Weekly Update 1/23/12

Announcements for the week of January 23, 2012:

University of Missouri-Columbia Launches Virtual School: The MU College of Education is launching a virtual school called Mizzou K-12 Online. The program will provide semester-based facilitated courses for students in grades K -12. The first two pilot courses – high school level American Government and Healthy Living – are open for enrollment. Courses are $300 per student per course and include all instruction and materials. Both courses are slated to begin the week of January 30 and conclude May 25. For more information see the College of Education website at: http://education.missouri.edu/ – the announcement is just above the EdLife icon on the right-hand side of the page. Both courses were developed using Missouri course-level expectations but are open to enrollment for students from any location.

Alliance for Excellent Education Digital Learning Day: There is still time to register for and participate in the first-ever Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Visit http://www.digitallearningday.org/sign-up to stay connected, get updates, and receive exclusive information on what you can do to support this effort by taking less than five minutes to sign up and join the wave of innovation and momentum that is building for this groundbreaking event.

This national awareness campaign is designed to celebrate innovative teachers and highlight instructional practices that strengthen and personalize learning for all students. The Digital Learning Day campaign explores how digital learning can provide teachers and students with the opportunities they deserve in an effort to build or become part of a workforce that is ready to succeed in college, a career, and life. One of the newest toolkits provided by the Alliance is for after-school and community-based programs. Check it out at: http://www.digitallearningday.org/toolkits/beyond_the_classroom

New and Updated eThemes:

To view a list of the most recent new and updated eThemes, see: http://ethemes.missouri.edu/new_themes?locale=en