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Title: Mississippi e-Learning for Educators:


1
Mississippi e-Learning for Educators
  • Reaching Teachers Across the State

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  • The e-Learning for Educators Initiative is a
    five-year initiative funded by a U.S. Department
    of Education Ready to Teach Grant.

3
E-Learning for Education Partners
  • MS is one of 8 participating states in the grant.
  • Alabama
  • Delaware
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • E-Learning for Education Partners
  • Education Development Center (EDC)
  • Boston College Technology and Assessment Study
    Collaborative
  • Public Broadcasting Stations

4
Components of the e-Learning for Educators
Initiative
  • Delivering Online Professional Development
    Courses
  • Meeting state and district needs
  • EDC Training Local Educators to Instruct and
    Develop Online Professional Development Courses
  • EDC Facilitator Training Course (10 weeks)
  • EDC Developer Training Course (10 weeks)
  • Evaluating the Effect of MS Delivery of Online
    Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Course Surveys
  • BC Conducting Research on the Effect of High
    Quality Online Professional Development
  • Separate research courses for participating
    teachers

5
Office of Leadership and Professional Development
  • Provide all school personnel with a strong
    professional development curriculum
  • Professional development that will help address
    state-wide teacher quality needs and impact
    student achievement
  • Online learning can help school districts meet
    the challenge of providing effective professional
    development for teachers and administrators

6
E-Learning for Educator Initiative
  • Designed to help states meet critical
    requirements for improving student achievement
  • Seeks to address the needs of students in
    high-poverty, low-achieving schools

7
Partnership Concept
8
MS e-Learning Partnerships
9
Educator Licensure
  • Largest partnership with the MS eLearning for
    Educator Initiative
  • Interim One-Year Alternate Route Certification
  • Online Professional Development Institute (OPDI)
    was created
  • State Board of Education has made OPDI state
    policy
  • Committed to training 1800 teachers online
    January-May 2008

10
MS Teacher Center
  • Recruiting and Retaining Educators for Americas
    Children (REACH) Program.
  • E-Learning will provide on-line professional
    development course offerings to first year
    elementary and secondary teachers.
  • Incentives are contingent on completion of the
    online professional development workshop.

11
Innovative Support
  • School Improvement Division works collaboratively
    with School Support Teams to support LEAs with
    schools not meeting Adequate Yearly Progress
    (AYP)
  • 71 MS schools not meeting AYP.
  • E-Learning for Educator Initiative will be
    utilized to meet the professional development
    mandate under NCLB for high need school districts
  • Research Study

12
Quick Facts
  • MS has trained 36 facilitators and 24 workshop
    designers
  • 115 workshops in 2007
  • 90 workshops in 2008
  • 2128 participants completed 2007
  • 2300 enrollments in 2008
  • Average 10 workshops monthly
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) issued-1,657
  • Research Study-64 MS teachers participating
  • Course Development- 9 courses(2007)
  • 4 courses are currently in development
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Depth of Knowledge
  • Fit, Healthy, and Ready to Succeed
  • Special Education Inclusion

13
Survey Outcomes
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Pre-Post Differences statistically significant
(p. lt .0001)
Pre-FollowUp, Post-FollowUp Differences not
statistically significant (p. .37)
No stat. sign. interaction (p. .07)
State 8 shows a different pattern (T2-T3) than
the other states, 1 stat. diff between states 1
and 8, p. .04)
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Quick Facts
Quick Facts
  • More than 50 of the teachers report improvements
    in their instructional practices
  • 90 agree that when they used the eFE content in
    class, students appeared more interested in class
  • 89 agree that when they use eFE content,
    students had their diverse learning needs met
  • 84 agree that when they use eFE content,
    students showed better academic performance in
    content areas

18
Testimonials
19
  • I have really enjoyed this class.  I hope that
    the State Department continues to offer
    opportunities like this. My lesson plan will
    actually be carried out this year, as much as
    possible. I want to do the full plan next year. I
    changed it a little due to some exciting
    developments. I actually found someone who is
    going to provide us with Luna Moth eggs. I'm not
    sure who is going to enjoy this more. Thanks to
    everyone for all of the great input. I know that
    what I have learned will have a great impact on
    how I instruct my future students. I hope that
    everyone's upcoming summer is very relaxing for
    you!
  • I really enjoyed this class. I learned a lot of
    new ideas on how to teach and assess different
    learning styles for students. I enjoyed all of
    the post and all of the responses. I especially
    want to thank Ms. Patterson and MDE for
    sponsoring this course. I hope we get the
    opportunity to continue these workshops.

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  • I have really enjoyed this online class and the
    ideas and activities others have introduced. It
    has made me rethink many of the activities from
    the classroom and peaked my interest in finding
    new ways to help my special education students.
    Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the school year
    and your summer.
  • I have enjoyed this workshop/class.  It has
    refreshed my memory of learning styles.  I
    learned them while going through school, but that
    has been many years ago.  I had forgotten about
    some of them.  I plan to use them in my teaching
    now that I have been reminded of them.  My
    special needs students can not always learn by
    using the traditional ways of teaching.  I will
    be using many of the ideas I have learned in this
    class with my students. 

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Questions
  • Katrina Merriwether
  • Mississippi Department of Education
  • Division Director II
  • kmerriwether_at_mde.k12.ms.us
  • 601-359-3954
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