Why Minecraft? An Introduction to Minecraft in the Classroom

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 […]

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Realizing the Promise: Making Personalized Learning Accessible to All Learners

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 […]

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

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. […]

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Blending Learning: The Evolution of Online and Face-to-Face Education from 2008–2015

This report explores the development of blended learning from 2008-2015, the evolution of definitions across blended learning models and effective blended instructional strategies grounded in case studies. The paper depicts how schools are implementing blended learning, increasing student engagement and academic success, and using digital content and curricula for data-driven instructional models while empowering youth. […]

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CompetencyWorks—Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders

On Thursday, June 25, iNACOL hosted a Special Edition Webinar featuring Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, and Chris Sturgis, Principal of MetisNet, as they discussed the recent CompetencyWorks report titled, Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders. Over the past five years, Chris visited competency-based schools and districts throughout the country […]

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CompetencyWorks: Maximizing Competency Education and Blended Learning: Insights from Experts

On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, iNACOL hosted a Leadership Webinar featuring Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, and Chris Sturgis, Principal of MetisNet, as they discussed their recently co-authored CompetencyWorks report titled, Maximizing Competency Education and Blended Learning: Insights from Experts. In May 2014, twenty-three technical assistance providers convened to discuss the implementation of […]

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Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders

This paper describes effective district implementation strategies to convert traditional, one-size-fits-all models of education into more personalized, competency-based learning environments to meet students’ needs. This paper highlights strategies to engage, motivate, and teach all students to proficiency and mastery; depicts shifts in instruction toward deeper learning and meaningful assessments for learning; while exploring models of distributed […]

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

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 […]

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