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Initiative Grantee Date Amount City State
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity International Association for K-12 Online Learning

 International Association for K-12 Online Learning 

The mission of iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. iNACOLS envisions a world where all people are empowered to attain the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to achieve success, contribute to their communities and advance society. 
 

Grant Description  

This is an exit grant for support for the CompetencyWorks project of iNACOL. 

10/8/2019 $200,000 Vienna VA
Build Public Understanding & Demand International Association for K-12 Online Learning

International Association for K-12 Online Learning 

The mission of iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. iNACOLS envisions a world where all people are empowered to attain the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to achieve success, contribute to their communities and advance society. 
 

Grant Description 

This grant is to support iNACOL in creating a video about their organizational rebrand - to move from a focus on online learning to a focus on equity and systems change. 

8/16/2019 $8,625 Vienna VA
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity International Association for K-12 Online Learning

International Association for K-12 Online Learning 

The mission of iNACOL is to drive the transformation of education systems and accelerate the advancement of breakthrough policies and practices to ensure high-quality learning for all. 
 

Grant Description  

The CompetencyWorks project has established several overarching goals to support acceleration of competency-based models: Transfer knowledge and information on competency-based models through a blog, expansion of the competency-based wiki to include new resources and links, and annually authoring papers on issues emerging in the field; Build knowledge on challenging and emerging policy and implementation issues through site visits, interviews, and virtual working groups of leading innovators and thought partners to amplify issues and bring more high-profile advocacy groups to focus on the importance of competency education issues; Establish a growing network of people interested and participating in competency-based learning. 

11/20/2018 $200,000 Vienna VA
Build Educator Ownership, Leadership and Capacity International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focused on research; developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access; developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education; and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, district and state leaders for new learning models.

Project Description 
This grant will support CompetencyWorks to support acceleration of competency-based models by sharing knowledge and information on competency-based models, emerging policy and implementation issues, and establishing a growing network of people interested and participating in competency-based learning. 
 
11/6/2017 $200,000 Vienna VA
Develop Effective Systems Designs KnowledgeWorks Foundation
KnowledgeWorks Foundation
By offering a portfolio of innovative education approaches and advancing aligned policies, KnowledgeWorks seeks to activate and develop the capacity of communities and educators to build and sustain vibrant learning ecosystems that allow each student to thrive.

Project Description 
This grant is to support a partnership between KnowledgeWorks and iNACOL to develop a baseline index of the New England states on their policy and resource commitments for student-centered learning and college & career readiness for all.
 
7/12/2017 $150,000 Cincinnati OH
Develop Effective Systems Designs International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focused on research; developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access; developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education; and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, district and state leaders for new learning models.

Project Description 
This continuation grant to iNACOL will support the CompetencyWorks project, which aims to: continue building national knowledge sharing on competency education, increase access to competency education information, strengthen competency education networks, and promote diversity in the growing field of competency education.
11/3/2016 $211,555 Vienna VA
Build Quality and Rigor of Student-Centered Practices International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focused on research; developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access; developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education; and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, district and state leaders for new learning models.

Project Description 
This grant will support a National Summit on Competency-Based Education in June 2017, where diverse experts in the education field will come together to move competency-based education through the next generation of ideas and actionable outcomes.
10/18/2016 $300,000 Vienna VA
Develop Effective Systems Designs International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focused on research; developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access; developing quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education; and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, district and state leaders for new learning models.

Project Description
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), in partnership with MetisNet, supports CompetencyWorks in an effort to deepen and broaden work in the education field on competency-based education that is hosted at http://www.competencyworks.org/. Funded by the Foundation since 2012, CompetencyWorks is an online resource that provides information and knowledge about competency-based education through a website, a blog filled with practitioner knowledge and policy advancement, and a wiki to make it easy to get examples of materials.
12/11/2015 $188,445 Vienna VA
Research & Development International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure that all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. iNACOL is a non-profit organization focused on research; developing policy for student-centered education to ensure equity and access; deeloping quality standards for emerging learning models using online, blended, and competency-based education; and supporting the ongoing professional development of classroom, school, district and state leaders for new learning models.

Project Description
This grant will support iNACOL in the development of an integrated learning system that provides a platform for a school's learning environment by enabling the management, delivery and tracking of student-centered learning and includes robust reporting and analytics capabilities.

12/17/2014 $125,00.00 Vienna VA
State-Level Systems Change International Association for K-12 Online Learning
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
The mission of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) is to ensure all students have access to a world-class education and quality blended and online learning opportunities that prepare them for a lifetime of success. 

Project Description
CompetencyWorks (or CW) is a project of the International Association for K12 Online Learning founded and operated in partnership with MetisNet. CompetencyWorks includes a blog, wiki, and other resources focused on competency-based education. 
10/22/2014 $150,000 Vienna VA