DETAILS: The iNACOL Symposium will bring together more than 3,400 experts and educational leaders in K-12 education from across the United States and around the world exploring education innovations at the leading edge of next generation learning.
Practitioners, educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators attend and share their expertise on the latest trends, research and next generation learning models. The Symposium includes more than 260 sessions which are categorized by track to guide attendees toward customized sessions of their choice. This year, iNACOL is thrilled to offer tracks to guide your personalized, professional development and best meet your individual needs, including personalized learning, competency education, empowering educators, rethinking assessments, school redesign, and many more.
WHY: Embedded in the traditional, time-based K-12 education system of fixed bell schedules and 180-day calendars, educational norms exist that dictate how much content a student has exposure to each day. This permits students to enter the next level with prior learning gaps, fails to provide student supports to ensure mastery before they move onto the next lesson and creates classrooms with one-size-fits-all curriculum despite students with diverse needs.
Student-centered, personalized learning holds tremendous potential to transform education for all students. Advances in personalized learning environments have created a historic opportunity to expand access and boost achievement and completion for learners across the globe. "School" is no longer defined merely as a physical space, classrooms lined with rows of desks and a teacher who lectures at the front of the room. Nor does a student's required curriculum have to involve a one-size-fits-all model that uses a single textbook. Anytime, anywhere learning that bridges formal and informal learning experiences is connect through the effective use of advanced technologies. Digital learning modalities combined with competency-based progressions prove fundamental to modernizing education systems that meet each student's unique needs.
Powerful, personalized learning models can dramatically improve student experiences. Learn about the new models and results that show we can accelerate access to personalized learning opportunities and dramatically improve learner achievement and outcomes.
Registration is now open for the iNACOL Symposium. Members of the press and media receive complimentary access to the Symposium by signing up here.
For more information and the full agenda, visit the Symposium website.
ABOUT: The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focusing on research, developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access, developing quality standards for emerging learning models using competency-based, blended and online education, and supporting the ongoing professional development of school and district leaders for new learning models. Visit our website, like us on Facebook, connect with us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.
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SOURCE International Association for K-12 Online Learning