WASHINGTON, May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will provide a leadership webinar on how schools can help struggling students close the achievement gap using blended learning titled "Implementing a Response to Intervention Program Using Blended Learning and Digital Tools" by the Spring Independent School District in Houston, Texas on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 6:00p to 7:00p ET.
"The ability for teachers to personalize instruction with online tools and focus on creating immediate interventions for students is enhanced by blended learning in schools. Response to Intervention (RtI) is critical to support students at the moment they need help and engage them in navigating toward success," said iNACOL president Susan Patrick. "This webinar will highlight the work of Spring ISD's teachers, and showcase how they use new digital tools combined with proven instructional methods to identify students' specific needs, give them the help they need to close gaps, and find success along a personalized learning pathway to prepare them for college and career-readiness."
The Spring ISD Virtual School in Houston, TX developed a comprehensive RtI program – five years in the making – blending the best of face-to-face learning with online tools and resources. The program supports students across vast range of backgrounds, learning skills and abilities to identify instructional needs through the RtI model and address their gaps, especially at the high-school level, to develop and accelerate learning to get back on track for graduation. This webinar will provide solutions for supporting at-risk students, information about the blended learning RtI framework developed by Spring ISD, and, specifically, how to target students' needs and strengths so they can proceed on a personalized, competency-based pathway.
This webinar presentation is free to attend, but please register at http://www.inacol.org/events/webinars/teacher-talk/ to receive details and login confirmation.
Rebecca Long, Program Coordinator, Spring ISD Virtual School
Kristina Spencer, Lead Counselor, Spring ISD Virtual School
Vicki Perritt, Learning Specialist, Spring ISD Virtual School
iNACOL is the leading non-profit 501(c)(3) organization advocating for student-centered, competency-based educational policies and practices to ensure all students are prepared with a world-class education. We advocate for student-centered policies on equity and access, develop quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education, published research, and support the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, and district leaders. iNACOL also hosts the annual iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium, formerly known as the Virtual School Symposium (VSS). For more information, please visit http://inacol.org.