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April 10, 2014

Webinar in 1 Week | Keeping Students Engaged Over the Summer

Also from Tuesday’s inbox…

Dear Michael:

Students are signing up for summer school right now.
Join us on Tuesday, April 15th at 12 pm EDT to explore summer learning opportunities available to your students.

FREE Webinar: Catching Rays and Getting A’s – Online Summer Learning

Sign up online – http://TheVirtualHighSchool.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=397ee1fcc156d8f58be28024e&id=6cb21aae0a&e=2e24c51fd3
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Summer will be here before you know it. Collaborative online learning is the perfect way to keep students on-the-go engaged, challenged and competitive while off campus.

Educators and Administrators are Encouraged to Attend
Explore the benefits of online summer studies including:

• Anywhere courses for everywhere learning
• Opportunities to prep for fall with courses like Pre-Calculus, or to make more room for AP and electives by getting Phys Ed requirement over the summer
• A cooperative study model that relies on peer engagement, collective ideas and highly qualified teacher instruction
• The chance for students to sample independent learning without the demands of a full-course load
• Earning credits and staying academically engaged through enrichment courses
• Credit recovery options for students looking to graduate on time
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In just 1 week….

NAME: Catching Rays and Getting A’s – Online Summer Learning
DATE: Tuesday, April 15th at 12pm EDT
REGISTER: http://TheVirtualHighSchool.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=397ee1fcc156d8f58be28024e&id=2e571c8fc2&e=2e24c51fd3

We look forward to having you log on!

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About The Virtual High School – www.TheVirtualHighSchool.org
Founded in 1996, our non-profit is considered by many to be the pioneer of online learning. We have set the standard for high-quality education by partnering with schools to offer a variety of online learning solutions. Our programs include supplemental courses in AP®, Honors, Gifted & Talented, College & Career readiness and unique electives; a full-time online education program for schools; and customized blended learning programs that meet individualized needs.
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We provide you with periodic news, events and promotions about online courses and 21st century teaching.

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The Virtual High School
4 Clock Tower Place
Maynard, MA 01754
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April 9, 2014

Making Learning Personal in High Schools

More from the neo-liberals…

 

 

The Alliance for Excellent Education and
the National Association of Secondary School Principals

Invite You to Attend a Briefing

 

Making Learning Personal in High Schools:
The Role of Secondary School Leaders

 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

902 Hart Senate Office Building

Washington, DC

(Lunch available at 11:30 a.m.; program begins promptly at 11:45 a.m.)

 

Participants

Mark Anderson, PhD, Principal, Marshall Fundamental Secondary School (Pasadena, CA)

Jonathan Brice, EdD, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, U.S. Department of Education (invited)

Carol Conklin-Spillane, Principal, Sleepy Hollow High School (Sleepy Hollow, NY)

Kevin Grawer, Principal, Maplewood Richmond Heights High School (St. Louis, MO)

Phillip Lovell,Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Alliance for Excellent Education

Barbara-Jane Paris, President, NASSP Board of Directors, Round Rock Independent School District (Austin, TX)

 

Please join the Alliance for Excellent Education and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) for a discussion about the role of leadership in creating dynamic personalized learning environments that have produced continuous growth in student proficiency over the past three years. The MetLife Foundation–NASSP Breakthrough Schools project identifies, showcases, and recognizes middle and high schools that are achieving at high levels or dramatically improving student achievement while serving a large number of students who are most at risk of dropping out.

 

The panel discussion will highlight three schools—Marshall Fundamental Secondary School (CA), Sleepy Hollow High School (NY), and Maplewood Richmond Heights High School (MO)—that have been recognized by the Breakthrough Schools project in 2014 for exemplifying the core areas of personalization, collaborative leadership, and access to a rigorous and differentiated curriculum for all students.

 

RSVP by Monday, April 28, 2014.

 

Space is limited. Acceptances ONLY, on a “first-come” basis, with subject line

“RSVP: May 1 Briefing” to all4ed@all4ed.org,
or contact Shawnice Hood at (202) 828-0828.

 

The Alliance for Excellent Education and NASSP offer a special thank you to U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, honorary host of this event.

 

This event is closed to press.

 

This webinar is made possible with support from

 

 

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC–based national policy and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those who are traditionally underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.www.all4ed.org

 Follow the Alliance on Twitter (www.twitter.com/all4ed); Facebook (www.facebook.com/all4ed); and the Alliance’s “High School Soup” blog (www.all4ed.org/blog).

 

 

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and national voice for principals, assistant principals, and all school leaders in middle level and high schools from across the United States and in 36 countries. The association connects and engages school leaders through advocacy, research, education, and student programs. NASSP advocates on behalf of all school leaders to ensure the success of each student and strengthens school leadership practices through the design and delivery of high quality professional learning experiences.

 Follow NASSP on Twitter (www.twitter.com/nassp); Facebook (www.facebook.com/principals); and the Principal’s Policy Blog (www.nasspblogs.org/principalspolicy).

