By Rob Darrow, Ed.D., Director of Member Services at International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL)

Are you and your district working to figure out the best approach for your RTT-D federal grant application?  You have probably viewed all of the grant documents on the Department of Ed website. You may have watched this webinar from the Alliance for Excellent Education or perhaps some others.

Here is one more opportunity to listen to another perspective that will provide you more information about the role that digital learning can play in a successful application. This webinar is brought to you by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) on Friday, August 31 4-5 pm ET. If you’d like to attend for free, please register here: http://www.inacol.org/events/webinar/special_edition.php.

This webinar will bring together some of the experts in the digital learning space including Susan Patrick, President and CEO of iNACOL, Reg Leichty from Education Counsel, John Bailey from Digital Learning Now!,  Linda Pittenger from the Council of Chief State School Officers, and Andy Calkins from Next Generation Learning Challenges.

The webinar will offer presentations by Mr. Leichty and Mr. Bailey from their respective perspectives and then the panel will be available to answer related questions.

If you’re thinking about applying for this grant, please complete the simple “Intent to Apply” form by August 30 at: http://www2.ed.gov/surveys/intent-rttd.html. iNACOL has put together a quick list of resources that may be helpful in writing your grant application here: http://inacol.wikispaces.com/RTT-D.

At the end of this webinar, you will better understand the grant competition, programmatic goals and understand the role of online and blended learning in the next generation digital learning approaches.  Again if you’re interested in attending the webinar, “Race to the Top District Program (RTT-D): The Essential Role of Digital Learning in a Successful Application” on Friday, August 31 from 4-5 ET, please be sure and register here: http://www.inacol.org/events/webinar/special_edition.php.


Friday, August 31, 4-5pm EST.  – Register here: http://bit.ly/O93AzG

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