Now that the snow has melted, at least for those of us downstate, it is beginning to feel like spring. Regardless of the weather outside, I know you are busy finishing up observations, writing end of year evaluations, building the schedule for next year, preparing for honors programs, commencement, etc. Quite simply, Spring is a busy time of year for secondary administrators.
Written by Ryan Pfahler, MASSP Middle Level Representative and Principal, Coopersville Middle School
Written by Steve Carlson, Principal, Sandusky Junior/Senior High School. Originally published in The Times Herald on March 25, 2014.
Our educational environment requires the high-stakes standardized testing of students. Reasonable people can debate the merits of high-stakes testing. I will not seek to enter that debate today.
Blended learning is beginning to gain momentum as a new delivery model in K-12 education. Michigan Virtual University (MVU) is launching a new program called MyBlend. The program provides access to customized support including expert consulting services, professional development offerings, online content, evaluation services and a statewide learning community. MVU has grant resources to support up to 30 school partners as they seek to establish or expand blended learning models.