NEWTON, MA | November 17, 2010
EdTech Leaders Online (ETLO), an instructional professional development project of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), has won an award for innovative online learning practice. The award was presented by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) at its annual meeting in Glendale, Arizona.
iNACOL represents a cross-section of K–12 educators from school districts, charter schools, state education agencies, nonprofit organizations, colleges, universities and research institutions, and corporations. The iNACOL Online Learning Innovator Awards recognize innovative learning practices, new research, and individual achievements in the field of online learning.
Barbara Treacy, director of ETLO, was presented with the award for Outstanding/Innovative Online Learning Practice for a Non-Profit or For-Profit Individual or Team. ETLO’s work with the e-Learning for Educators program, a 10-state consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Education through Alabama Public Television, was praised by iNACOL for having “broken the mold” for instructional and professional development planning and delivery. e-Learning for Educators helps states and public television stations work together to provide effective online professional development for K–12 teachers.
“We are grateful for the efforts of all of the pioneers in the field of online and blended learning,” said Susan Patrick, president and CEO of iNACOL. “The innovators recognized today are building new school models in K–12 education, with tremendous promise for transforming education for students.”
Since 2000, ETLO has served K-12 school districts, state departments of education, regional service centers, teacher training institutions, and other educational organizations, enabling them to provide online learning programs for teachers, administrators, and students. ETLO programs include graduate-level training courses for instructors and course designers, and a catalog of online workshops focused on specific subject areas and grade levels. To learn more about ETLO, visit www.edtechleaders.org/.
Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), is a global nonprofit organization that develops, delivers, and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. Visit www.edc.org.