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Welcome, Committee Members!. iNACOL Southeastern Regional Committee Webinar November 8, 2012. Co-Chair Meagan Adams. Co-Chair Debi Crabtree. Updates!. Rob Darrow Director of Member Services. Updates!. New Publications

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welcome committee members
Welcome, Committee Members!

iNACOL Southeastern Regional Committee

Webinar

November 8, 2012

Co-Chair Meagan Adams

Co-Chair Debi Crabtree

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Updates!
  • Rob DarrowDirector of Member Services
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Updates!

New Publications

  • Keeping Pace with K12 Online and Blended Learning 2012 - http://kpk12.com/
      • Number of online course enrollments increase by 16%
      • Total K-12 students in an online course about 5% of total US enrollment
  • Measuring Quality From Inputs to Outputs… (iNACOL) – http://www.inacol.org/
      • Proficiency measures and individual student growth
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Updates!
  • VSS Stats
    • 2100 Attendees
      • of which 918 or 44% were new
    • Recordings: http://vss.inacol.org/
    • Pathable Participants: 888 (40% of attendees)
    • Total Tweets: 1500
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Updates!
  • A Little History about VSS…Requesting Your Input
  • 2000 – First Virtual High School Symposium (VHS)
  • 2003 - iNACOL became an incorporated nonprofit organization in Sept
    • 300 members
  • 2005 – Began the Virtual School Symposium (VSS) – 400 attendees
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Updates!
  • 2012 – More than 4400 members
    • Blended and Online Learning teachers and administrators
    • Public districts, charters, independent schools, nonprofits, etc.
  • VSS 2012 – 2100 attendees
    • Full time, supplemental, online, blended, beginning, advanced – many unique models
  • Tremendous evolution of the field – past 10 yrs
    • States, regions, districts, schools
    • New, next generation breakthrough blended learning models
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Updates!
  • Many are asking regarding the conference:
    • How do we better reflect the wider variety of education leaders – a combination of online and blended learning educators
  • Perhaps a new name?
    • iNACOL Annual Conference
    • VSS/BSS – Blended School Symposium?
  • What are your thoughts about a potential name change?
  • What are your ideas for a new conference name?
our presenters
Our Presenters

John Costilla, VP of Marketing and Business Development for WIN Learning and Creator of one of the first robust Web 2.0 social networks for teachers: WeAreTeachers.com

Joseph Goins helped lead WIN to an i3 grant award with Kentucky’s C3R program. As part of this initiative to improve student achievement among rural local educational agencies (LEAs), C3R (Career & College Readiness Transformations) is a joint venture with schools, districts, businesses and the community to serve 33 LEAs, 112 schools and 42,470 8th to 12th grade students in the area.

issue educonomy
Issue: Educonomy

DEMAND

Employment, wages, projections

Business &

Industry

Educonomy

Occupations

& Jobs

People

& Talent

Industry, Occupation, Program

Knowledge, skills & abilities

PATHWAY

SUPPLY

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Challenge(s):

If we don't increase the number of Americans with necessary skills, jobs will increasingly migrate abroad, creating even bigger challenges for our long-term competitiveness and economic growth.

We must all work to prepare students for 21st Century opportunities after high school.

www.careerreadynow.org/

win learning solution
WIN Learning Solution

WINprovides developmental resources

to teach employability and social skills in a career context to help students successfully transition into a career path.

seamless developmental path
Seamless Developmental Path

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Job Profiling:

Determines the levels of skill necessary to

learn a job

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Skill Assessments:

Measures an

individual’s

skill level

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Education &Training:

Efficiently closes

skill gaps

personalized career readiness system
Personalized Career Readiness System

Policy level analysis informs local strategy

Universal Screener assesses foundational skills of each student

Intervention for foundational skills gaps

Exit-level course that prepares students for success in the workplace

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Skill Assessment: Measures an individual’s skill level

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  • Three core skills:
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Reading for Information
  • Locating Information

Three “levels” of questions for each skill:

Level 3 = 30 percent of jobs

Level 4 = 60 percent of jobs

Level 5 = 90 percent of jobs

Initial Skills Review

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Education & Training: Efficiently closes skill gaps

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Instructional courseware in work-related, applied context

Pre-tests, instruction and post-tests

Individualized, self-paced

120 hours of curriculum

Natural voice audio

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Education & Training: behavioral, attitudinal, social, and readiness skills

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A Soft SkillsCurricular Design

Based onWhat Employers Want

Module 1: Conveying Professionalism

Module 2: Communicating Effectively

Module 3: Promoting Teamwork and

CollaborationModule 4: Thinking Critically and

Solving Problems

win learning
WIN Learning

Whether it’s college, trade school, military or the workplace, WIN provides

schools with the tools to prepare students to be career and college ready.

John Costilla

VP, Marketing & Business Development

940 312-3867

[email protected]

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