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July 13, 2017

iNACOL Releases New Report: Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners: Promising Practices and Considerations for Teaching and Learning

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iNACOL Publishes New Report on Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners

 

Today, iNACOL published a new report: Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners: Promising Practices and Considerations for Teaching and Learning, which highlights promising practices and trends in new designs to advance learning for English language learner (ELL) students.

This paper shares case studies and examples from schools and programs creating personalized, competency-based learning environments for ELL students, and promising practices and considerations on designing ideal learning environments for ELL success. It is intended for practitioners, including educators and education leaders, who want to advance next generation learning models to reach every student.
Susan Patrick, iNACOL President and CEO, said, “To provide English language learners with an equitable, high-quality, and holistic education, there needs to be a shift away from one-size-fits-all approaches to empowering educators with modern instructional strategies, tools and research-based practices for personalizing learning for student success. ELL students are the fastest growing and largest student subgroup in our public schools today. We are in early stages of examining how educators designing next generation learning models can transform teaching and learning for ELL students. We have the opportunity to help all ELL students succeed, reverse the trend and close the achievement gap between ELL and non-ELL students.”

Download a full copy of Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners: Promising Practices and Considerations for Teaching and Learninghere.
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  • JUST RELEASED: New @nacol Report on Next Generation #Learning Models for English Language #Learners http://ow.ly/Fx7P30d3K9f #ELL #NextGenEd
  • New @nacol #ELL Report highlights promising practices in #NextGenEd to advance learning for ELL students http://ow.ly/Fx7P30d3K9f


About iNACOL

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. 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. Visit our websitelike us on Facebookconnect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.

 

 

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July 12, 2017

iNACOL Plugged In | 07.12.17

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iNACOL PLUGGED IN 07.12.17

Dear Colleagues:

iNACOL published a new report: Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners: Promising Practices and Considerations for Teaching and Learning, which highlights promising practices and trends in new designs to advance learning for English language learner (ELL) students. Here is a blogpost sharing highlights from the report, and below are sample tweets to share this new report with your colleagues:

  • New Report from @nacol: Next Generation #Learning Models for English Language #Learners http://ow.ly/Fx7P30d3K9f #ELL #NextGenEd
  • New Report from @nacol highlights promising practices to advance #learning for #ELL students http://ow.ly/Fx7P30d3K9f

Tomorrow (July 13, 2017) is the last day to receive early-bird discounts on iNACOL Symposium registration. Register today to save on attendee registration pricing, and please consider sharing this notice with your peers on Twitter:

  • Register for #iNACOL17 event w early-bird pricing thru 7/13. Exploring #CBE, #PL, #online & #blended learning http://ow.ly/10peTP @nacol

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

New from iNACOL’s Blog: Education Domain

New Report on Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners
Next generation learning models hold promise for meeting the needs of English language learner (ELL) students and supporting them towards lifelong success. iNACOL released a new report: Next Generation Learning Models for English…

Vermont: Comprehensive Policies of Personalization and Proficiency-Based Learning
Vermont understands that personalization and proficiency-based education go hand-in-hand. In order to allow greater flexibility, schools need processes in place that create greater accountability for students to reach proficiency…

Assessment Literacy to Support Competency-based Education Systems and Other Deeper Learning Efforts
Assessment literacy has traditionally evoked measurement principles such as validity and reliability accompanied by complex equations, statistical terms, and images of normal curves, ogives, and error bands. We now conceptualize…

Making Educator Professional Learning Personalized and Competency-Based through Micro-Credentials
Transformation of K-12 education systems to student-centered learning will require redesigning educator preparation and development systems to become personalized and competency-based. What are strategies to consider for building…

Upcoming iNACOL Events

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

Reciprocal Accountability for Transformative Change: New Hampshire’s Performance Assessment of Competency Education
Scott F. Marion, Jonathan Vander Els, Paul Leather, Voices in Urban Education

Bringing Voices Together for Competency Education and Performance Assessment
Laurie Gagnon, CompetencyWorks

