Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Webinar Today on “Blending Online and Face-to-Face Learning Environments”

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) will host a “webinar” titled "Blending the Online and Face-to-Face Learning Environments" Wednesday, January 13th, from 2:00 - 3:00 PM (Eastern) via Elluminate Live, a virtual meeting place.

"This topic is extremely important as the future of learning incorporates online and blended approaches to extend learning time and create more learning opportunities to students in any school or location,” said Susan Patrick, president and CEO, iNACOL. “Blended learning is rapidly moving into classrooms with digital curriculum, web-based platforms and teachers using tools in new ways to engage students using technology and to personalize instruction using real-time data to adjust and adapt to the learning needs of the kids."

This particular webinar aims to illustrate how school districts deliver blended models and enable students to earn credit in Juvenile Justice programs, expulsion programs, dropout retrieval programs, community learning centers and self-contained ESE units.

The panelists include Todd Yarch, VOISE Academy Chicago Public Schools; Tom Stanley, Clark County School District; and Carol Downing, Volusia County Schools. They represent a school district, a fully-blended high school and a high school teacher who blends the learning options in the classroom.

iNACOL is a non-profit membership association with more than 3,500 members representing school districts, charter schools, state education agencies, non-profit organizations, colleges, universities and research institutions, corporate entities and other content and technology providers.

To register for the webinar, go to the iNACOL website, . The price of the webinar varies for members & non-members.