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Eighteen Massachusetts teachers epitomize the dedication and hard work that Teacher Appreciation Week celebrates. These eighteen educators are enrolled in the “Teaching and Developing an Online High School Course: Fundamentals” course offered by the Office of Digital Learning. Recognizing the value of digital learning, these teachers are taking the initiative to design and develop innovative online and blended courses tailored to meet their students’ needs.

President Obama proclaimed May 1 through May 7 to be Teacher Appreciation Week. This week is dedicated to celebrate “the women and men standing in front of classrooms in all corners of our country – from cities to reservations to rural towns – [who] vest America’s daughters and sons with the hard skills they will need to put their dreams within reach and to inspire them to dream even bigger.” Schools and classrooms across the country are following his example by honoring teachers with gifts, speeches, and other recognition – including celebrations online. As Teacher Appreciation Week celebrations extend to the digital world, it’s worth recognizing local teachers who are bringing their work to the digital world as well.

Eighteen Massachusetts teachers epitomize the dedication and hard work that Teacher Appreciation Week celebrates. These eighteen educators are enrolled in the Teaching and Developing an Online High School Course: Fundamentals course offered by the Office of Digital Learning. Recognizing the value of digital learning, these teachers are taking the initiative to design and develop innovative online and blended courses tailored to meet their students’ needs.

Each participant has put in an extensive amount of work in addition to their many other professional and personal responsibilities. With those skills they’re leveraging digital tools to build courses that draw on students’ strengths while providing the support they need to succeed.

Teacher Appreciation Week is only seven days long, but these teachers will dedicate nine months to developing online courses for Massachusetts high school students. Their hard work will result in eighteen rigorous course units teaching everything from World History to Calculus to Photography – all bringing students together to learn online and master the skills they need to be successful in life. As the course progresses, teachers’ commitment continue to create innovative ways to keep inspiring students to dream big.

The Office of Digital Learning and The Northeast Comprehensive Center would like to thank the teachers from the following schools for their hard work and continued dedication:

Auburn High School

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical School

Easton High School

Holbrook High School

Masconomet High School

Southeastern Regional High School

Tantasqua High School

Weston High School

If teachers from your school would like to join the next cohort, contact the Office of Digital Learning.

Thank you for continuing to inspire students every day of the year!

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The Northeast Comprehensive Center provides support to the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) to assist agency leaders in designing and leading priority initiatives identified by Commissioner Mitchell Chester and key education leaders. Our work is carried out over time with ongoing assistance provided to building leadership, structural, and systems capacity to help ESE meet its aims.

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