What I Learned at CompetencyWorks’s National Summit: Let’s End the Tradeoff Between Accountability and Teacher Professionalism
Tony Monfiletto, New Mexico Center for School Leadership

Pushing the Boundaries: Positive Youth Development and School Design
JoEllen Lynch, edCircuit

Educators Explore Personalized Learning at Punahou Lab School
Rachel Breitweser, Punahou School

Smart Machines, Jobs and the Future of Readiness
Jason Swanson, KnowledgeWorks

Reimagining Failure: ‘Last-Change’ Schools Are the Future of American High Schools
Natalie Gross, The Hechinger Report

Traditional on the Outside, Changing on the Inside
Matt Koucky (student), The Bridge

The Greatest Challenge to Scaling Competency-Based Learning
Sajan George, Education Week

iNACOL in the News

How Diplomas Based on Skill Acquisition, Not Credits Earned, Could Change Education
Lillian Mongeau, The Hechinger Report
Algebra was not Kylee Elderkin’s favorite subject at the beginning of the school year. “I was a little behind,” said Kylee, 14. “I wouldn’t understand.” The Nokomis Regional High School ninth grader said she used to routinely miss key skills…

The Future of Proficiency-Based Education
Lillian Mongeau, The Hechinger Report
Abi Thornton, Olivia Feeley and Jack Romano were considering every angle as they worked through a diagnosis of their patient, Mr. Krabs. The 65-year-old Krabs presented with chest pain and excessive sweating. Those symptoms…

Online Classes for K-12 Students: 10 Research Reports You Need to Know
Benjamin Herold, Education Week
From Advanced Placement courses offered by state-run virtual schools to credit recovery classes delivered via third-party software, supplemental online education courses have exploded in K-12 education. To help policymakers…

Online Classes for K-12 Students: An Overview
Benjamin Herold, Education Week
Millions of K-12 students now spend time taking online classes. But what those experiences look like, the reasons such courses are offered, and the entities that provide them all vary tremendously. And despite the rapid proliferation of online…

Why There’s Little Consistency in Defining Competency-Based Education
Tony Wan, EdSurge
Grit. Open. Disruptive innovation. Powerful ideas that seem simple in print quickly take on new, and potentially divergent, meanings as they are applied to policy and practice. Some terms, including “open,” get appended to specific…

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July 11, 2017

iNACOL Symposium 2017 | Early-Bird Registration Discounts End July 13, 2017

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iNACOL Symposium 2017 - Transforming Systems + Changing Lives - October 15-18, 2017 Charlotte, North Carolina

Dear Colleagues,

Only three days remain to take advantage of early-bird registration discounts for the iNACOL Symposium. The discounted rate ends on July 13, 2017. Register to attend the iNACOL Symposium today. 

Take advantage of early-bird registration discounts to attend the iNACOL Symposium onOctober 23-25, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Attendee registration is now open and early-bird registration discounts are available until July 13, 2017.

Don’t miss out on early-bird pricing discounts. Register to attend the iNACOL Symposium today.

Share with your colleagues and networks on Twitter:

  • Register for #iNACOL17 w/ early-bird pricing thru 7/13. Exploring #CBE, #PL, #online and #blended learning: http://ow.ly/10peTP @nacol
  • Early discount to register #inacol17 in FL. Theme: “Personalizing Learning: #Equity, Access, Quality” http://ow.ly/10peTP @nacol

For more information about the iNACOL Symposium, see:

Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando.

About the iNACOL Symposium

The iNACOL Symposium is the premier learning conference for those advancing powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences and shaping the future of K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. On October 23-25, 2017, iNACOL’s annual conference will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of powerful, personalized learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world, including leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field. Attendees will find invaluable networking opportunities; access to expertise, analysis, the latest trends and research; and thought-provoking interactive sessions for leaders shaping the future of education. The Symposium includes hundreds of engaging interactive sessions, with tags to guide attendees toward highly relevant professional learning opportunities. Learn more on the iNACOL Symposium website.

