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September 21, 2016

iNACOL Plugged In | 09.21.16

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Dear Colleagues:

The iNACOL Symposium is only five weeks away. Register to attend the industry’s leading event shaping the future of K-12 education:

The Nellie Mae Education Foundation released a new request for proposals (RFP) for integrated learning systems to advance student-centered learning. A recent iNACOL publication, Student-Centered Learning: Functional Requirements for Integrated Systems to Optimize Learning, details the technical requirements that learning management systems need to shift toward student-centered learning. Download the RFP and share with your networks on Twitter:

Below is the latest events, news and trends across the field of competency-based, blended and online learning.

Upcoming iNACOL Events

September Special Edition Webinar | A Reflection on the Field of K-12 Competency-Based Education and Emerging Issues
September 29, 2016  |  2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.

October Leadership Webinar | Rethinking Systems of Assessments and Building Educator Capacity
October 12, 2016  |  2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.

October Teacher Talk Webinar | Instructional Tools for Personalized Learning: Insights from a Student and Superintendent
October 20, 2016  |  6:00-7:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.

The iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium 2016
October 25-28, 2016 | San Antonio, Texas
Register to attend.

New from iNACOL’s Blog: Education Domain

UN Considers Proposal on Goals and Indicators for Educational System Outcomes and Equity
Today, the United Nations (UN) opens the 71st General Assembly. If you are interested in education systems and policy, you might find it worthwhile to take a look at this 20-page report under review at the UN. I think this report on…

Todd Rose to Keynote 12th Annual iNACOL Symposium
iNACOL is pleased to announce that Todd Rose will keynote the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium on Wednesday, October 26. Todd is the co-founder and president of the Center for Individual Opportunity…

Getting Started with Personalized Learning: Resources for Education Leaders, Teachers and Policymakers
Across the country, states are supporting local efforts to redesign K-12 education around student learning with personalized learning and competency education. By shifting away from an industrial-era education model and toward personalized…

Plugged In Headlines: Other News in Personalized, Competency-Based, Blended and Online Education

What Is Competency Education?
Chris Sturgis, CompetencyWorks

What Do Teachers Need to Truly Challenge Every Kid in the Classroom?
Anya Kamenetz, KQED Mind/Shift

10 High School Redesign Projects Win $100 Million in ‘XQ Super School’ Contest
Catherine Gewertz, Education Week

Building Education Systems to Support the Development of 21st Century Competencies
Christina Russell, Asia Society’s Center for Global Education

Can $10 Million Build the Ideal High School?
Jamie Martines, The Hechinger Report

Apple Announces ‘Everyone Can Code’ Initiative and New Apple Teacher Program
Mary Jo Madda, EdSurge

iNACOL in the News

Personalized Learning in 2016: What’s Working, What’s Missing?
Tom Vander Ark, Education Week
Let’s start with celebration. In the seven years since the 2009 iNACOL Symposium (the event that signaled a new era of blended and personalized learning in U.S. education) we’ve made a lot of progress. Signs of progress…

West Fork Adds Schools of Innovation
Brenda Bernet, Northwest Arkansas Gazette
Conversations are different this school year among seventh- and eighth-graders in English teacher Joey Dickard’s classroom. Dickard is among four middle school teachers spending part of the day in a new Personalized Learning…

Student Voices: Moving Beyond “When I Grow Up…”
JoEllen Lynch, The Huffington Post
A major task for high schools today is to guide students toward postsecondary opportunities. In the best schools, a strong college and career office develops relationships with students and families, presenting them with possible…

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