 
Alliance for Excellent Education
1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 901
Washington, DC 20036

Special iNACOL Webinar, 4/10 – Highlights from CCSSO’s Innovation Lab Network: How Competency-Based Education is Transforming Assessment and Accountability Systems in Schools

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)

CCSSO Innovation Lab Network Webinar Series: 

How Competency-Based Education is Transforming Assessment and Accountability Systems in Schools

 

 

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Thursday, April 10th, 3:00pm – 4:00pm ET
 (register)
 

The Council of Chief State School Officers’ Innovation Lab Network (ILN) is a group of states taking action to establish comprehensive systems of formative and summative assessment, including performance-based measures of deeper learning that provide meaningful measures of college and career readiness throughout a student’s education.

CCSSO and iNACOL have partnered to present a series of three webinars that highlight innovative practices in various states and school districts, as well as the work of the ILN.

This final webinar in the series will focus on the assessment and accountability systems in place to support and maintain a competency-based education system.

The webinar will feature an educational leader from Kentucky who will discuss measures for tracking student progress and growth, the various formative and summative assessments systems that are now in place, measuring teacher effectiveness, and the variety of reports utilized by administrators and teachers to indicate progress towards common goals. Various assessment tools will be shared that can be modified and utilized in other schools and districts with a similar vision.

(Read more about CCSSO’s Innovation Lab Network here.)


This webinar is free to attend, but please register HERE for final details and login information.

Speakers

  • Carmen Coleman, Danville School District, Kentucky
  • Erica Stofanak, MSEd, Rochester School Department, Curriculum Instruction & Assessment Coach, Rochester School District, Maine
  • Beth Colby, Senior Program Associate, CCSSO Innovation Lab Network

CCSSO Innovation Lab Network Webinar Series:

  • 04/01   Transforming Systems Through Policy, Practice and Structure (recording)
  • 04/03  Transforming Teaching and Learning through Competency-Based Education (recording)
  • 04/10  How Competency-Based Education is Transforming Assessment and Accountability Systems in Schools (register now)
About iNACOL
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. To learn more about iNACOL, please visit http://inacol.org.

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An Innovators in Online Learning Webinar: A Flipped Organic Chemistry Classroom: What Should it Look Like and Is It Effective?

And another item from Monday’s inbox…

A Flipped Organic Chemistry Classroom: What Should it Look Like and Is It Effective?
Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:00 PM EDT

Flipping the Classroom has become increasingly popular in a variety of disciplines. But flipping some subject areas, such as science, is challenging. Is it possible to create quality online content when teaching an advanced, rigorous course like organic chemistry?

Join us to see how Matthew Smith, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Walters State Community College, flipped his organic chemistry classroom, the technology tools that he used to make it possible, and the overall effectiveness of his flipped course.

Don’t miss this free webinar. Register today!

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A Flipped Organic Chemistry Classroom: What Should it Look Like and Is It Effective? Thursday, April 10 1:00 PM EDT Register Now

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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April 8, 2014

Reminder: iNACOL Webinar | 4/9 – Protecting Student Privacy in Blended and Online Learning: New FERPA Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education

Something from the neo-liberals…

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International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)

Webinar: Protecting Student Privacy in Blended and Online Learning — New FERPA Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education

iNACOL Leadership Webinar Series

Wednesday, April 9th, 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET (register)
There is public concern about how technology is changing the way data are collected and used. Blended and online learning environments, and digital learning tools, can provide teachers with powerful tools for personalized learning and data-driven, individualized instruction. Proper policies, oversight and protections for privacy and security of student data is essential in highly personalized learning environments.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is the federal law that protects personally identifiable information from students’ education records from unauthorized disclosure. The US Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) recently issued new FERPA guidance specific to online learning environments, Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Requirements and Best Practices.
The document addresses privacy and security considerations relating to computer software, mobile apps, and web-based tools provided by a third-party to a school or district that students and/or their parents access via the Internet and use as part of a school activity. Examples include online services that students use to access class readings, to view their learning progression, to watch video demonstrations, to comment on class activities, or to complete their homework.
In this iNACOL Leadership Webinar, Frank Miller, Team Lead for the U.S. Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance Office (FPCO), and Ross Lemke, Technical Assistance Manager at the U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center, will provide an overview of the guidance and answer questions about its applicability to different blended and online learning environments. Themy Sparangis, Chief Technology Director for the Los Angeles Unified School District, will speak about the impact and use of privacy policies from a district perspective. The webinar will be moderated by Maria Worthen, iNACOL’s Vice President of Federal and State Policy.


This webinar is free to attend, but please register HERE for final details and login information.

Speakers

  • Frank Miller, U.S. Department of Education
  • Ross Lemke, U.S. Department of Education
  • Themy Sparangis, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Maria Worthen, iNACOL
About iNACOL
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. To learn more about iNACOL, please visit http://inacol.org.
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