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August 17, 2017

REMINDER: iNACOL Webinar | 8/22: Competency Education: A Reflection on the Field and Future Directions

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SPECIAL EDITION WEBINAR 

Competency Education: A Reflection on the Field and Future Directions

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (register)

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, iNACOL andCompetencyWorks will be hosting a webinar to examine the state of the field of competency-based education.

Schools and districts across the United States are realizing the promise of competency-based education – transforming the culture and structure of the traditional time-based system into one that is designed to help every student succeed.

Join this webinar to hear CompetencyWorks co-founders and competency-based education experts Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis reflect on the current state of the field of K-12 competency-based education. Gain an understanding of developments happening across the field. The presenters will share reflections and highlights from the National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education, explore areas of growth for the field, identify emerging issues and provide insights to inform the future direction of competency-based education.

Susan Patrick said, “The field of competency-based education is expanding and evolving across the United States to redesign K-12 education for advancing achievement and dramatically increasing student success. It is important to reflect on developments and where the field is going to ensure quality and equity in the journey to transform K-12 education.”

This webinar is free to attend — register here for the webinar.

Webinar Title: Competency Education: A Reflection on the Field and Future Directions

Presenters:

Share this Webinar on Twitter: 

  • Join @nacol & @CompetencyWorks for #webinar on the state of #CompetencyEd w/ @susandpatrick & @sturgis_chrishttp://ow.ly/wzQf30dL2my #CBE

About CompetencyWorks

CompetencyWorks is an online resource dedicated to providing information and knowledge about competency education in the K-12 education system. Drawing on lessons learned by innovators and early adopters, CompetencyWorks shares original research, knowledge and a variety of perspectives through an informative blog with practitioner knowledge, policy advancements, papers on emerging issues and a wiki with resources curated from across the field. CompetencyWorks also offers a blog on competency education in higher education so that the sectors can learn from each other and begin to align systems across K-12, higher education and the workplace. Visit the website and follow CompetencyWorks on Twitter: @CompetencyWorks.

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 LinkedInand follow us on twitter.

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August 15, 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.

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  • 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. If you haven’t yet registered to attend, click here to register today.

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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August 11, 2017

iNACOL Webinar | 8/29: Promising Practices in Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners

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SPECIAL EDITION WEBINAR 

Promising Practices in Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET (register)

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will be hosting a Special Edition webinar to explore next generation learning models for English language learner (ELL) students.

In schools across the United States, next generation learning models are beginning to transform learning for English Language Learners (ELLs) with personalized, competency-based education.

A recent iNACOL report, Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners: Promising Practices and Considerations for Teaching and Learning, shares promising practices and case studies of next generation designs advancing learning for ELL students. The paper also identifies core elements and principles for a next generation classroom to support ELL student success:

  • Redefining what success means and looks like for ELL students,
  • Assessments of and for learning,
  • Personalized approaches that focus on educating the whole child, and
  • Building educator role and capacity to meet the needs of every student.

Join school leaders and ELL experts from schools and school networks highlighted in the report as they discuss transforming education models to personalized, competency education for ELL students.

iNACOL COO Bruce Friend said, “ELLs make up the fastest growing student group in the U.S., approaching nearly 5 million students. Unfortunately, traditional K-12 systems are often challenged to adequately meet these students’ diverse needs. Student-centered teaching and learning better serve students with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, helping to prepare all students for success.”

This webinar is free to attend — participants are invited to register here for final details and login information.

Webinar Title: Promising Practices in Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners

Presenters:

Share this Webinar on Twitter: 

  • Join @nacol for #Webinar on Promising Practices in #NextGen #Learning Models for English Language #Learners http://ow.ly/CLBQ30eaBCM#ELL

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 LinkedInand follow us on twitter.

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iNACOL Webinar | 8/22: Competency Education: A Reflection on the Field and Future Directions

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SPECIAL EDITION WEBINAR 

Competency Education: A Reflection on the Field and Future Directions

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (register)

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, iNACOL andCompetencyWorks will be hosting a webinar to examine the state of the field of competency-based education.

Schools and districts across the United States are realizing the promise of competency-based education – transforming the culture and structure of the traditional time-based system into one that is designed to help every student succeed.

Join this webinar to hear CompetencyWorks co-founders and competency-based education experts Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis reflect on the current state of the field of K-12 competency-based education. Gain an understanding of developments happening across the field. The presenters will share reflections and highlights from the National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education, explore areas of growth for the field, identify emerging issues and provide insights to inform the future direction of competency-based education.

