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Competency-Based Education Conference: Innovation in Student-Centered Learning

Host: University of New Hampshire

iNACOL President and CEO Susan Patrick will deliver a keynote at the University of New Hampshire Professional Development & Training’s one-day Competency-based Education Conference on February 22, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua, New Hampshire. Her keynote is titled The Future is Now: A National and Global Perspective on Competency-Based Education. The theme of the event is Competency-Based Education: Innovation in Student-Centered Learning.

Competency-based education, an educator-led reform, is taking root in K-12 schools and districts across the country. The concept behind competency-based education is simple: students’ mastery of learning targets is the best measure of learning, not the number of hours spent in a classroom. By redesigning the education system around actual student learning, we will effectively prepare each student for college and a career in an increasingly global and competitive economy. In this presentation, Susan Patrick will highlight global and national trends in K-12 competency-based education. She will describe the design principles of competency-based education, explore new school models that meet students where they are and share a global perspective on how leaders and practitioners are pushing the frontiers of the next generation of teaching and learning. She will also underscore the implications of the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and opportunities for competency-based education and personalized learning within the law.

If you are interested in registering for this event, you can learn more here.