2016 – 2017
Professional Training for Teachers and School Administrators

Blended Learning
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Are you considering a blended learning imitative for your school or district, or perhaps are in the early stages of implementation? This Leadership Webinar will provide you with the opportunity to engage with and learn from other leaders from the U.S. and Canada who shared the key decision points, successes and challenges that they encountered when launching their blended programs. Representing different models of blended learning implementations, our presenters shared the “roadmap” that they followed for their schools and will field your questions on how to ensure a successful blended learning program.

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This webinar highlighted educators sharing their own stories about the most powerful, personalized professional development to prepare for next generation learning models. Discover tips, tools and best practices to personalize professional learning and prepare for the shift to personalized instructional models.

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Watch this webinar for a conversation with national experts on making blended and online learning accessible to students with disabilities, and ensuring the personalized learning environments that they create are equitable. From course access quality reviews, to assessment policies, to new learning model design and implementation, this webinar addressed topics of interest to both policymakers and educators.

National Quality Standards
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This webinar addresses how states are using iNACOL’s National Standards for Quality Online Courses to review their online courses. Representatives discuss their process for review, how they determined the review process, and how the process can be applied in other states, counties, and school districts.

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iNACOL and AdvancED are working together closely to ensure consistent language around quality online learning programs and accreditation standards. Explore this webinar to learn about quality, standards, and accreditation, and to see how you can ensure each student has access to a high-quality world-class education.

Data Management
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Learn to utilize data to transform the operations and management of the school. A variety of data sources and software are shared, allowing any school administrator or teacher to leave the session with ideas to implement immediately.

Data-enriched examples include:

Analysis of course surveys
Enrollment trends
Tool usage in the learning management system
Budget analysis for strategic planning

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By leveraging the use of technology in the classroom, teachers can shift their instructional models and personalize learning for every student. With powerful digital tools at their fingertips, teachers can utilize data to know exactly where each student is on his or her learning continuum and tailor instruction to each individual in ways never before possible.

Online Learning
Open Educational Resources (OER) are materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. Review this webinar archive for an overview of OER, strategies for effectively locating and vetting resources, and stories of K–12 districts exploring the opportunities and challenges of implementing OER at scale.
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This webinar focuses on current practices for evaluating online learning program effectiveness. The panelists discuss the evaluation tools in use and how state virtual schools analyze multiple sources of data to understand program success. Presenters lead a discussion of important considerations around the data collected to inform teachers and administrators about student success.

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This presentation explores practical examples of how Georgia Virtual School administrators are utilizing data to transform the operations and management of the school. A variety of data sources and software are shared, allowing any school administrator or teacher to leave the session with ideas to implement immediately.

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In this webinar, presenters provide an overview of the Research Clearinghouse resources for K-12 Blended and Online Learning, guiding users through the searching and navigation features of the website. This resource is designed to house the latest research examining breakthrough models and trends in blended and online learning.

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Keeping Pace has been tracking trends in online and blended learning policy and practice for 12 years. In this webinar, John Watson with the Evergreen Education Group and Maria Worthen, iNACOL Vice President for Federal and State Policy, presented the latest findings published in the 2015 report related to online schools, supplemental online programs, district activity, and key policies affecting digital learning.

Personalized Learning
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View this archived webinar to learn how to communicate about personalized learning to communities, ways to engage stakeholders in the shift toward personalized learning, and specific examples of community outreach.

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View this archived webinar to hear fellow leaders and educators from East Pennsboro School share their experiences and insights in leading innovative change to improve learning experiences for their students. Transforming their school into a personalized learning model has taught them the importance of teachers owning the change.

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In this webinar, presenters provide an overview of the Research Clearinghouse resources for K-12 Blended and Online Learning, guiding users through the searching and navigation features of the website. This resource is designed to house the latest research examining breakthrough models and trends in blended and online learning. View this archived webinar to hear from assessment experts Brandt Redd and Bonnie Hain on how states can build systems of high-quality assessments that drive student learning and provide teachers with real-time, meaningful information about a student’s progress toward competency attainment.