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MU College of Education
Virtual School
A Bit of History
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Reorganization of all University of Missouri “online and distance”
education programs 2009 - 2011
 MU Direct
 CDIS
 ET @ MO
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All combined into MIZZOU ONLINE
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MU High School: part of Center for Distance and Independent
Study (CDIS)
 Offering “asynchronous” courses for nearly 100 years
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MU High School moved to UM College of Education – effective
July 1, 2011
Opportunities
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Create a new virtual school offering multiple options:
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Semester-based courses with digital resources
 Taught by instructors provided by CoE VS
 Taught by teachers from districts – courses hosted on CoE VS
Learning Management System (LMS)
 Hybrid (face-to-face and online)
 Fully online
 Licensed to districts for use on their LMS
 Hybrid (face-to-face and online)
 Fully online
Timeline
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Establish CoE VS Learning Management System and organize
course development teams by October 2011
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Course development - beginning with high school level
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Biology I (first semester) and American Govt ready to pilot by
January 2012
Remaining core courses (both semesters) ready to pilot by June
2012
Continue development of remaining courses down to elementary
level through June 2013
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Develop staffing infrastructure/support system by January 2012
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Secure strategic partnerships to support CoE VS
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The Future of
Learning in Missouri
www.msbanet.org
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Collaborative Efforts
• University of Missouri College of Education
• Missouri School Boards’ Association
• MOREnet
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Vision for a New
Consortium
• Partnership of Missouri public school districts, institutions
of higher education, professional education associations,
and selected private-sector partners
• Dedicated to the development of high quality
instructional opportunities for students and professional
development for teachers and administrators
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Stakeholders’ Meeting
• Discover the “future of learning” for Missouri P-20
education
• Understand the relevance of digital learning and its
implications for
– Enhanced learning for Missouri students
– Rural, urban and suburban settings
– Teacher and administrator preparation programs
– Induction and mentoring programs
– Leveraging existing resources
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MSBA On-Line
Consortium
MSBA On-Line will serve as:
• The coordinator of the consortium,
• A clearing house for the procurement and/or
development of courses utilizing current technologies
and learning systems, and
• A resource center for member districts for
professional development, technical support, financial
planning, and policy advocacy and development
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Definition
• What does the “future of learning” mean to you?
– For students?
– For teachers?
– For administrators?
– For pre-services teacher educators?
– For graduate degree programs?
– For professional development?
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Discussion Questions
1. How does your district define “virtual” or “distance”
learning for students?
2. What is your district doing with distance learning?
– Grade levels
– Subject/content areas
– Purpose
3. What prevents your district from doing more with virtual
or distance learning?
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Next Steps
• Survey all Missouri districts about online/distance
education
• Field test survey September 21 - 23
• Distribute survey beginning September 29
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Superintendents
Curriculum Directors
Principals
Counselors
IT Directors
• Introduction at MSBA/MASA Pre-Conference 9/29/11
• Further development based on survey results
• Offer services through MSBA On-Line January 2011
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Wrap-Up
• Expect survey link for field test of survey
from Dan
• Watch for additional information
about MSBA On-Line
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