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August 17, 2019

REMINDER: iNACOL Symposium | Two Weeks Remain To Nominate For iNACOL Innovator Awards

A note from the neo-liberals.

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Dear Colleagues,

Each year, iNACOL honors and celebrates education pioneers for their work in personalized, competency-based education. Nominations are now being acceptedfor the 2019 iNACOL Innovator Awards, which will be announced at the iNACOL Symposium in Palm Springs, CA, which runs October 28-31, 2019.

Nominations are still 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 p.m. ET on August 31, 2019. Final nomination packages are due by 8 p.m. ET on September 7, 2019. Please send all intents to nominate and any questions to awards@inacol.org.

Share this news with your colleagues:

  • Nominate a #teacher or #edleader for #iNACOL19 Innovator Awards! @nacol is still accepting applications: http://ow.ly/kxXG301ws3e
  • iNACOL is still 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

On October 28-31, 2019, iNACOL’s annual Symposium will bring together 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of personalized, competency-based 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 iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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August 16, 2019

iNACOL Symposium | Track Highlights

An item from the neo-liberals to end the work week.

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Dear Colleagues,

Attend the iNACOL Symposium to join nearly 200 workshops and sessions, which are categorized by ‘track’ to guide attendees toward customized topics of their choice. This year, the iNACOL Symposium is offering 25 unique tracks including:

  • Assessments for Learning
  • Community Engagement
  • Instructional Practices
  • K12/HE/Employment Pathways
  • Policy & Advocacy

Below are samples of sessions from these tracks available at this year’s Symposium.

Assessments for Learning 

Students Are the Stakeholders: The Virginia Network Improvement Community’s Approach to Student-Led Assessment

A Nation in Transformation: How Do We Do It? Defining, Designing and Measuring Performance Assessments That Provide Equity and Access for All Learners

Community Engagement 

It’s Not Just Academic: Engage Your Community to Create Authentic Competency-Based Learning Experiences

Moving a Region Toward Individualized Learning: The Bush Foundation’s Efforts to Transform Learning in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Native Nations in the Region

Instructional Practices 

Learning Menus: When Introducing Choice in the Classroom, What Do You Do with Teachers and Learners?

The Online Learning Forum: An Open Discussion With Districts at Every Stage of Implementation

K12/HE/Employment Pathways

Preparing Students for Success: Transitioning to Life After High School

The 21st Century Internship: Designing at the Intersection of the Future of Work and the Future of Learning

Policy & Advocacy 

Don’t Build a Brick Wall Where You Need a Window – Policy That Encourages Innovation in Education

Designing Policy Systems to Support Personalized Learning: Lessons From Three States

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

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About the iNACOL Symposium

On October 28-31, 2019, iNACOL’s annual Symposium will bring together 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of personalized, competency-based 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 iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on Linkedin and follow us on Twitter.

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August 10, 2019

iNACOL Symposium | Session Highlights

Another week ending item from the neo-liberals…

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Dear Colleagues,

The iNACOL Symposium taking place this October will feature more than 200 workshops and sessions organized around the theme: “Shining a Light on the Future of Learning,” and each brings a unique lens to personalized, competency-based education. Experts and practitioners will share the latest research, promising practices and tools for creating powerful learning experiences for all students and building momentum to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education.

The iNACOL Symposium runs October 28-31, 2019 in Palm Springs, California. Register here to attend.

Below is a sampling of the 200+ sessions coming this fall.

Building Equitable Learning Environments Network: Lessons Learned and Tools Developed

Building Equitable Learning Environments (BELE) is organized to test and advance conditions that result in equitable learning environments, by rethinking organizational and structural conditions that are just and culturally inclusive; naming conditions that support educators to thrive; building educator capacity to transform students’ experience and produce positive outcomes for all students; and identifying policies that support learning and development of young people, teachers and leaders, families, schools, and districts.

