SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- E2020 Inc., one of the fastest-growing providers of online learning solutions today announced it will host the 2012 Arizona Blended Learning Summit, a daylong interactive event focused on elevating discussion around the future of online learning in and beyond the state of Arizona.
A first-ever for the state, the Blended Learning Summit will gather constituents with a vested interest in improving academic outcomes across the state of Arizona. Program features include a keynote presentation "The Rise of K-12 Blended Learning: What It is and How to Begin" given by Heather Staker, author, prolific speaker, and named as one of Scholastic's 'Five People to Watch in 2012.'
In addition, the Summit will highlight several Arizona schools that are achieving success integrating instructional technology through a variety of blended learning models. Vail Unified School District will talk about the management and expansion of their approved Arizona Online Instruction Program; Higley Unified School District will share how they are serving at-risk learners; and Phoenix Union High School District will detail their success with math concept recovery.
Sari Factor, CEO of E2020, Inc. commented, "There is a growing interest in blended learning and the many ways it can be implemented to enhance teacher effectiveness and student engagement to achieve better outcomes. With several successful models in practice in Arizona, we felt it important to host an event to foster rich discussion about both the opportunities and challenges blended learning presents, all in the spirit of being a better partner to educators."
The Summit is designed to elicit candid, in-depth dialogue on the effective implementation of blended learning and successful Arizona Online Instruction (AOI) approved initiatives, as well as other issues facing today's educators, schools and students.
The Summit will take place on November 9, 2012 in Chandler. Educators interested in attending should visit www.education2020.com/azblendedlearning to register.
About E2020 Inc.
E2020 Inc., (education2020, e2020) is a leading provider of core and elective instruction for students in grades 6–12, creating innovative, rigorous, standards-aligned courseware and virtual instruction programs to prepare students for college and careers. e2020's web-based model, teacher-led video delivery, and innovative instructional approach offer engaging and individualized online instruction to schools for traditional classrooms, blended learning, and virtual programs. For more information, visit www.education2020.com.
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