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Design and Professional Development Opportunities
Jobs for the Future is hosting Encouraging and Sustaining Competency-Based Learning Environments: Lessons from New Hampshire on Thursday, January 19 from 4-5 ET. Presenters: Eric Toshalis and Paul Leather. Register here.
iNACOL is presenting a special student panel on their Teacher Talk Webinar for Thursday, January 19 from 6-7 ET. Presenters Merrit Jones (Director of Partnerships at Student Voice) and Leah Knight, Chelsea Casarrubias, and Justin Singular (students) will talk about the importance of illuminating student voice in the learning process. Register here.
New! iNACOL is hosting Leadership for Learning: What is Leadership’s Role in Supporting Success for Every Student? Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 2 ET. Presenters include: Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, National Center for Innovation for Education; Linda Pittenger, Chief Operating Officer, National Center for Innovation for Education and Jim Rickabaugh, Senior Advisor, The Institute for Personalized Learning. Register here.
Professional Development Opportunities
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, February 17, 2017, Friday, April 28, 2017.
Redesigning for Student Success: Student-Centered Secondary Schools Showcase sponsored by EdExcellence, Group Center for Secondary School Redesign, and New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Topics will include: Project-Based Learning; Authentic Assessment; and Student Voice & Choice. February 15-17, 2017, San Diego, CA. Registration information here.
SxSWEDU March 6-9 in Austin. Virgel Hammonds, Susan Patrick and Chris Sturgis hosting a session Pop-Up Problems of Practice on CBE.
New England Secondary Schools Consortium, Monday + Tuesday, March 27 & 28, 2017 in Hartford CT.
iNACOL Symposium is the best place to meet up with competency-based innovators from across the nation. October 15-17 2017 in Charlotte.
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
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
Laying the Foundation for Competency Education: A Policy Guide for the Next Generation Educator Workforce by iNACOL and KnowledgeWorks Foundation
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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