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* Innovate to Educate: System [Re]Design for Personalized Learning: A Report From The 2010 Symposium
Posted on Wednesday 17th November 2010, 8:35am by Tori Cirks
In August 2010, the Council for Chief State School Officers, ASCD, and SIIA hosted a symposium on personalized learning. The final report from that symposium is now available.


"Symposium participants jointly identified the following top ten essential elements and policy enablers of personalized learning:

"Essential Elements
1. Flexible, Anytime/Everywhere Learning
2. Redefine Teacher Role and Expand “Teacher”
3. Project-Based, Authentic Learning
4. Student Driven Learning Path
5. Mastery/Competency-Based Progression/Pace

"Policy Enablers
1. Redefine Use of Time (Carnegie Unit/Calendar)
2. Performance-Based, Time-Flexible Assessment
3. Equity in Access to Technology Infrastructure
4. Funding Models that Incentivize Completion
5. P-20 Continuum and Non-grade Band System" (p. 7)
* Webinar on October 28: Offering High School Credit Through Expanded Learning Opportunities
Posted on Monday 18th October 2010, 9:41am by Tori Cirks
Offering High School Credit Through Expanded Learning Opportunities

Join us for a Webinar on October 28

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

This webinar will highlight the New Hampshire Extended Learning Opportunities (NH ELO) Initiative that seeks to offer credit to high school students for learning that occurs outside of the traditional classroom setting. Developed by PlusTime New Hampshire and the state department of education, NH ELO allows students to pursue learning of personal passion and interest while earning academic credit, based on a pre-determined set of academic competencies. Participating high schools are working on systemic changes to provide students with greater access to credit bearing learning opportunities, with a focus on engaging underserved youth.

Presenters will include:
Paul Leather, Deputy Commissioner of Education, New Hampshire Dept. of Education (NH)

Janice Hastings, VP of Program & Resource Development, Plus Time New Hampshire (NH)

Moderated by:

Ben Aiken, Program Associate, AYPF (DC)
Space is limited. Please click on the "Register Now" button below to reserve your space!

Title: Offering High School Credit Through Expanded Learning Opportunities

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

* September 21 ODE Web Conference: Follow Up Q&A
Posted on Monday 20th September 2010, 6:09pm by Tori Cirks
Join the discussion boards to continue discussing your credit flex questions regarding physical education, career-technical education, and world languages.

Physical Education: http://sharedwork.org/16798/weblog/581.html

Career-Technical Education: http://sharedwork.org/16798/weblog/582.html

World Languages: http://sharedwork.org/16798/weblog/583.html
* Ohio Department of Education Fall 2010 Credit Flexibility Web Conference Series
Posted on Friday 17th September 2010, 4:51pm by Tori Cirks
The Ohio Department of Education is hosting a series of web conferences this fall to provide information related to the local implementation of the Ohio Credit Flexibility Policy. In particular, the web conference series will discuss recently released guidance from the department and will connect participants with Ohio schools, districts, and organizations that are working through implementation of the policy.

August: Credit Flexibility Considerations for School Counselors (Archive materials currently available at http://sharedwork.org/16798/files/2009 or on the ODE website)

September: Credit Flexibility: Focus on Physical Education, Career Technology Education and World Languages (At capacity - archive materials will be available soon)

October: Credit Flexibility Communications (Date TBD)

November: Credit Flexibility and Family and Civic Involvement (Date TBD)

Check back for more information, including how to register, about the upcoming web conferences.
Promising Practice: Columbus City Schools Credit Flexibility Implementation Supports
Posted on Friday 9th July 2010, 7:35pm by Tori Cirks
Columbus City Schools have developed a number of credit flexibility implementation supports that are available on its website.

Information on the website includes:
- Program Overview**
- Credit Flexibility Application**
- FAQ: Questions & Answers**
- CCS Course Descriptions**
- Columbus Virtual HS

(**Available in PDF form at http://sharedwork.org/16798/files/1809)

Visit the Columbus City Schools website [http://www.columbus.k12.oh.us/website.nsf/(ccs_pages)/ParentsAndStudents?opendocument]
to learn more and to get ideas on the type of information and resources your school or district may want to provide.

If you have a Promising Practice to share, post links to your information under the “Share Promising Practices” discussion (http://sharedwork.org/16798/weblog/574.html) or upload your examples in the Files section.