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1 Expanding Seat Time Waiver Program for the School Year Bruce Umpstead, State Director Educational Technology and Data Coordination Gregg Dionne, Consultant Alternative Education Office of Education Improvement and Innovation Michigan Department of Education July 14, 2011

2 Official Announcement – July 7, 2011 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Slide 2

3 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Feedback and Communication Process Representatives MDE Legislature DTMB ISDs Districts Education Leadership MVU Internal MDE Consensus External Stakeholder Feedback Draft to the Field STW Request for Applications Program Admin/ Mentor Training Oct 2010 Nov-Feb April 2011 June-August 2011 Update 5-O-B Guidance Slide 3

4 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Limited to the School Year Existing waivers still apply Genesee waiver program still in effect Option for only those districts that want to run their own programs STW Webinars July – August 2011 Slide 4

5 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Application Process Must apply via by September 15, 2011 Slide 5

6 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Expanded Full Time Waiver – Option #1 25% of enrolled students, grades % of instructional time Slide 6

7 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Blended Learning Option – Option #2 100% of enrolled students, grades % of instructional time Slide 7

8 STW Webinars July – August 2011 ISD Charter Waiver – Option #3 100% of ISD-operated Public School Academy enrolled students, grades 6-12 Enrollment capped 10% of total ISD student population, grades 6-12 Frequent face-to-face instruction required (i.e., weekly) Slide 8

9 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Waiver Application #1 Submit completed form to Questions go to Gregg Dionne or Ron Faulds Slide 9

10 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Waiver Application #2 Slide 10

11 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Waiver Application #3 Slide 11

12 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Waiver Application #4 Slide 12

13 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Waiver Application #5 Slide 13

14 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Waiver Application #6 Slide 14

15 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Waiver Application Process Slide 15 Implement- ation Plan District Application Supt Approval Letter MDE Application Review STW Evaluation Program ISD Application Review A.If current waiver is working, stay with existing waiver Any new flexibility will be added to the existing waivers B. If current waiver doesn’t work, apply: Submit “fill in the blank” application to MDE will check for completeness and forward to ISD MDE or ISD may request applicant’s implementation plan Implementation plan guidelines available at TechPlan.org/STW

16 STW Webinars July – August 2011 Questions 5-O-B guidance from January 2011 in effect FAQ on TechPlan.org Slide 16 Bruce Umpstead, State Director Educational Technology and Data Coordination Gregg Dionne, Consultant Alternative Education


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