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September 23, 2015

iNACOL Symposium Announces Student Keynote on November 10, 2015

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2015 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

Dear Michael,

iNACOL is pleased to announce the Tuesday morning, November 10 keynote presentation for the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium is theStudent Plenary Panel: The Power of Student Voices, an inspirational conversation with students on reinventing education.

Student Plenary Panel: The Power of Student Voices

iNACOL is proud to present the broadest panel yet of students experiencing the leading edge of personalized learning. This unfiltered, honest discussion will inspire change, inform educator practices, and invigorate the groundswell of support for transformative new learning models.

Please join us at the iNACOL Symposium for this inspirational student panel andiNACOL Innovator Awards, more than 200 thought-provoking sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities on November 8-11, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. This year’s iNACOL Symposium theme is Connecting Powerful Innovators.

iNACOL is experiencing record-breaking registration for attendees. Register now.

About the iNACOL Symposium

On November 8-11, the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of next generation learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning and gathers 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 more than 200 engaging interactive sessions, with tracks for K-12 online learning, K-12 blended learning, competency-based pathways, policy, research, quality assurance and much more. Learn more at http://www.inacol.org/.

About iNACOL

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. 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. To learn more, please visit  http://www.inacol.org/.

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September 10, 2015

iNACOL Symposium Announces Keynote on November 9, 2015

And from the neo-liberals…

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2015 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium
 

Dear Michael,

iNACOL is pleased to announce the Monday, November 9 luncheon keynote presentation for the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will be Eduardo Briceño, Co-Founder and CEO of Mindset Works, which he started with Carol Dweck, Lisa Blackwell and others, to help people develop as motivated and effective learners. Mindset Works now serves hundreds of schools and tens of thousands of teachers and students to help them cultivate student and teacher ownership of their own learning.

Cultivating Student Ownership through Growth Mindset to Develop World-Class Learners

Research shows that developing a growth mindset, which is the understanding that you can develop your abilities, drives motivation, growth and performance. Growth mindset can stimulate transformation in education around student-centered learning, raising educational outcomes while equipping students to pursue ongoing growth throughout life.  

Eduardo will explore harnessing this research as a catalyst for change in today’s classrooms to facilitate high-quality personalized learning opportunities for all students. By harboring the power of growth mindset, all students can develop the ability to master learning. In this keynote presentation, Eduardo will demonstrate how growth mindset ties to active learning, deeper learning, and empowering students to take ownership of their learning experience-preparing all students to succeed in school and beyond.

Please join us at the iNACOL Symposium for this esteemed panel discussion, more than 200 thought-provoking sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities on November 8-11, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. This year’s iNACOL Symposium theme is Connecting Powerful Innovators.

iNACOL is experiencing record-breaking registration for attendees. Register now.

 

About the iNACOL Symposium


On November 8-11, the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of next generation learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning and gathers 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 more than 200 engaging interactive sessions, with tracks for K-12 online learning, K-12 blended learning, competency-based pathways, policy, research, quality assurance and much more. Learn more at http://www.inacol.org/
.

 

 

About iNACOL
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. 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. To learn more, please visit  http://www.inacol.org/.

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September 4, 2015

iNACOL Symposium Announces Keynote on November 11, 2015

And from the neo-liberals…

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2015 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

Dear Michael,

iNACOL is pleased to announce the Wednesday, November 11, 2015 closing keynote presentation for the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will be a Convergence Panel titled Education Reimagined: A Transformational Vision with Learners at the CenterThe panel will feature Gisele Huff, Executive Director of the Hume Foundation, and Becky Pringle, Vice President of the National Education Association. Kelly Young, Director of Convergence, will moderate an inspirational discussion with Huff and Pringle around building a shared vision of student-centered learning.

What does extraordinary learning look like when we put aside our current assumptions of what, where, when, and how learning should occur? And what systems would be necessary to support this new type of learning? These are the questions that an unusually diverse group of leaders came together to explore. After an 18-month dialogue, these stakeholders emerged united behind a shared transformational vision for learner-centered education in the U.S. and committed to making it a reality.

Join these Education Reimagined vision creators, who came into the process at opposite ends of the current debates and left the process in partnership, for a discussion moderated by the convener of the project. Explore a learner-centric paradigm for education that sees all children as wondrous, curious, capable human beings and designs a system around the learner unconstrained by the current industrial-model of education. Hear about their experiences during the 18-month dialogue, how they arrived at their new vision, and how many education pioneers are already working to make the vision a reality. Discover how this group’s vision and the path they took to get there can inspire, inform and propel your work to design learning experiences and systems that have each and every child thrive and realize their full potential.

