For innovating educators, iNACOL’s 2015 Blended & Online Learning Symposium(#inacol15) is the field’s premier event to connect and learn. And while this year’s Symposium was the best one yet by many accounts, it’s not the event itself that offers the most power–it’s the more than 3,000 attendees in Orlando that will take the vision from the event and transform it into reality in their home states.The key elements of the learner-centered vision echoed symbolically throughout the main sessions, breakouts and hallway conversations. This vision was formally articulated today in a closing keynote that highlighted the ground-breaking work and culminating vision in Education Reimagined’s vision for learner centered education described by Gisele Huff (recipient of iNACOL’s first ever “Huff Award for Lifetime Achievement”), Becky Pringle (NEA Vice President) and Kelly Young (Director of Convergence’s Education Reimagined Project).Everyone at iNACOL is a leader in making the shift to personalized learning a reality. But, here are more than 50 individuals that really took the event to the next level.Advocates & support orgsSusan Patrick (@susandpatrick), Bruce Friend (@Bruce_Friend), Maria Worthen, Allison Powell, Natalie Able,iNACOL (@nacol)Linda Pittenger, National Center for Innovation in Education, UKKelly Young, Education Reimagined Director (@EdReimagined)Becky Pringle, (@beckypringle), National Education Association Vice PresidentTrina Angelone, Virtual Schools of Excellence, St. Andrew’s Episcopal AcademyDan French, Ramona Trevino, Center for Collaborative EducationShawn Rubin, (@ShawnCRubin) Highlander InstituteJulia Freeland, (@juliaffreeland), Christensen InstituteScott Ellis, Daniel Owens & Beth Rabbitt (@BethRabbitt), The Learning Accelerator (@LearningAccel)LaVerne Srinivasan, VP Carnegie Corporation of New York (@CarnegieCorp)Eduardo Briceno (@eduardobricen0), Mindset WorksOnline & blended programsStephanie Borowski, Andy Hepburn, GPS Education PartnersJulie Young, Global Personalized Academics (GPA), CEO #Mickey Revenaugh (@Mickeyrevenaugh), Matt Wicks, Connections Education #Superintendents, Districts & intermediate UnitsPat Deklotz (@PDeklotz), Theresa Ewald, Kettle Moraine School DistrictJuan Cabrera, Superintendent El Paso Independent School District (@ELPASO_ISD)John C. Carver (@johnccarver), Howard-Winneshiek Community School DistrictRafael Gallardo, Puget Sound ESDJohn Rice (@johnricedc), DC Public Schools (@DCPublicSchools)Cool Schools and EducatorsBuddy Berry (@BuddyBerry) Eminence Independent School DistrictDallas Dance (@DDance_BCPS), Baltimore County Public SchoolsShelli Kurth & Nicole Tempel Assisi, @DocAssisi Thrive Public SchoolsErin Mote (@erinmote), InnovateEDU (@innovateEDUNYC)Eric Tucker, Brooklyn Lab Charter School (@BklynLabSchool)Erdinc Acar, @STEM_IST, Magnolia Public SchoolsTim Presiado, @tpresiado, New Tech Network (@newtechnetwork)Erika Schlichter & Scott Rowe (@ScottRowe158) District 158Brian Stack @bstackbu, Sanborn Regional High SchoolKyle Repucci @kylerepucci, Epping School DistrictAled Anaya (@aledbread), Escondido Union High School DistrictCarlos Macias (@carlosandreasmacias), Grand Canyon UniversityTeresa Ewald and Laura Dahm (@kmdistrict), Kettle Moraine School DistrictEdTechCurt Allen, Mark Tullis, Agilix (@agilix)Anthony Kim (@anthonx), Education ElementsTracy Kennedy (@Tracy_KennedyED), Dreambox LearningTanya Mas and Rosetta Stone Education TeamJoel Rose(@NCJoelRose), NewClassroomsEric Nentrup (@ericnentrup) & Jack Macleod (@JackMacleod), AlmaTerry Nealon (@nealonter), FishtreeFundersDr. Gisèle Huff, Jaquelin Hume Foundation Executive DirectorStacey Childress (@NextGenStacey), NewSchools Venture FundTom Stritikus (@TomStritikus) & Jon Deane (@jondeane), Gates FoundationColleen Broderick (@ColleenBroderic), Chief Learning Designer, ReSchool ColoradoNick Donohoe (@NickDonohueNMEF), Nellie Mae Education FoundationVigil Hammonds (@VirgelHammonds), KnowledgeWorksAndy Calkins (@andrewcalkins), NGLC (@NextGenLC)The Learning Accelerator team, @LearningAccelMike Baur (@mbaur), Michael & Susan Dell FoundationConsultantsSeth Reynolds (@sethbreynolds) ParthenonJohn Watson, Evergreen Education Group (@KeepingPaceK12)Reporting on the conveninghttp://gettingsmart.com/ 51. Nichole Dobo (@nicholedobo), Hechinger InstituteGetting Smart®, a learning design firm, provides strategic design, growth, learner experience and knowledge design services that turn ideas into impact. Our work supports and builds powerful learning experiences for schools, universities, and impact-oriented companies.
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