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Increase ELL Success Through Blended and Online Social Emotional Learning

April 2016. There is a massive and persistent English Language Learner (ELL) achievement gap in the United States. Traditional ELL education approaches have focused on language acquisition and content knowledge, yet ELL students have unique social emotional needs. This webinar will demonstrate how social emotional programs help to close the graduation, learning, and social gaps for ELL…


OER: Instructional Materials and Promising Practices for Teachers

March 2016. As the instructional materials landscape changes, educators are seeking resources and promising practices to maximize and optimize student learning. Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. They have the potential to engage teachers…


Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning Special Webinar

December 2015. Keeping Pace has been tracking trends in online and blended learning policy and practice for 12 years. In this webinar, John Watson with the Evergreen Education Group and Maria Worthen, iNACOL Vice President for Federal and State Policy, presented the latest findings published in the 2015 report related to online schools, supplemental online programs, district activity,…


Keeping Pace with K-12 Digital Learning, 12th Edition

November 2015. This is the 12th annual Keeping Pace report. The digital learning world continues to change significantly each year, but the continued support from sponsors, educators, education agencies, state virtual schools, vendors and others has not faltered. We continue to appreciate these people and organizations and everyone who has helped along the way. The cast of…


Open Educational Resources (OER) Stories, Policies, and Resources

November 2015. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is working to advance the understanding, adoption and implementation of open educational resources (OER) practices at state and district levels.  This research represents the second phase of a 2014 initiative designed to explore the state of development and dissemination of OER, teaching materials licensed for free use…


Using Online Learning for Credit Recovery: Getting Back on Track to Graduation

September 2015. This research paper illustrates how schools and programs are using online learning to provide credit recovery for students with a wide spectrum of academic needs. The report investigates credit recovery and its impact on today’s students, state and district approaches to providing credit recovery, as well as case studies of exemplar programs and lessons learned.…


Google Apps for Education: The Fresh Air Curriculum

September 2015. This iNACOL Teacher Talk webinar explored how you can use Google Apps for Education to turn your curriculum into a living, breathing document with the Fresh Air Curriculum. Recently featured in EdSurge, The Fresh Air Curriculum uses the live updating, collaborative nature of Google Drive combined, with a Google Site, Google Classroom and Gamification for a one-stop…


Realizing the Promise: Making Personalized Learning Accessible to All Learners

September 2015. Using blended and online learning to create personalized learning environments can provide the least restrictive, most tailored education for students with disabilities. However, new learning models must be designed with all learners in mind to realize that promise. Watch this webinar for a conversation with national experts on making blended and online learning accessible to students…


Why Minecraft? An Introduction to Minecraft in the Classroom

August 2015. Learn about how Minecraft is making its way into the classroom and connecting kids and literature. If you’re curious about what Minecraft is, or why it’s making its way into the classroom and minds of many, attend this webinar. iNACOL  welcomes Lee Graham, PhD, who teaches educational technology courses and maintains the Educational Technology Program at University of…


Performance-Based Funding And Online Learning: Maximizing Resources For Student Success

April 2015. On Wednesday, April 8th, iNACOL hosted a Leadership Webinar featuring the authors of the report Performance-Based Funding & Online Learning: Maximizing Resources for Student Success. The webinar presenters discussed the report highlights and examined performance-based funding models. The report provides an overview of performance-based funding concepts while exploring policy considerations. An important contribution of the report…