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The Barr Foundation has released an RFP (New England only) Preparing for Post-Secondary Success Through the Wider Learning Ecosystem. An informational webinar and Q&A session is on April 25 3 pm ET. Register Here
Design and Professional Development Opportunities
Professional Development Opportunities
New! iNACOL and CompetencyWorks are sponsoring an introductory webinar on competency-based education An Overview of K-12 Competency-Based Education for Education Leaders and Teachers on April 27, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET. Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis will provide an overview and answer questions about what competency-based education is, why it is important, and how districts are making the transition. Register here.
Micro-credentials and the Future of Professional Learning for Educators sponsored by Center for Collaborative Education on April 26th.
Lindsay Unified School District has released their dates for site visits. This is the best place to bring a team of people to understand a “personalized, performance-based” system can look like. Dates are Friday, April 28, 2017.
Ed Elements is sponsoring the 3rd annual Personalized Learning Summit in San Francisco on May 10-12th.
Students at the Center Research Collaborative Seminar “Owning the Learning: Using Assessment to Personalize Instruction and Bolster Student Agency”, with Dr. Jim Pellegrino is scheduled for Thursday, May 18th at 4 p.m. ET
reDesign is sponsoring a series of trainings: 1) Leading the Way: Competency-Based Learning System Design Part 1 May 17-19 in Cleveland Ohio. 2) Leading the Way: Competency-Based Learning System Design Part 2 (Virtual) May 31, June 7, July 12, August 2, 2017. 3)Competency-based Curriculum Design Part 1 June 27-29 4) Competency-based Curriculum Design Part 2 (Virtual) July 13, 20, 27 and 5) Meeting Students Where They Are on August 16-18 in Philadelphia.
Ron Berger of EL Education will be presenting on Envisioning an Equitable Future through Personalized Learning. This free event will be held at Wheelock College in Brookline, MA on Tuesday, May 23. Register here.
Quality Performance Assessment Summer Institute, July 17 to 20 in Boston.
Competency-based Design Studio sponsored by the New Hampshire Learning Initiative, July 25-27 in Nashua NH. Register here.
New! D51 is hosting the Performance Based Learning Elevate Conference on July 31-Aug 1. Register here.
New! CCE’s first annual Essential Personalized Learning Institute: Pathways to Excellence & Equity will take place from August 8-10, 2017 at the Holiday Inn in Dedham, MA.
iNACOL Symposium is the best place to meet up with competency-based innovators from across the nation. Register here. District 51 in Colorado will be offering a pre-conference workshop if you are interested to learn more about how they are launching their transition to CBE.
Check out the Wiki for previous webinars:
Reaching the Tipping Point: Insights in Advancing CBE in New England with David Ruff and Paul Leather
Understanding Competency Education
What is Competency-Based Education? (CompetencyWorks, 2016)
Chugach School District: A Personalized, Performance-Based System , (CompetencyWorks 2015)
Research Base for Competency Education, Great Schools Partnership
Design and Implementation
Implementing Competency Education in K-12 Systems: Insights from Local Leaders, CompetencyWorks (2015).
Designing New School Models, A Practical Guide, Springpoint (2016)
ESSA and Federal Policy
New! ESSA and Personalized Learning: State by State from KnowledgeWorks
Reaching the Tipping Point: Insights on Advancing Competency Education in New England, CompetencyWorks (2016)
State and Local Policies, Great Schools Partnership
Competency-Based Policies and Pathways: Lessons from Colorado and Illinois, Achieve (2016). Also Infographic on Competency-Based Pathways; Communications Toolkit; and The Role of Learning Progressions in Competency-Based Pathways .
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