News: NMC offering free mini-courses for educators in STEM fields

From the New Media Consortium: The rebranded NMC Academy launched publicly today, a not-for-profit hub for education-related professional development. The mission of the project from its inception has been to provide busy teachers and other learning professionals with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills online, to explore new ways of delivering online learning, and to generally push the […]

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Introducing the VPT MathSite

The VPT MathSite is a new website that provides users with free, supplemental online resources that help prepare them for the Virginia Placement Test-Math. The VPT Mathsite was developed with funds from a DOL TAACCCT grant to support, among other initiatives, the VCCS’s Developmental Math redesign efforts. A group of talented VCCS Math faculty selected high quality online resources aligned to the […]

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Technology and Teacher Education Initiative

This is a free, one day workshop launching what is called the Technology and Teacher Education Initiative (TEI), which is hosted by SITE and Microsoft Partners in Learning. SITE has invited leaders from teacher educator associations representing Science Education (ASTE), Mathematics Education (AMTE), English/Language Arts (NCTE / CEE) and Social Studies (NCSS / CUFA) to attend the workshop on October 3rd, 2012 […]

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The $17K Baccalaureate

Finding ways to lower the cost of education for Virginia community college students is an urgent goal of the VCCS, including the challenge of offering a “$20, 0000 bachelor’s” to Virginia students. A new partnership between the VCCS and Western Governors University accomplishes this, for $3000 less.  This new agreement offers community college students a faster pathway to a Nursing […]

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VMI Math Forum

The VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics will be hosting a series of three annual conferences on K-20 STEM Education.  The first will be held on October  1-3, 2012 with a focus on mathematics as the gateway to STEM Success.  This conference includes a track focused on digital learning, as well as a plenary session dedicated to the same topic.  The […]

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