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An Introduction to K-12 Competency-Based Education

June 2018. Competency-based education, also referred to as mastery-based, proficiency-based or performance-based education, is a system of education designed to equitably ensure all students develop the success skills they will need for college, career and life. This webinar will answer the most frequently asked questions about why competency-based education is important, how it relates to personalization, what…


Strategies for Teachers to Drive Student Agency through Inquiry-Based, Authentic Learning

May 2018. Research on motivation and engagement has established that creating opportunities for students to shape their educational experiences (i.e., student agency) is an essential ingredient for improving academic achievement. View this archived webinar to learn strategies to design learning experiences that drive student agency through inquiry-based, authentic learning in K-12 education. In inquiry-based learning, a question,…


The Science of Learning and Development and Its Implications for Transforming K-12 Education

May 2018. Learning and development science explains that social, emotional and cognitive domains are deeply intertwined in the learning process. Supporting the full integration of these dimensions within a positive school climate can dramatically improve K-12 student learning outcomes. To explore the learning sciences’ potential in K-12 education systems, iNACOL will host a webinar in conjunction with…


An Introduction to Student Exhibition Nights

April 2018. Educators across the nation are co-creating with students authentic, real-world personalized learning opportunities to promote deeper learning and prepare all students for success. Some schools are implementing student exhibition nights as a means for students to showcase projects, celebrate learning, and engage in interactive learning opportunities with their families, community members, and special guests. Exhibition…


Communication Strategies for Education Leaders Shifting Toward Competency-Based, Personalized Learning

April 2018. View this archived webinar to learn ways to communicate with stakeholders about shifting toward a competency-based and personalized system. Understand emerging national trends from a recent survey and landscape analysis on the best ways to communicate about competency-based and personalized learning, and cater these promising practices to your local context. Presenters: Chris Sturgis, Principal, MetisNet;…


iNACOL Teacher of the Year: From Classroom to Workshop – A Practical Guide to Differentiating, Individualizing and Personalizing Instruction

March 2018. Teachers across the country are shifting toward powerful, personalized learning models, where each student’s unique needs are addressed and every student has access to a world-class education that ensures future success. Shifting toward highly personalized designs has profound implications for the ways in which teachers educate students. Join this webinar to hear from Rachael Moola,…

Type: Webinar


Learning Outside the Classroom: Launching, Improving and Sustaining High School Internship Programs

March 2018. Educators across the country are seeking ways to ensure students are building the necessary skills to prepare them for successful futures. Internships are a powerful tool to provide students with authentic learning experiences, connected to their communities and the real world, and aligned to their interests and passions. Internships provide a space for students’ talents…


An Introduction to Submitting Your Proposal to Present at the iNACOL Symposium 2018

February 2018. Are you interested in submitting a proposal to present at the iNACOL Symposium in Nashville on October 21-24, 2018? iNACOL is now accepting proposals to present at the iNACOL Symposium. Learn more here. In this webinar, iNACOL will share key points to guide you through the Request for Presentations (RFP) process. Learn tips on submitting your…

Author: Bruce Friend, Natalie Abel

Organization: iNACOL

Type: Webinar


How Teachers Are Incorporating Positive Youth Development Strategies in Personalized Learning

February 2018. Research from the learning sciences tell us that the search for identity and autonomy is a primary aspiration of all young people. Schools — and teachers in particular — are pivotal in supporting students on this journey: helping them build competencies that connect to purpose, providing opportunities for meaningful contribution, and ensuring that they know…


Current to Future State: Issues and Action Steps for State Policy to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

February 2018. Readiness for college, career and life should be a core purpose of K-12 education. As we shift from an industrial to a knowledge economy, the future workforce will need intellectual and creative capacities to solve problems and collaborate in an increasingly complex world. States and local communities have an opportunity to rethink the definition of…