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iNACOL Publishes Issue Brief on State Strategies to Develop Teacher Capacity for Personalized, Competency-Based Learning

Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2018) — Today, iNACOL published a new policy issue brief titled, State Strategies to Develop Teacher Capacity for Personalized, Competency-Based Learning.    

The iNACOL issue brief shares state policy recommendations and action steps for policymakers who are supporting the redesign of educator workforce systems to enable educators to build the skills, competencies and knowledge needed to thrive in modern, student-centered learning environments.

By modernizing educator preparation and development systems, policymakers will support transformation at scale toward education systems that prepare every student for success in higher education, the modern workforce and as citizens.

Transforming K-12 education systems to student-centered learning requires building teacher capacity for personalized, competency-based education.

This issue brief highlights four strategies for states and school districts to transform educator workforce systems to prepare teachers with the skills they need for student-centered learning:

  1. Identifying clear, specific educator competencies for personalized, competency-based learning environments;
  2. Creating multiple, high-quality pathways to educator credentials and development;
  3. Developing educator professional judgment for student-centered learning; and
  4. Building assessment literacy.

Susan Patrick, iNACOL President and CEO, said, “Opportunities exist to modernize educator preparation and development systems to build capacity for teachers to personalize instruction for each and every student’s needs in redesigned learning environments. Educators are leading new designs for students to learn the knowledge and skills for future success and move beyond one-size-fits-all classrooms.”

Download a full copy of this issue brief, State Strategies to Develop Teacher Capacity for Personalized, Competency-Based Learning, and access other iNACOL issue briefs:


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