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

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


BALTIMORE, MD (November 4, 2014) – Thought leaders from Connections Education, 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 from 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:

  • Administration and Management of Online Programs
    • David Haglund, Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services Santa Ana Unified School District
    • Donna Hutchison, Vice President, State Relations, Connections Education
    • Cindy Carbajal, Manager, Nexus Blended Program Integration, Connections Education
  • Online Learning and Students with Disabilities: Practitioner Perspectives, Research Results and the Legal Landscape
    • Matt Wicks, Vice President, State Relations and Legislative Policy, Connections Education
    • Marjorie Rofel, Senior Director of Student Services, Connections Education
  • 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
  • Serving English Language Learners in Virtual and Blended Environments
    • Tracy Broccolino, Director of Special Education, Connections Education
    • Kimberly Sorlin, ELL Manager, Connections Education
  • Implementing iNACOL Quality Metrics: Lessons Learned from Online Schools and Programs in Michigan
    • Panelist: Mickey Revenaugh, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Connections Education
  • Student Support Service Solutions: Connecting Legal, Policy and Practical Issues in Online and Blended Programs
    • Panelist: Tisha Green Rinker, Director of Counseling Services, Connections Education
    • Panelist: Shana Hollman, Director of Special Education, California Connections Academy
  • 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
  • Motivating and Engaging Students in Online Environment
    • Melissa Nelson, Executive Director, Connections Academy Schools
    • 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
  • iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium Student Panel
    • Student from Capistrano Connections Academy (California), Katriel Cho, 10th grade
  • Global Trends in K-12 Online and Blended Learning: Implications for American Education
    • Panelist: Mickey Revenaugh, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Connections Education
  • Building Successful Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s) in the Online World
    • Sarah Ault, Director, Connections Academy Schools
    • 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, 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.