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Apex Learning Launches Blended Learning Conference Series

Professional development events offer a forum for educators to examine innovative ways to increase student achievement through blended learning

SEATTLE, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apex Learning, the leading provider of blended and virtual learning solutions to the nation's schools, launched its Blended Learning Conference series on Feb. 5. The professional development events will continue throughout the spring. 

Featuring keynote speaker Jon Bergmann, one of the pioneers of the Flipped Classroom Movement, the conference offers educators an opportunity to discover innovative ways to personalize learning for all students and best practices for effective blended learning.

Topics for breakout sessions range from teachers exploring how to implement blended learning in the classroom to raise student achievement to district administrators discussing how to manage these programs.  Peer presentations focus on overcoming challenges, discussing successes and the future direction for blended learning.  There is also an opportunity to learn the basics of blended learning for those who are new to the approach.

"This conference series provides an excellent opportunity for education professionals to collaborate and ensure their blended programs are successful," said Cynthia Rogan, Apex Learning VP.  

The Blended Learning Conference schedule is as follows:

  • February 13, 2014 — Irving, TX  
  • February 27, 2014 — Bethesda, MD 
  • March 13, 2014Chicago, IL  
  • March 27, 2014 — Charleston, SC  
  • June 19, 2014Seattle, WA 

For more information about a conference near you, please visit: http://www.apexlearning.com/Company/events.  Attendees will receive confirmation of participation, which may be used for CEU certification where applicable. Sessions align to the iNACOL Standards for Quality Online Teaching.

About Apex Learning
Nearly two decades ago Apex Learning emerged as a leader in digital learning for secondary education, developing online Advanced Placement courses to provide students who would otherwise not have access the opportunity to take rigorous, college-level courses. Recognizing the challenges schools face in meeting the needs of every student – from those struggling to stay on track for graduation to those capable of accelerating their learning – the company continues to develop innovative, digital learning solutions to support teachers and provide every student with the opportunity to excel beyond his or her expectations.

Today Apex Learning offers a comprehensive catalog of rigorous, standards-based online courses that meet high school graduation requirements. Apex Learning comprehensive courses are used by schools nationwide for both initial credit and credit recovery. The company's latest digital learning solution —Tutorials — are a key component of effective blended learning, providing classroom teachers with the critical resources they need to meet the needs of all students including preparation for high stakes assessments, targeted intervention and just-in-time remediation and enhanced instruction for all students.

Apex Learning, headquartered in Seattle, is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission and its courses are approved for National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility. For more information, visit www.apexlearning.com or call 1.800.453.1454.

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