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December 9, 2017

REMINDER: iNACOL Webinar | 12/14: Strategies for Teachers to Develop Students as Global Citizens

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TEACHER TALK WEBINAR 

Strategies for Teachers to Develop Global Citizenship in Students

Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET (register)

On Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, iNACOL is hosting a Teacher Talk webinar to share strategies teachers can use to develop important global citizenship skills and dispositions in students through personalized, competency-based learning models.

Lincoln-West School of Global Studies, a high school within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, is implementing a personalized, competency-based system with the mission to prepare students to become knowledgeable, empathetic, and principled adults who think critically and act creatively on issues of local and global significance to build a just, sustainable and peaceful world. Through innovative instructional strategies, including community-based projects and strategic partnerships locally and globally, students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to grow and succeed in a diverse and evolving global society.

Join this webinar to learn ways to expose students to the international world through extensive expeditions, performance tasks, service learning projects, and classroom experiences. Teachers will share strategies, projects, and ideas to design personalized learning experiences for students to identify, examine and take action on issues of local and global significance — helping students become competent citizens and leaders in a global society and economy.

iNACOL CEO Susan Patrick said, “In personalized learning models across the country, teachers are providing students with real-world learning opportunities, embedded within the community and connected globally, to develop important skills and dispositions that help prepare them for a lifetime of success.”

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

Webinar Title: Strategies for Teachers to Develop Students as Global Citizens

Presenters:

  • Brian Brochetti, College and Career Success Manager, Lincoln-West School of Global Studies
  • Lisa Kahoon, Personal Learning Coach for Math and Science, Lincoln-West School of Global Studies
  • Michael Gong, Science Teacher, Lincoln-West School of Global Studies
  • Dina Hoeynck, Fine Arts Teacher, Lincoln-West School of Global Studies

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  • #Teachers: Register for @nacol’s Dec. #Teacher Talk Webinar – Strategies for Teachers to Develop #Students as Global Citizenshttp://ow.ly/RIye30gISUh @Brian_Brochetti

About iNACOLThe 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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December 5, 2017

REMINDER: iNACOL Webinar | 12/6: Empowering Leaders And Teachers To Scale Personalized Learning

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LEADERSHIP WEBINAR 

Empowering Leaders and Teachers to Scale Personalized Learning

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (register)

On Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will be hosting aLeadership webinar to explore how education leaders can scale personalized learning models in K-12 education through professional learning.

Schools and districts across the country are transitioning toward personalized learning models to provide tailored learning opportunities designed for each student to succeed. Join this webinar to learn how education leaders in Kettle Moraine School District (Wisconsin) are scaling personalized learning by empowering leaders and teachers.

Learn ways to re-energize your professional learning community, school leadership or grade-level team meetings to focus on action steps toward personalized learning — providing each student with powerful learning opportunities to prepare them for success in college, career and life. Understand ways to maintain focus on innovation, continuous improvement, and progress. Help your teams develop a growth mindset, and learn how you can build sustainable capacity through professional development and professional learning communities.

iNACOL CEO Susan Patrick said, “Building capacity for leaders and teachers to thrive in personalized learning environments is an essential component of sustaining the transition to personalized learning and meeting the needs of all students.”

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

Webinar Title: Empowering Leaders and Teachers to Scale Personalized Learning

Presenters:

  • Laura Dahm, Director, Kettle Moraine Explore
  • Sue Sterner, Principal, Magee Elementary School, Kettle Moraine School District

Share with your colleagues:

  • #EdLeaders: Join iNACOL Leadership #Webinar (12/6, 2-3pm ET) on empowering leaders & #teachers to scale #personalizedlearning:http://ow.ly/aAAF30gpTGM @SternerSue @nacol

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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December 1, 2017

iNACOL Webinar | 12/14: Strategies for Teachers to Develop Students as Global Citizens

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TEACHER TALK WEBINAR 

Strategies for Teachers to Develop Global Citizenship in Students

Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET (register)

On Thursday, December 14, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, iNACOL is hosting a Teacher Talk webinar to share strategies teachers can use to develop important global citizenship skills and dispositions in students through personalized, competency-based learning models.

