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January 30, 2016

iNACOL Webinar | 2/10 – Micro-Credentials: Personalizing Professional Development for Educators

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LEADERSHIP WEBINAR

Micro-Credentials: Personalizing Professional Development for Educators

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET  (register)

On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is hosting a Leadership Webinar on personalizing educator professional development through micro-credentialing.

Educators learn new skills and competencies throughout their careers in both formal and informal contexts. Today, more than ever, educators are looking to personalize their professional learning to ensure it meets their needs and the needs of their students. Micro-credentials offer an opportunity for educators to demonstrate and receive recognition for that learning, no matter where it happens.

In this webinar, Jennifer Kabaker of Digital Promise and Brent Maddin of Relay Graduate School of Education will share Digital Promise’s theory of change for micro-credentials and how one issuer, Relay Graduate School of Education, has developed micro-credentials to empower educators to drive their own professional learning. Join this webinar to glean best practices and lessons learned and understand the challenges and opportunities associated with developing high-quality micro-credential content for personalized professional development.

Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, said, “Creating new ways for teachers and leaders to experience personalized professional development can model how new learning models drive education transformation, thus empowering teachers to personalize learning in innovative and meaningful ways in their own classrooms. Micro-credentialing gives teachers the opportunity to gain recognition for knowledge they master throughout their careers-while equipping them with the skills to optimize learning every day for each student.”

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

Webinar Title: Micro-Credentials: Personalizing Professional Development for Educators

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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 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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January 29, 2016

Reminder – Upcoming Webinar on Meeting the Needs of Online Teachers

From Tuesday’s inbox…

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REL Webinar: Meeting the Needs of Online Teachers: Training and Challenges

Monday, February 8, 2016
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Central Time
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/818705525521891074

Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest and its Virtual Education Research Alliance are hosting an upcoming webinar discussing the alignment of virtual education professional development with the challenges and preferences expressed by teachers.

The webinar will feature Dr. Jacqueline Zweig and Erin Stafford from Education Development Center, who will present findings from a survey of Wisconsin Virtual School teachers about professional development timing and topics, top instructional challenges, and perceived needs for additional professional development. Next, Dawn Nordine andMichele Nickels from Wisconsin Virtual School will discuss the findings and how they will influence future professional development offerings. Marcel Kielkucki from Kirkwood Community College’s High School Completion Program and Gwen Nagel from Iowa Learning Online will share results and implications from administering the survey within their organizations. Participants will gain insights into challenges and preferred professional development formats reported by Wisconsin Virtual School teachers, which can be used to inform practices at their own schools, districts, or states. Participants will also be provided with information on how to access a tool to assess needs within their own programs.

Topics

  • Timing and topics of professional development for online teachers
  • Top challenges that online teachers face and preferred professional development formats to address those challenges
  • Strategies to incorporate teacher needs and feedback into professional development offerings

This webinar relates to the report Professional Experiences of Online Teachers in Wisconsin: Results from a Survey About Training and Challenges (Zweig, Stafford, Clements, & Pazzaglia, 2015).
To read this report, visit http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/projects/project.asp?projectID=1463.

For questions or additional information, please contact Cora Goldston by telephone (312-690-7391) or e-mail (cgoldston@air.org).

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January 27, 2016

iNACOL Webinar | 2/18 – Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Students and Teachers

And from the neo-liberals…

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TEACHER TALK WEBINARTeachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Students and Teachers

Thursday, February 18, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET  (register)On Thursday, February 18, 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 Webinar. Presenter Sara Allan, Deputy Director of the College Ready Team at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will share findings on using education technology to improve classroom instruction and personalize learning for every student.

How can we ensure the use of digital tools in the classroom is supporting teachers and improving instruction? Recently, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Students and Teachers, a summary of findings to encourage K-12 innovation by helping educators, school leaders and product developers better understand teacher perspectives surrounding the use of digital instructional tools in the classroom.

In this webinar, Sara Allan will share the Foundation’s efforts and highlight the work of key partners to illuminate how education technology can support teachers in a variety of ways to adapt instruction to student needs, open up new possibilities for project-based learning, and strengthen communication between students, teachers and parents.

Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, said, “By leveraging the use of technology in the classroom, teachers can shift their instructional models and personalize learning for every student. With powerful digital tools at their fingertips, teachers can utilize data to know exactly where each student is on his or her learning continuum and tailor instruction to each student in ways never before possible. By better understanding how teachers are using data in the classroom and illuminating ways the usage of these tools can be improved, we can advance powerful, personalized learning experiences and prepare each student for success in college and career.”

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

Webinar Title: Teachers Know Best: Making Data Work for Students and Teachers

Presenter:

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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Leaders of Excellence and the Advancement of Digital Education (LEAD Ed)

The folks with the NCVPS asked me to post this:

North Carolina Virtual Public School offers quality professional learning courses and free webinars as part of their Leaders of Excellence and the Advancement of Digital Education (LEAD Ed) initiative. For course and webinar descriptions, enrollment processes, and course pricing, click on the respective course and webinar badges linked above.

Attachment: pl_leaded-flyer.pdf

If you are interested, check out previous entries about this program on this blog.

January 25, 2016

WEBINAR — January 28, 2016 / 4:00 ET — Using Blogging To Contribute Expertise And Convey Credibility

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