Administrator's In-Service Cleon L. Franklin [email protected] (901) 493-7820 Increased Virtual School Offerings The Memphis Virtual School provides all students in grades 6th-12th, as well as adult learners, access to 183 online classes for new coursework, credit recovery, or extended year. Students can enroll: As Full-Time Students As Part-Time Students Taking Additional Coursework As Blended Students During the Traditional School Day G.R.A.S.S.Y Learning Management System All students have access to: • • • • • • • • An active learning interface using Blackboard, Blackboard Mobile, Blackboard Collaborate, and MediaSite All SCS instructional technology software The Tennessee electronic library Electronically filtered & human monitored e-mail Social networking tools, grade level appropriate educational gaming, open source document/spreadsheet/presentation creation, digital storage lockers, for peer-to-peer collaboration and virtual study groups Instructional videos from Khan Academy and MediaSite 17 museums through the Google Art Project Supplemental learning opportunities through the SCS extended day program G.R.A.S.S.Y Highlights • All courses offer traditional and accelerated paths • Students can log into courses from mobile devices • Virtual courses provide a comprehensive catalog of Honors/Advanced Placement, Industry Certification, S.T.E.M., Foreign Language, and credit recovery courses to all students in grades 6th-Adult Education at absolutely no cost to parents G.R.A.S.S.Y Accelerated Plan Year 1 Semester 1 Year 2 Semester 2 Semester 1 Semester 2 English I English II English III English IV Geometry Algebra II Pre-Calculus Calculus Biology Chemistry Physics Environmental Science World Geography Health U. S. History Art History French I Web Design I Web Design II French II Computer Applications Quarter 1 Personal Finance Quarter 2 Physical Education Quarter 3 Economics Quarter 4 U.S. Government G.R.A.S.S.Y Student Registration • Students can register for courses by using the Memphis Virtual School Course Request Form or the online course listing can be added to existing school registration forms. • Once course requests are received, the Professional School Counselor, (or Principal designee) will request courses in the SMS Panel • Students will be scheduled in the MVS database, Blackboard login credentials will be created, and a verification list will be sent to schools to correct any errors. • Students have ten (10) schools days from the date of course activation to drop an online course. • After course activation, a student has ten (10) days to login to each course. Failure to do so will result in the student being administratively dropped from the course. G.R.A.S.S.Y Progress Monitoring • The Learner Management System Advisor will send the status of every student taking online courses to the building principal weekly beginning Tuesday, August 20th. • Principals can log into Blackboard at any time using the Blackboard credentials that will be mailed on Friday, August 9th. G.R.A.S.S.Y QUESTIONS?