Connections Education, Virtual Education Provider, Featured at International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) Conference

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Educators and Students from Connections-supported Schools Share Online and Blended Learning Expertise at International e-learning Symposium

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Thought leaders from Connections Education (http://www.ConnectionsEducation.com), a provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades K–12, will be prominently featured at a leading international blended and online learning conference.

Educators and students from Connections-supported schools nationwide will share their e-learning expertise at the 2014 Blended and Online Learning Symposium hosted by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL). From November 4-7, the Symposium will bring together more than 2,500 educational experts and representatives from national, state, district, private, and other online education programs to explore next generation learning in K-12 education across the United States and around the world. iNACOL’s annual conference is the industry’s leading event for K-12 online, blended and competency-based learning and gathers experts, leading practitioners and educators, policymakers, researchers and innovators from throughout the field.

Connections Education will participate in the following presentations:

Tuesday, November 4th
8:00-11:00 AM
Administration and Management of Online Programs

David Haglund
Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services
Santa Ana Unified School District

Donna Hutchison
Vice President of State Relations
Connections Education

Tuesday, November 4th
8:00-11:00 AM
Online Learning and Students with Disabilities: Practitioner Perspectives, Research Results and the Legal Landscape

Matt Wicks
Vice President of State Relations and Legislative Policy
Connections Education

Marjorie Rofel
Senior Director of Student Services
Connections Education

Wednesday, November 5th
9:45-10:45 AM
Who’s Here? What Attendance Means in Online and Blended Schools

Charles Carver
Principal
Nexus Academy of Lansing

Sean Steeg
Director of Connexus Management
Connections Education

Wednesday, November 5th
9:45 AM–12:00 noon
Serving English Language Learners (ELL) in Virtual and Blended Environments

Tracy Broccolino
Director of Special Education
Connections Education

Kimberly Sorlin
English Language Learners (ELL) Manager
Connections Education

Wednesday, November 5th
9:45–10:45 AM
Implementing iNACOL Quality Metrics: Lessons Learned from Online Schools and Programs in Michigan

Panelist:
Mickey Revenaugh
Executive Vice President and Co-Founder
Connections Education

Wednesday, November 5th
11:00 AM–12:00 noon
Student Support Service Solutions: Connecting Legal, Policy and Practical Issues in Online and Blended Programs

Panelists:
Tisha Green Rinker
Director of Counseling Services
Connections Education

Shana Hollman
Director of Special Education,
California Connections Academy

Wednesday, November 5th
4:30–5:30 PM
Why Thurgood Marshall College Fund Is Building Blended Lab Schools

Mickey Revenaugh
Executive Vice President and Co-Founder
Connections Education

Juontonio K. Pinckney
Vice President and Superintendent, K-12 Initiatives
Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Thursday, November 6th
11:30 AM–12:30 PM
Motivating and Engaging Students in Online Environment

Melissa Nelson
Executive Director of Connections Academy Schools
Connections Education

Jordan Brooks
Secondary Teacher
Nexus Academy of Royal Oak

Kyle Luft
Elementary Teacher
Michigan Connections Academy

Melissa Gregory
Secondary Teacher
Oklahoma Connections Academy

Sabine Claster
Special Education Teacher
Georgia Connections Academy

Thursday, November 6th
12:30–1:45 PM
iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium Student Panel

Student from Capistrano Connections Academy (California):
Katriel Cho, 10th grade

Thursday, November 6th
2:00–3:00 PM
Global Trends in K-12 Online and Blended Learning: Implications for American Education

Panelist:
Mickey Revenaugh
Executive Vice President and Co-Founder
Connections Education

Thursday, November 6th
3:45–4:45 PM
Building Successful Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) in the Online World

Sarah Ault
Director of Connections Academy Schools
Connections Education

Melissa Gould
Principal
MTS Minnesota Connections Academy

Candyce Farthing
Executive Director
Oregon Connections Academy

Sean Cotherman
Assistant Principal
MTS Minnesota Connections Academy

Laura Howard
Senior Manager of Assessment
Oregon Connections Academy

Gareth Pooleon
Lead Principal
Oregon Connections Academy

Dan Vasen
Assistant Principal
Oregon Connections Academy

About Connections Education
Connections Education is a leading provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades K–12. Since 2001, the company’s Connections Academy has delivered individualized learning to students through tuition-free virtual public schools. In the 2014–2015 school year, Connections Academy supports 29 virtual public schools in 25 states—serving more than 60,000 students. Connections Education offers a fully online private school for students worldwide and delivers blended (combination of online and on-site) learning in select states via tuition-free, public, Nexus Academy schools. The Connections Learning by Pearson division meets the needs of schools, school districts, and other institutions with a full range of digital learning solutions for grades K–12 including: online courses, a program for homebound students, a digital learning platform, and private and public online schools. Connections Education is based in Baltimore, Maryland and was named a 2013 “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun and a 2013 “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Connections Education is part of the global learning company Pearson.

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