Michigan High School
Graduation Requirements
Online Learning Experience
October 2006
Overview of Michigan Merit Curriculum
2011 Requirements (2006 8th grade class)
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4 English Language Arts
4 Mathematics (1 in senior year)
3 Science
3 Social Studies
1 Physical Education/Health
1 Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts
On-line course/experience
2016 Requirements (2006 3rd grade class)
– 2 credits/experience in Languages other than
English
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Why…Economic Survival
• Our students face both national and international
competition
• Research shows many students are not prepared
to succeed in college or workplace
• Michigan’s economic success is tied to a welleducated workforce
• Michigan residents will become lifelong learners
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Why…Employers Want
• Creative problem solvers
• Effective communicators
• Flexibility - ability to adapt
• Students prepared to use technology to
work and learn
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What Was MDE’s Charge?
• Create a set of subject matter content
expectations and guidelines that will
ensure rigorous learning for all students in
high school so as to meet the requirements
of the Michigan Merit Curriculum
• Convene committees that represent the
highest levels of expertise
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What Was MDE’s Charge?
• Align expectations to national and
international standards
• Submit work for public and national
reviews
• Publish documents that are useful to
teachers, parents, students, and the
community
– Course quality guidelines
– Resources for fulfilling requirement
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Who Was Involved?
• Local School Districts, REMCs, ISDs
– Principals
– Superintendents
– Teachers
• MVU/MVHS
• Professional Organizations
– MACUL
– MASA
• Career & Technical Education
• Higher Ed
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Who Was Involved
• Review Committees
• Web Review
• National Review
– North American Council for Online
Learning
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OSI Curriculum Protocol
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Online Learning Experience
Guidelines
Online Requirement
Guidelines for this learning
experience have been developed
– Credit or non-credit course or learning
experience
OR…
– District has integrated online learning into
each credit area required for graduation
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Capacity
• Internet or intranet access
• Fast, reliable Internet connection, with
a minimum of a 56.6 KBps. (broadband
recommended)
• Sound cards and headphones
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in the Nation
• Michigan is first state to require an
online learning experience
• Frameworks must be in place to
ensure student success
– Teacher professional learning
– Technology
– Quality curriculum
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Assistive Technology
• Software that enlarges the image on
the screen
• Alternative keyboards or mouse-type
devices
• Software that reads back to the user
(screen readers)
• Software that lets the user dictate to
the computer
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Definition of Online Learning
A structured learning activity that
utilizes technology with
intranet/internet-based tools and
resources as the delivery method
for instruction, research,
assessment, and communication.
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3 Ways to Fulfill Requirement
• Take an online course, or
• Participate in an online experience, or
• Participate in online experiences
incorporated into each of the required
credit courses of the Michigan Merit
Curriculum.
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Delivery Formats
• Teacher-Led
– Course delivery via LMS
• Blended Instruction
– Instruction may include F2F, ITV, Video
Conferencing and must have an LMS
component
• Teacher-Facilitated
– Instructor motivates, leads, structures the
experience
• Self-Paced
– Student is solely responsible for learning and
success
• Tutorial types of online instruction
• “Teacherless” courses
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Self-Paced Caveat
If the self-paced course is being
taken for high school credit it is
recommended that this format is
not used by schools as a strategy
to meet the online learning
provision contained in Michigan’s
high school graduation
requirements.
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Duration
Minimum accumulation of 20 hours
in a sustained learning activity.
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District Obligations
• Opportunities in place by 2007-08 school
year to meet all graduation requirements
• If not, proposal for phase-in plan
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Collaboration is the Key
Our Partners
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Higher Education
Local School District Staff
ISD and RESA Consultants
Career and Technical Educators
Special Education and Support Staff
Content and Curriculum Consultants
Professional Organizations
Others
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Find Information on Web
Michigan.gov/highschool (with link to HSCE
site)
http://www.michigan.gov/highschool
Michigan.gov/hsce
http://www.michigan.gov/hsce
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MDE Contact Information
Jeremy M. Hughes, Ph.D.
Deputy Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer
[email protected]
Dr. Yvonne Caamal Canul, Director
Office of School Improvement
[email protected]
Betty Underwood, Assistant Director
Office of School Improvement
[email protected]
Barb Fardell, Manager
Office of Educ. Technology & Data Coordination
[email protected]
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