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MTDA Administrative Webinar 14 April 2010

  1. 1. …you  can  learn  anywhere  in  Big  Sky  Country! April  14,  2010 InformaAon  Webinar  for  Administrators PresenAng: Robert  Currie,  ExecuAve  Director Jason  Neiffer,  Interim  Curriculum  Specialist
  2. 2. Today’s  Agenda •  IntroducAon  to  the  Adobe  Connect  PlaRorm •  Welcome  from  Robert  Currie,  MTDA  ExecuAve   Director •  IntroducAon  to  MTDA •  The  2010-­‐2011  Program •  The  Role  of  Teachers  and  School  Districts •  Enrollment  Procedures •  Your  QuesAons!
  3. 3. IntroducAon  to  the   Adobe  Connect  PlaRorm
  4. 4. PresenAng  today… Robert  Currie ExecuAve  Director …located  at  the  Phyllis  J.  Washington  EducaAon  Building at  the  University  of  Montana
  5. 5. PresenAng  and  moderaAng  today… Jason  Neiffer Interim  Curriculum  Specialist …located  at  Capital  High  School  in  Helena
  6. 6. Welcome  from  Robert  Currie,   MTDA  ExecuAve  Director
  7. 7. IntroducAon  to  MTDA
  8. 8. House  Bill  459/   MCA  20-­‐7-­‐1201 •  The  purposes  of  the  Montana  virtual  academy   are  to: –  (a)  make  distance  learning  opportuniAes  available  to   all  school-­‐age  children  through  public  school  districts   in  the  state  of  Montana; –  (b)  offer  high-­‐quality  instructors  who  are  licensed  and   endorsed  in  Montana  and  courses  that  are  in   compliance  with  all  relevant  educaAon  and  distance   learning  rules,  standards,  and  policies;  and   –  (c)  emphasize  the  core  subject  maders  required  under   the  accreditaAon  standards,  offer  advanced  courses   for  dual  credit  in  collaboraAon  with  the  Montana   university  system,  and  offer  enrichment  courses.  
  9. 9. MTDA  Board •  PosiAons  named  by  MCA  20-­‐7-­‐1201 •  Current  Board:   Bruce  Messinger,  Chair,  Superintendent  of  Helena  Public  Schools   Dennis  Parman,  Deputy  Superintendent  of  Public  InstrucAon   Sheila  Stearns,  Commissioner,  Office  of  Higher  EducaAon   Barbara  Fehg,  Teacher,  Billings  School  District   Bryan  Duvall,  Trustee,  Geraldine  School  Board   Roberta  Evans,  Dean,  The  University  of  Montana  School  of   EducaAon
  10. 10. MTDA  Staff •  Robert  Currie,  ExecuAve  Director •  Jason  Neiffer,  Interim  Curriculum  Specialist •  Rayleen  Hicks,  AdministraAve  Associate •  Collier  Kaler,  Project  Assistant
  11. 11. Deployment  Schedule •  **  Course  Enrollment  for  Fall  2010  available   NOW! •  April-­‐May:  Public  InformaAon  Campaign,   Teacher  and  Course  Developer  Recruitment •  May-­‐August:  Course  Development  and   Teacher  Training •  June-­‐August:  Pilot  Test  Run  of  MTDA  Courses •  Late  August:  Fall  Course  Open
  12. 12. The  2010-­‐2011  Program
  13. 13. Program  Overview •  43  courses  available,  including  a  mix  of  core   courses,  elecAves  and  AP  offerings •  Courses  available  at  9-­‐12  levels;  K-­‐8  courses   available  in  later  years •  Due  to  funding,  2010-­‐2011  courses  available   free  of  charge  to  Montana  Students
  14. 14. Overview  of  Online  Learning
  15. 15. MTDA  courses  are… •  Asynchronous:  courses  are  available  available   via  Moodle,  MTDA’s  learning  management   system  24  hours  a  day,  7  days  a  week  to  meet   a  students  available  schedule •  Taught  by  Montana  Teachers:  courses  are   taught  by  licensed  Montana  instructors •  Built  to  be  exclusively  online:  courses  are   uAlize  e-­‐books,  online  text,  and  online   mulAmedia