  • Gisele Shorter
  • Camille Farrington
  • Dave Paunesku

How to Be a Brain Builder So All Children Can Thrive: Insights From the Science of Learning and Development

Emerging scientific research on how children learn points to strategies for educators to unlock the potential in each child, no matter their start in life. The human brain is malleable into adulthood. Even students whose development has been disrupted by trauma can become successful learners. We will provide real-world examples of systems and practices educators can use to build classrooms that achieve equity by truly personalizing learning for each child’s individual context.

  • Joscelyn Reed
  • Michael Lamb
  • Melissa Kim
  • Jeremy Koren

How to Apply the Learning Sciences in Real Classrooms

Join this hands-on workshop to learn how to apply the learning sciences in classrooms and other learning environments. After being introduced to basic cognition (including working and long-term memory) and motivation principles, you’ll work through a backwards design process to apply these principles to real world learning scenarios. You will leave this workshop with a better understanding of how to integrate a whole-child developmental approach to designing learning experiences.

  • Jared Joiner
  • Karen Stevens
  • Bror Saxberg

Create a District Ecosystem for Innovation: Accelerate Innovation in Schools Through the Purposeful Redesign and Alignment of Key District Functions

Innovation in classrooms doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Districts create conditions that either empower schools to innovate, or stifle their efforts. Creating the right conditions requires purposefully reorganizing key district functions to create an “innovation ecosystem.” Learn about Henry County School’s approach to developing an “ecosystem” to transform its 50 schools to “personalized learning.” Then engage in discussion about how it might apply to your district’s innovation challenges.

  • Karen Perry
  • Asaryn Schmuhl
  • Jeffrey Sang

About the iNACOL Symposium

On October 28-31, 2019, iNACOL’s annual Symposium will bring together 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of personalized, competency-based 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 iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on Linkedin and follow us on Twitter.

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July 25, 2019

REMINDER: iNACOL Symposium | Now Accepting Nominations For iNACOL Innovator Awards

An item from the neo-liberals.

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Dear Colleagues,

Each year, iNACOL honors and celebrates education pioneers for their work in personalized, competency-based education. Nominations are now being acceptedfor the 2019 iNACOL Innovator Awards, which will be announced at the iNACOL Symposium in Palm Springs, CA, which runs October 28-31, 2019.

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 p.m. ET on August 31, 2019. Final nomination packages are due by 8 p.m. ET on September 7, 2019. Please send all intents to nominate and any questions to awards@inacol.org.

Share this news with your colleagues:

  • Nominate a #teacher or #edleader for #iNACOL19 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

On October 28-31, 2019, iNACOL’s annual Symposium will bring together 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of personalized, competency-based 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 iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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July 3, 2019

REMINDER | Act Now: iNACOL Symposium 2019 Early-Bird Registration Savings Ending Soon

Another item from the neo-liberals.

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Dear Colleagues:

Only one week remains to take advantage of early-bird registration discounts for the iNACOL Symposium 2019. Early-bird registration discounts end July 10, 2019.Register to attend today. 

Take advantage of early-bird registration discounts before the end of your school or district’s fiscal year to save on the cost of attending the iNACOL Symposium October 28-31, 2019 in Palm Springs, California. Attendee registration is now open.

Registration rates will increase beginning July 11.

Make sure your colleagues and networks don’t miss out either. Share the news on Twitter:

  • Register for #iNACOL19 with early-bird pricing thru 7/10. Explore #CBE & #PLearning with old friends and new ones in Palm Springs.http://ow.ly/10peTP @nacol – Click to Tweet.
  • Early discount to register for #iNACOL19 in Palm Springs, Oct. 28-31. Theme: “Shining a Light on the Future of Learning” http://ow.ly/10peTP@nacol – Click to Tweet.

For more information about the iNACOL Symposium, see:

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

About the iNACOL Symposium

On October 28-31, 2019, iNACOL’s annual Symposium will bring together 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of personalized, competency-based 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 iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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