Lincoln-West School of Global Studies, a high school within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, is implementing a personalized, competency-based system with the mission to prepare students to become knowledgeable, empathetic, and principled adults who think critically and act creatively on issues of local and global significance to build a just, sustainable and peaceful world. Through innovative instructional strategies, including community-based projects and strategic partnerships locally and globally, students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to grow and succeed in a diverse and evolving global society.

Join this webinar to learn ways to expose students to the international world through extensive expeditions, performance tasks, service learning projects, and classroom experiences. Teachers will share strategies, projects, and ideas to design personalized learning experiences for students to identify, examine and take action on issues of local and global significance — helping students become competent citizens and leaders in a global society and economy.

iNACOL CEO Susan Patrick said, “In personalized learning models across the country, teachers are providing students with real-world learning opportunities, embedded within the community and connected globally, to develop important skills and dispositions that help prepare them for a lifetime of success.”

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

Webinar Title: Strategies for Teachers to Develop Students as Global Citizens

Presenters:

  • Brian Brochetti, College and Career Success Manager, Lincoln-West School of Global Studies
  • Lisa Kahoon, Personal Learning Coach for Math and Science, Lincoln-West School of Global Studies
  • Michael Gong, Science Teacher, Lincoln-West School of Global Studies
  • Dina Hoeynck, Fine Arts Teacher, Lincoln-West School of Global Studies

Share with your colleagues:

  • #Teachers: Register for @nacol’s Dec. #Teacher Talk Webinar – Strategies for Teachers to Develop #Students as Global Citizenshttp://ow.ly/RIye30gISUh @Brian_Brochetti

About iNACOLThe 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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November 30, 2017

iNACOL Plugged In | 11.29.17

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International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
iNACOL PLUGGED IN 11.29.17

Dear Colleagues:

iNACOL released a new issue brief, Redefining Student Success: Profile of a Graduate, which provides recommendations for state policymakers to generate a shared vision for student success that prepares all students for college, career and civic life. Download the issue briefread a blog post sharing insights about this new resource, or view other issue briefs:

What will it take to transform K-12 education to student-centered learning for the long term? iNACOL is publishing a new blog series exploring a vision for transformation to a future state of education, capable of preparing every student to succeed in higher education, the modern workforce and in life. Follow the blog series here:

Next Generation Learning Challenges released the MyWays Student Success Framework as a tool to help school leaders and communities develop richer, deeper competencies for student success, giving students what they need to thrive in a changing world. Access the Framework here.

iNACOL is seeking to hire a Communicators Director. View the job posting here. Please consider sharing this position opening with candidates who may be interested.

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

New from iNACOL’s Blog: Education Domain

New iNACOL Issue Brief on Redefining Student Success: Profile of a Graduate
Today, conversations are happening in states that explore how to build education systems that prepare young people for success in postsecondary education, the workforce, and civil society. A new definition of success is crucial to drive…

How Competency-Based Education Differs from the Traditional System of Education
Across the country, schools, districts and states are replacing the traditional, time-based structure with one that is designed to help each student reach proficiency. Educators organize learning in a variety of ways that respond…

Current to Future State: A Vision for a Future, Student-Centered K-12 Education System
In our last blog post, we introduced the threshold concepts we need to understand to embrace a vision of transformation to a future education system that can truly prepare every student for success. The threshold concepts are…

Why A Competency-Based System Is Needed: 10 Ways the Traditional System Contributes to Inequity
Before exploring key issues in a competency-based system, it is valuable to unpack why the traditional system is an obstacle to creating high-achieving schools and equitable outcomes. The strategies used by districts in response…

Four Threshold Concepts to Think Differently About the Future of K-12 Education
What will it take to transform K-12 education to student-centered learning for the long term? In June 2017, iNACOL published the draft paper Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency…

Upcoming iNACOL Events

December Leadership Webinar | Empowering Leaders and Teachers to Scale Personalized Learning
December 6, 2017  |  2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.

