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April 19, 2017

iNACOL Plugged In | 4.19.17

From the neo-liberals to end the day.

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International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)

Dear Colleagues:

Attendee registration is now open for the iNACOL Symposium held on October 23-25, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. This year’s theme is Personalizing Learning: Equity, Access, Quality. Register to attend the iNACOL Symposium here and share this with your peers on Twitter:

  • Attend the leading conference transforming #K12 #edu. Registration for #iNACOL17 is now open, Oct. 23-25 in Orlando!

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

Upcoming iNACOL Events

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.

April Special Edition Webinar | An Overview of K-12 Competency-Based Education for Education Leaders and Teachers
April 27, 2017  |  3:00-4:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.

iNACOL Symposium 2017
October 23-25, 2017  |  Orlando, Florida
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Plugged In Headlines: Other News in Personalized, Competency-Based, Blended and Online Education

Getting Results at Lindblom
Chris Sturgis, CompetencyWorks

Early Research Proves Positive for State’s Education Reform
Lola Duffort, Concord Monitor

Why Diversity in Schools Is Critical to Our Democracy
Mark Anderson, The Hechinger Report

Teacher-Centered Versus Learner-Centered Learning
Katie Varatta, KnowledgeWorks

Making Equity a First Principle of Personalized Learning
Julia Freeland Fisher, Christensen Institute

Balancing Internal and External Expertise in Professional Learning
Derek Wenmouth, CORE Education (New Zealand)

Does the World Need People Who Understand Problems, or Who Can Solve Them?
Dirk Van Damme, Education & Skills Today

Starting with the “Why” in Personalized Learning
Betheny Gross, Center for Reinventing Public Education

3 Keys to Shifting the K-12 Education Landscape
Autumn A. Arnett, Education Dive

New from iNACOL’s Blog: Education Domain

What Does Personalized Learning Mean for Teachers?
As families, communities, parents, teachers and students around the country have deep conversations around how to transform schools to better prepare each student for future success, many schools are implementing personalized…

How Can Families and Communities Support Personalized Learning?
Families, communities, teachers, parents and students around the country are coming together to explore how schools can better prepare students for postsecondary success. They are examining the promise of personalized…

What Is Competency Education?
Competency education, an educator-led reform, is taking root in districts and schools across the United States and around the world. At the same time, new and innovative school models are developing and scaling, contributing to our…

Continuous Improvement and Innovation
It is no surprise that Chugach School District received the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Award in its seventh year after creating a performance-based system. Competency education creates the conditions for continuous…

iNACOL in the News

New Profit Launches Two Education Initiatives Aimed at Inclusive Social Entrepreneurship and Personalized Learning
New Profit
New Profit, a venture philanthropy organization that helps bold problem solvers break through to transform lives, communities, and systems, has announced it will launch two capacity building initiatives: the Personalized Learning Initiative…

Six Tips for Making Personalized Learning Work
Esther Ntuli, ASCD
Without a clear definition aligned to a toolkit of instructional supports, teachers will struggle to integrate personalized learning into their classroom curriculums. Based on my own teaching experiences and research-based literature review…

Getting Smart Podcast | The Voices of the iNACOL Symposium
Catherine Wedgwood, Getting Smart
Last year our team was lucky enough to attend the Symposium to coordinate the Voices Hub, where we recorded attendees’ thoughts on education for our podcast. Knowing that there are so many professional development opportunities…

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