February 2020
Virtual Reality Learning Initiative (VIRLI)
MAISA would like to take a moment to introduce you to the new VIRLI Project Manager, Karen Hairston.
Karen has worked with our team before, most notably on the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG), where she successfully managed the statewide Device Purchasing Activity, which continues as the REMC Device Purchasing Bid. This bid process has enabled districts across the state to purchase over 950,000 new devices from 2013-2019 at a significant discount!

We are very excited to welcome Karen back to the team and have no doubt she will be a terrific asset to your teams as they implement Virtual Reality through VIRLI in our schools. 

Please contact Karen Hairston, khairston@gomaisa.org , to get your ISD registered or for any existing account questions.

To learn more about this project visit our page at www.gomaisa.org/projects/virli

Important Project Updates 
More VIRLI-exclusive modules are coming soon! The first quarter of 2020 will be bringing enhanced versions of the Trade Skill modules and a collection of new Life Skill modules.
MACUL 2020
VIRLI will be joining the MAISA team at the annual 2020 MACUL Conference in Grand Rapids, on March 11th - 13th.
Project leads, Tommy and Karen, will be presenting on Friday, March 13th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Devos Hall, Gallery Overlook H.
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2020 Annual MACUL Conference
Visit us at MACUL!
MAISA will be hosting session room Devos Hall, Gallery Overlook H on Thursday and Friday during the conference.

Sessions include:

You can also find MAISA/the Michigan Collaboration Hub (MiCH) at Booth 201 .

We look forward to seeing you there!
Professional Learning Opportunities
Don't forget that EduPaths offers FREE professional development with many online courses with free SCECHs too! If you are interested in engaging in these amazing, free resources please visit: EduPaths.org to register and get more information!
REMC's Free March courses begin on Monday, March 2nd. The deadline to register for these classes is February 28th. Register here
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