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September 8, 2017

REMINDER: 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

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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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CIDER Sessions: Call for Presenters 2017/2018

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CIDER Sessions

Call for Presenters

As we begin our 2017-18 season of CIDER Sessions, we invite researchers working in distance, distributed, online, or blended education to present in our ongoing monthly seminar series.

The Canadian Initiative for Distance Education Research (CIDER) is a research initiative of the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and the Centre for Distance Education (CDE), Canada’s largest graduate and professional distance education programming provider, at Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University.

The CIDER Sessions are an online, open and free seminar series where researchers or research groups can present their work to a broad audience of fellow researchers, practitioners, and students from across Canada and around the world. Sessions are typically held on the first Wednesday of each month from 11am-noon Mountain time, though some exceptions may be possible to accommodate the presenter’s time zone. Presented through Adobe Connect, they are one hour in length, including questions from the audience, and are recorded, archived, and distributed through the CIDER site, at:

http://cider.athabascau.ca

A small number of spots may be available for students nearing completion of their dissertation or thesis. International presenters are welcome; all presentations are held in English.

If you have recent research for our CIDER audience and would like to present in this season’s series, please contact Dan Wilton at dwilton@athabascau.ca with a brief description of your research topic and approximate date when it will be available for presentation.

Dan Wilton
CIDER Sessions Coordinator and Host
Athabasca University
dwilton@athabascau.ca

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CIDER sessions are brought to you by the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL) and the Centre for Distance Education, Athabasca University: Canada’s Open University and leader in professional online education. The Sessions and their recordings are open and available to all, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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September 5, 2017

iNACOL Webinar | 9/20: Redefining Student Success in K-12 Education: Getting Started with “Profile of a Graduate” Conversations in Your Schools and Communities

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SPECIAL EDITION WEBINAR 

Redefining Student Success in K-12 Education: Getting Started with “Profile of a Graduate” Conversations in Your Schools and Communities

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET (register)

On Wednesday, September 20, 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 ways in which communities are redefining student success in K-12 education.

Communities across the country are engaging in deep conversations around the purpose of public education and developing 21st century definitions of student success aligned to college and career readiness. What are the processes and steps to engage in meaningful and ongoing conversations with communities, parents and educators to redefine student success?

Join this webinar to learn how education leaders can develop a more meaningful, 21st century definition of success for their school or district through the Profile of a Graduate initiative, and learn ways you can get started in this work. Understand the opportunities under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for states and localities to create a 21stcentury definition of student success, and access tools and resources available to support schools and districts in this process. This webinar will share lessons learned from EdLeader21, a non-profit working directly with schools and districts that have already adopted a new Profile of a Graduate.

iNACOL CEO Susan Patrick said, “It is time to begin a new conversation in our communities asking, ‘What does it take for students to succeed in college, career and life?’ It is critical to engage communities in deep conversations to develop a shared vision and goals for high school graduates, identifying the knowledge and skills students will need to succeed and thrive.”

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

Webinar Title: Redefining Student Success in K-12 Education: Getting Started with “Profile of a Graduate” Conversations in Your Schools and Communities

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The iNACOL Symposium, held on October 23-25 in Orlando, will convene 3,000 experts and leaders advancing powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences and shaping the future of K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. Register here.

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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September 3, 2017

14 New edWebinars To Help You Start The Year Inspired

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edWebinars for Every Educator

Start the new school year with free edWebinars – live or on-demand. Earn a CE certificate for attending or viewing the recordings. Register now and watch the recording later!
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Robert Maxwell
Lessons in Character Education: 
Interview with Medal of Honor Recipient Robert D. Maxwell (World War II)
Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time
Hosted by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation

Danny Wagner
We All Teach SEL: Social and Emotional Learning and Character Day

Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Danny Wagner, Editor, Education Reviews for Common Sense Education; with Makenzie Darling, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement for Let it Ripple
Visit Digital Learning & Leadership

Tasha Bergson Michelson
“Imagine Your Perfect Source”: Strategies for Cultivating Expert Researchers

Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Tasha Bergson-Michelson, Instructional and Programming Librarian, Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA
Visit SLC @ The Forefront

Mitigating the Impact of a Disaster in Early Childhood Education Programs

Thursday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Cathy Grace, Co-Director, The Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning at the University of Mississippi
Visit Classroom Management for Early Learning

Rasinski Tim
Effective Instruction in Fluency is Essential to Reading Success

Thursday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Tim Rasinski, Professor of Literacy Education at Kent State University
Visit Building a Community of Readers

Coming up Next

Text, Twitter, Email, Call-What Do Parents Say About School Communications?
Monday, Sept. 11 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Julie Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Project Tomorrow
Visit Family Engagement & Community Outreach in K-12

School Culture Rewired: Proven Strategies from an Expert
Monday, Sept. 11 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Steve Gruenert, Professor at Indiana State University 
Visit Leadership 3.0

Finally-A Guide to Parent Engagement That Works Every Time!
Monday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Sarah M. Rich, Lead Teacher Champion, Squiggle Park 
Visit Creating a Positive School Climate

Advocating for Play in the Early Childhood Classroom
Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Brian Mowry Ph.D., Manager of Curriculum and Instruction, Frog Street Press
Hosted by Stephen Fite, Award-Winning Musician/Writer 

Visit Early Childhood Learning Solutions

Supporting Preschoolers’ Brain Development through Engaging Music Activities
Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Music Education at Rowan University and Director of Research for Music Together Worldwide 
Visit Music in Early Learning

Unite Your Passion and Profession to Make a Difference
Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Susan Hall, Ed.D., Co-Founder and President, 95 Percent Group Inc. 
Visit Girls Thinking Global

Close Reading with Doug Fisher
Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Dr. Douglas Fisher, Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and the Dean of Faculty Affairs at Health Sciences High and Middle College in San Diego, California 
Visit Differentiating Instruction with Educational Technology

Intellectual Freedom is Not Just About Censorship!
Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 5 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, and Kristin Pekoll, Assistant Director at the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom

Timesaving Strategies for Selecting Interventions for Struggling Readers
Thursday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time
Presented by Cindy Kanuch, Reading Specialist at Calhan Elementary School

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September 1, 2017

iNACOL Webinar | 9/21: How Teachers Can Create Authentic, Real-World, Personalized Learning Opportunities for Students

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TEACHER TALK WEBINAR 

How Teachers Can Create Authentic, Real-World, Personalized Learning Opportunities for Students

Thursday, September 21, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET (register)

On Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will be hosting aTeacher Talk webinar to explore how teachers are creating personalized learning opportunities for students that are meaningful and relevant, sparking their interests and passions while building the skills necessary for success.

Join this webinar to hear a panel of teachers share how they are implementing personalized learning, and see examples of student projects and ways they are creating authentic learning experiences, connected to their communities, to promote deeper learning and prepare all students for whole-child success. Learn ways to get started in developing authentic, meaningful personalized learning opportunities for your students.

iNACOL CEO Susan Patrick said, “Personalized learning provides flexibility for teachers and students to co-construct unique pathways that are relevant to their learning goals. By creating learning opportunities that are meaningful to students and embedded within the community, students develop important dispositions and are increasingly motivated, engaged, and prepared for college, career and citizenship.”

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

Webinar Title: How Teachers Can Create Authentic, Real-World, Personalized Learning Opportunities for Students

Presenters:

  • Sherry Allen, Health and Science Teacher, Shelby County Public Schools
  • Zachary Ramsey, English Teacher, Shelby County Public Schools
  • Connie Putnam, Second Grade Teacher, Clear Creek Elementary

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  • Join @nacol #Webinar to learn how #teachers can create real-world, #personalizedlearning opportunities for #students http://ow.ly/TseF30eMMqz

The iNACOL Symposium, held on October 23-25 in Orlando, will convene 3,000 experts and leaders advancing powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences and shaping the future of K-12 competency-based, blended and online learning. Register here.

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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