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Partnering for Success: A 21st Century Model for Teacher Preparation

October 2013. This report studies the best practices necessary to rethink the skills, methods and pedagogical evolution that teacher education must address. If we are to ensure great teachers are trained, mentored and retained for our students — the programs themselves must emulate 21st century skills. The examples found in this report have unique elements and frameworks…


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…


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…


OER State Policy in K-12 Education: Benefits, Strategies, and Recommendations for Open Access, Open Sharing

June 2013. This report helps policymakers promote collaboration and deeper learning with Open Educational Resources (OER). The authors demonstrate how policymakers are helping teachers to build resources, share educational materials, and personalize instruction by permitting publicly funded learning materials to be shared openly. Open educational resources (OER) are learning materials licensed in such a way as to…


RETHINK: Planning and Designing for K-12 Next Generation Learning

June 2013. This toolkit from Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is for K-12 district, charter, and school leaders to use in the very early stages of conceptualizing and designing a next generation learning program, initiative, or whole school. Rather than offering a prescriptive model to follow, the toolkit…


Blended Learning: A Wise Giver’s Guide to Supporting Tech-Assisted Teaching

April 2013. This guidebook by Laura Vanderkam provides crucial guidance to savvy philanthropists looking to transform schools through blended learning. While still very much in its infancy, blended learning is demonstrating promising results, driving a flurry of entrepreneurial activity, and increasing enthusiasm among educators for new ways of teaching and learning. This poses a challenge for philanthropists.…


Louisiana’s Course Choice Program: A Model for Other States

March 2013. This webinar provides an overview of Louisiana Course Choice, a new Louisiana Department of Education program. Its “a la carte” school choice is revolutionizing education and serving as a model for other states. The program entered full operation in the 2013-14 school year in order to better meet the needs of all students and prepare…


English Language Learners: A Community-Driven, Blended Learning Approach to K-12 Education

February 2013. This Teacher Talk Webinar focuses on second language learners in blended learning programs. This video was shared as part of the presentation. Second Language Learners are on the increase across the nation, presenting school administrators and teachers with significant challenges. Topics of discussion include: Learning about your student population. Integrating best practices into the current online structure.…


OER – What are they and how can you use them in your classroom?

January 2013. How can teachers best utilize Open Educational Resources (OER)? This Teacher Talk webinar describes ways in which OER can enhance your teaching – whether in a face-to-face, blended, or online environment. In this context, OER includes the tools, policies, and an overall philosophy of teaching and learning, and T.J. Bliss and Annie Swinton discuss OER…