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New Innovation Spotlight Episode – Education Policy and the Learning Sciences with Natalie Truong

October 23, 2019

DeQuendre Bertrand

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, State Policy, Redefine Student Success, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

Education Domain Blog

Five State Policy Recommendations for Governors: Supporting Innovation in Education for the Future Workforce

October 18, 2019

Alexis Chambers, Maria Worthen, Susan Patrick

Issues: State Policy, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments, Create Pilots and Innovation Zones, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments

Competency-Based Education Across America

October 17, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Seven States With Enabling Policies to Support Innovations in K-12 Education to Offer More Personalized Approaches and Competency-Based Systems

October 16, 2019

Alexis Chambers, Maria Worthen

Issues: State Policy, Create Meaningful Qualifications, Fund Innovation, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Support Professional Learning

Education Domain Blog

Getting to the Heart of Equity in Education - Pt. 2

October 16, 2019

Kara Bobroff

Issues: State Policy, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education, Issues in Practice, Lead Change and Innovation, Commit to Equity, Engage Community

Learner Variability in the Classroom through Micro-credentials

October 15, 2019

Wendy Xiao

Issues: Issues in Practice, Support Professional Learning, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Sustaining and Sharing Cultural Heritage at the Tatitlek Community School

October 10, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

Pathways, Pacing, and Agency Are Intertwined

October 8, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency

Bringing Parents Into Competency-Based Schools

October 3, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community

Education Domain Blog

New Innovation Spotlight Episode - Assessments in Student-Centered Learning with Maria Worthen and Alexis Chambers

October 1, 2019

DeQuendre Bertrand

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, Redesign Accountability Systems for Continuous Improvement, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments

Rethinking Grade Levels and Age Groupings at the Whittier Community School

September 30, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Getting to the Heart of Equity in Education

September 27, 2019

Caroline Hill

Issues: Issues in Practice, Commit to Equity, Design for Educational Equity

Conditions for Innovation: The 5 C's

September 24, 2019

Transcend Education

Issues: State Policy, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

What’s New in K-12 Competency-Based Education?

September 17, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Supporting Deeper Learning Through High-Quality Internship Projects

September 12, 2019

Sonn Sam

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Activate Student Agency, Engage Community

Structuring Schools to Enable Deep, Student-Centered Learning in Real-World Settings

September 9, 2019

Sonn Sam

Issues: Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field, Engage Community, Create Enabling Conditions for Competency-Based Education

Education Domain Blog

Bruce Friend Inaugurates iNACOL's New Podcast Series with a Discussion of the iNACOL Symposium

September 9, 2019

DeQuendre Bertrand

Issues: Federal Policy, State Policy, Issues in Practice, How to Get Started, Lead Change and Innovation

Education Domain Blog

Susan Patrick on Five Global Trends in Education

September 6, 2019

Communications Staff

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Modernize HEA, Leverage Career and Technical Education, Support Professional Learning, Modernize and Diversify the Educator-Leader Workforce

Webinar: A Strategic Reflection on the Field of Competency-Based Education

September 4, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: State Policy, Issues in Practice

What Do You Mean When You Say “Student Agency”?

August 29, 2019

Jenny Poon

Issues: Issues in Practice, Activate Student Agency

Education Domain Blog

What the Learning Sciences Are Teaching Us About Learning – Pt. 3

August 29, 2019

Bror Saxberg

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

Education Domain Blog

Reflections on Assessments for Competency-Based Education and Updates to States Piloting the Innovative Assessment Program

August 26, 2019

Alexis Chambers, Natalie Truong

Issues: Federal Policy, Harness Opportunities in ESSA, Create Space to Pilot Systems of Assessments, State Policy, Build Balanced Systems of Assessments

Eastern Carver’s Framework for Lifelong Learning Skills

August 26, 2019

Eliot Levine

Issues: Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction, Learn Lessons from the Field

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