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MPSD has two teachers named to MDE’s Digital Teacher Academy

Photo of L. Sharp   Photo of C. Smith

Two Meridian Public School District teachers were recently selected to be a part of MDE’s Digital Teacher Academy. Cassandra Smith, a 4th-grade teacher at Parkview Elementary, and LaVesha Sharp, a 5th-grade teacher at Oakland Heights Elementary were selected to participate in this year-long cohort. 

Each region in the state was offered 50 slots by MDE and MPSD has two educators selected for the challenge. The academy is designed to support classroom teachers as they implement digital instructional practices in their classrooms and become technology leaders in their schools. 

The Digital Teacher Academy will provide teachers with an in-depth look at the components of digital learning, as outlined in the MS Digital Learning Instructional Guide. Each learning opportunity, whether in-person or virtual, will include a deep dive into the component, strategies, and/or digital tools to support the component, and an opportunity to reflect on current and future implementation.

Some of the topics that will focus on are:

  • Overview of the Digital Learning Instructional Guide
  • Action Learning & Engagement
  • Formative Assessment & Feedback
  • Action Planning & Graduation
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Standards-Aligned Content & Tools
  • Accessibility