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KnowledgeWorks released new resources on personalized learning and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including a dashboard infographic, a publication analyzing key trends, and a state-by-state dataset. You can find all resources here.
Below are the latest events, news and trends shaping the future of K-12 education.
New from iNACOL’s Blog: Education Domain
Equity by Design in the Educator Workforce
Diversity and inclusion within the educator workforce are essential for transformation to competency-based education systems designed for equity. The CompetencyWorks paper, In Pursuit of Equality: A Framework for Equity…
The Work of Transforming K-12 Education
Our education leaders need: political courage and a will to change, knowledge and skills to lead, and educational innovation. There are implications for systemic changes that must be addressed if we are to transform the education system in…
Transforming the Educator Workforce: Creating Multiple, High-Quality Teacher Pathways, Developing Professional Judgment and Building Assessment Literacy
This blog highlights and explains three critical strategies for states and school districts to transform educator workforce systems: creating multiple, high-quality pathways to educator credentials and development; developing…
Looking Ahead: Realizing the Promise of Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners
The case studies presented in the previous blogs illustrate how schools and education programs have begun to provide student-centered learning models for English language learner (ELL) students. The field is still emerging – and a…
Upcoming iNACOL Events
April Leadership Webinar | Communication Strategies for Education Leaders Shifting Toward Competency-Based, Personalized Learning
April 3, 2018 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.
April Teacher Talk Webinar | An Introduction to Student Exhibition Nights
April 19, 2018 | 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.
iNACOL Symposium 2018
October 21-24, 2018, Nashville, TN
Attendee registration will open in spring.
Plugged In Headlines: Other News in Personalized, Competency-Based Education
McComb’s Six Pillars of Student-Centered Learning
Chris Sturgis, CompetencyWorks
How Japan’s Kosen Schools Are Creating a New Generation of Innovators
Andreas Schleicher, OECD Education & Skills Today
‘Personalized Learning’ Plays Role in Many States’ ESSA Plans, Report Finds
Michele Molnar, Education Week Market Brief
The Learning Accelerator and Yet Analytics Launch the “Learning Commons”
The Learning Accelerator
Beyond ABCs: Can School Give Kids a Lifelong Love of Learning?
Brenda Iasevoli, The Hechinger Report
A Deeper Look at the Whole School Approach to Behavior
Katrina Schwartz, KQED Mind/Shift
iNACOL in the News
5 Ways to Move to Personalized, Competency-Based Education
Laura Ascione, eSchool News
A new report from iNACOL examines five key issues that could help improve the future of U.S. K-12 education and increase competency-based education, according to the authors. In the report, the authors describe how the traditional…
Educator Development Key to Statewide Personalized Learning, iNACOL Says
Sarah Schwartz, Education Week
States integrating personalized, competency-based learning need to take the lead in preparing their teachers to implement these instructional models, argues a new issue brief from iNACOL. The brief encourages states to identify…
States Urged to Emphasize Competency-Based Learning in the ESSA Era
Leo Versel, Education Week
State policymakers should use the flexibility in the Every Student Succeeds Act to "transform accountability," and move to more sophisticated models that emphasize competency-based learning and preparation for college…