Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Presentation is loading. Please wait.

Using Technology & Social Media for Education Advocacy EPFP Washington Policy Seminar April 16, 2010 Elizabeth V. Elliott

Similar presentations


Presentation on theme: "Using Technology & Social Media for Education Advocacy EPFP Washington Policy Seminar April 16, 2010 Elizabeth V. Elliott"— Presentation transcript:

1 Using Technology & Social Media for Education Advocacy EPFP Washington Policy Seminar April 16, 2010 Elizabeth V. Elliott

2 The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller said …

3 Provides leadership by expanding, improving and innovating opportunities for K- 12 students and educators with high-quality online courses, tools and resources o Michigan-based 501(c)3 Corporation of 40 employees and a cadre of more than 100 online instructors o Established in 1998 by an act of the Michigan Legislature Michigan Virtual University

4 Online professional development portal for teachers o Michigan LearnPort (www.learnport.org)www.learnport.org o Established in 2003 and supported with ESEA Title II (A) Improving Teacher Quality funds o 20055,000 user accounts / ,000+ o courses / o ,000 course starts / ,000 Technology is a Tool for Reform

5 Michigan LearnPort enables new, effective partnerships in online course development o Transition Planning Made Easier o #1 Course by Enrollments since release in 2008, taken by users across the state o Cost less than $10 per user to develop o Plan, develop and build on suite of seven additional courses underway Technology is a Tool for Advocacy & Reform

6 New, effective partnerships generate new uses of technology o Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) stepped into the virtual world on January 1, 2010 o 40+ members and friends online w/ headphones and microphones all day o I feel like a Jetson! Technology is a Tool for Advocacy

7 Second SEAC meeting on April 7, 2010 presented Early Warning Sign (EWS) Tool to combat dropouts adapted from the National High School Center (NHSC) Technology is a Tool for Advocacy & Reform

8 New, effective partnerships generate new uses of technology: Algebra for All o Wayne RESA, the University of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Education, the Math & Science Centers Network and MVU o Blended learning opportunity for 800 teachers to change the way Algebra is taught o Ning Technology is a Tool for Advocacy & Reform

9 I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. Helen Keller also said …


Download ppt "Using Technology & Social Media for Education Advocacy EPFP Washington Policy Seminar April 16, 2010 Elizabeth V. Elliott"

Similar presentations


Ads by Google