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March 10, 2017

iNACOL Plugged In | 3.10.17

A final word from the neo-liberals for today.

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Dear Colleagues:

iNACOL is now accepting Requests for Presentation Proposals to present at the iNACOL Symposium, held at the Swan & Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida onOctober 23-25, 2017. The deadline for submitting presentation proposals for the iNACOL Symposium is next Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Submit your presentation proposal here.

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  • Interested in presenting at the @nacol Symposium, Oct. 23-25 in Orlando? Submit your proposal here: #inacol17

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

New from iNACOL’s Blog: Education Domain

What Does Personalized Learning Mean for Students?
Education leaders, parents, teachers, students and communities are sparking conversations around what modern learning environments look like and how schools can best prepare students for postsecondary success. Many are turning…

Preparing Teachers for Personalized Classrooms
One of the necessary steps to ensure a district is creating a student-centered culture rather than one solely driven by standards is to prepare teachers for managing personalized classrooms. Pittsfield School District provided…

What Does Personalized Learning Look Like in Schools?
Schools and districts across the country are realizing the need to move away from the industrial, factory model of K-12 education. Across the country – in fact, around the globe – communities are coming together to explore crucial questions…

Policies for Personalization: Levels, Pace, and Progress
Districts will need to develop a set of policies or guidelines regarding pace. The function of keeping students learning at a meaningful pace (as compared to delivering curriculum) is one of the most important and challenging aspects of…


Upcoming iNACOL Events

March Leadership Webinar | Future-Focused Education Innovations: Insights from Global Leaders
March 15, 2017  |  3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.

March Teacher Talk Webinar | An Introduction to Maker Education for Teachers
March 16, 2017  |  6:00-7:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.

March Special Edition Webinar | Course Access: Improving Student Access to Advanced Coursework and a Well-Rounded Education
March 28, 2017  |  2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.

April Teacher Talk Webinar | How Teachers Are Personalizing Math for Middle School Students
April 20, 2017  |  6:00-7:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.

iNACOL Symposium 2017
October 23-25, 2017  |  Orlando, Florida
Submit your presentation proposal here.
Visit the Symposium website.

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

Competency-Based Education Gains Momentum
Kristi DePaul, CompetencyWorks

Competency-Based Learning for Teachers: Can Micro-Credentials Reboot Professional Development?
Michael B. Horn and Thomas Arnett, Education Next

‘The Only Thing We Held Sacred Was Time’: Why Indianapolis Is Exploring Ways for Kids to Learn at Their Own Pace
Shaina Cavazos, Chalkbeat

At SXSWedu, ‘Mastery-Based’ Lessons Touted as Option for Equity
Sean Cavanagh, Education Week

Personalized Learning: Meeting the Needs of Students with Disabilities
National Center for Learning Disabilities

Which States Are Ready for ESSA?
Priscilla Wohstetter, Darius R. Brown, Megan Duff, Education Week

How Maker Mindsets Can Be An Easy Fit for Rural Schools
Leah Shaffer, KQED Mind/Shift

New Hampshire Benefits From Neighbor as a Leading State
Casey Leins, U.S. News & World Report


iNACOL in the News

5 Examples of Personalized Learning in Action
Laura Ascione, eSchool News
As technology becomes more and more ubiquitous in classrooms across the nation, it is easier than ever for students with different learning styles and needs to create personalized learning environments. A new report from iNACOL gives…

Developing Our Understanding of Personalized Learning
Barbara Kurshan and Jenny Janovitz, Forbes
“Personalized learning” programs and the use of the term “personalized learning” seem to be everywhere in education today. It is understandable why there is such a “big to-do” about it. The achievement gap between students from high…

The 4 Common Characteristics of Personalized Learning
Leila Meyer, THE Journal
Over the last decade, technology has radically altered the way we live, work and communicate, yet many schools continue to follow the industrial age model of education established more than 100 years ago. Personalized learning presents…

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