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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…


Chugach School District: A Personalized, Performance-Based System

March 2016. This paper explores how an Alaskan school district shifted from a traditional K-12 education system to a personalized, competency-based system, embedded in the culture of the community, which led to increased student achievement. Chugach School District (CSD) first implemented competency education over twenty years ago, paving the way in developing a system founded on student…


A Conversation with the 2015 iNACOL National Blended & Online Learning Teacher of the Year

December 2015. Paula Barr, a second grade teacher with Quail Run School, Lawrence Public Schools (KS) was recently honored as the 2015 Blended & Online Teacher of the Year at the iNACOL Blended & Online Learning Symposium, held in Orlando, Florida. In this webinar, Paula shared her perspective on how blended and online teaching improves student engagement,…


Course Access: Providing Equitable Access to High-Quality Learning Opportunities

November 2015. Course Access provides public school students with expanded course offerings across learning environments from diverse, accountable providers. It is a statewide program through which students can gain equitable access to a variety of courses in a programmatic effort to increase access, quality and equity in public education. School counselors work with students to identify courses that are academically appropriate…

Author: Dale Frost, Maria Worthen

Organization: iNACOL


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…


Blended Learning Leaders Discuss their Roadmap for Success

October 2015. Are you considering a blended learning imitative for your school or district, or perhaps are in the early stages of implementation? In anticipation of the release of iNACOL's Blended Learning Roadmap this fall, this Leadership Webinar will provide you with the opportunity to engage with and learn from other leaders from the U.S. and Canada…


Supporting and Sustaining Blended Learning Throughout the Year

October 2015. How can educators ensure that learning is sustained throughout the year? In this Teacher Talk webinar, a panel of experienced teachers offered strategies on how to ensure that the excitement for blended learning that existed at the start of the school year is sustained throughout. The presenters represented organizations at different stages of implementation as…


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…


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

July 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.…