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May 18, 2016

Webinar—Preparing for the Schools of Tomorrow

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Trends for the 21st Century: Preparing for the Schools of TomorrowWhether we look at rapidly shifting demographics, constantly emerging technologies, the way we learn or the way we lead, K-12 schools are experiencing dramatic changes that will have lasting effects on young people, and ultimately, the nation as a whole. This webinar, based on futurist Gary Marx’s book Twenty-One Trends for the 21st Century, offers a deeper understanding of impending challenges and opportunities to prepare educators for the schools of tomorrow. Marx provides concrete strategies for school and district leaders to:

  • Engage students, staff, and colleagues in active learning and problem-solving skills,
  • Build adaptability and resilience in leadership roles,
  • Keep in touch with rapidly changing institutions and communities,
  • Understand and plan for the effects of societal development, and
  • Release ingenuity and creativity in others.

Guest:

Gary Marx, president, Center for Public Outreach

This webinar will be moderated by Mary Hendrie, assistant commentary editor, Education Week

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

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Webinar: Rethinking Relationships in Education – 5/19 at 3pm EDT

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How can relationships and mentorship be used to change education?
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Rethinking Relationships
Thursday, 5/19/16, 3pm EDT

In this session, Julia Freeland Fisher of the Clayton Christensen Institute will touch on the following:

  • Why relationships have become an important focus in education
  • What we’re missing when we as educators talk about mentorship and relationship building
  • How new technology-enabled mentorship models stand to disrupt the monopoly that neighborhoods hold on student networks, and radically expand students’ access to social capital

To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mentors-matter-webinar-rethinking-relationships-w-julia-freeland-fisher-tickets-25036099648

All webinars are held via Adobe Connect (https://connect.mivu.org/mvlri). Attendees are encouraged to participate in using the chat function within the meeting room. We also encourage attendees to chat on Twitter using #MVLRIchat.

Our latest podcast episode, featuring John Watson of the Evergreen Education Group, was released today. John’s breadth of knowledge about the field of K-12 online and blended learning is extremely valuable to understanding where we’ve been and where we’re headed. Listen to the episode here.
Cynthia Clark of the University of Las Vegas Nevada recently authored a post on MVLRI’s blog, focusing on inquiry practices for online secondary science education. The piece which highlights some of the author’s own dissertation research can be found here.
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May 17, 2016

REMINDER: iNACOL Webinar | 5/19: Powerful, Personalized PD for Teachers

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TEACHER TALK WEBINAR

Powerful, Personalized PD for Teachers

Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET  (register)

On Thursday, May 19, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is hosting a Teacher Talk webinarwhere teachers will share tips and best practices to design powerful, personalized professional development, preparing educators for the shift toward personalized learning.

Next generation learning requires new methods, strategies and skills from educators. New models demand personalized professional development for teachers to prepare for the shift in pedagogy and practice. This webinar will highlight educators sharing their own stories about the most powerful, personalized professional development to prepare for next generation learning models.

Join this webinar to discover tips, tools and best practices to personalize professional learning and prepare for the shift to personalized instructional models.

Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, said, “By modeling personalized learning within professional development, teachers experience ways to design innovative and purposeful learning opportunities for students. Powerful personalized PD equips educators with the skills and abilities to optimize learning for each student, each day.”

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

Webinar Title: Powerful, Personalized PD for Teachers

Presenters:

  • Sandra Matthews, Conway Elementary School
  • Thomas McMahon, St. James Middle School
  • Kerry Pilkey, Socastee Elementary School
  • Natasha LeRutte, USC Hybrid High
  • William Day, Two Rivers Charter School


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 online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.

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May 12, 2016

Hear How Online Learning Is Used At This District

Yet another item from Tuesday’s inbox…

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Hear How Online Learning Is Used at Tift County School District

Join our webinar to discover how this innovative Georgia district has implemented online and blended learning at its middle and high schools. Tift County School District is also launching a new virtual academy for students in grades six through twelve that will roll out for the 2016–2017 school year.

As part of Edgenuity’s Profiles in Blended Learning series, district leaders will share how their online programs got started and have evolved over time to meet the needs of their students and curriculum.


Blended Learning at Tift County School District, Georgia

Wednesday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Presented by
Dana Spurlin, Instructional Technology Director
Brandelyn House, Online Learning Coordinator
LaShonda Flanders, Curriculum Director Grades 6–12

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May 11, 2016

iNACOL Webinar | 6/8: Exploring Integrated Learning Systems to Optimize Student-Centered Learning

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LEADERSHIP WEBINAR

Exploring Integrated Learning Systems to Optimize Student-Centered Learning

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET  (register)

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is hosting aLeadership webinar on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ETto explore integrated learning systems to optimize student-centered learning.

Recently, iNACOL published a report titled Student-Centered Learning: Functional Requirements for Integrated Systems to Optimize Learning. This paper examines the needs of end users and investigates how technology can address those needs within the context of student-centered learning.

School leaders will gain insights into the complex technologies needed to optimize personalized learning and learn how to use data and analytics to improve practices. Technology leaders will learn how to re-engineer systems to support the key nuances of student-centered learning. Educators will discover promising practices to optimize learning and promote innovation in their own student-centered learning environments.

Susan Patrick, iNACOL President and CEO, said, “School and district leaders are searching for integrated learning systems that support and drive student-centered learning. This webinar will describe the functional requirements to enable and scale K-12 student-centered learning.”

Join this webinar to study key findings in this report for how systems might approach the underlying technology needs for supporting educators in student-centered learning environments with the tools to personalize instruction.

Webinar Title: Exploring Integrated Learning Systems to Optimize Student-Centered Learning

Presenters:

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 online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our websitelike us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.

Stay connected: 

    

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