States are increasingly embracing the use of student-centered learning in classrooms. However, outdated federal K–12 education policies pose considerable barriers to the widespread adoption of this approach. In this resource, International Association for K–12 Online Learning (iNACOL) provides recommendations for federal policymakers along eight key issues related to student-centered learning, including (1) redesign assessment around student-centered learning, (2) rethink accountability for continuous improvement of next generation learning models, (3) modernize educator and leadership development, (4) make personalized learning a cross-cutting grant priority, (5) protect student data privacy and security, (6) invest in new learning models research and development, (7) build robust technology infrastructure and improve broadband, and (8) support the development and use of open educational resources. For each issue, iNACOL offers background information on the policy context as well as concrete, actionable steps for pursuing the proposed recommendations.
The iNACOL Federal Policy Frameworks 2015
Association for K–12 Online Learning