Full Sail University and Midway Elementary School Announce Education Partnership

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Full Sail University (http://www.fullsail.edu) is proud to announce an educational partnership with Midway Elementary School of the Arts, located in Seminole County, Florida. The partnership, which will run through the 2010-2011 academic year, will be centered on Full Sail’s professional development curriculum, and will introduce the Midway staff and faculty to progressive concepts in 21st century learning.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit www.fullsail.edu.

“Full Sail is very excited about the partnership with Midway Elementary and the professional development we will provide by infusing 21st century learning skills and technology integration," said Dr. Holly Ludgate.

Full Sail University (fullsail.edu) is proud to announce an educational partnership with Midway Elementary School of the Arts, located in Seminole County, Florida. The partnership, which will run through the 2010-2011 academic year, will be centered on Full Sail’s professional development curriculum, and will introduce the Midway staff and faculty to progressive concepts in 21st century learning.

On October 18, Midway staff accompanied educators from Full Sail’s Education Media Design & Technology Master of Science Online Degree Program to provide the teachers with professional development training as a part of Seminole County Public Schools’ Professional Development Workday.

There are three additional events scheduled to take place on Midway’s campus before the close of 2010, in which Full Sail educators will help to further the education of the Midway staff, and assist the teachers within their individual classrooms.

“This partnership will help our school better utilize Web 2.0 technologies – from wikis to blogs to podcasts – so that our students can transfer their learning beyond the walls of the classroom to a global audience,” said Kristina Marshall, principal of Midway.

“Full Sail is very excited about the partnership with Midway Elementary and the professional development we will provide by infusing 21st century learning skills and technology integration,” said Dr. Holly Ludgate, Full University’s Education Media Design & Technology Master of Science Online Degree Program Director. “We believe this will be the start of a transformational shift in professional development for Midway teachers and their students.”

About Full Sail University:
Since 1979, Full Sail University, located outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 34,500 alumni, graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy® and GRAMMY®-winning projects, best-selling video games, and #1 grossing U.S. concert tours. Full Sail's 191-acre campus and online education platform proudly welcomes over 12,400 students from 50 states and 49 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 28 campus and online degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design and Recording Engineering; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Art, Game Design, Game Development, Graphic Design, Internet Marketing, Music Business, Music Production, Recording Arts, Show Production, and Web Design & Development; Master of Science Degrees in Education Media Design & Technology, Game Design, Entertainment Business, and Internet Marketing; and Master of Fine Arts Degrees in Creative Writing and Media Design.

Full Sail was named the 2008 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The university has also been previously named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.edu.

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