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Join TLA at iNACOL!

by Michela Marini on October 20 2016

The Learning Accelerator team will be in San Antonio next week and many of our partners will be involved in compelling sessions and/or pre-conference workshops at #iNACOL16. Please join us!

Tuesday, October 25 | 8:00 am

K-12 Online and Blended Learning Research Community Meeting

TLA Partner Saro Mohammed will join the MVLRI team in a day-long research community meeting fostering a space for researchers, practitioners, and other stakeholders to come together and provide opportunities for networking, find funding opportunities, and drum up collaborative prospects. Differentiated training around The Learning Accelerator's Measurement Agenda for Blended Learning will be followed by facilitated, mixed-role, small group discussions about a path forward.

Wednesday, October 26 | 10:00 am

Hold that Elevator! Practice Pitching Your Personalized Learning Program

Effective communication is a cornerstone of successful innovation: join TLA partner Kira Keane and Andrew Pratt from CityBridge Foundation for a workshop focused on communications planning and messaging for key audiences. Successfully develop your own persuasive elevator pitch on why your district is personalizing learning.

Wednesday, October 26 | 10:00 am

Measurement Agenda for Blended Learning: Advancing Collective Understanding of Blended Learning Effectiveness

You need to make decisions about blended learning to best support your students. This workshop provides differentiated training about The Learning Accelerator's Measurement Agenda for Blended Learning, followed by mixed-role, small-group discussions facilitated by researchers, administrators, funders, industry and others.

Thursday, October 27 | 4:15 pm

Preparing Leaders for a Next-Gen, Project-Based World

Next-gen, project-based learning (PBL) is a path to increased access, equity, and improved outcomes for students, but there aren't enough leaders who know how to create, design, and support innovative deeper learning environments. How can we cultivate a cadre of leaders with these skills? Join the panelists to learn what's next in leadership preparation, what role micro-credentials can play in supporting next-gen and project-based leadership programs and how we can develop more innovative leaders at scale.

Friday, October 28 | 10:00 am

Transformation through Blended Learning: Practices that Enable Personalization, Data Use and Competency-Based Progression

Over the last three years, blended learning has moved from theory to mainstream practice. However, the question for many practitioners remains: "I'm blending, but how does this work actually improve learning in my classroom?" This session explores, in-depth and in actual classrooms, how three elements work together in truly transformative blended learning implementations: real-time data use, competency-based learning and personalization.

About the Author

Michela is a Program Manager at The Learning Accelerator.