Take a peek at the strand on competency education at iNACOL’s Blended and Online Symposium coming up November 4–7. And for all of you going – let’s do a quick meet up on November 4th at the President’s Reception at 6-6:30 p.m. next to Booth 510 (it’s the “Activate Instruction” booth, the SIS/LMS developed by Summit Schools).
Here is a look at some of the highlights of the competency education strand of sessions:
Pre-Conference Workshop Getting Started and Scaling Competency Education with Ellen Hume-Howard, Curriculum Director at Sanborn Regional School District (SRSD); Jonathon VanderEls, Principal, Memorial Elementary, SRSD; Brian Griffin, Principal, Lincoln School (K-8), Lindsay Unified School District (LUSD); and Rebecca Midles, Performance Based System Specialist, LUSD.
The Competency Education Toolkit for Curriculum, Assessment, Instruction, and Grading led by Rose Colby, competency education consultant extraordinaire.
Kentucky’s State Policy & Districts of Innovation, with David Cook, Kentucky Department of Education.
Roadmap to Competency-Based Systems: How Well Are You Leveraging Next Gen Technologies? with Jennifer Davis Poon and Beth Colby from CCSSO and Thomas Gaffey from Building 21.
Igniting Learning: A Radical Approach to Designing A Competency Based Learning System led by Kim Carter, QED Foundation and founder of Making Community Connections Charter School and Elizabeth Cardine, QED Foundation.
Technical Assistance Providers: Findings from Convening on Blended and Competency-based Learning will be an open conversion on how we can advance schools that are designed around blended, personalized, and competency-based education. Panelists include Jane Bryson, Education Elements; Alison Hramiec, Boston Day and Evening Academy; and Julia Freeland, Christensen Institute.
Aligning Student-based Competency Outcomes, Assessment and Instruction led by Nancy Cruse, Diploma Plus.
Sanborn Regional School District: How to Support a K-12 Competency-Based Grading & Reporting System with Brian Stack, Principal, Sanborn Regional High School; Jonathon VanderEls, Principal, Memorial Elementary, SRSD; and Rose Colby.
Building Competency to Scale the Design of Breakthrough Learning Models with Todd Kern, 2 Revolutions and Margaret Angell, CityBridge Foundation.
Building Competency-Based Instructional Components as Part of an Online Professional Learning Community with Esther Lee and Anushka Paul, Northeast Comprehensive Center.
Making Assessment a Positive Learning Experience for Students with Nancy Cruse, Diploma Plus.
Building a Culture for Competency Based Schools led by Kevin Erickson, Kettle Moraine School District.
Reflections on Designing New Competency-Based High Schools with JoEllen Lynch and Anna Hall, Springpoint Schools; and Grace Cannon, School District of Philadelphia.
Linking Blended Learning with Competency Education is a discussion led by Joe DiMartino and Jay Midwood, Center for Secondary School Redesign; Rose Colby; and Dana Borrelli-Murray, Highlander Institute.
Personalizing on the Prairie with Jason Ellingson, Collins-Maxwell CSD.
History, Definitions, and Implications for Today’s Competency Education Movement with Aubrey Scheopner Torre, Education Development Center; Rebecca E. Wolfe, Jobs for the Future; and Tori Cirks, College and Career Readiness and Success Center/American Institutes for Research.
Professional Development for Personalized Learning with Jason Ellingson, Collins-Maxwell CSD.
Exploring the Promise of Competency-based Digital Badges with Bernard Bull, Concordia University Wisconsin.