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Student Panel: The Importance of Illuminating Student Voice in the Learning Process

January 2017. Research shows that dropout rates, student achievement, and workforce readiness will improve by integrating student voices into education. This Teacher Talk webinar features a student panel, moderated by Student Voice Director of Partnerships Merrit Jones, on embedding student voices into the learning process to empower students to reach high levels of achievement. View this archived…


Insights on Advancing Competency Education in New England

January 2017. Competency education is expanding across the country as a means to ensure all students are mastering the skills and knowledge to be successful in college, career and civic life. This webinar draws on lessons learned and insights from leaders and policymakers in New England and is intended for district leadership and policymakers seeking to introduce…


Assessments and Grading for Teachers in K-12 Competency-Based Systems

December 2016. Schools and districts are making the transition to competency-based education to create a more equitable system that gives all students the skills they need for postsecondary life. Competency-based systems of assessment provide rich, ongoing opportunities for students to develop a growth mindset. This webinar provides answers to questions such as: How do teachers design and…


Design Principles for World-Class Project-Based Learning

November 2016. How can teachers implement transformative project-based learning (PBL) experiences that empower and motivate students to achieve academic, career and personal success? View this archived webinar to learn how to integrate PBL to promote powerful, personalized learning opportunities for every student. Learn the critical design principles behind world-class PBL to capture student interest and connect learning experiences…


State Policy Opportunities for Personalized Learning Under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

November 2016. A recent iNACOL report, Meeting The Every Student Succeeds Act’s Promise: State Policy to Support Personalized Learning, provides concrete, actionable recommendations for state policymakers to support the transformation of K-12 education to close learning gaps and address inequities in the system. View this archived webinar to explore the findings in this new report and hear state…

Author: Dale Frost, Maria Worthen

Organization: iNACOL

Type: Webinar


Instructional Tools for Personalized Learning: Insights from a Student and Superintendent

October 2016. Personalized learning systems accelerate and deepen learning by tailoring instruction to each student’s individual needs, skills, and interests. Students have a variety of rich learning experiences that collectively will prepare them for success in the college and career of their choice. How can teachers create a classroom environment that enables student voice and choice, deeper…


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,…


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…


Assessment for Learning Project: Rethinking Assessments for Deeper Learning

August 2016. “For too long, assessment has been something that is ‘done to’ kids instead of with them,” said Gene Wilhoit, Center for Innovation in Education (CIE) Executive Director. In March 2016, CIE and Next Generation Learning Challenges announced $2 million in grant awards for 12 Assessment for Learning projects to support educators in fundamentally rethinking the…