Four past and current Michigan Virtual Online Teachers of the Year have been invited to participate in the Network of Michigan Educators (NME). The invitees are 2008 Online Teacher of the Year, Lorri MacDonald; 2009 Online Teacher of the Year, Melanie Laber; and 2010 Online Teachers of the Year, Molly Bruzewski and Andrew Vanden Heuvel.
The NME is comprised of only distinguished Michigan Educators who have received state and/or national recognition, such as the Michigan Teacher of the Year, Milken National Educator Award, Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Program, Principal of the Year or Superintendent of the Year. The mission of the NME is to improve teaching and learning by connecting recognized educators as a resource to inform practice, research and policy.
Having distinguished online educators participate in the Network of Michigan Educators helps build their capacity to think about new and innovative delivery models. These individuals were also invited to attend the upcoming NME conference being held on Dec. 9-10 in Lansing. The theme for this year’s event is Teachers as Change Agents.
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.