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CompetencyWorks Blog

Author(s): Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

For all of you who are attending the Virtual Schools Symposium in NOLA next month, there is a great series of workshops on competency education. In addition to the pre-conference workshop, Pathways to Mastery-based, Personalized Student Learning with Susan Patrick, Laura Shubilla and Kim Carter, you can go to the following sessions:

• The Art and Science of Designing Competencies with Kim Carter, Q.E.D. Foundation

• Mastery for the Masses: 4 keys to leveraging mastery based education to improve student outcomes in ANY school with Mary Esselman, Education Achievement Authority

• Using PBL to Meet Multiple Competencies Rose Colby and Andrew Miller

• Learning Maps, Common IDs and the Common Core with Brandt Redd, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

• Personalizing Education for the Planet with Jessica Shabin, Knewton

• Proficiency-based Study: How 150 Teachers Disregard Calendar, Clock, & Curriculum to Develop a Proficiency-based Teaching & Learning Framework with Diane Smith, Business Education Compact

• Implementing a Response to Intervention Program Through Blended Learning and Digital Tools with Amy Bray, VOISE Academy High School

• Standards Based Education with Targeted Online Learning Modules with Ron Mayberry, Internet Academy

Off the Clock: Moving Education from Time to Competency with Rose Colby.

See ya there!