Please join us at the iNACOL Symposium for this esteemed panel discussion, more than 200 thought-provoking sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities on November 8-11, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. This year’s iNACOL Symposium theme is Connecting Powerful Innovators.

iNACOL is experiencing record-breaking registration for attendees. Register now.

About the iNACOL Symposium


On November 8-11, the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of next generation learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning and gathers 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 more than 200 engaging interactive sessions, with tracks for K-12 online learning, K-12 blended learning, competency-based pathways, policy, research, quality assurance and much more. Learn more at http://www.inacol.org/
.

About iNACOL
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. 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. To learn more, please visit  http://www.inacol.org/.
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August 29, 2015

iNACOL Symposium Announces Craig Kielburger Keynote on November 9, 2015

From the neo-liberals in Thursday’s inbox…

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2015 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium
 

Dear Michael,

iNACOL is pleased to announce the Monday, November 9th opening keynote presentation for the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will be Craig Kielburger, Co-Founder of Free The Children, Me to We and We Day, social entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author.

As co-founder of a family of organizations dedicated to shifting the world from ‘me’ to ‘we,’ Craig will share insights from his journey of providing holistic and sustainable education, clean water, health care, food security and alternative income programs in eight developing countries. In 1995 at 12 years of age, Craig co-founded Free The Children. He has since built one of the largest social media followings in the world with 3.6 million followers, mobilizing thousands of youth to reach out and help others. He will share his story of empowering others, reminding us that it only takes one person to make a powerful difference in the world today.

Please join us at the iNACOL Symposium for this esteemed keynote, more than 200 thought-provoking sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities onNovember 8-11, 2015 in Orlando, Florida. This year’s iNACOL Symposium theme is Connecting Powerful Innovators.

iNACOL is experiencing record-breaking registration for attendees. Register now.

 

About the iNACOL Symposium


On November 8-11, the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of next generation learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning and gathers 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 more than 200 engaging interactive sessions, with tracks for K-12 online learning, K-12 blended learning, competency-based pathways, policy, research, quality assurance and much more. Learn more at http://www.inacol.org/
.

 

 

About iNACOL
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. 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. To learn more, please visit  http://www.inacol.org/.

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August 20, 2015

iNACOL Symposium | 2015 Pre-Conference Workshops Announcement

News about this neo-liberal event in the Fall…

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Dear Michael,

iNACOL is pleased to announce the lineup of Pre-Conference Workshopsscheduled to kick off the 2015 iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposiumheld in Orlando, Florida on November 8-11, 2015. iNACOL offers Pre-Conference Workshops on Sunday, November 8, 2015 to provide focused full- and half-day interactive “seminar” workshops for deeper learning and knowledge building in competency-based, blended, and online learning. These workshops provide intensive professional development opportunities in small groups and require separate registration.

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

Below is the list of pre-conference workshops offered at the 2015 Symposium:

  • Going Blended: A Step-By-Step Workshop on Creating and Implementing Effective Blended Learning
  • Expert Seminar on Standards (Data, Content Metadata, Technology) for Competency Education
  • How to Start an Online Learning Program
  • Policy Advocacy Skills Workshop
  • Teaching and Deeper Learning in Digital Settings
  • 20 Tech Tool Treasures – Teacher Tested, Student Approved
  • A Step-By-Step Guide to Communications Planning for Blended Learning: Key Messages, Tips, and Tactics for Knowing What to Say and When to Say It
  • Administration and Management of Online Programs
  • An Update on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities: Practitioner Perspectives, Research Results, and the Legal Landscape
  • Designing the Future of Learning
  • Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Superintendents Share Battle Scars and Victories from Designing and Implementing a Personalized Learning Strategy Across their District
  • Implementing Competency Education: Insights from Local Leaders
  • K-12 Research Community Meeting
  • Supporting Teachers in Blended and Personalized Schools: New Competencies and New Resources
  • Role of the School Leader in New Learning Models

Complete descriptions and presenter information for all pre-conference workshops can be found on the Pre-Conference Workshop Schedule section of our website. Please register in advance for pre-conference workshops.

For questions, please contact Tracy Breithaupt, iNACOL Events Manager, attbreithaupt@inacol.org.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando, Florida on November 8-11, 2015.

About the iNACOL Symposium
On November 8-11, the iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium will bring together more than 3,000 experts and educational leaders exploring the leading edge of next generation learning in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning and gathers 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 more than 200 engaging interactive sessions, with tracks for K-12 online learning, K-12 blended learning, competency-based pathways, policy, research, quality assurance and much more. Learn more at http://www.inacol.org/symposium/.

 

About iNACOL

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. 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. To learn more, please visit  http://www.inacol.org/.

 

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