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A Roadmap for Implementation of Blended Learning at the School Level: A Case Study of the iLearnNYC Lab Schools

October 2013. This roadmap was designed to provide guidance to NYCDOE school administrators in implementing blended learning programs in their own schools. Over the 2012-13 school year, iNACOL worked with 8 NYCDOE Lab Schools, each with its own blended learning model, to create this roadmap to improve blended learning implementation. This roadmap has the following goals: Provide…


Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 10th Edition

October 2013. This report, the 10th in series of annual report beginning in 2004, examines the status of K-12 online education across the country. The Authors provide an overview of the latest policies, practices, and trends affecting online learning programs across all 50 states. The Keeping Pace series is researched and published as a service to the…


Annual Report to iNACOL Membership: iNACOL Strategic Plan Update 2011-2015

October 2013. In 2011, the iNACOL staff and Board of Directors engaged in an intensive strategic planning process. The iNACOL Strategic Plan 2011-2015 identifies three strategic areas of work, all of which are discussed in this webinar: Policy and Advocacy Quality Assurance New Learning Models Presenter Susan Patrick provides an update on a year’s progress of work…


Planning, Implementation and Policy Considerations for Blended Learning

October 2013. This webinar discusses common elements needed to implement a successful blended learning program, as well as policy considerations for states and districts. Join experts Greg Klein and Samantha Sherwood in identifying critical success factors for blended learning adoption. It is vitally important to have planned policy and support structures in place for blended learning programs…


Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning

October 2013. In this webinar, presenters provide an overview of the Research Clearinghouse resources for K-12 Blended and Online Learning, guiding users through the searching and navigation features of the website. In August, partners iNACOL and Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute launched the Research Clearinghouse for K-12 Blended and Online Learning. This resource is designed to house the…


The Role of Leadership in the Implementation of Successful Blended Learning Programs

September 2013. View this webinar to better understand the leadership qualities that facilitate the transition to and maintenance of a strong blended learning program. The presenters focus on how school and district leaders can effectively and efficiently promote and support blended learning in their schools. Regardless of the model or technology used, key leadership elements enable the…


Improving Online Educational Resources Using Cognitive Science: Collaborations between Cognitive Scientists and Educators

September 2013. This webinar provides information on how to use published research to improve K-12 and university online learning, like Khan Academy videos or interactive mathematics exercises. The webinar focuses on how students’ motivation and grades increase when they are given voice and choice. Through promoting student agency, students engage in reflective thinking and seek deeper understanding.…


Becoming a Blended Learning Teacher: The Changing Role of the Classroom Educator

September 2013. This webinar focuses on how the role of the teacher changes in a blended learning classroom. Topics discussed by these experienced teachers include lesson planning, classroom management, and utilization of course management system to better personalize learning for students. Blended Learning has developed into an important pedagogical shift for teaching and learning. Effective blended learning…


E-Rate 2.0: Defining Drivers and Capacity Needs

August 2013. As the Federal Communications Commission works to revamp the E-Rate program, the iNACOL and the CCSSO present a webinar exploring the pressing broadband telecommunications capacity barriers schools and students today. As more schools adopt new learning models powered by blended and online learning, an updated E-rate program will provide more opportunities for students everywhere. This…


E-Rate 101: Basics for Education Advocates

July 2013. Join education and broadband telecommunications leaders (including an official from the FCC and two former US Department of Education Directors of Educational Technology) for this webinar, designed to educate and empower education advocates to engage in the E-Rate reform discussion. The FCC is preparing to issue its Notive of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), and Obama has…