learning in              Context - 2010Source: Keeping Pace, iNACOL 2010
Program 2010-2011
2010-2011MTDA Courses
MTDA Teachers and      StudentsRed = Teachers   Purple = Students
MTDA 2010-11             Enrollment              Fall      Spring   Summer   TotalStudents     Number                     ...
Successes 2009-2011•  Successful recruitment of administrative and   program staff•  Rollout of two distinct programs: Ori...
2011-2012 Program
Internal Improvement                   Efforts•  Teacher training and professional development•  Partnerships and alliance...
New High School Courses
Expanded Credit   Recovery               Open-               Entry,              Open-Exit              Self-Paced  Pre-Te...
MLS: Middle SchoolMulti-Language Sampler                               Programs in       Innovative,Aimed at the          ...
I n n o v a t i o n @ M T DA
Open Educational   Resources
Virtual Environments
T h e M T DA Te s t K i t c h e n
Mobile Learninghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jrhode/4721437813
Professional Development•  http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrhode/   4721437813
Support forBlended Learninghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dccentralkitchen/5238518044
Ideal online student?
Who is theideal online student? http://www.flickr.com/photos/zappowbang/524195904
Independent    “Smart”Tech-Savvy    Motivated
What makes up                         that gap?Source: Library of Congress
Online Learning with the Montana Digital Academy @ Blackfoot ETC 2011
Online Learning with the Montana Digital Academy @ Blackfoot ETC 2011
Online Learning with the Montana Digital Academy @ Blackfoot ETC 2011
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Online Learning with the Montana Digital Academy @ Blackfoot ETC 2011

  1. 1. Montana Digital AcademyOnline Learning with Montana Digital Academy Jason Neiffer, Curriculum Director http://montanadigitalacademy.org http://www.neiffer.com http://www.techsavvyteacher.com Twitter: MontDigAcad Twitter: TechSavvyTeach
  2. 2. Paperless Handoutshttp://www.workshophandouts.com/etcmtda11 (etcmtda11 is case sensitive)
  3. 3. Today’s Session•  My agenda: –  Sorry… a lot of me talkin’ –  MTDA 2010-2011 –  MTDA 2011-2012 –  MTDA Innovations –  MTDA Test Kitchens –  “Ideal” Online Student
  4. 4. Briefing Statewide Virtual School Moodle and Exists/ServesOther Learning Through Local Environments Schools Montana DigitalState Standards Academy “Original Credit” and “Credit Based Recovery” Certified Teachers with Association with Montana Public School District
  5. 5. Program Timeline2009 2010 2011•  HB459 passed and funded •  Additional hires: Curriculum •  February: MTDA Connect•  Initial board named, chair Director, 76 teachers, credit recovery rolls out and vice chair elected Instructional Manager •  Summer: Full, two tiered•  Director hired •  Initial Summer pilot program summer program •  Fall 2010: Full program •  Fall: Expanded program begins begins
  6. 6. Who are the partners? Montana School Boards Association Montana High School School Administrators Association of Montana Board of Public MEA-MFT Education Office of Montana Rural Public Education Instruction Association Montana University System
  7. 7. Online Learning in Context - 2010Source: Keeping Pace, iNACOL 2010
  8. 8. Program 2010-2011
  9. 9. 2010-2011MTDA Courses
  10. 10. MTDA Teachers and StudentsRed = Teachers Purple = Students
  11. 11. MTDA 2010-11 Enrollment Fall Spring Summer TotalStudents Number 2751 of unique studentsEnrollment 1951 2109 1470 5530Teachers 67 76 28 76Schools 137 165 122 165
  12. 12. Successes 2009-2011•  Successful recruitment of administrative and program staff•  Rollout of two distinct programs: Original Credit and Connect Credit Recovery•  Adoption of cutting edge tools to enhance online learning•  Passage rates on par with other statewide virtual schools•  Developed working relationships with 160 schools across the state of Montana•  Offered dual credit/dual enrollment courses from three units of the MUS
  13. 13. 2011-2012 Program
  14. 14. Internal Improvement Efforts•  Teacher training and professional development•  Partnerships and alliances in and out of Montana•  NCAA Non-Traditional Provider Eligibility•  Accreditation•  Quality control – teacher performance, course quality•  Research and professional development by MTDA leadership on evolving issues in online pedagogy: –  Open education resources –  Credit recovery –  Flexible time courses –  New technologies –  Mobile learning
  15. 15. New High School Courses
  16. 16. Expanded Credit Recovery Open- Entry, Open-Exit Self-Paced Pre-Test Available Module 24/7 Exemptions
  17. 17. MLS: Middle SchoolMulti-Language Sampler Programs in Innovative,Aimed at the Seven-Week French, Spanish, Game-BasedMiddle School Program Latin, German PowerSpeak Learner and Mandarin Curriculum
  18. 18. I n n o v a t i o n @ M T DA
  19. 19. Open Educational Resources
  20. 20. Virtual Environments
  21. 21. T h e M T DA Te s t K i t c h e n
  22. 22. Mobile Learninghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/jrhode/4721437813
  23. 23. Professional Development•  http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrhode/ 4721437813
  24. 24. Support forBlended Learninghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/dccentralkitchen/5238518044
  25. 25. Ideal online student?
  26. 26. Who is theideal online student? http://www.flickr.com/photos/zappowbang/524195904
  27. 27. Independent “Smart”Tech-Savvy Motivated
  28. 28. What makes up that gap?Source: Library of Congress

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