Susan Patrick said, “The field of competency-based education is expanding and evolving across the United States to redesign K-12 education for advancing achievement and dramatically increasing student success. It is important to reflect on developments and where the field is going to ensure quality and equity in the journey to transform K-12 education.”

This webinar is free to attend — register here for the webinar.

Webinar Title: Competency Education: A Reflection on the Field and Future Directions

Presenters:

Share this Webinar on Twitter: 

  • Join @nacol & @CompetencyWorks for #webinar on the state of #CompetencyEd w/ @susandpatrick & @sturgis_chrishttp://ow.ly/wzQf30dL2my #CBE

About CompetencyWorks

CompetencyWorks is an online resource dedicated to providing information and knowledge about competency education in the K-12 education system. Drawing on lessons learned by innovators and early adopters, CompetencyWorks shares original research, knowledge and a variety of perspectives through an informative blog with practitioner knowledge, policy advancements, papers on emerging issues and a wiki with resources curated from across the field. CompetencyWorks also offers a blog on competency education in higher education so that the sectors can learn from each other and begin to align systems across K-12, higher education and the workplace. Visit the website and follow CompetencyWorks on Twitter: @CompetencyWorks.

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 LinkedInand follow us on twitter.

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August 10, 2017

iNACOL Symposium Announces 2017 Pre-Conference Workshops

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

Dear Colleagues,

 

iNACOL is pleased to announce the lineup of Pre-Conference Workshops scheduled to kick off the iNACOL Symposiumheld in Orlando, Florida on October 23-25, 2017.

 

iNACOL offers Pre-Conference Workshops on Monday, October 23, 2017 to provide focused full- and half-day interactive opportunities for deeper learning and knowledge building in personalized, competency-based, blended and online learning. These workshops provide intensive professional development in small groups and require a separate registration from the Symposium.

 

Space is limited, so please register for the Pre-Conference Workshops as soon as possible.

Here are directions to register for Pre-Conference Workshops:

  • If you’ve already registered to attend the iNACOL Symposium, click here to add a Pre-Conference Workshop to your existing registration.
  1. Enter your email. Click ‘continue.’
  2. Enter your password and click ‘continue.’ From here, you can modify various aspects of your registration, including adding a pre-conference workshop.
  • If you’ve already registered to attend the iNACOL Symposium with a groupyou will need to email your pre-conference workshop choice(s) to Gigi Andrew: gandrew@executivevents.com.
  • If you haven’t yet registered to attend the iNACOL Symposium, register here today and be sure to add a pre-conference workshop to your registration.

 

Below is the list of Pre-Conference Workshops offered at the iNACOL Symposium:

  • Blended Learning Live! Student-Centered Learning Simulation
  • Building a Personalized Learning System: Transparency, Culture and Courage
  • Building a Successful and High-Quality Online Learning Program
  • Building Understanding of Competency Education and Changing Grading Practices
  • Competency Education Leadership Forum (Invitation-Only)
  • Design at the Point of Impact: Scaling Blended and Personalized Learning in Schools and Districts 
  • Effectively Communicating about Personalized Learning
  • K-12 Online and Blended Learning Research Community Meeting (Free to Attend)
  • Leadership for Learning: Bringing Key Dimensions of Leadership to Life to Enable a Learning Community
  • New Research and Promising Practices Regarding Online Student Mobility
  • Personalizing Learning: Helping Your Key Stakeholders (Including Parents!) Along the Journey
  • Using Student Data to Drive Unit Design and Scheduling in a Personalized, Competency-Based System
  • Using a Profile of a Graduate to Become a 21st Century District

 

Complete descriptions and presenter information for all Pre-Conference Workshops can be found on the Pre-Conference Workshop section of our website.

 

If you have questions regarding registering for a Pre-Conference Workshop, please contact Gigi Andrew at gandrew@executivevents.comWe look forward to seeing you in Orlando on October 23-25, 2017.

 

Share these Pre-Conference Workshop opportunities on Twitter:

  • #inacol17 pre-conference workshops are now available! Check out the options & register here: http://ow.ly/SoG7302qviC @nacol
  • Attending #inacol17? Extend your learning by attending a pre-conference workshop: http://ow.ly/SoG7302qviC @nacol

 

 

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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