Symposium 2016 Featured Resources

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

Personalized Learning

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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...

Chugach School District: A Personalized, Performance-Based System

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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...

Meeting The Every Student Succeeds Act's Promise: State Policy to Support Personalized Learning

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Under the new federal K-12 education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states have a historic opportunity to transform K-12 education toward personalized, student-centered...

Innovation Zones: Creating Policy Flexibility for Personalized Learning

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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...

Laying the Foundation for Competency Education: A Policy Guide for the Next Generation Educator Workforce

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This report provides an overview of how competency-based learning can provide the skills and training necessary to develop a next generation workforce. The paper discusses...

Course Access: Equitable Opportunities for College and Career Ready Students

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Imagine a high school student who does not have the opportunity to take all of the courses she needs to get into college. Today, for...

Competency Education

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Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders

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This paper describes effective district implementation strategies to convert traditional, one-size-fits-all models of education into more personalized, competency-based learning environments to meet students’ needs. This paper...

Maximizing Competency Education and Blended Learning: Insights from Experts

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This report includes information on implementing blended, competency-based education. It discusses the implications of personalized learning as a main pillar of school design, structured around ensuring...

Reaching the Tipping Point: Insights on Advancing Competency Education in New England

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This paper explores K-12 competency-based education policy and practice across six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. This paper explores...

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

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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...

An International Study in Competency Education: Postcards from Abroad

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An International Study in Competency Education: Postcards from Abroad seeks to highlight components of competency education in international practice, to inform US policymakers and decision...

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...