December Teacher Talk Webinar | Strategies for Teachers to Develop Students as Global Citizens
December 14, 2017  |  6:00-7:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.

iNACOL Symposium 2018
Save the Date: October 21-24, 2018, Nashville, TN

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

Shifting Paradigms: Moving from an Instructional Paradigm to a Learning Paradigm
Institute for Personalized Learning, CompetencyWorks

Introducing the Student-Centered Learning Syllabus
Lori McEwen and Arthur Baraf, Education Week

How Personalized Learning Is Breaking the “Gym” Class Stereotype
Brian Kampper, Huffington Post

States Take Steps to Fuel Personalized Learning
Daarel Burnette II, Education Week

Schools Creating New Structures to Encourage Student Voice
Linda Jacobsen, Education Dive

How a Struggling School for Native Americans Doubled Its Graduation Rate
Emrys Eller and Alden Nusser, The Hechinger Report

iNACOL in the News

Innovation Equity
Sujata Bhatt, Regine Philippeaux-Pierre, Alain Balan, Jennifer Nicol, and Lauren Barry, Education Week
Two weeks ago a diverse group of Boston Public Schools (BPS) educators and administrators, both school- and central-office-based, went to the hubble and bubble that is the iNACOL symposium. Some went as presenters and others…

The Path to Personalized Learning Is Not Straight
Tara García Mathewson, The Hechinger Report
Three different districts. Three different time zones. Three different paths to the same general goal — personalized learning. Administrators from Henry County Schools, southwest of Atlanta; School District 51 in Mesa County, Colorado…

Report: Scaling and Sustaining Competency-Based Education
Dian Schaffhauser, THE Journal
It’s no longer enough to simply begin the journey of competency-based education. Enough schools are trying to implement CBE that it’s time to write the second chapter by building on what is already known to work. That’s the idea…

‘Personalized Learning’ Pitches as Alternative to Current WV Ed Methods
Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail
Arguing that jobs are threatened by future automation and criticizing current prevailing education models, the president and chief executive officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning advocated Wednesday for…

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November 24, 2017

iNACOL Publishes Issue Brief on Redefining Student Success in K-12 Education

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iNACOL Publishes Issue Brief on Redefining Student Success in K-12 Education

Today, iNACOL published a new policy issue brief, Redefining Student Success: Profile of a Graduate, which provides recommendations for state policymakers to generate a shared vision for student success that prepares all students for college, career and civic life.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides states with an unprecedented opportunity to transform K-12 education systems with new flexibility. The new law makes it possible for state leaders to start with a new definition of success that provides a more well-rounded education, redesign systems of assessments, accountability models, and educator preparation and development systems that coherently align to and support more holistic student learning outcomes.

Under ESSA, it calls for states to work with local communities and redefine student success — states have the potential to engage deeply with communities in conversations around the purpose of K-12 public education and what students should know and be able to do upon graduation. Conversations around new definitions of success can include academic competencies, social emotional competencies, skills and dispositions necessary for success. This issue brief provides recommendations and resources for state policymakers who are ready to engage deeply with communities and develop clear, comprehensive definitions of student success, designed to ensure every student can succeed in K-12 education and beyond.

Susan Patrick, iNACOL President and CEO, said, “State leaders have a historic opportunity under ESSA to engage their communities in important conversations around developing richer, more meaningful and holistic definitions of student success and take the first steps to chart a vision for new approaches to the future of teaching and learning. New definitions of student success are important for building a coherent and aligned state education system that supports student learning and empowers educators.”

Download a full copy of this issue brief Redefining Student Success: Profile of a Graduate, and access other issue briefs from iNACOL:

Share this iNACOL Issue Brief on Twitter:

  • New @nacol policy brief explores opportunities under #ESSA to redefine #student success in #K12 #edu http://ow.ly/Vf9x30gHlbI
  • .@nacol released new #edpolicy issue brief: Redefining #Student Success: Profile of a Graduate http://ow.ly/Vf9x30gHlbI

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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