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Teaching with a Growth Mindset

May 2017. Colorado’s District 51 is in its first year of implementing a performance-based (or competency-based) system. They are intentionally building a thriving culture rooted in growth mindset. According to Carol Dweck, “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work — brains and talent are just the…


Universal Design for Learning (UDL) & Accessibility in K-12 Education: Designing Learning to Serve All Students

May 2017. Digital accessibility is essential to provide educational opportunities for all students, including students with disabilities. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework to improve teaching and learning based on learning sciences and the creative uses of digital technologies. UDL creates learning environments that are designed to be open and accessible to all students, helps…


An Overview of K-12 Competency-Based Education for Education Leaders and Teachers

April 2017. Educators across the country have started to realize the promise of competency-based education as a new structure to organize districts and schools, designed to help students successfully master skills at each step, year after year, by ensuring they advance after they demonstrate proficiency. The concept behind competency education is simple: learning is best measured by students demonstrating…


How Teachers Are Personalizing Math for Middle School Students

April 2017. Personalized learning is revolutionizing K-12 education by redesigning learning experiences to address the specific needs of each student, each day. Named by Time Magazine as one of the top 50 inventions of the year, the school-based Teach to One: Math learning model personalizes math for middle school students while ensuring students make deep connections with each other…


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…


Course Access: Improving Student Access to Advanced Coursework

March 2017. Every student deserves the opportunity to access the courses she or he needs for success in college and careers. However, too many students, and in particular those from traditionally underserved backgrounds face significant inequities. According to the U.S. Department of Education: Only 50% of U.S. high schools offer calculus and only 63% offer physics. Black and…


An Introduction to Maker Education for Teachers

March 2017. 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 are…


Future-Focused Education Innovations: Insights from Global Leaders

March 2017. What, in the end, will differentiate an educated person in 1950 from an educated person in 2050? How will this influence our view of schools, learning, and our education system as a whole? New Zealand is leading efforts to transform their education system around excellence and equity, providing learning experiences that offer the opportunity to…


A Primer on Submitting Your Proposal to Present at the iNACOL Symposium 2017

March 2017. Are you interested in submitting a proposal to present at the iNACOL Symposium 2017? In this archived webinar, iNACOL shares key points to guide you through the Request for Proposals (RFP) process. Learn tips on submitting your proposal, understand the process and timeline for proposal selection, and discover ways to design interactive sessions that generate…

Author: Bruce Friend, Natalie Abel

Organization: iNACOL

Type: Webinar

Topics: Symposium 2017


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…