We need your help between now and September 1. Virgel Hammonds, KnowledgeWorks, Susan Patrick, iNACOL and I have submitted a proposal for SxSWedu called Pop Up Problems of Practice in Competency Ed. I’ve become enamored with Problems of Practice as a way to unpack issues so that we better understand the assumptions we hold about how to solve problems and to push our thinking about how to be student-centered in thinking about solutions. So we are going to use a fun, rapid problem of practice approach where a problem is introduced and two of us give a quick analysis and solution and then we ask all the other participants (not audience) to pop up with their ideas as well.
The reason I think this is important is that competency education has not been a major part of the discussions at SxSWedu yet (it’s definitely been on their agenda but could be a lot stronger) and it’s time to engage that network as allies.