iNACOL Innovator Awards – Nominate a colleague or organization

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Do you know an individual, team, or body of work deserving of recognition for their contribution to the field of online and blended learning?

Nominations are now open for the 2014 iNACOL Innovator Awards.

These awards recognize innovative practices, new research, and individual achievements in the field of online and blended learning and will be presented at the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium (Nov. 4-7 in Palm Springs, Calif.).

This year, awards will be given in the following categories:

  1. Blended and Online Learning Teacher of the Year
  2. Innovative Blended and Online Learning Practice
  3. Research
  4. Outstanding Individual Contribution to K-12 Blended and Online Learning

Declaration of Intent to Nominate must be received by August 25, 2014.

Completed nomination packets must be submitted by September 10, 2014.

Please read the descriptions, requirements, and instructions to submit your nomination. All submissions must be completed and submitted to [email protected].

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Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute

Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute

The Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute (MVLRI) is a non-biased organization that exists to expand Michigan’s ability to support new learning models, engage in active research to inform new policies in online and blended learning, and strengthen the state’s infrastructures for sharing best practices. MVLRI works with all online learning environments to develop the best practices for the industry as a whole.

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Limited Course Capacity

We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.

With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.

While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3. 

For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.

We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience. 

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.