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iNACOL Publishes New Report on Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners

WASHINGTON, D.C., (July 11, 2017) — Today, iNACOL published a new report: Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners: Promising Practices and Considerations for Teaching and Learning, which highlights promising practices and trends in new designs to advance learning for English language learner (ELL) students.

This paper shares case studies and examples from schools and programs creating personalized, competency-based learning environments for ELL students, and promising practices and considerations on designing ideal learning environments for ELL success. It is intended for practitioners, including educators and education leaders, who want to advance next generation learning models to reach every student.

Susan Patrick, iNACOL President and CEO, said, “To provide English language learners with an equitable, high-quality, and holistic education, there needs to be a shift away from one-size-fits-all approaches to empowering educators with modern instructional strategies, tools and research-based practices for personalizing learning for student success. ELL students are the fastest growing and largest student subgroup in our public schools today. We are in early stages of examining how educators designing next generation learning models can transform teaching and learning for ELL students. We have the opportunity to help all ELL students succeed, reverse the trend and close the achievement gap between ELL and non-ELL students.”

Download a full copy of Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners: Promising Practices and Considerations for Teaching and Learning here.


About iNACOL

The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our website, like us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on twitter.

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