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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 12, 2017

There’s Still Time For Summer PD!

Note these webinars…

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Donna Wittmer_ Ph.D.
Top Tips and Research from the Encyclopedia of Infant and Toddler Activities
Monday, Aug. 14 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Donna Wittmer, Ph.D., Author, Consultant, and Retired Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Colorado Denver

Steven W. Anderson
Digital Collaboration to Support Literacy Classrooms
Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist; and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Education Services Consultant for AEA 267 in Iowa

Michelle Luhtala
Building Curriculum with Colleagues: Where the Library and Classroom Learning Connect
Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, Amy Rothschild, Social Studies Teacher, New Canaan High School; and Jessica Cullen, English Teacher, New Canaan High School

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Conducting a Functional Behavior Assessment
Thursday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Nina Finkler, M.Ed., LDT/C, BCBA, President of Nina Finkler Autism Services

Salma Salhi
Girls in STEM: Creating a New Era
Thursday, Aug. 17 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Salma Salhi, Student at Sir Winston Churchill High School; and Grace Liang, Student at William Aberhart High School

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Literacy = Love of Language:
Engaging Hearts and Minds for Speech and Debate
Monday, Aug. 21 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Kevin Baird, Chairman of the Board at the nonprofit Center for College & Career Readiness 

Low-Entry, High-Exit Math Tasks that Keep Every Student Engaged
Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Arjan Khalsa, CEO of Conceptua Math 

Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace
Wednesday, Aug. 23 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Diana Rendina, Media Specialist and Writer, Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa, FL 

Navigating the Digital Shift:
Implementing Digital Instructional Materials for Learning
Thursday, Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Christine Fox, Deputy Executive Director, SETDA; Cliff Rudnick, Administrator, Instructional Resources Unit, California Department of Education; Jackie Bobbett, Section Supervisor, Curricular Resources, Louisiana Department of Education; and Whitney Whealdon, Director of Academic Content, Louisiana Department of Education.
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Equipping Students with Digital Literacy Skills
Thursday, Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Nettie McDonald Briggs, Senior Education Specialist, Learning.com; with Jeff Meyer, Director of Education, Learning.com
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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

And from the neo-liberals…

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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 8, 2017

iNACOL Webinar | 9/13: Exploring Key Questions about Leadership in Student-Centered Learning Environments

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LEADERSHIP WEBINAR 

Exploring Key Questions about Leadership in Student-Centered Learning Environments

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (register)

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will be hosting a Leadership webinar to explore key questions about leadership in student-centered learning environments.

To better understand the impact of school leadership and how the role is changing in student-centered learning environments, iNACOL conducted a discovery process to identify key elements that are essential or different about leadership for student-centered learning.

Join this webinar to focus on one of the essential questions being explored during this discovery process: What is essential or different about leadership in schools and learning communities that have been successful in moving forward to student-centered learning environments and in sustaining that forward movement? Gain insights on early findings in this important work and some potential areas of further investigation needed to understand how to best support leadership for equitable, student-centered learning environments.

iNACOL COO Bruce Friend said, “Across the world, educators are transforming their schools to create more student-centered, equitable environments. Effective leadership is critical to the success and sustainability of this transformation.”

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

Webinar Title: Exploring Key Questions about Leadership in Student-Centered Learning Environments

Presenters:

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  • #Edleaders-Join @nacol webinar exploring key questions about #leadership in student-centered learning http://ow.ly/4CiF30dSovW @barbaratreacy

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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