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Key Takeaways and Lessons Learned from Next Generation Learning Models

September 2016. Next generation learning models redesign K-12 education to optimize learning for each student. New models are emerging and developing throughout schools and districts across the country, and leaders are searching for promising practices and lessons learned in shifting from traditional K-12 systems to next generation learning models. What are the key trends driving next generation…


Exploring Integrated Learning Systems to Optimize Student-Centered Learning

June 2016. Schools and districts across the United States are exploring new and powerful ways to redesign education around student-centered, transformative digital learning using competency education as an underpinning. Transforming schools and districts to student-centered learning (SCL) is a complex process. The transformation of educational systems is not scalable or sustainable without a focus on creating systematic…


Student-Centered Learning: Functional Requirements for Integrated Systems to Optimize Learning

May 2016. Learn more about this research in our archived webinar on this report. This paper illustrates the technical requirements and functionalities that learning management systems need to shift toward student-centered instructional models. This comprehensive framework will help districts and schools determine what systems to use and integrate as they being their journey toward student-centered learning, as well as how…


Enabling Anytime, Anywhere Learning Through the Personalized Learning Framework

May 2016. Do you want to get started with personalized learning, but don’t know where to start? In this webinar, LEAP Innovations shared how their recently released personalized learning framework drives a new paradigm in K-12 education. Their framework was co-designed with experienced teachers and other experts in personalized learning. In this webinar, presenters defined the key elements…


Promising State Policies for Personalized Learning

May 2016. The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) in December 2015, which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), ushered in a historic opportunity to rethink K-12 education across the country.3 The new law allows localities to create systems of assessments that meet students where they are in their learning by…


Powerful, Personalized PD for Teachers

May 2016. Next generation learning requires new methods, strategies and skills from educators. New models demand personalized professional development for teachers to prepare for the shift in pedagogy and practice.  This webinar highlighted educators sharing their own stories about the most powerful, personalized professional development to prepare for next generation learning models. Discover tips, tools and best…


What Is Competency-Based Education?

April 2016. Competency education, an educator-led reform, is taking root in schools and districts across the country. The concept behind competency education is simple: learning is best measured by students demonstrating mastery of learning targets, rather than the number of hours spent in a classroom. By redesigning the education system around actual student learning, we will effectively…


Innovation Zones: Creating Policy Flexibility for Personalized Learning

March 2016. This policy issue brief describes what innovation zones are, why they are important and examples of legislative language from various states. Innovation zones or districts of innovation help state policy leaders identify outdated policies and regulations that may get in the way of educators designing innovative learning models. They create space for districts and schools to…


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…


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…