“I believe I was selected as a finalist not because I am the best online teacher,” Andrew Vanden Heuvel said, “but because of my enthusiasm for online education and its power to transform how we approach teaching and learning in our nation.”
Andrew, an Michigan Virtual physics and astronomy instructor, is a finalist for National Online Teacher of the Year. He was recently profiled by The Muskegon Chronicle in Online Teacher Andrew Vanden Heuvel reaches for the stars and national award.
Andrew was named Michigan Virtual Online Teacher of the Year, along with Molly Bruzewski, in December. The announcement of the 2011 National Online Teacher of the Year will be made March 10 at the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Teaching and Learning Symposium in Atlanta. The national award is cosponsored by the SREB and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL).
About Michigan Virtual
Michigan Virtual is a private, nonprofit Michigan corporation established by the State of Michigan in 1998 to serve as a champion for online learning. It is the parent organization of the Michigan Virtual for Students and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute.