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October 5, 2016

iNACOL Plugged In | 10.05.16

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Dear Colleagues:

CompetencyWorks released a new report, Reaching the Tipping Point: Insights on Advancing Competency Education in New England. This paper explores K-12 competency-based education policy and practice across six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Download the report and share on Twitter:

  • New @CompetencyWorks report explores #K12 #competencyed #policy & practice across 6 New England states @nacol #CBE

The iNACOL Symposium is only three weeks away. Register to attend the industry’s leading event.

Below are the latest events, news and trends shaping the future of K-12 education.

Upcoming iNACOL Events

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
Registration is open. Click here to register.
For more information:

New from iNACOL’s Blog: Education Domain

ESSA’s Opportunities to Rethink Accountability for Student-Centered Learning
For the first time in decades, states have the opportunity to engage communities in redefining student success and reimagining the future of education. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) opens up flexibility for states to design next…

KAPPA International: The Story of Angelica
Angelica was a model student at KAPPA International. She had a good attitude, did her homework, always went for the extra credit, participated in class, and had a 90 in all of her classes. But then she failed the Earth Science Regents Exam…

CompetencyWorks Releases New Report: Reaching the Tipping Point: Insights on Advancing Competency Education in New England
CompetencyWorks published a new report, titled Reaching the Tipping Point: Insights on Advancing Competency Education in New England. This report explores K-12 competency-based education policy and practice across six…

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

Building Capacity to Serve Off-Track Students with the Barr Foundation
Chris Sturgis, CompetencyWorks

The School that Connects STEM, Badging, and Life Beyond the Classroom
Alec Barron, eSchool News

Using National Parks to Teach Global Competencies
Linda Rosenblum, Education Week

Equity for English Language Learners: Quality Two-Way Immersion
Lilah Ambrosi and Kenneth C. Williams, Getting Smart

What If Students Could Study What They Love, at a Pace that Suits Their Needs?
Nichole Dobo, The Hechinger Report

How to Start and Build an Inclusive Computer Science Program
Deborah Farmer Kris, KQED Mind/Shift

SAD 61 Inches Closer to Proficiency-Based Diploma
Wayne E. Rivet, The Brighton News

San Jose Public School Uses Project-Based Learning to Engage Students
Tara García Mathewson, Education Dive

What Motivates Maker Educators?
Tony Wan, 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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