iNACOL PLUGGED IN 3.8.18
iNACOL is now accepting proposals to present during the iNACOL Symposium at the Nashville Music City Center in Nashville on October 21-24. This year's theme is: Driving the Transformation of Learning. The deadline for submitting presentation proposals is Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Share this announcement on Twitter:
iNACOL is publishing a blog series that explores ideas within the report, Current to Future State: Issues and Action Steps for State Policy to Support Personalized, Competency-Based Learning. Below are a few highlights from this blog series:
iNACOL is now accepting presentation proposals for #inacol18, held on Oct. 21-24 in Nashville. Submit your proposal by 3/16: http://ow.ly/yh0030ipn1l @nacol
Interested in presenting at the @nacol Symposium, Oct. 21-24 in Nashville? iNACOL is now accepting proposals to present, due 3/16. Submit proposal here: http://ow.ly/yh0030ipn1l
iNACOL is seeking to hire a Policy Assistant to provide broad administrative and program management support to the Center for Policy Advocacy. Learn more and please consider sharing with interested colleagues.
Below are the latest events, news and trends shaping the future of K-12 education.
New from iNACOL’s Blog: Education Domain
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…
What Do Teachers Need to Know and Be Able to Do to Succeed in Personalized, Competency-Based Learning Environments?
This blog post highlights and explains the first of four essential strategies for states and school districts to transform educator workforce systems: Identifying clear, specific educator competencies needed for student-centered learning…
Moving Beyond Single-Rating Accountability Systems: Alternative State Accountability Frameworks to Promote Continuous Improvement
Several states are asking us: What alternatives are there to grading schools in state accountability systems? We recognize that states want a way to help communicate their work on education quality, effectiveness and accountability…
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…
Upcoming iNACOL Events
March Leadership Webinar | Learning Outside the Classroom: Launching, Improving and Sustaining High School Internship Programs
March 14, 2018 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
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March Teacher Talk Webinar | iNACOL Teacher of the Year: From Classroom to Workshop — A Practical Guide to Differentiating, Individualizing and Personalizing Instruction
March 15, 2018 | 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET
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April Leadership Webinar | Communication Strategies for Education Leaders Shifting Toward Competency-Based, Personalized Learning
April 11, 2018 | 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET
Learn more and register.
iNACOL Symposium 2018
October 21-24, 2018, Nashville, TN
Submit your proposal to present.
Plugged In Headlines: Other News in Personalized, Competency-Based Education
The Learning Sciences: Two Perspectives
Amelia Peterson, CompetencyWorks
Student-Centered Learning Reflects Science of Learning for All Youth
Stephanie Malia Krauss, Students at the Center Hub
The Architecture of Ideal Learning Environments
Emelina Minero, Edutopia
Shaping, Not Predicting, the Future of Students
Anthony Mann, OECD Education & Skills Today
Building Student Agency into Learning Pathways
Matt Doyle and Navarro Peck, Next Generation Learning Challenges
Exploring the Potential of Teacher Residencies
Natalya Gnedko-Berry, Education Week
iNACOL in the News
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…
New, MIT-Based Program Proposes Transforming Physicists, Engineers into Teachers
Jon Marcus, The Hechinger Report
Doyung Lee is a living rebuke to the old maxim that those who can, do, and those who can’t, teach. Lee, who is 24, has a bachelor’s degree in engineering that led him to become a programmer, a profession with high pay and good…
Will Letter Grades Survive?
Laura McKenna, Edutopia
Under pressure from an unprecedented constellation of forces — from state lawmakers to prestigious private schools and college admissions offices — the ubiquitous one-page high school transcript lined with A–F letter grades may…
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…