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CompetencyWorks Blog

Authors: Chris Sturgis

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field


I’m starting to get ready for my first trip to SxSWedu. It’s kind of fun to be a newbie!

Here are some of the highlights of sessions of people in the CompetencyWorks network if you want to connect with colleagues across the nation:

Susan Patrick, Virgel Hammonds, and I are doing a Pop Up Problems of Practice in Competency Ed on Monday 4-6 pm. And yes, there will be dancing if you come a little early!

There is also a Personalized Learning & Competency Ed Meet Up on Wednesday, March 8 at 11:00AM – 12:00PM in Austin Convention Center – Room 18D.

Samantha Sherwood and Ty Cesene are highlighting their approach at Bronx Arena High School Learning in the Arena: Reimagining High School

Patrica DeKlotz (Kettle-Moraine School District) is on a panel on EdTech Research: Who Pays Attention?

Cederick Ellis (McComb School District), Jim Rickabaugh (The Institute for Personalized Learning), Kelly Young, and Trace Pickering (Education Reimagined) are speaking on It’s a Paradigm Shift. So What?

NYC has a number of events. John Duval is speaking on Is Design Thinking Racist? and the Mastery Collaborative team has two events:

Scott Marion (Center for Assessment) is on a panel on Replace Testing with Learning

Jonathan Vander Els (New Hampshire Learning Initiative), Melanie Shivraj (Del Lago Academy), Tony Siddall (Next Generation Learning Challenges), and Adam Carter (Summit Public Schools) are talking about Think Outside the Bubble: Reimagining Assessment

Rebecca Wolfe (JFF), Jennifer Kabaker (Digital Promise), and Andy Calkins (Educause) are speaking on Teachers Are Learners, Too: Next Gen Learning & PD

There is also a session on competency-based education in higher education called Reinventing Higher Ed: Credits to Competencies