The Alliance for Excellent Education is now accepting proposals for an online forum it will host highlighting successful practices in middle and high school education with online/blended learning and technology. The forum will offer an opportunity for policymakers, educators, researchers, advocates, the media, and others to learn about promising practices that prepare all students for college and work. It will feature schools, districts, and states that are effectively using online/blended learning and technology to raise student outcomes.
The Alliance welcomes proposals that include the innovative use of online/blended learning and/or technology to drive or support middle and high school reform that ensures students are college and work ready, including those at school, district, or state levels. Proposals should specify how the highlighted program has increased student achievement, graduation rates, and college- and work-readiness rates. Also of interest are programs that show evidence of increased attendance, decreased discipline problems, improved teaching skills, equitable teacher distribution, and improved leadership and school climate. Quantitative data is best though qualitative data is also useful. Proposals should also explain how the presenter plans to illustrate lessons learned from their work, and should discuss the implementation, sustainability, and scalability of the program, as well as implications for school, district, state, and/or national education policy.
Proposals not focused on secondary level initiatives that promote college and work readiness will not be considered. Submitting a proposal may also lead to additional opportunities to highlight your school, district, or state in other Alliance for Excellent Education efforts. The deadline for submitting proposals is November 1, 2010.
More information on proposal guidelines, requirements, and directions on how to submit a proposal is available at https://all4ed.org/call-for-presenters-digital-learning/.