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Host: SXSW

Will you be attending SXSWedu on March 6-9, 2017 in Austin, Texas? If so, please join us there to learn about our work. We will be hosting a Personalized Learning & Competency Ed Meet UpStop by and meet other education innovators!

Personalized Learning & Competency Ed Meet Up

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 8 11:00AM – 12:00PM CT
Location: Austin Convention Center – Room 18D

iNACOL is a nonprofit organization working with leaders and educators in next generation, personalized learning models. Our mission is to catalyze the transformation of K-12 education policy and practice to advance powerful, personalized, learner-centered experiences through competency-based, blended and online learning.

iNACOL will also be participating in a session at SXSWedu, and we invite you to join us:

Pop Up Problems of Practice in Competency Ed

Date and Time: Monday, March 6, 4:00-6:00PM CT
Location: Hilton Austin Downtown in Room 408
Presenters: Susan Patrick, iNACOL; Chris Sturgis, MetisNet; Virgel Hammonds, KnowledgeWorks

Join the co-founders of CompetencyWorks and a super-dooper experienced leader in competency-based education for rapid-fire discussions on problems of practice (or policy). Between us, we’ve visited over one hundred schools and districts that have embraced competency-based education. Everyone can be a participant in this session. We’ll start by one of us challenging the other two with a problem of practice. Each speaker gets 2 minutes to unpack the problem and offer a solution. Then all of you in the room can pop up with your perspective and solution. You can challenge also – so bring your problems on. We’ll have a buzzer – so no one speaks more than 2 minutes at a time!