About iNACOL 

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. 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 competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebookconnect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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July 7, 2017

iNACOL Symposium | Reminder: Now Accepting Nominations for iNACOL Innovator Awards

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iNACOL Symposium 2017 - Transforming Systems + Changing Lives - October 15-18, 2017 Charlotte, North Carolina

Dear Colleagues,

Each year, iNACOL honors and celebrates education pioneers for their work in personalized, competency-based education. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 iNACOL Innovator Awards, which will be announced at the iNACOL Symposium in Orlando, Florida onOctober 23-25, 2017.

Nominations are now open for the following iNACOL Innovator Awards:

  1. iNACOL Teacher of the Year
  2. Outstanding Individual Contribution to Personalized Learning

Additional information, including eligibility requirements and nomination forms, is available on the iNACOL Innovator Awards page of our website.

Please submit a notice of your intent to nominate by 8:00 p.m. ET on August 25, 2017. Final nomination packages are due by 8:00 p.m. ET on September 8, 2017. Please send all intents to nominate and any questions to awards@inacol.org.

Share with your colleagues:

  • Nominate a #teacher #edleader for #inacol17 Innovator Awards! @nacol is now accepting applications: http://ow.ly/kxXG301ws3e
  • iNACOL is now accepting applications for @nacol Innovator Awards! Nominate a #teacher or #edleader here: http://ow.ly/kxXG301ws3e

We look forward to seeing you at the iNACOL Symposium.

About the iNACOL Symposium 

The iNACOL Symposium is the premier learning conference for those advancing powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences and shaping the future of K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. On October 23-25, 2017, iNACOL’s annual conference will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of powerful, personalized learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world, including leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field. Attendees will find invaluable networking opportunities; access to expertise, analysis, the latest trends and research; and thought-provoking interactive sessions for leaders shaping the future of education. The Symposium includes hundreds of engaging interactive sessions, with tags to guide attendees toward highly relevant professional learning opportunities. Learn more on the iNACOL Symposium website.

About iNACOL 

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. 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 competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebookconnect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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June 30, 2017

iNACOL Symposium 2017 | Early-Bird Registration Discounts End July 13, 2017

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iNACOL Symposium 2017 - Transforming Systems + Changing Lives - October 15-18, 2017 Charlotte, North Carolina

Dear Colleagues,

Only two weeks remain to take advantage of early-bird registration discounts for the iNACOL Symposium. The discounted rate ends on July 13, 2017. Register to attend the iNACOL Symposium today. 

Take advantage of early-bird registration discounts (before the end of this year’s fiscal year) to attend the iNACOL Symposium on October 23-25, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Attendee registration is now open and early-bird registration discounts are available until July 13, 2017.

Don’t miss out on early-bird pricing discounts. Register to attend the iNACOL Symposium today.

Share with your colleagues and networks on Twitter:

  • Register for #iNACOL17 w/ early-bird pricing thru 7/13. Exploring #CBE, #PL, #online and #blended learning: http://ow.ly/10peTP @nacol
  • Early discount to register #inacol17 in FL. Theme: “Personalizing Learning: #Equity, Access, Quality” http://ow.ly/10peTP @nacol

For more information about the iNACOL Symposium, see:

Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to seeing you in Orlando.

About the iNACOL Symposium

The iNACOL Symposium is the premier learning conference for those advancing powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences and shaping the future of K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. On October 23-25, 2017, iNACOL’s annual conference will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of powerful, personalized learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world, including leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field. Attendees will find invaluable networking opportunities; access to expertise, analysis, the latest trends and research; and thought-provoking interactive sessions for leaders shaping the future of education. The Symposium includes hundreds of engaging interactive sessions, with tags to guide attendees toward highly relevant professional learning opportunities. Learn more on the iNACOL Symposium website.

About iNACOL 

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. 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 competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our website, like us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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