Symposium 2019 Featured Resources

Discover iNACOL’s featured resources on powerful personalized learning featured at the iNACOL Symposium.

Personalized Learning

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Innovation Zones: Creating Policy Flexibility for Competency-Based Personalized Learning (updated August 2018)

Issue Brief

This issue brief describes what innovation zones are, why they are important and highlights how the following seven states/localities have approached their innovation zones statutes...

Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners: Promising Practices and Considerations for Teaching and Learning

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The purpose of this paper is to highlight the promising practices and trends in personalized learning and competency-based education for English language learner (ELL) students. This paper...

The potential of personalized learning for communities

What's Possible with Personalized Learning? An Overview of Personalized Learning for Schools, Families & Communities

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This paper is designed to inform schools, families and communities about the potential of personalized learning. This report describes why personalized learning matters and shows...

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

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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...

Promising State Policies for Personalized Learning

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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...

iNACOL 2019 Federal Policy Priorities

Issue Brief

This brief provides analysis of federal policy changes needed toward a long-range vision to transform education and ensure our nation’s education systems prepare all students...

iNACOL 2019 State Policy Priorities

Issue Brief

This brief provides analysis of state policy changes needed toward a long-range vision to transform education and ensure our nation’s education systems prepare all students...

Fit for Purpose: Taking the Long View on Systems Change and Policy to Support Competency Education

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This paper explores and reflects on the issues state policy needs to address in the long-term to support a transformation of K-12 education systems. Personalized...

Developing a Modern Teacher Workforce: Federal Policy Recommendations for Professional Learning and Supporting Future-Focused, Competency-Based Education Systems

Issue Brief

This issue brief highlights federal policy opportunities to improve and modernize professional learning and development for educators for competency-based education systems. Three policy recommendations are...

Competency Education

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Quality Principles for Competency-Based Education

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This book, developed with input involving practitioners as part of the National Summit on K-12 Competency-Based Education, offers 16 Quality Design Principles to guide the...

Levers and Logic Models: A Framework to Guide Research and Design of High-Quality Competency-Based Education Systems

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Levers and Logic Models: A Framework to Guide Research and Design of High-Quality Competency-Based Education Systems, uses logic model frameworks to convey relationships between essential levers...

Quality and Equity by Design: Charting the Course for the Next Phase of Competency-Based Education

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This publication seeks to advance K-12 competency education along four key issues: quality, equity, meeting students where they are, and policy. K-12 education in the...

Blended and Online Learning

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iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework

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This report includes the key competencies and effective practices of teachers in successful blended learning environments? This research identifies 12 key competencies, organized into 4 larger...

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

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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...

Access and Equity for All Learners in Blended and Online Education

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Equity in education has been a basic tenet of public education in the United States, made explicit by civil rights legislation throughout the years. Unfortunately,...

Using Online Learning for Credit Recovery: Getting Back on Track to Graduation

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This research paper illustrates how schools and programs are using online learning to provide credit recovery for students with a wide spectrum of academic needs....

iNACOL National Quality Standards

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iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Courses (v2)

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This report provides states, districts, online programs, and other organizations with a set of quality guidelines for: Online course content Instructional design Technology Student assessment Course...

iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Teaching (v2)

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This report provides states, districts, online programs, and other organizations with a set of quality guidelines for online teaching. Districts and organizations can use these standards,...

iNACOL National Standards for Quality Online Programs

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The standards in this document address what is needed for a quality online program, elements of which include quality course design and quality online teaching....

Measuring Quality from Inputs to Outcomes: Creating Student Learning Performance Metrics and Quality Assurance for Online Schools

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This report provides outcomes-based assurance frameworks, with associated course-level and school-level learning performance metrics, as well as implementation recommendations. Viewed from the perspectives of online...