Pre-Conference Workshop Schedule

Pre-conference workshops offer highly interactive, focused sessions for administrators, educators and policymakers for competency-based, blended and online learning. These highly individualized sessions are not included in the conference package and must be registered for separately.

Space is limited to ensure small group interactions, so be sure to register for the pre-conference workshops early. Pre-conference workshop information for the iNACOL Symposium 2018 is not yet available.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Note: Times and dates are subject to change.
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Morning | 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Effectively Communicating about Personalized and Competency-Based Learning
iNACOL Communications Team

Assessments for Learning: From Principles, to Practices, to Action
Sarah Lench, Center for Innovation in Education
Tony Siddall, Next Generation Learning Challenges

Learning from School-Based Practitioners: Building a Successful Competency-Based Education System in your District/School
Jonathan Vander Els, V and S School Solutions
Brian Stack, Sanborn Regional High School

State-Level Support for Personalized Learning: An Exploration of Two States’ Commitment to Scaling Personalized Learning  
Virgel Hammonds, KnowledgeWorks
Ann Ellefson, North Dakota Dept. of Public Instruction
Lauren McCauley, South Carolina Dept. of Education
Robin Kannan, KnowledgeWorks
Lori Phillips, KnowledgeWorks

Afternoon | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Competency Education Leadership Forum for Educators
Chris Sturgis, CompetencyWorks

Transforming Learning with Micro-credentials and Badges
Tom Vander Ark, Getting Smart

Building a Successful and High-Quality Online Learning Program

Nicole Fuerst, Kodiak Island School District
Christine Voelker, Quality Matters


Full Day | 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

A Framework for Personalized Learning 
Bill Zima, RSU 2

K-12 Online and Blended Learning Research Community Meeting
Joe Friedoff, Michigan Virtual
Saro Mohammed, The Learning Accelerator