Special Edition Webinar
iNACOL brings you free Special Edition webinars throughout the year based on topics of interest for the broader online and blended learning community. Past topics have included Competency Education webinars, iNACOL’s membership update, and how to start an online program.
Course Access: Equitable Opportunities for College and Career Ready Students
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
According to recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, far too many students do not have access to all the courses that will prepare them for college and careers. Only 50% of U.S. high schools offer calculus; only 63% offer physics. Course access can be a critical tool for increasing equity and opportunity in K-12 education. Course Access provides public school students with expanded course offerings across learning environments from diverse, accountable providers. It is a mechanism by which students can gain equitable access to a variety of courses in a programmatic effort to increase access, quality and equity in public education.
In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of Course Access as a tool for student college and career readiness, and present policy recommendations from the new iNACOL policy brief Course Access: Equitable Opportunities for College and Career Ready Students to help state policymakers assure quality, equity, and sustainability. Experts from the field will discuss lessons learned implementing course access policies in Louisiana and Texas.
Maria Worthen, Vice President, Federal & State Policy, iNACOL
Dave Lefkowith, Louisiana Department of Education
Barbara Smith, Project Director, Texas Virtual School Network, Region 10 Education Service Center
Registration is available until 10 AM (Eastern) the day of the webinar. World Clock
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iNACOL Professional Development Certificate
If you are an iNACOL member, when registering for a webinar you may request to receive an iNACOL Professional Development Certificate. This certificate will document the time spent in the webinar which can be used to meet continuing education requirements for professional re-certification.
The Fine Print
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PDF versions of slides and recordings of past meetings are available within the iNACOL Members Forum. (Access to the Members Forum requires the person to be an iNACOL member and to have completed the Forum registration process.)