From Thursday’s inbox…
On Friday, August 31st, iNACOL will present a special webinar focused on the ‘Race to the Top’ – District program recently introduced by the U.S. Department of Education. The discussion will cover the essential role of digital learning in developing a successful application.
This webinar will run from 4-5pm ET that day and will provide an overview of the grant competition, http://www2.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-district/index.html. At the end of this webinar, you will better understand the application process, its programmatic goals, and understand the role of online and blended learning in the next generation digital learning approaches.
Presenters will include: Reg Leichty of EducationCounsel, John Bailey of Digital Learning Now!, Linda Pittenger of CCSSO, and Any Calkins of Next Generation Learning Challenges. Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, will moderate. All will provide ideas and suggestions for successful RTT-D applications.
Please register at: http://bit.ly/O93AzG
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* Note: If you think you may apply for this grant, please complete this simple “Intent to Apply” form by August 30 at: http://www2.ed.gov/surveys/intent-rttd.html.
* iNACOL has put together a quick list of resources that may be helpful in writing your grant application here: http://inacol.wikispaces.com/RTT-D.