Innovation Corner

iNACOL’s mission is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all.


In keeping with this mission, and in our effort to continually improve attendees’ experiences each year, we now offer a new approach for an Innovation Corner – an innovative space for school models to showcase their personalized, competency-based models and tools in action at the iNACOL Symposium.

Our goal is to align our work (mission, vision and values) with the experience in the Innovation Corner’s showcase.
Specific areas of the Innovation Corner include:

Learn firsthand from schools and school district practitioners who are successfully implementing personalized and competency-based learning models.

View the Schools Showcase

Interact directly with tools that foster personalized, competency-based learning.

View the Tools Showcase

Let the students themselves speak to you through these two student-based galleries, a chronicle of student experiences.

View the Student Showcases

Meeting and Gathering

Innovation Corner abounds with spaces conducive for spontaneous conversations or planned gatherings. Some spaces, like the lounges, are labeled by topic to assist you in finding colleagues with similar interests, while others are a convenient place to settle down to continue an impromptu discussion about what you are learning or ideas the Symposium has sparked for you.

Voices Hub

Let your own voice be heard through the Voices Hub, an interactive center for capturing your Symposium experiences, thoughts, telling your story, sharing ideas and learning from each other.

Innovation Corner Open

Sunday, October 21, 2018

5:00 – 7:00 p.m. (President’s Reception held in Innovation Corner)

Monday, October 22, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Open
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Coffee break in Innovation Corner
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Refreshment break in Innovation Corner

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Open
9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Coffee break in Innovation Corner
3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Refreshment break in Innovation Corner