Virtual Learning & Technology

Weekly Notes 3-16-15

This Week

  • I am at MACUL in Detroit on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.

  • Two weeks until spring break.

Virtual Academy Items of Interest

  • Radio ads for VA and MichiganCourses.org will be cut this week. We’ll start getting play the week before spring break.

  • I met with Dallas on Thursday regarding the use of Social Media and Marketing. I learned quite a bit. I plan to have a framework of ads and strategies sometime this week.

  • I have chosen for our students not to participate in ACT Aspire testing seeing that we will no longer test for ACT. We will begin shifting gears to SAT this spring and use our time for that.

Virtual Academy To Do:

  • Sarah and Jennifer should have any changes to the enrollment process completed by Friday so that Sarah can present them to me at our weekly meeting on the 23rd.

  • I’m looking at Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 pm for our early enrollment event, please check your calendars.

Virtual Academy Upcoming Events

  • Count Period Ends and documentation due: March 17 (KEEP GETTING THOSE CONTACTS AND LOGINS!)

  • April 13, M-STEP Testing Begins.

Technology Items of Interest

  • Excellent job on the Grand Rapids installation

Technology To Do

  • Work on the 100 laptops and MiFis coming in.

Technology Upcoming Events

  • April 13, M-STEP Testing begins for all levels

  • April 8, ACT Aspire Testing for 9th Grade.

  • I’m looking to set up a date in April to visit Schoolcraft to study how they manage devices.