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Communication and Outreach Strategies for Leaders Shifting to Personalized Learning

April 2017. Effective community engagement is a cornerstone of successful personalized learning implementation. As schools and districts shift toward personalized learning, it is imperative to effectively engage parents, teachers, students and community members through intentional, meaningful communication and outreach strategies. What do these communication and outreach strategies look like? View this archived webinar to learn how to…


How Teachers Are Leading Change for Personalized Learning

February 2017. How can teachers lead innovative change and create buy-in for personalized learning? What can teachers do to foster personalized learning for students and design engaging instructional activities? View this archived webinar to hear fellow leaders and educators from East Pennsboro School share their experiences and insights in leading innovative change to improve learning experiences for…


The potential of personalized learning for communities

What’s Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

February 2017. This paper is designed to inform schools, families and communities about the potential of personalized learning. This report describes why personalized learning matters and shows what personalized learning looks like in schools for teachers and for students.   Through case studies, this paper illustrates what personalized learning looks like in practice, provides examples of teachers…


Rethinking Systems of Assessments and Building Educator Capacity

October 2016. The new federal K-12 education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), presents states with historic opportunities to increase flexibility around systems of assessments and educator development systems. By taking advantage of these new flexibilities, states can transform K-12 education toward personalized, student-centered learning. What can these new systems of assessments look like under ESSA,…


Meeting The Every Student Succeeds Act’s Promise: State Policy to Support Personalized Learning

October 2016. Under the new federal K-12 education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have a historic opportunity to transform K-12 education toward personalized, student-centered learning. This law represents a marked shift in federal control to states, presenting state and local stakeholders with important opportunities and flexibilities to redefine student success and the goals of…


Promising State Policies to Advance Personalized Learning

September 2016. iNACOL published the report Promising State Policies for Personalized Learning to highlight specific state examples of promising policies to support and scale personalized, competency-based learning to close equity and achievement gaps. This executive summary outlines the policies in that report. What Is the Promise of Personalized Learning? Personalized learning can: Dramatically increase equity in education; Facilitate data-rich, powerful…


Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned from Next Generation Learning Models

September 2016. Next generation learning models redesign K-12 education to optimize learning for each student. New models are emerging and developing throughout schools and districts across the country, and leaders are searching for promising practices and lessons learned in shifting from traditional K-12 systems to next generation learning models. What are the key trends driving next generation…


How to Get Started with Maker Education

September 2016. Maker education is about giving students access to a new class of technologies, enabling students to design, build, invent and problem solve in new and unique ways.  This type of tinkering allows students to transform ideas into reality, sparks interest in STEM careers and develops growth mindset, curiosity, self-efficacy and collaborative problem-solving. Schools and districts…


Exploring Integrated Learning Systems to Optimize Student-Centered Learning

June 2016. Schools and districts across the United States are exploring new and powerful ways to redesign education around student-centered, transformative digital learning using competency education as an underpinning. Transforming schools and districts to student-centered learning (SCL) is a complex process. The transformation of educational systems is not scalable or sustainable without a focus on creating systematic…


Student-Centered Learning: Functional Requirements for Integrated Systems to Optimize Learning

May 2016. Learn more about this research in our archived webinar on this report. This paper illustrates the technical requirements and functionalities that learning management systems need to shift toward student-centered instructional models. This comprehensive framework will help districts and schools determine what systems to use and integrate as they being their journey toward student-centered learning, as well as how…