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Tech Tools to Enhance Student Engagement in Blended and Online Learning

January 2014. This teacher talk webinar focuses on the latest web tools that can engage students, facilitate collaboration, and enhance understanding for students at all levels. Whether in a technology enhanced, blended or online learning classroom, these Web 2.0 tools can be easily integrated to increase student engagement and interest in learning. Explore this webinar to learn…


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

November 2013. Panelists of this webinar present the latest developments in blended and online policy and practice throughout the country. Come hear the authors of Keeping Pace with K-12 Blended and Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice discuss key findings. Browse this report for the most recent program and policy trends across districts and…


Blended Learning: A look at the Transformation of K-12 Education in Idaho

November 2013. Have you ever wondered if the money spent on technology and professional development really makes a difference in the lives of students? This session presents exciting evidence that change is happening through blended learning. The presenters explore the results of research conducted in Idaho with teachers who are using blended learning. They discuss findings in…


A Day in the Life of a Blended Learning Teacher

November 2013. Blended learning teachers share what a “normal day” looks like in their classrooms. The presenters are teachers who have taught in a blended classroom and will specifically focus on the following: The use of student data to personalize learning The variety of technologies providing multiple ways to access content The arrangement of classrooms to facilitate…


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…


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…


Transforming K-12 Rural Education through Blended Learning: Barriers and Promising Practices

October 2013. This report describes the implementation of blended learning programs in Idaho, and three key takeaways are apparent: Blended learning has a positive impact on teachers. Self-pacing enables students to take ownership and achieve mastery. Teachers must prepare with comprehensive teacher training. The authors emphasize the need for the field to conduct studies to challenge, adapt,…


Mean What You Say: Defining and Integrating Personalized, Blended and Competency Education

October 2013. This paper provides a scan of the literature to expand the knowledge base for the field of online, blended, and competency-based education. The goal of the paper is to explain the nuances of key terms used across the field of K-12 education related to personalized, blended and competency education, and how the ideas integrate in order…