  16. 16. What  students  will  see…  
  17. 17. Resources:  English  Language   Arts
  18. 18. MathemaAcs
  19. 19. Physics
  20. 20. Social  Studies
  21. 21. Resources:  Electronic  Textbooks   (E-­‐text)
  22. 22. Resources  -­‐  Science  Labs
  23. 23. Online  Resources  –  Grammar   Handbook
  24. 24. NeAquede  –  Rules  of  the  Net
  25. 25. InteracAvity  with  Instructors Moodle  Discussions,  Video  Conferencing, Audio,  Video  and  Text  Chat
  26. 26. MeeAng  the  Needs  of  Students •  Eliminate  a  scheduling  conflict •  Graduate  on  Ame •  Learn  at  a  pace  that  is  right  for  them •  Take  a  summer  school  course  conveniently   from  home  or  another  locaAon •  Recover  course  credit  in  a  discreet  manner
  27. 27. MeeAng  the  Needs  of  Schools   •  Helping  at-­‐risk  students •  AssisAng  schools  with  unique  staffing  and   curriculum  challenges •  Customizing  soluAons  to  meet  school  needs •  Providing  leadership  in  researching  and   developing  e-­‐learning  soluAons
  28. 28. The  Role  of  Teachers   and  School  Districts
  29. 29. Teachers  Involved  in  Every  Step   of  Development  and  InstrucAon Works  with  MTDA   Responsible  for   Responsible  for   Subject  Mader  Expert Lead  Teacher Online  Teacher curriculum  teach  to   teaching  the  first   teaching  subsequent   develop  courses  using   secAon  of  each  course   secAons  of  each   a  mix  of  commercial   and  monitoring  the   course. resources,  course  add-­‐ course  for   ons  and  widgets  and   redevelopment   electronic  texts.     opportuniAes. Courses  are  carefully   developed  to  meet   Montana  Standards   and  IEFA  expectaAons.
  30. 30. Teachers  are… •  Licensed  in  Montana •  Employed  by  Montana  school  districts •  Trained  by  MTDA  on  course  development  and   online  pedagogy •  Monitored  and  mentored  by  MTDA  staff
  31. 31. Districts  are  a  CriAcal  ConnecAon   Between  the  MTDA  and  Students •  Districts  are  responsible  for  enrolling  students   in  MTDA  courses •  Districts  can  assist  students  in  providing   resources  and  assistance  to  support  student   success  in  the  online  learning  environment
  32. 32. SupporAng  a  Model  for  Student   Success
  33. 33. Determining  Readiness  for   Student  Success •  Profile  of  an  online  student  -­‐  varies •  Readiness  assessment  –  principal,  counselor,   parent  and  teachers •  Determine  student  interest  and  moAvaAon
  34. 34. Student  OrientaAon •  Develop  an  introducAon  to  MTDA  and  online   learning •  Provide  some  modules  to  be  used  for  pracAce •  High  interest  elecAves  are  good  starters •  Offer  an  incenAve  to  schools  to  ensure   students  parAcipate  in  orientaAon
  35. 35. Enrollment  Procedures
  36. 36. Goal:  Online  Student  Management   System  with  Data  Features
  37. 37. Current  Enrollment  via  Website hdp://www.montanadigitalacademy.org Click  on  MTDA  Enrollment  and  “Enroll  Now”
  38. 38. Your  quesAons!
  39. 39. Thank  you  for  adending  today! •  These  slides  and  a  recording  of  today’s   presentaAon  are  available  at: hdp://www.montanadigitalacademy.org   •  Counselor  webinars  will  be  held: April  29,  9am May  12,  4pm Robert  Currie Jason  Neiffer ExecuAve  Director Interim  Curriculum  Specialist 406-­‐243-­‐4619 406-­‐202-­‐2761 robert.currie@mso.umt.edu jason.neiffer@mso.umt.edu

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